Bear with me on this one… this needs a but of explaining. What you are feasting your beady, little eyes on (and I am only guessing that your eyes are little and beady – they may be as big as saucers… I have no idea) is an Avenger’s 8 Collectible Figure (2012 – Including Black Widow, Loki, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and… and another Iron Man? WTF? Retail: $14.99)pack from Target. I am not sure if they are exclusive to that retail giant – but they might be.
But here’s the issue – TRU was also selling a pack of these – except they had 4 “prototype” figures included but at a whopping $29.99. That’s right, double the price but only 4 unpainted figures they were trying to pass off as prototypes. As any real collector knows – prototypes are uncompleted or unpainted figures that the companies make up as a mock up of what a final product will look like. They have no dates or copyright information on them – they are just blank and some of the time… one of a kind. What’s inside the TRU pack is not a prototype figure but instead – regular unpainted figures. Luckily, ebay has come to save the day – so while I have the 8 pack from my wife from Christmas, I got the Hulk and his drab buddy for a cool buck on ebay.