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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:45 pm

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Dinomask wrote:Today must have been either the most luckiest day as a collector or the most miraculous. Besides finding a Dreadwing earlier today at a Target I found Asian Generations Cliffjumper and Swerve at the TRU near Yorktown mall and Prime's Rumble, Kup and a Vehicon at Fry's. Funny thing is is that I wasn't even in those places to look for transformers.

Nice haul, congrats. I skipped those very places on my way home from work on Friday, arg. How much are those Deluxes there?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:52 pm

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
Dinomask wrote:Today must have been either the most luckiest day as a collector or the most miraculous. Besides finding a Dreadwing earlier today at a Target I found Asian Generations Cliffjumper and Swerve at the TRU near Yorktown mall and Prime's Rumble, Kup and a Vehicon at Fry's. Funny thing is is that I wasn't even in those places to look for transformers.

Nice haul, congrats. I skipped those very places on my way home from work on Friday, arg. How much are those Deluxes there?


The Deluxes at Fry's are 13.99. The Asian imports at TRU are 14.99. I think I'll start looking into Fry's a little more often from now on.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 am

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Fry's is definitely worth going to. Back when the 07 movie toys were still coming out, I found Deluxe Landmine and Cliffjumper there before anywhere else.

Not just for new stuff, either- recently there was still an 07 Movie Leader Megatron MISB there, for about $45 or so. I work 10 minutes from that Fry's, I need to go more often. Thx for the heads-up.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:26 pm

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Found out MP Prime is coming in next week at Aurora and Schaumburg TRU.
There is one on shelf at Burbank TRU.
Thanks to the TRU employee in Orland Park.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:57 pm

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Nothing noteworthy tonight at the Golf Mill 3- Target, Walmart, and TRU.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:37 pm

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Stopped at Target on E. State on my way home from work today and scored Rumble and Kup. 1 of each still left on the shelf when I left an hour and a half ago.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:03 am

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Questworld12 wrote:Found out MP Prime is coming in next week at Aurora and Schaumburg TRU.
There is one on shelf at Burbank TRU.
Thanks to the TRU employee in Orland Park.
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Cool, I can stalk the Schaumburg TRU on my lunch breaks.

Made an interesting discovery at the Algonquin TRU today. Two Generations Megatrons (basically repainted Bludgeon's with a new head) in G2 colors and a Powerdive that looked like Asian imports. I've been a little behind on TF news lately so I didn't know about those. I picked up on Megatron and left the other one and the Powerdive.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:08 pm

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The TRU in Lombard has the GDO Legends, but I picked up one of each. They still had another Bluestreak and I think Hoist.

Hoist is fun. Makes me wish I'd got the Trailbreaker when I saw these at a 5 Below many moons ago. And, Thundercracker has two guns.....could have sworn from all the pics that he'd only have one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:09 pm

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Double post, sorry
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:10 pm

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TRU Lombard? Do you mean Downers Grove, Butterfield Rd? Or the TRU Express in Yorktown Mall? Thanks!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:27 am

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Hey fellow Chicagoans - Admiral Motti of Star Wars fame will be at Quake Collectibles today! Show your support for local business and go say hi to Dave and his special guest Richard LeParmentier (aka Admiral Motti). More information at http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cbd/3351933014.html

Richard LeParmentier, who played Admiral Motti in the original 1977 Star Wars will be at Quake Collectibles today, Saturday Oct. 20 from 12pm to 6pm. He will be signing autographs, Q & A Sessions, Photo Shoots, etc. Quake is located at 4628 N Lincoln Ave (between Eastwood Ave & Wilson Ave) Chicago, IL 60625. They carry a huge selection of old toys from Star Wars, GI Joe, HeMan (MOTU), Thundercats, Transformers, Marvel Legends, Mego, Star Trek, Spawn, Spider Man, Batman, Justice League, Hot Wheels, Ninja Turtles, Lone Ranger, etc.........


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:02 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Scramble all jets.
RED ALERT.
TRU Woodridge has MP Prime is in stock.
Ask for it to an employee.
They are in the back.
Also, use the 20% coupon from the website.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:26 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Questworld12 wrote:Scramble all jets.
RED ALERT.
TRU Woodridge has MP Prime is in stock.
Ask for it to an employee.
They are in the back.
Also, use the 20% coupon from the website.
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Is this the one on 1500 75th st? I literally just got home from there with my MP10 :) When I called they said they had two, so assuming there is still one there. Oh and the 20% off coupon? It felt almost criminal to only pay ~80 for him :shock:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:09 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Yes, it is the same one.
One of the employees told me the number of Primes they get is related to the number of cyberverse toys. Don't know if that is true.
It was a crime to pay $80 for him.:CON:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:21 pm

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Stopped by the Schaumburg TRU and actually ran into the Asst. manager there. First TRU employee that actually knew what MP Prime was. He said they had MP Prime a month ago and sold out and he's not sure if more are coming. He also checked his computer and found that no store in Illinois was showing him in stock except for Aurora. He called Aurora and they sold out today.

I may have to go to E-Bay to find this guy. :(
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:49 pm

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Nothing new at Walmart in Melrose Park, North off 294. Same for KMart on Rt 83 near St Charles Rd., except that their TF Prime Deluxes are [expletive deleted] $18.99. Gah!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:47 pm

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TRU Downers on Butterfield had 3 MP OPs as of about 5:30 tonight. $119.99. Also a bunch of MP Thundercrackers. And, the GDO Legends TC and Motorbreathster. I bought a TC and the last Bluestreak and Hoist.

Caution- the face on Hoist fell off spontaneously, lucky to have found it. Be advised. That is all.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:14 pm

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The new waves of FE Prime are hitting around the Des plaines/Niles/Wheeling area for sure. Case of FE Prime hit TRU near Golf mill, and another 2 hit today. Also, the new waves of reg Prime with Kup, Hot Spot and Rumble are starting to show up in Target. Walmart and Meijer have nothing interesting.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby 3.8TransAM » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Nothing new at Schererville Walmart or Highland Target along with Meijers.

Other than there haven't been anywhere else in the last few days.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:00 am

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Nuts, I forgot to mention- that TRU in DG last night had a single FE Arcee and Starscream. I got those for Christmas last year from my kids, so I left them. HTH.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby muswp1 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:33 am

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AS of 11:00am, the Downers Grove TRU still had one MP Prime left. They used to have two :DANCE:

Thanks for the tip Hip-Hoptimus Rime. :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:47 pm

Went into TRU on Butterfield today at about 12:15 and they had a ton of things: Prime 1st Edition Cliffjumpers, Vehicons, Arcee's, 2 to 3 MP Optimus Primes, and 3 or 4 MP Thundercrackers. Picked up a 1st Edition Vehicon and left the rest. Get there while you can.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:20 am

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As of noon today, TRU Schaumburg on Golf rd. has 1 MP-10 on the shelf. It's at the 120$ price however.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:49 pm

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Had a lot of fun today at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Got there around 8:30am this morning and was there until about 1. I haven't been in over a year ... maybe 2 years. Can't believe how big it's gotten since I first started going in 2002. There were some good Transformers finds there today. There was some loose stuff there but I did see at least 4 dozen or so boxed G1 items there today. Hope some of you were able to make it there. Good times!

St Charles TRU had some FE Arcees, Starscreams, and a Terrorcon Cliffjumper. There was a case of Scouts on the top shelf and TRU started their sale with Weaponizers for $23.99 or $22.99. That's a great deal on a figure that size.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:43 am

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I wish I'd been paying more attention and had known about the Kane County Toy Fair. My daughter's riding lesson was cancelled and we could have gone.

I could have sworn that the Weaponizers were going to be $19.99, I really thought I'd read that somewhere. Still, 24 is pretty good, I'll be getting OP tonight. My daughter got TFP FE Arcee yesterday, awesome.
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