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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

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: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."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
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

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
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

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:
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

Seibertron wrote:
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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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Wed May 08, 2013 5:58 am

Saw 2 FOC Grimlocks at a Walmart in Elmhurt last night while hunting for Blitzwing and Springer. I must have hit at least 6 places last night, 4 of them Targets. Can't find the buggers any where! I was in Maryland when they 1st hit out here. I did find the new Ratchet out there though. I was really surprised to find it.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Sat May 11, 2013 1:44 pm

Finally found Blitz and Springer at the Target near the Fox Valley mall near Aurora on 59th, not the one in Plainfield. 1st place I looked too. Gotta love when my gut instincts pay off.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby jindrak » Fri May 17, 2013 2:25 pm

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Saw 2 FoC Shockwaves at the Target on willow road in glenview today. Nothing else of note.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Sat May 18, 2013 5:31 am

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One complete set of the latest beast hunters deluxe figures at the Crestwood Target last night near closing time.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sun May 26, 2013 1:23 pm

Just found the new micro changers at the target on cermack in broad view. Got a complete set of 12. There were about 6 left.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:06 pm

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Just been at the new Quake collectibles in Schaumburg!
That place is so cool!
I got 2 Constructicons Scavenger & Scapper($12 & $7 but got it for $5)and a GiJoe for $8.
They have two Bonecrusher Constructicon for $7 each.
G2 Grimlock for $15?
G1 Hound for $20.
A Brainstorm figure for $107(you can get it down to $70)
Also you can haggle with him a bit.
There were probably more but I was overwhelmed.
Aaron(owner) was telling me that most of the people who come their hear about them through Seibertron.com.
He is trying to get more transformers figures.
He post pictures on the Quake collectibles West facebook page.
Hope that answers some questions.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu May 30, 2013 8:59 pm

broadview target has all the new beast hunters deluxe guys. They had 1 of sky stalker, and 2 of dreadwing and ratchet
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri May 31, 2013 6:30 pm

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Target at Yorktown Mall had a couple each of the Gens Legion Optimus/Roller and Bumblebee/Blazemaster sets tonight. Went looking for the new Kreons, found none, but the new Legends were a nice surprise.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Fri May 31, 2013 6:53 pm

Just left there and didn't see them. The target in Darien as of Tuesday night had the micro changers
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby TCWJoe » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:40 am

Villa Park WalMart on 83 has one each of Springer and Blitzwing and all the Combaticons.
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