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Postby TFmaster » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:14 pm

I got mine at the Westland Target. There was a odd situation where someone that worked there asked me if they can help me and on a whim I gave them the number and they checked it out and brought them out for me. Any other time I ask it's the sam ol' "What's on the shelf" line.

Grabbed two, thanked him and that was the end of it. As far as I know they put it back in the stock room.

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Postby Tigertrack » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:12 am

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TFmaster01 wrote:I got mine at the Westland Target. There was a odd situation where someone that worked there asked me if they can help me and on a whim I gave them the number and they checked it out and brought them out for me. Any other time I ask it's the sam ol' "What's on the shelf" line.

Grabbed two, thanked him and that was the end of it. As far as I know they put it back in the stock room.

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I got a set from there yesterday. I went and checked the DCPI, went to the furniture area, found an employee, and he brought one out to me. No problems.

Rodimus I hope there is only one Legacy book so far, that's all I've read (read it during the summer). IF there are others (besides the comic) I have not seen them yet, but I haven't been looking really hard.

Andrew don't worry, I'll still buy another set from you...good luck with all of your work.

Toy Show in Royal Oak (according to the news). $5 to get in, anybody going? I think they said it was in the Farmer's Market area...I haven't seen any TFs on the news yet, but they look to have a good amount of older stuff.

I should not have hesitated with the hotel thing for Botcon. I can't believe that they have sold out the block already. Not many rooms, or a whole lot of fans are not waiting around. :?
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Postby jsmith41 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:29 am

I did some hunting yesterday and came up empty handed. Middlebelt Meijer, A2/Pittsfield Meijer & Target. Nothing of note at all three. Middlebelt Meijer did have wave 2 6" Titanium, so that is some hope that they will carry future waves.

Read Escalation #3 yesterday. The story is not bad, even though they colored Skywarp like Thundercracker for the whole issue (come on!) Overall Esca. is much better than Infiltration.

My opinion on the Botcon hotels is they're playing a supply/demand game with the fans. They want it to seem like everybody got their hotel already, and you're missing out.
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Postby noob » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:21 am

tigertracks 24 wrote:Toy Show in Royal Oak (according to the news). $5 to get in, anybody going? I think they said it was in the Farmer's Market area...I haven't seen any TFs on the news yet, but they look to have a good amount of older stuff.


hmm that's a little bit too much of a trek for me espeically without any idea of what's going to be available.
anyone else headed there?
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Postby ionacus » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:36 am

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i went to the target by my work thursday for the magnus/skywarp 2 pack and i asked the guy over in toys he said they had it but he wasnt gonna bring it out. so i asked another employee and she was gonna get me one but the guy stopped her and said "i am in charge and i say he cant have one cause it is a collectable, and they dont go on shelf till next week." i wanted to kick him in the head. that guy is a dick.

and when i got my comics for the wek i got TF escalation #3, but i am missing #2. the guy at the comic store i go to is trying to get me a copy.
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Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:07 am

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TT, the 3 legacy of the force books that are out so far are Betrayal, Bloodlines, and Tempest. The next book, Exile, will be out in Feb.
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Postby TFmaster » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:10 pm

ionacus wrote:i went to the target by my work thursday for the magnus/skywarp 2 pack and i asked the guy over in toys he said they had it but he wasnt gonna bring it out. so i asked another employee and she was gonna get me one but the guy stopped her and said "i am in charge and i say he cant have one cause it is a collectable, and they dont go on shelf till next week." i wanted to kick him in the head. that guy is a dick.

and when i got my comics for the wek i got TF escalation #3, but i am missing #2. the guy at the comic store i go to is trying to get me a copy.


Guy sounds like a real dick. You should have asked for a manager and told them what happened. One person said they could get it for you and one throwing his weight around to show people that he's in charge. It wouldn't have looked good and their manager would have prob told em to get it from the back for you as long as you mention no other target has had prob doing it for people from what you read online.

Some assholes...sheesh.

Anyhoo, I was at the Middlebelt Meijers today and grabbed up a Hasbro Icons Wolverine for Andrew since he still needs him and picked up a Ghost Rider Undertaker for my son for his B-day tomarrow.

Nothing new to report. That Walmart on Middlebelt also had a end cap type display of a bunch of the first wave minicons...they had so many of them it's not funny and I don't think there is any chance of them getting any newer stock anytime soon.

Got the newest issue of Master Colector today. The new format in the insert looks alot better cosmeticly but it looks like the content got worse. Is it just me?

Oh, and the Rooms at the Hotel thing, I don't think is just a ploy. This year is ganna be huge with the movie premeir stuff. As long as I get my Pre-reg in in time I don't care where I stay as long as it's close. I just don't want to miss my chance on the Classics Exclusives.

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Postby JTKranix » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:11 pm

I snagged a ML Iron Man variant from the Okemos WalMart today. They had 2 left plus 2 normal ones. I also found a Grimlock with no error on the back of the card so I snagged that as well.

Okemos Target has Ultra Magnus vs. Skywarp 2 Packs in the back or so the scanner that let me input the DPCI code told me they did. I didn't bother asking since my GF bought me 2 sets Friday night.

Nothing else yet, going back out hunting here in a bit though.
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Postby Emperor Primacron the 1st » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:09 pm

RodimusConvoy13 wrote:I was reading the back of the starscream box and this quote just struck me as a little strange... "Most Decepticons keep score of how many Autobots they take out, but Starscream carves himself little trophies out of their pelvic gimbals." Their WHAT? :shock: Those poor, poor, Autobots :grin:

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If that does not make one wonder about Starscream's sexuality, what would? :lol: :mrgreen:
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Postby Tigertrack » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:55 pm

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RodimusConvoy13 wrote:TT, the 3 legacy of the force books that are out so far are Betrayal, Bloodlines, and Tempest. The next book, Exile, will be out in Feb.


Well, I did not know that...thanks. I think I read the first one Betrayal, but I'd have to check (and I did...).

If you have the means, I suggest getting a KISS Autotrooper. A super-sweet TF, and customizable (to a degree). I have two already!!! :P

EDIT: And who stretched the bloody thread????
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Postby Rijie » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:27 pm

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Got my BBTS shipment today: TIT Starscream and RID Prime, KISS Autolooper, Revoltech Convoy and Magnus, Classics Ramjet, ML 15 variants Genis-Vell, Spiderwoman, Moon Knight, and a SOTA Street Fighter Round 4 Akuma in black with white hair. Lots of new goodies to open.

Okay so I'm in the market for some MLs, someone please let me know if you come across these in trade, sealed with displayable packaging:

ML1 Gold Iron Man
ML1 Stealth Iron Man
ML2 Doombot
ML6 Brown Cable
ML7 Phasing Vision
ML7 Phasing Ghost Rider
ML8 Ultimate Captain America
Icons Beast w/labcoat

Thanks to anyone who can help. 8)
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Postby jsmith41 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:55 pm

I went to Wonderland Target tonight, no TF's of note. I did pick up the Series 1 Snake Eyes from Sigma Six. I've been eyeing the series since it came out and after PQP's recommendation at the con last Sunday, I snagged Snake Eyes. He is very cool, lots of weapons and posabilty. I still don't care for the faces/heads of non-masked figures, but now I'll have to pick up at least Storm Shadow.
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Postby Tigertrack » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:46 am

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jsmith41 wrote:I went to Wonderland Target tonight, no TF's of note. I did pick up the Series 1 Snake Eyes from Sigma Six. I've been eyeing the series since it came out and after PQP's recommendation at the con last Sunday, I snagged Snake Eyes. He is very cool, lots of weapons and posabilty. I still don't care for the faces/heads of non-masked figures, but now I'll have to pick up at least Storm Shadow.


Another one bites the dust...

Other Masked Sigma Six figs: Kamakura, Cobra Commander, Destro, and the new version of Firefly...add 'em to your list!

More competition for Sigma Six...great.

No new stuff, I'm slacking off (well I have a pile of loot, and I had a pile sent to me last week, before the big reboot of '07 with a lot of the stuff PQP has in his).

I want a Stealth Iron Man too. Loved that armor back in the day. Too bad it was so short lived, and basically had no weapons to speak of...
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Postby noob » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:25 pm

have to say the good thing about sigma six is the rereleasing of the older stuff with newer freebies. i've seen new pacakges that come with dvds and smaller figures at walmarts which is nice for new fans, but killer for completists.

picked up snake eyes some time ago and haven't opened him yet for fear of the awesomeness ...

oh and a heads up for the masses, amazon has some really good sales on sigma 6 stuff now, especially the dragonhawk for about $10 bux.
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Postby JTKranix » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:32 pm

I went to Toys R Us in Flint last night - man that store sucks as much as the Okemos one. I went to Toys R Us in Jackson earlier today and they had the same 2 Grimlock's they have had for weeks.

Target in Jackson had pretty much nothing :(

Where are all the new toys at :( :( :(

EDIT: I forgot, the Toys R Us in Flint had 2 Jetfire's.
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Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:32 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 didn't find anything tonight. Westland TRU was bare.. was hoping to find the reissue soundwave.. not yet though. Westland Target had 3 grimlocks. Canton Wal-mart had 1 6" titanium soundwave.
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Postby God Magnus » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:38 pm

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Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:44 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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both wal-mart and target were crazy busy... good luck.
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Postby noob » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:34 pm

nothing new in the ann arbor environs.

but the TRU had the transformers attacktix on clearance, 2 bux for booster packs. i know how you guys are big fans for the game :D

i am re-minga-ed. whoever needs em pm me.
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Postby JTKranix » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:40 pm

noob wrote:nothing new in the ann arbor environs.

but the TRU had the tranformers attacktix on clearance, 2 bux for booster packs. i know how you guys are big fans for the game :D

i am re-minga-ed. whoever needs em pm me.


That damn Minga! I still haven't found one but I will!
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Postby noob » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:52 pm

he's elusive, especially with that skate board.
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Postby TFmaster » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:29 pm

JTKranix wrote:
noob wrote:nothing new in the ann arbor environs.

but the TRU had the tranformers attacktix on clearance, 2 bux for booster packs. i know how you guys are big fans for the game :D

i am re-minga-ed. whoever needs em pm me.


That damn Minga! I still haven't found one but I will!


Yea, I still have yet to find one either.

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Postby jgilkinson » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:55 pm

just oppened up my UM vs Skywarp two pack... if you think you want it... get it, well worth 20 bucks.
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Postby Tigertrack » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:57 am

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jgilkinson wrote:just oppened up my UM vs Skywarp two pack... if you think you want it... get it, well worth 20 bucks.


It's like a free deluxe for buying the Prime repaint..not a bad deal at all.
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Postby TFmaster » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:38 am

tigertracks 24 wrote:
jgilkinson wrote:just oppened up my UM vs Skywarp two pack... if you think you want it... get it, well worth 20 bucks.


It's like a free deluxe for buying the Prime repaint..not a bad deal at all.
:shock: :grin:


Hell, I would have paid 20$ for the Skywarp by himself if he was some kinda exclusive or something...I totally think it's worth it.

Skywarp is soooo pretty. Pretty.Pretty.Shiney.Shiney.

Well I went out to the Target by Middlebelt and Plymouth as well as the Walmart, went to the Target and Walmart in Canton off of Ford Rd. and the Target in Westland and the TRU down the street and nothing.

But a good sign is that the TRU in westland looks like they are reorginizing their shelves wich is usually a good sign that some stock will be put out that night. Hopefully I'll be able to find any of the new Minicons, Either of the two new Classics Deluxes, either of the two new Titaniums or a Soundwave reissue.

Wish me luck...I'll be up there first thing in the morn or possibly, just in case, stopping by later this afternoon.

Still need me a Prime Tech-deck dude.

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