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The Hyperdome loves working closely with our centre store managers and retailers.

Because we have such a large variety of retailers, we have decided to launch a “5 Minutes with…” series, where we profile store managers and employees, to learn more about them and their business.

This week we sat down with Troy from Zing.

Zing Pop Culture proudly stocks the latest and greatest in – Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, Pokemon, DC Comics, Star Wars, POP! Vinyl, Nintendo, Minecraft, Marvel and many more!

Troy, tell us about your Zing store? How long have you been running and operating the store?

Zing Tuggeranong is a Pop culture store for the ages. Specialising in gift servicing and collectables. I’ve been running the show for about a year now and was previously Assistant Manager.

What products does Zing stock, and who is your general target market?

We stock a wide range of products at Zing, from entry level gifts all the way through to high end limited edition collectable artwork from Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, Pokemon, DC Comics, Star Wars, POP! Vinyl, Nintendo, Minecraft, Marvel and many more!

What aspect of running Zing do you enjoy the most?

The aspect of my store I enjoy most is the people. Our customers, staff and visitors are the main reason I remain in retail. Talking pop, creating connections and genuine interaction through sharing experiences based around pop culture and fandom is what I enjoy most.

What does a day in your life running Zing look like?

A day in the life as a Zing Manager includes a lot of fun, exciting nostalgia and merchandise, mixed with the business ethics and practices that make for a successful retail environment.

What do you enjoy about working at The Hyperdome?

I enjoy the atmosphere that Tuggeranong Hyperdome provides. We have some of the most loyal regulars in the area and drive hard to make sure we their accommodate needs. The Hyperdome has been helpful in assisting Zing to organise and carry out charity events as well.

What is something people may not know about your Zing store?

One thing people may not know is that we have a direct line to products that aren’t available in store. We have several regulars who use our services to pre-order collectables previously only available online.

What are some hot products in Zing at the moment?

The Comicon Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyls have arrived in store and are selling fast! Pre-orders have landed for the upcoming Justice League And Infinity Wars Hot Toys.

In your opinion, what is the secret to managing a successful small business?

Organisation and people skills are a must for small business operations. Creating a point of difference to our competitors ensures customers always have a reason to visit. Be it for an update on upcoming releases, or to chat about a movie just seen at Limelight. We are here for our customers and more than happy to join in the festivities of all things popular culture.

Zing is located on the Upper Level.