MHA Exclusive at Hot Topic!
In case you hadn't heard the word is Hot Topic has a dedicated My Hero Academia packout! Complete with an exclusive character (exclusive tool in very low numbers), and exclusive treatments, including C28, rare chase finds, collector cards, and other goodies! How rare is rare? Well, toy manufacturing is set up for mass production, what TLS does is the exact opposite, like dedicating a single tool with standard minimum order quantities hovering around 30k units….so, what do we do? We make a handful of units (in multiples well below MOQ criteria)! How rare is this style of product construction in an industry selling to retailers that have multiple locations, and with the products maintaining a sub $15.00 price point? Extremely rare, like unicorn rare, like no Company in their right mind would do such things rare! And they don’t! But TLS does. When you pick up an All Might True Form know that what you have is extremely rare in an industry that wouldn't dare do such things. Anyone watch the “Toys That Made Us”? Remember the He-Man episode? The reason Battle Cat is so big is because the Mattel financing team forced the toy development team to scour the bins for existing tools if they wanted a “cat”? Because that’s what sane toy companies do! We are clearly insane! We make specialized, and custom tooling for just about every single release, and none more custom than an extremely limited edition “one-and-done” tool, like All Might True Form. These figures should retail for hundreds of dollars, not $14.00! They have more in common with boutique, designer toy runs than mass-produced pop culture swag. I think this part gets missed among the shuffle to find C28’s, the rare chase nuggets, and blacked out windows – what TLS does is remarkable in the sense it’s all extremely rare, it’s all very complex, we hardly re-use any tooling components, we have a ton of paint, and sculpt detail in our figures, plus nearly 2,000 unique collector cards in circulation! What other form is remotely anything like this? We shouldn’t have to battle the cheap gimmicks, lame tchotchkes, inflated, and manufactured hype…Action Vinyls are the best, limited edition, affordable, imaginative toy box experience, with the widest character selection, skinned with nearly 2,000 characters, turning the Action Figure industry on it’s ear. Maybe I’m biased because I own the Company, be geez louise, what goes into making even a single character is enormous, and knowing the complexities, and costs to build an exclusive packout, it’s headspining! More rare, than anything that it sits next to on shelf, for the most part always better quality, and it’s freaking posable! And you get a trading card! My mind is constantly blown by how rad this format is! Let's kick all that gimmicky tchotchke, empty calorie stuff off the shelf, and fleece all the Action Vinyls once they hit retail so we can dominate with better products, and better experiences.
Hot Topic has one of the cooler MHA exclusive characters, All Might True Form – All Might’s real originale hominem. An introvert, a not so super-hero kind a guy, until he engages his quirk and is filled with the One for All powers which make him the mightiest persona grata. We all are a bit like All Might True Form, he’s probably the most relatable of the characters, and is what we see in ourselves at times, and our desire to become All Might, the Superhero, moving beyond the day to day grind, and into our optimal selves, our superhero suit. All Might True Form is the kid in the back of the class, is the wallflower, is the person sometimes overwhelmed with doubt, a misfit, not fitting in – he’s all of us. He’s a perfect character, and I’m happy to see him land exclusively at Hot Topic! Beyond All Might True Form, Hot Topic has (as exclusive) “Full Cowl” Deku, Metallic Deku, and the Metallic Tenya Iida masked and unmasked – piston calves and all! TLS x MHA is one of the best Action Vinyls sets to date: amazing detail, great articulation, insane sculpts, and all the bells and whistles folks have come accustomed to when participating with the Action Vinyls adventure. Let's sell this sucker out. Available now at all Hot Topics!
Just a refresh – MHA is like X-Men – killer characters, killer powers, pathos, hubris, compassion, trials, tribulations, triumphs, and disappointments. The stories and characters are rich. Get hip to it if you hadn’t already. You can stream through Funimation, and Crunchyroll or watch on Cartoon Network!