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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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Postby SamR » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:21 pm

Walmart in Crestwood, S/W Chicago, has about 6 of the MP Starscreams
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:31 pm

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SamR wrote:Walmart in Crestwood, S/W Chicago, has about 6 of the MP Starscreams


Cool, thanks! Still nothing NW of the city, apparently. Arg.

*hits Mapquest to see how far it is to Crestwood*
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:04 pm

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MP STARSCREAM ALERT!!!

The Wal-Mart on Army Trail Rd in Bloomingdale has about 8 MP Starscreams on hand as of about 1pm today.
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:03 pm

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muswp1 wrote:MP STARSCREAM ALERT!!!

The Wal-Mart on Army Trail Rd in Bloomingdale has about 8 MP Starscreams on hand as of about 1pm today.


My brother stopped by the store around 5pm and all 8 remaining MP's were gone. I do have cell phone photos proving that they were there for a few hours. I blame scalpers for that.
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Postby Agent 007 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:09 pm

went to target in glenview, nothing much mave one deluxes and a payload. picked up an arcee she rox! :grin:
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Postby Maximum Burn » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:18 pm

I don't know if this helps or not, but a typical voyager box are now shipped: rescue ratchet, thundercracker, optimus prime, megatron
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:57 am

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
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MP SS search last night at the WM in Elk Grove Village, and this very morning at the Addison (Lake St. and Rt. 53/Rohlwing Rd.) and Glen Ellyn (Butterfield Rd and Rt 53) stores yields nothing, not even any space for SS.

However, tons of Leader Megatron and Brawl, even a couple Primes, and Dlx's at all 3 stores, incl. a few Concept BB at the Addison one. I almost bought one, even tho I have him already- he's just that cool.

Too bad about that Army Trail Rd. sighting, that one's a **** to get to bec. of the road construction there. I might try it tomorrow. Good hunting lads!
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Postby Maximum Burn » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:39 pm

Walmart on Milwaukee had LD prime and FB Jazz and CC bumblebee. Very tempting on Bumblebee but I shouldn't. Plus walmart help is bad help...

The walmart on touhy was the jackpot for me. I got 2 irnohides (none left, sorry) and 2 starscream (1 left). Saw LD megs and brawl, some new voyager waves.

Both didn't have the MP starscream.

Target in evanston had a restock that was going to happen around 4:30 today. I didn't go back cause I got what I wanted, but it's worth a try for others.

Target on Milwaukee moderately stocked. Not bad figures but not that rare, at least yet (holiday shopping spree is going to hit hard near the end).

On yeah, nerf guns and accesories on sale until Saturday at Target.

Today was a very nice haul.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:23 am

This is great for those who didn't get a chance to pick up any of the Leader classes yet. At Target buy one Leader class, and get one scout class (7.99 plus tax = I am getting a deluxe) FREE. Not sure how long the sale is going to last. Hardtop and Brawl combo is very nice.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:14 pm

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Checked out a bunch of places today:

Target on Mannheim Rd by Allstate Arena: The usual mix of Wave 1 and Wave 2 deluxes along with a few Rescue Ratchets and Thundercrackers and 1 regular Ratchet.

Target at Rt 72 and Meachem: The usual mix of Wave 1 and Wave 2 deluxes with two 74 Bumblebee's and 1 Concept Camaro Bumblebee buried toward the back of the pegs (I left it there). First time I've seen a CC Bumblebee in a retail store in a long time. Both Targets had plenty of Leader Brawls.

Toys R Us in Schamburg: lots of deluxes including about five Arcees, tons of Blackout/Scorponok two packs and Titanium WW Megatron/Prime packs.

Wal-Mart in Elk Grove: Lots of deluxes (nothing special, just the usual Wave 1's) and tons of Leader Brawl and Leader Megatrons. No MP Starscreams, but there was no price tag on the shelf or large open space on the shelf so I assume they still haven't gotten any in.

Wal-Mart in Rolling Meadows, Golf Rd and Algonquin: The usual ton of Ultimate Bumblebees (about half were bonus packs), very few deluxes, but lots of Real Gears. No MP SS's either and no sign he was ever there. Also had lots of Leader class Brawls and Megatrons as well as one case fresh Leader Optimus Prime (bought him).

Funny side story on this one. Prime was in top stock, kind of buried behind a couple of Megatrons. I found an Indian employee a few rows over and asked him to help me bring the Prime toy down. He apparently knew little English (not a suprise at that store, I'll save the rant for later) and referred me to Seasonal for help. Went there and got another English challenged employee (Spanish this time) and was told to ask Toys for help. I ran out of patience for this c**p and saw a ladder right across from Toys by the X-Mas trees. I grabbed it, went to the asile and helped myself. Well, the Indian employee must have seen my head pop up over the top of the top shelf while I was scanning the shelf to see how many Primes were up there because he showed up at the bottom of the ladder just as I was starting to climb down, yelling at me to get down and leave the toy there (fat f***ing chance of that). His English has now improved about 100%. I climbed down with the toy, and he demanded to know why I was up there. I pointed out that he did not want to help me get the toy down, and there was an unused ladder nearby, so I saved him the time and effort. He was still yelling at me as I left the asile to check out (still speaking English too). I'm sure anyone that's been to that store can relate to the awful service and very selective English spoken there.
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