Category Archives: Media

Daily Blog 2014.12.06 – Christmas Crush

Call me The Keep. I’m coming off the busiest holiday shopping time of the year for my store. I’ve got business pouring in from all over the place as it seems online business is at full tilt compared to previous years. I’m a little scatter-brained as my warehouse is still going through an inventory count and I really only have about half the things I’ve got active online on my 3rd party venues. PowerAnime.com is relatively quite compared to the mega-shops like Amazon and Ebay. I find my personal store site more of a place for my locals to check stuff out before coming down to the shop. I’ll be […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 3 – How To Catch a Bootleg

Welcome back, friends! In this episode, Carlos and the Keep go into some detail about the plague of bootlegs from the perspectives of collectors and sellers. The history, the types, origins, and a starter guide to those that are legit: all this found on this episode! We also answer some inquiries from fans from PowerAnime’s FB page! Please leave a comment on what you think!

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 2 – In Amiibos We Trust

We follow up with the massive release of everything Nintendo this weekend and addressing some big news in the toy hobby industry as on big name swallows up a corner stone company in the urban collectibles world! Plus, hear what the Keep and Carlos have been up to with more shopping/hunting stories! Your links and resources for this cast! Wii Fit Trainer amiibo Amazon’s Lightning Deals Page (now known as Gold Box) Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter for Wii U Mayflash Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U – Next Best Thing Power Rangers Dino Charge – Deluxe Dino Charge Morpher Power Rangers Dino Charge – […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 1.5 – Slinging Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and that means there’s a whole lot of opportunity in them there figures! Today we talk a little on the fast-paced, high demand, and sometimes unethical sport of reselling popular toys. We discuss how to get a good read on ups and downs of fast price changes in various seller environments as well as some of the rules of engagement when handling the criticism of bashers. Here are few online resources to see what’s hot and poppin’ in the markets! Amazon’s Toys & Figures Best Sellers Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Figures Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Dolls Ebay’s How-To Guide […]

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Rules of Retail: Instantly Piss Off Your Customers

Having opened, operated, and closed my physical store 7 times in the last 10 years, I’ve had to go through every aspect of managing my business from public speeches in schools to laying down my own carpet.  In all these hard lessons, I’ve amassed some wisdom that I’d like to share before my old age eats away at my memory.  So, my ‘Rules of Retail’ will be a subject that goes over the many experiences and lessons learned that can hopefully give you some light on your future adventures both as a retail professional and as a customer… yes, there is an etiquette to being a good customer. Instant Sparks With Customers […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 1 – Hottest Hobby Toys 2014 Holiday Season

Hey, guys!  Here we talk about our top 5 things we’re looking forward to this holiday season and some of the brands to really look out for that’ll definitely put smiles on any fan’s face!  Links to special items to follow below! NOTE: The Pokemon Heritage Collection seems to be an Australia exclusive… suck. balls.   Notable Products Mentioned for this Holiday! Skylanders Trap Team: Kaos Trap Pack Disney Frozen Sisters Giftset Big Hero 6 11″ Deluxe Flying Baymax with 4.5″ Hiro Action Figures Link amiibo Super Smash Bros. – Nintendo Wii U Pokémon Omega Ruby – Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Nintendo 3DS Big Hero 6 Armor-Up Baymax […]

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Talking about toys and collectibles

Hey, all! This is ‘The Keep’ of PowerAnime.com along side Carlos of AngryBananas.com creating a space where we can share our thoughts about the hobby collectible toy industry and hear yours as well!  We are really big enthusiasts of figures, businesses and community and feel this would make a great outlet to save some of the things we feel are worth keeping on record.  We’ll be publishing podcasts and YouTube videos about things on our mind, things we’re into, and things to come!  Thanks for swinging by!

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