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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:27 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
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

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
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

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
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

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
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

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
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

Weapon: Double-Barreled Assault Missile Launcher
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

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
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

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
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

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
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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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:50 am

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
I was at the Kane county fair, it was so-so from what I saw. There was a decent amount of boxed G1 like Seiberton mentioned, didnt check many prices because I wanst in the market for them, but I did see the tag on a boxed G1 Jetfire- $330.

One guy was selling his loose 2008 Universe TFs, and since they were part of his collection previously, they had all accessories and instructions. Got a Universe Sideswipe and Sunstreaker for $20 each.

Anyone going to Toycon this coming Sunday? Anyone been before and know how good of a show it is?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:07 am

Rockford TRU has FIVE MP-10's on the shelf. They are at the 120.00 dollar price tag however. Get the feeling they'll be sitting there for a long long while at that price. Unless some filthy scalper snags them all up, which I have not counted out yet. I'm gonna go back when I get home from Minnesota and see if they're still there, if they're not I won't be surprised in the slightest.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:48 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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Funny thing, if I didn't have 1 already, I'd gladly pay $120.00 for that figure. It's still cheaper than the Takara price.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:59 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
dahpadre wrote:Funny thing, if I didn't have 1 already, I'd gladly pay $120.00 for that figure. It's still cheaper than the Takara price.


Did you see the image from one of our users on the homepage of Seibertron.com and in this news story? Based on those images, I don't think any of us need to rush to the store to get this figure.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:20 am

Motto: "Stupid has no direction. "Yeah, so where the hell are you going?""
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Yeah, I saw. That is good news, as well as ridiculous.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:59 am

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Sale!
Scalpel...blood bucket...priest...next patient!

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:52 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
First-Aid wrote:Sale!


Sale! Where? ;D
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:50 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Seibertron wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Sale!


Sale! Where? ;D


Eventually...if there are that many MP Primes, you know they will end up overstocked and half price eventually. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:59 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
First-Aid wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Sale!


Sale! Where? ;D


Eventually...if there are that many MP Primes, you know they will end up overstocked and half price eventually. :HEADHURTS:


Ah, now I know what you mean. Yah, I wouldn't count on the $120 or rumored $140 price to be void of future sales opportunities.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:05 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Spotted a Voyager Prime Dreadwing at Target on Willow rd in Glenview around 1pm today
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