Are you ready for more Giants era variants?
Several weeks ago some portalmasters noticed that a few online retailers started to having placeholder listings for a “Pumpkin Eye-Brawl”. No other information was given through these listings. As with a lot of rumors of this sort, I tend to keep my expectations low in order to not spark a series of wild speculations. However, in this case the Pumpkin Eye-Brawl turns out to be more than a phantom! Again originating from Beanie Baby reseller extraordinaire Cindy’s Beans, we now have our first look at Pumpkin Eye-Brawl!
Ignoring her inflated price, this Halloween themed variant should be widely available across multiple retailers for MSRP. When we know exactly when and where Pumpkin Eye-Brawl will be released we will update you.
Second on our new variant list is one that will unfortunately drive you crazy if you’re into chase variants. Listed on eBay as the first known of its kind, Green Gill Grunt is already making the heads of hardcore collectors spin.
The seller hasn’t been completely forthcoming with how this particular figure was acquired but they will say that it was awarded to certain retail vendors by Activision as an incentive. They won’t say to which company these vendors work for but it sounds like we can expect to see more of these within a month.
Personally I know I’ll be getting Pumpkin Eye-Brawl as I don’t mind store exclusive variants but Green Gill Grunt will stay out of my reach as long a it’s collector’s item that sells for $200+. How many people here actually go after the chase variants and how complete is your collection?
Big thanks to portalflipper Marty Jordan and others who keep my inbox full with sightings like these!