The Toy Market Has Been Pretty Good To Us Collector's Lately
I'm a huge toy collector, but seem to go in and out of it here and there. I primarily stick to vintage toys, or toys that I actually had as a kid in the 80's. I'll randomly dip into some new stuff if it's based on properties, or films that I love and that may not have gotten released as a toy previously. And while there have been toys, usually collectibles, based on The Iron Giant before, they've always been way too expensive for my taste. I mean, I love the movie. It's one of my all-time favorite animated movies ever, but not enough to shell out several hundred dollars for a statue like Mondo recently did. Sheesh!
With that being said, let's thank Walmart for this exclusive that stands an impressive 14". Beautifully
detailed, with motorized walking motion, lights and sounds and impressive packaging. And the best part is that it is ONLY $19.95. Yes, just $20 for this beauty if you can find it. Being a Walmart exclusive means that as far as finding it in-store, your local Walmart is your only option. But I'm sure you can find it on the secondhand market as well for probably a higher price.
I'm not sure how long these will be available, but using Google to look up this item told me exactly how many of them were in stock locally. I'm honestly surprised at it's low price point, especially considering how big and great it looks. I'm also surprised I hadn't heard of this release. The only reason I knew about it was because a friend of mine posted a picture of it and I was stunned. That night I immediately ran to my local Walmart to find 3 of them on the shelf. So you may get lucky!
With the recent releases of They Live figures by NECA, and the Walgreen's exclusive Tron figures, 2020 is shaping up to be a highlight for collectors like myself.