I wanted to share this story with all of you and hope you can share some of your war stories with me.
For the past few weeks, I've been hitting up different wal-marts at about 11pm, in the middle of restocking, to find some wal-mart exlusives. I've made friends with some of the workers, and they tell me that they've seen other guys or groups of guys come in around the same time and rummage through the unpacked boxes, looking for the same. Probably scalpers, maybe collectors, who knows? What I like to do is go to one wal-mart, and while I'm looking, call another wal-mart's toy department and ask if they have any in stock. The not-so-funny thing that happened last night, while I was at one wal-mart, I called another one asking if they had any shipments of avengers or TDKR in, and asked specifically for 6" WAL-MART EXCLUSIVE Avengers movie figures and 6" Batman The Dark Knight Rises action figures in, and she immediately told me "yes." She says "I just unpacked them and I'm putting them on the shelf right now." So I asked if she could put a few on the side for me, and strangely she said she only had Hulk and Iron Man for the Avengers and Batman and Commisioner Gordon for TDKR, but there's a lot, so I shouldn't worry about it. I drove over there, and I guess she may have misunderstood me, because she had 12" Hulk and 12" Iron Man, both make sounds, and the Batman and Gordon she had was the prototype suit with Bale's head and Gordon 2 pack. Bummer. Exciting for a bit, but major bummer.