To say that the Columbus Toy Show was bad for me would be an understatement. I barely moved anything and what I did sell was because I had to really discount it.
Giga on the other hand (pic above) kicked major ass. His old Pokemon toys were super hot, as well as his Teen Titans and other stuff.
I mean he totally rocked.
I'd say he had 10 buying customers for ever 1 who showed interest in my Transformers stuff.
There was just barely any interest in TFs period. There were a few other dealers but most of them had the usual old G1 stuff either in 1) excellent shape with boxes, 2) in mediocre shape missing tons of stuff, or 3) in $1 bins.
I seemed to be the only one with with more or less Hasbro stuff from the past few lines.
I did meet one seller, Will, a local Cowtowner, who I snagged a Car Robots Baldigus off of and a few of the missing Takara PVCs I needed. His friend (whose name escapes me) had some really interesting Takara super deformed PVCs that I'd never seen. Had much fine conversation with them and a many other people I met which really made the show worthwhile. We'll probably run into him in 2 weeks at Botcon.
Overall, it was a fun show and a learning experience. I know what I need to do for the next show in April. I know I probably won't sell too much TF stuff, but really, as long as I don't buy anything, and as long as I can at least sell $40 (table rate) I break even.
Anyway, I'm dead tired.
I'll post later what I bought and I've got some really stupid video to edit and post when I find the time.