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Postby GetterDragun » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:55 pm

Please post your TF toy finds for Illinois in here. Be sure to post the town the store was in where you found stuff so other members know if it is near them.
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Postby Agent 007 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:58 am

went to a target in chicago and they had the new FABs but no new deluxes :sad: Anybody in IL see bumble!? :sad:
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Postby Bombus distinguendus » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:51 pm

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so i went back home to Rockford today and went to the super walmart thats out on perryvale rd. they had several altenators, energon and minicons on clearance. i got a altenators ravage woot. i could of bought all the others but i decided to save my $$. im hopeing my wife and i need to go back home in the near future... but ya so i thought i would let you guys know. dont know if anyone lives out in that area.


this is reposted from my original post. and to starscream227 yes there were more ravages.
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:55 am

New member, so first, hello. Haha.

I went to the Target in Chicago on Addison and Grace I believe (the one near Kedzie), and they were sucked completely dry of figures.

I'll be making some rounds tomorrow, so I'll be sure to keep you fellow Chicagoans/Illinois..ans.. updated!
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:51 am

Heads up, there are a handful of '74 Bumblebees and Barricades at the Kohls in Lincolnwood Mall for my Chicago heads.
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Postby DorkimusPrime » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:11 pm

there's a couple classics Bumblebees, a classics Megatron, a classics Prime, and 5-6 movie deluxe Jazz's at the Sears in Pekin, along with some of the teeny-tiny Cybertron toys, and a couple Cybertron Red Alerts.
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Rockford Area Retail

Postby Starscream227 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:54 am

The Super Walmart on Perryville in Rockford seems to have decided to shift out all their backstock. These can be found
in the clearance area between Lawn And Garden and Hardware;

5- Classics Astrotrain
2- Classics Megtron
2- Classics Optimus Prime
1- Classics Devastator

3- Alternators Rumble

1- Cybertron Optimus Primal
1- Cybertron Metroploex ( The Package is Damaged ).

A bit of a note; Though they're in the clearance section, they're still going for Retail Price.

The Toys R' Us up the road a bit had nothing to note but the following;

1- Titanium Soundwave
3- GI Joe 25th Anniversary 5 Pack
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Postby DorkimusPrime » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:43 am

Super Wal-mart in Peru (newly opened, by Kohl's at I-80) had big piles of movie stuff of all types...but no BB'08s. Leaders of Prime and Megs, tons of Deluxes, all the Voyagers except for Blackout (I got the last one)...big deals afoot
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:29 pm

Last night I stopped by the TRU in Niles, on Milwaukee and Golf, and they had two Cybertron Primus' let, sans the unicron head.

I also went to the Wal-Mart on Algonquin, near Woodfield Mall. They had a lot of leftovers, including:

2 Classics Cliffjumper
2 Classics Ramjet
3 Classics Jetfire
4 Classics Optimus Prime

5+ 20th Anniversary Optimus Primes

Alt. Rollbar and Skids

And a bunch of Cybertron figures, including t-rex Megatrons, Skywarp, Demolishor (Demolisher?), and LOT of the smaller figures.

When it comes to movie figures, they didn't have anything but a single deluxe Brawl, in the clearance aisle.

Oh, they had some Robot Heroes as well, including the pack with Megs, OP, Skywarp, and Mirage.

Hope this helps someone!
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Postby muswp1 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:12 pm

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Mr.Bond007 wrote:went to a target in chicago and they had the new FABs but no new deluxes :sad: Anybody in IL see bumble!? :sad:


The Kohl's in Mt. Prospect on RT.83 had at least three 08 Bumblebee's left as of last night.

EDIT: I listed this sighting at the wrong store in the sightings listings. It was at this one.
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Re: Rockford Area Retail

Postby muswp1 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:07 pm

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Starscream227 wrote:The Super Walmart on Perryville in Rockford seems to have decided to shift out all their backstock. These can be found
in the clearance area between Lawn And Garden and Hardware;

3- Alternators Rumble



Not anymore. There were two Rumbles and one badly hidden Ravage there this afternoon and I got them.
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Postby Starscream227 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:29 pm

The Northridge Walmart in Rockford has relocated
the transformers about 5 feet down, though there isn't any
new stock, really.

They had 3 or 4 of the Roleplay dingers, 3 Optimus/Unicron Robot Heros 2 pack, the Real Gear 2-Packs (Grabbed a Spy Shot/Longview) plenty of voice-changers, misc. 3" Titaniums,
the Blaster (Screamer and Op.), and the Flypaper things.
They also had 1 Robot Replicas Bumblebee, 2 Barricades and 1 Megatron.

No Leaders (and they had a HUGE amount of Megs and Op. not but 2 weeks ago) no voyagers, no deluxe. The dry spell goes on.

EDIT: In addition:

2 FAB Frenzys
2 Unleashed Optimus
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Hey, I went to the Kohl's and the Kay Bee Toys in Lincolnwood Mall today, and Kohl's was all out of everything except some scattered Scorponoks and Wreckages.

The Kay Bee was a different story however, they had a bunch of the new wave figures, except concept BB and Arcee basically. A handfull of Dreadwings, Payloads, and Longarms.

And the Target on Touhy in Niles had three G1 Repaint Starscreams as of yesterday, so go!

All of these have been posted in the sightings area!

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Postby ultra tron » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:00 am

The big guy has landed, sort of.

Went to Target on Cicero, near Midway Airport, and they had two. So he is availible in Chicago....

BY the way Kohls still has Arcee and 08BB, and if anyone ifs interested, they are a few Classic voyager jetfires and Optimus Primes at Walmart on Cicero
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Postby Starscream227 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:54 pm

Howdy all! Rockford reporting for duty!!
Hit the East State Street Target today, they must
have restocked recently, because there were a couple of wave 2s on the self. The list is as follows;

2- Dreadwing
2- Tit. Blackout
2- Tit. Prime
2- Tit. Bumblebee
2- Zoom out 25x
1- Power Up VT6
1- Clocker
EDITS:
1- Ultimate Bumblebee
1- Robot Replicas Barricade
2- Jazz/T.Cracker Robot Heros
2- Prime/Unicron R. Heros.
1- Grimlock/Shockwave R. Heros


Various Cyberslammers
Excessive VC Helmets
A few of those Trans-Portable PCs
Keychains
Walkie-Talkies, etc.

And the Coup de Grace: 12(I bought 1, 12-1=11) G1 Deco Starscreams

Please Note!! He is NOT on the Sales Floor. You'll
need to have a DPCI look-up and have him brought up from the
back. The DPCI is: 087-06-0006. Many Thanks to JTKranix,
who posted this info here
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Postby Starscream227 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:24 am

Stopped by the North Ridge again this morning, figured I'd try
my hand. No dice, really. They did get a small stock of
Unleashed Optimus Primes, though. 5, to be exact.

Planned on hitting The East State and West Riverside Walmarts,
but nothing goin'. More rain coming in.

I'm sick of rain...
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Postby Barr!cade » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:57 pm

at the walmart in hazel crest illinois, i found 1 dreadwing, but i got it, this is just to let people know that our area is getting new figs, still desperately looking fo bb08 & arcee :-(
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Postby muswp1 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:27 pm

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Checked two Targets today:

Rt 59 and Rt 72 Target had four G1 redeco Jazz and two Starscreams left after I bought two of each. They are on the back endcap of the aisile. If I hadn't walked out the back, I would have never seen them.

Schaumburg Target on Rt 72 and Meachem Rd had at least eight G1 redeco Jazz and four to six redeco Starscreams.
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Postby Starscream227 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:28 pm

Oh man guys! It isn't much, but after weeks of near-zilch,
Rockford finally got a small wave of stock in.

Hit the Perryville Toys R Us, and was pleasantly surprised.
They had the following items shelved:

2- Movie Legends 5 Pack (Forgot the Name!)
5- Voyager Megatron
1- Voyager Ratchet
1- Voyager Starscream
1- Voyager Blackout

2- Classics Cliffjumper
2- Classics Mirage
2- Unleashed Bumblebees
4- Unleashed Primes

4- Ultimate Bumblebees

1- Prime/Megs Classics 2 Pack
Tons of Protoforms

If you missed any of these, better go fast!
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Postby ultra tron » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:45 pm

All leader classes are now availiable! I saw Leader Prime and Megatron at target, and some leader brawl at Wal-mart.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:38 pm

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Stopped by the Schaumburg Target today and saw one movie Dreadwing and a movie Payload. Didn't pick either up.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:39 pm

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ultra tron wrote:All leader classes are now availiable! I saw Leader Prime and Megatron at target, and some leader brawl at Wal-mart.


Where are the stores. That would be helpful...
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Postby Starscream227 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:30 pm

The Kohl's at the 173/251 intersection in Machesney Park has
a healthy supply of wave 1 stock, at least two of each:

Bonecrusher
Bumblebee ('74, just to be clear)
Wreckage
Brawl
Barricade
Jazz

Walmart on Northridge has some wave 2;

2- Dreadwing
1- Long Arm
1- Recon Barricade
4- Leader Brawl
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Postby Agent 007 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:13 pm

Bond here, was just at target in golf mill in niles and the wally and tru. Nothing new at wally cept those shitty tech things, went to target and saw the g1 jazz and screamer as well as leader prime and megs first time I've seen em in a while. At tru they had the new cyberslammers :SICK: and 8 leader brawls! Im gonna go back tommarow and pick one up :grin:
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Postby JBPrime » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:32 am

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Anyone in the Chicagoland area find the movie Voyager Optimus Prime recently?
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