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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.

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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
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Dreadwing-2
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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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to the IMAX today,to see Transformers of course. I stopped a couple places in Gurnee and found: 6 ENERGON MEGATRONS! in the Sears Grand(Gurnee Mills). The boxes were messed up but still sealed. They also had 2 Alpha Q's!
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.

My List (Mt. impossible to find):
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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Postby STARSCRAPER » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:13 pm

^^^ Walgreen's around the northwest side of Chicago aren't that great, sorry! Haha

Some of your list shouldn't be TOO hard to find, either. I remember the Target on Touhy and Manheim having a lot of G1 Redeco Jazz's. Good luck!
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Best Buy Metallic Megatron and Ratchet

Postby unemployed » Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:22 pm

Just got back from Chicago Best Buy on North Ave and they had about 4 megatrons and 3 ratchets. Not sure if these are hard to find :???:
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Postby muswp1 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:30 pm

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Just paid the Elgin Wal-Mart and Target on Randall Rd a visit.

Wal-Mart: tons of Deluxe Brawl, Wreakage ,and Swindles with a couple of Dropkicks and Dreadwings mixed in and two Barricades (one in top-stock, on on the peg row). They also had a bunch of Voyagers on the bottom shelf. I think they had Resuce Ratchet, Thundercracker, and at least one Megatron.

Target: Three Bumblebee two packs on the endcap and a bunch of G1 Jazz, a Final Battle Jazz, a Recon Barricade, a couple of Payloads, and three Dreadwings. They also had two leader Brawls and a bunch of Real Gears.
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Re: Best Buy Metallic Megatron and Ratchet

Postby muswp1 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:31 pm

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unemployed wrote:Just got back from Chicago Best Buy on North Ave and they had about 4 megatrons and 3 ratchets. Not sure if these are hard to find :???:


Given how fast those things disappeared last week, I hope you got the ones you wanted.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:47 am

Toys R' Us on western and roscoe has a HUGE shipment of deluxe figures. What I mean by huge: some 4 racks full on display, on top of the selves about 6 boxes, and some in storage. I spotted Jazz (Two; nab one) and Archee (well, there was about three left). I got help from an employee, who check the boxes on the selves and went in the back, and got the very last Bumblebee Camaro 08 :P He told me the very last one he checked was it and the search took an hour. I got so lucky on that one. I should have ask him to look for a FB Jazz and Barricade Recon too, but I felt him searching from all that stuff for one figure is enough.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:40 pm

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Paid a fast visit to the Rolling Meadows Wal-Mart and aside from the usual Wave 1's populating the shelves, they had 3 Dreadwings, 2 Dropkicks, and 4 Arcees (which I haven't seen in a while.)
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:41 pm

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I stopped by the Toys R Us in Schaumburg and they had at least a dozen of the WW Megatron/WW Optimus Prime two packs and a dozen of the Movie Desert Attack two packs with Blackout and Scorponok on the shelves and at least that many of both sets still in cases in top stock.
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Postby Starscream » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:21 am

let's find that MP Starscream!!!!!
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:23 am

Hey all, surprising find yesterday. Well for me at least.

I paid a visit to the Tuesday Morning on Oakton, and they had some KO beast wars OP, the devastator set, and the aerialbots set.

If anyone wants me to pick them up any of these, let me know!
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Postby muswp1 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:39 pm

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Hey, can you PM me the address for that place? I'm interested in which Beast Wars KO's they have.

Starscream, believe me I'm looking for that MP Starscream. I'll post it here if I see one. I have a feeling it'll be a week or two until it shows up in this area.
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