MN Toy Posse Presents: Execute Order 66 Swap!
The August show had a larger room, which meant more dealers (66 tables vs 40 tables last month). Tables were setup on all the walls with two sets of tables in a row in the middle. Turnout was incredibly good, once again, thanks to the free entry and word-of-mouth advertisements among its growing Facebook members (a private group). The tiny parking lot at Knights of Columbus was full most of the time, so you had to park nearby at HOM Furniture’s lot.
As for the dealers, as usual, some had “thrift store” vibe (some didn’t bother putting prices on their toys!), while some were seasoned pros.
Popular toys at the show were Marvel: Legends toyline (Build-A-Figure), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars (of course), Masters of the Universe, and Transformers. Between all the toys, plus some comic books, movies/Blurays, they had anything you could really want.
If you’re looking for cheap figures, there were plenty of loose figures in bins or in “baggies”. Loose figures often don’t include accessories, but on the other hand, they were fairly price at $5 (or lower).
Tips for dealers: Please clearly mark prices on your toys (preferably in large font size). Organize your toys (DC in one bin, Marvel in another, Transformers in another, etc.) Be available to sell your toys (it’s not uncommon for these dealers to just leave their tables unattended or bring in more stuff from their car).
Tips for buyers: Bring cash, not every dealer will accept card payments. There is an ATM in the room, but there is a processing fee if you’re out of banking network. Dealers will often give discounts if you buy multiple items or large dollar amount, so it wouldn’t hurt to ask for $5 or $10 off (although, personally speaking, I don’t really like to haggle).
If you were thinking about selling at the MN Toy Posse September’s show, it’s probably best to reserve your table today. Even at a higher dealer table price ($30 per table or $50 for two tables - more expensive than last month’s $20 table), they still manage to sell out pretty quickly.
Anyway, it looks like another successful Minnesota Toy Posse show. They haven’t announced a location or date for the September show, but a good guess would probably be on Sunday, September 30th.
MN Toy Posse Presents: Execute Order 66 Swap! at Knights of Columbus, Bloomington (26 Aug 2018)