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Postby Decatron » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:31 pm

Motto: "This is your end."
Weapon: Quasar Cannon
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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Postby Decatron » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:05 pm

Motto: "This is your end."
Weapon: Quasar Cannon
According to a friend looking on my behalf...

Union City Target - standardly devoid of voyagers and deluxes
Union City WM - same, but has scattered realgear and tech stuff

and what I found

Fremont Target - Bought the last Titaniums, but there were a few deluxes. Didn't see 2nd wave stuff though
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Postby rasky47 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:06 pm

Friday 11:00 am.

Toys R Us (Puente Hills / City of Industry)
Nothing!! No voyager, no deluxe.

Target (Puente Hills / City of Industry)
Nothing!! No voyager, no deluxe.

Walmart (Puente Hills / City of Industry)
Nothing!! No voyager, no deluxe.

K-mart (La Puente / City of Industry)
Nothing!! No voyager, no deluxe.

Garrr. I'm tired of all the time and gas that I'm spending. I'm thinking I might just give up until the fall. :( :sad:

Edit: The Target in Puente Hills had 2 Ultimate Bumblebees. Almost forgot to mention that...
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Postby twee » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:27 pm

Hah, I used to live in Hacienda Heights, dude. Do the TRUs and Wal-Marts at least have any Classics leftovers in clearance? I'm gonna be up there tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should stop by those stores.


Oh, and yeah, I went to my local TRU, nothing noteworthy. They seem to have decreased shelf and peg space; the walls are completely full, but they're full of stuff like Real Gear and TECH Toys and Robot Replicas. Ugh.

Local Target, they haven't even stocked yet. I'll check after work to see if there's any new stuff.
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Postby Kingplay » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:34 pm

I live in Hacienda Heights too :P
Hook it up!

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Postby PrimeSuspect » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:42 pm

You know, I'm going out hunting in a couple hours, but seriously, if I don't even find Wave 1 stuff (PLEASE JAZZ COME OUT OF HIDING!), I'm gonna start to get a mite pissed. Can't find anything.
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Postby Kingplay » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:43 pm

PrimeSuspect wrote:You know, I'm going out hunting in a couple hours, but seriously, if I don't even find Wave 1 stuff (PLEASE JAZZ COME OUT OF HIDING!), I'm gonna start to get a mite pissed. Can't find anything.


Yo prime suspect, I found plenty of Jazz Deluxes (the non-repaint) at Kohls... I mean I even returned my Jazz cuz I got a sam's club 3 pack...

So check out the Kohls bro~

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Postby tom brokaw » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:53 pm

couple of 6" titaniums at target
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Postby rasky47 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:11 pm

twee wrote:Hah, I used to live in Hacienda Heights, dude. Do the TRUs and Wal-Marts at least have any Classics leftovers in clearance? I'm gonna be up there tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should stop by those stores.


Oh, and yeah, I went to my local TRU, nothing noteworthy. They seem to have decreased shelf and peg space; the walls are completely full, but they're full of stuff like Real Gear and TECH Toys and Robot Replicas. Ugh.

Local Target, they haven't even stocked yet. I'll check after work to see if there's any new stuff.


Yeah, we should totally coordinate. There's no Classics left. Two weeks ago the TRU's had a Jetfire and Optimus Prime, but it's gone now. Unless they restock tonight, I don't think they'll have it.

And yeah, I've seen plenty of Deluxe Jazz at the local Kohl's too. You should definitely check that one out.

By the way, I'm looking for Concepts Bumblebee and Arcee, just like everyone else. Please let me know if you can help!!

I'm going to check the TRU's in Arcadia tonight after work. I'll let you guys know if I see anything.
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Postby PrimeSuspect » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:01 pm

Yeah anyone look for Classics, know this: they're gone. I mean, find one? Grab the Hell out of it and run like mad. But will you find them? HIghly unlikely.

That being said, if anyone finds some, please, say something.

And thanks for the Kohl's suggestions - what else can be found there, pray tell?
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Postby coolpop » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:22 pm

Friday 3:30pm

Walmart Pico Rivera, CA. (10am)
Has a fresh case of Deluxe assortment and some Voyagers.
After my pick (1xArcee, 1xLongarm, 1xPayload), here's what's left on the shelf still:

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DELUXES
1 x Arcee
1 x Bonecrusher
2 x Dreadwing
1 x Brawl
2 x Scorponok
1 x Wreckage
1 x Swindle
a number of protoforms
VOYAGERS
2 x Ironhide
2 x Ratchet
2 x Megatron
1 x Starscream

Target Alhambra, CA. (8:10am)
3 x Ultimate Bumblebee (a scalper grabbed all 3, I managed to get one from him)
1 x 6" Titanium Optimus Prime (I picked it up)
1 x 6" Titanium Rodimus Prime (I picked it up)
1 x 6" Titanium Starscream (I picked it up)
some scout class

Target Duarte, CA. (12pm)
some scout class
2 x 6" Titanium Optimus Prime
1 x 6" Titanium Rodimus Prime
1 x 6" Titanium Starscream

Walmart Rosemead (8:45am) has nothing
Target Whittier (9:30am) has nothing
Walmart City of Industry (11am) has nothing
Walmart Duarte (12:40pm) has nothing
Target Pasadena East (1:10pm) has nothing
Target Pasadena Old Town (1:30pm) has nothing
Toys R Us Alhambra (2pm) has nothing

Okay guys that's my store run report for today, I have been up and driving around since 7:50am and finally came back around 2:45pm, covered almost 100 miles making a big circle. Most of these stores are due for reset, espeically Walmarts, I've seen them relocated the action figure section and getting ready for new shipments to be dropped in anytime. The Big One is coming.

Starting tomorrow I will be on a business trip for 6 days, wish you guys good luck hunting.

Cheers!

*** NOTE: I'm still looking for Deluxe Dropkick ***
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Postby achuc » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:02 pm

I have done such a similar drive! Rosemead, West Covina, Alhambra & to target on whittier!

I did finally find them, bumblbee 2008, longarm, dreadwing, arcee, final battle jazz, & payload! I was running an errand for work and was giving up on the search. Randomly a TRU appeared on my route and it was 10 till they opened. Of course I waited (with no hope to find any) and to my surprise I found them all (except dropkick). Surpisingly I was the only waiting! But I did not find them in my route! TYR on la cienega this past thursday!

Don't remeber if they had anything else...i was too busy grabbing...lol....left a barricade, brawl, and others...
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Postby Skalor » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:27 pm

PrimeSuspect wrote:Yeah anyone look for Classics, know this: they're gone. I mean, find one? Grab the Hell out of it and run like mad. But will you find them? HIghly unlikely.

That being said, if anyone finds some, please, say something.

And thanks for the Kohl's suggestions - what else can be found there, pray tell?


Plenty of Jetfires at a San Diego ToysrUs if that helps. If your interested or close enough check out the one on Morena Blvd. They also had all of the new Movie Robot heroes too, which aren't even supposed to be out yet...
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Postby twee » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:43 pm

Classic Jetfires? I gotta get me that. How many is plenty? My paycheck comes in on Wednesday, and I don't know if I want to make the horrible drive down there if I'm not certain I'll get something out of it.

In terms of Movie toys though, I assume San Diego's not getting any love, correct?
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JAZZ

Postby xBigbotx » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:50 pm

I JUST PURCHASE A REPAINT JAZZ AT TARGET IN TORRANCE CALIFORNIA IT LOOK'S KINDA KOOL.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:50 pm

twee wrote:Classic Jetfires? I gotta get me that. How many is plenty? My paycheck comes in on Wednesday, and I don't know if I want to make the horrible drive down there if I'm not certain I'll get something out of it.

In terms of Movie toys though, I assume San Diego's not getting any love, correct?


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Postby twee » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:23 am

lol, I'm gonna need a bigger comb?
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Postby Skalor » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:23 am

twee wrote:Classic Jetfires? I gotta get me that. How many is plenty? My paycheck comes in on Wednesday, and I don't know if I want to make the horrible drive down there if I'm not certain I'll get something out of it.

In terms of Movie toys though, I assume San Diego's not getting any love, correct?


There were 3 Jetfires, though they were the only Classics.

My wife works at a Target around here, and they had 10 Ultimate Bumblebees that stayed on the shelf for probably an hour when some guy came in and bought every one of them. Other than a few depleted sightings, San Diego continues to be very dry.
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Postby twee » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:35 am

Yeah, if there were 3, I wouldn't anticipate them having any of them by Wednesday. Earlier in the week the Oceanside TRU had a surplus of Titanium Megatron vs. WW Prime two-packs that filled up even the overstock. Went today and yesterday, and the shelves were completely bare.
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Postby Kingplay » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:19 pm

Just came back from West Covina TRU, finally scored some stuff....

I bought a Classics Optimus Prime, they had another one + 2 jetfires leftover.

They also had 4 Movie Megatron Voyagers and 4 Movie prime voyagers.

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Postby Kingplay » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:06 pm

La Habra Costco has 50+ Leader Primes

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