- Weapon: Double-Barreled Assault Missile Launcher
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.
"Why do so many people need help? Life's not that complicated. You get up, go to work, eat three meals, take one good s***, and go back to bed. What's the f***ing mystery?" - George Carlin - Complaints & Grievances