Although I have only been collecting new Ghost Face merchandise for several months, I have noticed different tags with adds for the stores they are sold in printed on the tag itself. I am assuming this is because the big stores like Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc, won't sell Fun World products without having themselves advertised on the packaging. This means stores like Kmart and Walmart have their own factories make the packaging. It's not that I hate Walmart and Kmart (well okay, actually it is...
), but places like Walmart sell their GF costumes in little tinny bags and Kmart does not even use bags, allowing the costume to become damaged very easily.
I am surprised the companies like Fun World would even allow this extreme disrespect! I've noticed Walmart-customized mask tags, which thankfully did not show up in 2013.
I really don't consider store-customized mask tags collectible.
Thankfully we have one rescource to find normal Fun World-style mask tags and costume bags, PARTY CITY!
They seem to sell their GF stock with the same packaging you would find at the Fun World store. This is why I buy ALL of my masks and costumes I can find from Party City, because they have better spirit and don't seem to care for customized packaging. Also another place to find great GF stuff is Walgreens. Older masks from eBay however I do not buy from Party City because clearly you can't find any old stuff in stores these days. Plus it seems Fun World never made their GF stuff with store-customized packaging before 2011.
Please reply if you think Fun World should stop allowing Walmart+Kmart to sell GF products with customized packaging!
PS: Although I don't consider Walmart and Kmart packaging collectible, it would seem the mask tags from the stores like Walgreens and CVS are the same size as the normal Fun World tags. So I just don't like Walmart/Kmart packaging because they have to make it smaller. Still hate Walmart but love Walgreens+CVS Bottom line: I recommend you to buy Ghost Face products from PARTY CITY, WALGREENS, CVS, and from the FUN WORLD store if open. But never buy from WALMART, KMART, etc.