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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!

Good luck hunting!
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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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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
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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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