It's been quite a while since I posted a toy haul here on Chase Variant an that's because it's been a while since I've come home from a hunt with good success.
Today was one of those few and fare between days.
Off from work for a day just to enjoy time with the wife and kid, we walk into one of the department stores that I like to look for game (OG Orchard). Now the great Singapore Sale is currently ongoing, so there's a storewide 20% off discount. I step into the Marvel aisle and am greeted by a rare sight in this neck of the woods: Gamma Smash Hulk. Not one, but three of them...
Knowing that The Avengers Series 3 case of 12 3.75" figures comes in an assortment of 3x Hulk, 2x Reactron Armor Iron Man, 1x Fusion Armor Iron Man, 1x Cosmic Spear Loki, 2x Skrull Soldier, 2x Movie Hawkeye, and 1x Grapple Firing (Movie) Black Widow, my Spider Sense starts tingling! My son points to a Captain America chest light. I grab it for him...And spot Hawkeye!
Snatching him off the shelf (Hawkeye, not my son), tell my wife that I'm also looking for ScarJo and immediately spot a Skrull Soldier.
The wife digs beneath the pegs and pulls out a figure that was placed face down under the figures on the pegs. It's Natasha Romanov. Wheeeee!!!
"Someone was obviously hiding this..." she said as she drew another Hawkeye from the same place. We looked for another Widow for the Rangerlord (because I texted him and he wanted one, of course) but could only find two more Skrull Soldier. I was about to give up when the sale assistant brings back about 5 or 6 figures and re-hangs them on the pegs--someone had decided at check-out that they didn't want some figures--and I see another Skrull Soldier! So there had to have been more than one new case of Series 3 opened. Cursing my luck (the Rangerlord's luck, really) I pay for my mini-haul.
But later at night, the wife and I are on a much needed might out alone without the boy. We go to one of the neighbourhood malls (Nex) to catch Snow White and the Huntsman (meh) but decide to swoop on another local department store (Isetan) to try our luck. Now we usually don't find anything there. But guess who we found in the Marvel Universe section:
That's right, Wave 21 Jubilee! Jubilation!
No Blastaar or Chuck Xavier in sight, though. The ones I'd seen on Ebay went for US$63 and US$132 respectively. Jujube wasn't too bad herself, fetching some 52 big ones. I guess that's what happens when you see a figure that's five waves away from being released. *Shrug* ;)
And I just didn't find one of her, oh no. I found two! Double happiness!
Before I had time to recover from shock, Melissa says, "There's Black Widow!" I look over at the Avengers pegs, and there she is, front and centre. There's more grabbing. I find two more Hawkeye, two more Skrull Soldier, and some Hulks.
At the end of the day, I left all the Skrull Soldiers I found on the pegs. Their lack of wrist and ankle articulation worked against them for me. But they do have excellent head sculpts, though. My haul? Two each of ScarJo Black Widow, Jeremy Renner Hawkeye, and Jubilee!
Good times. :D