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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:

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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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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

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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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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

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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!
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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

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Spotted a Voyager Prime Dreadwing at Target on Willow rd in Glenview around 1pm today
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:10 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Big shipments are hitting Aldi for the sale in papers this week. Just got back from one, left 9..frigging NINE vehicons and 2 airachnids there. all for 9.99 each.

this wave seems to have: vehicon, hot shot, airachnid, ratchet, dead end, breakdown, and wheeljack.

BTW- the Aldi mentioned is the one in mount prospect, on golf road.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:02 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
I grabbed Masterpiece Optimus Prime from Schaumburg today along with an extra TFP FE Vehicon (only need one more for troop building). I think there was an FE Starscream, Arcee and Terrorcon Cliffjumper still there when I left.

I'm on the hunt for GDO Hot Spot and Powerdive. I'd love to be pointed in the right direction if someone wants to tell me what store to go to.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:15 pm

Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Stopped at the ROckford TRU. THey had four MP Primes on the shelves! HOpe they stay until I get paid... :sad:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:38 am

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Aldi rules. Grabbing a Dead End for kicks. Ironically, I wish they had Bumblebee so I could buy one cheap for my daughter.

That's Cyberverse Breakdown, then? How much, if Deluxes are 10?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:45 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
jindrak wrote:Big shipments are hitting Aldi for the sale in papers this week. Just got back from one, left 9..frigging NINE vehicons and 2 airachnids there. all for 9.99 each.

this wave seems to have: vehicon, hot shot, airachnid, ratchet, dead end, breakdown, and wheeljack.

BTW- the Aldi mentioned is the one in mount prospect, on golf road.


That's one of the ones that my wife and I go to.

Man we really need to get a group of us together soon. Beacon Tap in Des Plaines off Lee Rd has $1 drafts on Wednesday nights. Would any of you be interested in meeting there next Wednesday or the following Wednesday?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Methusalen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Motto: ""Not good enough for G1!""
I hope this is acceptable to post this here, but I'd like to share some info on a friend's planned Get-Together... (He's not a member of the forums here, so I am hopeful that this is acceptable!)

Hey guys,
I wanted to spread the word regarding an event a friend of mine is putting together.

Event: The Inaugural Wi. Mini-Con!
Date: December 1st
Time: TBD (Roughly Noon-5pm?)
Location: Beaver Dam, Wi

His description of the event, from their Facebook page:
These Mini conventions ("Mini-Cons") will hopefully be starting in Late Nov/Early December of this year.
My vision for the Mini-Cons is a chance for all us mid-western Transformers lovers to get together have, have a good time, do some basic small dealer/swap meet stuff, and then to add to the Con style Each event will host a few fun activities, ranging from Script Readings, Customs classes, Transformers Trivia, and some other stuff based on the season.
I'm hoping that each event will give every collector who attends a chance to get involved in their own little Mini-Convention.


For more information, please check out the Facebook page for the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/357401061018492/
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:31 am

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Seibertron wrote:That's one of the ones that my wife and I go to.

Man we really need to get a group of us together soon. Beacon Tap in Des Plaines off Lee Rd has $1 drafts on Wednesday nights. Would any of you be interested in meeting there next Wednesday or the following Wednesday?


The following Weds would work for me. Keep me posted on details!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Got to go to the Aldi in Lisle today. Vehicons, Airachnids and Deadends are abundant and at 9.99 ea. Then was in the TRU in Joliet and saw all the 1st editions currently available as well as 2 or 3 MP Optimus'. If there's anything I've learned in the past couple of years since I began collecting these things it's to not panic that something won't be available, eventually they'll all be out there somewhere.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:59 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Anyone going to Toy Con tomorrow in Bridgeview? Info here if you havent seen it yet:

http://www.toycontoyshow.com/Index.html
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:40 pm

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Glenview Target had 2 Rumbles at about 3:00. I bought their last Kup. Man he's tiny.
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