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.
Mr. G submits this for your disapproval:
Writes Mr. G:
Found this at the local TRU at Torrance, Ca. Somebody used a box cutter to neatly slice the packaging just to get the BAF. It is barely noticable without lifting the flap. Clever, but a douche nonetheless.
Indeed. Stealing BAF parts reeks to me not of the collector but of the profit-seeking troll, which, on a scale of toy aisle trolldom, is the worst you can be. He’s obviously stealing these parts so he can sell the completed figure on eBay. Given the malice aforethought that clearly went into this crime, why not put all that effort to good use and maybe legitimately earn $50, y’know, working at a job? I guess that’s asking far too much of someone this much of a scumbag, though.