Let me sum up the Comic-Con toy-collecting economy for you:
- Mattel (under its Hot Wheels label) announces a Wonder Woman Invisible Jet toy as an April Fool’s joke. The “joke” is that the package is actually empty; there’s no toy. (That’s just molded packaging you see in the picture. Get it? Invisible.)
- Mattel realizes that nutty toy collectors would indeed buy the hell out of this thing, and announces that it will be available as a Comic-Con exclusive.
- Zealous toy flippers line up at Comic-Con to buy the hell out of this thing for $5 a piece.
- Zealous toy flippers immediately flip their loot on Ebay.
- Nutty toy collectors buy the hell out of the non-toy on Ebay for upwards of $20 a piece.
- Everyone profits. Oh. Except for the nutty toy collectors. Who–as always–spend frightening amounts of money funding their Peter Pan syndromes.
Via Nerd Approved, who wants to know what a reasonable amount of money would be to spend on funding a Peter Pan syndrome. But he’s totally asking for a “friend.”