Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Heath Ledger's Joker Doll Selling Out
Leave it to America to translate our public grief in to mass consumption. The New York Post reports that Heath Ledger's Joker doll is selling out at Toys "R" Us stores across the city. There is no mention of what is happening in other markets throughout the country, but a Toys "R" Us spokesperson is quoted as saying, "There are none left in the warehouse, either." The article also mentions that the figures are already appearing for sale on eBay for higher than their original $9.99 selling price. Folks must be assuming this will become a collector's item because of Ledger's death. And I imagine it's the current must-have toy for any big Batman fan. I'm not someone who has ever been into action figures, but it is pretty cool looking. Although I can say from trying to unload some Gone with the Wind memorabilia recently, now that eBay makes things so easy to sell, I wonder how much of a long-term market there really is for stuff like this, even when you factor in the high-profile death of a pop-culture figure.