Banter Toys & Collectibles

Banter Toys & Collectibles are a leading distributor of licensed entertainment toys and collectibles in Australia and New Zealand. Banter Toys & Collectibles has been operating since 1988, servicing mass and specialty retailers in Australia and New Zealand. The company is the market leader in trading cards and has a growing toy business. Because of its historical trading card relationships, the company is able to offer its supplier partners very broad distribution, beyond just mass retailers. The company attends all major trading card and toy industry events around the world and exhibits every year at the Australian Toy Fair. The Banter head office is located in Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

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Meet The Team

Garry Isaacs
President    

Kris Thompson
Chief Executive Officer             

                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                  

Sales

Helen Conjar
National Sales Manager

Terry Bruce
Operations Manager

Attica Hineman
Inventory Manager

Hayley Collyer
Merchandise Planning Assistant

Danielle Gomes
Senior Account Manager

Samuel Potter
Sales Executive

Luke Coghlan
Independent Sales

Laura Miller
Independent Sales

 

Marketing

Derek Poon
Marketing Manager

Katherine Wu
Marketing Coordinator

Paul Jones
Marketing Assistant

 

Finance

Edmund Hu
Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Wynn
Accounts & Finance Officer

Arief Susilo
Management Accountant

Kirsty Gates
Receptionist

Warehouse

Ben Diwell
Warehouse Manager

Supervisor
Luke Adams
Richard Simpson
Lilian Alaifea
Valentina Petrovic

Storeman
Richard Knowles
Ting Aik Mew (Ambrose)

Packing Team
Andrew Semmens
Christine Chew
Sashi Pillay
Dave Dalgleish Phing Ma

 

The Banter team prides itself on being in tune with its consumers:

  • Team members are really involved in youth & gaming culture
  • Social media is a heavy component of the company’s marketing and communication platform
  • Team members attend toy and pop culture events around the world

Warehouse Services

Banter Toys & Collectibles has invested in its own Distribution infrastructure, working from the same location as the rest of the Banter team. This enables the company to provide first class, efficient distribution services to retailers, in both the card and toy markets.

 

  • An in-house team allows the flexibility to ‘Pick and Pack’ Custom Orders and ensures quick turnaround time
  • Once picked and packed, all orders are shipped with a reputable freight forwarding service, AXIMA and StarTrack, both of whom Banter have worked with for five years and who know the shipping requirements of Banter’s retail customers
  • Team members attend toy and pop culture events around the world

A dedicated, in-house distribution structure is a major investment on behalf of Banter’s retail customers and overseas suppliers. Some other distributors use a third party model. This is a lower cost option but does not provide the level of customer service of a Banter in-house distribution structure.

 

Suppliers

Banter Toys has worked with a diverse range of suppliers and licensors since 1988

 

Some of our supplier partners are:

 

 

Customer Portfolio

Banter has a truly unique position in the Australian market. Because of its presence in both the trading card and toy markets, the company has the broadest distribution of ANY distributor.

This distribution includes department stores, discount department stores, toy specialists, Australia Post, super markets, news kiosks, PNCs, speciality stores and, of course, hobby stores!

Mass Penetration

Banter Toys deals with all major Australian toy retailers, in both the trading card and toy segments

 

Major customers are:

 

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myer      target  tru  toyworld

 

Specialty

Banter Toys not only services the mass market but also has strong distribution reach into the independent retail market, servicing over 1500 hobby, comic, trading cards and anime stores across Australia and New Zealand.

 

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Contact Us

Find all your collectible needs here at BANTER!
Contact us for more information on our products, events, promotions, or just to say HELLO!

Call (03) 9799 3422 or email info@bantertoys.com.au