We all know that I’ve chronicled how Randy Orton figures just don’t sell very well for Mattel. I’ve seen it in plenty of Tales From The Toy Aisle trips, but apparently Mattel has figured out a solution to this problem. While cases featuring 2 or 3 Ortons tend to clog pegs, Matty has decided that perhaps it’ll sell better if they ship ENTIRE cases of Randy Orton figures.
Seriously, this is not a joke. The new Walmart exclusive series, called Superstar Entrances, features WWE wrestlers wearing a t-shirt. That in itself is nothing new, as Jakks made plenty of figures like this. However, this is the first time that Mattel has really done this and they’ve made an entire series of repaints in this fashion exclusive for Walmart. The concept itself isn’t bad, but why on Earth did they ship an entire case of Ortons? Who knows, but if your Walmart is unlucky enough to get one of the Orton cases, expect to see them until the end of time.
Oddly enough, there are regular case packs as well. It seems that only some Walmarts are getting the Orton cases. Who knows why they chose to make who cases of Randy Orton, but I know it’s going to suck if he starts filling the pegs. Of course, I don’t really collect WWE Basics, so I shouldn’t have too much to worry about. Not like my stores stock Mattel WWE figures anyway, but a few K-marts around here are still choking to death on Ortons from cases where he wasn’t the only figure.