Open Your Toys Cast – Episode 120 Show Notes

  1. Introduction

  2. Con News

  3. Toy News

  4. 3rd Party

  5. Store Report

  6. Online

  7. What We Got

    • Roger
    • Vern
    • Slick
  8. Listener Feedback and Questions

    • Lotus’ Ultimetal Review
    • Kevin – I worked at TRU, the Hasbro rep comes by at least once a month. She was there maybe an hour. Easy to miss unless you work there and are present almost every day. her job was more to make sure their products looked good on the shelf and that the store was honoring placement agreements, not to take inventory or cataloge what specific things in any given line were selling. Most major stores do track individual figure sales. They do provide this data to Hasbro. They also track what you buy with those figures. The value of a toy line is not just its sales, but the additional sales it generates. Case packs are determined in pre-production. The case packs for all Rogue One waves would have been set before even Hasbro had seen the movie and before the first wave hit retail. Impossible for them to know what will be a peg warmer. See Krennic, it wasn’t a dumb call to think the main villain would be a big seller just because he ended up sitting.
    • Jeremy – Do you sell toys you are tired of or jut don’t have room for or just box them and put in storage for a rainy day?
  9. Grab Bag

  10. Peace