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Postby decepticonjon » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:08 pm

hi, thought i would start this one. finally, a forum for this business.
anyways, a few heads up, the new target at mcclintock and rio salado in tempe has just opened up. they don't have wave 4, but they have everything from the first movie waves, as well as 6" tits: soundwave and rodimus.
the walmart @ 8th str and dobson should open up within the next month or so, so expect to see stocked shelves when they do.
i have encountered dreadwing at several walmarts around the valley, so i could tell you where he was last seen
none other from the new wave yet however.
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Postby decepticonjon » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:54 am

no new news as of this morning, with mose target and wallyworlds within a 10 mile radius around tempe checked.. i plan on hitting up a few places soon. tru has the wwi 2 packs all over the place, and alot of voyagers..
keep your fingers crossed.
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Postby DeathAura » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:57 pm

I was present at the new target at 11 am, the same day you went, and i saw the titaniums and what not too; i decided to pick up an optimus prime (case-fresh box, no scratches or scuffs like other primes that have been on shelves and dropped and such for some time), and titaniums soundwave and rodimus prime :)


i'm still waiting for the target exclusive scouts here, i've checked 6 targets, and 4 super walmarts for the new deluxe wave..
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Postby decepticonjon » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:06 pm

the wally world at country club and baseline has case fresh wave 1-2 of the movie toys. all deluxes, leaders, that were put out on june 2nd.
still no sighting of anything new however
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Postby DeathAura » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:16 am

some time ago (2 weeks?), i found a scout class Strongarm at the superstition target (power & southern), i was thinking about taking him with me to any target location, then telling guest services to do an item locate, and see if i could find any more of him at any other targets, which could lead to finding the new wave; what do you think?
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Postby decepticonjon » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:30 am

wow, that's a pretty good idea too.
i saw a dreadwing at walmart @ stapley and 60 the other day, i wonder if the same method would work
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Postby DeathAura » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:39 am

So i went on a hunt today. Here's what happened. I went to the target on power and mckellips; and nothing. I took my movie Strongarm Basic/Strongarm and did an item locate. To make a long story short; there is one DPCI/DCPI (can't remember but anyway) number for each size class of TF. In other words, the scout/basics have 1 number, deluxes have 1 number, and etc. and so on. So, there was no way to locate any 1 item in any one store due to how they come in case assortments. I'll look into this matter more however.

With that said, Here are the numbers for # 087060951 (deluxe) as of 6 or 8 am on Aug. 3, 2007.
Scottsdale - 1
Gilbert SW - 25
Chandler West - 1
Ahwatukee -4
Paradise Valley - 21
Phoenix - 9
Far North Scottsdale - 3
Peoria North - 2
Peoria Far North - 3
Prescott - 17
(interesting how my 3 targets were not on this list, hmm)

and here is #087061917 (basic/scout)
Mesa East - 5
Mesa Central - 6
Fountain Hills - 9
Gilbert SE (power road) - 3
Gilbert, AZ (warner rd) - 4
Mesa west - 4
Chandler - 3
Tempe NE - 13
Scottsdale - 4

I also visited some stores.
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Target Mesa Central (gilbert & southern) @ 8 p.m. on 8/3/07. I found the next wave of target exclusive scouts! 2x clocker, 2x skyblast, 1x strongarm. This is a list of what's left, not counting the ones i picked up ;)
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Walmart on Country club and baseline @ 10 p.m. on 8/3/07
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Walmart on Country club and baseline @ 10 p.m. on 8/3/07
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Toy's R Us @ Superstition Mall as of 7:30 pm 8/3/07. Tf's go where the empty pegs are. :(
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Postby DeathAura » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:09 pm

Went to more stores and re-checked central mesa target.
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Super walmart on Stapley and Baseline @ 4 p.m. Empty pretty much, but they had the 2 new real gears!
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Super walmart on Stapley and Baseline @ 4 p.m. 2x meantime, 1x High Score 100
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Super walmart on Stapley and Baseline @ 4 p.m. First time i've seen all 4 TECH tf's in one place (the flashlight one is not pictured)
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Super walmart on Stapley and Baseline @ 4 p.m. Books!
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Central Mesa Target on Southern and Gilbert @ 4:30 pm. No clockers anymore :( . 1x Strongarm, 1x Skyblast.
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Postby decepticonjon » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:33 am

hmm, good lookin' DA.
i saw some of the sw galactic showdown tf's at wally world at greenfield and mckellips.
we seem to hit all the same places, i'm suprised we don't bump in more often.
anyhoo, make you deal, if i run into any 08's.. i'll get two, and one for each - if not more.
i've come across a dreadwing a week and a half ago at the wally world on stapley @ 60.
i'm just so tired of driving every other day.
so those dcpi's for the deluxes - is that for the new case (wave 3), or just any wave in general?
someone else posted a case number on another thread..
lemme go look -
oh it's the upc for 08 bb:
653569237600
hmm, i read that walmart can check that upc to see if they have it, but target prefers dcpi's.
allright..
anyhoo, that was a read.
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Postby decepticonjon » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:45 pm

there are 2 ult bb's at the target at longmore and southern in mesa 79.99
they also had the new scout exclusives.
other than that, the mcclintock/60 target had literlaly nothing, and the new target at mcclintock and the 202 was just about bare.
fry's marketplace @ mcclintock and 60 had tons of protoforms, but that was it. however they were 7.99
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Postby decepticonjon » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:40 pm

one voyager megs at wally world at greenfield and mckellips.. other than that a few ironhides, and that was it.
nothing at tru @ power and 60 either
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Postby decepticonjon » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:25 pm

movie robot heroes at the wally world @ alma school and main str.
i got three out of the four, they just didn't have megs vs ratchet.
they're fun
other than that, that walmart had several voyagers:
ss x2
ironhide
megs
ratchet x3
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Postby decepticonjon » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:35 am

next wave of deluxes as well as voyager op and megs at tru @ 60 and power
well, the wave was there till i found them mysterious placed in the macfarlane section
anyways, new shipments every tuesday morning apparently, and only one case per shipment.. meaning few toys
that's the deal
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Postby DeathAura » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:59 am

congratulations on your find!

I went to 8 different places today on a massive tf hunt. i found some interesting things here and there, some movie robot heroes, all 4 voyagers in one place at the same time, and at ToysRus, i found a lot of primuses! Yes! Primuses i said! (plural for primus)

But there was only a deluxe brawl leftover from your last raid.

They also had what seemed like MORE classics there than when i went last time. and now cybertron deluxes and scouts, yay!

But. still.

all it was was disappointment and empty pegs of nothingness.


...until i hit the motherload. And now, i am the proud owner of 4 08 bumblebees, an arcee, and dreadwing. I'll post pics later.

and no, they're not all for me. ;)
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Postby decepticonjon » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:59 pm

where'd you finally nab those boys at? you seen dropkick either?
he's the last i need besides leader brawl
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Postby DeathAura » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:23 am

Lots to post, so i'll just get right to it.
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i went so many places, i forgot where this was. I think it was the target on Warner and arizona ave.
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target on power and southern.
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more primuses and more classics at toysrus?
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toysrus on southern and power: Primus!
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Target at power and mckellips.
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The things i go through while on large, fruitless tf hunts.
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walmart on greenfield and baseline. From 2 cases of voyager classics, 2 cases of classics deluxes, 2 cases of movie voyagers, and one case of cybertron scouts, all that was left was one lonely ramjet and some voyagers.
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walmart on Stapley and baseline. Not much. Last i was there i saw new movie robot heroes.
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Went back later and found all the voyagers except optimus prime.
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If you want it, now is the time at walmart on mckellips and greenfield.
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Postby DeathAura » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:28 am

and then finally.. after looking in 3 other stores i didn't bother taking pics of because they looked exactly the same as the pics i had taken earlier,i had given up.





then, i find this:
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jackpot! (not pictured, 2x dreadwing and 2x arcee, at least)
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Postby DeathAura » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:29 am

decepticonjon wrote:where'd you finally nab those boys at? you seen dropkick either?
he's the last i need besides leader brawl


No, i haven't seen dropkick yet; i thought you got him at toys r us last week?
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Postby decepticonjon » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:59 pm

nope, dropkick was the only one that wasn't there.
i also haven't seen the g1 recolors (however i don't plan on getting any at this point) or thundercracker.
haven't seen him either.
i might get thundercracker though
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Postby DeathAura » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:14 pm

Ah, k, gotcha.


I was lucky enough to find finalbattle jazz, the movie pickup truck (longarm?) and some other truck that is in the video game too so now all i am missing is dropkick.

I am also not so sure about getting any of the g1 redeco's but we'll see. I may just to complete the line. I'd probably get a skywarp repaint though.

If i locate any dropkicks i will inform you. I'm also looking for leader brawl.
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Postby DeathAura » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:37 am

I didn't get a pic, but i saw 2 movie starscreams - repainted as the G1 anime accurate starscream at the target on power and mckellips.
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Postby decepticonjon » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:48 am

is it skywarp or thundercracker movie repaint?
haven't seen too much around lately.. been buying vintage g1 on ebay.
bad habbit :grin:
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Postby DeathAura » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:40 am

No, it's the movie starscream in g1 anime colors repaint.

But in other news; Attention mesa, az!

Leader Brawl is now out in force. I saw him in target and in walmarts. Aaand, one walmart had the new wave of deluxes. the one with dreadwing, payload, longarm, and recon barricade. I didn't see any bb 08's though.

i don't have the time to post pics right now, but i will in about 12 hours or less from this time (1:47 am). So, go looking!
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Postby DeathAura » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:50 pm

pics as promised. found some other items of interest yesterday. I went to the 202/rio salado target and they had nothing. So then, i went to..
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more starscream repaints than i could shake a stick at :o @ target on alma school & southern
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jazz repaint~!
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remember the pic i posted a w hile back of all the bb08's i found? now look! :o
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poster 1 (all below are @ walmart on us60 & stapley)
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leader brawl @ walmart on us60 and stapley!
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new wave of deluxes, finally! but no bb08 :(
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the new repaints of real gear cell phone and lazerbeak
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Postby DeathAura » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:18 pm

other stuff: I also saw two leader brawls over at the target on mclintock and baseline. nothing else to note from there.
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leader brawl and voyager megatron.
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