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."
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.
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)