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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:51 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Any of you interested in going to the 3D RealD showing of Transformers Age of Extinction at Muvico in Rosemont on Thursday night at 9pm?

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D
PG-13, 2 hr 37 min
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Digital 3D | Reserved seating | MuviXL
Muvico Rosemont 18
9701 Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018


Bought our tickets last night. We are sitting in the 21+ section at the 9pm RealD 3D showing. Can't wait! Should be over right about now 24 hours from now. :D
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:30 pm

I know this may not be the right place for this, but I wanted to type out my Chicago related thoughts about AoE.

Mild spoilers ahead.

Despite being the rallying cry for the humans in the movie Chicago was rebuilt extraordinarily well, almost like it was never damaged at all.

If you have ever been to the auto show or C2E2, you have been on the floor of a transformers factory.

The chase scene through the skies of the city was absolutely beautiful.

The editing crew did a nice job of showing "Hong kong" in the background of the old factory north of the Stevenson, except for one split second shot where you clearly see the Sears Tower.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:37 am

North riverside toys r us had hero masher grimlock and the bumblebee/swoop hero masher 2 pack.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:18 pm

Not sure if it's readily available -- but I purchased the last Quick N Change Drift at the Streamwood Walmart. So, if you're into Drift, the Quick N Change figure is out. Stopped by Quake West in Schaumburg. Aaron had a loose Commemorative G1 Optimus Prime. It's in great shape, but I think it's missing the blaster and the gas pump and hose thingie. Otherwise, the figure looks to be in great shape as is the trailer.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:27 pm

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Walmart in Villa Park, Rt. 83, had a few of the newer One-Step figs, Lockdown, Bee, Hound, and Slash (I think). I bought Bee and Hound. Hound uses OP's transformation, while Bee's is all new and surprisingly good. His fists fold out, his forearms rotate, and his arms swing forward.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:20 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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Happy hunting guys. Here in IL & NW Indiana we always seem to get the first sighting of the TRU MP's that get released during SDCC.

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I got mine yesterday afternoon from the Woodridge store and another friend of mine found some in Joliet as well as Hobart. If you know your local stores truck schedule this should be an easy grab.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:42 am

Did they have prowl too?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:07 pm

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dahpadre wrote:Happy hunting guys. Here in IL & NW Indiana we always seem to get the first sighting of the TRU MP's that get released during SDCC.

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I got mine yesterday afternoon from the Woodridge store and another friend of mine found some in Joliet as well as Hobart. If you know your local stores truck schedule this should be an easy grab.


Congrats! I got mine today at the Golf Mill TRU. Ran into an awesome collector from my area who goes by MrToyFan on TFW. We helped each other out to split the BOGO 50% and shared the savings so it was a win-win for both of us. Hopefully we can get him to swing on over here! Here's to a future bar gathering with a few of us or a BBQ or something.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:47 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Came across this today in the Oak Lawn Kmart.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:13 am

Hit north riverside, downers grove, and willow brook toys r us today. No sign of prowl.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:29 am

North Riverside Toys R Us yesterday had 3 Sunstorms
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:19 am

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."
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I found the new Rescue Bots 2 packs at Rosemont Target yesterday and found Nemesis Prime and Cliffjumper at Golf Mill Target. Nothing at Arlington Heights Target or Mount Prospect Walmart yesterday.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:44 pm

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Was that the Blades/Dani set at Rosemont? I was there at 6pm but did not see them, what time were you there? From the pics I've seen, the Dani fig isn't very accurate, what did you think her in person?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:07 pm

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:Was that the Blades/Dani set at Rosemont? I was there at 6pm but did not see them, what time were you there? From the pics I've seen, the Dani fig isn't very accurate, what did you think her in person?


She looks alright ... works for me!

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I was there yesterday afternoon around 2pm when they were in the middle of doing the reset. I'd check the other Targets in the other area to see if they have them.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:14 pm

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Bloomingdale TRU had 4 Evolution Bumblebee 2-packs left as of 2pm. There was also 1 Sunstorm there.

Des Plaines K-mart had the Dinofire Grimlock Construct-Bots set yesterday afternoon.

Nothing else new at Bloomingdale Walmart, Target, 5 Below or Ross. Didn't check out the Kmart or Meijer there.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:32 pm

The Woodfield/Schaumburg TRU had 2 MP Sunstorms and 2 MP Prowls around 1pm. They also had the Bumblebee Evo 2 pack. For the non-Tf stuff, they had the new Marvel 6" Legends -- Cyclops and Wolverine. And Quake West has their 30% coupon today.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:23 pm

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TRU on Butterfield had a few BB Evolution sets tonight, grabbed one. No MPs though.

That Dani fig does look pretty good, maybe it was a weird angle I saw before.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:40 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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The Target on Higgins and National Parkway in Shaumburg has Sky Bite and Roadbuster. They used to have two Roadbusters and one Sky Bite...now they only have Roadbuster.

Coincidentally, I have Sky Bite and Roadbuster.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:21 pm

North riverside toys r us had 1 evolution 2 pack bumblebee and 1 generations lockdown.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:41 pm

toysrus.com has Masterpiece Prowl in stock.

According to their website he is also in stock at both Downers Grove Toys R Us locations.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:01 pm

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Went to Golf Mill Toys R Us yesterday. Got the last evolution Bumblebee set. Now I just need Lockdown. 8)
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:42 pm

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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On the hunt still for Slog, rat trap, & tankor. The southwest is getting very little love as far as the IDW series is concerned.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:27 pm

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Walmart in Bloomingdale had one 1-Step Crosshairs, what I snatched up. No new AoE Legends/Scouts sets. And no Roadbuster or Sky-Byte at the Target next door either.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:27 pm

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Our area does not have AOE Voyager Class Slog or Drift yet. According to an employee I talked to, the Joliet distribution center that services the Toys R Us stores in the Chicagoland area and NW Indiana only has 132 AOE Voyager Class figures (33 cases) for the whole area which is probably left over wave 1. Since the rest of the country seems to be getting Slog and Drift, I'm estimating that we should receive them by late next week. Fingers crossed!

At the Rolling Meadows Walmart, I did find the Walmart 2 packs with the Dinobot repaints of Terrorsaur, Cruellock and Killerpunch as Strafe, Grimlock and Slug respectively. Other than this store, none of the other Walmarts between here and Aurora had anything remotely new other than I did find a Drift at the Downer's Grove 75th St Walmart which I bought to fix something that is wrong with the one that I already have.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:52 am

I just returned from the Schaumburg/Woodfield TRU. I bought the last AOE Voyager Drift and Slog they had on the shelves. So if you're lucky, you might find them at some of the other TRUs in the area. Good hunting! :)
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