MEGALOPOLIS: CITY OF COLLECTIBLES
In 2017, Megalopolis launched into the world of online collectibles with lofty goals and a creative vision that was intended to change the way collectors shop and engage with each other online.
What we failed to anticipate was the bureaucracy and stagnant old guard that existed in the hierarchy of the toy world, and its unwillingness to embrace any change to the status quo.
Despite massive growth and success, Megalopolis strayed from its original vision in order to work within the confines of the system as it exists, only to find there were those they trusted that would still make attempts to see them run out of business entirely.
As Megalopolis weathered this storm, we had to ask ourselves what we wanted to accomplish, and who we wanted to be. Did we simply want to rebuild with new vendors, and keep playing the same game? Or did we want to remember what brought us to the dance in the first place: a passion for creativity and a desire to elevate the hobby.
The decision was clear. As such, Megalopolis is going back to its roots to create something entirely new and different. The new Megalopolis will focus on the independent creators and voices in the world of toys and collectibles. The heart and soul of creative passion.
There will be content and coverage of independent toy makers, featuring everything from interviews about the realities of the business to information on where to purchase, updates on kickstarter projects, etc. We will also bring content regarding both online and brick and mortar (independent) retailers to introduce them to a broader audience.
Megalopolis is no longer content to wait on the world to change. It intends to use its platform and voice to join with those that are already changing it themselves.
In early 2020, members of the Megalopolis Creative team, having grown frustrated with the limitations of merely retailing others' products, formed a new entity focused on creating action figures based on niche retro toy and video game properties. This new company was styled "Premium DNA Toys."
The decision was made to co-brand with Megalopolis initially due to Megalopolis being an established multi-million dollar global brand. Moving forward, the 2 brands will continue to operate independently, with Megalopolis offering real time updates on Premium DNA properties.
The Premium DNA team is an art collective, bringing together the very best industry talent in design, sculpture, prototype making, paint and more. These Independent creators will be introducing exciting new products from numerous licenses through 2021 and onward!