We've got another story of retail woe (and a return of a real vintage figure to stores) in our latest entry in this ongoing saga of retail theft. Reader Nik was looking at the new Target AT-ST... and guess what he found?
The brand-new Attack on Hoth set is the victim this time, with POTF2 (that's Power of the Force 2, newcomers) 1997 Snowtroopers and a vintage 1978 Death Star Commander-- complete with yellowed torso-- left as replacements for the stolen 2010 figures.
Nik writes: "Westbury NY Target
New target exclusive set. AT-ST, driver and 2 snowtroopers. Guy switched out for two old 1996 POTF2 snowtroopers and a VINTAGE driver/officer guy. The box was beat to hell as well so God knows if the actual new AT-ST is there as well. He could have switched for an old one or anything else really."
Sadly this sort of thing is not unheard of-- in 2004, I saw a Toys "R" Us exclusive red Original Trilogy Collection Y-Wing replaced with a 1983 vehicle completely painted in red. Honestly, the amount of time you thieves have...
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