Store Report/Warning – Check the Figure Before You Buy
Unfortunately, we have to pass on a warning that it seems, in some Auckland stores, newer Hasbro action figures have been purchased, removed from the packs, and then replaced with older figures and (presumably) returned for a credit. It is a bit saddening to hear of this in the NZ collecting community. Scalpers are disappointing enough, but this is a bizarre amount of work to just mess things up for fellow collectors and rip the stores off for what amounts to a few bucks.
Take home message: make sure the action figure matches the packaging when purchasing.
More details on the SWNZ forums.