In this episode, James Takenaka of Hit Point Sales explains what a consolidator is, and what they can do for small and independent publishers. We also discuss the underappreciated game, Black Orchestra. The fad POGS even gets a mention! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adam-f-collins/support
"BOARD GAMES BUILD BRIDGES"
James Takenaka has over 25 years experience in the collectible and tabletop games industry. He started selling at collectibles shows in 1990 and then was a co-owner of the Comix and Cardz Etc. hobby store. In 2001 he co-founded Hero Factory Inc. to produce licensed trading cards and served as a consultant for Bandai America Inc. in the collectible card game market. From 2007-2012 James served as Bandai’s Games Division Sales & Marketing Manager, working with hobby game distributors, overseeing their Organized Play Network and co-creating the Star Trek DBG. James joined Hit Point Sales in March 2012.