August 2017 Model Retailer

August 2017

NRHSA goes high-tech
The hobby industry enters the 21st century with these 8 striking products
Be true to yourself
Your personal core values determine your store’s core values; know them, live by them, and your business will thrive
Choose your own closing adventure
While conditions differ retailer to retailer, there’s always a clear path to take when you’re ready to try something new
Getting to win-win
How negotiating with suppliers—even customers—can pay off
Online and on view
Robbie’s Hobbies finds success with eBay store AND Google Maps ‘walk-throughs’
Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo
Introducing the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo
The Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo is a new hobby industry consumer/trade show scheduled for the end of October which will fill the void created by the demise of iHobby. The mission of the Rocky Mountain ...
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Education was front and center at NRHSA
The 2017 National Retail Hobby Store Association show saw another invigorating year. Held May 7-10 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the four-day event was filled with educational classes,...
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Slot Mods Raceways Launches Super Sport Track for Father’s Day
Just in time for Father’s Day, Slot Mods Raceways launched its Super Sport Raceway, a fixed 4’ x 8’ slot car track with hand painted surfaces and furniture grade wood accents. Price...
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Buy tickets to Diecast Hall of Fame Ceremony
Celebrate the 2017 Diecast Hall of Fame Inductees on November 2. Schedule of Event 9:00pm Event opens to VIP ticket holders 10:00pm Ceremony Begins 10:30-12:00am Open to the public no ticket requi...
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Hobbyist drone registration ruled unlawful
Originally published at Drone360.com The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reached a ruling on the Taylor v. FAA case regarding hobbyist drone registration. The ruling, ...
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Broadway Limited
Broadway Limited's 2017 Exclusive Run Program
Broadway Limited Imports announced its 2017 Exclusive Run Program which allows both distributors and dealers of BLI products to build new products with the Broadway Limited Imports brand that are avai...
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Woodland
Woodland Scenics changes name
In an email, Woodland Scenics announced that its business name had changed to simply Woodland. This change is effective immediately. CEO, Dwayne Fulton said, "The purpose of this change is to have a ...
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Hafids Grand Bazaar 3D Box Left Facing
Hafid’s Grand Bazaar available in September
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Gulliver’s Gate opens
A new HO scale model railroad exhibit opened in April. Gulliver’s Gate, a football field-sized display in New York’s Times Square, features well-known scenes from around the world and fict...
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Classic Metal Works HO scale vehicles
Classic Metal Works, Round 2 enter licensing deal
Classic Metal Works/CMW Holdings Ltd., producer of the Mini Metals line of HO and N scale vehicles, has entered into a 5-year licensing agreement with Round 2 LLC. After that term CMW Holdings Ltd. ma...
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A Fond Farewell

Since 1975, Model Retailer has been proud to provide hobby retailers, manufacturers and distributors with valuable industry news, business advice, trade show coverage and product reviews.

As you are well aware, the hobby market has changed over the years, in ways both promising and challenging. The media landscape has also changed. Sorry to say, we have made the difficult decision to cease publication of Model Retailer; this issue will be our last. Our website, www.ModelRetailer.com, will remain active and updated on a limited basis.

Although this magazine will no longer publish, Kalmbach Publishing Co. remains committed to the success of the market and will continue to express that commitment through its many brands, including Model Railroader, FineScale Modeler and Drone360.

We thank you, our readers, for the loyal support you’ve shown us over the years, and we wish everyone a prosperous future.

–Jeff Reich, editor


People & Places

  • Woodland Scenics changed its name to simply Woodland, effective immediately.

  • Broadway Limited Imports announced its 2017 Exclusive Run Program. It allows distributors and dealers of BLI to build new products with the Broadway Limited Imports brand, available exclusively through them.

  • Jim Cavanaugh, owner of Clint’s Books Comics & Games in Kansas City, Mo., passed away May 12 from injuries sustained while defending his store from a robbery.  His store was possibly     the oldest continuously operated comic store in the U.S.

  • The winner of the GAMA 2017 Power Retail Awards “Outstanding Store Design” went to Metal Galaxy Games and Bistro in Calgary. The store is co-owned by Dorota Ulkowska and Pascal Espinosa. The winner of Outstanding Store was Game On in Prescott, Ariz. The store is co-owned by Josh Fohrman and Kyle Gustavson.

  • CMON hired Adam Lovell as the company’s new general manager. He will work to expand the company’s distribution and marketing in the U.S.

Send staff and company news to editor Elizabeth Nash at enash@modelretailer.com.
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