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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby dende5416 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:58 pm

KingJames wrote:Is there any Michiganders in the northern MI areas that want to help each other out with toys or grab a beer once every few months? I ask because if your in this area It can be a toy wasteland at times and if anyone sees a figure they can text or something and help a guy out if your not into the online buying or what your looking for is close by. Not looking to start a club or anything just a local toy finding network as it seems a lot of guys here are south of Grand Rapids


I would just start posting first, it might attract more people to start posting later on who had given up hope before. Also: I noticed, when I was up north recently, the only place with Transformers, really, were the stores outside of Traverse City. I mean, the Kmart is Oscada literally had two Kre-o figures and one of the Ultra Class Optimus units with the big, crazy, missile handle thing.

Speaking of which: I was most of the newer Generations figures; Trailblazer, Hoist, Optimus, Megatron, etc. Incase ou were looking for them.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Autobot Joe » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:15 pm

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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Rijie » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:45 am

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Saw 2 Jetwing Primes@the AA TRU, priced $99.99.(I believe they go on sale Black Fri.) There I scored the only Prime BH Prowl, and Kreo Custom Prime.

They also have 1 Metroplex in a slightly dinged box, and lots of Generations Deluxes/Voyagers.

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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby xRotorstormx » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:14 am

Motto: ""Get into your enemy's mind. And then beat him at his own evil game.""
If anyone is looking for them...I went to the Dollar General that just opened up in Eaton Rapids, they had the Generations Legends Optimus (with the GDO sword), Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee. They didn't have too many left after I snagged Prime, Starscream and BB...maybe 2 Primes,2 Megs and one other Starscream
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby KingJames » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:56 am

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If anyone is looking for wave 3 kreons we have an over abundance up here also I'm looking for Wave 2's Arcee, blight, groove, and preceptor.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby xRotorstormx » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:43 am

Motto: ""Get into your enemy's mind. And then beat him at his own evil game.""
dende5416 wrote:
KingJames wrote:Is there any Michiganders in the northern MI areas that want to help each other out with toys or grab a beer once every few months? I ask because if your in this area It can be a toy wasteland at times and if anyone sees a figure they can text or something and help a guy out if your not into the online buying or what your looking for is close by. Not looking to start a club or anything just a local toy finding network as it seems a lot of guys here are south of Grand Rapids


I would just start posting first, it might attract more people to start posting later on who had given up hope before. Also: I noticed, when I was up north recently, the only place with Transformers, really, were the stores outside of Traverse City. I mean, the Kmart is Oscada literally had two Kre-o figures and one of the Ultra Class Optimus units with the big, crazy, missile handle thing.

Speaking of which: I was most of the newer Generations figures; Trailblazer, Hoist, Optimus, Megatron, etc. Incase ou were looking for them.


Not sure where your located dende but the Target on the south side of Lansing had a couple of the new thrilling 30 generations figures. Orion Pax and Thundercracker. My husband went and picked TC up for me but not sure what other ones they had
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Doc bot » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:20 pm

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Hasbrotoyshop has Rhinox available. Along with the SAVE25 code, you can get him for $15 with free no-minimum purchase shipping included with the code. They have the ship date as Dec 13 for me. Probably the best deal I can think of at this time.

Are there any other must-have TFs to look out for this holiday? Last year, we were hunting for MP Primes and a lot of other cool things like the Chinese generations. I've not been as impressed this holiday.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Doc bot » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:06 pm

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Metroplex is now $49.97 at Costco. Still a whole stack of him at the Ann Arbor Store.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Rijie » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:50 am

Motto: "Faith will crumble before the rage of philosophy."
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Happy Holidays peripherals!

I was able to procure Generations Skids/Wasp at the AA TRU. No Skids remain, but 1ea of Wasp/Smokescreen/Goldfire BB remain. I should hope at minimum a couple more restocks before the big day.

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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Doc bot » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:11 pm

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Merry Christmas to all you Michi-cons!

Found the Waspinator/Skids/Goldbug/Dreadwing wave at Novi TRU as well. They had about 3 more sets each even after I got through them this afternoon.

Wasp looks a bit too much like a house-fly and the thorax is a bit too mechanical looking for a Beast Wars character, but the robot mode is spot-on.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby God Magnus » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:01 pm

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Dang, nothing new at the TRUs, Walmarts, or Targets I checked this weekend. I'm really looking forward to that Waspinator.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Cobalt Prime » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:09 am

Motto: ""Excessive force is not necessary.""
Anyone who missed Beast Hunters Skystalker and Prowl, head to your local Y'All-Mart. They're double packaging BEast Hunter Deluxes into a bonus deal for $9.99.

I got Skystalker, who came packaged with a BH Bulkhead, and a Prowl, who came packaged with the black Spiky Bumblebee. For the price, even if you already have the others, its no loss as you now have something for the Toys For Tots bin.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby dende5416 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:52 pm

Doc bot wrote:Merry Christmas to all you Michi-cons!

Found the Waspinator/Skids/Goldbug/Dreadwing wave at Novi TRU as well. They had about 3 more sets each even after I got through them this afternoon.

Wasp looks a bit too much like a house-fly and the thorax is a bit too mechanical looking for a Beast Wars character, but the robot mode is spot-on.


Thank you! I got waspy and Skids today! Btw, they were on sale from 12.99. Not bad for Toys 'R' Us.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:22 pm

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I picked up Skids at AA TRU today. They had 1 left along with 1 Dreadwing, 2 Goldbugs and 2 Waspinators. They had a few Jetwing Primes and a Platinum Grimlock and Bruticus. Nothing else very exciting. A shit ton of FE Bumblebees and Orion Paxes.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby bossman328 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:06 pm

found idw waspinator dreadwing and goldfire at the Meijer on 8 mile and woodward
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Autobot Joe » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:54 pm

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Has anyone seen the Beast Hunters "simplified" Voyager Optimus around? The one with the gaudy green accents? IMO, it's pretty ugly, but being a completest, I have to have it. Thought about going out to see what's on the shelves around my area. Don't really want to do Hasbro.com right now. Why pay for shipping if I can find it locally, right? Thanks in advance for any lookouts.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:33 pm

Motto: "Well, when I see five weirdos dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards! That's MY policy!"
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I found Scoop at Ann Arbor TRU. They still had 2 minicon assault teams.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby God Magnus » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:00 pm

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I left the 8 & Haggerty Target with one each Scoop, Skywarp, and Minicon Assault Team after my looting.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby bossman328 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:30 pm

southfield target has the new wave of deluxes as well
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Clearance Target Beast Fire Predaking and Optimus vs. Megatron Ultimate Construct Bot set:

(Promised I'd do this in a tangent in the Stomp Chomp thread, and the info's over a day old, but here goes)

The Michigan Ave. Canton, Westland, Garden City/Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills Grand River, and Haggerty Rd. Northville/Livonia Targets were all out of Predaking.
The Middlebelt/Plymouth Rd. Grave-of-Wonderland-Mall Target had 13 Monday, but they were $17.48 instead of $12-something, so any that cheap may already be long gone.

Their C-Bot set was likewise pricier, at $8.74 with 2 left; plenty of it cheaper at other stores. The Canton and Westland Targets have it for $6.24, and it's $6.87 in Farmington Hills. If you're still on the fence about Construct Bots, you'll never have a better chance to sample the best of it; the line becomes plastic crack once you make your own Guiltaur, though I've managed to only buy about half the line so far, and never at full price (yet).

And yes, most of them have the new Generations deluxes, but they're starting to show up at TRU as well. (I wasn't taking notes on them)

Oh, and I kept scanning the other "Rising" figures, but the only others clearanced so far were the Legion vs. sets. Not ever their exclusive Construct-Bot Predaking has been marked down from $25, though you'd think if any other C-Bots were getting blown out...
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Bumblevivisector » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Just checked the Wixom and Walled Lake Targets, both of which have $17.48 Predakings (8 at Wixom and 12 at Walled Lake) and $8.74 Construct Bots.

Also saw 1 each of Rhinox and Double Dealer at the Farmington Rd/7 Mile K-Mart yesterday for $21.99, but left 'em for lack of cash.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby xRotorstormx » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:15 pm

Motto: ""Get into your enemy's mind. And then beat him at his own evil game.""
Found generations Skywarp at south Lansing Target...only had like 10 TFs on the shelf. They've been really lacking lately.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby God Magnus » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:54 pm

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Grabbed a Rhinox from the 7 & Farmington Kmart. Thanks, Bumblevivisector! They had another one but it had obviously been opened and returned. They also still had a Doubledealer.

Livonia TRU had a couple Platinum Edition Supreme Starscreams.
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby xRotorstormx » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:55 pm

Motto: ""Get into your enemy's mind. And then beat him at his own evil game.""
Toys R Us at West Oaks in Novi had one Year of the Horse Starscream. Snagged him and generations Armada Starscream. They had a few skywarps available and a ton of prime first editions
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Re: Michigan Transformers sightings

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:41 pm

You're welcome God Magnus, but funny thing, I got a coupon for extra reward dollars and ended up buying the opened one yesterday because I liked his paint job better. The ties were cut, but the lower jaw guard was still banded, and I didn't see anything missing/broken. He should just have the instructions, right?

Could probably find all 4 of the latest deluxe Generations case by hitting all the Targets, but it seems Scoop is going to be the pegwarmer.

I guess I should've paid better attention to threads about upcoming case assortments, but did Generations Deluxes start shipping in way lower quantity with the Ruination wave? The only place I ever saw it was the Novi TRU, but that was early Christmas rush, and we all had WAY bigger fish to fry, but now I'm afraid I snoozed and lost by procrastinating until the best sales came up. I could probably find Trailcutter, but Yellow Bee's nowhere to be found, I only jumped on Waspinator out of his wave, and now I'm not seeing the other 3. It's partly that I started getting too reliant on deluxes hitting bargain stores once 5-Below got PRID figures. I should've known better, since I had to overpay for Jazz and Tracks at Kohls 2 years ago.

Doubly worrisome is that supplies in T.J.Maxx and Marshalls seem to have dried up entirely, with just a few old Kreo sets as the only traces. Even Tuesday Morning has been better lately, and they're hardly reliable; the Canton one on Ford Road might still have some Prime FE Bees and a Screamer. I know they got DOTM deluxes and some Reveal the Shield way back when (including Wreck Gar), but not sure about any Generations.

Just afraid that in waiting out the clearance of Predacons Rising, I may have missed out on the main line stuff I really wanted.
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