Ungrateful Toyfair-goers Already Hawking Exclusive Skylanders On EBay

Well, this doesn't look tacky or anything. Skylanders has been giving out exclusive Toyfair figurines to attendees of the show itself and a couple of preview events last week. Said attendees are not civilians, as Toyfair is a closed, industry event. But, knowing the demand for these suckers, a bunch have listed them on eBay for Buy-it-Now prices in the four-figure range. Those actually getting bids are seeing them in the $US150-$200 range so far. These have already sold, including one for $US250.

The Skylanders Giants Chop-Chop, in blue chrome, is the one being handed out at Toyfair, and it's fair to say there are potentially thousands of these things out there, so if you're Buying-It-Now, you're probably overpaying. A Toyfair edition of the Skylanders Giants Ninjini was handed out at two events on Tuesday, one of them a press event. Hawking swag should summon a swift tut-tutting from the State Board of Journalistic Practice. Oh that's right, such a thing doesn't exist.

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    How is it ungrateful? I don't care about Skylanders. If a toyfair gave me one i'd hock it too. It is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

    State Board of Journalistic Practice. Oh that’s right, such a thing doesn’t exist.

    Well, I suppose Owen would know *rimshot*

    As far as it goes, if you don't play the game, no point in letting it gather dust.

    Quick, someone slip Owen a Skylanders toy before he- oh darn, too late.

    Yeah, you might want to think about that Zynga advertisement masquerading as an article a mere 5 places down the feed before you start pointing fingers at your peers' journalistic practices.

      Damn straight.

    This seems to be standard practise at these kinds of events. ComicCon last year had a whole lot of SDCC12 Exclusive toys (Transformers, Play Arts, etc), all of which sold out within the first 2 hours, and could then be found for sale at all of the other vendors through the convention at inflated prices. Surprisingly the other vendors made no attempt to be subtle about it either.

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