We had a bit of drama this week, overselling the Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper by about 300%. I have more on the way and will be able to fill those orders, but it got me thinking. For future waves, I will put out a call for preorders to get a better idea of how many cases to order, so I can try to have enough stock to supply my customers. The trick will be, as is the case with the Stormtrooper, that the other figures don’t sell as quickly, so it is a balancing act to try to have the figures that folks want while not getting flooded with the ones that they don’t. I have a feeling, looking at the info from this week’s Toy Fair, that there will be more similarly hot figures coming up, including Darth Vader and a Biker Scout with Speeder Bike.
So, here’s what I’m thinking. Once the case assortments for upcoming waves are revealed, I will put out a call on MultiverseTradingCo.com, Facebook, and Twitter, asking people to let me know if they are interested in locking in an order on any of the figures in that wave. That will help me know how many to order to try to meet demand. I can’t promise I will, but I’ll do what I can.