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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:20 pm

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So they are in state at least, good to know, thanks! It's the only mold left of the current lines that I need, and stopping by 3 stores a day in the vain hopes of one item was getting tiresome!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:35 am

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I went to Walmart in Bolingbrook yesterday after work; I chose that one over the Aurora one. No Shockwave, of course. Curse you Bolingbrook! :evil:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:52 pm

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Hey guys ... just wanted to let you know that I found the new Rescue Bots Energize Blades and Boulder at the Rosemont Target. They were the only ones there. Happy hunting!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:46 pm

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Finally found BH Shockwave at TRU on Golf in Schaumburg. Was the last one there, but confirms its made it this far into the state. Fully expect it to be hitting everywhere else this week or so. Happy Hunting!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:27 am

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
How much was he at TRU? He's not on the website. Thanks.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:58 am

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:How much was he at TRU? He's not on the website. Thanks.


He was $22.99. I suppose you could have him price matched from Target for $19.99, but after a week of looking I honestly didnt expect to find him and was unprepared.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:31 am

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$22.99 is not bad for a Voyager at TRU. I'll swing by this afternoon and see. Has he been sighted at Target yet? Not on their site either.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:00 am

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No other sightings for me. I check two Targets, a Meijer, and two TRUs. The Schaumburg TRU was the only one so far.

Also, still have not see any Autobot discs- anyone have any luck there?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:35 am

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jindrak wrote:No other sightings for me. I check two Targets, a Meijer, and two TRUs. The Schaumburg TRU was the only one so far.

Also, still have not see any Autobot discs- anyone have any luck there?


I haven't seen them anywhere either. You can get them from HasbroToyShop.com if you are impatient like me.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/transforme ... 6&ID=31328

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/transforme ... 6&ID=31329

You guys have to do this foot mod I discovered for Arms Micron Rumble and Frenzy ...

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:22 pm

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Do you have some sort of tutorial for that? My PRID Rumble is pretty steady, but wouldnt mind more stability for better poses.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:23 pm

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Hey, quick favor BTW: If any of you kind gents happen to see the new TMNT stuff or the new wave of NECA Predators, can you give me a heads up? Be glad to keep an eye out for requests if you folks have any.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:25 pm

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jindrak wrote:Hey, quick favor BTW: If any of you kind gents happen to see the new TMNT stuff or the new wave of NECA Predators, can you give me a heads up? Be glad to keep an eye out for requests if you folks have any.


I'll keep an eye out for you. Which TMNT figures are you looking for?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:26 pm

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jindrak wrote:Do you have some sort of tutorial for that? My PRID Rumble is pretty steady, but wouldnt mind more stability for better poses.


While I was working on the galleries for Rumble and Frenzy, it occurred to me that there was a simple foot swap mod that anyone can easily do. The mod involves simply swapping the left foot with the right foot. It makes both figures have another difference from Hasbro's TFP Rumble and gets rid of that nasty looking pointed feet that just doesn't go well with a G1 Rumble and Frenzy homage whereas the squared off look appears almost like this was a planned part swap at some point. The figures transform just fine after the swap.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:22 pm

Weapon: Blunt Force Battle Clubs
Seibertron wrote:
jindrak wrote:Hey, quick favor BTW: If any of you kind gents happen to see the new TMNT stuff or the new wave of NECA Predators, can you give me a heads up? Be glad to keep an eye out for requests if you folks have any.


I'll keep an eye out for you. Which TMNT figures are you looking for?



The new wave coming out is Baxter Stockman, Snakeweed and leatherhead. Thanks man!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:31 pm

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jindrak wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
jindrak wrote:Hey, quick favor BTW: If any of you kind gents happen to see the new TMNT stuff or the new wave of NECA Predators, can you give me a heads up? Be glad to keep an eye out for requests if you folks have any.


I'll keep an eye out for you. Which TMNT figures are you looking for?



The new wave coming out is Baxter Stockman, Snakeweed and leatherhead. Thanks man!


I will keep an eye out for you, jindrak. Happy hunting!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:40 pm

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Target in Villa Park had a couple each of the Autobot data discs tonight. No BH Shockwave though.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:01 pm

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Hey Seibertron, I just wanted to express my joy at the Rumble foot swap you came up with. I read about it on here and gave it a try a few days back, and it really does make the figure look a little better. the pointy toe wasn't really doing it for ol' Rumble.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:12 pm

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Dagon wrote:Hey Seibertron, I just wanted to express my joy at the Rumble foot swap you came up with. I read about it on here and gave it a try a few days back, and it really does make the figure look a little better. the pointy toe wasn't really doing it for ol' Rumble.


I'm glad you liked it. I'm surprised no one else came up with that first. It's odd that they went with the pointy feet on the Japanese releases. It certainly helps set the Arms Micron figures apart from the TFP version.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:58 am

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FWIW, Target.com has FoC Blaster for 22.99, but with a $3 promo code (SAVE3TRANS). Use your Target Red Card for an extra 5% off and free shipping. My Blaster order came to $22.18 shipped.

FoC Soundwave and Soundblaster also have this promo code but are currently unavailable online.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:38 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."
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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:FWIW, Target.com has FoC Blaster for 22.99, but with a $3 promo code (SAVE3TRANS). Use your Target Red Card for an extra 5% off and free shipping. My Blaster order came to $22.18 shipped.

FoC Soundwave and Soundblaster also have this promo code but are currently unavailable online.


Thanks for the tip, Hip-Hoptimus Rime. I passed the info along to the news staff. Enjoy Blaster. I love that mold!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:35 am

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Any new sightings anyone?

I heard there's a new toy store that is either opened or opening near Harlem and Addison. Has anyone been there yet?

Has anyone been to the new Quake in Schaumburg yet?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Seibertron wrote:Any new sightings anyone?

I heard there's a new toy store that is either opened or opening near Harlem and Addison. Has anyone been there yet?

Has anyone been to the new Quake in Schaumburg yet?


I think the store you're talking about is the new Toynk retail store. Haven't been there yet but it's in Addison.

I've been to the new Quake in Schaumburg. It doesn't have much Transformers but I've been pleasantly surprised a couple times there. One time I found a G1 Hound that was a little beat up but I got it for only 10 bucks.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:13 pm

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Dinomask wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Any new sightings anyone?

I heard there's a new toy store that is either opened or opening near Harlem and Addison. Has anyone been there yet?

Has anyone been to the new Quake in Schaumburg yet?


I think the store you're talking about is the new Toynk retail store. Haven't been there yet but it's in Addison.

I've been to the new Quake in Schaumburg. It doesn't have much Transformers but I've been pleasantly surprised a couple times there. One time I found a G1 Hound that was a little beat up but I got it for only 10 bucks.


There's apparently a new store that is either opened or is opening at Harlem and Addison (south of the HIP) in Chicago. This is the intersection ...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=harlem+a ... 4&t=m&z=17

As for Toynk, are they opening an actual retail store in Addison or are you talking about their warehouse location in Addison? I thought they were now closed to the public but you could see their "store" via appointment only.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm

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Dinomask wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Any new sightings anyone?

I heard there's a new toy store that is either opened or opening near Harlem and Addison. Has anyone been there yet?

Has anyone been to the new Quake in Schaumburg yet?


I think the store you're talking about is the new Toynk retail store. Haven't been there yet but it's in Addison.

I've been to the new Quake in Schaumburg. It doesn't have much Transformers but I've been pleasantly surprised a couple times there. One time I found a G1 Hound that was a little beat up but I got it for only 10 bucks.


There's apparently a new store that is either opened or is opening at Harlem and Addison (south of the HIP) in Chicago. This is the intersection ...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=harlem+a ... 4&t=m&z=17

As for Toynk, are they opening an actual retail store in Addison or are you talking about their warehouse location in Addison? I thought they were now closed to the public but you could see their "store" via appointment only.

According to their website they have a retail store open Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 to 5:30 I think.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:46 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
Dinomask wrote:As for Toynk, are they opening an actual retail store in Addison or are you talking about their warehouse location in Addison? I thought they were now closed to the public but you could see their "store" via appointment only.

According to their website they have a retail store open Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 to 5:30 I think.[/quote]

Indeed it is now according to their website. I might have to swing out there next week to check it out.

http://www.toynk.com/category/new_store/

If anyone has any info on the new store at Harlem and Addison, I'd love to know more. Thanks!
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