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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

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

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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

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
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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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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:21 am

Wow, great tip. I just grabbed them both. Of the couple dozen times I have checked out that wal-mart, this is the first time I have actually found anything I was seeking

The target on la grange in westchester off of I-290 had 4 each of the new bumble bee and prime target masters
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:34 am

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Target in Orland Park has two Beast Hunters Smokescreen and 4 out of 5 combaticons.

Toysrus in Orland Park has alot of Fall of Cybertron Air Raid, Starscream, and Jazz. No Kreon mini-figs.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby TCWJoe » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:32 am

philswitch engage wrote:Wow, great tip. I just grabbed them both. Of the couple dozen times I have checked out that wal-mart, this is the first time I have actually found anything I was seeking


Villa Park Wal*Mart is terrible on keeping stock, they are the bane to my existence as I am there every few days for something and always check the shelves and the clearence. Their TF stock did not get any new merchandise from late November until February this year (I know I checked EVERY time).

Addison WalMart on 53 is usually pretty good (plus they clearance fast, some years ago I got Supreme class Cybertron Starscream for $10 before I had seen it on shelves most other places), and Villa Park Target is real good. My honey hole however has been Round Lake WalMart by my inlaws. Last time I was there (about a month ago) they had two sets of the full Beast Hunters run (available at the time) in Deluxe, BH Prime, Predaking, the full WFC line (deluxe and voyager) including Soundwave, his tapes, Grimlock, Blaster and his tapes.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:56 pm

I live in Darien and work in oak brook. The target in willowbrook and wal-mart in Darien are both pretty lousy sources for any newer releases. The toys r us in 75th in downers grove is a pretty good stop for newer figures.

Lately the super target in broad view has been a great spot for new hasbro releases both transformers and marvel legends
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby TCWJoe » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:23 pm

I got no money in my toy budget right now, so I'll share again.

WalMart on 83 in Villa Park 2 Beast Hunters Shockwaves (the big boys not the Cyberverse) They are behind the BH Primes and the Predakings. Also had BH Soundwave, still all the FoC Combaticons, an FoC Jazz and a couple FoC Primes. Plus a mess of little Cyberverse guys (didn't catch which ones, I don't collect those only have the ones my wife has gotten me).
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:32 pm

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Rosemont Target had one BH Cyberverse Shockwave this afternoon, which I bought, and one BH CV Starscream, which I left there. This allowed me to confirm that Beast Hunters Shockwave has the worst alt mode ever.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:41 pm

Just heard from a friend that a guy a head of him in line at the 75th st toys r us had about 4 each of the springer and blitzwing voyagers. on top of that he had coupons out the wazzoo that left him with a $5 bill.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby TCWJoe » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:20 am

Went to Quake in Schaumburg yesterday to check it out. He's carrying Ryan's Seibertron business card on his counter and has said that this site is causing him to not be able to keep Transformers in stock.

From what I saw he had (forgive some of the bad names)

Transmetal Cheetor
Transmetal Primal
Twin Twist
Top Spin
G1 Perceptor (missing the scope)
Some little clear Soundwave thing
Beast Wars Wolfgang (I think)
One of the COnstructicons (Bonecrusher?)
G1 Onslaught
A red sports car guy I couldn't put my thumb on.
G2 Grimlock (assuming G2, it was Blue)
RiD Sky-Byte
One of the Headmaster, I thought he said Hardhead, but I don't think it was.

there's probably a few more but I don't remember. He said he had a Metroplex or Fort Max and it lasted under 18 hours.

I didn't walk out with any...., no toy budget ready at the time. Just stopped in to check it out. Obscene numbers of GI Joe and TMNT in there as well as a mess of Power Rangers.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:03 pm

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TCWJoe wrote:Went to Quake in Schaumburg yesterday to check it out. He's carrying Ryan's Seibertron business card on his counter and has said that this site is causing him to not be able to keep Transformers in stock.

From what I saw he had (forgive some of the bad names)

Transmetal Cheetor
Transmetal Primal
Twin Twist
Top Spin
G1 Perceptor (missing the scope)
Some little clear Soundwave thing
Beast Wars Wolfgang (I think)
One of the COnstructicons (Bonecrusher?)
G1 Onslaught
A red sports car guy I couldn't put my thumb on.
G2 Grimlock (assuming G2, it was Blue)
RiD Sky-Byte
One of the Headmaster, I thought he said Hardhead, but I don't think it was.

there's probably a few more but I don't remember. He said he had a Metroplex or Fort Max and it lasted under 18 hours.

I didn't walk out with any...., no toy budget ready at the time. Just stopped in to check it out. Obscene numbers of GI Joe and TMNT in there as well as a mess of Power Rangers.


I was in there on Friday afternoon and Saturday night around 7pm. I like Aaron at Quake Schaumburg ... nice guy. Their store is located at 17 W Weathersfield Way Schaumburg, IL 60193. He mentioned that a bunch of people from Seibertron.com had been in there so that was really nice to hear. We need to get more of those people posting here in the sightings forum. We know you're out there!

The Headmaster you saw was a complete Brainstorm. Little high on the price, but I bet he'd be willing to shave a little off the price if one of you mentioned you were from Seibertron.com.

I grabbed the "red sports car guy" (aka Technobot Lightspeed) to complete a Computron I will be listing on Seibertron.com's eBay store later tonight or tomorrow.

In the world of sightings, I saw a at least a 1/2 dozen each of Generations Legends Class Bumblebee with Blazemaster and Optimus Prime with Roller at the Rolling Meadows Wal-mart on Friday afternoon. They also had a couple of Blitzwings left. I picked up the lone Springer for my buddy Ben.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:00 pm

how much was he asking for brainstorm?
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