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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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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:42 pm

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Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
philswitch engage wrote:how much was he asking for brainstorm?


I think it was marked at $110, but it's in really nice condition.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:43 pm

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Hey Seibertron,
I just wanted to say that I got a Fall of Cybertron Kickback today, and I was having some issues with the instructions. Thanks to your gallery of him I was able to figure out what for me at least was a challenge of getting the robot legs into insect mode. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:09 pm

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Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Dagon wrote:Hey Seibertron,
I just wanted to say that I got a Fall of Cybertron Kickback today, and I was having some issues with the instructions. Thanks to your gallery of him I was able to figure out what for me at least was a challenge of getting the robot legs into insect mode. Thanks a lot!


I'm still not sure that I got it right, but I'm glad to hear the gallery helped, Dagon. Thank you for letting me know.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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Seibertron wrote:
Dagon wrote:Hey Seibertron,
I just wanted to say that I got a Fall of Cybertron Kickback today, and I was having some issues with the instructions. Thanks to your gallery of him I was able to figure out what for me at least was a challenge of getting the robot legs into insect mode. Thanks a lot!


I'm still not sure that I got it right, but I'm glad to hear the gallery helped, Dagon. Thank you for letting me know.



No man, thank you.
I'll try to poorly explain what I was struggling with. You know how you pull the front part of his robot legs away from the robot body to reveal that grasshopper leg arrangement, right? I couldn't tell from the instructions how far that pulling was intended to go, and I got to a point where there was no more give in the leg. I thought maybe I just had super tight joints and that I wasn't pulling hard enough. Rather than have the story end poorly and in tragedy, I checked the gallery and saw how you had it in insect mode, and I noticed that I hadn't fully transformed the robot hip parts, as I couldn't get the small insect legs to lie flat on the table and/or secure to the front part of the bug body. I noticed from your pictures what I had completely not seen in the instructions.
So, if anything, if yours is mistransformed, then so is mine. Because I learned it from watching you, ok? *runs off in tears*

Nah, anyway. It looks good and everything lines up and works, so you must have it right. Thanks again.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:16 pm

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Haven't been on in a while. while at the Toys R Us in Niles,IL browsing through the old Dotm and Prime RiD stuff that I think came out of the back room [no bumblebees except one cyberverse one.] I came across something that sparked my interest, a Prime RiD voyager dreadwing box [couldn't collect all of the line because what my area usually had was bumblebee] so I picked it up only to find someone switched it with animated skywarp. took it to customer service then walked out with nothing except more hatred for the area. [not many people do that anymore unless it was someone who wanted it so badly.]
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Metrosuplex » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:11 am

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philswitch engage wrote: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.


I can't even imagine what kind of "coupon" could give that guy a discount like that. TRU doesn't do coupon stacking, and the only thing I've been able to stack with a coupon is a kiddy "$3 off your purchase of $3" card (which you get, via mail, on your child's birthday).

Hmmm... :-? Maybe this douche created a few dozen fake children to get these $3 discounts, and they somehow stacked? Plus, the register person must have been an idiot and/or his friend. And should be fired.

Anyway, just had to post because it kills me when prospectors do this crap. This is the kind of piracy that's going to end the brand. :BANG_HEAD: I feel guilty whenever I pick up a rare TF (like Springer/Blitzwing) to enjoy, because I know I'm taking it away from someone else (Hasbro has amazing distribution), and here's a guy who's clearly happy stealing from TRU, Hasbro, and some children/childish-collectors. :roll:
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:59 am

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At the Niles IL toys r us I finally found beast hunters ultra magnus, and saw a "Beast hunter optimus prime". Didn't get it but I wasn't sure if it had been found yet.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:30 pm

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Arg, I was there today, didn't see BH UM. He's good, right? Enjoy!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Cobra Delaris » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:32 pm

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Greetings Illinois Wastelanders - I spotted a total of 4x Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Primes, 2x at the Algonquin Toys R Us and 2x at the South Elgin Toys R Us.

No Ultimate Predakings though. :(

And nothing else new TF wise in either of the stores.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:00 pm

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Seibertron wrote: 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!


I just went out there. I seen a Cosmos figure on their facebook page.
Someone got there before me :-x
I got two Insecticons(Kickback & Shrapnel)(2 for $20) and one Battlebeast($8).
Here is a tip: Aaron will post pictures online of the new toys he has.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quake-Collectibles-West/595460573817412
He also had a TF Prime Shockwave and Ult Optimus Prime for $45.
Alot of Battlebeasts ranges from $6 to $8
A mixture of G1 Autobot minicars.
G1- Ironside, Ratchet, Sunstreaker, and Sideswipe.
That is all I can remember.
I need to hit this place every month.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Cobra Delaris » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:35 am

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Hey, just came back from a midnight hunt.

There's 1x Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus at the Niles Walmart across the street from Toys R Us on Golf. [ There was actually 2x, I bought 1x ]. I put him next to BH Optimus.

It's open 24 hours so you can get him now if anyone needs him.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:36 pm

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SuperTarget in Tinley Park has two TF Generations Sandstorm.
One Springer and one Blitzwing.
All for $22.99
Also two Eject and Ramhorn, plus three Rewind and Sunder cassettes for $9.99.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:00 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
Anyone have a chance to go to this new convention that came to St Charles at the end of last month? It's a show called Mighty Con ... just wondering how it was if any of you attended it.

http://mightycon.com/
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Cobra Delaris » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:39 pm

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Didn't even know it was around, lol. Ryan I PMed you btw.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:12 pm

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Don't know if this would be considered a sightings due to they are not a recent toys but did not know where else to post it.

Amazing Fantasy Comics in Tinley Park has a Knight Morpher "Heart of Steel" Optimus Prime figure for $100. Plus, a Takara MP-01? Not too versed with Takara MP's but I know it was Jazz figure. It was a MP packaging. This is going for $45.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby JustPlainJim » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:46 pm

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For those in the Peoria IL area...

Yesterday, I saw the new Springer at the Morton WalMart. Just one, a bit tucked away with the Prime figures. Didn't get it (already got mine from Amazon).

A day or two before that, I saw at least two of all five figures for Ruination at the East Peoria WalMart. Looked like another collector had been there, as a set of the five were lined up below the pegs. Was severely tempted, but I left them there.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:49 pm

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
TRU in Orland Park has 3 TF Prime Ultimate Beast Hunters Optimus Prime for $64.99

Also, I checked on MP Soundwave. There are 995 online holds, 1225 DP items, but there are none in route or going to be. There shows none in the warehouses.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:51 am

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
Weapon: High-Velocity Sonic Blaster
Just called my TRU in Orland Park. MP Soundwave not listed at this one or any other in the south suburbs. I will check on Friday and next Tuesday because that is when the shipment comes in.
This is going to be a rough hunt just like MP Optimus Prime.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:21 am

Motto: ""No challenge is too great for me"."
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I just had a chat with a TRU rep on MP Soundwave. The chat is below.
They out of stock all over. They projecting more could come in late August.
WHY!!!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby TCWJoe » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Was just at the Addison Wal*Mart on 53. The had one Blitzwing but they also had Beast Wars DVDs in the $5 bin.
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