So I bought most of the first series of Green Lantern Classics over a month ago. Lantern Rayner is the only one I was missing and I was kind of stressing over it because that’s the kind of stupid shit I stress about.
I do think a tiny bit of stress was appropriate, though. Mainly because it meant I was missing Arkillo’s right leg, but also because Toys R Us jacked their prices up to an absolutely fucking absurd $17.99 apiece for these guys. That is a twenty percent price increase over what I paid. I’ll be honest – I’m about done with Toys R Us. They seem to be having serious issues getting current product on their shelves and everything in the store costs more than it does anywhere else. The first sign of this change was when the Star Wars Vintage Collection arrived at TRU priced at $9.99 each, while they were $7.99 at other retailers. Granted, everybody else has jacked them up to $8.99 now, but TRU’s still cost a dollar more.
Sorry. I got off track. Again. I just wasn’t looking forward to paying eighteen bucks for a six inch action figure, but it seemed likely that Toys R Us would get restocked before anybody else got theirs in (though they still haven’t). And the Arkillo thing was annoying because it’s one thing when you’re missing a build-a-figure’s head or arms. At least they can still stand up on a shelf somewhere until you complete them. But when you’re missing a leg it means you have this big, useless lump of plastic laying around, mocking you for your sub-par toy hunting abilities.