Cat-Scratch wrote:None, I can't afford them. But I know of at least four places that I can buy them, one being up the street from my home.
I'd love to have those two as well.
Now here's an open question.
If you're shopping for a figure, and some kid spots it in your hands, gives the long face, would you give it to him/her or kick them so they'll fuck off?
What about a parent of said kid giving you the guilt trip or a staffer at the store?
I ask because years ago, it seemed like every time I went into my LCS to buy a Transformer or Star Wars figure, some kid or two would show up and whine. Followed by a whiny parent. Every freaking time when I bought an Optimus Prime or Luke Skywalker. "It's just a toy and your like...an adult like....." I showed restraint and didn't teach the kid(s) that their mom could cry when called a string of certain words. Unlike in 1990.
In toronto, there's a shitload of places to buy figs at. At least ML figures. Around here, that ain't so much the case.
In my experience, it's not kids, or parents with kids, rather, buying these figures.
And both Mattel and Hasbro realize this, or else they wouldn't have each created separate lines specifically aimed at kids.
So, I'd either tell the parent that, and aim them towards the cheaper kids-themed product that won't break the first time little Johnny tries to have Kitty Pryde drop an atomic elbow on Blue variant Costume Angel.
Or, I'd simply tell the parent he must not really love his kid, because instead of running his fuckin' mouth, he could have been stabbing me in the belly. At which point, I would stab him in the belly for being a failure as a parent, and say to the child, "Welcome to life, kid. Get a fuckin' job."