|10-30-2008, 10:50 PM||#41|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have only seen one instance and that was someone tried to open in rob a Wave 4 Destro, but didn't succeed. Wally still tried to sell the figure even though the package was ravaged and tore into. I told my friend... "What the hell?? Who would attempt to steal a damn Destro??" It wouldn't surprise me if it was a 35 year old man, but it looked like something a 10 yr old kid tried to get away with.
|10-30-2008, 11:39 PM||#42|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I was at a Wal Mart and someone had ripped the package on the corner and stolen Clutch's head. I know I don't have the money to spend on extra Joe's for customs...but that's ridiculous! Probably a grown man too.
|10-31-2008, 12:05 AM||#43|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Orange County
Wow... that's sad.
|10-31-2008, 01:15 AM||#44|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Pathetic grown men! I hope they get caught. Just today I found a transformer that had been swaped out with a 1/32 scale f14 tomcat. It was powerglide a10. I thought I'd found something new. It reallly pisses me off. Scumbag!
|11-01-2008, 04:51 AM||#45|
low level hell
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
The fruits of the society that we help build are; freedom of speech, freedom to choose your life's path, freedom from opression, freedom to choose our leaders and those who represent us, freedom that comes with living in a Capitalist society that gives you the opportunity to elevate your standard of living, the freedom to pursue an education and many others.
Not the freedom to take non essential material goods you can't afford or don't want to pay for. If we did have the freedom to take whatever we wanted without payment we would not live in a Capitalist society.
When Derek referred to fairness as "taking from some people to give to others" I'm sure he was not suggesting that hard working people living below the poverty line don't deserve support in the form of tax funded aid programs.
Now, before someone takes my response and twists it, I am referring to material goods that are "wants" not "needs".
Just my 2 cents.
Edit: grown men stealing toys is......well I just don't know what to say.....and the fact that there were two of them working together.....wow. Where are we as human beings? I know this is "just" toys but isn't this a small reflection of our society as a whole?
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|11-01-2008, 08:35 AM||#46|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
I have never stolen a toy in my life. However, when I was a kid and I found new Joes that I couldn't quite afford or put into Laway and I knew I'd be back in a few days to get it, I would hide the ones I wanted behind the Barbie Dolls or something else that I knew wouldn't get moved around for a few days. Often times I'd come back and they would be right where I left them and I'd snatch them up with more Allowance in hand.
However, this was before I realized things like how retail works and it may have contributed to them thinking they had sold more figures than they had or thought they were stolen.
I don't do that now because well, there are cameras and such and stores get re stocked way more frequently than they did in the 80's. But when I was a kid it was a good method to make sure I got what I wanted in small town USA. LOL
Has anyone else ever tried that method? LOL
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|11-02-2008, 12:37 AM||#47|
Join Date: Sep 2007
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|11-02-2008, 01:05 AM||#48|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marysville, ca
just common thieves imo.
now who wants to bet on when we see an open card gi joe pop up on ebay as a rare factory varient. *i got it from the store like this so it must be legit*
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|11-02-2008, 07:22 AM||#49|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Coldwater, MI
Same, I've never seen this with joes, but Star Wars and Hot Wheels (especially the blacked out ones) I see it a lot. Even in a small town like the one I live in.
My Nephew collects Hot Wheels, and I wanted to get him some blacked out ones for the surprise factor. Between Meijers, Walmart, and 2 Drug Stores, not a single one was left untouched. It erked me quite a bit...
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