Annoying Orange, Annoying Neighbors, Skylanders Craze: RTT Rebel

Did you hear?  The is coming to . Princess Nagger has been obsessed with searching to see when it comes on.

So far nothing – though when I Googled it the other day, the date is vague (as in, “sometime in 2012”) and I found out that they’re also going to be selling toys and other items at Toys R Us, and T-Shirts at jcpenneys. In fact, Toys R Us already has the toys available:

The Annoying Orange will become even more annoying.  I’m just sayin’.

Speaking of annoying…  I’ve mentioned before that we have really annoying neighbors.  And I’m not talking about typical neighbor annoyance (like their wandering pit-bull that constantly uses our yard as his personal toilet), these guys are full on top grade asshats.  It’s so  mind boggling it’s going to take its own post though, so I’m thinking I’ll have to join Small Town Mommy and the ladies of Blue Monkey Butt for What the Hell Wednesday tomorrow to do some venting.

Let’s just say that our move West cannot happen soon enough for me. 

In better news… Have you heard about the newest coolest video game, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure?

They have versions for Wii, , XBox 360, PC and Nintendo 3DS.  It’s become a Craze.  Post-Christmas the little action figures are completely sold out all the time.  No one can seem to keep them in stock – which makes sense, since they’re only 7.99 for individual figures at Target, 9.99 at Toys R Us, but sell for three times that (and more) on Amazon or eBay.

I’m kicking myself since I could have had my pick before Christmas (at the cheap prices), but since I hadn’t surprised the family with my wicked-cool Black Friday purchase of a PS3 system (I saved it as a ‘bonus’ Christmas present after we got back from Iowa – no sense in taking it with us wrapped, only to have it taunt us unwrapped until we got home to hook it up).  I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by picking up extra action figures beforehand – with the multitudes they had in stock the week before Christmas, I figured I was safe.

I figured wrong.

Now they’re sold out everywhere…and none of the people working at those stores know when they’ll get them in, just that they will at some point.  And apparently, when they do have stock, people come in and buy multitudes of them right away, wiping out the stock in short order.

I finally figured out why – because then they turn around and resell them on Amazon or eBay or similar locations for 3 to 10 times the cost. Crazy.  I’ll just wait until the craze dies down and muddle through with my measly 4 characters.  Once the craze has died down (Tickle Me Elmo, anyone?), they’ll start staying on the shelves at the cheaper price so I can get some.  Patience is a virtue, after all.

OK, so not quite as random, but I’ll see if I can conjure up more randomness randomly next week.  Meanwhile, feel free to link up and hop around to all the other awesome randomizers – they’re all so entertaining. Rebel On!

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Note:  No part of this post was sponsored in any way, though if Activision feels like sending some Skylanders characters my way, I certainly wouldn’t protest, and Princess Nagger would give them a really good home.  The Annoying Orange can keep their stuff, I’m not telling her they exist.  It’ll be bad enough when I’ll have to listen to the Annoying Orange in High Def instead of on her little laptop. No offense.

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22 thoughts on “Annoying Orange, Annoying Neighbors, Skylanders Craze: RTT Rebel

  1. Annoying Orange on the CN? Oh no! Because Jude, like Princess N, LOVES Annoying Orange, but I just think it’s…annoying. Yikes. How have we completely missed this Skylander’s craze? I feel totally out of the loop. I’ll have to talk to Jude about it!

  2. ah, the things I miss out on by not having kids 🙂 Stinks about your neighbors, although I wouldn’t mind a little drama, most of my neighbors took off for parts south – so it feels a little deserted here

  3. I hear you on annoying neighbours. Ours feed feral cats which then use our yard as a litter box and then breed and create even more of the little bast- I mean, kittens. Happy Tuesday!

  4. I don’t like it when any dog is wondering about, especially those with the potential of going hay wire on an innocent, unsuspecting person walking. Have you called animal control? Everytime, I see a dog roaming about, I do just that. I don’t care if the dog is harmless or not, I call animal control. Pet owners need to be responsible for their pets – pin ’em up, tie ’em up, lock ’em in the garage. I don’t care as long as they aren’t running the streets and as you said using someone’s else yard as a doo-doo field. If they can’t keep control over their four-legged family members, then they need to get rid of them. I’m sorry, that’s just the way I feel. Best of luck to you!

  5. The annoying orange???? Ugh! Let’s hope it dies a quick moldy death.

    I’m pretty sure I saw some of those figures at Barnes & Noble the other night. I found some Super Mario Galaxy toys there for J-Man that I hadn’t seen anywhere else. Maybe give them a call if you have one near you.

    We would love to have you join us tomorrow for What The Hell Wednesday. It’s a great place to vent against your neighbors!

    Thanks for keeping the randomness rocking!

  6. Annoying Orange is coming one again…Why so? They really want to torture me and my kids, We all hate this, and now CN:(

  7. Is Annoying Orange really more annoying than…say…Drake & Josh? Because I’m not sure if I can handle another episode of that. And I hate post-Christmas shopping regrets. I had a few of those this year as well.

  8. I have not heard of the annoying orange. I’m not wildly impressed with the title. I think I’ll see how annoying it really is before I make a judgement on whether or not the boy get to watch.
    Since we got an Xbox the whole Skylanders thing has not really been big at our house. It does look cool though.

  9. Hello! I found your blog through the Tuesday Train Blog Hop. I love vents about annoyances.. makes me feel better when I need to vent about being completely annoyed. New follower! See you around!

    Marlana
    storywriter…

  10. Okay, looks like I should be happy Skylander isn’t on Xbox! Our area tends to be Xbox-heavy, so the boys’ classmates tend to fixate on those games. Well, that and Minecraft, which I haven’t yet bought, because I heard it’s coming on Xbox in 2012. Of course, by that time it will be old news, and the boys will STILL be left behind, won’t they?

    Oh, the trends! Thirty years ago it was Cabbage Patch Dolls, now it’s the “in” video game…

  11. My girls LOVE the Annoying Orange. I wonder if they know he’s coming to Cartoon Network. Probably. They seem to know things like this before I do.

    I bought the girls Annoying Orange backpacks clips at TRU for Christmas. Yep, he’s really annoying and now so are my children. “Hey, Apple! Ain’t no party like a kitchen party ‘cuz a kitchen party don’t stop!” Good times.
    😀

  12. I hadn’t heard of the Annoying Orange but I do know about Skylanders. One of Leo’s friends who just turned 6 got a ton of stuff for his birthday. I’m trying to steer Leo clear of them because he has plenty of other stuff that we don’t need more of!

  13. No, please say the annoying orange news isn’t so!!!!!!! It was so much less, well, annoying when it was confined to the computer room! I don’t want it oozing out into the family room when I am trapped in the adjoining kitchen! I will check our Target for figures—not for you, so that I can sell them on ebay! Just kidding! I have to head out to look for series 6 lego minifigs anyway! I love the quest!

  14. My kids really love watching cartoon movies. However, I do make sure also that every show that they do watch is compatible on their age and do have moral lessons that they could get.

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