Last week, in our Toyark Discussion of the Week, we asked your opinions on wrestlign toys. did you think that wrestling toys are becoming a tired, played out genre or were they simply poised for a comeback? Here’s some of what our members had to say…
“No offense to any Wrestling fans or collectors, but I hope they are on the downswing. There is just too many different kind of product out there, in my opinion. It makes it hard for stores to stock new stuff when there are so much older toys that still peg warm. Wrestling figures have always been peg-warmers for the most part, in my nearly 3 years of being with TRU.“
“I’d have to say yes I mean their all the same how many figures of triple h or hulk hogan can someone want…personally I’m not a big wrestling fan so no disrespect but whats the appeal of the figures? And it is true that when you go to toys r us they always have at least a bulk of an isle’s side devoted to these figures but haven’t you notice that their always packed kinda looks like they don’t sell to heavy compared to other series that at times empty out like iron man, star wars, and transformers.“
“While I admittedly only buy a few of the BnB guys for customizing or uniqueness (Sarge, RRP, etc…) I do think that Wrestling has had too large a prescence in the toy aisles for too long, and that foot print could be better utilized to showcase another property, or better give it to other long running but more popular name (*ahem* GI Joe, Marvel *ahem*). I think it’s a bit sad when stores hop on the hype train (whatever the newest “it” thing is from Japan) and let other evergreen properties stagnate. I’m looking at *YOU* WalMart.“
Thanks to all who participated. This weeks discussion will be up very soon.