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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:12 pm

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Nothing much, but I found a DOTM Darksteel at Ross on Randell Rd.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:23 pm

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If you are looking for MP Soundwave there could be one at the Schaumburg TRU.
Call before you go. I was calling different TRU's in the area. They all told me that Schaumberg TRU could have one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Breakdown318 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:42 pm

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I thought MP Soundwave was sold out everywhere. Anyways, I found the two cyberverse playsets on clearance at the Target on Main Street in St. Charles :D . Two apex hunter armors left there.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dinomask » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:04 pm

If you're looking for the Soundwave, Wheeljack, Ironhide, and Starscream Construct Bots head to the Willowbrook Target on Kingery Hwy just off of 75th. They have them all, about 2 to 3 of each. They also had the Abominus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:56 pm

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I just called the TRU in Orland Park. They told me that HQ is rushing more MP Soundwaves out. The new release date is this Saturday the 27th.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:12 am

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Dinomask wrote:If you're looking for the Soundwave, Wheeljack, Ironhide, and Starscream Construct Bots head to the Willowbrook Target on Kingery Hwy just off of 75th. They have them all, about 2 to 3 of each. They also had the Abominus.


I saw the same stuff in similar quantities at Rosemont Target the night before last, Sunday. Also the Predacons Risign Smokescreen/critter 2-pack (can't remember the name).
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:40 am

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Just got MP Soundwave!!!
There could be two more at the TRU in Orland Park.
Can you fall in love with a toy?
I am overwhelmed with emotions.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Just called Orland Park toys r us. The girl on the phone stated that they did not have any and said she did not believe they had recieved any today.

Spoke to North Riverside toys r us and was told I was the 42nd person to call there today looking for one. They also did not have one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:43 pm

Wood ridge TRU on 75th had 2 sound waves this morning but both had been put on hold. 1 had already been picked up and 1 was sitting right in front of me at the customer service desk

Orland TRU did not have any in and when they ran a search for me it looked like none of the stores in the state had any in stock.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Questworld12 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:05 pm

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philswitch engage wrote:Wood ridge TRU on 75th had 2 sound waves this morning but both had been put on hold. 1 had already been picked up and 1 was sitting right in front of me at the customer service desk

Orland TRU did not have any in and when they ran a search for me it looked like none of the stores in the state had any in stock.


Wow I must of been lucky to get Soundwave. When I was waiting for the guy to get Soundwave, he had to get him out of a locked cage in the back. At that time there was one more. I seen it. He asked which box did I want. One of the boxes was a little dented.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:30 pm

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Nothing on the Soundwave front but I did come across plenty of new deluxes today. Here's a roundup of new figure sightings that I saw today ...

Wood Dale Target only had the Predacons Rising Optimus Prime vs Predaking 2 packs and Grimwings.

Schaumburg TRU had nothing new per se but there were 2 TFP Voyager class Skyquakes around 7:30pm.

I grabbed the last set of Beast Hunters Deluxes at Schaumburg Target on Higgins. No Predacons Rising figures.

Schaumburg Rd Target had one full set of IDW Generations Deluxes (Orion Pax, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Trailcutter) which I grabbed. If I recall correctly, there were two Sandstorms here along with a Blitzwing and Springer.

Streamwood Target had IDW Generations Trailcutter and Bumblebee left. Also had the Generations Legends 2 packs of Megatron with Chop Shop and Starscream with Waspinator (about 4 each, might have been a full case). There was also another set of the new Beast Hunters deluxes remaining at this store. If I recall correctly, there were 2 full cases of the Triplechangers (4 Sandstorms, 2 Blitzwings, and 2 Springers total).

Hoffman Estates Target only had the Predacons Rising Skylynx figure.

Target is apparently where it's at right now. Kudos to them for getting all of the new Transformers!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:04 am

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Nice finds there! None of the IDW Deluxes at Targets in Woodridge or Willowbrook as of this morning.

Galleries for these guys soon, I hope?
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:20 am

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:Nice finds there! None of the IDW Deluxes at Targets in Woodridge or Willowbrook as of this morning.

Galleries for these guys soon, I hope?


You bet! Working on those galleries and some Masterpiece galleries later today and throughout the rest of the week. I finally got a chance to open up my Takara Masterpiece Soundwave yesterday. Man is that a nice figure. Can't believe I've waited this long to do his gallery.

I really like Orion Pax. Nice little figure. Bumblebee's got a screwy shade of yellow (too bright).
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:38 pm

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I'm on the fence about Orion Pax, I'm not so much into the history or mythos of the characters. But his package art gives him such a creepy facial expression! Hoping to see it in person to make up my mind. You should shoot a close-up of his face w/ the artwork for comparison.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:32 am

Orion Pax just seems to have way to much kibble to interest me. Bumble Bee does nothing for me, and I prefer Hoist over Trail Breakcutterbreaker19er. Looks like Megatron will be my only pick up from the series. I will be hitting North Riverside TRU, Broadview Target and maybe Westchester Target after work to see if they have anything.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:11 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:I'm on the fence about Orion Pax, I'm not so much into the history or mythos of the characters. But his package art gives him such a creepy facial expression! Hoping to see it in person to make up my mind. You should shoot a close-up of his face w/ the artwork for comparison.


The artwork on all 4 of these leaves much to be desired, in particular the faces like you mentioned, which is a shame since they all have really nice face sculpts. Orion Pax's face sculpt on the toy is much nicer than the version they had on display at Toy Fair earlier this year.

Saw 2 Generations IDW Trailcutters and 2 Orion Pax figures at Golf Mill Target today. Only new figures there.

Saw Beast Hunters Voyager Class Shockwave and Ultra Magnus at TRU across the street but nothing else new.

Rosemont Target continues to be the best source for Predacons Rising figures though I grabbed the Beast Fire Predaking from there the other day. This upcoming Sunday is the official street date for Predacons Rising figures at Targets (whether or not they put them out by then is a different story altogether).
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:28 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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Another thing about Orion Pax ... his bio is odd.

Long before the burden of leadership was forced upon him, Orion Pax was a great thinker, an intellectual revolutionary. He spent his life plugged into a console, sorting, parsing, and filing historical data. As the world outside grew darker and more bleak, he saw hope for the future in his world's past. He saw, when no one else would, that Cybertron could once again be free - and he has clung to that dream even through the dark times since.


No mention of him becoming Optimus Prime! Seems like the bio could've been easily modified to tie this figure into Optimus Prime for kids that don't follow the comics.

Long before the burden of leadership was forced upon him, Optimus Prime was once known as Orion Pax. A great thinker, an intellectual revolutionary. He spent his life plugged into a console, sorting, parsing, and filing historical data. As the world grew darker and more bleak, he saw hope for the future in his world's past. He saw, when no one else would, that Cybertron could once again be free - and he has clung to that dream even through the dark times since.


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Long before becoming Optimus Prime, Orion Pax spent his life plugged into a console, sorting, parsing, and filing historical data. He was a great thinker, an intellectual revolutionary. As the world outside grew darker and more bleak, he saw hope for the future in his world's past. He saw, when no one else would, that Cybertron could once again be free - and he has clung to that dream even through the dark times since.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:00 pm

yeah you would think for a kid who has no idea who Orion Pax is, the bio mentioning he becomes Optimus Prime would make him more marketable.

The art work on all of these is from Clayton Crain. I love his work for super hero type books with masks and armor and all that, but his faces have always been a bit funky. For my money though he still has some of the best ghost rider covers I have ever seen.

He was the same artist for series 3 and 4 of the newer hasbro marvel legends packages, so you can see some other examples of his work there.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Dagon » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:26 pm

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Hey gang,

I'm looking to sell some Botcon figures, and I was wondering if any of you knew of a store, such as Quake I suppose, that would potentially buy them in the event Carbombya and/or eBay fail me. I'm trying to get some extra cash to help with a move, so without sounding too dire, not selling these is not much of an option.

Also, if anyone's interested in an 06 boxset, or the Laserbeak and Buzzsaw from the same year, or the 07 Seekers, or an 08 Megatron and Rodimus or Blur, PM me.
I know this is not the place for deal making, but I just thought I'd let my Illinois bros know first. I'm in Chicago, so shipping would be cheap or we could meet up. I am going to put up a Carbombya thread for these, but I guess I'm just trying to start somewhere.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:11 pm

North riverside toys r us had 1 grim wing. Other than that it looks like they just restocked the FOC deluxe figures. Broad view target had a sand storm and Springer. I grabbed the sand storm for myself. Nothing exciting besides that
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:34 pm

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Saw 2 Sandstorms this morning at Rosemont Target.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:37 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
Dagon wrote:Hey gang,

I'm looking to sell some Botcon figures, and I was wondering if any of you knew of a store, such as Quake I suppose, that would potentially buy them in the event Carbombya and/or eBay fail me. I'm trying to get some extra cash to help with a move, so without sounding too dire, not selling these is not much of an option.

Also, if anyone's interested in an 06 boxset, or the Laserbeak and Buzzsaw from the same year, or the 07 Seekers, or an 08 Megatron and Rodimus or Blur, PM me.
I know this is not the place for deal making, but I just thought I'd let my Illinois bros know first. I'm in Chicago, so shipping would be cheap or we could meet up. I am going to put up a Carbombya thread for these, but I guess I'm just trying to start somewhere.


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:21 am

Westchester super target had a nice selection. They have 2 IDW bumblebees and 1 Orion Pax. They have 1 each voyager springer, blitz wing, BH ultra Magnus, BH shock wave, and 2 sand storms
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:59 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
Des Plaines Kmart did their reset finally. A full case of the Generations IDW Deluxe class is out on their shelves as of 12:30pm today. Various Construct-a-bots as well. Beast Hunters Voyager Class Shockwave is there too in case any of you need him still and so is the Ultimate Optimus Prime figure that has been showing up at Targets and Toys R Us stores.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:30 am

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Good news, I need Megatron and Orion Pax. Looks like it's Little Caesar's for dinner tonight, w/ a quick detour through the toy aisle.
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