Get Loose!: Marvel Figures sans Packaging

Some people are collectors and need to have their figures kept in mint condition forever, preferring to display their toys as they purchased them in their plastic shells. And that’s definitely one way to do things, but I think action figures are much better, well…in action! When I buy, the first thing I do is tear up the box or cut it with scissors so I can get the figure out ASAP. So if you’re like me, you should definitely check out our collection of Loose Marvel Legends Figures. In a lot of cases, buying these figures loose ends up being cheaper in the end, and is a good option if you’re looking for your favourite character and without any intention of buying the rest of the collection, nor assembling the series’ “build-a-figure”.

But wait!

What if you only want to build the build-a-figure? Well, we’ve got you covered there, too, because we’re selling pre-assembled build-a-figures to save you the trouble of picking up every figure when all you really want to find is Fin Fang Foom.

Original Fanworks: Check ’em out on Etsy!

If you’ve never checked out Etsy.com, now’s the time. Online shopping has been around since the first wave of internet popularity, but if you’re a fan of…well, pretty much anything, there’s a world of unique items available and usually made by fans for fans. Naturally, a wealth of original items can also be found on the page, so you should take a look at those while you’re snagging the best of the best fanworks. From Harley Quinn earrings to Spider-Man cross-stitches to the awesome Rorschach iPhone case above, it’s definitely a place worth exploring!

Filene’s Basement 15% off coupon

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Just click the image above to get a more detail view of the coupon and print it out. Take it to your local Filene’s Basement and voila….15% off your entire purchase. It is as easy as 1-2-3.

I know you are wondering why an online toy retailer is posting coupons for a discount clothing store. It’s a secret that one day I will reveal.

Filene’s Basement 20% off Coupon

Here is a non-related toy item for you serious bargain shoppers….with the economy going down the drain, every little bit helps. I have included a coupon that is good for 20% off any one item from Filene’s Basement good until March 15th 2009. I don’t get anything out of it…I am just sharing it so we can all contribute and improve the economy.  I believe that this poor economy is caused by people’s fear and the media.  We need to continue spending (within reason) and keep this economy chugging along.

Just click the image and then save it to your computer so you can print it later. I used this exact coupon this past weekend (March 7th) and it worked like a charm at the Union Square location in New York City.

Later, I was walking around Greenwich Village (after getting my slice of pizza from Joe’s) and kept on stepping on dog pooh.  Hey, New Yorkers…don’t you pick up your dog crap?  Mmm…eating my cheese slice with dog pooh under my Rockports…it gives me goose bumps thinking about it.

By the way, I love NYC (even with all the crap lying around).  If anyone has any comments about this, please feel free to fire them off below.

Get 20% at Filene's Basement

Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by 2008 Black Friday Shoppers

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A male worker at a New York WalMart was killed Friday when anxious shoppers trampled him in their rush for Black Friday bargains, witnesses say.

Witnesses to the early morning incident in Valley Stream, N.Y., said the unidentified worker had been attempting to hold back a wave of customers after the store opened, only to be knocked down and trampled underfoot, the New York Daily News said.

He was bum-rushed by 200 people, Jimmy Overby, a co-worker of the man’s, said. They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too … I literally had to fight people off my back.

Witnesses claim that before the store was closed, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the worker’s life.

“They were working on him, but you could see he was dead,” said Halcyon Alexander, 29. “People were still coming through.”

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation, and she and the unborn baby were both reported to be OK, said Sgt. Anthony Repalone, a Nassau County police spokesman. Four or five other people suffered minor injuries, he said.

Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman at National Retail Federation, said the group knew of no other incident where a retail employee has died working on the day after Thanksgiving.

Wal-Mart is working closely with police, company spokesman Dan Fogleman said.

“The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” Fogleman said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families at this difficult time.”

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

My Two Cents:

This is a tragic event.  I heard it on the radio during lunch today and it really put a damper on the day.

For once, a lawsuit is going to be warranted. I hope the family of this employee gets a few hundred million out of Walmart for this.  I feel this is totally Wal-Mart’s responsibility to keep their employees and customers safe.  I guess they wanted to save a few bucks to avoid hiring some security outside the store.  A few employees or security personnel outside the store directing people around would have avoided this.

The other solution is to give out ticket stubs for the sales inside (they do that in Canada).  Once all the tickets have been given out…there is less madness.  When the doors open, people just take their time entering the store (ticket stub holders have 1 hour to pick up the item).