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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/
Methusalen out...
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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

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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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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:39 pm

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In the city there's a Target on Peterson between Ridge and Western. They had a load of new Prime Deluxes yesterday, including Kup and Rumble.
The TRU on Butterfield road in Lemont (?) had the GDO voyagers today. Mostly MEgatrons and one Powerdive.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Gorechyld » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:43 pm

Rockford TRU has GDO Voyagers. I had TJ Duckette grab me Hotspot, thanks again TJ! And then I went back for Powerdive..not wanting him at first. But then I saw he was a Decepticon flyer and good lord, those paint apps..so against my judgement I scooped him up. BUT there was still 1 or 2 of him left and about 4 Megatrons. Plus the GDO scout and legends figures.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Nutimus Prime » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:29 pm

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Anyone near Griggsville? Friend of mine lives there and said he will ship me any TFs if I cover it. No Aldi on my side of the country so Im missing that big sale.

Anyone close enough to him so that he could pay you for the toys and Ill paypal him the cost + shipping?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Popped into the TRU on golf road in niles (golfmill) a few mins ago, they have 1 GDO powerdive, 2 GDO cliffjumpers and 1 GDO swerve. nothing else really noteworthy.

EDIT: the deluxe GDOs are on the endcap of the hasbro isle.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:23 pm

TRU on 75th had a boatload this afternoon: 2 Hotspots, 3-4 Swerves, 2-3 1st editions of Starscreams, Vehicons, Arcees, and Cliffjumpers. I picked up a Hotspot and 1st Ed. Prime Vehicon.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:46 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Dinomask wrote:TRU on 75th had a boatload this afternoon: 2 Hotspots, 3-4 Swerves, 2-3 1st editions of Starscreams, Vehicons, Arcees, and Cliffjumpers. I picked up a Hotspot and 1st Ed. Prime Vehicon.


PFE cliffjumper or terrorcon? non-terrorcon is like one of the last ones I need :P
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:32 am

Sorry, it was a terrorcon.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:34 am

If you're looking for any of the Chinese Generations deluxe or Voyager Class figures the TRU on Butterfield has got all of them: Hotspot, Wheelie, Springer, etc.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:14 am

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damnit :( I want a wheelie, but with the drive out there, I may as well ebay it.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:03 pm

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Dinomask wrote:If you're looking for any of the Chinese Generations deluxe or Voyager Class figures the TRU on Butterfield has got all of them: Hotspot, Wheelie, Springer, etc.


They don't have Springer anymore. But I do. Also, I didn't see any Wheelie, but there was a box of TFs on top of one of the shelves, and I suppose it may have been more GDOs.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:54 pm

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Heh, I was just there. The box of Deluxes on top was only the regular ones- Wheeljack, Junkheap, etc. The case of Voys up there was gold, however- GDO Powerdive, Hotspot, and Megatron x2. Also 4 Megs on the shelf and one Powerdive,which I bought.

Deluxes are BOGOHO today and tomorrow, so I grabbed GDO Swerve, and TFP Bee for my girl.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:06 pm

I was there this morning just as it opened. There was an entire row of just the Chinese imports. Someone made out with a ton of them if they were gone by the time you got there. There was only 1 Wheelie, 2 Springers, a bunch of Swerves and Cliffjumpers.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:17 pm

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TRU in Niles on Golf rd has GDO Hot Spot and 3x PFE Vehicons. Also has 4 out of 5 of the FoC Combaticons (no Brawl) as of ~1hour ago.

All this AFTER the BOGO1/2 off sale :P
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:51 pm

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TRU Downers Grove had 2 zombie Cliffjumpers, an FE Vehicon, a couple FE Arcees and Starscreams, a GDO Wheelie, GDO Springer, and GDO Swerve at around 6 tonight. That's after I bought an FE Vehicon. I like this mold!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:45 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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If anyone is interested, the Target on Howard near McCormick has the Prime Optimus Maximus on clearance (ALREADY) for $24. There looked to be three or four of them, in the regular Transformers isle.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby First-Aid » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:40 pm

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Stopped at the Target on E State in ROckford yesterday and scored Ultra Magnus and Thundertron. THere was one of each left on the shelf, and also there was one Vehicon figure for those of you army building.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:05 pm

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TRU in Niles on Golf road got 8 sealed cases of MP-10 Prime up on the top shelves. 119.99 price on the boxes

Anyone whos been hunting, this is a good chance!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:09 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
jindrak wrote:TRU in Niles on Golf road got 8 sealed cases of MP-10 Prime up on the top shelves. 119.99 price on the boxes

Anyone whos been hunting, this is a good chance!



They've also got a GDO Wheelie and some FE SSs and Arcees. But I just bought the four Combaticons they had. No Vortex though.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:31 am

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Walgreens in Des Plaines, River Rd and Oakton, had a TFP Vehicon and 2 Airachnids. They're in a stand-alone kiosk near the front. $14.99 too, IIRC, not bad. Walgreens is usually way more expensive than other retailers. FWIW.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby burning_sirius » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:58 pm

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I am from the St Clair County area. I still need the following

FE Bulkhead, FE Optimus, Kup, Rumble, Ultra Magnus, Thundertron, and the GDO Deluxes.
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