|Posted by douggoodman on December 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM|
Santa brought me lots of goodies for Christmas this year. I got a Camelbak MULE, the latest volume of The Walking Dead, Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy, some cool Texans and Longhorns shirts, and Star Wars Action Figures. You heard that last one right. They were awesome! I now have a Boba Fett, a Yoda, and a Sandtrooper to add to my collection (which is the Snowtrooper, Darth Vader, Grievous, and Darth Maul, not to mention a few Spawns, Avatars, and Battle Beasts, if your mind goes back that far...).
The Boba Fett came with an offer for ANOTHER FREE Boba Fett, and I thought, "What could be better than one Boba Fett, but TWO Boba Fetts!" In true toy world protocol, all I needed was to collect Proofs of Purchase for five Star Wars Action Figures. Well, I already had three, and I wanted to get a "Tattooine Sandtrooper" action figure because the generic Sandtrooper apparently isn't good enough for the orange shoulderguard, so I was ready to go down to Wal-Mart and pick up two more. But then I read the fine print, and in a deal that sounded just as crummy as the Lil Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin scandal, all I had to do was send the Proofs of Purchase plus $7 for the free Boba Fett. I asked my wife, "Hey, babe, how much did you pay for these?" "About six bucks."
This is one deal that can be thrown into the Pit of Sarlacc...