It was the Invasion of the Pod People this week as Mattel was making its final push for Club Eternia, Club Infinite Earths, and Ecto-1 subscribers. Toy Guru may have officially been out of the office, but that didn’t stop him from participating in a handful of podcasts to get the message out – the decision for these subscriptions to move forward is in our hands now. I’ll encourage you to listen to as much of these as you can, especially if you are still on the fence, or even dead set against subscribing.
Having spoken with Toy Guru more than a few times over the years, I can say with confidence that he loves the brands he represents, and as a collector, he wants to put the best product out there. If part of the reason you are thinking about skipping the subs this year is because of him, I’ll suggest you separate the message from the messenger. He can come off as too sales-oriented – I think that’s because he is very well-prepared before he speaks publicly, making his spiel seem more like a sales pitch and therefore less off the cuff and genuine. Try to take that into account as you listen to these podcasts: