Posted by Jim on 2/23/2016 to
Beginning new projects and endeavors is an incredibly scary prospect. It seems like yesterday that the idea of Megaroad Toys and Entertainment came about.
So, how did this all start?
I am a fan of Tokusatsu, to the lay person live action special effect shows such as Power Rangers in the United States, and I wanted to get the toys for it. I fell in love with Kamen Rider Decade (2009) and wanted to get the toys for it. The reality at the time was no one carried the merchandise in the United States at a relatively reasonable price. I payed $100 for my Decadriver (Transformation belt toy), a toy that streeted in Japan for about $75. I then proceeded to buy more accessories for the series and cried as my wallet emptied.
Fast forward to 2011, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger hit the air waves. My local anime/toku/asian cinema club had gotten into Gokaiger. Who wouldn't it was Power Ranger Pirates with cute boys, hot girls, a little bro-mance for the ladies, manly action for the guys, and cross over galore with previous series. I wanted the toys for this series and decided to investigate getting the toys cheaper. It was at this time I found a distributor that would sell them to me at a wholesale cost. Now, the yen was horrid at the time, so everything was expensive. I decided that I would mark up my toys just enough to cover the cost of my own items. It worked, for the most part, I ended up accidentally selling my personal set. It was with this success I decided to continue bringing Kamen Rider and Super Sentai toys in for my anime club. It worked so-so for a while, but internal drama in the club had many people walk way and I was stuck with a lot of merchandise, mostly Kamen Rider Fourze Astro Switches.
I was incredibly broken hearted as I had spent a lot of my money and a bit of credit card money to make my friends happy by providing them their toys. With that I almost gave up. Then this little show called Blurriecon started. As a favor to a bunch of friends I decided to take model kits, idol pop CDs, Toku toys, and other items that were left over and set up a dealers' table. Things went very well for a two day show with three weeks lead time (the show, not me). From there I decided to give it another shot with the anime convention Setsucon.
After Setsucon, things have moved forward, from Anime USA, to Katsucon, and now Otakon our convention booths have grown in complexity and type of merchandise carried. This leaves us now with this website; my next great challenge. I have issues with computers and this is a major challenge for me.
The best part of this is that I have a loving wife, a good business partner, and a bunch of friends helping me to make this succeed. All of us who are involved are fans. The items we carry are items we believe in, consider to be quality, and are offered at reasonable prices.