27 October 2016

Our 28th Anniversary Sale is coming up this weekend. Only 3 months late which is actually pretty good for me. One of them took several years. I think we actually had several other anniversary sales before the one we were supposed to have. We did do it eventually though…. Anyway, this Saturday and Sunday only at the Division location its a sale!

If you are a Subscriber, you should have gotten or will be getting a post card in the mail with all the details in the next day or so. If not we will have signs all over the store Saturday morning telling you the details.

Christmas is quickly approaching and the mall is bulking up rather quickly – its a good time to start shopping before the actual chaos of Christmas shopping starts.
If you collect PoP! Funko figures, this week we received a shipment of PX exclusive Batman/Dark Knight in armor! We only have 30 split between the shops so…..

The Division store is going to start bulking up on their toy section this week. We will be taking some of each shipment that comes into the mall store so it will be a steady stream of new cool stuff! The new stuff should go well with all the new statues and other assorted neat stuff that has been showing up.

Halloween is already here! The mall stores will both be handing out candy starting at 6:00 and running to 8:00 or until we run out. Its a nice climate controlled enviroment for you and your younger kids. There are probably about a million kids running through the place store to store but its a nice painless way to keep out of the possible rain on Monday. -Craig!

19 October 2016

The Shadle Hastings is closing today (Tuesday).  The Valley and South Hill locations are going to stick around for another week or two until most of the stuff is gone.

I picked up the rest of their wall book cases which puts us somewhere around 30 which will give us a ton of them for the new Northtown locations.  Probably too many but

its always better than not enough and have to make do with something that looks like crap.

I will be going in today and see if there are any little things I missed.  Hopefully not as our storage problem is getting worse and worse….

We are going to have our late anniversary sale on the 29 and 30th of this month.  There, its in print and its going to happen.  I was trying for the week prior but we had

huge problems with merging dbf files, printers and paper.  Nothing was cooperating and I ran out of time.  Most if not all of those problems should be remedied this week.  If not, the sale goes on anyway and I will blast it out on Facebook and our website.  Both are inefficient since we rely on other peoples algorithm’s but we will make do if necessary.

Anyway a short one again this week as I have to get this in print for the first arrivals on Wednesday morning and that is right….about…..now…..                                                  -Craig!


11 October 2016

Books will be 1 day late this week! Again! They should be on the stands by 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. FedEx Freight did not pick our stuff up until Saturday for some reason which throws us a day behind. Diamond, our distributor, is giving us free freight for two weeks which is nice but the books on time would be better…. Diamond is trying to figure out what is going on as they said one is an anomoly but two is a pattern and is worrysome. Hopefully its all fixed this week and everything is back to normal just in time for the snow to disrupt it all again! Anyway, books will be avaiable on the stands by about 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

Its only 11 Saturdays until Christmas. Black Friday is only 7 away. Time flies way too quick. Of course that means that spring is just around the corner which will be nice.

Sorry for skipping the post last week but I wanted to wait until some paperwork came through and it looks like it has.   The big news I was talking about for the past couple of weeks looks to be the Northtown mall building us a brand new bright and shiny store. There is a major national retailer taking over the entire side of the mall where we are currently located so the power that be have offered to combine two other stores on the same floor into one new mega store with all glass front and lots of light! The square footage of the new store is nearly identical to our current location with the exception of the backrooms being smaller. The only change people will notice is how much cooler the new store is! We will also have an exit to the parking area which will we get to use for our midnight releases and tournaments which will not require people to walk through the empty mall at night. Overall its going to be a really great new store. We are scheduled to open March 1st of next year and should not be closed more than 2 days while we move. Hopefully we will only have to close 1 day but that might be overly optimistic.

I have some ideas that might make a quick move a reality though and thats one of the reasons that I have been buying so many of Hastings fixtures. We will see how well it all works out.

The new mall location will also have a bit of a different product mix and that is something I am working on right now. All the same great stuff we are selling now plus more! More is good and its a product direction we really havent explored before so we will see if it works.

Steven nearly has the Division store graphic novels back in order! There are still a few sections to do but its looking really good and is much more shopable and easier to find stuff which is kinda the whole point of this exercise.