Ozzie Bilotta has been a preservationist his entire life. His passion for collecting began in 1986 with the fascination of various whimsical items at an antiques show in a Ft. Lauderdale mall. He has since been an avid collector of an eclectic mix of vintage toys, rare tin robots, scarce arcade machines, unique 1950s sci-fi rocket rides, full-size robots, iconic movie posters, custom creations, and much more. Over the past 36 years, Bilotta has secured an exceptional reputation, respect, and recognition in the vintage toy and arcade arenas. He has been featured in various collector magazines and websites, including AntiqueTrader.com, Antiquetradegazette.com, Antique Toy World, Constructor Quarterly, etc.
Borne from the desire to preserve and share the history and culture of a by-gone era, the Bilotta Collection offers enthusiasts the unique, novel experience of this world-class assortment of collectibles, and collectors’ access to high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces. Bilotta is committed to providing the rarest and most valuable items in a state-of-the-art boutique setting for an experience like no other.
The Bilotta Collection is a family affair. Established in 1997, Kristine Bilotta, Ozzie’s wife, owned and operated ozziesrobots.net – the precursor to the Bilotta Collection – until 2011. Ozziesrobots.net was a Sotheby’s founding member site, and the first website to feature ultra, high-end rare toys. With nearly 4 million views and counting, many collectors still revere ozziesrobots.net as a reference site. The site also provided toys for both movies and television shows.
Andrew Bilotta, Ozzie’s son and a history major who graduated cum laude from North Carolina State, will be managing customer relations and curating for the Bilotta Collection.