June 30, 2009
Where Are You, Stan Mikita?
In late 2008 Todd McFarlane came out with his NHL Legends Series 7. Of course, I was down right giddy to get Gordie Howe 2 and, at long last, Rocket Richard.
I was every bit as excited to see Stan Mikita included too. I consider him every bit as good, and an absolute must have on my eclectic collection of McFarlane figures.
Only one problem - I've never seen one yet.
My local Wal-Mart has never had one, or if they did they sold out quickly. Wal-Mart is the only place in town that sells McFarlanes. I lie. There are a couple of collectibles stores, but they charge way too much. I haven't Mikita there either, though.
Now Wal-Mart has all their older McFarlane hockey figures marked down between $1 and $5. I picked up Nicklas Lidstrom and Jaromir Jagr, but Makita still proves as elusive as he was on the ice.
I will be heading out on vacation soon enough. We will spend too much time in shopping malls, thanks to three teenage girls. I will be killing time looking for you, Stan Mikita.