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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:43 pm

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I should've posted this earlier today, but I had issues logging in, thus preventing me from posting anything. But it seems everything is under control now. Anyway...

Walked into the Toys "R" Us in my town of Wilmington today, and was greeted with several pleasant surprises; lots of Masterpiece Soundwave, Acid Storm, my first sighting of Generations Sandstorm (two of him, even), and an exceptionally rare find, Prime Skyquake. Other than that, they still had those God-awful oversized Optimus Prime and Bumblebee PVCs, Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus, Optimus Prime, and Jazz, oddly a full stock of several Prime Deluxes that definitely shouldn't have been there, y'know, with Beast Hunters whoring the shelf space.

Despite Metroplex starting to show up in retail, he wasn't there. That was mainly the reason I went in there, to check and see if he showed up yet. Also, to my disappointment, there was no sign of the first wave of the Generations: Thrilling 30 Deluxes, as usual. :-(
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:39 am

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Got a BH Knockout at TTC Target yesterday. Left one each of Beast Hunters Arcee and Vertebreak. Also left a single packed legions Blight (!), no sign of the other two however.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:50 pm

ScottyP wrote:Got a BH Knockout at TTC Target yesterday. Left one each of Beast Hunters Arcee and Vertebreak. Also left a single packed legions Blight (!), no sign of the other two however.


I found a second Blight at that Target last Tuesday along with Windrazor and Air Vehicon. No sign of Rippersnapper at all. This morning, I found a another Blight and Windrazor at the Target in Wake Forest, but still no sign of Rippersnapper. And all the other Targets in the general area either have only Prime legions or Prime BH Legions wave 2.

Also found IDW Orion Pax, Megatron, and Bumblebee at the Brier Creek Target on Friday. They were already sold out of Trailcutter, and so far none of the other Targets in the area have stocked them from what I can tell. I mean, I didn't see any Bumblebees or Orion Pax warming the pegs, just FOC Optimus Prime, Jazz, Shockwave, and random Ruination units, but mostly FOC OP.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:05 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Ah, if there's Air Vehicons showing up, then there is no Rippersnapper. Don't think he's back until a revision case.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:26 pm

Figures the last Target I planned on checking is where I hit paydirt. After going back to recheck Brier Creek Target, then Hwy 70s, North Hills, Cary, Garner (at the 70 split), and Garner (beside I-40) Targets, in that order, I finally found more Generation IDW deluxes at the Target in Knightdale. They had two Megatrons and Bumblebees, and one Orion Pax and Trailcutter. Suffice to say, I bought the Trailcutter. According to the scanner, they still had some in the back storeroom, so they may still have another Trailcutter.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby theenigma916 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:29 pm

spotted the new deluxe and legend at Wilmington target. no metropolex plenty of acid storms at tru. also springer spotted at tru.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:23 pm

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I saw a couple of the platinum Ultra Magnus at the Concord TRU today. It looked pretty cool, but at $60 hell no.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby FortMacs » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:54 pm

Weapon: Gatling Cannon
its in SC but the target on 521 just on the other side of the nc sc border has a generations grimlock and a blaster.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:58 am

Found and bought Hoist and Thundercracker at the Poyner Place Target. Was still one of each when I left.

Poyner Place TRU had the Platinum Edition Grimlock vs Bruticus set. Didn't buy it as I am quite happy with the individual releases and couldn't afford to spare $100 for it.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:40 am

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^ D'oh, I'm still in San Diego the rest of the day :( Hopefully Hoist and TC will still be there tomorrow, but I won't count on it.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:04 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
The Wal*Mart on Sigmund Road, Wilmington had a very nice selection. I was initially looking for the first wave of the IDW Deluxes. I was surprised to see my first IDW Deluxes in person, but not the ones I expected: they had Generations: Thrilling 30 Hoist, Thundercracker (very surprised about these two. Will be writing up a news post about this after posting this sighting), and Bumblebee! As for Beast Hunters, they still had those God-awful Deluxes. However, they did have four of the five Terrorcon Predacons: Hun Gurr, Twinstrike, Windrazor, and Blight. No Rippersnapper, sadly. :-(
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby FortMacs » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:58 pm

Weapon: Gatling Cannon
walmart on sardis rd had generations soundwave, blaster, soundblaster, and grimlock.

target in Matthews had 2 idw thundercrackers and 1 idw hoist.

tru in Pineville had 2 platinum ultra magnus and 1 platinum grimlock vs dinobots.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:34 pm

Bought Metroplex at the Poyner Place TRU in Raleigh, NC. They also had 2 Grimlock vs Bruticus sets and 2 Platinum Ultra Magnuses.

Went to several Targets trying to find Rippersnapper, still no sign of any store stocking or restocking BH legions, even with all of them having set up their BH PR endcaps. Really, most of the endcaps I saw looked like all they did was take stock from the main TF area and just moved it over to the endcap, leaving pegs sitting partially filled or empty in both locations. It really made for a sad and disappointing endcap that screams "We don't really care and we don't think you do either."

The Apex Target had the Bombshock and Shockwave two-pack and Cyrofire Predaking. Poyner Place Target in Raleigh NC had Cyrofire Predaking
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:11 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Stopped by the Toys "R" Us in Wilmington to see if Metroplex was in-stock. Sadly, he was not. :-(

Buuuuut, they did have a couple more pleasant surprises there: Platinum Edition Grimlock versus Bruticus [!] and Ultra Magnus. They also had Construct-Bots Optimus Prime versus Megatron and Soundwave (didn't check to see what others they had). They still have Generations: Fall of Cybertron Frenzy & Ratbat, Eject & Ramhorn, Rewind & Sundor, and Ultra Magnus. Prime Vehicon, Kup, Rumble, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and Knock Out were there too. One Masterpiece Soundwave and several Acid Storms were there too.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 pm

Stopped by the Raleigh TRU. They had two more Metroplexs sitting on the floor.

The New Hope Church Rd Wal-mart finally restocked with the newest Cyberverse legions. Still no Rippersnapper, but I did pick up two more Air Vehicons.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:13 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
Lynn Rd. Target in Raleigh - not much to speak of, but there is a Sharkticon Megatron if anyone still needs one.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:46 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Made it by North Hills Target on saturday night. They plenty of PR Wave 1, even Sky Lynx who I haven't seen much. Also had some individual Blight/Windrazor legions.

This may be a slight spoiler, but if you want Darksteel and Sky Lynx, I highly recommend grabbing them -before- the PR DVD hits.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:21 pm

Found new Construct-bots Elites at the Wal-marts in Brier Creek and Poyner Place in Raleigh, NC. Hound, Megatron, and Optimus Prime are available. Picked up Hound, will pick up the others in the two pack version eventually, since that set has more weapons available and some better color schemes compared to the individual releases according to the package backs.

K-Mart on Six Forks Rd in Raleigh, NC had more of the newest cyberverse legions, 2x of Blight, Windrazor and Air Vehicon.

TRU in Poyner Place has more Titan Metroplex on the shelves.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:54 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
Went by North Hills Target a couple hours ago. Everything is on sale. Had 1 Hoist and 2 Thundercrackers left, and plenty of Wave 1 Constructbots, Predacons Rising, and BH Deluxe Wave 4.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:45 am

More new Construct-bots sighted, this time Scouts Bumblebee and Thundercracker at the Poyner Place Wal-Mart in North Raleigh for $9.96 each. Picked up Thundercracker and a Starscream with an imprinted number that matched Thundercracker's and was different and in a different place from the original wave one Starscreams. The new number is 32071 and it is imprinted on the back of the box next to the little hasbro logo instead of being on the bottom of the box next to the UPC.

Before anyone scrambles for a Starcream without a half-painted head, a couple of things to note: 1st, there is only one each of SS and Ironhide in a case with three TC and BB.

Secondly, and most importantly, the heads have been swapped. The Starscream comes with a fully painted head, but going by boxart, it's actually Thundercracker's with a big smirk and blue eyes (as opposed to boxart and instructions from TC's box showing red). Reversely, Thundercracker comes with a fully painted head too, but it's Starscream's with his angry grimace and red eyes. I have no idea which one is really correct since I never bought the original SS's release after hearing about Sir Half-a-Paint-job.

Also, the Raleigh TRU had one each of the first six Kreo Custom figures: OP, Megatron, BB, Soundwave, Starscream, and Ironhide.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
^Just came in here to post about the Constructbots/Kreon sightings, good info about that starscream, will have to check one out.

Also the Target in the same area has the Bombshock/Shockwave Cyberverse commander two packs.

Edit: probably worth noting I cleared out the last set of Custom Kreons from that TRU and there are now none left.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:41 am

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Found and bought the Target exclusive Predacon Rising Construct-bot Predaking at the Knightdale Target for $24.99 + tax. Two more were left.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:29 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
Knightdale, eh? Guess I know where I'm going :D $3 off coupon, ahoy!
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Goggle Convoy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:06 pm

Bought BH Night Shadow Bumblebee and Prowl at the Raleigh TRU this morning.
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Re: North Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby ScottyP » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:13 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
Triangle Town Target and TRU - nothing partiularly "new"; TRU well stocked with the Generations comic pack deluxes, platinum series stuff, and still has some MP Acid Storms.
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