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About Us

TCP at BotCon2014TCP at BotCon 2014

Our Vision: To deliver unsurpassed customer service as the leading collectable toy dealer specializing in transforming action figures from Takara, Hasbro and third party creators.

Our Mission: To provide collectors around the world with the products they desire while creating a new standard in quality and service.

TCP at TFCon 2016TCP at TFCon 2016

Who we are: After 15 years of working for a family business and owning another business on the side, my wife and I got an unexpected surprise that she was going to be having a baby. In the summer of 2010 our son was born, and that is where this story begins. Life carried on for the next two years with some changes, but nothing that wasn't expected. Then my son discovered Transformers for the first time when scrolling through Netflix on his iPad. He was instantly engaged in a way we had not seen from him before, and being a fan of Transformers that I was from my childhood, I couldn't help but smile on the inside to know that my son and I could share this bond from that point on. As a few months passed and I had collected a few toys for him from the Prime series he loved to watch, I began to recount how much I loved these toys as well, and started researching the different lines and all the changes that had taken place since the G1 origins. As my son learned the names of all the characters from each series he watched, or each toy we brought home for him, I was learning right along side him while my entrepreneurial side was working overtime deciding if a business model could be created from this passion we shared. After a few weeks of deliberating, we decided to give it a shot, and The Chosen Prime was born, with the notion to bring customers a level of service and quality that can only be rivaled by our personal connection to each of our customers.

TCP volunteers, 2015TCP volunteers, 2015

What we represent: Going back to my days growing up in a family business, I have always been taught to always remain fair and honest, and good things will come to you in time. That thought process, combined with my passion for pleasing customers when they open their packages, allows us to take the extra steps to make sure you receive your packages quickly and safely. Each order is processed with the mindset that we are shipping to ourselves and each item is treated with the utmost care, and considering from the time they are delivered to us, to the time they are wrapped up for shipment to you. We feel each order is more than a number, but rather a personal connection that we share with each collector we ship a product to, and that will show each and every time a package leaves our facility.

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TCP warehouse

Our Name: As we began thinking of name for our company we felt as if the name needed to embody all that we believe and strive for as a company, and still have relative meaning to collectors and fans. My intimidate thoughts were of character from my childhood who I have always had a special remembrance because of his likeness in character to my own father. Noble, Brave, Selfless, and always out for the Greater Good. Optimus Prime represents all that we strive to be as a company, and having grown up in a family business run by someone who has practiced those same techniques for the last 30 years, it seemed there was only one choice for a basis for name; Prime.

Once that very easy decision was made, we had to decide how to incorporate Prime and what the name symbolizes into a business identity that were both marketable and representative. After we wrote down several options over the course of several days, one came to me that seemed to encompass everything we want to represent as a company and as human beings. The Chosen Prime, much like a young "Hot Rod" in the 1986 Transformers Movie, could rise from the ranks and raise the standard in service and customer relationships.

After bouncing the name off my wife and her immediate response of "I like that one!", it was decided, and thus THE CHOSEN PRIME was born!

TCP booth at Phoenix ComiCon 2017TCP booth at Phoenix ComiCon 2017