If you are a collector and visit the wonderful land of Twitter on a regular basis, you hear all kinds of stories about how certain toy companies are having financial troubles and products aren’t selling. Well, I have a crazy idea for those companies — make MORE of the good stuff! I know this is a pretty simplistic statement, but I’ve just been down on the whole hunting process lately.
There have been some really great items produced lately that I can’t seem to find them anywhere. For example, I’ve been looking for the 6" Star Wars Black action figures for weeks, scouring multiple stores ranging from Toys R Us to Target to Wal-Mart, and haven’t come close to finding any of the series — they’re harder to find than Bigfoot!
I’m also looking for Mattel's 1966 Batman figure, but have only been able to sniff the Riddler and Penguin at a Toys R Us so far. It seems to me that this figure would be kind of popular seeing as how the internet lost its frickin’ mind when they were announced, so make more of them!
Where did all the LEGO Minifig blind bags go? It’s been months since I’ve found any of those in the stores.
And how about those Hot Wheels cars. Everyone I know is looking for the new series of pop culture-based Hot Wheels which range from the A-Team to the Muppets. I see the Brady Bunch station wagon everywhere, but rarely anything else.
The thrill of the hunt is fun and all, but if I don’t find those items at the retail level, I probably won’t bother paying the scalper rate. If I walked into Target today and saw the pegs filled with all those Hot Wheels cars, I would buy just about every single one — but I can’t find them — Target, you don’t get my money. Hot Wheels, you don’t get it either. Granted, you got someone else’s money — the guy who filled his cart right before I arrived — so maybe you’re not really concerned, but man, I wish you made more of the good stuff and stopped filling the pegs with Ferris Bueller’s Fiero.
And where the hell are those monster cereals?!?