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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:52 pm

Hey guys, just a word from Baton Rouge. The TRU on Airline (off the I-12 exit) has a ton of WFC Optimus and Bumblebee toys. No luck on Drift, Thrust or Darkmount. Has anyone been to the TRU in Metaire or Lafayette today? I'm thinking of driving to one or the other after work to check it out. The Met TRU usually comes through for me though...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:35 pm

Just got back from the TRU on Veterans in Metaire. They had a ton of WFC Bumblebee and Optimus figures. After asking around I was able to find out that they ONLY put out WFC Bumblebee and Prime because of the WFC release. They had several Thrust and Dirge figures in the back and graciously pulled a few out for me. There are several still left!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:32 pm

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More good news from the TRU on Veterans. HFTD wave 1 deluxes are there as well as wave 1 Voyagers. I didn't see Leader Starscream though (but I honestly didn't look that hard since I don't want him). Also, the Power Core Combiners are there as well. Wave 1 2 packs and 5 packs both. PCC are pretty nifty little guys.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:12 pm

TRU in Baton Rouge on Airline apparently HAD the first wave of Generations, HFTD Deluxe and Voyagers and PCC's but all of the good molds were taken. No Thrust, Seaspray, Drift, or PCC's. There's def a few collectors up here who are able to get out to the stores before I am. Still haven't seen a ROTF Mindwipe up here but TONS of Defender Primes... grr...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:23 pm

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Went to Veterans TRU.

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Leader class Starscream
Combaticons and Arielabots

The regular PC combiners.

I bought a Huffer.

No Generations.

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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:27 pm

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Went to the TRU on Vets. FINALLY found the HFTD scouts. They also had one Battle Ops BB.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:28 pm

Hey Bishop,

HA Jazz is at the Target at the Millerville Exit on I-12 in Baton Rouge. Two left!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:38 pm

Went back to the same Target today. They laid out the generations voyagers, legends and deluxes. Plenty of Voyager and Legends action to be had but the deluxes were badly picked over, only a Thrust and WFC BB left.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:20 pm

Masterpiece Grimlock spotted at Baton Rouge TRU. There were two left when I got there. The cashier asked if they were new because she sold three others in the one hour she had been on the clock! There was one left as of 7pm, good luck! On a side note, seriously there must be some BR trans fans reading the site, speak up! :)
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:57 pm

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Literally just got out of the TRU on Vets and found 2 MP Grimlocks. I bought one and there's just one remaining. Better get your ass out there Cyber Bishop! :D
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:08 pm

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Just got back from TRU hoping to find Animated Rodimus and Ironhide, no dice. However, TRU must have restocked on their MP Grimlocks, because there were three just sitting there. So yea, to anyone's who's interested, he should still be there.

Also, I went to Target to pick up some stuff for my classroom and saw that they completely restocked their Transformers isle. The exclusive 2 packs are there, as well as the HA Bumblebee with Sam's alternate outfit. There was 1 HA Jazz, but I picked him up.

The Target 2 packs actually look REALLY good with those loud and crazy color schemes. I'm seriously considering the packs that include Barricade and Tailwind because they have matching Japanese law enforcement paint jobs.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:11 pm

WolfDawg, what area are you from? I'll be heading to Monroe tomorrow on business for LSU so I'll be checking the TRU up there as well for Ani-Rodimus and Ironhide.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:23 pm

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I live in Metairie (but I'm from New Orleans, which is like 10 minutes away). I go to Baton Rouge almost once a week though because my fiance's family lives there. Most (if not all) of my in store purchases are from stores that are on Veterans Highway (AKA Vets) which is basically the main street of Metairie.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:29 pm

Ha I'm the opposite, in BR but hit Metairie to see my family in St. Bernard every other week. Pre-K I used to have a nice little toy run starting with the NOLA-E TRU, then heading out to West Esplanade and working my way down vets hitting every store in sight. I didn't once see a Mindwipe out here but that Big-K sure came through for me!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:35 pm

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Yea, pre-Katrina I used to hit up that TRU in the East all the time. That's where I got my Beast Wars and Armada fix Lol. These days, though, the only place to find Transformers is on Veterans. A few months ago, I had never seens a Mindwipe at all (which is why I ordered mine from Hasbro), but now the poor guy seems to be shelf-warming at K-Marts around here.

When I visit my future in-laws in BR, I never go hunting because I never really find anything. But maybe it's because I don't know my way around BR that well (I stick to the area around Siegen).
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:44 pm

BR is kind of a suck hole for TF's but it has its hotspots. TRU is good in terms of distribution but gets picked over by scalpers quickly. When the first wave of Generations hit there they picked all but WFC Bumblebee from the shelves. I was able to call the one on Vets and get them to hold Thrust and Drift for me.

Anyway... places to lookin BR,
TRU on airline,
Target on Millerville (a block from my house so I visit it a LOT)
and the Wal-Marts on O'Neal and in Denham Springs. The DS Wal-mart is GREAT for getting in stock, not being picked over, and getting in exclusives in high numbers! If you go hunting out here just do me a favor and throw a shout out if you find anything!
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:52 pm

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Will do, and thanks for letting me know where the hot spots are. However, I must say that I'm surprised to hear that there are scalpers in BR. It's almost like I'm one of the only people in New Orleans interested in Transformers. I've NEVER had a problem with popular figures disappearing over night. Hell, MP Starscream shelf warmed for almost 6 months. And don't even get me started on the over saturation of Animated Arcee/Cybertronian Ratchet since day one.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:57 pm

Yeah I don't know the deal but its BAD here. I never experienced this in NOLA at all. Case in point, the day MP Grimlock launched all but one were sold by the time I got off of work and drove from LSU to airline.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:04 pm

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Makes you wonder why it's basically just you, me and CB who post on this sightings thread. There have GOT to be other Louisiana TF fans on this site.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:17 pm

Yeah, I've actually found out that one of my students reads the board but lurks. He flipped out when he walked in my office and saw Titanium and Alternator's Rodimus on the bookshelf. Based on leavings in the stores though I'm pretty positive it's scalper activity. On my mindwipe search I actually did find several of his casemate Defender Optimus Prime on the shelves. During an e-bay search I saw a $45 listed Mindwipe coming from BR. The only thing I can think is it's a college town and shortpacked figure scalping can be quick money to those with the time to do it.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:24 pm

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Found the PCC wave 2 5 packs at the Walmart on West Esplanade in Kenner. Didn't see them anywhere elso though. I got the Rallybots and they pretty much suck.

Also, there was a lon HA Jazz there too.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:44 pm

Nice, hopefully they hold out until Saturday! No luck on rodimus or ironhide either here or in Monroe...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:58 pm

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Good luck with that Mazing. There was only one pack of Rallybots left and 2 packs of the Destructicons (or whatever the other 5 pack is) left. I doubt that the HA Jazz will last that long either. From my experiences with the HA line, get the figure ASAP because they go fast and aren't guaranteed to come back! I still haven't seen HA Mudflap and ended up getting help from a fellow Seibertronian from Canada. I've only seen 2 HA Jazzes, and I bought one.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:21 am

Yeah I grabbed HA Jazz a couple of weeks ago at Target. Sadly I still haven't even seen a HA Mudflap, nor Legends Cosmos...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby mazingaspidey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:14 am

Hey guys, the TRU in BR just unloaded TFA Rodimus and Ironhide, I walked in as they were hitting the shelves! Happy hunting!
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