Tales from the Vacation? What gives?!?!? Find out what you’ve been missing! Right from the beginning. Clicka here…
One of the things I love about Orlando International Airport are all the shops. Surprised, right!?!? I know that most of the bigger airports have shops in them. Yadayadayada. The ones in Orlando International, though, are a nice representation of what makes Orlando, Orlando (betcha I could’ve snuck the word “Orlando” in that sentence one more time). They’ve got a Disney Store, a Seaworld store, Ron Jon’s Surf shop and a Universal Studios store. Walking through these establishments, while you’re waiting for your flight is like a small, farewell kiss from Orlando. Ahhh…parting is such sweet sorrow.
I know. I know. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “What’s the matter with you my friendly neighborhood jman? Most of the merchandise in these airport stores is overpriced crap.” Look, if that’s what you are thinking then nuts to you! It IS overpriced crap. But that’s what Orlando is! That’s what I love about it. Haven’t you been paying attention?!?!?
So, while I waited for our flight to arrive, I wandered into the Universal Studios store. Now, me being the superhero fan I am, you’d think I’d be all about Universal Studios. And the truth is…I’m kinda “meh” about the whole thing. I think it’s a time/expense issue. There’s not enough time or money to visit all these theme parks. And as much as I love superheroes, Disney comes first. Besides, Universal is all Marvel (sucks) stuff, so it’s not that important
I gotta admit, the store had a nice selection of Marvel (sucks) merch (that’s what we in the biz call merchandise). But, nothing that I felt desperate enough to buy. Kinda like the rest of my vacation. That is, until I came across this figure:
Now, I’m not a big Thor fan. But, the Avengers movie definitely showed me how great of a character he is. And beings I don’t have any Thor figures, and this one is downright bitchin’, I decided to pick him up.
That is until I saw the price. 20 bucks?!!?!? WTF?!?!?
If you go by my world renown Toy Valuation Theorem (TVT), this guy CLEARLY isn’t worth it. And yet, I was still thisclose to buying him. THISCLOSE. Look, I didn’t know when he was released. I didn’t know if he was a new or an older figure. I didn’t know if he was rare or a chaser or anything. At that moment, I was at a loss. A panic almost.
I took the chance, though, and left him at the airport.
A few weeks later, I spotted him again at my local Target. Huzzah! And not just one, either. Two! So I picked up both. Why? Because I’m a toy whore? No, I’m not, thank you very much. I’m a toy sharerer. I’m giving the second one away.
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