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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:46 am

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char_leigh wrote: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! :)


Wow I'm so jealous! I spent 5 hours hunting for those guys on Thursday!!! Congrats char_leigh.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:24 am

Thanks, Seibertron. Like you, I've been spending hours the past few days, driving around to every store, trying to find these. I just got lucky I guess. You'll find them soon. I'm guessing they'll start appearing at more stores this weekend.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:16 pm

I went to the Bloomingdale K-Mart today in search of the Platinum Evasion Prime & Grimlock 2 pack. Unfortunately, they did not have it. They did however have a handful of the new Dinofire Grimlock Construct-Bot set. It looks pretty cool, but I passed on it. As for the Platinum Prime & Grimlock set -- I just bit the bullet and ordered it on-line thru K-Mart's website. There aren't too many K-Marts by me, so this ended up being the best option.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:09 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
char_leigh wrote:Thanks, Seibertron. Like you, I've been spending hours the past few days, driving around to every store, trying to find these. I just got lucky I guess. You'll find them soon. I'm guessing they'll start appearing at more stores this weekend.



Thanks for participating in the Illinois Sightings forum, by the way! Great to see some more members helping out.

In the world of Transformers Sightings, I found the Walmart exclusive AOE Legion Class toys at the brand new Walmart in Skokie near the Lincoln Mall. Apparently the store just opened up last week. The four figures I found were the Legion Class Stinger, Grimlock, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Only 2 Optimus Primes were left. This store also had the new 2 packs: Grimlock with Optimus, Slug with Stinger, and Strafe with Bumblebee. I think there were at least 2 each but I didn't really pay attention since I already had them. Nice new store!

I picked up the only Rescue Bots Mini-Dinobot Chase and Boulder at the Golf Mill Target. Nothing else new at this store other than the Remote Control Optimus and Bumblebee.

Nothing new at the Golf Mill TRU except it did have the wave 2 AOE Generations Deluxe figures Drift, Slash and Strafe.

I forgot to stop at the Golf Mill Walmart.

Highland Park TRU didn't have anything new. There were approximately 3 Voyager Evasion Optimus and 3 Voyager Grimlocks there but I'm pretty sure those would be leftovers from wave 1 and not part of the wave 3 voyager assortment with Drift and Slog.

Highland Park Target didn't have anything new either.

No Lockdown, Roadbuster or Sky-Byte figures were found at any of the stores that I visited today.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:13 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
I also meant to mention yesterday that I stopped at the Ottawa Walmart off 80 on our way back from Starved Rock near Utica, IL. While that store might have had the nicest selection (or at least quantity) of Transformers toys that I've seen at a Walmart in a really long time, the only things of interest were the deluxe Strafe, Drift and Slash. There were at least a half dozen of each of them there.

Joliet TRU didn't have anything new yesterday.

Downer's Grove TRU on Butterfield didn't have anything new yesterday either other than a lone Voyager EV Optimus and Grimlock which I didn't see there last Thursday so I'm assuming they were leftover from a Voyager case with Slog and Drift that they must have received over the weekend while I was at Starved Rock.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:17 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
For you Marvel guys, I saw a couple of new TRU exclusive Marvel Legends with Jubilee BAF at the Highland Park TRU and both Niles and Highland Park had the new Guardians Marvel Legends. Both stores also had the first wave of Marvel Infinite series which was the first time that I had seen those in brick-and-mortar stores (pre-Death's Head wave).
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:05 pm

The Willowbrook Target, on Rt 83 had a huge restock of all sorts of toys as well as shuffling what isles the toys were in. Lots of new Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy (including a Marvel Legends Nova), Marvel Infinite, Captain America, and Spider-Man.

Alas, the newest transformers they had were Voyager Galvatron and Hound.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 21, 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."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Success! I bought the only Slog and Sky Drift at Golf Mill TRU. One deluxe Lockdown left.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53 pm

Seibertron wrote:Success! I bought the only Slog and Sky Drift at Golf Mill TRU. One deluxe Lockdown left.


Congrats on finding the figures! Hey, if you ever get around to opening up Drift -- I'm curious to know if you get stress marks around his thumbs when you insert his sword. I had that issue and I saw another case on-line.

BTW, was the legends 2 pack with Cosmos and the other with Swerve ever released in the NW 'burbs. I've been looking for months, but I never came across them.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:51 pm

I just got Roadbuster, Sky Byte, and Rat Trap from my local comic book store, Amazing Fantasy books and comics down in Frankfort.

The Voyagers were $23.99 and Rat Trap was $15.99. These guys were special ordered through a new distribution system they have. Right now they are out, but they may get more in this coming Wednesday.

Try giving them a call at (815) 469-5092.

They might be able to preorder guys for future waves for you too.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:31 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
char_leigh wrote:BTW, was the legends 2 pack with Cosmos and the other with Swerve ever released in the NW 'burbs. I've been looking for months, but I never came across them.


Yah they were released. Targets around here had them it seemed for like 2 weeks a couple of months ago, maybe before AOE products hit or right around that time period. They were snatched up really quickly and that was it! Gone before you knew it in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:25 pm

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Glendale Hts Target had 1 Gens Tankor tonight. The TRU down the road had no AoE Slog or Voy Drift.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:02 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
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:Glendale Hts Target had 1 Gens Tankor tonight. The TRU down the road had no AoE Slog or Voy Drift.


Slog and Drift are tough. Basically each store is getting 1 each. If someone was there before you, that's it for the time being. Fortunately we live in an area were there are a kagillion TRU stores so if you listen and watch closely you should be able to figure out which stores have what for the time being. I knew the pair showed up at Schaumburg TRU almost the week before but didn't show up at Golf Mill so I knew exactly what day to show up at Golf Mill to find mine. Admittedly, I got lucky because I showed up an hour after opening but my strategy still worked!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:42 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
As of 3pm this afternoon there were two Generations Roadbusters at the Golf Mill Target. No Sky-bytes and no Platinum Edition Optimus Primes.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Prime0080 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:52 pm

Hey guys,

I'll be moving to Springfield in a couple weeks, so if any TF fans or groups would like to meet up for a coffee or a beer that'd be cool. ^_^
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:31 am

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One Rattrap left at Walmart on 53 and Butterfield this morning, 14.97.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:57 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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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:One Rattrap left at Walmart on 53 and Butterfield this morning, 14.97.


Did Walmart jack their price back up?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:29 pm

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I guess so. I was hoping for 9.98 or whatever was seen previously, but the tags say 14.97 and he rang up as such.

FYI, I wasn't going to buy him, but your gallery pics of him standing on his hind legs were so cool! Somebody needs to make him into Rocket Raccoon.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 pm

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Found Lockdown at Walmart in St Charles. 8) Also, FYE has AOE toys.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:04 pm

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TRU Butterfield Rd tonight, I bought a complete set of the new Custom Kreons: Bumblebee, Hound, Crosshairs, and Galvatron. There were a couple Crosshairs and Galvatrons left. Nothing else of note.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:21 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
Breakdown318 wrote:Found Lockdown at Walmart in St Charles. 8) Also, FYE has AOE toys.



good to know ...
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:44 am

As of 10:30 AM, Schaumburg/Woodfield TRU had two Optimus Evolution 2 packs left. They're really nice redecos. The Evasion Prime is unmasked if you're wondering.

Also, they rearranged the toy aisles. Star Wars and Marvel has a dedicated section with islands.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:36 pm

As of about 1 PM this afternoon the Orland Toys R Us has 2 Masterpeice Prowls
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:40 pm

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char_leigh wrote:As of 10:30 AM, Schaumburg/Woodfield TRU had two Optimus Evolution 2 packs left.


Just one now, thanks!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
char_leigh wrote:As of 10:30 AM, Schaumburg/Woodfield TRU had two Optimus Evolution 2 packs left.


Just one now, thanks!


Glad that I could help. It's nice to know that my tip helped another collector out. :)
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