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Postby PrimeSuspect » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:55 pm

Can anyone explain why they're hasn't been any Transformers other than Real Gear in all of Orange County in about half a month?

Hopefully we start seeing some restocking now that Comic-Con's over, but this is ridiculous.

Note however, to any other OC TF nerds: look carefully. I've found a lot of cases where someone has hidden something - I found a Voyager Starscream hidden amongst Real Gear at a Target in Mission Viejo, and I found Blackout hiding amongst six Ratchets at another Target in Laguna Niguel. Also, I found Barricade in between some Optimus Prime "laptop" things at a Target as well, forget which one that was at.

Toys R Us in Mission Viejo was f*cking raided, though - I went the week before Comic-Con, they had 2 walls of Jazz, a wall and a half of Wreckage, and a load of scouts. I go back today and there was absolutely nothing left. The movie display's down, sure, but there's nothing left. Absolutely jack, except for some Robot Heroes, and even THOSE are rare now! They did have two of the Bumblebee/Soundwave, which I didn't pick up personally, as I haven't seen those elsewhere - in fact, they had a lot of Robot Heroes I haven't seen in a while. Mostly I've just been seeing the pack with Jazz and Thundercracker.

Oh, and for anyone looking, the MV TrU had one of those Titanium Autobot Heroes two packs left, and a bunch of Titanium 3'' Galvatrons.
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Postby Skalor » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:03 am

San Diego...Found several of the new Real Gear at Target in Chula Vista (Broadway) if you want to make a trip to southbay. They had about four each of Meantime and High Score 100, plus the walmarts in that area all have the 2 pack realgears of the first wave. Other than that, hit up your Targets this weekend, there should be a bunch of restocking going on, including an Ultimate Bumblebee endcap display.
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Postby tom brokaw » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:30 am

porter ranch and panorama wal mart got new shipment of voyagers.... more megatron voyagers, about two at each store.
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Postby tom brokaw » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:16 am

seen one more voyager megs today.... been seeing this guy a lot.
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Postby tom brokaw » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:30 am

by the way, i forgot to mention that i also saw 2 70's bumble bees today.
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Postby tom brokaw » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:23 am

panorama and porter ranch wal marts have tons of real gear 2 packs, stevenson ranch wal mart have quite a bit of voyagers and a couple (about 5) voyager megs.... not sure how long those will be there.
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Postby tom brokaw » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:20 pm

fallbrook target, all the robot replicas and g-1 titanium optimus, rodimus, and starscream. all that is left is barricade and megs robo reps :grin: .
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Postby tom brokaw » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:43 am

today at target, found a couple of leader primes.
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Postby Fortress_Maximus » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:26 am

Motto: "If you love life do not waste your time. Don't wait. The time will NEVER be perfect."
Damn dude how much in gas do you use with all of your TF hunts? Must be getting expensive. All the same thanks for sharing and good luck w/the hunts. :D
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Postby Skalor » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:56 am

San Diego--Took a trip around all the southbay walmarts, they are starting to get there shelves restocked...Lots of voyager class, 1st waves and Megatron, several deluxes (all the first waves, nothing new), and tons of real gear. Also, for those who are looking, the 25th anniversary GI Joe collection is starting to show up too. Targets will not probably have their stuff together until later toward the middle of next week. There resets all are happening, but they were alotted 80 work hours to complete the reset. which could very well take even longer...
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Postby tom brokaw » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Fortress_Maximus wrote:Damn dude how much in gas do you use with all of your TF hunts? Must be getting expensive. All the same thanks for sharing and good luck w/the hunts. :D

haha. well im on summer vacation so i have nothing else better to do than just go out to targets and wal marts.... and since theres no school i dont have to commute.... more gas for me to go about.... an im the valley, so the wal marts, trus, targets, sears, kohls, etc are in good proximity to each others. but yea, i should be doing something more productive than going out hunting for toys :? .
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Postby Fortress_Maximus » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:07 pm

Motto: "If you love life do not waste your time. Don't wait. The time will NEVER be perfect."
Nah you should do whatever makes you happy man. Seriously though if you find some extra movie figs see my sig I'd like to pick a few up from you, namely:

Deluxe Bumblebee wave 2 2008 Concept Camaro MOMSC
Deluxe Barracade MOMSC
Deluxe Arcee MOMSC

Thanks! :grin:
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Postby tom brokaw » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:38 pm

been seeing more and more of those robot replicas :? .
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Postby twee » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:00 pm

Oceanside Wal-Mart, off the 76 freeway: Alternators Ravage and Constructicons set.
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Postby tom brokaw » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:44 am

pacoima target, the new t.e.c.h. toys. titanium optimus, rodimus, and starscream. and also if you're into the gi joe 25th anniversary, they did get all of them including the boxed set, however the collectors(maybe scalpers?) pretty much hoarded 'em. you'll probably find storm shadow and snake eyes, but all the cobras, flint, and the boxed sets are gone. i didnt really give a hoot about gi joe, so it was all good.
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Postby twee » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:37 pm

Oceanside Wal-Mart, off Marron: the usual plus a Voyager Megs

Oceanside TRU: surfer monkey Prime still heavily stocked, a Titanium Soundwave, and a crapload of WW Prime vs. Megatron two-packs.
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Postby CyberCustomizer » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:26 pm

Bunch of Robot Replicas, Bunch of Real Gear, Bunch of 2-Packs and 6 Prime Unleashed at So.Cal Eaglerock Target.
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Postby PrimeSuspect » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:00 am

Carson Target: Well, on my way home from the X-Games, I decided to take a stop. They had some plush TFs, which I haven't seen in a while, picked up Slumblebee, still have a ton left. They also had 2 Unleashed Primes. Other than that, more nothing, and they were restocking at the moment. No Ultimate BB endcap either.
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Postby Decatron » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:30 pm

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Dublin TRU - most figures I've ever seen. 4-5 of every Voyager, shelves full of all deluxes, and even had a few concept BB's even, which I have never seen before in store. If you are in the Bay Area and close to Dublin, hurry and check it out if you need that BB.
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Postby Fortress_Maximus » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:27 pm

Motto: "If you love life do not waste your time. Don't wait. The time will NEVER be perfect."
Wow Tallgeese, too bad you weren't able to pick up more of the Deluxe BB 08. Drat. :(
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Postby Decatron » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:31 pm

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Yeah, I didnt get one though. I'm looking for Classics.

I shouldve bought 1 or 2 to sell or trade however. I'll keep checking.
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Postby PrimeSuspect » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:33 pm

Good news for OC people! Went to the Laguna Niguel Target today to buy a new TV (15-inch hi-def for 150, you just CAN'T f*cking pass that up. Bought the last one), and of course I looked in the TF aisle! The Ultimate Bumblebee endcap isn't up, meaning their "reset" hasn't been done, but that didn't stop them from restocking on some things that I haven't seen since early June. No "important" figures, sadly (still looking for that Jazz, praying for a BB Concept, looking for Ironhide, etc.), and nothing hiding like last time (thanks for the Voyager Starscream, stupid employee!), HOWEVER: they fully restocked their Target Exclusive Scouts/Basics/Energon and Cybertron Repaints, and I picked up Hardtop, unwilling to pick up Arcee in hopes of finding a Deluxe one in the future. I should've picked up Skyblast, as I have the Energon Skyblast and he happens to be one of my favorites, and this repaint looks GREAT with the military colors. However, they do have every Scout you could imagine, so if you wanted Arcee Basic, pick her up now, boys and girls!

Also, they had 2 Unleashed Primes - not bad at all! Didn't pick one up because I don't particularly want one. On top of that, they have several Robot Heroes, but not just Thundercracker/Jazz! They happen to have at least 10 to 11 Optimus Prime/Unicron left (!!!), and of course I grabbed one!

Surprisingly though... they had no Real Gear. I was hoping to find High Score 100 or maybe even Meantime or Booster X-10 (keep forgetting to pick that little guy up every time I see him... he IS Lazerbeak), but nope! Nothing!

Other than one Zoom Out 10x... in hiding. Hmm.... are we going to start seeing Real Gear shortages too?! Come on, Hasbro, get it in gear!
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Movie Jazz g1 repaint is out at Target.

Postby Sludge*loves*beer » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:03 am

August 9, 2007: I was at the Pasadena, CA Target store this morning and I bought the Movie Jazz G1 repaint, there weren’t anymore left. The purpose of this was to let you guys know that it is out there. I would have posted this on the sighting page but it didn’t have a picture of this figure. Thanks for your time.
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Postby SnapTrap » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:48 pm

South Bay NorCal sighting:

Target (Hillsdale Ave.) Bunch of Transformer Robot Replicas Barricade & Unleashed Primes.

TRU (Blossom Hill Rd.) Had one Payload from the new 09 Bumblebee wave and that was it. I had them check in back and were all out.

TRU (Winchester) nothing; they put new stock out last night and all of it was gone.
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Postby PrimeSuspect » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:46 pm

I'm stopping by the Mission Viejo Toys R Us tomorrow, OCers! I'll tell you what they have - the news of the refresh has me all giddy.
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