As most of you have read, I’m currently back in Oklahoma celebrating the  holidays with my family and old friends. Once again I have access to Walmarts (which are few and far between in the Los Angeles area) and several Targets… and I have to tell you, I’m having MUCH better luck finding stuff here in OK than I was in LA!

I’ve come across the new The Batman (Green Lantern, Hawkman and the Deluxe line) several times.   I’ve found Fred, Rusty & Dusty, Dale Jr., pit crew Fillmore and pit crew Hudson Hawk from the CARS line.   I’ve found both versions of the ML3 Hydra Soldier and the variant Marvel Girl.  And I’ve found a bunch of new and new-ish Star Wars figures that I have never seen in the LA area.

But the craziest thing is that up until last week, I have NEVER seen one of those gold coin Star Wars figures outside of pictures on EBAY.  Not one.  Now, within just being in OK for a week I have found FIVE of them (six really, I found 2 Wedges at one store).   That’s insane to me…. and it just makes me loath the Frank and Son’s "collectibles show" that runs every Wednesday and Saturday just outside of LA.  The dealers there just wipe the shelves clean every day looking for new stuff to scalp.  But I digress. 

I know it’s not like this all the time in Oklahoma… but it’s a nice change, and a Christmas miracle to be able to walk into a store and walk out with something cool that you’ve been looking for again! 



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