« on: July 24, 2005, 10:31 PM »
The Clone is one of my favorite collecting run stories. I was on my way to work, and a friend called saying that a local Wally had like 50 of the SA on the pegs. I went, and got my 2, and then called another friend who is a collector. He was an army builder so he wanted all the rest, but I said that all I could do was put 10 on layaway (which I did) in his and mine name. For awhile though he wanted me to put them all in a shopping cart until he could get there. I did that for about 10 minutes, and then said this is STUPID, and called him on his cell, saying I am not walking around with 40 Clones in a shopping cart. I put them back on the pegs and took my 2 up front to pay for them.
The army builder friend arrived, and I found out later he bought 30 of them, including the 10 on layaway, and left like 20 on the pegs. By the afternoon they were gone.
The funniest image was a 38 year old walking around Walmart with 40 clones in a shopping basket. An employee I knew asked me if the reason there were so many was because they were breeding. Nope, I said, cloning. It was also on that day though that I learned never to put more then 2 of any figure on layaway for anybody. If they want more, they can get there and be greedy.