Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Mutt12, Nov 25, 2012.
Came across this article and immediately thought of this board. ^_^
I lol'd @ the Snake Eyes one.
No Cybertron Mudflap replaced by a blue wooden block? I am disappoint. The returns counter clerk did not care that day one bit.
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.
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.
But you have to admit, the guy has balls of steel to try returing that in place of MP prime.
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!
Wow. This guy needs a visit from Thor and have his "balls of steel" cracked by Mjolnir as a Christmas present.
This is why shops need more toy nerds like us. That way this doesn't happen:
Well that was a waste of three perfectly good tomatoes.
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!
At least it was still a truck. What do you call the guy who took back tomatoes
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:
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:
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...
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.
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.
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