Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Tale of Two Paints

Probably going to drop the Howard Hues line of paints.  We brought these in about two years ago and have sold less than half a dozen bottles, despite their quality and value.  We currently stock, in depth, the Games Workshop and Privateer Press lines, because both of those sell steadily, the GW paints outselling the PP ones by a factor of 4 to one, mainly because of the high number of Warhammer 40,000 players compared to Warmachine and Hordes players in the area.  We have looked at expanding the Reaper line but haven't been able to get any info on a rack.  We have toyed with bringing in the Vallejo line of paints as well, as people speak quite highly of them, but the Vallejo paint sets we brought it, to test the waters, moved very slowly.  Ergo, we are pretty leery of bringing in the entire Vallejo line, given that it would amount to a significant investment on the store's part to do so.