The following took place at 3:00 AM Wednesday morning.
note: It helps if you read Bat Hound's parts in the gravelly Batman voice.
Chunky B- Hey Bat Hound, why the hush, hush meeting in this old warehouse.
Bat Hound- I have been tracking the movements of this Reis. He's a pretty shady character, thought you should see for yourself.
Chunky B- What are you talking about?
Bat Hound- Take a look...
Bat Hound- I did some digging and found a bone, then I dug some more and tracked a network that runs so deep in the toy industry it makes the mob look like pre-schoolers.
Chunky B- You mean he's smuggling illegal stuff?
Bat Hound- Oh he's not bringing in the usual knock offs and bootlegs, he brining in something worse... the "home brew"....
Chunky B- How deep does it go?
Bat Hound- It runs from the sweat shop to the officials that you elect to protect you from this sort of thing.
Chunky B- I don't understand... how is he doing it?
Bat Hound- Reis is having the components gathered through a network of scalpers and speculators, bored with their usual eBay heists, looking to make a quick buck. They scour the flee markets, thrift stores and garage sales for anything that has at least five points of articulation, they ship their finds to gather points on the east coast. Sweat shops there do the "cleaning" and "dressing" then they are boxed up and shipped through back channels to a warehouse in the mid west.
When Reis needs them he posts a video blog and gives the signal... usual something like adjust some goofy headwear or goggles. The items are then routed through Los Angeles, processed and delivered to a back room at a coffee shop in Seattle were he knows the owner, a cup of coffee and a payoff and he takes his goods home to add to his collection.
Chunky B- Just like in Detective Comics Bat Hound!
Bat Hound- Except in the comics people do not get hurt or beat near to death on an assembly line for not making their quota.
Chunky B- Well, lets take a look...
...Really? They didn't even try. Of course, classic Reis M.O., no cape.
Chunky B- Well, at least this one has a cape...
Chunky B- It Figures...
Chunky B- Whaa? What's this?
Bat Hound- Uh, that's mine, fell out of my Utility Collar... careful that's more than a squeaky toy, it's full of treats too...
Chunky B- So, what do we do now Bat Hound?
Bat Hound- I return to Gotham and fight crime... you take this Reis to school and slaughter his Batman collection.
Chunky B- When will I see you again?
Bat Hound- I will be back around 7:00 AM for my breakfast and brushing.
*No Basset Hound or action figure was hurt in this production, the Basset Hound did get paid in treats for her performance.