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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:48 am

Motto: "Destroy first, think later."
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Well I tried the Target on 44th & McDowell, and was able to score a Soundwave, at last! That's all I took there. But in my excitement, I forgot I was after Wheeljack, too! So instead of harassing those guys further (they were pretty busy), I went down to the Target in Tempe Marketplace, and grabbed a Wheeljack from there.

There is still a Soundwave at that Target!! Grab it while it's hot!!

I checked the Ross stores in both locations. The first only has an RTS Perceptor left, tucked away on the upper shelf. The one at Tempe Marketplace had diddly, with an extra shot of squat.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby dubg406 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:29 pm

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pWEN,

How much was Target pricing there TF: Prime deluxe and voyagers?
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:29 pm

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Ooh, I actually didn't look at the receipt. I want to say 12.99, but I could be wrong.

Soundwave is a great figure, by the way. But Wheeljack was an impressive surprise! Really enjoying him a lot.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:51 am

I snagged the last/only Soundwave and Wheeljack from Toys R Us on Ray and 54th in Chandler. They only had 8 figures in total (3X Bumblebee and 3X Cliffjumper). No Voyagers on display or SKU stickers listed. Going to try again tomorrow because another truck is supposed to arrive on Thursday.

Target in Ahwatukee says they have the Voyagers in stock but nothing on the shelves. Going to try today or tomorrow of TRU is a bust.

Happy hunting AZ gents.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:14 pm

I just got back from my Thursday hunt. Looks like the TRU on Ray and 54th has restocked:

6X Bumblebee
4X Cliffjumper
2X Wheeljack
1X Soundwave

I was considering picking up another Soundwave and Wheeljack but I had my eyes set on something else today.

Looks like the Target in Ahwatukee (Ray and 48th) receiving and shelved the initial run of Transformers Prime Cyberverse Legion class figures. I picked up the only Arcee and Ratchet along with the 2nd to last Vehicon. There were an entire peg's worth of Bumblebees and plenty of Cliffjumpers to go around.

Didn't ask about the voyager and deluxe class because I forgot the SKU numbers :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:48 pm

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Hey, DrLegend, are you on TFW2005.com? In the conventions section of their forum there's a thread about an Arizona Transformers fans meetup this Sunday.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:05 pm

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Another highly localized stock update for you all. This involves the plaza at the southeast corner of Bethany Home & 19th Ave, just east of the 17N.

I checked out the Ross and found a handful of 2010 versions of Wreckloose, Backstop, and Undermine, at least 3 each. I also found a few Iron Man crossover figures, and these RTS figures:

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I then headed for Target, hoping for a Cyberverse Vehicon; no such luck. What I did find was a bit surprising:

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Oh my, two TFP:RID Voyager Primes! I left them there (I'm a cab-over purist). Here's the rest:

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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:37 pm

pWEN wrote:Hey, DrLegend, are you on TFW2005.com? In the conventions section of their forum there's a thread about an Arizona Transformers fans meetup this Sunday.


Sadly I'm not but I'm reading through the AZ thread now. Sadly (again), I am unavailable this weekend but perhaps I can make the next one.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:49 pm

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DrLegend wrote:Sadly I'm not but I'm reading through the AZ thread now. Sadly (again), I am unavailable this weekend but perhaps I can make the next one.


Ah, too bad, it's only annual I think. Well the guys and gals on there seem pretty friendly, and willing to meet for trades and stuff.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:07 pm

Motto: "Destroy first, think later."
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I found a Cyberverse Vehicon! It was at the Target at Southern Ave & Longmore in Mesa. Sorry, I bought it, but I did pass up another Arcee, and a collection of Ratchets, Bumblebees, and Cliffjumpers. Here's the rest:

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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:05 pm

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I ran up to the TRU on 3rd St & Bell Rd. They have quite an interesting collection of Transformers! Some surprising back stock. I actually found a Generations Blurr! There's also a Generations Dirge, and two Generations Thunderwings. They were fully stocked on TFP:RID (minus Soundwave), including Megatron and Optimus. Anyway, here's pictures:

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Then I ran across the street to the plaza with the Ross, Big Lots, and Walgreens. Ross had two RTS G2 Optimus Primes.

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Big Lots had a couple each of these three Minicons, as well as an entire box of Wreckloose, Backstop, and Undermine.

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They also had these hilarious knockoffs! The back of the card has pictures of all of the knockoffs, including a couple of insect ones, which Big Lots didn't have. If anyone sees these anywhere, please let me know!

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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby dubg406 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:29 pm

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Hey guys just got home with my Optimus prime with trailer from the movie trilogy line. Optimus is pretty much the walmart deluxe exclusive. I don't feel he's worth $29.99, but I just had to have this movie trailer. The Walmart Optimus will work with this trailer but you'll have to do a little mod. G1 Optimus would work also but again you'll have to do a little mod. I was able to connect my TF:Prime Optimus with no problem, the holes are perfect. But his hitche area is about a1/4 inch too tall so the trailer isn't level. A bad shame because TF Prime Optimus and this movie trailer scale well together.

Oh I was able to get this movie trilogy Optimus at the Target on 99th ave and lower buckeye. I was lucky, they actually went to the back and got this out even though it doesn't come out till next week.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:31 pm

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I saw the Movie Trilogy Prime at the TRU on Indian Bend & 101N today. I didn't realize how small it actually was until I saw it first hand. $35 for that tiny thing and an empty trailer? :roll:

Anyway, here are pictures of their loot: IMGur gallery
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Wow. I don't get paid again until the 7th but I'm hoping they'll still have those Rage over Cybertron sets available.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:09 am

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DrLegend wrote:Wow. I don't get paid again until the 7th but I'm hoping they'll still have those Rage over Cybertron sets available.


They seem to move product pretty slowly, so you stand a good chance!
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:49 pm

Just did a quick screen of my local stores today.

Target in Ahwatukee
- Just got in the 2nd wave of Prime RID figures.
2X Wheeljack
2X Cliffjumper
6X Bumblebee
No Soundwaves (anymore heh heh)
3X Prime Voyager
1X Megatron Voyager (only $20 each, a $7 discount compared to TRU)

Toys R Us On 54th in Tempe/Chandler
- Restocked 2nd wave RID
2X Wheeljack
2X Cliffjumper
6X Bumblebee
No Soundwaves (Go figure)
6X Prime Voyagers
No Megatrons

No sign of Arcee or Ratchet in my neck of the woods but a buddy of mine who works at a TRU in Mesa just got them in and has 1 of each on hold for me today.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:03 pm

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There's a TRU in Mesa? What are the cross streets?

Target at 44th St. & Thomas restocked on wave 2 PRID, including Bot Shots, but excluding Cyberverse. No Soundwave, either.

Target at 19th Ave. & Bethany Home is the same, but with a Cyberverse Cliffjumper and some Bumblebees.

No Ratchet or Arcee at either one. :\
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:46 pm

pWEN wrote:There's a TRU in Mesa? What are the cross streets?


Right off the 60 and Power Rd (next to the mall).

One of my best friends in High School works there and gives me the 411 on new shipments/restocks. He can hold stuff for me too but only for 24 hours.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby pWEN » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:58 am

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Oh, that's pretty cool.

TRU on Indian Bend & 101 restocked with a ton of stuff, including some exclusive Cyberverse figure packs: G1 Bumblee, Concept Camaro Bumblebee, Movie Starscream, and Cybertron Starscream.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby dubg406 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:54 pm

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Got my TF Prime: voyager bulkhead @ target near chandler mall.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DeathAura » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Yo!

Any sightings yet on Masterpiece Thundercracker? :CON:

There are zero in Mesa at this time.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:40 pm

DeathAura wrote:Yo!

Any sightings yet on Masterpiece Thundercracker? :CON:

There are zero in Mesa at this time.

One of my best friends works at TRU in Superstition Springs so if he sees one, I'm the first to know.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DeathAura » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:32 am

Sounds good, save me one! :grin:
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DrLegend » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:34 am

DeathAura wrote:Sounds good, save me one! :grin:

Looks like my buddy got 4 in today at the TRU located at:
1516 South Power Road Mesa, AZ 85206

If you hurry, you can snag one up. Apparently there is a scalper that comes by every morning when the store opens to snag them.
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Re: Arizona Transformers sightings

Postby DeathAura » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:05 pm

You weren't kidding when you suggested that I hurry!

Did you get yours?

I think you were right about that scalper, i think he got 3, and I believe you picked up the fourth one. At least I hope you did!

I was unable to get one from the mesa store and they are now out of stock.

I tried the chandler store too, but, the last one left was placed on hold by an employee there, possibly the assistant manager.

As of today, chandler and mesa are out of stock, and according to their machines, so are all the other stores in the valley. It seems the only stores with this item in stock are the Yuma store and the Tucson store as of the time of this posting.

Lame!

I hope there is another shipment coming sometime, but as things go with masterpiece items, I think this was the only shipment we were going to see.
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