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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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Postby Maximum Burn » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:21 pm

Mp starscream? Beast Wars KO? Even more elusive exclusives we don't know about???
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Postby Maximum Burn » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:57 am

A tip: Best Buy exclusives HAVE to be asked for. They won't and will not show up on the floor at all.

It's better not to ask the employees at Wal-mart and Target, especially the teens or college people. They don't know anything and will not respond to your questions about shipments, restocking, or what they have in the back. They'll say, "I don't know. What we got on the wall is what we got." It's better to get someone else if possible; you know, someone that'll help you.

Toy R' Us website has UPC numbers on their product page.

If I spot an MP (finally knows what that means), you guys will definitely hear about it from me.
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:06 am

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Maximum Burn wrote:A tip: Best Buy exclusives HAVE to be asked for. They won't and will not show up on the floor at all.


Not necessarily; I was at the Best Buy a couple days ago near Woodfield Mall (Golf Rd.) and they had 2 Megatrons and a Ratchet on a movie display.

Agreed about Target/WM employees. just keep going back, it'll be easier.
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Postby muswp1 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:30 pm

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I paid the Elk Grove Wal-Mart on Meachem Rd a visit today. they had the usual ton of Wave 1 deluxes with a few Wave 2's mixed in. They did have several 74 Camaro Bumblebees and Autobot Jazz in stock. They also had a lot of Leader class toys in stock: 6 Megatrons, a few Brawls, and at least 4 Optimus Primes. There may have been more Primes; they were all in top stock mixed in with the Megatrons.

The lady I talked to there had no clue about MP Starscream even after I gave her the UPC code for it.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:27 pm

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:Not necessarily; I was at the Best Buy a couple days ago near Woodfield Mall (Golf Rd.) and they had 2 Megatrons and a Ratchet on a movie display.


I meant in general. The golf area is really good at stocking stuff so I expected the Best Buy there (not to mention the size of it) would display them outright. Other best buys are more smaller and save space.

Today, went to the Wal-mart and Toys R' Us near there. Nothing rare at Toys R' Us except a lot leader megatrons. Toys R Us had two days ago stocked with 17 leader classes Optimus and said they ran out. If you go to them with the item number listed on the site, it makes things much easier. They'll reserve an item you are looking for when it arrives for a short time (maybe 3-4 hours, then it'll go back to the floor). @_@ Wal-mart...had one left (unexpectantly)! Also, a camaro concept. Nab those two. Saw a jazz and some more leader meagtrons. The target on touchy just restocked on figures today. Saw jazz, bumbleebee (both ones), barricade, optimus prime (voy. class), meagtron (voy. and lead.). I didn't get a chance to go to the Walmart on touhy.

Same thing on the MP Starscream. They just...blink. When I said MP, they thought it was an mp3 player... :(
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:25 am

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I checked the Walmart in Addison (Rt. 53 and Lake St.)yesterday, no MP SS. Tons of wave 1 and 2 Dlxs, no Robot Heroes, a couple each of Leader Megs and Brawl, and a few Voice Changer helmets, some w/ the free TECH toy.

Maximum Burn and muswp1, it seems like you guys and I are near several of the same stores. See you around!
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Postby Maximum Burn » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:42 am

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:I checked the Walmart in Addison (Rt. 53 and Lake St.)yesterday, no MP SS. Tons of wave 1 and 2 Dlxs, no Robot Heroes, a couple each of Leader Megs and Brawl, and a few Voice Changer helmets, some w/ the free TECH toy.

Maximum Burn and muswp1, it seems like you guys and I are near several of the same stores. See you around!


Competition eh? :-? Hehe :grin:

Not really. Niles is far, and I live on the northside of Chicago. Takes about an hour 40 (but that's with moderate traffic and lights, etc.) to get there. Suburbs stores are filled with goodies. Oh so many goodies...Addison? The one near O'Hare? Man, that's a long drive. People in Niles are ruthless drivers...keep switching lanes, quickly too (signals while turning). @_@
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:29 pm

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Checked WM on Algonquin and Golf Rds in Schaumburg (?), no dice. Tons of deluxes and even a movie Leader Prime. And, for some odd reason, lots of really hot moms. :shock: I heart toy shopping. :grin:
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Postby Maximum Burn » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:44 pm

If you see these, please pm me:

G1 repaint movie starscream
Starscream
Ironhide
G1 repaint Jazz

So desperate for them. No luck though.
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Postby dahpadre » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:19 pm

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MP Starscream found in Ford City Wal-Mart. I picked up 4 of them and there were at least 8 left at 12:30pm. Going for $48.88 each :grin:
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Postby muswp1 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:29 pm

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Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.
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Postby Starscream » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:38 pm

South side cicero walmart this afternoon

HAD Mp Starscream but I bought the last two

There were also some of the robot replica battle-damage two packs. Tons of leader brawl and megatron. A lot of deluxes and a few FAB including hard to find barricade and megatron.
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:32 pm

Why'd you buy four, dahpadre?
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Postby dahpadre » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:56 am

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I bought 2 for myself. 1 to open and put on display, the other to keep closed MISB, then I bought 2 more for my friend who is also a collector.
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:23 am

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muswp1 wrote:Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.


Def. good news. FWIW I checked the WM in Glen Ellyn, Butterfield Rd. and Rt. 53 yesterday, nothing. I'll check the Addison one on Lake St. and 53 today and post if I find him.
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Postby Agent 007 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:45 pm

Starscream wrote:South side cicero walmart this afternoon

HAD Mp Starscream but I bought the last two

There were also some of the robot replica battle-damage two packs. Tons of leader brawl and megatron. A lot of deluxes and a few FAB including hard to find barricade and megatron.
mmm I'll havta start looken for one
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Postby muswp1 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:26 pm

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
muswp1 wrote:Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.


Def. good news. FWIW I checked the WM in Glen Ellyn, Butterfield Rd. and Rt. 53 yesterday, nothing. I'll check the Addison one on Lake St. and 53 today and post if I find him.


I checked Elk Grove (Meachem and Rohlwing), Rolling Meadows, and Elgin (Randall Rd) and found nothing. I'm going to check Carpentersville tomorrow.
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Postby carabuser » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:39 pm

dahpadre wrote:I bought 2 for myself. 1 to open and put on display, the other to keep closed MISB, then I bought 2 more for my friend who is also a collector.


What time did you buy them ? I am trying to figure out when they stock them.
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Postby dahpadre » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:52 am

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I saw like 8 more at teh wal-mart in ford city again. So it looks like they are finally starting to roll out.
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Postby Malikon » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:05 am

at the Target last night on Addison, which usually has nothing, I saw a lot of stock.

Barricade
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Swindle
Longarm
Payload
Brawl
Thundercracker
Voyager and Leader Prime
Rescue Ratchet
Voyager Megatron
Leader Brawl

Robotreplica Jazz
Robotreplica Frenzy

and the usual blasters and helmets.

They had a very decent amount of all of them. Sadly I've got them all except Thundercracker, and since I've already got 2 of that mold.....
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