You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension known simply as Walmart. Toothless rednecks, ghetto thugs and three dollar packs of underwear. Wally World, where anything is possible but disappointment is definite. Today we travel to Walmart for another… TALES FROM THE TOY AISLE!
I’ve been doing most my shopping online as of late, but decided to head out to one of the bigger Walmarts in town this weekend for a new Tales. I figured since it had been so long since I was at Walmart, that there would be a new influx of toys. I had hoped to check out the A-Team figures and maybe some new DCUC guys as well.
Right off I checked the DCUC. My Walmart has now dedicated three whole pegs to DC Universe Classics, but there was only a total of three figures there. That’s starting to get old. There is a “Best Of” repack Nightwing down at the bottom, but one of the pegs is actually filled with DCIH figures. Man this is a mess. It’s also lame that these rereleases don’t come with their C&C piece.
I just happened to cut down the girls aisle, (no I wasn’t looking for Care Bears!) and low and behold this caught my eye. See, I thought only boys were subjected to stupid stuff like Spider-man and Superman needing a car, but look… It’s a MY LITTLE PONY CAR! It defies all reason. Why would a horse need a car? How does a horse drive a car? Oh well what can you do.
I was also hoping maybe they’d have some of the new WWE Legends figures, but no such luck. They did have the new two packs, but why we’re already getting a second Hornswaggle figure is beyond me. I also just have to say, the Jakks Christian and Dreamer were way better than these two. Christian has white hair and Dreamer looks nothing like Tommy. For the most part the Mattel figures are better, but their misses are way worse than Jakks misses.
Feel like playing on the farm? Well now you can! I remember buying stuff like this when I was a small kid. Oh and when you visited the Zoo, you just had to get a Zoo Animal set. Except it would always be way overpriced.
I gotta admit, these 12 inch Corps guys are pretty cool. I realize I’m getting old now because 12 inch figures and cloth accessories that I used to consider only for “dolls” are becoming more and more appealing. Clearly I need help. There was one bad guy looking figure that I wanted, but couldn’t find. They came with a ton of accessories too. How can they manage the low price tag for so much?!
Of course the 3 3/4 figures looked pretty cool, too. I really like that turquoise frogman. It’s a shame these guys don’t get a little more respect. They’ve come quite a long way. Plus they’re affordable. I suspect in this tough economy a lot of kids know the Corps well, just like I did in the crappy 80’s economy. These Corps are way cooler than a lot of the main stuff I saw on the shelves though.
That’s it for this time, but beware that just around the bend, lurking in the darkest corners of the department store is something your wildest dreams could never conceive when we venture into TALES FROM THE TOY AISLE!