Introducing German Group Submissions – Making International Submissions Easier, Safer, and More Affordable


At WATA, we are constantly striving to enhance the experience for our valued customers and collectors worldwide. We understand the challenges and concerns our international customers face when submitting games to us from overseas. The process can be costly, risky, and unnerving, with factors such as insurance and potential damage during customs review adding to the complexity. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce our first ever Group Submission Center in Germany, designed to make your submissions from Germany and the E.U. cheaper, safer, and more streamlined.


Streamlining Submissions and Reducing Risk 

We understand the importance of mitigating risks and simplifying the submission process for our international customers and collectors. Through our partnership with Tino Kehr, owner of Retroecke and WATA’s largest submitter in Germany, we have developed an end-to-end secure and cost-effective solution. 

With our extensive shipping experience and knowledge gained through successful submissions, we handle your games with the highest care and attention. Our dedicated team of brokers ensures efficient and secure customs handling, adhering to international standards and protocols. This minimizes the risk of damage or tampering during the shipping and customs clearance, providing peace of mind throughout the submission process and ensuring your games are insured and receive top-notch care from start to finish. Our goal is to provide a seamless experience that prioritizes the security of your games.


Introducing Our Authorized Group Submitter, Tino Kehr 

We are proud to partner with Tino Kehr, a renowned figure in the German collecting community and WATA’s largest submitter in Germany. As a trusted dealer in Europe, Tino’s passion, reputation, deep understanding of the industry, and his commitment to providing exceptional service make him the ideal partner for us to build trust and value for the international collecting community, together. With his dedication to fostering a strong community, Tino is ready to interact with you, answering questions and providing assistance in German, thereby eliminating potential language barriers you may encounter. To further enhance the submission process, Tino has developed a user-friendly website: 

The introduction of our Group Submission Center in Germany marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to delivering a better experience to our international customers and collectors. Through this collaboration with Tino and Retroecke, we are confident that the submission process will become more efficient, cost-effective, and secure for everyone involved. We are excited about the benefits this program brings and look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our global community.


For more information and to begin submitting your games through our Germany Group Submission center, please visit If you’re interested in servicing your region as a Group Submitter and think you might qualify, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We are here to answer any questions you may have and assist you every step of the way!

Hi – my name is Tino and I’m a 35-year-old collector based out of Bavaria, Germany. As a collector for many years, I was able to turn my hobby into a profession by becoming a full-time video game dealer in 2014. Since 2019 I’ve focused primarily on sealed and graded games and have been a WATA customer since 2020, quickly becoming Europe’s largest submitter. During these years we have jointly accumulated tremendous experience and learnings in how to ship overseas in a safe, efficient, and sophisticated manner. We’re now ready to pass some of those efficiencies and cost savings along to you. I am very much looking forward to our partnership and enhancing your collecting and grading experience! Tino – Owner, Retroecke