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Postby muswp1 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:08 pm

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The Target in Elgin on Randall Rd has 1 WW Fallen figure. Nothing else there of note.
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Postby Starscream227 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:55 pm

East State Walmart in Rockford just got a huge
surplus of Primus figures; 11 remain.
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:30 am

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The Schaumburg, IL Wal-Mart got a similar restock of the DVD Primes, all 11+ of them were still regular price.
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Postby Starscream227 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:47 pm

The Family Dollars on East State and on Broadway in Rockford
have a small stock of Universe Figures:

Arcee
Windrazor
Doom-lock
Minicon Preceptor
Insecticon
TFWIKI wrote:According to Hasbro, toys that represent flying characters are given more stringent drop tests and rounded/collapsible bits, as children (and the kind of adults who buy Transformers, actually) are more prone to throwing these figures around or ramming them into things (or people).
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Postby Malikon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 am

The Family_Dollar has also gotten the Galaxy Convoy Prime and Metroplex. I went to the F_D on Irving and the one on Belmont and both of them had one of each figure, Leader sized, for $20. I picked up the Galaxy Convoy Prime at the one on Belmont. I've seen him online for close to $100. So $20. seemed like a real deal.

However in both stores they weren't with the regular toys. I actually found Prime and Metroplex in the automotive section.

still no luck with Target or Wal-Mart. Lots of Cyberslammers and RealGears stuff. Other then the Target exclusive G1 Jazz and Starscream it's still been lots of empty pegs.
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Postby Starscream227 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:55 am

The East State Walmart put out a big selection of backstock
in their clearance area! NOTE: All of these sell for MSRP!

Classics
3- Ramjet
3- Prime
2- Cliffjumper
2(0)- Grimlock (I bought both)
1- Mirage
1- Ultimate Battle 2-pack
1- Rodimus
Assorted Mini-cons

Cybertron
Hardtop
Excellion (?)
Skywarp
Demolisher
Optimus Prime (Jungle Planet)
Undermine
Megatron (Jungle Planet)
Downshift
Backstop
Brushguard
Clocker
Red Scrapmetal
Lugnutz
Breakdown
Speed Street Team
15- Primus (put a few more out)


As for Movie Product, nothing exciting...

2- Ironhide
3- Starscream
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:02 am

Hey, it's been a little bit of a while since I've given any updates.

Anyway, a heads up, a new Kiosk has opened at Old Orchard in Skokie, in the food court. It was a nice surprise to see the TF selection while coming back from my lunch break, haha.

They've got a lot of busts, some Encore Soundwaves, Revoltech Prime, Megs and Ultra Magnus, the Free's, and some other interesting pieces.

Go give them a visit! The owner, or at least the guy who's been there when I have was really hospitable.

Btw, they've got a listing on Craigslist, and according to the listing, they should have some great figures coming in soon!

Heres the listing:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/tag/424418881.html

I'm going to pay them a visit on my break this evening to see if they've got anything new.

Take care guys, happy hunting!
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Postby BlackDiamond » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:11 am

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The 24 hr Walmart in Springfield had as of 2 days ago, about half an aisle dedicated to Transformers.
They had cyber stomping Prime?
a couple of the big '08 Bumblebees (retailed for $70-80)
Robots in Disguise Jetfire
Devastator/Brawl?, etc
They had quite a lot of figures I didn't actually spend much time in the aisle and I don't remember exactly what was there, but the part of the aisle that was dedicated to Transformers was filled half with figures and half with other TF merchandise.

Anyway I hope this helps someone.
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Postby Starscream227 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:02 pm

The Perryville Toys R Us in Rockford has completely stocked up
on Wave 2 Movie merchandise.

They had at least two of each of the following figures

Concept Bumblebee
Final Battle Jazz
Arcee
Dreadwing
Payload
Longarm
Voyager Megatron
Voyager Prime
Leader Brawn
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Postby First Gen » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:51 pm

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Today I went to the Walmart in Bridgeview IL. In stock:


All Deluxes:

74 Camaro BB
Barricade
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Brawl AKA "Devastator"
Swindle
Payload
The Decepticon Truck I cant remember his name from the game, grey and purple big Decepticon symbol covering him in alt mode, real nice.

All in all about 15 pegs filled with these, I was in utter shock.

Also some Unleashed BB's and a Prime, One movie Voyager Starscream and a bunch of real gear items.

Great time to finish the collection or get some MISB, I picked up my first 74 BB and Barricade.
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Postby Agent 007 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:31 pm

[quote="First Gen"]Today I went to the Walmart in Bridgeview IL. In stock:

The Decepticon Truck I cant remember his name from the game, grey and purple big Decepticon symbol covering him in alt mode, real nice.

quote]
that would be dropkick i might get one if i ever see one :MAD:
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:14 am

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Checked out a couple of Targets yesterday:

Rt72 and Meacheam had nothing notable.

Barrington Rd and Schaumburg Rd has a couple of new Real Gears, Wiretap x3 and Nightbeat x2, other than that nothing.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:36 pm

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Checked out two Wal-Marts today:

Walmart in Schererville IN (RT 41 and RT 30):
Barricade-6+
74 Bumblebee-4
Brawl (Deluxe)-4+
Wreckage-4+
Bonecrusher-6+
Scorponok-4
Swindle-4+
Dreadwing-2
Dropkick-3
Voyager Megatron-1
Lots of new Real Gears (wiretap, Nightbeat, etc...)

Also in the clearance in Lawn and Garden, at least 8 Alt Ravages and 6 Alt Rumbles.

Also the Walmart in Elgin on Randall Rd had a very similiar stock except it had more Dropkicks, 2 Leader class Brawls, and no Alts at all. Looks like the drought at Wal-Mart might be over.
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Postby Agent 007 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:43 pm

just got back from golf mill in niles, little restock they had alot of hasbro boxes but the tf deluxes were harvested before i got there. I foun dropkick, jazz, arcee, scorpi and bones more that I've seen in a few months! :grin: also found titaniums fallen, cheetor and rid prime along with 3 ult bbs and 3 leader brawls. The tf section has gained some weight again finally! 8)
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Postby First Gen » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:59 am

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My local Walmart, Orland Hills 159th and 94th Avenue near Lagrange Rd., recently got a shipment of the deluxes everyones been reporting to include:

Barricade
76 BB
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Brawl
Swindle
Payload
Dropkick


One Leader Megs and Brawl, a few Real Gear items including High Score and a few Cyberton Primus Figures to boot, $49.98 regular price though.
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Postby muswp1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:09 pm

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I paid a visit to the Target in Des Plaines on Mannheim Rd today (next to the Allstate Arena) and got a major shock. They were just putting out about 12 or so "Evolution of a Hero" Bumblebee 2 packs. A Target employee was setting up an endcap display with case fresh Beatmix Bumblebees and two packs. There were about a dozen of each on the endcap. I imagine the other Targets in the area might have them soon also.
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Postby muswp1 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:25 pm

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I made a couple of stops today:

Schaumburg Wal-Mart: Found one Voyager Thundercracker and Rescue Ratchet and a bunch of Wave 1 deluxes.

Schaumburg TRU: 1 Final Battle Jazz and two Payloads along with about a dozen Ultimate Bumblebees. I also saw at least 10 Desert Attack packs with Blackout and Scorponok that I haven't seen since July, 2 Starscreams, 3 Blackouts, 1 Voyager Megatron, and 1 Ironhide.

Schaumburg Target (Rt72 & Meachem): 3 Recon Barricades, 2 Dropkicks, 4 Longarms, 2 Final Battle Jazz, 2 Leader Brawls and 2 Leader Megatrons.
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Postby DISCHARGE » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:52 pm

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Also the Target had some Elita-1's if you were looking for them.
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:42 pm

Hey all, went to a couple of Wal Marts and a Toys R Us this weekend.

First, at the Wal Mart on Touhy in Skokie, there were a bunch of wave 1 and 2 restocks. Actually, from wave 2, I only saw Dropkick. There were a bunch of Rescue Ratchets and Thundercrackers as well! Leader Brawls and Megs everywhere too.

At the Toy's R Us on Golf, across the street from Golf Mill, They had the Blackout/Scorponok two pack, and some wave 1s left over. Also, two damaged box Cybertron Primus', no Unicron head.

At the Wal Mart across the street from there, it was basically the same deal at the Touhy Wal Mart, except for no Leaders. They also had another two pack, I can't remember which though, sorry. Also, there was one BB as of yesterday (sunday).

BTW, I heard the Target on Touhy had the BB two pack, but only one left on Sunday.

Oh, and the small kiosk in Old Orchard had a shipment of Collection Megatrons, and some other good figures as well. I clearly remember them having the Insecticon pack. Anyway, go pay them a visit!


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Postby muswp1 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:20 pm

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Paid a visit to the Carpentersville Wal-Mart on Saturday. Aside from the usual mega-restock of Barricade, Brawl, Scorponok, Bonecrusher and Swindle, they had a ton of Voyagers. They had 2-3 of every Voyager made including Thundercraker and Rescue Ratchet except for the orignal version of Ratchet.
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Postby Agent 007 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:34 pm

just got back form glenview target lots of wave 1 and 2 deluxes one payload with some in back. Asked a guy to look he said they didn't have any even though i pointed out that the price scanner said they had some in the back room. Lazy a-holes :-x Also was at golfmill went to wally and they they had rescue rachet and thundercracker. Also the barricade and 74 bb two pack as well as a leader brawl, longarm and dropkick. Yay restocks at last! :grin:
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Postby First Gen » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:22 am

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Last nite made a few stops:

Target in Burbank IL.

Small stock of Deluxes, Barricade, Wreckage, Bonecrusher and Brawl. A crap load of Ultimate BB's and real gears.

TRU 82nd and Cicero.

Very small stock of deluxes, one jazz a few Wreckages and a Brawl. One Voyager Megs and the crappy camcorder real gears.

Family Dollar 81st and Cicero.

KO two packs, Mirage and Skyfire, some other jets I didnt recognize, Defensor gift packs, Legends size Universe figures and Cyberton figures Arcee and minicons.
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Postby Agent 007 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:07 pm

just got back from golf mill in niles, went to wally first had 2 rescue rachets wave 1 deluxes as well as dropkick and longarm. Not much new. Went to target had almost all the new deluxes cept bb but they had the 2packs. Almost got a fb jazz but some bratty kid got it first they made a mess out of the tf isle and the lazy father didn't do a thing about it! :MAD: also i noticed that the chevy symbol on damaged bb's trunk is now painted silver nice touch but not worth the $15
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Postby muswp1 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:18 pm

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I went to the Best Buy in Schaumburg, IL and they had one exclusive Megatron and two Ratchets. I was there a couple of minutes after the store opened and I think they only put out one case at a time. My brother went to the Best Buy's in Carpentersville and West Dundee and reported the same thing.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:25 pm

This is for all those general Northside Chicago area.

A week or two ago: Toys r' us (Campbell ave, near Devry and Lane Tech) got clean of deluxe but I saw some Black outs, around 6. Toy R' Us got a nasty habit of jacking the prices though. :(

Day before yesterday:

Went to a Wal-mart (Skokie). I saw two rescue ratchets, bunch of thundercracker, two vog. megs., and a lot of unwanted deluxe.

Went to Target (Peterson) next to my home, nothing really rare there (unwanted deluxe), except legions (like LEGIONS) of Bumblebee's "Evolution of a Hero."

Yesterday:

Target, two best buys, and a kmart.

Kmart got clean since there was 10% off sale of all movie toys. Literary, I saw that was only three brawl leaders. Don't know when they'll restock.

Target (the one near lincolnwood, think it was touhy) had ONE barricade (nab that sucker) and the two-pack "Evolution of a Hero" was on sale from 19.99 to 15.99 that'll last until this Saturday (Oct. 10). Anyone in that area want to save better get stepping tomorrow, about 5-6 left. Kind of last minute, but still just a shoutout for anyone who's interested.

Best buy was scouring for that Ratchet, but to no luck (Touhy and Skokie).

Don't bother with KB toys in lincolnwood Mall. Absolutely a mess, and nothing transformers.

Questions I got:
Just wondering around when (days) Targets, Toys r' Us, Kmarts restock in Chicago. And when is a good time to go (the next day or during the day where they actually stock up).Also, is it wise to scourge out walgreens and cvs pharmacy? I know they carry a limited selection, but still might be worth a shot but there's a lot of them to check and they don't sell toys cheap or at other retailers' prices. Is Hasbro even sending more shipments (it would make sense they since x-mas is coming and all...but not the earlier stuff like Bumblebee). When do you guys know what figure will be available when? Where's this master list? i didn't even know the toys where out when the movie hit he big screens. I thought it would all be when the dvds came out. :sad:

If you guys are looking for something particular, post here and I'll keep out an eye.

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Jazz (Final battle, regular, and G1 recolor: Deluxe)
Starcream (G1 recolor: Voyager)
Ironhide (movie color: Voyager)
Ratchet (Best buy one, but if that's out I can settle for a Rescue Ratchet: Voyager)
Bumblebee (Camaro Concept: Deluxe)
Barricade (Recon: Deluxe)
Optimus Prime: (movie color: Leader)
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