Take a photo tour of Timewalker’s new showroom!

Here’s a quick walking tour of our new showroom for all of you who can’t make it to Kansas City right away. We’re adding inventory every day, and we’ll have more and more of the latest releases on display as we get established. We will post our store hours soon.

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Timewalker Toys & Collectibles
9349 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
USA

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See you there!

Toy Fair Report #1

Steve and I had a blast at Toy Fair this weekend! Here’s the first of a couple of show reports focusing on different products we saw. First up, some familiar faces! Gallery is at the bottom of the page.

Quantum Mechanix

The big surprise was the 1/6 scale captain’s chair for QmX’s blockbuster Star Trek series. Anyone who was concerned they wouldn’t continue the line can rest easy now. In addition to their current TOS figures (of which McCoy is shipping this week), they had previews of Mr. Scott, Picard and Data, and movie-era Kirk and Spock.

We also saw previews of the much-described Jayne Cobb from Firefly, Westley from the Princess Bride, and several Supernatural figures.

Most of the figures shown here are in ongoing development, and should not be taken as final. QmX is committed to growing and expanding its figure offerings, and we can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.

Storm Collectibles

Storm’s newest release, Muhammad Ali, was on display, as well as a forthcoming Hulk Hogan variant. Also check out its new Mortal Kombat 1/12 figure line. (Storm pictures are borrowed from Toy Ark, since ours didn’t turn out)

Mezco

Mezco is going strong in ONE:12, with offerings from Marvel and DC to Popeye and Star Trek ready for 2017. The quality of these figures is consistently good, and we look forward to bringing these in. We also snapped a picture of the 12″ Hellboy figure.

All these and more are pictured in the gallery below. Enjoy! We’ll post another gallery and more news as time allows. Looks like we’re in for an exciting year in 1/6 scale!

 

Show of Shows 2017

Timewalker Toys began in 2003 with the idea that collectors of militaria, or military antiques, would also collect 1/6 scale figures. We did our first KC Militaria show before the website even launched, and began to the Show of Shows (SOS) in Louisville, KY a couple of years later.

It is with great regret that we decided to give up our tables at SOS this year. Opening our brick and mortar storefront in Kansas City in 2015 has made closing down for a week extremely costly, and we are no longer able to bring our inventory to the show.

However, we are considering going to the show this year as attendees, rather than vendors, giving us the first chance in 10 years to give full attention to nearly 2,000 tables of military antiques, collectibles and oddities.

So, if you usually catch us at the show, please email us to say hello. We’re happy to bring orders to the show for delivery if we come, and will do free shipping otherwise. Just give us a call or mention the show in the comment on your web order.

We do intend to set up at Planet Comicon this year.

Steve and Margaret

Pre-orders for regular version of Death Trooper Specialist begin September 30, 2016.

Today the first Hot Toys Rogue One 1/6 scale figure was announced for pre-order: the Death Trooper Specialist. At the moment, only the exclusive versions of these times are available for pre-order. A version of each item will become available for general pre-order on September 30, 2016.

Timewalker Toys will begin taking orders on the regular version of the 1/6 scale and premium format Rogue One Death Trooper Specialist on September 30, 2016.

Thank you for your continuing support of Timewalker Toys and Collectibles!

 

Where did we get those display cases?

Commercial Retail Display Case Ikea Hack

We’ve received many compliments on the rolling display cases in the new showroom, and inquiries about how we found them. Because it’s a small space, we knew we wanted full glass, and we wanted them on wheels for easier cleaning and moving. We also wanted them to be tall, to bring more figures to eye level.

We looked at many sources for common retail furniture, but were on a budget. Ultimately, we found that Ikea had exactly what we needed for less than $100 each, assembled.

Here’s how we built them.

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Website Change: Removing Guest Checkout

Since we moved to our new shopping cart in 2013, you have had the ability to check out anonymously without logging into your account with Timewalker Toys. Doing this means orders are not tied to your previous order history.

This causes confusion for our customers trying to track their orders, and for us trying to administer them. It has become such an issue that we need to address it.

So, we have decided to disable the anonymous checkout function beginning August 1, 2015.

We understand that some of you use this function deliberately and consistently, and we would like to hear your feedback before we make the change.

Please send us your comments via comment on this blog, or email, or call (913) 596-9929 to discuss your needs.

It is our desire to provide all of our customers with the best possible ordering experience, and we believe this change is the best option for all of us.

Thank you for your continuing support of Timewalker Toys.

Margaret Allen

New showroom hours at Timewalker Toys.

Planning a trip to Timewalker Toys? Here are our new hours. We will stick with these until the Christmas season starts.

Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon to 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, closed
Monday, by appointment only
(Hours edited 7/17/2015)

These hours are for the showroom – on Mondays, we will continue to ship and be available for service by the phone and email for web-based business. If you are coming in from out of town, give us a call to set up an appointment for off-hours.

See you soon!

Timewalker Toys & Collectibles
9349 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Timewalker Toys showroom opening June 1.

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Our new showroom is opening at 9349 West 87th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. We will have figures on display out of the box, an extensive inventory of boxed figures and accessories – both new releases and back-list items – and a selection of parts and accessories.

See you there!

A note from Steve: shipping volume and slow response

Webster’s Dictionary describes the word “bonkers” as an informal or slang adjective meaning crazy. It goes on to suggest the following synonyms: batty, buggy, crackers, daft, dotty, haywire, kooky, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, wacky, barmy, nutty, and cracked. All of these words aptly describe the current situation in the 1/6th scale industry and the consequent effect this situation is having on how Timewalker Toys & Collectibles is conducting business at the present time.

Simply put, we have been overwhelmed, and we need our valued customers to understand why. Continue reading