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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby dryxler » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:29 pm

to dinobot 4 ever from dryxler in spartanburg:
if you can't find them in ths stores, you can always check bigbadtoystore.com, i have bought tons of TFs from them i can't find locally. Inferno seemed to have a very limited run. starting to realize shelf time is dwindling, i'm ready to write to hasbro. it shouldn't have to feel like mining for treasure to hunt new TFs. anyways, most of the ROTF figures are out and plenty. just saw wave 3 of deluxe figures in target.
i also had alot of trouble locating the universe figures you mentioned. since i work at target i was able to p/u hound and inferno when they came in, found the three legends at toys'r'us. haven't seen them in awhile, so online may be your only bet. BBTS has prices slightly above retail and p/h is decent, so if you really want them i suggest trying them.
did you get cyclonus? i really like him. cheetor not so much. Inferno was also very nice, and the legends too. if BBTS is out of stock, ebay then. they are all nice figures and worth adding to your universe collection, especially since they are new molds.
gotta go, have a friend harassing me about collecting TFs. >:(
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Dinobot4ever » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:53 am

I've dealt w/ BBTS several times before. I usually keep them in reserve for when all the "mining for treasure" gets to me. (more :BANG_HEAD:) e-Bay is feast or famine. My experiences have been mostly good but the couple of bad ones tend to turn you off.

Something that occured to me over the weekend is to visit the local Fred's that opened up a year or two ago. I could have sworn I saw some TFs the last time I was there. The odd-ball places sometimes are where you strike it rich.

Yes I did get Cyclonus ... at the local Walmart when visiting my wife's parents in Orangeburg for a couple of days. Have never seen him before or after around here. Didn't get Cheetor because I have the original. With these Universe/Classics I'm only getting the ones that I don't have the original version, unless it is really neat or is a favorite character of mine. And yes, I did get the Universe Dinobot :grin:
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby dryxler » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:25 pm

found wave 3 scouts and deluxe at spartanburg wal-mart.
dune runner
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scalpel (not many of him)

cannon bumblebee
mudflap
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Cliff Jumper » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:34 am

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The Walmart in Boiling Springs and Westgate have all the wave 3 deluxes, voyagers, and scouts. All very cool. I picked up a Mudflap, Scalpel, and Cannon BB.
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby zark225 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:40 pm

Wal-mart in Newberry has skids, chromia, deep desert Brawl, Wheelie, and all of the wave 1 voyagers. Hope to see Mixmaster, Voyager Megatron, and Mudflap on next visit this week
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Random » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:10 am

Walmart in Laurens has ONE Jetfire.
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby dryxler » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:49 pm

saw devastator set at target in greenville, left him. i'm disappointed with the detail.
finally found jetfire at the greenville wal-mart, grabbed him, only one. very nice.
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Random » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:41 pm

Wal Mart in Simpsonville has about 5 Skids/Mudflap Ice Cream Trucks. Unfortunately, I have seen one Jetfire and have not seen another one since.
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby nanten » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:39 pm

Found Devastator in an Aiken Wal-mart on the Aiken/Augusta highway if anyone is looking. Also found Aerialbots in Target.
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Dinobot4ever » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:26 am

[quote="Dinobot4ever"]Hello.


I'm in the Columbia area, just outside of Irmo to be exact. I have been looking for several Universe line figs and have just about given up. They are Voyager Inferno (the Holy Grail it seems), Deluxe Hound, and the trio of Warpath, Cosmos, and Wheelie. Any suggestions that don't involve breaking the bank, I'm forever thankful ...



Folks, I am reporting the Holy Grail does exist. Last night I went to the Harbison TRU and noticed a lot of extra stuff sitting up on top of the shelves and in carts all over the store. I was visiting to see what I could find in the Universe line since the Voyagers and Ultras were on sale. In the covered overstock bin directly above the Transformers area, I could spot what I thought was the top of Inferno's head on a box. I was a bit giddy of the prospect and immediately sought out a store employee to pull it down. To my surprise there were TWO and the Universe repaint of Vector Prime! I about fell over. Rather than do the greedy reseller tactic and buy the second Inferno (on sale nonetheless), I left it hopefully for a fellow collector to experience the surprise and joy as I did. :D
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby THE_LEADER » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:03 am

Dinobot4ever wrote:
Dinobot4ever wrote:Hello.


I'm in the Columbia area, just outside of Irmo to be exact. I have been looking for several Universe line figs and have just about given up. They are Voyager Inferno (the Holy Grail it seems), Deluxe Hound, and the trio of Warpath, Cosmos, and Wheelie. Any suggestions that don't involve breaking the bank, I'm forever thankful ...


Folks, I am reporting the Holy Grail does exist. Last night I went to the Harbison TRU and noticed a lot of extra stuff sitting up on top of the shelves and in carts all over the store. I was visiting to see what I could find in the Universe line since the Voyagers and Ultras were on sale. In the covered overstock bin directly above the Transformers area, I could spot what I thought was the top of Inferno's head on a box. I was a bit giddy of the prospect and immediately sought out a store employee to pull it down. To my surprise there were TWO and the Universe repaint of Vector Prime! I about fell over. Rather than do the greedy reseller tactic and buy the second Inferno (on sale nonetheless), I left it hopefully for a fellow collector to experience the surprise and joy as I did. :D


so inferno is rare in your area. is that right ?? its the opposite here in the philippines, Its TFU ratchet,smokescreen thats difficult to find here the rest specially the voyager classes except nemesis prime are pegwarmers..
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Re: South Carolina Sightings Thread

Postby Dinobot4ever » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:38 pm

Yes, both Inferno and Vector Prime are rare. Check out the Sightings area to see just how rare they are here in the States.

As many have complained about on this site, even distribution is the issue. An overstock of one figure results in a drought in another. Not to say they were common, but if I remember correctly, I saw both Ratchet and Smokescreen in at least two different stores on different occassions. Come to think of it, Ironhide was the only deluxe Universe figure I had trouble finding.

Chalk it up to both the thrill and frustration of the hunt.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:31 pm

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I visited my Grandparents in Walterboro, SC last week. The Walmart near there had HFTD Highbrow, The Fallen, Terradive and Tomahawk in stock as of last Thursday afternoon.

My Grandpa is not doing well. I flew down there to see him one last time after the doctors said he wasn't going to make it. He's now at home. My Grandma is taking care of him as well as Hospice care making his final days/weeks comfortable.

If any of you live around there, they were very active in the local Farmer's Market. They had a booth every week where they sold woodcrafts that they made. My Grandpa did the woodwork and my Grandma painted the woodwork.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:36 pm

The target in N Charleston had a BUNCH of RTS stuff Jazz, Tracks, etc.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:28 pm

Grabbed Wreck-Gar (last one) and Perceptor (one left). Also there were two bumblebees and a g2 Prime. At the Summerville Target.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:28 am

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warwik311 wrote:Grabbed Wreck-Gar (last one) and Perceptor (one left). Also there were two bumblebees and a g2 Prime. At the Summerville Target.



Myrtle beach has only ONE target with next atleast an hour away. Has any of the new RTS/Gen stuff been spotted anywhere on the Grand Strand?
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:30 am

GetRightRobot wrote:
warwik311 wrote:Grabbed Wreck-Gar (last one) and Perceptor (one left). Also there were two bumblebees and a g2 Prime. At the Summerville Target.



Myrtle beach has only ONE target with next atleast an hour away. Has any of the new RTS/Gen stuff been spotted anywhere on the Grand Strand?

I dunno. I'm in the Charleston area.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:35 am

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warwik311 wrote:
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warwik311 wrote:Grabbed Wreck-Gar (last one) and Perceptor (one left). Also there were two bumblebees and a g2 Prime. At the Summerville Target.



Myrtle beach has only ONE target with next atleast an hour away. Has any of the new RTS/Gen stuff been spotted anywhere on the Grand Strand?

I dunno. I'm in the Charleston area.



Gotcha. Have you seen or heard of Wal-mart or any store other than target getting these figures yet? The 5 closest Wallyworlds have just finished a major recent of the toy department and have NOTHING.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:38 am

Wal-marts around here still have WFC Primes and bumblebees on the pegs :roll:
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:08 am

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warwik311 wrote:Wal-marts around here still have WFC Primes and bumblebees on the pegs :roll:



I hear you. I can go less than 5 miles and find EVERY single Generations and RTS wave 1 figures. But no RTS wave 2 or Gen. Scourge or Kup. This sucks. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:34 pm

N charleston Toysrus is finally stocking RTS stuff, they put out waves one and two
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:35 pm

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warwik311 wrote:N charleston Toysrus is finally stocking RTS stuff, they put out waves one and two


Nice. Thanks for the heads up. And to any SC coastal area collectors. I can find you just about any new figure other than Kup and Scourge. If you need some help picking up a Gen. or RTS figure, PM me. I would like to start a non profit effort to keep SC collectors up to speed. :BOT:
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby warwik311 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:37 am

I've thought about just buying up a whole bunch of the stuff that everyone is looking for and just starting a thread where all you have to pay is the price of the toy and cost of shipping. Especially since other parts of the country seem to be having a tough time with new TF distribution.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:19 pm

Motto: "Surf in the Summer, Collect in the Winter."
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warwik311 wrote:I've thought about just buying up a whole bunch of the stuff that everyone is looking for and just starting a thread where all you have to pay is the price of the toy and cost of shipping. Especially since other parts of the country seem to be having a tough time with new TF distribution.



Thats cool. I wish I could help the entire country, but for now I just want SC collectors to know that if they need help catching a guy or two, I'm willing to purchase, package and ship with a receipt so that we all can get whats out there. But yes pretty much what your saying only local.
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Re: South Carolina Transformers sightings

Postby GetRightRobot » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:08 pm

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Just wanted people to know, the preview DOTM Optimus Prime is at the Myrtle Beach TRU. There was atleast 15 left this afternoon. They also have some Animated (including Rodimus if anyone missed him) marked down considerably.
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