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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:04 pm

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Wow! It's been a loooooooong time since I've had back to back posts.

No go on Arcee in Janesville today, called them right after 11.
Did another round of calls and expanded my radius. When I called Green Bay they told me they had her. I asked if they could hold it and I was asked if I wanted 1 or both. I took both (reselling the second one at cost to another Madisonite). Drove up there. The guy I spoked to apologized and told me they actually had 4. I said that was alright as I don't want to appear greedy. I checked the store, 1 of the other two was still there right out on the front of the peg, didn't see the other one. Good selection of various animated figures, plenty of the ROTF multi-packs. A bunch of Classic ultras as well.

The Green Bay Toys R Us is HUGE! The Madison one would fit inside with it's parking lot. The Green Bay store also has the friendliest staff I've encountered in any Toys R Us as well.

BTW, I know, I'm probably nuts for driving all the way there from Madison just for a pair of Arcees but I've also applied for several jobs in the Green Bay area and haven't been up there in 15 years and never coming from Madison, so now I have an idea how long the drive would be and how much time to give myself if I should get an interview up there.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Fender Bender » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:55 pm

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Nothing new in Marshfield. I still managed to spend money though. Got about half of the Encores for half their price at BBTS from a friend. Couldn't pass that up. :D
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:00 pm

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I myself make the drive up to the Green Bay TRU about once a month, but it only takes me about half an hour. I agree that its one of the nicer TRUs in the state.

If anyone is still looking for a MP Skywarp, Wal Mart in Oshkosh has one left in their clearence section, although it wasn't priced.

I still can't find mysel a Skystalker, I've seen every ever figure from the wave except for him.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:50 pm

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Does anyone in the state know of a store that has a decent suppply of Skytalkers?
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:08 pm

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Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself here, but here it goes again. The Wal Mart in Fon Du Lac has two MP Skywarps in their clearence section for $29 a pop.

Other than that, there isn't really anything new in NE WI.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:51 pm

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Not new figures, but a new price. The movie scout 2 packs Beachcomber/Deadlift and Slap Dash/Trenchmouth are down to $12 at the Monona Wal-mart.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:08 am

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I finally found that little bastard Skystalker. The Target on the east side of Appleton has all of the new scouts.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:07 am

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Colinus Maximus wrote:Not new figures, but a new price. The movie scout 2 packs Beachcomber/Deadlift and Slap Dash/Trenchmouth are down to $12 at the Monona Wal-mart.

Those 2 packs are now down to $9. Wish I'd waited a week, still about a dozen left of each.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:37 pm

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Movie deluxes at Monona Wal-mart are down to 7.59. They've got several Brawns, Lockdowns, Deluxe Ratchets, I even saw a couple of the Sideswipe "repaints".
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:55 pm

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Madison Toys R Us ACTUALLY has 3 Cybertron Ratchets in stock as of 8:45 p.m. on 6/18/2010. No Arcees though, and still the same 5 Oil Slicks.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:01 pm

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As of last night {6/18}, the Appleton TRU had six Arcees on the shelf, quite possibly the most I've ever seen at one time.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:34 pm

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Madison Toys R Us has the Power Core Combiners and the first wave of Hunt The Decepticons. They're also doing the buy one get one half off.

Saw all the first wave of Power Core Combiners and amongst Hunt For The Decpticons I saw Jetblade, Payload, Night Ops Ratchet, Sea Attack Ravage, Battle Blade Bumblebee, and Deluxe Ironhide. Excapt for the Night Ops Ratchet and Payload there were good quantities of all.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Weekend Warrior » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:59 am

Great site. From Sun Prairie here so I visit the new Target regularly. I was there last night and they were having a pretty good sale... about 10%-20% off.

Pretty new collector myself... mainly interested in the older G1 or masterpiece transformers.

I was pretty lucky to get the nice 20th anniversary edition Optimus at Toys R Us a couple years back.

I'm currently looking for the SDCC Soundwave and Masterpiece Starscream... any better ideas than EBAY?

I am also hoping to get a masterpiece Grimlock... but doesn't sound like Toys R Us on the westside of Madison will have them yet?

Any info on the items mentioned above would be most helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:27 pm

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Madison Toys R Us has 4 Arcees, some Seasprays, and Leader Class Starscreams. Also saw the new legends class, still have a full compliment of Power Core Combiners, and HFTD. Also spotted the new Star Wars Transformers including Yoda. No Generations.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:57 pm

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Double post more than a month apart? Come on Wisconsin, show this site what we're made of!

Monona Wal-mart: PCC Mudslinger, Double Clutch, Bombshock, and Skyburst - 1 each and a bunch of Huffers, Smoulders, and Searchlights. Also generations, HFTD scouts and legends. Also still some Marvel cross overs in addition to the Iron Man 2 and Star Wars cross overs.

Fitchburg Target: HA Jazz and Bumblebee, several of each. Leader Starscream and Battle Ops Bumblebee. The 2-pack exclusives. A bunch of Drifts, 1 Thrust, and few Cybertron Bumblebees and Primes.

Madison Toys R Us: Went looking for Animated Rodimus and Ironhide, no luck there but found 2 Masterpiece Grimlocks (bought 1).
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:18 pm

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Madison Toys R Us - 6 MP Grimlocks, 1 Animated Ironhide after I picked one up, and 2 Animated Rodimus Minors after I and another fan both picked one up. Also an Animated Arcee on the pegs.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Methusalen » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:35 pm

Motto: ""Not good enough for G1!""
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Meet-Up will be at the Milwaukee OCB on Saturday, August 28th, at 10:30am.
The address for the OCB in Milwaukee (Browndeer- Northridge) is 6538 WEST BROWN DEER ROAD, BROWN DEER, WI.

Come hang out with your fellow Cheddarheaded Transfans! Talk about all the important things in life, your favorite Transformer, show off that recent grail you picked up, arrange a swap with other Transfans who'll be attending, and come eat!!!!

There are a few stores in the area to stop and look at prior to the show. We can look at the same places after the show, too :-)

Come, pay 5 bucks for breakfast, then stay for the lunch.

In addition to the raffle items we'll have.... there will be something special given to each person who attends. I can't say specifically what it is, or why it's important. But it's important :-)

That is all. Sound off, people!!

RSVPs appreciated, either in this thread, at the Dairycon Facebook Event Page, or at the Dairyland Transfans Yahoo Group page (membership required).
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Methusalen » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:49 pm

Motto: ""Not good enough for G1!""
Bumping the thread, as the Meet-Up is going to be TOMORROW, Saturday Sept 28th!
Raffle, free 'Attendee' item, grab some grub, hang out with other DTFers, some attendees are even discussing what figures they'll be bringing for sale/swap!

See you there!
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Methusalen » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Motto: ""Not good enough for G1!""
Greetings, Moo Believers!


Received the following missive from Fred regarding the recent DTF Meet-Up:
"Hi all- Just wanted to take the time to say 'Thank You!' to all who attended. I had a great time, and I hope you did too. Special thanks to all our Raffle winners :-) There were some wonderful prizes. Pictures with witty commentary in the next few days."


Are you like me, filled with despair that you were unable to attend this fancy Dairyland gala? Well, you should be. For shame! We missed out on some good food, good friends, and GREAT toys!

But all is not lost, however! Because *THIS JUST IN!* Due to the success of this initial luncheon, it has been reported that there *WILL* be another DTF Get-Together! Watch this mailer for details on the upcoming meet-up, as details will be finalized in the coming weeks!

Excelsior!

PS: Pictures of the event! Want to see what we missed? Those of you who attended want to reminisce about how joyful an experience the event was? Check out the link to some pictures from the show!


http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh12/dairylandtransfans/dtf2010meal/
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Colinus Maximus » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:16 pm

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Good food, good fun, by all who were there. I still have most of the stuff left I was trying to sell (bunch of RID, some BotCon/OTFCC exclusives, a little Beast Wars/Machines, even a couple of Armada mini-con sets) so hit me up.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Methusalen » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:02 pm

Motto: ""Not good enough for G1!""
Long story short?

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Madison Old Country Buffet (1745 Parkside Drive, Madison, WI)
10:30am (to take advantage of the OCB's breakfast pricing).


Come join us, eat some grub, hang out with other Transfans, bring figures to sell, browse others' figures for sale, and kick back and relax!
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:07 pm

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If any Wisconsinites are having problems finding RTS wave 1, check your local Kohls stores. The north Appleton location has a full sized endcap of them on sale for $9.99

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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Grahf » Mon May 23, 2011 6:24 pm

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If anyone here is looking for a DotM Shockwave, check your local Shopko stores. The one I just stopped at had six, yes six, Shockwaves. Granted they're $29.99 a pop but when you figure in gas prices for running around town to town looking for him its kind of worth the higher price.

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Does anyone even check these posts or should I just give up?
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Fender Bender » Mon May 30, 2011 9:48 pm

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Every once in a while. Truth be told, the majority of us Cheeseheads use the TFW sightings thread and the email list.
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Re: Wisconsin Transformers sightings

Postby Decectiscourge45 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:39 am

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Not all of us Cheeseheads use the TFW thread. :D

Anyway, at a ToysRus down here in Milwaukee yesterday I found Kre-o Bumblebee, Megatron, Prowl, Ratchet, Jazz and Mirage. only got Bumblebee and Mirage though. ;)
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