Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Supercollectors are annoying and stuff
If you collect Stitch stuffs, and you're even mildly aware of some little Science Fiction films known as the Star Wars saga, then you probably already have these adorable Stitch-as-Yoda and Stitch-as-Emperor Palpatine figures.
At least, that's what I thought, until Mr. Tikistitch's buddy Duncan asked us to poke around DRP to see if there was any Star Tours merch with the Paris logo on it. The sharp-eyed Mr. Tiki noticed first a pack of Star Tours action figures with the DRP logo on the box. Then I picked up these action figures and noticed that they, too, had a DRP logo on the card. And, significantly, it wasn't just a sticker, it was actually printed on the card.
We started mooching around the Star Tours section and shortly discovered that EVERY SINGLE PIECE included the DRP logo. That is, if you're a completist, even if you already owned every single piece, you would have to go to the Paris Disney resort and buy it all again, just to get that damn logo!!!
I snapped up the two Stitch figures, muttering darkly to myself. Oh, and the backs of the carded figures are also bilingual. Thing is, I was pretty jet-lagged, and if it weren't for the fact that Duncan is obsessive about this kind of thing, I would have been blissfully unaware of the variation. Stupid supercollectors.