Clint Dooley stops by Retro Gaming & Collectibles in San Angelo to find out more about the unique business that combines video games, comic books and custom t-shirts.
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:07:35 +0000CV Insider: Retro Gaming ShopClint Dooley stops by Retro Gaming & Collectibles in San Angelo to find out more about the unique business that combines video games, comic books and custom t-shirts.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/7055549?cpt=8&wpid=2637KLST>> turned into movies old video games are back in style and custom features of everywhere. how about a store that carries all three fun topics. taking peek inside a retro gaming store that is so much more. >> video games and comic books. what do these things have in common? >> i wasn't as gung-ho as i should have been at first. now, of course we feel how far it has come along. i have my brotherrer and have comics and then have something different and unique to offer san angelo. >> virtual gaming and collectibles have a lot in common. >> it is a really goodbyes move for us, because first of all, we have a partner, we're partners and then, we both bring in clients and customers that, that are fascinated with the shirts or games or vice verseeau. >> it started with matt mosseto. >> in the creative aspect. i really like the t shirt business. it is perfect marriage being being creative and productive. >> we have three, separate dynamics. the video game, comics and the t shirts. they work hand and hand. you wouldn't expect someone to look at video games and order t shirts. they end up getting gamer tags and the favorite games on the shirt. a lot of the demographic is people our age, me and my bothers age introducing their kids. so it is great. it is the perfect marriage of everything all work together to a bigger picture. >> manny brother brought something more to the enterprise. >> me and matt, we have always been brothers. he was working at this location and purchased the business, april 2016. where i was at before. we decided to come together i didn't know about the market per say, and i got into it, probably early 2015s when i really got into it. >> i started looking into it. it was justment modern day baseball cards. and it was like the everyone wants the whole nostal gy, i was only into playing the end ino and the supernintendo as time progressed. play station, and play station one had really, really progressed in popularity as well. >> it isn't quite enough either. enter wayne everyson. with comics and collectibles. >> i had some interesting comic books at 10 years old and kept on collecting and then me and a couple of buddies come together and started getting so much of it, that we decided to join this company that sold them directly and eventually that blossomed into the store we had called diamond comics i had to close it down and came back and my good friend martin gave met opportunity to put it back in here again somehow it really works in the trio sees business growing steadily. >> what it takes is really being relevant on basketball a lot. three or four times a day sometimes the facebook video my nephew in the pokemon video or the shirt specials being top of the mind for the t shirts and the gaming and the comic book come in the with gaming i call it nerd culture. >> me and martin talk about it. we would like to eventually make it a place where, it is a big hang out for people who are into the gaming and comic books and all of that stuff nerds are popular. back in the day it wasn't something people would favor to. i think people like us are looking for that outlet to come and hang out. and know they're expected as well. i think it really