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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:17 pm

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T-Macksimus wrote:WOW! I'm floored that this is actually in my state. Normally I'd have to wait longer to see something like this roll in here. It's down in Olympia though and I'll be damned if I'm going to drive my 6 cylinder beast 80 miles one-way just to gamble on the figures being in stock by the time I get down there. There's close to 2 dozen Targets between here and Olympia and more if I want to start heading north towards the border so I'll try my luck closer to home. Those are darn nice looking figures and two that are on my "Must Have" list so I'm thinking tomorrow might be a good day to toss the kids in the car and do some local scouting around.


Call first. Give them the DPCI to see if they even have any Voyager Class figures in stock. If they do, have them direct you to toys. Once connected, have the person look for Blitzwing and Springer. If they say they have them, tell them you're on your way from wherever, and it's going to take awhile. They will hold it at the customer service desk for you. I've done this countless times.


Is it possible that they can do that for at least 24 hours? I'm about to call my local Target and ask if they have them in stock, but I can't stop by today, but I can probably stop by tomorrow.


All I can say is ask. I know they'll do it for a couple of hours, but I don't know if they'll do it overnight. EDIT: Call closer to closing time and see if they have it. Tell them you won't be able to make it in until tomorrow and see if they can hold it until tomorrow afternoon. They might just say yes. (I mean, since it's going to the CSD overnight when the store isn't open, I can't imagine it's that much trouble for them.)

If that doesn't work, call about 10:00 AM. They open at 8:00 but new stuff isn't stocked until about 10 or so.


Thanks, Autobot. I'll call within an hour and ask if they can do an overnight holding for me.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Megaprimatron » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:40 pm

I just picked up the last Springer at the Target in Union City, California Bay Area this morning. There were 2 Blitzwings left.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:07 am

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I got these guys courtesy of Kapow, and I'm pretty happy with them. Blitzwing is huuuge when compared with the Astrotrain/Octane though. I hope to take some pictures tomorrow!
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Cyber Bishop » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 am

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Cyber Bishop wrote:Anyone have the DCPI number for these guys??

I hit two Targets and a Wal Mart this morn with no luck... I am chomping at the bit to nab a Springer...


It's the same number for all the Generations voyagers. Individual figures don't get unique numbers.



I did not have the number for the first ones..
I do now though.

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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Uncommon » Wed May 01, 2013 11:53 am

I picked up Springer & Blitzwing at my local Target in Boulder, CO yesterday. As soon as I grabbed them off the shelf I got out my phone and canceled my BBTS preorder.

Problem: After close examination I have concluded that my Blitzwing only has one face. Anyone else seen this?

Overall impressions:
Springer: Awesome design. The G1 sword always bugged me with its square cross-section. This sword on the other hand is really cool. Some of the pegs don't hold together really well in the vehicle modes, but overall it's great.
Blitzwing: Pretty good overall. The three faces were what pushed me over the edge and convinced me to buy, so I'm disappointed that wasn't there. The instructions are unclear and inconsistent. In particular, there's the issue of how the arms go in plane mode. Initially, it shows them curving down like in the photos, but the pegs don't fit. In later steps they're shown curving towards each other like in the tank mode.

With Masterpiece Thundercracker, the face-changing thing was also missing, but that was understandable because they made the head bigger to match the cartoon proportions, so the face-changing mechanism was replaced by a head-squishing mechanism so it could still be stowed in jet mode. I just wish someone had thought to update the instructions.

I don't know what happened with Blitzwing, though. The box and instructions advertise 3 faces, but they're not there.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Wed May 01, 2013 11:57 am

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Uncommon wrote:I picked up Springer & Blitzwing at my local Target in Boulder, CO yesterday. As soon as I grabbed them off the shelf I got out my phone and canceled my BBTS preorder.

Problem: After close examination I have concluded that my Blitzwing only has one face. Anyone else seen this?

Overall impressions:
Springer: Awesome design. The G1 sword always bugged me with its square cross-section. This sword on the other hand is really cool. Some of the pegs don't hold together really well in the vehicle modes, but overall it's great.
Blitzwing: Pretty good overall. The three faces were what pushed me over the edge and convinced me to buy, so I'm disappointed that wasn't there. The instructions are unclear and inconsistent. In particular, there's the issue of how the arms go in plane mode. Initially, it shows them curving down like in the photos, but the pegs don't fit. In later steps they're shown curving towards each other like in the tank mode.

With Masterpiece Thundercracker, the face-changing thing was also missing, but that was understandable because they made the head bigger to match the cartoon proportions, so the face-changing mechanism was replaced by a head-squishing mechanism so it could still be stowed in jet mode. I just wish someone had thought to update the instructions.

I don't know what happened with Blitzwing, though. The box and instructions advertise 3 faces, but they're not there.


Have you tried flipping the faces up instead of the sides?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Uncommon » Wed May 01, 2013 12:03 pm

Mindmaster wrote:Have you tried flipping the faces up instead of the sides?


Well yeah. I saw a video review that showed how it's done (the instructions are kind of vague). I even discovered that I can open the side panel on the head a little bit, and what I saw convinced me it was a non-changing face.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mirage22 » Wed May 01, 2013 2:16 pm

I found both figures at my local Target this morning! Springer is flawless and Blitzwing, at least to me, is not as bad as everyone says. The superglue trick worked somewhat ok and if you can ignore the shoulder issue, he's really solid. I love his two alt modes two. While his tank mode does not beat Animated's sweet look, the jet mode is really cool :)
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed May 01, 2013 4:07 pm

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Those of you finding them, care to hook a brother up?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Autobot032 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:03 pm

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Mirage22 wrote:I found both figures at my local Target this morning! Springer is flawless and Blitzwing, at least to me, is not as bad as everyone says. The superglue trick worked somewhat ok and if you can ignore the shoulder issue, he's really solid. I love his two alt modes two. While his tank mode does not beat Animated's sweet look, the jet mode is really cool :)


Superglue trick?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mirage22 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:27 am

Autobot032 wrote:
Mirage22 wrote:I found both figures at my local Target this morning! Springer is flawless and Blitzwing, at least to me, is not as bad as everyone says. The superglue trick worked somewhat ok and if you can ignore the shoulder issue, he's really solid. I love his two alt modes two. While his tank mode does not beat Animated's sweet look, the jet mode is really cool :)


Superglue trick?


Yeah. I put a little superglue around the shoulder tabs and it created a little more friction when slotted in to those small slots. It made the shoulders stay in a tad bit better. It's not perfect, but it's something quick that can help if the glue dries right.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu May 02, 2013 8:28 am

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Mirage22 wrote:I found both figures at my local Target this morning! Springer is flawless and Blitzwing, at least to me, is not as bad as everyone says. The superglue trick worked somewhat ok and if you can ignore the shoulder issue, he's really solid. I love his two alt modes two. While his tank mode does not beat Animated's sweet look, the jet mode is really cool :)


Superglue trick?


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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Autobot032 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:27 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
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Mirage22 wrote:I found both figures at my local Target this morning! Springer is flawless and Blitzwing, at least to me, is not as bad as everyone says. The superglue trick worked somewhat ok and if you can ignore the shoulder issue, he's really solid. I love his two alt modes two. While his tank mode does not beat Animated's sweet look, the jet mode is really cool :)


Superglue trick?


The more dangerous variant of the Clear Nail Polish routine.


Ah. I see.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby SentinelA » Fri May 03, 2013 9:39 am

No luck in Aug, GA :sad:
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri May 03, 2013 10:24 am

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I checked the DCPI # this morning @ Target and they did a check, no stores in the southern La region have them in stock.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:12 pm

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BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mkall » Fri May 03, 2013 4:14 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

As much as I want them, I'm still waiting for Sixshot to drop before I ship.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby PhunkJunkion » Sat May 04, 2013 1:57 pm

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Between these two and Metroplex, Hasbro's hand has found its way back into my wallet.... and heart.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby ChrisRiss » Sun May 05, 2013 8:21 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:08 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.


I got the notice Thursday.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun May 05, 2013 9:15 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.


I got the notice Thursday.


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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby RoundWave » Mon May 06, 2013 10:18 am

I picked up Springer yesterday at Target. I passed on Blitzwing though. I'm picky, and I just don't like his thigh to shin ratio. The long shins hurt the aesthetics in my opinion.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby ChrisRiss » Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:
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chuckdawg1999 wrote:BBTS got them in and I just shipped my loot. Hopefully mine will be good.

Since when did they get them in? It still says preorder on their site, and I haven't gotten anything about shipping from them yet.


I got the notice Thursday.


They probably just got in a partial shipment

Well that stinks. Any idea when they might get these guys in?
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Uncommon » Tue May 07, 2013 2:36 pm

I figured out what was wrong with my Blitzwing. The three faces are in fact there. What's missing is the pin that acts as the axel for them to rotate. It also helps hold the head together.

I returned it to Target today. They didn't have another one to do an exchange, but given the famous shoulder issues Blitzwing has, I wasn't that sad. Plus I still have my Springer, which again is awesome.
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Re: Transformers Generations Springer and Blitzwing sighted at retail

Postby Mindmaster » Tue May 07, 2013 2:41 pm

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Uncommon wrote:I figured out what was wrong with my Blitzwing. The three faces are in fact there. What's missing is the pin that acts as the axel for them to rotate. It also helps hold the head together.

I returned it to Target today. They didn't have another one to do an exchange, but given the famous shoulder issues Blitzwing has, I wasn't that sad. Plus I still have my Springer, which again is awesome.


The face-changing gimmick is kinda uneccessary and obnoxious anyway.

Going to Target myself today to see if any of these are in stock, but my main objective is to pick up Eject and Ramhorn if they're still there from when I picked up Rewind and Sundor yesterday.
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