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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:55 pm

Questworld12 wrote:
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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I found them in 2 places, the Toys R us on Butterfield Rd in Yorktown and the Toys R Us on 75th street. Can't remember the name of the town. I'll look it up and get back to you. The only had the small figures.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:15 am

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Where are the sightings at? I've been looking all around the Chicago area, and it just seems like the scalpers have been winning lately. Lots of eBay auctions up from Chicago area sellers. Guys if you see anything new post about it.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:29 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
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dahpadre wrote:Where are the sightings at? I've been looking all around the Chicago area, and it just seems like the scalpers have been winning lately. Lots of eBay auctions up from Chicago area sellers. Guys if you see anything new post about it.

I have been updating the stores for my area for the toy sightings.
Let's see if my area will ever get Optimus Prime(masterpiece). I doubt it.
The TRU has been displaying tons of old items.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:53 pm

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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There have been some postings, but man things have slown way down. It used to be at least 2 posts a day, now it's goin weeks. I have to check sometimes to make sure my notifications are working.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Found Kup, Rumble and two Vehicons at the E.State Walmart in Rockford. Picked up the two Vehicons {sorry guys :grin: } but there's three more Walmarts and two Targets in this town, so I'm sure they'll be floating around.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:25 pm

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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Saw the GDO deluxe and legends at the matteson TRU! Score one more for the good guys. Scalpers zero!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:53 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Target in Orland park has 5 FoC Optimus Prime but not too much else on shelf.
SuperTarget in Tinley Park has more Prime items and there was one FoC Swindle.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:59 pm

Questworld12 wrote:Target in Orland park has 5 FoC Optimus Prime but not too much else on shelf.
SuperTarget in Tinley Park has more Prime items and there was one FoC Swindle.
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An FoC Swindle?! About time the Combaticons started coming out.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby rodimusdawg » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:54 pm

Found 2 MP Optimus at the Rockford TRU. I got one for myself and put the other on Layaway for a friend whom is on hard times. I think it will make a perfect Christmas gift. So they are showing up and being stocked.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:03 pm

rodimusdawg wrote:Found 2 MP Optimus at the Rockford TRU. I got one for myself and put the other on Layaway for a friend whom is on hard times. I think it will make a perfect Christmas gift. So they are showing up and being stocked.



From all of us in the Rockford area. :-x :sad:

I thought these were supposed to come 4 to a case.. -sighs-

The hunt continues..

Although that's thoughtful of you to get one for your friend who can't afford it. But still! :-x
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:02 pm

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The Schaumburg TRU had 5 MP Thundercrackers, but no Primes and I didn't see any shelf tags or shelf space for it either.

The Carpentersville TRU had no MP's at all and nothing to indicate they had gotten either one in previously. Customer service at both stores were clueless.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:47 pm

Got my MP-10 the other day. I literally had to call them like 5 minutes after the doors opened. Had them put it on hold for me and swooped in and snagged him at the end of the work day. Also found GDO Generation Brawl, this was all at the Rockford TRU btw. But these MP Primes, I can understand why they're flying off the shelves, all this chrome, the amazing paint apps, rubber tires and all the accessories?! Yeah Hasbro did us some justice with this guy.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
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Don't know if you knew about this but TRU is offering a price match guarantee.
Won't help with the MP's but wanted to let you know.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby 3.8TransAM » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:42 pm

I'm still alive.

Haven't been home to look around much and the days I have been I been busy.

Highland Target and Schererville Walmart are useless as usual :-)
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:17 am

I went into the TRU in Joliet this morning and actually found a Generations Cybertronian Optimus Prime. Haven't seen one of those sold in forever.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:04 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Question for you guys at large: how do the TFs hold up to cold weather? I may have to store my collection in the garage as our temporary place of abode does not have enough space to store everything indoors.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:47 pm

First-Aid wrote:Question for you guys at large: how do the TFs hold up to cold weather? I may have to store my collection in the garage as our temporary place of abode does not have enough space to store everything indoors.



Space heater? Tho I guess that'd get expensive..I'd think they'd be ok as long as you stored them properly, maybe in those big rubbermaid containers with a sealable lid. But then again winters are harsh in good ole Illinois, so it might stress the plastic just a tad? =/
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:57 pm

Just picked up a Deluxe Vehicon at the Target in Glendale Heights.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:19 pm

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First-Aid wrote:Question for you guys at large: how do the TFs hold up to cold weather? I may have to store my collection in the garage as our temporary place of abode does not have enough space to store everything indoors.


I've pulled TF's out of my Dad's attic after 15 years up there, no problems at all.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
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Gorechyld wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Question for you guys at large: how do the TFs hold up to cold weather? I may have to store my collection in the garage as our temporary place of abode does not have enough space to store everything indoors.



Space heater? Tho I guess that'd get expensive..I'd think they'd be ok as long as you stored them properly, maybe in those big rubbermaid containers with a sealable lid. But then again winters are harsh in good ole Illinois, so it might stress the plastic just a tad? =/


Ah but remember I am in WISCONSIN now..:-)
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:28 am

First-Aid wrote:
Gorechyld wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Question for you guys at large: how do the TFs hold up to cold weather? I may have to store my collection in the garage as our temporary place of abode does not have enough space to store everything indoors.



Space heater? Tho I guess that'd get expensive..I'd think they'd be ok as long as you stored them properly, maybe in those big rubbermaid containers with a sealable lid. But then again winters are harsh in good ole Illinois, so it might stress the plastic just a tad? =/


Ah but remember I am in WISCONSIN now..:-)



Oh god, so the winters are even worse! D:

I feel ya tho man, I'm gonna be moving up to Minnesota...AFTER Thanksgiving it looks like. And yes, I know you're thinking "Why in the F-ck are you moving up north at the start of winter?!"

Well...lets just say, Rockford is a cancer...a deep malignent cancer that after living here for 22 years. I need to just rid myself of completely lol.

Oh also, just in case anyone WASN'T aware of this. MP Thundercracker is showing up in force in TRU's now. There was a total of SIX sitting on the shelves when I went in yesterday. Sorta makes my trip to Gurnee seem pointless had I just been patient. e.e
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 am

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The price hike has hit the Target in Skokie, on Howard and roughly McCormack. The good news is that they, as usual, have no new figures on the pegs, but the ones that have been there for months are now priced more expensive, which surely the only reason they'd been pegwarming was due to their relatively low price.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:57 pm

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I stopped by the Schaumburg TRU yesterday and the Carpentersville TRU today. The Schaumburg store still had 4 MP Thundercrackers along with the usual TF Prime and Universe toys. They now had a nice sized hole in their TF display. I talked to the Customer Service desk and they think MP Prime is arriving on the Saturday truck. Since I'm working overnights all weekend 15 minutes from Schaumburg, I can check them out this weekend.

Carpentersville received their MP Thundercrackers and had them on an endcap at the start of the TF aisle. They also had no clue when they were getting MP Prime. The department manager was seriously annoyed when I told her Rockford got Prime and sold out already.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:58 pm

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Double post. Sorry... :-(
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:49 pm

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One FE Terrorcon CJ at TRU Downers Grove tonight I almost bought him but didn't. They had 3 MP Optimuseses, but I put one on layaway, Merry Christmas to me!

Also, one each of the GDO Scout Dead End and Sandstorm, and I bought the last FE Entertainment Pack OP and Meg. Anybody want the Optimus without his weapon, cheap?
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