Generally I don’t write about toys here, because the gracious Poe Ghostal over at PoeGhostal.com lets me rant and rave over there. But today I make an exception, because this is a bit more personal… plus I can swear here as much as I please here. Damn it.
It’s about how I really want these stupid damned figures:
These are from Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line wave 10. What’s so special about them? Well aside from the fact that one is that one of them is the mother fucking Joker, another looks like the Batman from my youth (’89 Batman film holla!), and the other is from my favorite big tittied super hero of all time, these figures are all Wal-Mart exclusives. Now, you wouldn’t think that would be a problem. There’s a Wal-Mart in almost every town sitting right on the top of mom and pop graveyards. I should be able to take a short drive and find as many as I’d like. WRONG! For some crazy reason, not all Wal-Marts carry these figures and in fact, the ones that do might not even get this wave. So that leaves collectors (like me) going bat shit crazy trying to get these dumb things.
Case in point, I work near a Wal-Mart. Every day I work, I stop in just to see if they have these figures. In the last three months I’ve stopped at Wal-Mart at least sixty times. Now, this is probably why Wal-Mart paid good money to have these figures as exclusives, but this is horse shit. The chances are that even if they are stocked at the Wal-Mart, then they’ll be bought by someone else and put on eBay.
Toy collecting is rough business and it sucks.