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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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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:38 pm

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Cyber Bishop wrote:Saw Voyager Dreadwing @ the vets TRU.. I passed due to the $26.99 price tag..


Yea, I saw him there when I got off work. I would have bought him, but I was impatient and bought one on eBay for 50 bucks last week... :-x
I was just a little paranoid that he'd be impossible to find since he's short packed. I half expected a PRID Vehicon level of shortage for this character.

I'm really looking for the GDO Deluxes, though. I wonder when TRU is getting them...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:05 pm

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GDP scouts are at the TRU on Vets, didn't see the deluxe figures.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:33 pm

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I noticed the scouts there this afternoon as well. I really want the deluxes though. Hopefully they'll be out when I check tomorrow evening.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:27 pm

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Finally sound the GDO Deluxes at TRU. It was a pain in the ass buying them, though, because they weren't in the system for some reason. Took about 30 minutes to talk the clerks into just ringing up the old Generation figures to take the place of the GDO's.

I bought Wheelie and Swerve. There were 2 Cliffjumpers, a Wheelie, and a Swerve left. No sign of Springer; which is really odd because that means someone must have bought two of them and experienced the same problem I did with purchasing the figure. However, the way the clerks were acting, you'd have sworn I was trying to swindle them out of their paychecks by suggesting they ring them us as old TF Generations Deluxes.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:54 pm

WolfDawg wrote:Finally sound the GDO Deluxes at TRU. It was a pain in the ass buying them, though, because they weren't in the system for some reason. Took about 30 minutes to talk the clerks into just ringing up the old Generation figures to take the place of the GDO's.

I bought Wheelie and Swerve. There were 2 Cliffjumpers, a Wheelie, and a Swerve left. No sign of Springer; which is really odd because that means someone must have bought two of them and experienced the same problem I did with purchasing the figure. However, the way the clerks were acting, you'd have sworn I was trying to swindle them out of their paychecks by suggesting they ring them us as old TF Generations Deluxes.


I actually drove right past TRU today and thought to myself "Should I stop and check? I was just there yesterday... Nah, couldn't be anything new!" That's what I get for not listening to the plastic-crack head inside of me that was screaming "Stop now!!! Gogogogo!".
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:54 am

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I nabbed a Generations "Chinese" Cliffjumper from the vets TRU.. Was not in the system but did not have a problem getting the employee to get the price. I also saw Lazerbeak and Sandstorm.. I almost bought sandstorm too..
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:34 pm

I grabbed the last import Cliffjumper from TRU on vets. I'm really digging him; except for the fact that I broke him 2 minutes after I opened the package. Accidently broke off the part of his bumper with the horns on it. Guess I'll be buying another one eventually.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:07 pm

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I saw the "Chinese" wave of the new Legends @ TRU on the westbank. Picked up none of them..

No Springer either..
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby sithlord9849 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:05 am

Just hit the mother load at vets TRU. Nabbed the following:
MP Optimus Prime - 1 left
All 5 members of FoC Bruticus - 0 left
All 4 of the Chinese legion figures - 1 ea left
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:21 am

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sithlord9849 wrote:Just hit the mother load at vets TRU. Nabbed the following:
MP Optimus Prime - 1 left
All 5 members of FoC Bruticus - 0 left
All 4 of the Chinese legion figures - 1 ea left


Congrats, that is quite the haul! I was able to order MOST of the GDO figures off of TRU's site last week, came in yesterday and thank goodness I'm not trying to keep a MISB collection!!! Optimus was also preordered, so I should be expecting him soon. I doubt I'll be able to make it to TRU this afternoon and get Springer and Wheelie, but I'll just have to check back another time.

This is pretty exciting news and I'm looking forward to the next two months when more mainline releases hit shelves.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:18 pm

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I stopped by the vets TRU.. Held Prime in my hands.. contemplated... looked at my checkbook, then had to put him back...
Crap...

They still had all the Chinese legends (one of each) and no Springer or Wheelie to be found.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:48 pm

Cyber Bishop wrote:I stopped by the vets TRU.. Held Prime in my hands.. contemplated... looked at my checkbook, then had to put him back...
Crap...

They still had all the Chinese legends (one of each) and no Springer or Wheelie to be found.


You should have put him on Layaway, like I did here in Lafayette. Can't wait till payday.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:06 pm

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They have lay away???
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby darthprime99 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:09 pm

The one in Lafayette does. I think the one on Vets should have it too. They're offering free Layaway for the holidays, so no $5 fee either.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:56 pm

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The TRU layaway should be implemented in stores nationwide, so that might help you out.

Man, what I would give to see CB tearing up I-10 (or Vets) trying to get that Prime back in his hands.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:11 pm

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sithlord9849 wrote:Just hit the mother load at vets TRU. Nabbed the following:
MP Optimus Prime - 1 left
All 5 members of FoC Bruticus - 0 left
All 4 of the Chinese legion figures - 1 ea left


Thanks for the heads up about MP Prime. I just picked him up from that TRU. Oddly enough, I'm almost positive I beat a fellow collector in picking him up. From the parking lot, I saw this guy walking fairly quickly to the TRU doors. I thought it was a bit odd, and picked up my pace as well. I may have been 3 feet in front of him. I could see from the corner of my eyes that he was following the same path as me. When I made it to the Transformers aisle, he was right behind me. As I picked up that lone MP Prime box, I could see the look of despair in his face.

I hated being "that guy" who ruins another collector's day. But...well, first come first serve I suppose.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:45 pm

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**SONOVA**

I was going to go back and see if they had layaway...

Congrats on nabbing him though.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:52 pm

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Just got back from Marrero TRU and picked up one each of the GDO Legends, another set is still on the shelf. No MP-10 on the floor.

So, here's the weird thing. I asked the cashier about the GDO Deluxes and she said they have them in the stockroom but weren't allowed to sell them because they weren't coming up in their systems correctly (I know a few of y'all noticed this with Deluxes recently). Well this is affecting the Legends figures as well. After some discussion and waiting, the cashier went to the TF aisle and brought the shelf tag with her. It was for Cyberverse figs, but she was authorized to ring them up with that barcode ($5.99ea, so it's not like I didn't get the right price).

So, hopefully I have a Springer and Wheelie reserved whenever these issues get fixed, but these aren't hitting the floor until TRU corrects their issues.
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby WolfDawg » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:09 pm

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That couldn't have been you that I beat to the Transformer aisle, was it CB? If so, sorry for not recognizing you. I would have at least said hi :D

Also, Necro, the employees at my TRU have been blaming Hurricane Isaac for screwing up their computer systems. I have a hard time believing the systems are STILL messed up because of Isaac though...
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Re: Louisiana Transformers sightings

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:39 am

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WolfDawg wrote:That couldn't have been you that I beat to the Transformer aisle, was it CB? If so, sorry for not recognizing you. I would have at least said hi :D

Also, Necro, the employees at my TRU have been blaming Hurricane Isaac for screwing up their computer systems. I have a hard time believing the systems are STILL messed up because of Isaac though...


Nope, I was there earlier in the day.. Right after sithlord posted about it. It is good, it gives my wife something to get me for my birthday or Christmas.
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