Hello, fellow 'zonans! I'm a bit new to collecting, but I went around the Scottsdale area of the valley on Friday (1/27/12) using a printout of locations from this amazing website. I didn't go to every store, but I'll list the ones I did and what I found. Apologies if I don't describe them properly, I'm still learning all of the lingo!
Toys R Us
9139 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Mostly Dark of the Moon movie stuff, but there were some surprises. Saw Generations Warpath, Thundercracker, Wheeljack (which you can find anywhere), and Kup. There were five
Prime 1st Wave Bumblebees, which I passed up on. There were five Rage Over Cybertron
exclusive sets. A couple each of Animated Rodimus and Ironhide. Some other random things; sorry I didn't write it all down, but I took a couple of cell phone shots.
From there, I went to a nearby Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and a Big Lots. Nothing worth reporting. They barely had a single TF item, and it was stuff for toddlers.
Then to the Wal-Mart on the corner of Chaparral and Pima, just west of the 101 N. All of the same stock as far as movie-based merch, but that was about it. Same with the Target in the same plaza as the Toys R Us.
A little bummed (I had been hoping for the 2nd wave of Prime figures - shot in the dark), I headed closer to home. Stopped by the Target on 44th St & Thomas Rd in Phoenix, but it was about the same as the other Target but for a lone Generations Wheeljack. I might pick one of those up just because I feel bad for how many of those I see everywhere. But then I went to the Ross next door, and... success! I walked away with Reveal the Shield Tracks, Jazz and Perceptor!
These figures are remaining:
The Toys R Us is getting a new shipment Tuesday morning. I called the Toys R Us at Paradise Valley mall, and while they were entirely out of Prime figures, they said their next shipment of stuff should arrive on Wednesday.
Good hunting, stalkers.