Toy Aisle Trolls > White Out Whiteout

Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe AT poeghostal.com. Also, please note: I’m deliberately being over-the-top with my condemnation of these people–I don’t actually wish bodily harm upon them. Just severe mental anguish.

Poester Mysterious Stranger sends in this gem:

I was at Toys R Us last week, searching for the new G.I. Joe figures and vehicles.  This particular store didn’t have the figures yet but they did have the vehicles.  They had about 3 or 4 of each and this particular specimen was hidden behind some old DVD packs.  Yeah, some dick took the figure (White Out) and replaced it with a Rise of Cobra Neo-Viper, and not even a complete one either, just the figure with no webgear or weapons.  That’s just cold.

His punishment? Forced to wear a chastity belt lined with Icy Hot until he finds a woman who will love his Cheeto-stained soul.

–Mysterious Stranger

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  • The thing that really struck me about this was the fact that these had been on the shelf, maybe a week before I spotted the swap. And it was gone when I stopped by a few days later so it was either pulled or purchased.

  • I could see Mumma Ghostal finding a longed-for figure for a young Poe, victoriously bringing it home, only to discover it had been the victim of a swap….Not that it ever happened to me, but it truly COULD HAVE…but I wonder if some unsuspecting mumma bought it for her boy or girl, who knew the difference?

  • I wonder if the vehicle is still in there…

    When I first saw the pic, I actually thought it was the SDCC 2009 exclusive Destro.

  • It probably has a Mole Pod inside. Surprise!

    I will say that one of the strangest things I ever saw like this was when the ROC figures first hit stores. I was at a TRU, and someone had taken some of the missile launchers and figures, but left the good accessories, replacing everything else with older harder to find 25th anniv figures and some really nice accessories. I let TRU know, but if I had needed those figures, I probably would have bit and bought them.

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