I remember back when the 1995 THs came out. A few idiots started punching holes in all the HW cards with a hole punch in the shapes of half moons - flying blood sucking bats and stars in my area.... Sure pi**ed off alot of collectors when they spotted something they wanted, like a 95 TH punched. Many feel it was a inside job. Can't imagine driving all around just to punch holes in packages, but hey, nothing would surprise me if it actually happend with how many wackos are out in the world. We figured it had to be a inside job with friends who worked Walmarts Targets and TRU as nothing else was punched in the toy aisle - just the HWs. Nothing easier than making a simple phone call to make that kind of thing to happen.
About 2000 the manager of Toys at WAL*MART punched holes in cards of Treasure Hunts (only Treasure Hunts). She hated collectors. I stopped at WAL*MART on my way to work (early morning), and she was putting cars on the pegs from new cases. She wouldn't let me touch a car until in was on the peg. I noticed a TH in the case, she pulled it and punched a hole in the card with a hole punch (I couldn't believe she did that). Several months later I heard she was in a bad wreck. I guess what goes aroud, comes around.
It was nice that the manager gave you a discount Craig.