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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby TransBat » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:05 am

While the Pegs in my local Target and Walmart have reloaded their respective dust collecting DOTM Deluxes, my TRU has nothing Deluxe size available, but I did notice there were 2 pegs of Bot Shots now available: Optimus Prime, Barricade, Sentinel Prime, and Bumblebee were available if I recall correctly ;)
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Mav15801 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Hello, just wanted to let collectors in Tampa know that RID Optimus Prime and Bumblebee spotted at Toy's R Us in Brandon mall. There were 3 BB and 2 primes left as of today (2/16). I also saw some scout class RIDs as well.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby It Is Him » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:05 pm

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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby TransBat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:04 pm

Just picked up Powerizer Prime, RID Wheeljack and Cliffjumper from my local TRU in Gainesville. They were the same price as they are online, hoping maybe these will be a bit cheaper at Target or Walmart. I left 2 Primes, a Bumblebee, and a Wheeljack. These apparently came in on a truck this Tuesday and were put out Wednesday when they reset the TF aisle, which is on a different aisle in my store and is a bit smaller than the previous section.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:56 pm

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Sup floridians...

RID is busting out the seams in Orlando Walmart stores. I just picked up RID Wheeljack and Voyager Megatron on Goldenrod RD near OIA. Yep, Walmart. And the deluxes and voyagers are cheaper at Walmart than they are in TRU.

Deluxes - 12.88 compared to 14.99 at TRU
Voyagers - 19.96 compared to 26.99 at TRU

I think the Voyager ratio is 3 or 4:1 Optimus to Megatron (picked up the last Megatron, and surprisingly my first), and there is one Wheeljack left, compared to the 4 Cliffjumpers (which I think look terrible compared to the FE) and 6 BB.

Anyway, hope this helps...


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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:48 pm

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:michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: BIG NEWS! BIG NEWS! :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:

TF: Prime toys have hit the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Bruce B. Downs Blvd!

Tonight, I went and found the following:
  • RID Deluxe Bumblebee (x3)
  • RID Deluxe Cliffjumper (x1)
  • RID Deluxe Wheeljack (x1)
  • RID Voyager Optimus Prime (x3)
  • RID Voyager Megatron (x1)

Picked up one of each minus Optimus (I want the FE Voyager instead).

AND, I found two more things at that Wal-Mart! Generations Deluxe Junkheap (x1). And, wait for it...

PRIME FIRST EDITION DELUXE BUMBLEBEE!!!! AT A WAL-MART!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

That's right! They had an actual First Edition Prime toy at that Wal-Mart! Has there been any other non-TRU First Edition toy sighting before this one?

I left that FE Bumblebee there since I already got one before. But my jaw dropped to the floor from just seeing it there in that store!

:michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Mkall » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:43 am

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Sabrblade wrote:PRIME FIRST EDITION DELUXE BUMBLEBEE!!!! AT A WAL-MART!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

That's right! They had an actual First Edition Prime toy at that Wal-Mart! Has there been any other non-TRU First Edition toy sighting before this one?

I left that FE Bumblebee there since I already got one before. But my jaw dropped to the floor from just seeing it there in that store!

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Was it actually in FE packaging?
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:56 am

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Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:PRIME FIRST EDITION DELUXE BUMBLEBEE!!!! AT A WAL-MART!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

That's right! They had an actual First Edition Prime toy at that Wal-Mart! Has there been any other non-TRU First Edition toy sighting before this one?

I left that FE Bumblebee there since I already got one before. But my jaw dropped to the floor from just seeing it there in that store!

:michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay:

Was it actually in FE packaging?
Yes. FE mold in blue FE packaging. I held up the RID BB figure in the red RID packaging from a peg next to it to compare the two and, sure enough, the figures were different as well (FE BB has a :BOT: on his hood and no hole in his engine, while the RID BB figure has a hole in his engine but no :BOT: on his hood, and RID BB was a bit smaller).
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:18 am

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Bruce B. Downs? Dude, that's Tampa right? I used to live off of Dale Mabry! Man I miss Tampa! FE's at Wal-Mart? I'm putting my shoes on.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:40 am

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GetRightRobot wrote:Bruce B. Downs? Dude, that's Tampa right? I used to live off of Dale Mabry! Man I miss Tampa! FE's at Wal-Mart? I'm putting my shoes on.
Yes, that Wal-Mart had one FE Bumblebee last night. My guess as to why it did was that maybe it somehow got mixed in with the RID Bumblebees by mistake during the distribution process. It was still mint on sealed card, showed no signs of having been from a Toys'R'Us, and just siting there on the peg behind a DOTM Deluxe Mechtech Specialist Ratchet. Though, seeing as how it's now the next morning, I can't be certain if the FE BB is still at that store now that I've posted about it.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby It Is Him » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:39 am

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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Lord Onixprime » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:18 am

Not a big find, but hopefully a sign that things will be showing up soon, my walmart had transformers prime roleplay masks in the isle. Surely this means some tr prime toys will be showing soon.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby TransBat » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:07 pm

My Gainesville Target has 2 Bumblebee Prime Battle Masks on the aisle. The one Walmart actually had TF Prime RID Deluxes for $12.88 - 3 Bumblebee, 1 Wheeljack, and 1 Cliffjumper. The weird thing about the placement at this Walmart - they redid the toy aisle recently, so the peg warming DOTM and other action figures sit across from a clearance aisle, and I happened to see a tag listed as TRA Cliffjumper for $12.88 in amongst the clearance stuff (normal yellow tag, NOT red clearance tag), and directly across from the DOTM. I slid a clearance item of of the way (it was in front of the $12.88 tag mentioned above), and sure enough, there were the Prime RID Delxues. No sign of Voyagers, but I'd say the Prime RID figures should be out in full force soon.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:56 pm

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Sup guys. Target on the corner of semeron and 434 in Altamonte springs have RiD figs:
Handful of BB, 2 Wheeljacks, 4 cliffs, and one arcee. Left them all but I did manage to snag the last soundwave. Whew! Unfortunately no ratchet yet...
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby TransBat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:46 pm

Gainesville Target now has TF Prime Deluxes and Voyagers. I snagged the last Voyager Megatron, leaving: (8) Bumblebees, (4) Cliffjumpers, (4) Wheeljacks, and (4) Voyager Optimus Primes. NO trace of Soundwave, and give what's left on the shelf, I guess that means 2-3 Soundwaves are probably sitting either in the back stockroom or were purchased before I got there :(

Walmart on Archer Road has the same as my previous report: (3) Bumblebees, (1) Cliffjumper, and (1) Wheeljack.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Lord Onixprime » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:03 pm

Found the first wave of Bot Shots at the Walmart on Colonial Drive in Ocoee. They had a couple Bumblebee, Barricade and Starscream, plus a hand full of Optimus. No Sentinel Prime unfortunately. Bought 1 of each.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:33 am

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To my surprise, I have NOT been able to spot any RID deluxes since my last post. It's weird to see that the WalMart (where I found Megs and Wheeljack) does NOT have pegs for RID at all this time. Lots of Botshots, and suprisingly, DOTM repaints. Last time I was there DOTM looked like they were out the door. Now, their back! WHY?

Better off checking out Target later this week I guess.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Lord Onixprime » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:42 am

infinitimagnus wrote:To my surprise, I have NOT been able to spot any RID deluxes since my last post. It's weird to see that the WalMart (where I found Megs and Wheeljack) does NOT have pegs for RID at all this time. Lots of Botshots, and suprisingly, DOTM repaints. Last time I was there DOTM looked like they were out the door. Now, their back! WHY?

Better off checking out Target later this week I guess.


I'd assume they are trying to move their stocks, not that they will move any faster then they have. Walmart needs to just mark them half off and be done with DOTM.

My Walmart also didn't truly make a place for the new figures I found. The bot shots were hanging on Cyberverse pegs (which I didn't realize at the time, and thought bot shots were a whole dollar more expensive. It was a pleasant suprise at the counter though, when I spent 16 bucks on 4 instead of 20).
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby worldsgreatest » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Lord Onixprime wrote:
infinitimagnus wrote:To my surprise, I have NOT been able to spot any RID deluxes since my last post. It's weird to see that the WalMart (where I found Megs and Wheeljack) does NOT have pegs for RID at all this time. Lots of Botshots, and suprisingly, DOTM repaints. Last time I was there DOTM looked like they were out the door. Now, their back! WHY?

Better off checking out Target later this week I guess.


I'd assume they are trying to move their stocks, not that they will move any faster then they have. Walmart needs to just mark them half off and be done with DOTM.

My Walmart also didn't truly make a place for the new figures I found. The bot shots were hanging on Cyberverse pegs (which I didn't realize at the time, and thought bot shots were a whole dollar more expensive. It was a pleasant suprise at the counter though, when I spent 16 bucks on 4 instead of 20).



I've noticed that the Wal Marts around me (I'm in Maryland) have marked their DOTM deluxes down to $7.27. If you guys have some of those $3 off coupons its worth checking out since they expire this Saturday. Can't really beat crappy deluxes for under $5!!
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby TransBat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:17 pm

Toys R Us and Target in Gainesville are both OVERLOADED with TF Prime Bumblebees - 11 at Target and 7 at TRU :( No Voyagers at Target, but about 8 Voyager Optimus and 4 Voyager Megatron. No change at the closer Walmart in the toy aisle for like 3 weeks. The few TF Prime things they have are still scattered on pegs in the clearance section, but of course have yellow tags (instead of the red clearance). Meanwhile, DOTM at Walmart deluxes continues be in full force, 4 pegs and a quart of an end cap :(

I REALLY hope Hasbro figures out their case assortment SUCKS - I don't want to pay eBay or scalper prices online to pick up the figures they short pack like Soundwave or Ratchet, but I fear that's what I'll be forced to do soon.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:20 am

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More luck at target than any where else. 8BBs, 4 cliffjumpers, 1 wheeljack, 5 OP. target in Altamonte Springs in 436 and 434. Handful of botshots as well...
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:53 am

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Guys, if you haven't picked up Voyager Megs RID I found one at TRU in Altamonte Springs yesterday afternoon. It's hidden behind 5 OPs...
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby Lord Onixprime » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Walmart in Ocoee on Highway 50 (Colonial Drive) had TF Prime figures, Bot Shot Launchers, and Bot Shot 3-packs. They had 3 RID Bumblebee, 1 RID Cliffjumper, and 1 Wheeljack (which I purchased). They also had a few Prime Cyberverse figures, 2 Bumblebee, 1 Arcee, and 1 Cliffjumper I believe. They had several of the bot shot launchers and 3-packs.
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:11 pm

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RID Ratchet still unseen... I'm actually having better luck finding Arcee in different Walmart/Target stores than I am with Ratchet...
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Re: Florida Transformers sightings

Postby infinitimagnus » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:23 am

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Score!

RID Ratchet found at Target on 436 and 434 intersection Altamonte Springs. Bought the last one.
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