Toy Aisle Trolls > Fled Arrow II

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@poeghostal.com.

Submitted by: Nik S. “Care of Carle Place Toys R Us…At least one is half right?”

Poe’s Note: The first “Fled Arrow” was just about a month ago. This douche ups the ante by swiping TWO Arrows, making the “II” in the title even more deliciously appropriate.

Speaking of my terrible pun, does anyone remember the movie Fled? Remember how they actually said “We gotta fled” in that movie? Wasn’t that really weird?

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  • True story: I never watched the film Fled, but that terrible line ("Gotta fled!") still pops into my head a few times a year.

    It was only topped by a trailer (for a film that remains nameless in my memory) wherein Danny DeVito says something like, "Everyone wants money. That's why it's called money."

    • That Danny Devito movie was David Mamet's 'Heist', a movie I bought for like three bucks and have yet to watch, but I wanted it just because I've liked a couple of Mamet's other movies, and because I remembered loving the absurd logic to that line in the trailer.

  • I do remember the "We gotta fled" line, and that horrible grammar automatically made me think I would dislike the movie. Then my mother picked it up from blockbuster so I got a chance to see it…and yeah I didn't like the movie.

  • What the hell is Fled? Also, I'd be fine getting that first appearance Hal Jordan so I can make a Tomar Re.

  • Why is it so hard for customer service employees to actually look at something right in front of their face? You don’t have to be Sherlock Holes to discover that what’s in the package doesn’t look anything like what’s on the package.

    • speaking from my own experience…because it's not worth it. even if the customer is blatantly wrong, all they have to do is yell enough, and you will end up having to apologize to them. if you're lucky. if you're not lucky, you end up fired.

      example: a customer returned a poorly-made pirate copy of "casino royale" to my rental store the same day they rented the movie. i knew he had made the pirate, and was attempting to rip us off. i called him out on it, and told him that he needed to return our movie. he called my district manager, and yelled and screamed enough, and i ended up having to apologize, let him keep the movie, and give him several free rentals as compensation. it was either that or lose my job.

      in the modern, big box retail environment, it doesn't pay to have standards. walmart and tru employees are paid to be quiet, stock the shelves, and run the register. independent thought and action are frowned upon. toy aisle trolling is not the fault of the employees, but of unscrupulous individuals that have learned to exploit the system. :(