For the last few years we have had an official policy here at Auto Assembly regarding the sale of unofficial and third party products at the convention. We know that many of our dealers do stock a wide range of third party produced toys and toy upgrades, and a growing number of fans do collect these alternatives to Hasbro and Takara Tomy produced products so there is a genuine demand for them at Auto Assembly.
Since Auto Assembly 2011, we have been looking at this carefully and we are going to be revising this policy extensively for Auto Assembly 2012 and we hope to be announcing details this week of a new policy which we believe will be much fairer to dealers and attendees alike, ensuring that a much wider range of third party products will be on sale at Auto Assembly 2012. There will still be some products that will be on our “banned” list which are in direct breach of Hasbro or Takara Tomy’s trademarks / copyrights, but we are convinced that everyone will be happy with what we will be announcing!
Don’t forget, Dealer Table bookings are open now for Auto Assembly 2012 and with table prices at our lowest rate for years and with cheaper hotel rates than ever before, there’s never been a better time to come along and trade at Auto Assembly!