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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby imandop1013 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Golf mill TRU had four. Two are remaining.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri May 30, 2014 2:58 pm

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Golf mill tru had evolution grimlock and strafe sets. Also had pop! Vinyl figures and new kreo microchangers as well as the hexbug sets. I got last pop drift. Rescue bots optimus primal and dinobot heatwave and blades in preschool aisle. Lots of tf stuff here.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:45 pm

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The Toys R Us in Schaumburg, IL recently put up their full Age of Extinction display in the past few days. Looks pretty impressive and it's great to see the Transformers back as the main focus at Toys R Us again.

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I cleared out the wave 5 Micro-Changers at Golf Mill and at Schaumburg. Hopefully between the two stores I'll end up with two full sets so that I can make the alt mode and a robot mode for each one. Fingers crossed!

The only thing new that I saw that I haven't reported on yet was the Mr Potato Head Starscream and Optimus Prime sets. Fun little guys if you've got an extra $7 each sitting around somewhere. Excellent desk fodder for work or home.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:15 am

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The Downers Grove TRU on Butterfield also has their display up, such great art! There's a lot of non-AoE stuff in there, but like you said, it's nice to see TFs front and center again.

They had a couple Grimlock evolution sets and one Strafe set. And those Potato Heads, so cool!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:15 pm

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Rosemont Target had 1 Cosmos left and 4 Swerve sets. Lots of AOE toys but the only thing new was the Target exclusive Silver Knight Optimus Prime Smash and Change figure. All of the remaining boxes were damaged ... great if you plan on opening them, not so great if you're a sealed collector.

Des Plaines Kmart had nothing new but had a decent endcap and regular section of products.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:31 pm

North Riverside Toys R Us has their AoE display up. They had all 3 evolution packs.


In the Kreo isle, they also had the new G1 Grimlock set.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby JBPrime » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:03 am

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Target near Elston had the new Flip and Change wave. One Bumblebee, one Lockdown (I bought) and about five of the Target Exclusive Silver Optimus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:57 pm

The Schaumburg/Woodfield Target put out the Silver Knight Smash and Change Optimus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:52 pm

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char_leigh wrote:The Schaumburg/Woodfield Target put out the Silver Knight Smash and Change Optimus.


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:53 pm

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philswitch engage wrote:North Riverside Toys R Us has their AoE display up. They had all 3 evolution packs.


In the Kreo isle, they also had the new G1 Grimlock set.



Man I still haven't seen the new G1 Grimlock set in person. Wish it "transformed" like previous Kre-o sets.

Found a bunch of the new Hero Mashers at the Golf Mill Toys R Us in Niles earlier today.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Ender Rex » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Gurnee TRU had Grimlock Unleashed Kreos yesterday.

Gonna be hunting for those Hero Mashers tomorrow.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:30 pm

I don't know if this was reported or not -- Schaumburg Toys R Us had the Grimlock Evolution 2 pack on Sat. but was sold out. Yesterday, the only Evolution 2 pack they had left was the Slug Evolution 2 pack (they had 2 left as of 4 PM Thur.)-- I wasn't sure if they sold out on the Strafe/Swoop 2 pack or never received it yet. I might go to Toynk and Quake on Friday. I'll post if they have anything new.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby JBPrime » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:51 am

Motto: "I'll take you all on!"
Weapon: Seven-Year Sword
Seibertron wrote:Found a bunch of the new Hero Mashers at the Golf Mill Toys R Us in Niles earlier today.

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... -us/30410/


Glad to see these are out, sure I'm sick of seeing the Marvel ones, but these are much better suited for the gimmick. I'll definitely pick up Optimus for the collection.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:41 pm

Schaumburg TRU had the Hero Mashers and the AOE Deluxe Wave 2 -- but they only had Strafe -- no Scorn or Drift. They also restocked on the Evo Grimlock 2 pack. Also, if you're into Marvel figures -- buy one, get another 40% promotion (I think I read that right). Woodfield Target also had AOE Deluxe Wave 2 -- but only Strafe.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:09 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Right now, 4 MP Grimlocks at TRU in Butterfield Rd.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:57 pm

AT 7 PM tonight, the Target in WIllowbrook, on Rt 83 had the new Tailgate and Skrapnel legends figure.

I have pics of receipt and figures, but suck at posting them here.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby JBPrime » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:28 am

Motto: "I'll take you all on!"
Weapon: Seven-Year Sword
Found the Hero Mashers line at TRU in Orland Park, IL. Picked up the Optimus (duh), and gotta admit, he's simple, but fun. Think I'll pick up Starscream next.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Ender Rex » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:54 pm

Hero Mashers at the Gurnee TRU. Mundelein Target has Construct Bots Grimlock and Prime 2 pack, and the Prime gift cards. Gift cards have $5 minimum.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:35 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Villa Park Target had 2 or 3 Tailgate and Skrapnel sets earlier tonight, and a nice AoE endcap with a big 2-d cardboard Grimlock.

I forgot to look for the OP gift card, nuts.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Ender Rex » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:14 pm

I had to ask about the OP gift cards. They said

"We have them, but their behind the service desk because they're street dated."

"What's the street date?"

"Lemmie check..." walks over "The 8th."

"... It's the 9th."

"Oh."

The magic of street dates...
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Ender Rex » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:04 pm

2 MP Grimlocks at the Vernon hills TRU.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:59 pm

Toys R Us in north riverside today had Slash, Drift, and Strafe deluxe figures. They were all in the front display. They also had a sign up for buy 1 get 1 50% off for transformers toys.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 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
Any of you interested in going to the 3D RealD showing of Transformers Age of Extinction at Muvico in Rosemont on Thursday night at 9pm?

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D
PG-13, 2 hr 37 min
Thursday, Jun 26
9:00 PM
Digital 3D | Reserved seating | MuviXL
Muvico Rosemont 18
9701 Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Between working the next morning, and the wife actually wanting to see this, I will have to say no.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby char_leigh » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:50 pm

I already bought tickets for the AMC 30 in Barrington. BTW, went to the Schaumburg TRU today -- some of the new toys they had in stock -- Flip and Change Lockdown, Flip and Change Bumblebee, Electronic Hero Masher Optimus, Electronic Hero Masher Grimlock, and they restocked on the Evo 2 packs of Strafe and Slug. And TRU has a Buy One Get One 50%
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