Weekly Toy Report: The One With Ross

Jan. 13th 2013

Sometimes the toy hunt takes you to places you've never been, and sometimes those unseen frontiers result in fun finds or great bargains. That was certainly the case for me last week, and you can keep reading for another tantalizing tale from the toy frontier! 

There are a few different stores in my typical toy hunt rotation. Toys 'R Us, Target, Walmart, comic shops, and even a K-Mart on occasion. Once in a great while I'll swing by TJ Maxx to see what has popped up, drop into Big Lots to see if any charming cheap toys catch my eye, and even dig into local Goodwills for a find. But up until this past week, I'd never set foot inside a Ross.

Needless to say I was pleasently surprised with my first Ross experience (or I wouldn't be writing about it), and not because of the discount bedspreads, pillows, and kitchenware.

I trekked through the piles of household goods, clothes, and clearance signs to find a few rows of figures hanging from the pegs along the back wall. There were random Marvel movie figures from years past, various vehicles and playsets, and a lot of figures directed towards the younger audiences of the world. I thought I had stumbled into another clone of TJ Maxx, full of disappointment.

But then I spotted a seemingly-misplaced Mortal Kombat figure tucked behind a few considerably-more-colorful figures. Lo and behold a Deluxe Shao Kahn! And it was only $5.99! So my hopes were renewed and I started digging deeper. Another Shao Kahn! A pair of Transformers Prime Vehicons and a Bumblebee! A Crysis 2 Nanosuit 2 figure! All of which were only $5.99, for figures which typically cost $15 or more.

I actually left behind the pair of Vehicons for the next lucky collector. I already have two myself, and it's always good to pass on a deal for collector karma. But believe it or not, I've been putting off a Bumblebee purchase. So I grabbed him along with the pair of Shao Kahns and Crysis 2 figure. All in all I only spent $25 and got $60 worth of figures, making Ross my new favorite stop. 

I'd love to hear about your haul last week, so take a moment to leave a comment. Whether you just list the figures or regale me with a song of triumph, I can't wait to see it. And I hope you're adding all your new figures to your digital collection on DASH.

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