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.
Poester Nerdbot found this sadness in the city that never sleeps.
Upon discovering this, Nerdbot proceeded to have his own battle over Endor–with the store staff.
I just saw this at the Times Square Toys R Us tonight. Some troll apparently returned one of the new Battle Over Endor sets — after replacing the contents with a much older Power of the Force pilot set. After a little Internet research, I found it here: http://www.rebelscum.com/POTF2rebelpilots.asp
I tried to explain what must have happened to some employees. (“But they’re the same.” “No, they’re not. Someone replaced the new figures with these that are probably 6 or 7 years old…” (At that point I didn’t know exactly what they were, but just looking at their poor articulation – and the fact that I had no recollection of them – told me they had to be several years old.)) I think they finally understood, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that set out there again.
Karmic Payback: While the troll is passed out from a combination of weed, absinthe and Doritos, his pet guano beetles escape and eat his right hand.