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Whose Line is it Anyway?

With all the commotion over the new PlayStation 3 coming out, it seems like various groups are taking full advantage of the long queues. Here are 3 groups squeezing some real lemonade out of this lemon-line situations (all shamelessly pulled from G4's fantastic blog TheFeed).

Clever Outsourcing:
In Cary, North Carolina, a young businessman has bussed in 50 homeless men to wait in lines for him and his friends. He's giving them $100 each for their day's worth of work, and bringing in meals via U-Haul as well.  He plans to sell the extra PS3's on e-bay for upwards of $2000 per system.

Thugs: Last night, two gun-toting muggers decided to rob a line full of gaming enthusiasts at a Connecticut Wal-Mart. While most of the line was happy to comply with the bandits' demands for cash, sadly, one 21-year old realized it's a lot easier to be a hero from behind the controller than in real life. Upon confronting the robbers, he was shot twice. Luckily, he seemed to be playing with extra lives-- he was rushed to a local hospital, where he's in stable condition.

Do-gooders: The team from ScrewAttack.com is waiting in line for PS3's, but instead of selling their shiny new PlayStations on e-Bay for crazy loot, the team is instead auctioning off their places in line, and then giving all the cash to charity!

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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