Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I would want that figure!

From rebelscum, The thrill of the hunt; it’s one of the most exciting aspects of the hobby. What can be better than walking into a store and finding a shelf full of brand new toys! But lo’, what’s this? Amongst the plethora of new figures there’s something there you’ve never seen, or even heard of before. It’s a Han Solo in Hoth Gear on a Bail Organa card! What could this be? A rare variant perhaps? Maybe a miscard?

No. There’s only one thing that this is - a scam where the original figure has been swapped out and replaced with a common figure from days gone by.

Unscrupulous collectors have been buying hot items, switching out desirable figures and returning the tampered with product back to the unsuspecting stores for years. Unfortunately, the packaging style Hasbro has employed for the Revenge of the Sith line has made it all the easier for this to happen. Collectors need to be especially diligent in order to ensure they don’t fall victim to this scam. We here at Rebelscum have put together a guide chalk full of helpful reminders that will ensure you don’t get burned.

Read the full article here


Octopunk said...

Ha ha ha! All the examples are when someone swapped a Clone Trooper with a more boring figure. If you like that sort of thing.

In the LEGO community, the people who like to make Clone Wars vehicles and customize their Clone Trooper minifigs are called Clonetards. So a Hasbro Clonetard had his way with some Clone figs and then got his money back. Ha ha ha.

Being a Clonetard is punishment enough.

Octopunk said...

But wait, I just saw that alien Rebel Fleet Trooper fig and now I want one, too. Did somebody swap out a head? Why do that?