So I got some insider information about the Iron Man movie figures a couple of days ago and I found out that they were going to be released today. So I went to the TRU a little earlier tonight and I found the big Iron Man display but the display had been raped pretty thoroughly. Seriously. It really looked like someone just went right to the display and bought everything. And it didn’t look like it was a kid or a collector. No, it looked like it was the work of a scalper who knew what he or she was doing. Luckily there was still one of each figure from the first series in the display so I was able to get all three Iron Men (he has three different suits of armor in the movie) plus a “quick change” version where you see Robert Downey Jr’s face and I got what I’m assuming is the villain of the piece (this robot suit called the “Iron Monger”).
It looks like the only figure I wasn’t able to get from Series One is the “Iron Man in Stealth Operations Suit” which is essentially War Machine and I’m fine with that because I bet that’s the only suit we really aren’t going to see in the movie.
So I’m happy I was able to get the toys that I got but I’m still kind of pissed off that some scalper had to rape the aisles of the stuff as soon as they went on sale. I mean, I know that eBay toy scalpers are pretty much everywhere but I, for some naive reason, didn’t assume they’d be in my area as I’ve always been able to find most of the stuff I want pretty easily and I never see any eBay sellers from Oly trying to pawn “rare” items for ridiculous prices. I’m really not looking forward to possibly dealing with this scalper bullshit again come Tuesday when the figures from Transformers Animated get released.