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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by:Â Kurtis Harris
Found this at a Target in Webster, Texas. One lightsaber looked like it wasÂ from a Count Dooku, and the other (with hand) from an Anakin Skywalker. TheÂ cloak and head of the figure looked right, but the body was wrong. It had aÂ black torso and legs with gray detail lines painted on, and gray boots andÂ gloves. The elbows and knees appeared to be molded bent without workingÂ joints.
This is why I loved the infamous clamshells on the MLs from Toy Biz.
So this troll took the Darth Maul body and lightsabers, but left the second Maul head? These mouth-breathing cretins sure do behave in mysterious ways sometimes.
I fear we'll be seeing even more of this with Hasbro's new packaging. On one hand I love the new re-closeable boxes; they look good, and are very collector friendly for those of us who are sometimes torn between wanting to keep a figure MOC and wanting to open it (if only for a little while). And they seem to use less plastic, which is, of course, a good thing.
But it's so easy to reseal them, it's practically inviting the morally-challenged to pull this kind of crap. The Captain America Legends Infinite Series (did I get all those words in the right order?) figures I have seen weren't even taped! At least resealing blister cards made them put some effort into their thievery.