League Post: Pet Peeves!

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I hate that!

This week’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers assignment, pet peeves. I think this is something everyone can get behind. I narrowed my peeves down to a short list so break out the cheese because here comes a nice cup of whine!

Pet Peeves!

Scalpers

Also commonly referred to as Scalp-Or, evil collector of things for profit. This diabolical baddie can be seen lurking toy isles, ticket lines, craigslist, yard sales, flea markets, and anywhere where there is a dollar to be made off reselling an something. These people are like the shitty versions of the American Pickers guys, storming in and emptying the stock of a highly wanted item to then flip and sell on eBay for an inflated price. I hate them. They ruin the hunt of finding fun things. Screw you Scalp-Or clan!

Short-Packing

You know that one item you want that can’t find? It is probably because the company intentionally short-packed it (say 1/25). Why you ask? Conspiracy!

Toy Killers

When I was but a wee child I took the utmost care of my belongings, still do. I tried to keep everything together and undamaged knowing there wouldn’t be a replacement if I broke something. In short I valued what I had. Then there were the toy killers. Toy killers were the kids who got kicks off destroying things and is most notably portrayed in the movie Toy Story by Sid.

The toy killers blew things up, burnt them, tore their limbs off, and basically were mild psychopaths of childhood. The worst was when your mom forced you to play with one of these demons. It was a rush to hide your coveted things from the oncoming onslaught. Sometimes these kids were just a bit on the spoiled side getting a new something any time one was broken or just simply had a touch of the crazy in them.

Stay away from my stuff Sid.

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  • You seemed to be reformed, all is well.

    I think my primary issue lies with toy killers who kill other people’s toys.

  • Mason Allen

    I was a bit of a toy killer back in the day. My toys were played with to death, my brother and I would have epic battles between G.I. Joe and Cobra. The battles were brutal, the explosions were big, and the casualties were high.

    I look back on all the senseless violence with sadness and shame. I really miss the toys we senselessly destroyed. Why couldn’t we just pretend to blow them up!?

  • The Sewer Den

    Sid still scares me…

  • I think we all had that one friend/neighbour that was a toy killer. My eye twitched each time I saw a Barbie with a buzzcut.

  • Yeah same here.

  • Barbie with some scraggly hair and GI Joe’s with melted limbs.

  • War is hell.

  • demoncat_4

    no doubt we all had the toy killer friend or neighbor who came along and once let lose unleashed the destruction. and have to agree with short packing for usully when companies do short packing they either go with the female of the wave or the finaly released fan demanded figure though would throw in making a varient of said figure too

  • HowardTheDeck

    great post! I also despise all of those things!

  • Yes…

  • Not sure why short-packing is a thing, seems like the opposite a toy company would want to do. Don’t they WANT to sell stuff? Scalpers dig it though.