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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:17 pm

2 FE Entertainment packs at the Rockford TRU, opened the case they came in, gave them a quick look and thought "meh..not for 30 bucks".

I have my ideal Megatron and -counts- 6 Optimuses going from FOC through G2 to WFC, MP10 and MP01. I don't need any more, infact I think I'm gonna do a time scale of his "evolution" someday.

But just thought I'd let you guys know at least the FE re-releases are hitting shelves. Btw, am I the only one who thinks the Vehicon looks like crap compared to the RID version?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:32 am

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You are not alone, good sir. I've only seen pics of the FE Vehicon, but I like my PRIDs better. That said, I'll probably buy a couple for army building anyway. #-o
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:26 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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TRU by Yorktown Mall had four MP Thundercrackers as of an hour ago. I was tempted to grab one but for $70 I just couldn't, at least not today. I'd love to check out the new MP Seeker mold, but I've got the Takara MP TCracker, so I can't even justify it as roundin out the trio. It looks very nice though.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby rodimusdawg » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:24 pm

Gorechyld wrote:
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


Argghhh my wallet can't take this much brutality. I pretty much have my children done for Christmas. But man too much stuff getting released at once. I have the funds but the mind is resisting hahaha. I was naively thinking oh well I missed Thundercracker so I got the Optimus right out.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:49 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
How do you spell incompetents?
Answer: Toys"R"Us
No MP Prime in Orland Park TRU.
I asked and they told me nothing is in the back, everything is in the front.
She was looking up MP thundercracker.
In what universe does thundercracker rhyme with Optimus Prime.
Sorry for venting.
2 TP entertainment packs were there.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:20 pm

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An item# would help you out in your search. Also the aurora TRU has at least 4 left as of 30 minutes ago.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:38 pm

Just found a Dreadwing at a Target in Schaumburg. Didn't think I'd find one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:26 pm

Today must have been either the most luckiest day as a collector or the most miraculous. Besides finding a Dreadwing earlier today at a Target I found Asian Generations Cliffjumper and Swerve at the TRU near Yorktown mall and Prime's Rumble, Kup and a Vehicon at Fry's. Funny thing is is that I wasn't even in those places to look for transformers.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:24 pm

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Called Orland park TRU.
They told me no MP Prime are coming as far as they could see.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Ya know, one of the things I miss the most about G1 figures is when you get a small poster with images of all the other transformers available. It seems that every year Hasbro tries to find ways to cut corners. One of these days it's going to cost them.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:45 pm

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Dinomask wrote:Today must have been either the most luckiest day as a collector or the most miraculous. Besides finding a Dreadwing earlier today at a Target I found Asian Generations Cliffjumper and Swerve at the TRU near Yorktown mall and Prime's Rumble, Kup and a Vehicon at Fry's. Funny thing is is that I wasn't even in those places to look for transformers.

Nice haul, congrats. I skipped those very places on my way home from work on Friday, arg. How much are those Deluxes there?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:52 pm

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
Dinomask wrote:Today must have been either the most luckiest day as a collector or the most miraculous. Besides finding a Dreadwing earlier today at a Target I found Asian Generations Cliffjumper and Swerve at the TRU near Yorktown mall and Prime's Rumble, Kup and a Vehicon at Fry's. Funny thing is is that I wasn't even in those places to look for transformers.

Nice haul, congrats. I skipped those very places on my way home from work on Friday, arg. How much are those Deluxes there?


The Deluxes at Fry's are 13.99. The Asian imports at TRU are 14.99. I think I'll start looking into Fry's a little more often from now on.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 am

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Fry's is definitely worth going to. Back when the 07 movie toys were still coming out, I found Deluxe Landmine and Cliffjumper there before anywhere else.

Not just for new stuff, either- recently there was still an 07 Movie Leader Megatron MISB there, for about $45 or so. I work 10 minutes from that Fry's, I need to go more often. Thx for the heads-up.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:26 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Found out MP Prime is coming in next week at Aurora and Schaumburg TRU.
There is one on shelf at Burbank TRU.
Thanks to the TRU employee in Orland Park.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
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Nothing noteworthy tonight at the Golf Mill 3- Target, Walmart, and TRU.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Stopped at Target on E. State on my way home from work today and scored Rumble and Kup. 1 of each still left on the shelf when I left an hour and a half ago.
Scalpel...blood bucket...priest...next patient!

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:03 am

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Questworld12 wrote:Found out MP Prime is coming in next week at Aurora and Schaumburg TRU.
There is one on shelf at Burbank TRU.
Thanks to the TRU employee in Orland Park.
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Cool, I can stalk the Schaumburg TRU on my lunch breaks.

Made an interesting discovery at the Algonquin TRU today. Two Generations Megatrons (basically repainted Bludgeon's with a new head) in G2 colors and a Powerdive that looked like Asian imports. I've been a little behind on TF news lately so I didn't know about those. I picked up on Megatron and left the other one and the Powerdive.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:08 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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The TRU in Lombard has the GDO Legends, but I picked up one of each. They still had another Bluestreak and I think Hoist.

Hoist is fun. Makes me wish I'd got the Trailbreaker when I saw these at a 5 Below many moons ago. And, Thundercracker has two guns.....could have sworn from all the pics that he'd only have one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:09 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Double post, sorry
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:10 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
TRU Lombard? Do you mean Downers Grove, Butterfield Rd? Or the TRU Express in Yorktown Mall? Thanks!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:27 am

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Hey fellow Chicagoans - Admiral Motti of Star Wars fame will be at Quake Collectibles today! Show your support for local business and go say hi to Dave and his special guest Richard LeParmentier (aka Admiral Motti). More information at http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cbd/3351933014.html

Richard LeParmentier, who played Admiral Motti in the original 1977 Star Wars will be at Quake Collectibles today, Saturday Oct. 20 from 12pm to 6pm. He will be signing autographs, Q & A Sessions, Photo Shoots, etc. Quake is located at 4628 N Lincoln Ave (between Eastwood Ave & Wilson Ave) Chicago, IL 60625. They carry a huge selection of old toys from Star Wars, GI Joe, HeMan (MOTU), Thundercats, Transformers, Marvel Legends, Mego, Star Trek, Spawn, Spider Man, Batman, Justice League, Hot Wheels, Ninja Turtles, Lone Ranger, etc.........


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:02 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Scramble all jets.
RED ALERT.
TRU Woodridge has MP Prime is in stock.
Ask for it to an employee.
They are in the back.
Also, use the 20% coupon from the website.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:26 pm

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Questworld12 wrote:Scramble all jets.
RED ALERT.
TRU Woodridge has MP Prime is in stock.
Ask for it to an employee.
They are in the back.
Also, use the 20% coupon from the website.
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Is this the one on 1500 75th st? I literally just got home from there with my MP10 :) When I called they said they had two, so assuming there is still one there. Oh and the 20% off coupon? It felt almost criminal to only pay ~80 for him :shock:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:09 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Yes, it is the same one.
One of the employees told me the number of Primes they get is related to the number of cyberverse toys. Don't know if that is true.
It was a crime to pay $80 for him.:CON:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:21 pm

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Stopped by the Schaumburg TRU and actually ran into the Asst. manager there. First TRU employee that actually knew what MP Prime was. He said they had MP Prime a month ago and sold out and he's not sure if more are coming. He also checked his computer and found that no store in Illinois was showing him in stock except for Aurora. He called Aurora and they sold out today.

I may have to go to E-Bay to find this guy. :(
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