I've been seeing these in greater abundance is well. 3 at Target yesterday, 3 at KB, 2 at TRU, 1 at Walmart. They're around regularly now.
The scalpers are turning their attention to Biker Scouts and starting to lick their chops on the Tatooine Wave.
I know a lot of people refer to "scalpers" as these supernatural boogey men that raid their toy aisles and steal everything they want before they can get their hands on it, but I actually have a confirmed scalper on my toy runs now, he admitted it himself. He races, and I mean runs
into Target at 8 AM to the Hot Wheels section, then to Marvel Legends, and then to Wrestling. Luckily for me, he always avoids the Star Wars section for some weird reason. The dip**** wears a UPS uniform. Other collectors who I meet on these toy runs tell me that he says he sells them to other people who work at UPS for almost double the retail price, and apparently nobody there is into Star Wars right now.
There are reports of a 2nd scalper in the area that comes from a city 20 minutes away and raids the Walmarts at midnight, but I haven't actually seen this one yet.
At any rate, it does sounds to me like a massive
scalper return there Jim, he couldn't unload them on eBay or anywhere else so he just got his money back. I'm not really surprised, I mean, these people have to pay $7.50 per figure just like us, it's hard to mark them up that much more to turn around and make a profit. It was much easier in the $4.99 days.