The other day Funko announced ANOTHER line of small cutesy boxed figures to sell - Pint Sized Heroes...http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new- ... -and-more/
These on top of their other brands in the category - the regular blind boxes, Dorbes, and probably the 3 or 4 others I am forgetting.
Not forgetting all of the lines of assorted plushes they release on top of all of that. The ARMIES of pop figures popping up EVERYWHERE!
Funko, Titan Merchandise, and other companies are pumping out these nostalgia/retro/pop culture collectibles at such a fever pace.
But is there a market and buyers for all of these? Are they not in danger or afraid of over-saturating the market?
I ask this because I live in a town with a closing Hastings. My store seems to be selling off everything at a pretty good pace...
EXCEPT for what is on the action figure, blind box, and pop figures aisles. They look as if they have never been went through or touched!! The store still seems to have a full stock of collectibles. Walls and walls of pops!! ITS LIKE THEY WON'T DIE!!! And the pop figures have been on some sort of sale non-stop this whole year!
Granted, everyone might just be thinking the exact same thing I am and waiting till it gets closer to 40-50% off.
Or is the stuff too overpriced for people to make impulse buys of these anymore?
Are companies overestimating the demand for these things?
Or am I just getting old and seeing the piles and piles of junk that will be adorning Goodwill in a few years?
There is SO MUCH. How is it selling? How is it selling so well that companies can keep slamming this stuff out?