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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.

Submitted by: T16SkyHopp

The Problem: The Manhunter Skallox/Medphyll figures have been swapped for Orion figures.

Karmic Payback: May the legs of the figures he stole snap off at the hips, removing the meagre rewards of being a such complete waste of sentience.

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  • Ummm, those aren't packages for Manhunters; they're clearly for the Medphyll and Skallox figures with the swappable heads. They clearly needed the extra Red Lantern body and GL body…though any DCUC collector has 6 or 7 GLs laying around. Except for trolls, of course.

  • Always hesitate to say, "Well, at least it's …"

    But, well, at least it's Orion. Some collectors still need him. And is that removable helmet version?

  • @ Poe:

    you assumed instead of read? bad poe, no biscuit! 😉

    this troll leads me to ask though, why two orions? was he planning on some customs, or was he loading up for the occasion to troll? are there seriously some simon bar sinisters so… sinister that they buy discount toys WELL IN ADVANCE just to have fodder left for trolling? i know, i'm inferring a lot, but the implications are creepy, and the scenario plausible… that'll keep you up at night boys and girls.

  • That appears to be the original DCUC Wave 1 Orion, correct? The one with the removable helmet had kind of a big, goofy looking head. There have only been two releases of Orion, right? The DCUC Wave 1, and then the 2 Pack with Buzz Lightyear, si?

  • The very nature of toy trolling is just so pathetic. I'm not a moralist by any means, but come on…theft is theft. At no point in their "escapades" do they question themselves? And assuming they're not just reselling these, how could they be surrounded by their stolen action figures every day without feeling any sort of guilt?This stuff outrages me. I can't fathom how selfish, irresponsible and flat-out asinine you have to be to participate in this garbage.

  • @ Zach S.:

    Yup. It's maddening. I guess they're sociopaths or something. Certainly they are sorry excuses for human beings in general (and a hugely embarrassing element of the collector community in particular).

    It's especially frustrating when this crap is encountered and you try to inform the store about what happened… and then you see the same $%#&ing pack back out there on the shelf the next week.

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