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.
First off, I apologize for the post title. I’m not even sure it works pronunciation-wise.
I actually have a backlog of these T.A.T.s right now…sad really. Anyway, today’s comes from Poester 3B.
I found this one at Target. It appears to be a blatant in-house swap. The figure inside the box is Jeff Jarrett from Jakks Pacific’s TNA line. You’ll notice the figure is still in it’s original hexagonal bubble and was just stuffed inside the Mattel box. The odd thing is Mattel’s Elite figures have been on sale for $10 for several weeks now. That’s the same price the TNA figures sell for.
Forgotten Lore is a feature focusing on toys that were planned but never produced.
Today’s Forgotten Lore comes to us from Poester American Hyena. Says AH:
Arguably the best wrestling figures ever, they were produced with Marvel Legends-level articulation and came with scads of cool accessories. There was a final wave of figures that made it to prototype stage but was never released, which was heartbreaking for fans of the line because Brother Devon of Team 3-D and Homicide of the Latin American X-Change had already been released, and their tag team partners Brother Ray and Hernandez were slated for that wave. It was also supposed to include the series first female figure Traci Brooks (who just posed for Playboy) and a newly sculpted Kurt Angle. There were also supposed to be two more 12″ figures (Christian Cage and Christopher Daniels) on the Marvel Icons style body with outstanding looking cloth costumes.
I know a lot of fans were dying to know what would become of the line. Sadly, I don’t recall Jesse Falcon even mentioning it in his Toybiz/Marvel Toys retrospective at Comic-Con a couple years ago.
12″ Christopher Daniels
12″ Christian Cage