« on: November 22, 2003, 11:26 AM »
In my area, these lines sell well:
Star Wars: Lot's of collectors around here. The only stuff that ever hangs around are leftovers from last year.
Marvel Legends: There are a lot of fans of this line here. Word is that wave 5 showed up, and you woulnd't know is since the collectors around here have been choming at the bit for it.
Muppets: Sure, they don't have a presence at TRU anymore, but they don't hang around Target or various other chains for very long.
Lord Of The Rings: With the exception of some items that shipped late in the TTT run, and the first assortment of ROTK, this line sells VERY well. It's tough to find some things even when they're current.
Simpsons: There's a diminished interest in the Simpsons lately, but just try getting some of their exclusives, or a basic figure assortment when it's fresh out of the cases. They're gone before you know it.
MOTU: These were REALLY hot when they initially came out. They've cooled off some, I imagine because of the case assortment, but they still move.
Beyblades: I had no idea there was such an interest in these! It's crazy to see people after them in the toy aisles!
Transformers: According to some of my industry sources, Transformers are probably THE hottest toy line going! The sales numbers are incredible!
Sports Picks: Can you say hot? Or perhaps HOT?!?! The NFL line is SCORCHING HOT, and the other lines trail behind. NHL is hot in Canada beyond belief, to the point where I've heard numerous anecdotes of fistfights in toy aisles. McFarlane has a goldmine here.
McFarlane Matrix: Sure, their case assortments stink. They've packed too many Neo's into the first assortments cases. Now, they're just as hot. When I hear word that the new assortment has shown up, all I find are empty cases. And the hunt for the Virus Twins in series one was an unenviable one.
These are the lines that just sell unbelievably well in the NY area. And let me tell you, we've got a PLETHORA of collectors and dealers in this area.