Maybe this is just a local phenomena, but in the last five years or so I would guesstimate 75% of the brick-n-mortar hobby shops have suddenly closed their doors. More specifically, shops that sold things like plastic glue-together model kits (cars/planes/ships), radio controlled planes & cars, model trains and model rocketry. Disclaimer: I still build the occasional model and own an R.C. stadium racer truck! (would have bought an R.C. car but those get stuck too easily out in the forests I camp & hike in) I know video games are popular but have those really taken over as the activity of choice for boys and teenaged guys? There is so much else out there to do, so I worry that kids are missing out on some enriching (shh - don't let them hear you say that out loud ) and/or just plain fun activities, especially ones that take place outside. Thoughts?