In Which I Clean Up on Clearanced Star Trek Toys

When buying action figures I have two rules. First, I pretty much only buy superhero-related figures. But, secondly, I will pretty much buy anything if it is priced low enough on clearance. So when the local comic book shop decided to clearance almost all of their Star Trek figures at very low prices, I bought pretty much everything they had except for the Enterprise-related stuff.

So The other day they brought out this 30th anniversary Barbie and Ken Star Trek set in a slightly damaged box for $5.99, I was on that faster than you could say “Live long and prosper.”

Black Canary Barbie

Ah yes, the Black Canary Barbie scheduled to hit stores this Fall, along with a Catwoman, Supergirl, Poison Ivy, Batgirl and Wonder Woman Barbie. I’ve actually got quite a few of the previous releases of DC-related Barbies. The problem is my kids tease me to no end about these — the reliable “they’re not dolls, they’re action figures” defense goes out the window when “Barbie” is stamped prominently on the packaging.

What I really want to know is why there’s no Green Arrow Ken to go along with this.