She Builds, He Wrecks

Photo-A-Day #2754

Got home from work today intending to sleep till quarter of 10 and then run over to Toys R Us for when they open. Well, I didn’t sleep and I ended up going to Toys R Us anyway to pick up the latest figures from Skylanders Giants, Toys R Us was having a Wave 2 early release and I wanted to get the figures. Allison and Andrew came with me and when we went in we were able to find 10 of the figures. One from each element that were Series 2 figures (New poses for existing figures) and two new figures, Sprocket and Flashwing. Well we got to the counter to check out and were behind another customer, she was checking out and we heard the intercoms say that each customer was to be limited to two figures only. Now, mind you that the store had actually been open for an hour and people had already come in and bought every figure that they wanted and left with their purchases. I was standing in line and the woman in front of me was checking out. This was not a good scene.

So we argued with the “manager” (He is not a manager) and he stood stone faced just repeating only 2. There was no signage stating that it was limited to only two per person. I lost my cool a little and swore at him (I’ve dealt with him before and he’s not pleasant). Finally we stood our ground and were able to buy the figures. It wasn’t till I got home that I realized that we missed one of them that we had picked up and ended up not buying for some reason. I was not thinking clearly because the guy there made me rather angry. I don’t mind if there is a stated, written policy that the limit is two per person. If that is the case then fine I’ll buy only two figures and come back another time. But to change policy mid morning I was having none of it.

After that kerfuffle I had a few hours with Eva in the afternoon before I headed to a Sneak Peek of the movie Wreck-It Ralph. Eva decided that she wanted to play with the new Crayola DigiTools and apps on the iPad, she wanted to play LEGO and she wanted to color. We did all of those things and I was so impressed with her skills with LEGO. She was able to follow the directions and put together most of the Dino truck that she is holding in her hands. She hadn’t been able to do that the last time that we played LEGO together. I was very, very impressed that she built and I handed her the pieces.

At 4:00pm I headed to Burlington, MA to meet up with my cousin Shaun and his family to see Wreck-It Ralph in a Sneak Preview. The movie was in 3D and it had some intense moments, especially in Hero’s Duty and I just knew that Eva would be scared and want to go home so I left her home this time. I think the #D would be overwhelming to her and she’d not like those parts. I do think that she’d really like the rest of the movie. It was fantastic and I’ll be writing a full review of it soon. My cousin and his family enjoyed it very much and so that was cool. I’m glad that they could go with me.