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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:10 pm

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Walmart in Villa Park had a single TFA Shadow Blade Leader Megatron in their clearance section for $15, so I bought him. The box was rough but sealed, but the fig is mint. I'd forgotten what a good mold this is.

I'm still looking for a Rescue Bots Blades, I might trade this Megatron for him.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:34 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
KMart in Des Plaines had a single TFP Cyberverse Ultra Magnus, which I bought. But rage not, fellow chillinoisians, for Target Rosemont, amazingly, had 3 of him plus a CV Ironhide. You go now!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:16 pm

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Targets did their restocking to day on the prime line with Voyagers SS and BH, also the latest deluxe Vehicon wave. Finally saw and bought my first Vehicon at retail. I now own 2 of that particular version. There were lots of botshots, but since I don't follow that line the only thing that stood out was the matrix set. This is pretty much for the Oak Lawn and Crestwood Targets.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:11 pm

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Oak Lawn Target had the new cyberverse legion Flamewar, wheeljack, and Bumblebee. Also picked up the lone commander Ultra Magnus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:44 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Walmart near Golf Mill has the new Bots Shots launchers, with Starscream and Ironhide. Bought one of each to augment my miniature spring-loaded army, mwahahaha!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:37 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
MP Thundercracker was at the Ford City TRU and the Merrilville IN location. I managed to pick up one for myself and board member 3.8 Trans AM.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:08 am

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Out of the blue, stopped by the Delevan WI WalMart yesterday and found the Cyberverse Ultra Magnus.

Just an FYI, wife and I are moving north of the border- she accepted a research nursing position in Milwaukee- and will be hopping over to the Wisconsin sightings forum. Don't worry...I won't let any of that mental illness called "Packerfan" get into me...I will continue my steady diet of the Navy and Orange. Is there anyone I should watch out for up there on the Wis boards?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:19 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
First-Aid wrote:Out of the blue, stopped by the Delevan WI WalMart yesterday and found the Cyberverse Ultra Magnus.

Just an FYI, wife and I are moving north of the border- she accepted a research nursing position in Milwaukee- and will be hopping over to the Wisconsin sightings forum. Don't worry...I won't let any of that mental illness called "Packerfan" get into me...I will continue my steady diet of the Navy and Orange. Is there anyone I should watch out for up there on the Wis boards?



Good luck future CHEESE HEAD! JK! :grin:

Really good luck for you and the family up north. From my personal experience WI people have been most helpful. Just don't forget to drop us a line from time to time.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:22 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Walmart in Addison had one each of TFP Cyberverse Tailgate and Fallback, which I bought. Also had a couple of the single-packed Knockout.

I didn't buy him because I want the Energon Driller set with Knockout anyway. I heard that set is on clearance at some WMs but I haven't seen it yet, anybody seen it clearanced?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:12 pm

Just saw 2 MP Thundercrackers at the Toys R Us near the York town mall. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to order on-line so I didn't bother getting one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:06 pm

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Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
First-Aid wrote:Out of the blue, stopped by the Delevan WI WalMart yesterday and found the Cyberverse Ultra Magnus.

Just an FYI, wife and I are moving north of the border- she accepted a research nursing position in Milwaukee- and will be hopping over to the Wisconsin sightings forum. Don't worry...I won't let any of that mental illness called "Packerfan" get into me...I will continue my steady diet of the Navy and Orange. Is there anyone I should watch out for up there on the Wis boards?


LOL ...

I've been to that Walmart several times. My family and I go up to Lake Lawn in Delevan just a mile or two away from that Walmart for weekend getaways. Nice area. Nice Walmart.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:07 pm

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Dinomask wrote:Just saw 2 MP Thundercrackers at the Toys R Us near the York town mall. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to order on-line so I didn't bother getting one.


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Seibertron wrote:
Dinomask wrote:Just saw 2 MP Thundercrackers at the Toys R Us near the York town mall. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to order on-line so I didn't bother getting one.


Congrats and welcome to Seibertron.com, Dinomask!


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:19 pm

Got my MP Thundercracker in the mail today!!!!!! It's sitting on my desk still unopened. I'll open it when I'll have the time to enjoy it. Now I'm debating whether or not to get the MP Optimus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:55 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
It seems to me the pickings are slim to none in the Orland Park area.
I just seen the kre-o microchangers at Toysrus but all they had was Sunstorm.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:11 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Found Dreadwing at the Palatine Target yesterday.

Earlier this evening, I found the Transformers Generations Legends that were previously Dollar General exclusives at a Big Lots tonight in Wood Dale (I grabbed the last ones at that location). Optimus Prime and Starscream both had the GDO weapon accessories, which the ones at the Dollar Generals around Chicago do not seem to have yet.

The Big Lots in Niles didn't have these yet as of tonight. I was actually on a hunt for a Boltflash from the Transformers Universe Legends line that these stores used to have but I didn't end up with one unfortunately.

I also found the Kreon Micro-Changers at a Walgreens around Villa Park yesterday afternoon. Nice that they're the same price as they are at Target.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Dinomask wrote:Got my MP Thundercracker in the mail today!!!!!! It's sitting on my desk still unopened. I'll open it when I'll have the time to enjoy it. Now I'm debating whether or not to get the MP Optimus.


Congrats. Let us know what you think of it. I love the changes they made to this mold from the previous version. I wish Hasbro didn't cheap out on the box but oh well!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Seibertron wrote:Found Dreadwing at the Palatine Target yesterday.


Was that Cyberverse or Voyager?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:20 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
First-Aid wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Found Dreadwing at the Palatine Target yesterday.


Was that Cyberverse or Voyager?


Voyager Class! :D

It's one to a case so if you see Bulkhead, Megatron, and Optimus Prime you already missed him. If you don't see any of them, you might want to have them do a check by the DPCI to see if they have any cases in the back.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:24 am

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Yeah, I keep seeing Dreadwing's casemates, arg. KMart in Des Plaines had nothing new last night.

Walmart in Glen Ellyn this morning did have a single Bot Shots clear-blue Optimus Prime, if anyone else is collecting those. I'm not doing the clear ones, but this one does look really cool.

If anyone sees the new Rescue Bots Hoist and Medix, or ideally, Blades, please post it, gotta have them for my boy!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
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SUCCESS!!!! I found one Rescue Bots Blades at KMart in Des Plaines, the last place I expected to find him. My little boy's face literally lit up when I sprang Blades on him tonight. All is forgiven, Hasbro.

Also found the Kreon microchangers, first time I've seen them. I bought the ones with the 7, 8, and 9 last digits- Spinister, Galvatron, and Sunstorm respectively. $2.99, I thought they were more. Super fun. EDIT- Sunstorm was missing his head, apparently.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:39 am

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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I think this story will sound odd, or at least, I find it odd.
I just got the whole first wave of the Kreons minifigs. I'm an adjunct professor at a couple of colleges, so part of my job is driving all over the place for classes. One of my schools is College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and there's a TRU on Butterfield Rd and approximately Highland. I stopped in there to see if they had the GDO figures that were reportedly found in Naperville last week. They didn't, and I didn't see any MPs of anyone or anything else that was of interest. Just for laughs I checked the Kreo section and they had two boxes of the minifigs. I couldn't pull up the number breakdown on my phone so I just bought one of each last single digit and opened them in the parking lot, sitting in my car. I ended up with the whole set.
When I got to CoD about twenty minutes ago I again sat in my car and built Galvatron. He is surprisingly better looking in person than he looks in the picutres. He's in the pocket of my shirt right now, and it makes me chuckle, like it's a dirty little secret I have.
Perhaps the best part of this adventure is that TRU had the Kreons for BOGO, so I got all six of them for just over nine bucks.
Looking forward to putting the rest of them together.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:37 am

Picked up a Battle Tactics Bulkhead and Skyquake at a Target a couple of days ago. I was surprised, and happy, to see them. Also picked up a few of the Chinese imports at Toys R us near the Yorktown mall yesterday. I got the Thundercracker, Motormouth, Bluestreak and Hoist.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:11 am

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Dinomask wrote:Also picked up a few of the Chinese imports at Toys R us near the Yorktown mall yesterday. I got the Thundercracker, Motormouth, Bluestreak and Hoist.

You mean to tell me they have imports at TRU?
Where?
How long have they been there?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:27 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Out of pure luck a friend of mind found the Asian exclusive Generations deluxes at TRU...Springer, Wheelie, and Cliffjumper...Looks like there has been a major mixup in the distribution network. Again.
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