Ten Terrible Cases of Toy Aisle Trolling

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  1. Mutt12

    Mutt12 Starroid Raider

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    Came across this article and immediately thought of this board. ^_^
     
  2. Cyber-Scream

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    I lol'd @ the Snake Eyes one.
     
  3. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    No Cybertron Mudflap replaced by a blue wooden block? I am disappoint. The returns counter clerk did not care that day one bit.
     
  4. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate these people so much. I can only imagine the well meaning parent/grandparent who buys one of these for a child only to be met with tears of sadness.
     
  5. EmperorDinobot

    EmperorDinobot I claim your sun!

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    [​IMG]

    :lol 
     
  6. B'Bantor

    B'Bantor Extra like OMG

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    If I may quote Kent Brockman: "This putrid fraud out stinks them all"
    I took this photo @ the Metropolitan Ave. TRU in Queens NY before turning this work of the devil over to the Manager.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. EmperorDinobot

    EmperorDinobot I claim your sun!

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    Dear God.
     
  8. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

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    No words.
     
  9. Cyber-Scream

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    Horrifying.
     
  10. Macross7

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    But you have to admit, the guy has balls of steel to try returing that in place of MP prime.
     
  11. B'Bantor

    B'Bantor Extra like OMG

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    That's exactly what I thought. I was pissed though, as I went to TRU for MP Prime & this was the only one on the shelves. Just think if little (or even big) Johnny were to open this X-Mas morning. Oh the horror indeed!
     
  12. mazinger_c

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    Wow. This guy needs a visit from Thor and have his "balls of steel" cracked by Mjolnir as a Christmas present.
     
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  13. McSoundwave

    McSoundwave Soundwave superior!

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    :wtf: 

    High unsat!
     
  14. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Kuphead

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    This is why shops need more toy nerds like us. That way this doesn't happen:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Rewind

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    Well that was a waste of three perfectly good tomatoes.
     
  16. uchihabro77

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    I cant be mad at the guy who did this, but the IDIOT of an employee who didnt give a crap that this cheap, yellow non-transforming truck is nowhere near what the back of the box shows!
     
  17. Star Saber

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    At least it was still a truck. What do you call the guy who took back tomatoes :lol 
     
  18. Fr33domgundam

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    Took these many years back at two different local Wal-Marts here in Montreal, and I'm pretty sure it was done by the same person:
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    Dollar-store toys in the place of TFs. They even took the time to cut/fold/glue one of the cyber-maps to cover up unused twist-tie holes...

    This one was the worst: not because the Cybertron Scrapmetal is actually a better toy than the Titanium Megatron, but the fact that I had brought it to the customer service counter and saw it popped back onto the shelves for sale THREE times before it disappeared:
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    Found it at Zellers here in Montreal, though I suppose it cements part of the reason Zellers is closing down...

    I actually have a folder in my Photobucket with several more pictures of these sort of things that I've found over the years...
     
  19. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Do we really give you that bad an impression? :( 

    Maybe in some alternate universe, toy swapping is actually a punishable crime...by having your balls chewed off by rabid badgers.

    In a more realistic scenario however, American toy stores would simply adopt the European model of refusing opened returns.
     
  20. Poe Ghostal

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    Glad you guys all liked the article! You can see many more examples here: http://www.poeghostal.com/category/toy-aisle-trolls

    Those are some great examples you posted. But don't worry, I won't use 'em for the site unless you want to officially submit them.