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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Must... Have... Ratchet and Arcee!!! RAH!!! T.T Ah well, I'm sure I'll come across them sooner or later. I mean, its not like they'll get cancelled or anything...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:38 am

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I hear ya Sith. I went to the TRU on Vets last night and saw no sign of Arcee or Ratchet (the usual Bumble and Optimus stuff shelves though). Then I went to the Target on Vets and STILL didn't see any sign of those two figures.

Interestingly enough, though, was that while I was in TRU, I noticed a guy eyeing some of the TF figures and looking just as disappointed as I was. Then when I went to the Target on Vets, I saw the same guy in the TF aisle looking equally disappointed at the lack of new PRID merchandise there as well. I have to ask, was that you, Sith? If so, I was the black guy there in khakis and a grey shirt with the angry look of "wasted time" on his face, lol.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:02 pm

Nah, I didn't go looking for TFs that night. But the dissappointed face thing sounds just like me. When I go out looking I'll usually hit up every Target/TRU/Walmart in Metairie, Kenner, and Harahan. So I'm usually pretty pissed if I come out empty handed lol. Its funny that you mention see'ing someone though. A few weeks ago I saw a guy at Vets Target, then TRU, then Esplanade Target. He didn't match your description though. Might have been the same guy you saw.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:16 pm

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Ah, well that must have been another collector then. As I left Target, I sort of kicked myself for not making small talk with the guy. I've never met another collector in person.

Oh, and I also FINALLY found Ratchet and Arcee at the Esplanade Target. I got the last two, though. And I have to agree with what CB said about the two figures. Arcee is surprisingly good...I actually prefer the PRID version to my FE version who will now forever be in Alt mode. Ratchet, while still a pretty good figure, is really small. The lack of paint aps don't help the figure either, but I still think it was a worthy purchase if only to complete my TF Prime Autobot cast.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:42 am

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Picked up Cyberverse Commanders OP, Megatron, and Starscream at the Target on Vets last night. They were at the beginning of the aisle where the TFs reside, and I almost passed them up. Now all I need is Bulkhead. Left an OP, and they have lots of the 1st wave Deluxe figures available except Soundwave. Still on the look out for Deluxe Arcee.

If any of you are on the fence about Kre-o sets (or need to complete your collection), the local Wal-Marts have clearanced the following:

Optimus and Sentinel - $30/ea
Megatron and Starscream - $20/ea

The other sets have not been discounted yet, and I'm not sure why. I had a lot of fun building some of these guys, and took the opportunity to get a 2nd SS set so I can display both robot and alt modes together.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:52 pm

For anyone in Lafayette, the Walmart on Pinhook had Kreo Optimus Prime (deluxe) on clearance for $10 last time I was there. Picked one up, and it's pretty cool.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:41 pm

For those in Lafayette looking for a deluxe Ratchet, the ToysRUs has a single Ratchet. I left the store at 9:30 PM (the closing time). I purchased the Arcee, but had already ordered Ratchet from ToysRUs.com. I wish luck to anyone who wishes to get it tomorrow. They also had every other PRID figure (wave 1: deluxe, voyager, cyberverse commander, and cyberverse legion), so if you're looking for anything in particular and don't mind paying a little more, they'll be there tomorrow.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:27 pm

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Finally got a Cyberverse Bulkhead at the TRU on Veterans. I didn't notice if there was more than 1, but the other 3 figures are there and they are on sale for $9.99 (but no sale tag present). The voyager OP and Megs are also on sale for $21.99, but Targets and Wal-Marts have them for $19.99.

Also picked up Deluxe Arcee at the Target on Vets. No more left, nor any Ratchets.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:24 pm

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Stopped at the TRU on Vets. Saw quite a few Cyberverse Vehicons for anyone interested in troop building, and there were also 2 Soundwaves. The only other notable transformer I saw there was PRID Arcee (no Ratchets). I didn't buy anything, so everything should still be there. I was looking to see if Wave 3 had showed up. Can't wait to get my hands on Knockout and Vehicon.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:06 pm

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Spotted one each of PRID Arcee and Ratchet at the Behrman Wal-Mart (Algiers), but nothing else of note. Unless you are one of those children that really want a voyager Optimus Prime because they are shelf-warming like it's Winter. There's also Dlx BB, Cliff, and Wheeljack. Only Cyberverse figure is a BB.

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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:14 pm

Found new cyberverse and legion figures at Walmart on Vets today. The had Breakdown from the Prime line. Also had what looked like new legion figures from DOTM; Soundwave, Evac, and Another who's name I cant remember. But there packaging was the same as TF:Prime Cyberverse figs... weird.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:21 am

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Thanks for the heads up Sith. I'm tempted to do a bit of hunting today actually. I'll swing by the Walmart, Target, and TRU on Vets and let everyone know what it looks like. From what I understand, they usually restock on Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Hopefully, I'll come across Knockout and Vehicon... :-?

Update:

Well, it was a pretty rough day of hunting...

TRU on Vets - Had the new wave of Botshots. Didn't get any since I have no interest in them.
Target on Vets - 'Tis a sad sight walking down this store's toy aisle. It's like they don't even care enough about the aisle to even stock anymore...
Walmart on Vets - Saw a few Cyberverse Mirages and Soundwaves, no sign of Breakdown and Evac though (the two that I actually wanted... :-( )
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:41 pm

Found Cyberverse Commander Ironhide and Dreadwing at the ToysRUs in Lafayette today. There were none left on the shelves after I bought them.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby heythomwhatsup » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:02 pm

Nothing in Lake Charles yet from the new waves. LOTS of deluxe BB, wheeljack, ratchet, etc, and cyberverse commander & legion at TRU, and a sprinkling of them at Target.

Also, Ross & Marshall's have a couple of Generations Wheeljack at $7.99.

Wal-Mart in Sulphur has quite a few of the deluxe & cyberverse Prime toys, but none of the new ones.

Dark of the Moon is everywhere. If you can't get it at clearance prices, you're paying too much!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Wed May 02, 2012 8:31 pm

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TRU @ Vets - picked up Ironhide and Knock-Out. Out of the new waves, there are only two Hot Shots left (someone must've gotten the Vehicon). Also a Ratchet and Arcee (Deluxes) if anyone is still looking.

Target on Vets didn't have anything new.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Wed May 16, 2012 10:08 pm

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Stopped at TRU on Vets today to see if Prime Vehicon or Knockout made it in. No such luck, sadly. However, I happened find Rescue Bots Boulder there. There were two and I only grabbed one, so if anyone's interested in this hard to find figure, he's there.

I know most collectors aren't into Rescue Bots, but I can't get enough of these guys. Now that I FINALLY found Boulder, I've completed the Rescue Bots line WITHOUT having to resort to eBay!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Mon May 21, 2012 8:07 pm

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Last night, I picked up Voyager Starscream from Wal-Mart on Manhattan Blvd (Harvey), but didn't see any Bulkheads, or any of the newest Deluxe or Cyberverse figures.

This evening, on my way home from Baton Rouge, I stopped by Wal-Mart in the Siegen Marketplace and picked up both DOTM Darksteel and Air Raid at discount. There is one Darksteel left.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue May 22, 2012 7:19 pm

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Got off work a little early and went to the following stores:

Target in Kenner - Nothing new
Walmart in Kenner - Nothing new
Walmart on Vets - Nothing new
Target on Vets - Nothing new
TRU on Vets - Nothing new
Walmart on Judge Perez (Chalmette) - Nothing new

Kinda wondering just when these Wave 3 figures will show up... I'm very tempted to just buy a Vehicon on eBay to save myself the gas money.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Tue May 22, 2012 8:02 pm

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WolfDawg wrote:Kinda wondering just when these Wave 3 figures will show up... I'm very tempted to just buy a Vehicon on eBay to save myself the gas money.


I would try TRU tomorrow, they get their new shipments on Wednesdays.

Regarding Vehicon, I'm seeing buy it now for $39.99. My suggestion is to wait it out at least until the end of June, because we're just seeing these waves hit around here the past few weeks. People were complaining about Wave 1's Soundwave and Wave 2's Arcee and Ratchet, and now they're a lot easier to find on shelves (just not abundantly).

Patience (and maybe a friendly site-member) is key to victory.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue May 22, 2012 9:23 pm

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WolfDawg wrote:Kinda wondering just when these Wave 3 figures will show up... I'm very tempted to just buy a Vehicon on eBay to save myself the gas money.


I would try TRU tomorrow, they get their new shipments on Wednesdays.

Regarding Vehicon, I'm seeing buy it now for $39.99. My suggestion is to wait it out at least until the end of June, because we're just seeing these waves hit around here the past few weeks. People were complaining about Wave 1's Soundwave and Wave 2's Arcee and Ratchet, and now they're a lot easier to find on shelves (just not abundantly).

Patience (and maybe a friendly site-member) is key to victory.


Very true. I'm just a little gun shy regarding buying figures that I really want. I mean, with Hasbro's recent poor distribution trends and the fact that several figures that were "promised" to fans were just outright cancelled, I'm a little tired of paying out the ass on eBay because I was being patient waiting for popular figures.

But you're right, deep down I don't think Vehicon will suffer the same fate as RTS Windcharger...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Thu May 24, 2012 7:16 pm

I actually picked up vehicon and knockout last week at a Wal-Mart in Pensacola. ( On vacation) They should be here soon. No worries.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sun May 27, 2012 7:23 pm

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Stopped at the Target on Vets and found the latest wave of Botshots (Wave 3). Picked up Jetfire, Lockdown, Topspin, and Thundercracker. There were a few left, but not many. Also saw Cyberverse Ironhide there but left him since I was looking for Dreadwind.

On my way to Walmart on Vets with the missus. I'll let you guys know if I find anything new.

*EDIT*

Just got back from Walmart. I saw a Voyager Bulkhead, but that's it. I guess that's good news though. Wave 3 Deluxes can't be too far behind.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Sun May 27, 2012 11:40 pm

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Little victory this evening. Visiting some friends in BR, on my way out I stopped at the Wal-Mart on College. Someone put out a brand new case of PRiD Deluxes, and I got a Vehicon. About to open him in a bit.

What this means to the rest of you: there are 2 Hot Shots and 2 Knock Outs there. Did not see Voyager Bulkhead or Starscream, nor did I see CV Ironhide or Dreadwing (want!).

I might try to find that Bulkhead Wolfy left behind earlier, but not sure what the day will bring.

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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Mon May 28, 2012 12:56 pm

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On my way to a bbq in Chalmette and i decide to stop at the walmat on judge perez for some extra beer. What do i find? Wave 3 deluxes baby! Snagged the lone vehicon and one knockout!
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