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Postby muswp1 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:33 pm

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JB, check your local TRU's. That's the only place I have consistantly seen Voyager Prime. Last time I was there, the TRU in Schaumburg on Golf Rd had several in stock.
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Postby JBPrime » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:46 am

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Thanks, muswp1. I wish I could get to another TRU, the only one really close to me is the Burbank,IL. And they haven't stocked anything new since mid-July. :-(
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Postby Agent 007 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:50 pm

JBPrime wrote:Thanks, muswp1. I wish I could get to another TRU, the only one really close to me is the Burbank,IL. And they haven't stocked anything new since mid-July. :-(

I was at the tru in niles on sat and they had 2 voyager primes left
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Postby muswp1 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:39 pm

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Paid a fast visit to the West Dundee Target and aside from a bunch of redeco Jazz and Starscreams, they also had a Titanium Ultra Magnus and a Titanium Sunstorm from the War Within series as well as 2 WW Starscreams and a G1 Scourge. Nothing else of note.

The Schaumburg Target on Higgins and Meachem didn't have squat.
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Postby JBPrime » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:13 am

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Check my TRU again yesterday, right when they opened and yet it seemed every other line like Star Wars, WWE, GI Joe, DC Superheroes, etc. was recently stocked and yet no new TF. What the heck!
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:08 pm

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The Target in Elgin on Randall Rd has 1 WW Fallen figure. Nothing else there of note.
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Postby Starscream227 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:55 pm

East State Walmart in Rockford just got a huge
surplus of Primus figures; 11 remain.
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:30 am

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The Schaumburg, IL Wal-Mart got a similar restock of the DVD Primes, all 11+ of them were still regular price.
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Postby Starscream227 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:47 pm

The Family Dollars on East State and on Broadway in Rockford
have a small stock of Universe Figures:

Arcee
Windrazor
Doom-lock
Minicon Preceptor
Insecticon
TFWIKI wrote:According to Hasbro, toys that represent flying characters are given more stringent drop tests and rounded/collapsible bits, as children (and the kind of adults who buy Transformers, actually) are more prone to throwing these figures around or ramming them into things (or people).
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Postby Malikon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 am

The Family_Dollar has also gotten the Galaxy Convoy Prime and Metroplex. I went to the F_D on Irving and the one on Belmont and both of them had one of each figure, Leader sized, for $20. I picked up the Galaxy Convoy Prime at the one on Belmont. I've seen him online for close to $100. So $20. seemed like a real deal.

However in both stores they weren't with the regular toys. I actually found Prime and Metroplex in the automotive section.

still no luck with Target or Wal-Mart. Lots of Cyberslammers and RealGears stuff. Other then the Target exclusive G1 Jazz and Starscream it's still been lots of empty pegs.
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Postby Starscream227 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:55 am

The East State Walmart put out a big selection of backstock
in their clearance area! NOTE: All of these sell for MSRP!

Classics
3- Ramjet
3- Prime
2- Cliffjumper
2(0)- Grimlock (I bought both)
1- Mirage
1- Ultimate Battle 2-pack
1- Rodimus
Assorted Mini-cons

Cybertron
Hardtop
Excellion (?)
Skywarp
Demolisher
Optimus Prime (Jungle Planet)
Undermine
Megatron (Jungle Planet)
Downshift
Backstop
Brushguard
Clocker
Red Scrapmetal
Lugnutz
Breakdown
Speed Street Team
15- Primus (put a few more out)


As for Movie Product, nothing exciting...

2- Ironhide
3- Starscream
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:02 am

Hey, it's been a little bit of a while since I've given any updates.

Anyway, a heads up, a new Kiosk has opened at Old Orchard in Skokie, in the food court. It was a nice surprise to see the TF selection while coming back from my lunch break, haha.

They've got a lot of busts, some Encore Soundwaves, Revoltech Prime, Megs and Ultra Magnus, the Free's, and some other interesting pieces.

Go give them a visit! The owner, or at least the guy who's been there when I have was really hospitable.

Btw, they've got a listing on Craigslist, and according to the listing, they should have some great figures coming in soon!

Heres the listing:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/tag/424418881.html

I'm going to pay them a visit on my break this evening to see if they've got anything new.

Take care guys, happy hunting!
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Postby BlackDiamond » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:11 am

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The 24 hr Walmart in Springfield had as of 2 days ago, about half an aisle dedicated to Transformers.
They had cyber stomping Prime?
a couple of the big '08 Bumblebees (retailed for $70-80)
Robots in Disguise Jetfire
Devastator/Brawl?, etc
They had quite a lot of figures I didn't actually spend much time in the aisle and I don't remember exactly what was there, but the part of the aisle that was dedicated to Transformers was filled half with figures and half with other TF merchandise.

Anyway I hope this helps someone.
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Postby Starscream227 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:02 pm

The Perryville Toys R Us in Rockford has completely stocked up
on Wave 2 Movie merchandise.

They had at least two of each of the following figures

Concept Bumblebee
Final Battle Jazz
Arcee
Dreadwing
Payload
Longarm
Voyager Megatron
Voyager Prime
Leader Brawn
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Postby First Gen » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:51 pm

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Today I went to the Walmart in Bridgeview IL. In stock:


All Deluxes:

74 Camaro BB
Barricade
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Brawl AKA "Devastator"
Swindle
Payload
The Decepticon Truck I cant remember his name from the game, grey and purple big Decepticon symbol covering him in alt mode, real nice.

All in all about 15 pegs filled with these, I was in utter shock.

Also some Unleashed BB's and a Prime, One movie Voyager Starscream and a bunch of real gear items.

Great time to finish the collection or get some MISB, I picked up my first 74 BB and Barricade.
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Postby Agent 007 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:31 pm

[quote="First Gen"]Today I went to the Walmart in Bridgeview IL. In stock:

The Decepticon Truck I cant remember his name from the game, grey and purple big Decepticon symbol covering him in alt mode, real nice.

quote]
that would be dropkick i might get one if i ever see one :MAD:
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:14 am

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Checked out a couple of Targets yesterday:

Rt72 and Meacheam had nothing notable.

Barrington Rd and Schaumburg Rd has a couple of new Real Gears, Wiretap x3 and Nightbeat x2, other than that nothing.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:36 pm

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Checked out two Wal-Marts today:

Walmart in Schererville IN (RT 41 and RT 30):
Barricade-6+
74 Bumblebee-4
Brawl (Deluxe)-4+
Wreckage-4+
Bonecrusher-6+
Scorponok-4
Swindle-4+
Dreadwing-2
Dropkick-3
Voyager Megatron-1
Lots of new Real Gears (wiretap, Nightbeat, etc...)

Also in the clearance in Lawn and Garden, at least 8 Alt Ravages and 6 Alt Rumbles.

Also the Walmart in Elgin on Randall Rd had a very similiar stock except it had more Dropkicks, 2 Leader class Brawls, and no Alts at all. Looks like the drought at Wal-Mart might be over.
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Postby Agent 007 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:43 pm

just got back from golf mill in niles, little restock they had alot of hasbro boxes but the tf deluxes were harvested before i got there. I foun dropkick, jazz, arcee, scorpi and bones more that I've seen in a few months! :grin: also found titaniums fallen, cheetor and rid prime along with 3 ult bbs and 3 leader brawls. The tf section has gained some weight again finally! 8)
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Postby First Gen » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:59 am

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My local Walmart, Orland Hills 159th and 94th Avenue near Lagrange Rd., recently got a shipment of the deluxes everyones been reporting to include:

Barricade
76 BB
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Brawl
Swindle
Payload
Dropkick


One Leader Megs and Brawl, a few Real Gear items including High Score and a few Cyberton Primus Figures to boot, $49.98 regular price though.
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Postby muswp1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:09 pm

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I paid a visit to the Target in Des Plaines on Mannheim Rd today (next to the Allstate Arena) and got a major shock. They were just putting out about 12 or so "Evolution of a Hero" Bumblebee 2 packs. A Target employee was setting up an endcap display with case fresh Beatmix Bumblebees and two packs. There were about a dozen of each on the endcap. I imagine the other Targets in the area might have them soon also.
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Postby muswp1 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:25 pm

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I made a couple of stops today:

Schaumburg Wal-Mart: Found one Voyager Thundercracker and Rescue Ratchet and a bunch of Wave 1 deluxes.

Schaumburg TRU: 1 Final Battle Jazz and two Payloads along with about a dozen Ultimate Bumblebees. I also saw at least 10 Desert Attack packs with Blackout and Scorponok that I haven't seen since July, 2 Starscreams, 3 Blackouts, 1 Voyager Megatron, and 1 Ironhide.

Schaumburg Target (Rt72 & Meachem): 3 Recon Barricades, 2 Dropkicks, 4 Longarms, 2 Final Battle Jazz, 2 Leader Brawls and 2 Leader Megatrons.
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Postby DISCHARGE » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:52 pm

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to the IMAX today,to see Transformers of course. I stopped a couple places in Gurnee and found: 6 ENERGON MEGATRONS! in the Sears Grand(Gurnee Mills). The boxes were messed up but still sealed. They also had 2 Alpha Q's!
Also the Target had some Elita-1's if you were looking for them.
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:42 pm

Hey all, went to a couple of Wal Marts and a Toys R Us this weekend.

First, at the Wal Mart on Touhy in Skokie, there were a bunch of wave 1 and 2 restocks. Actually, from wave 2, I only saw Dropkick. There were a bunch of Rescue Ratchets and Thundercrackers as well! Leader Brawls and Megs everywhere too.

At the Toy's R Us on Golf, across the street from Golf Mill, They had the Blackout/Scorponok two pack, and some wave 1s left over. Also, two damaged box Cybertron Primus', no Unicron head.

At the Wal Mart across the street from there, it was basically the same deal at the Touhy Wal Mart, except for no Leaders. They also had another two pack, I can't remember which though, sorry. Also, there was one BB as of yesterday (sunday).

BTW, I heard the Target on Touhy had the BB two pack, but only one left on Sunday.

Oh, and the small kiosk in Old Orchard had a shipment of Collection Megatrons, and some other good figures as well. I clearly remember them having the Insecticon pack. Anyway, go pay them a visit!


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Postby muswp1 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:20 pm

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Paid a visit to the Carpentersville Wal-Mart on Saturday. Aside from the usual mega-restock of Barricade, Brawl, Scorponok, Bonecrusher and Swindle, they had a ton of Voyagers. They had 2-3 of every Voyager made including Thundercraker and Rescue Ratchet except for the orignal version of Ratchet.
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