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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:25 pm

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Cyber Bishop wrote:Nabbed a tiny Shockwave from the TRU on vets hwy today... Nice looking but oh so tiny.. Prime really looked good as well except he was smaller looking then Jazz..


Thanks for the heads up. I picked up OP and Jazz. Although I'm thinking that I won't buy TFs from TRU anymore. $32.60 for 2 small deluxe sized TFs is just way too much money.



They are 14.99 @ Target too..
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:41 pm

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I went to the Marrero TRU last Thursday and only saw FOC Jazz. Very unimpressive in-person, but I've got one coming to me once the Bruticus wave gets shipped. Too bad I still have to hunt for Shockwave.

Since a few of you have been visiting your local TRUs, I'd just like to mention that if you sign up for their rewards card, you get several discounts via e-mail and in postal mail. I just used a 20% off single item to get that LEGO Vampyre's Mansion I mentioned last time. I can't wait to open it up and build. Anyways, something like this helps if you find a few new figures (or the new Kre-os being sighted) and makes purchasing more inline with Walmarts/Targets/K-Marts.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:54 pm

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I have been signed up in their rewards program for a couple of years and have not received anything.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:58 pm

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Cyber Bishop wrote:I have been signed up in their rewards program for a couple of years and have not received anything.


Try going to their website and validating your information or give them your e-mail address. I rarely get offers through the mail anymore (but did get a catalog earlier this month with two nice coupons), but it seems I get e-mail from them 1-2x a week. The e-mail had a multi-purpose coupon depending on what/how much you purchased, and I got 20% off a single $75+ item.

Just got back from Target on Manhattan, no new TFs but I did pick up my second Kre-o Megatron. I'd like to keep this one in alt mode and make a trailer for him. Walmart on Manhattan I finally found (and picked up) Cyberverse Ultra Magnus and Dreadwing. No more of these in stock, but that Nightwatch Optimus is still on the shelves. Nothing recent from PRID. I also picked up LEGO Wolverine's Chopper Showdown set with Deadpool. I'm looking forward to the new Legends DP, especially the X-Force version. Also picked up a 3-tier white spice rack to better my shelved figures.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:38 am

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FINALLY got my hands on a Fall of Cyberton Shockwave. I went to the Target on Vets and had to give them the DPCI. They pulled a bunch of figures from the back, so they should be on the pegs by now. Not sure how many Shockwaves there are to a case, but I only bought one and left. It makes no sense to me how they can have barren pegs, yet a ton of stock in the back.

Anyways, Shockwave is an awesome figure. But, is it just me or does the plastic quality kinda...suck? I'm posing him with my United Darkside Megatron and Black Convoy and the quality difference is like night and day. Almost feels like a plastic a 3rd party company would use. :???:
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:32 pm

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Just got back from my bi-weekly trip to Metairie.

TRU on Vets had an Airarchnid, 2x Stealth Bumblebee, 2x Dead End. No FOC in stock. Also had Kre-o Devastator and the Knock-Out/Wheeljack set.

K-Mart on Vets had the rest of the new Kre-O sets, some older PRID figures, both Prime and BB weaponizers, and the Optimus Maximus set.

If anyone wants to hook me up with FOC Shockwave, I'd be very appreciative.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:14 pm

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necr0blivion wrote:Just got back from my bi-weekly trip to Metairie.

TRU on Vets had an Airarchnid, 2x Stealth Bumblebee, 2x Dead End. No FOC in stock. Also had Kre-o Devastator and the Knock-Out/Wheeljack set.

K-Mart on Vets had the rest of the new Kre-O sets, some older PRID figures, both Prime and BB weaponizers, and the Optimus Maximus set.

If anyone wants to hook me up with FOC Shockwave, I'd be very appreciative.


Aww man, sucks that I didn't know you were interested in Shockwave. I had Target open a box for me on Tuesday and there was an extra Shockwave in there. Had I known you wanted it, I would have bought it for ya. I went back to Target today to see if they had done their fall reset (they didn't) and if they had the new Kreo blind bags (again, they didn't) and all they had in the way of FoC were 2 Jazzes and a Prime. I'll keep an eye out for Shockwave for ya since I'm still going to be hunting down those Kreo blind bags.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:51 pm

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WolfDawg wrote:I'll keep an eye out for Shockwave for ya since I'm still going to be hunting down those Kreo blind bags.


Thanks for the assist, just wanted to thank you for the offer and to announce I'm no longer on the hunt for Shockwave. BBTS just released news about the FOC case revision with all Combaticons and one of each OP, Jazz, and Shockwave. So, I'll have to wait another month, but no problem with that since I already had the case reserved.

I didn't do any hunting this weekend, but was floored by the announcements that came out of TFCon.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:37 pm

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WolfDawg wrote:I'll keep an eye out for Shockwave for ya since I'm still going to be hunting down those Kreo blind bags.


Thanks for the assist, just wanted to thank you for the offer and to announce I'm no longer on the hunt for Shockwave. BBTS just released news about the FOC case revision with all Combaticons and one of each OP, Jazz, and Shockwave. So, I'll have to wait another month, but no problem with that since I already had the case reserved.

I didn't do any hunting this weekend, but was floored by the announcements that came out of TFCon.


No problem, glad to hear you're going to be getting the figures you want. I've still been hunting for those blind bags and have yet to find them or any sign of new shipments containing FoC Shockwave. It's weird. It's like the stores in this area got ONE shot at FoC wave 1 and they disappeared into obscurity.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Found FOC Shockwave, Weaponizer OP, and a few other things at the Target in Hammond today. Below is what's left:

FOC Shockwave X1
FOC OP X4
FOC Jazz X4
Weaponizer OP X1
Weaponizer BB X2
Optimux Maximus X2
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:14 pm

TRU on vets has 3 FOC Shockwaves.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:13 pm

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I also saw the three Shockwaves at TrU yesterday. I guess that means they got the case revision with 3 Shockwaves instead of 2. Speaking of Shockwave, I also nabbed the Botshots 3 pack with Shockwave, Ironhide, and the blue Brawl (AKA Overlord!) from the TrU on Vets. Didn't see anymore of the set, though. I'm still waiting for MP Prime and the Kreo Blind packs...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:54 pm

I haven't posted in awhile, but I should be going to the Westbank sometime in September. I bought a few toys at a garage sale that I don't want, and was wondering if anyone wanted to buy/trade for them. The list is in my Signature.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:10 pm

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Wal-Mart on Manhattan had the Kreon blind packs. It looked fresh, so I picked up a set and there were like 3 more sets in there but I didn't do a full review.

Otherwise, I just got the iGear Ironhide/Ratchet combo in the mail. I'm waiting on case assortments for TF Prime and FoC to come in, so I'm not actively hunting anything. Even though the revision I have for TFP says I'll have 2x Ironhide, I think they mean Kup. If anyone is interested in purchasing this extra figure from me, send a PM and we'll work out the details.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:13 pm

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So has anyone found Thundercracker (Masterpiece) in the New Orleans area? I've heard of people finding him in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, but not New Orleans. I actually went to the TrU on Vets Sunday(they had a generator providing the store with electricity due to Isaac related outages) and after giving them the SKU number, the system said there were 3 on the floor. Sure enough, they weren't. The manager said that the figures were probably in the back on the dock and they'd be out Monday. I went yesterday afternoon and there was no sign of the figure. I gave the woman up front the SKU and it said there were now 2 on the floor. When I told her there weren't any and that the manager told me they were on the dock, she said the system was probably messed up from the hurricane and that I shouldn't trust what he said. She did, however, tell me that there was a chance it'd be out that evening. I showed back up later in the evening and of course, there was no sign of the figure yet again. When I gave the new lady up front the SKU, the system said there weren't anymore available. She said there may be some arriving on the truck on Tuesday, though. So again, I stop at TrU after work today and there are no Thundercrackers ANYWHERE. I mean, I don't even see a spot for him on the Transformers aisle.

Seriously, what the hell is going on with this figure out here? If anyone's wondering why I'm going to TrU so much, it's because I literally live walking distance from the place, and if I take my car, I can get there in a minute or two. It's not really putting me out of my way to stop by everyday, but it's seriously weird that I just cannot find the guy. I need him to finally complete my MP Seeker trio!

Oh...and I did happen to see a few of the blind packs at the TrU this Sunday that just passed. When I walked past the Kre-O aisle today, though, I didn't see anymore. Maybe someone hid them?
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:33 am

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Did some searching last night, picked up Thundercracker at the Marrero TRU. It was close to 9pm, so maybe these got put out late. Vets didn't have it out by 7pm when I passed by. If they are hitting stores and selling out, check Friday or next Wednesday afternoon, hopefully they replenish soon.

What was really strange, the both TRUs had a case of the last Generations wave out, with Skyshadow and Junkheap available. Also spotted FoC Shockwave, but still waiting for my case to arrive with the Combaticons.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:50 pm

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What was the price on Thundercracker?
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Cyber Bishop wrote:What was the price on Thundercracker?


$69.99 plus tax
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Must have Thundercracker! Btw, I spoke to an employee at TRU on vets. When I asked her to look up TC by the item number she told me there were none. But I saw her screen and asked her why it said that 2 were available on the floor. She said their inventory is messed up and if it says that less than 5 are available on the floor she just tells the customer that none are left :/. And she was training a new employee and telling her the same thing. So don't trust calling in and asking by item number.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:17 pm

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sithlord9849 wrote:Must have Thundercracker! Btw, I spoke to an employee at TRU on vets. When I asked her to look up TC by the item number she told me there were none. But I saw her screen and asked her why it said that 2 were available on the floor. She said their inventory is messed up and if it says that less than 5 are available on the floor she just tells the customer that none are left :/. And she was training a new employee and telling her the same thing. So don't trust calling in and asking by item number.


The exact same thing happened to me and I got the exact same excuse regarding the computer saying there were some on the floor. Sounded like BS to me at the time, and I left ticked off. Luckily, I got one from TRU's website when they were listed at 55 bucks. I paid for the expedited shipping which brought the total to 80 dollars, but it arrived Friday. I just don't trust the TRU on Vets with this release. When I checked the shelves, there wasn't even a price tag for MP TC. Seems really strange to me...

On a different note, has anyone spotted Dreadwing yet? I checked the Walmart and Target in Kenner with no luck. Oddly enough, I have been seeing the new Cyberverse figures and Wave 2 Voyagers (which were REALLY hard to come by for a while).
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:48 pm

The TRU in Lafayette similarly did not have a price tag for MP Thundercracker when I bought mine, so it's not that unbelievable that yours didn't either. Also I heard that the one in BR had a price tag, but put TC on different shelf space.

No sign of Dreadwing here in Lafayette, me and another guy have been looking regularly.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:16 pm

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I found TF Prime Sgt. Kup @ the Clearview Wal Mart.. I just missed Rumble too.. I like Kup, although he is not my "kup"... Have to figure out who he will become..
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:16 pm

Found the following today:

Vets TRU: MP Thundercracker (none left)
Esplanade Target: Voyager Dreadwing (None Left)
Vets walmart: Nothing
Vets Target: Nothing
Harahan Walmart: DLX Kupp, Rumble, and Voy Dreadwing (Dreadwing is left)
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:10 am

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Saw Voyager Dreadwing @ the vets TRU.. I passed due to the $26.99 price tag..
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:08 pm

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I picked up Cyberverse Breakdown and Knock Out at the Wal-Mart on Vets this past Saturday. Other wave mates include Stealth Bumblebee, Fallback (Breakdown recolor), and Flame War. I've also seen the new set of TF Prime deluxes at Walmart in Algiers (the whole case was freshly shelved), so I had an opportunity to see Kup and Rumble before they go bye bye. Thankfully, I had a case on preorder which came in yesterday. Anyone interested in a TF:P Kup, PM me for a price.

I posted this on the main TF Toys forum, but TRU is having a sale through this Saturday, Kre-os are Buy One Get One Free. If anyone has been waiting for a sale, I believe NOW is the time. You'll also see a sticker on some of the boxes giving you an extra $5 a Kre-o set over $14.99 (I'm pretty sure that's the minimum), so have at you crazy building fools. I look forward to Devastator coming in, since I ordered him online before I knew the sale was in store as well.

And if anyone is still trying to get MP Thundercracker, I've seen him twice at the TRU in Marrero (but they aren't any today, try tomorrow). Don't give in to e-Bay prices, just be patient. You'll need the extra cash for MP Optimus when he comes out in about 3 weeks.

Also, at Ross on Manhattan, some Dark of the Moon figures are available at cut-rate prices. Leader class BB and Sentinel were $22.99, Voyager Shockwave and Optimus were $12.99. If anyone happens to run across a Skyhammer, I'd be interested.
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