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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 12:23AM CDT

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The highly anticipated Human Alliance Leadfoot has been found at retail. Waverider of Full Metal Hero found the Target exclusive Wrecker in a California Target and snapped the images mirrored below. Happy hunting!

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Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275559)
Posted by all_the_primes on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:37am CDT
:ic$: BOUGHT ON SIGHT!
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275563)
Posted by Jasolater on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:46am CDT
Sweet! I would've bought one but somebody already grabbed all three of them. :grin:

HA Roadbuster finally arrived at my local Target, picked him up tonight.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275570)
Posted by MrMunkeepants on August 13th, 2011 @ 1:15am CDT
when are we going to get pics/release date for the deluxe two-pack? that's the one I'm interested in
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275574)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 13th, 2011 @ 1:26am CDT
Why is it that whenever someone makes the first sighting of a figure, they always buy all of them? :roll: It's pretty selfish, IMO, unless they were picking them up for a friend.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275581)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 13th, 2011 @ 1:40am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Why is it that whenever someone makes the first sighting of a figure, they always buy all of them? :roll: It's pretty selfish, IMO, unless they were picking them up for a friend.


This is why...

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FTarget-Exclusive-Le%20...%2019c7fd4879%3C%2Fa%3E
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275585)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on August 13th, 2011 @ 2:00am CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Why is it that whenever someone makes the first sighting of a figure, they always buy all of them? :roll: It's pretty selfish, IMO, unless they were picking them up for a friend.


This is why...

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FTarget-Exclusive-Le%20...%2019c7fd4879%3C%2Fa%3E

That is why I HATE store exclusives. They're a scalper's wet dream.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275586)
Posted by mightwork on August 13th, 2011 @ 2:06am CDT
I'm still waiting for HA Road-buster, can't wait for 'em

By the way the new Darth Vader/Anakin Star destroyer is out at my local toyworld, I don't think he's suppost to be out yet so just reporting while we're on the subject
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275588)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on August 13th, 2011 @ 2:15am CDT
mightwork wrote:I'm still waiting for HA Road-buster, can't wait for 'em

By the way the new Darth Vader/Anakin Star destroyer is out at my local toyworld, I don't think he's suppost to be out yet so just reporting while we're on the subject

I've seen him more lately, so he's getting out there.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275598)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 13th, 2011 @ 2:52am CDT
Really the guy bought 3, how about leaving some for the other collectors out there you selfish bastard. Buy one maybe 2 if theres a good amount then wait for another shipment to get another dont be so fracking greedy, this is one of the reasons why its so hard to find wheeljack, warpath and many other figures right now. That and there just arent enough shipments being sent out and/or ordered. This is also a big reason as to why store exclusives suck, either scalpers grab them all & put em on ebay at retarded prices or all the collectors start fighting over then cause the store only gets a few.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275601)
Posted by Astronopolis on August 13th, 2011 @ 3:07am CDT
how else is he supposed to fund his passion for strange dresser-top decorations? also, why doesn't he want us to know when his target closes!?
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275602)
Posted by dinogeist on August 13th, 2011 @ 3:09am CDT
this figure is on my wish list. so when i see it i'm gonna buy it asap
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275617)
Posted by CC-Kallen on August 13th, 2011 @ 4:24am CDT
If Target doesn't have this out, but has it in the back, what number would I have to give them in order for them to find it in the back? >_<

:CON:
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275619)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 13th, 2011 @ 4:44am CDT
Astronopolis wrote:why doesn't he want us to know when his target closes!?


HAH! I caught that. lol How silly.

"THEY'LL NEVER FIGURE IT OUT NOW! MUAHAHAHAH!"

Um..'til 10 m-s, til 8 on Sundays.

"YOU A FRIGGIN' MAGICIAN OR SUMPIN'?? TELL ME! MAGNETS, HOW DO THEY WORK?"

Drink Drano.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275621)
Posted by Captziltoid on August 13th, 2011 @ 4:55am CDT
yea im wanting him aswell. i picked up roadbuster last night. very impressed with him. for some reason i cant seem to find HA topspin though.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275630)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 13th, 2011 @ 6:06am CDT
Captziltoid wrote:yea im wanting him aswell. i picked up roadbuster last night. very impressed with him. for some reason i cant seem to find HA topspin though.


Human Alliance Topspin doesn't exist. Not yet. He hasn't been mentioned anywhere, so he may not see the light of day.

Human Alliance Roadbuster and Leadfoot are the only HA Wreckers in existence.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275649)
Posted by dragons on August 13th, 2011 @ 7:43am CDT
:lol: all i see around me is wave 1 still will keep look out for him topspin be nice to see if they made ha verison of him
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275654)
Posted by Cusefalloz on August 13th, 2011 @ 7:56am CDT
There is a guy that goes to my toysrus that pulls the same crap! I beat him there the other day and got my hands on ONE masterpiece rodimus. I left three on the shelf but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth cause that scumbag will probably scalp the heck out of em! The way to beat these scalpers is not to buy them off ebay!! I also am still looking for wheeljack. My toysrus claims they havent gotten him in yet..but one can only speculate.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275678)
Posted by sweetlogo on August 13th, 2011 @ 9:19am CDT
Yay! And he bought all 3 of them, thanks scalper, what's your ebay name?
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275681)
Posted by Rated X on August 13th, 2011 @ 9:24am CDT
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275684)
Posted by tommy t on August 13th, 2011 @ 9:27am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Really the guy bought 3, how about leaving some for the other collectors out there you selfish bastard. Buy one maybe 2 if theres a good amount then wait for another shipment to get another dont be so fracking greedy, this is one of the reasons why its so hard to find wheeljack, warpath and many other figures right now. That and there just arent enough shipments being sent out and/or ordered. This is also a big reason as to why store exclusives suck, either scalpers grab them all & put em on ebay at retarded prices or all the collectors start fighting over then cause the store only gets a few.


i just found 2 warpaths at my target yesterday do if any body want him let me know as i can ship it to u all u have to do is pay shipping charges. As for ha leadfoot he seems to be popping up in CA first and i live 30 mins away from the guy who found these so i can do the same with this figure just send me a pm if u want that warpath as i have heard he was hard to get a hold of.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275685)
Posted by starscreamreturns on August 13th, 2011 @ 9:28am CDT
A HA I might buy?
Besides Soundwave i may buy him to?
Or save like $25 and get the Deluxe
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275711)
Posted by michael alex kawa on August 13th, 2011 @ 10:03am CDT
All i can say is i want him =P~ .My sister works at Target and have not even seen him yet ,but even if she does someone will just buy them all before i could even get there . :P I hate that fans can't find him ,but greedy sellers can ,that just "Grind My Gears" . ;)
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275716)
Posted by freakzero1981 on August 13th, 2011 @ 10:12am CDT
seen warpath and wheeljack at my local target here in san antonio tx,dont care for the generations line so i passed em up.like big deal.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275722)
Posted by dinogeist on August 13th, 2011 @ 10:28am CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:All i can say is i want him =P~ .My sister works at Target and have not even seen him yet ,but even if she does someone will just buy them all before i could even get there . :P I hate that fans can't find him ,but greedy sellers can ,that just "Grind My Gears" . ;)


Target usually creates stock piles in the back stock room & releases store exclusives on set nationwide strict release dates.

Target tries really hard to release store exclusives on the same excat day nationwide in america.

MY GUESS: since this guy who has the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoots days/weeks before anyone else. this can only mean he acquired the toys by either tricking a store employee to grab the item from the back stock room against strict release dates. or he's a target employee who searched in the back stock room for these 3 items against the strict toy release dates.

INSTEAD of calling the guy names. why not just do the mature thing & call the target store from the guys receipt. then notify this store that their is a employee or customer that is acquiring stuff against the strict store release dates.

UPDATE: I just took a second look at that receipt. the guy apparently used his credit card to pay for the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoot's. so if he got them illegially against store release dates & is a TARGET STORE EMPLOYEE,if people call the target store number on the top right corner of the receipt they can get this guy fired for abusing his store employee strict rules. It shouldn't be too hard for the store to identify who made this purchase based off the guys credit card info located on the receipt.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275783)
Posted by Waverider01 on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:05pm CDT
To those that are criticizing about me buying 3. There was 12 on the shelves when I got there. I bought 3. One for me and the other two for fellow board members. If I was a scalper, I would have cleared the shelves and deprive others. One thing that people seem to forget that Target exclusives tend to be plentiful at release time.

Why do people always cry scalping when people buy multiples? Jealousy? Or are some of you just trying to be a douchebag? There are people out there that help other fans out without asking nothing in return.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275792)
Posted by El Duque on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:20pm CDT
Waverider01 wrote:To those that are criticizing about me buying 3. There was 12 on the shelves when I got there. I bought 3. One for me and the other two for fellow board members. If I was a scalper, I would have cleared the shelves and deprive others. One thing that people seem to forget that Target exclusives tend to be plentiful at release time.

Why do people always cry scalping when people buy multiples? Jealousy? Or are some of you just trying to be a douchebag? There are people out there that help other fans out without asking nothing in return.


The fandom cries scalper every time a new figure hit retails. Don't worry about those who "cry-scapler", and kudos for helping out your fellow collectors. I live in a very rural part of Oklahoma so I have a friend who lives in OKC pick up an extra when new figures hit. I'm sure anyone who sees him buying multiples thinks he scalper, especially since I'm not the only person he hooks up.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275797)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:29pm CDT
When they find Deluxe Leadfoot at retail then I'll be excited |:|

Otherwise, for people who like HA Leadfoot, that's a good find. ;)
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275805)
Posted by Waverider01 on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:47pm CDT
deathy wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:All i can say is i want him =P~ .My sister works at Target and have not even seen him yet ,but even if she does someone will just buy them all before i could even get there . :P I hate that fans can't find him ,but greedy sellers can ,that just "Grind My Gears" . ;)


Target usually creates stock piles in the back stock room & releases store exclusives on set nationwide strict release dates.

Target tries really hard to release store exclusives on the same excat day nationwide in america.

MY GUESS: since this guy who has the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoots days/weeks before anyone else. this can only mean he acquired the toys by either tricking a store employee to grab the item from the back stock room against strict release dates. or he's a target employee who searched in the back stock room for these 3 items against the strict toy release dates.

INSTEAD of calling the guy names. why not just do the mature thing & call the target store from the guys receipt. then notify this store that their is a employee or customer that is acquiring stuff against the strict store release dates.

UPDATE: I just took a second look at that receipt. the guy apparently used his credit card to pay for the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoot's. so if he got them illegially against store release dates & is a TARGET STORE EMPLOYEE,if people call the target store number on the top right corner of the receipt they can get this guy fired for abusing his store employee strict rules. It shouldn't be too hard for the store to identify who made this purchase based off the guys credit card info located on the receipt.


This is very lol worthy. Once again you have no clue what your posting and only talking out of your ass Deathy/Dethy/Tigermegatron/Ligergalvatron.

El Duque wrote:
Waverider01 wrote:To those that are criticizing about me buying 3. There was 12 on the shelves when I got there. I bought 3. One for me and the other two for fellow board members. If I was a scalper, I would have cleared the shelves and deprive others. One thing that people seem to forget that Target exclusives tend to be plentiful at release time.

Why do people always cry scalping when people buy multiples? Jealousy? Or are some of you just trying to be a douchebag? There are people out there that help other fans out without asking nothing in return.


The fandom cries scalper every time a new figure hit retails. Don't worry about those who "cry-scapler", and kudos for helping out your fellow collectors. I live in a very rural part of Oklahoma so I have a friend who lives in OKC pick up an extra when new figures hit. I'm sure anyone who sees him buying multiples thinks he scalper, especially since I'm not the only person he hooks up.


Thanks and I don't let them bother me. It just amazes me. Like the post that I just responded. If the poster is who I think it is, he's an idiot that got banned from TFW2005 and one of the only guys that posts on ATT.

But, yeah. The other HA Leadfoots are for fan's in the UK where they don't have a Target at all.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275812)
Posted by fabexmax on August 13th, 2011 @ 12:57pm CDT
DAMN! For all of the peeps calling Waverider a scalper you guys are ruining his find. I know him from trades we've done, and NEVER has he charged/ valued anything more than current retail price. He is one of the most honest and fair board members in the fandom.
I agree with El Duque that just jumping out there and calling someone a scalper when new product hits and someone buys multiples isn't fair. Its like a witch hunt, and makes you guys look jealous and envious. If ANYONE is to be bitched it its your local Targets, and your own level of patience. SMH. I don't post here often, but part of the reason why is cause the members here sometimes comes across as rude, and not as invested in congratulating fellow collectors, and using the info they share to assist them in searching for figures. If Waverider hadn't posted the pics would you even know that Leadfoot was out... And now that he cleared it up that there were actually 12 figures on the shelf, how many people who bashed him, will take the time to drop a simple, My Bad or I'm sorry reply? I'm sure more will take the time to tell me to F off, or call me a scalper supporter. tsk tsk tsk.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275829)
Posted by starscreamreturns on August 13th, 2011 @ 1:22pm CDT
I live in barrie ontario
We don't have a target :-(
We have Zellers :-(
they barely get the exclusives :-(
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275842)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 13th, 2011 @ 1:48pm CDT
I'd have bought them all and sold all but one to the highest bidders. I have no problem letting supply and demand work in my favor. This, however, is an issue that has been beaten dead long ago. Nothing will change.

Congrats on finding the figures you lucky *&#!

Oh, and 12 on the shelves? I've never seen that many of the same figure out on the shelves before. Seems high.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275871)
Posted by El Duque on August 13th, 2011 @ 2:57pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:I'd have bought them all and sold all but one to the highest bidders. I have no problem letting supply and demand work in my favor. This, however, is an issue that has been beaten dead long ago. Nothing will change.

Congrats on finding the figures you lucky *&#!

Oh, and 12 on the shelves? I've never seen that many of the same figure out on the shelves before. Seems high.


Watch out, they'll start heating up the tar and plucking the chickens!
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275897)
Posted by Diem on August 13th, 2011 @ 3:40pm CDT
Just got this guy at Daly City Target in CA and there were still three left on the shelf. They also had a ton of the Target Deluxe exclusives (except, oddly, Jazz) so I don't think we need to panic quite yet. I like that he's $30 rather than $36.

And all the people ragging on the OP need to learn the difference between scalping and hooking a brother up.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275920)
Posted by Blurrz on August 13th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CDT
>:oP

Shall we celebrate the release of Human Alliance Leadfoot or continue the misguided campaign of scalper hate? Because if it's the latter, then I'm not going to take it very well. Let's show why we're educated people and talk about the subject at hand.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275926)
Posted by Captziltoid on August 13th, 2011 @ 4:13pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Captziltoid wrote:yea im wanting him aswell. i picked up roadbuster last night. very impressed with him. for some reason i cant seem to find HA topspin though.


Human Alliance Topspin doesn't exist. Not yet. He hasn't been mentioned anywhere, so he may not see the light of day.

Human Alliance Roadbuster and Leadfoot are the only HA Wreckers in existence.




oh ok. thanks man. i guess i just assumed that if leadfoot and roadbuster were made that there was a topspin aswell. oh well heres hoping.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1275957)
Posted by LiKwid on August 13th, 2011 @ 5:11pm CDT
12? How bout gettin your butt back there and grabbin me one :P j/k

Im all for hookin up board members, hell I enjoy hunting for figures even if it's for someone else.Bravo sir bravo! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276005)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 13th, 2011 @ 7:01pm CDT
Blurrz wrote: >:oP

Shall we celebrate the release of Human Alliance Leadfoot or continue the misguided campaign of scalper hate? Because if it's the latter, then I'm not going to take it very well. Let's show why we're educated people and talk about the subject at hand.

HE'LL DO IT! I SEEN IT HAPPEN! HE'LL SHOOT! :P
Anyway, Glad I didn't see this until now, well, I did, but didn't wan't to be a part of an argument. Sooo, I just waited it out. ANYWAY, It's a good find, and, well, we all want a leadfoot. your luck IMO, is very high. but 12? Iv'e only ever seen a max of, oh say... three $30.00 HA Figures in one spot. So far have Sideswipe, bumblebee, and Barricade. All great fun too. I want Jazz, Skidz, Mudflap, Roadbuster, Leadfoot, and Soundwave, but.. well, Stores round these parts arn't very fruitful when it comes to the $30.00 Figures. never were. Soundwave isn't even around yet, so whatever, but still, lucky.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276015)
Posted by Waverider01 on August 13th, 2011 @ 7:09pm CDT
I don't know what's so hard about having 12 exclusives on the shelves. Especially since there is 4 Leadfoot per case.

Anyways, this may help some of you in the hunt.

http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/mo ... 87-06-1666
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276025)
Posted by CC-Kallen on August 13th, 2011 @ 7:25pm CDT
Picked him up today but we had to give him the item number. Thank God someone in Target is nice enough to go back and get one. :D

Thanks for posting this news story. :D

:CON:
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276072)
Posted by alternator77 on August 13th, 2011 @ 9:14pm CDT
idk about this after the review peaugh did im not impressed with him good find though. >:oP
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276117)
Posted by Shockwave22 on August 13th, 2011 @ 10:57pm CDT
I found 1 at Monticello MN Target, so i picked him up
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276154)
Posted by Galvatron X on August 14th, 2011 @ 12:30am CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


Gahhh-damn! The sales tax in CA is 7.75%?!!
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276226)
Posted by Rated X on August 14th, 2011 @ 8:44am CDT
Galvatron X wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Gahhh-damn! The sales tax in CA is 7.75%?!!


What do you expect from a state that elected the Sperminator as governer ??? :grin:
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276286)
Posted by michael alex kawa on August 14th, 2011 @ 11:32am CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:All i can say is i want him =P~ .My sister works at Target and have not even seen him yet ,but even if she does someone will just buy them all before i could even get there . :P I hate that fans can't find him ,but greedy sellers can ,that just "Grind My Gears" . ;)

@Waverider 01 .I would just like to say ,sorry . I was just venting cause i have not seen him yet ,and everybody began to complain about "Sellers" and it brought me back to the Generations line .The prices on ones like Wreck-Gar ,just skyrocketed so fast ,that i thought "oh great here we go again ". It is none of our business what you do with the three you found ,you bought them. I didn't mean any harm with my post, i meant it not to be taking so serious ,note the Peter Griffin quote . :D
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276340)
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2011 @ 3:09pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Really the guy bought 3, how about leaving some for the other collectors out there you selfish bastard. Buy one maybe 2 if theres a good amount then wait for another shipment to get another dont be so fracking greedy, this is one of the reasons why its so hard to find wheeljack, warpath and many other figures right now. That and there just arent enough shipments being sent out and/or ordered. This is also a big reason as to why store exclusives suck, either scalpers grab them all & put em on ebay at retarded prices or all the collectors start fighting over then cause the store only gets a few.


I think you guys should lay off this user. Many of these items sold this way get to our overseas friends. We live in a capitalist society and Targets are a dime a dozen. This happens with each and every hot figure. Best way to beat a "scalper", is just to beat them at their own game. Instead of complaining about it and being upset, get down to your local Target and pick one up. There's little point to villainizing someone for providing a service that helps other collectors get their hands on these figures that feel there is a value in paying for secondary market prices.

Don't want to pay marked up eBay prices? Wait a few weeks to find the figure cheaper. The DPCI number was posted in this topic ... go to your local Target, give them the DPCI (or better yet go to a Target that has the price checkers where you can input the DPCI number yourself to verify their stock), and you too can have HA Leadfoot in your hands before the day is over.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276341)
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2011 @ 3:12pm CDT
Galvatron X wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Gahhh-damn! The sales tax in CA is 7.75%?!!


That's nothing. It's 9.75% where I live in Illinois.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276343)
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2011 @ 3:16pm CDT
starscreamreturns wrote:I live in barrie ontario
We don't have a target :-(
We have Zellers :-(
they barely get the exclusives :-(


Zellers was bought by Target, or Target is buying some of their stores or something major like that. Canada will have Targets within the next couple of years.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=10&gs_i ... 99&bih=800

In the meantime, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Target exclusive figures start showing up at Zellers stores over the course of the next year or so.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276344)
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2011 @ 3:19pm CDT
deathy wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:All i can say is i want him =P~ .My sister works at Target and have not even seen him yet ,but even if she does someone will just buy them all before i could even get there . :P I hate that fans can't find him ,but greedy sellers can ,that just "Grind My Gears" . ;)


Target usually creates stock piles in the back stock room & releases store exclusives on set nationwide strict release dates.

Target tries really hard to release store exclusives on the same excat day nationwide in america.

MY GUESS: since this guy who has the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoots days/weeks before anyone else. this can only mean he acquired the toys by either tricking a store employee to grab the item from the back stock room against strict release dates. or he's a target employee who searched in the back stock room for these 3 items against the strict toy release dates.

INSTEAD of calling the guy names. why not just do the mature thing & call the target store from the guys receipt. then notify this store that their is a employee or customer that is acquiring stuff against the strict store release dates.

UPDATE: I just took a second look at that receipt. the guy apparently used his credit card to pay for the 3 target $29.99 HA leadfoot's. so if he got them illegially against store release dates & is a TARGET STORE EMPLOYEE,if people call the target store number on the top right corner of the receipt they can get this guy fired for abusing his store employee strict rules. It shouldn't be too hard for the store to identify who made this purchase based off the guys credit card info located on the receipt.


Target won't care about this. Not at all. Instead of spending time doing something that Target could care less about and is 100% legal, go up to your local Target instead and find the figure for yourself. Each store is getting more than enough to please fans.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276369)
Posted by Galvatron X on August 14th, 2011 @ 4:41pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:That's nothing. It's 9.75% where I live in Illinois.


Holy crap - 9.75%??? I guess 7.75% isn't that bad, lol.


It's 5% here in Maine.
Re: Human Alliance Leadfoot Found at Retail (1276530)
Posted by LiKwid on August 14th, 2011 @ 11:08pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Really the guy bought 3, how about leaving some for the other collectors out there you selfish bastard. Buy one maybe 2 if theres a good amount then wait for another shipment to get another dont be so fracking greedy, this is one of the reasons why its so hard to find wheeljack, warpath and many other figures right now. That and there just arent enough shipments being sent out and/or ordered. This is also a big reason as to why store exclusives suck, either scalpers grab them all & put em on ebay at retarded prices or all the collectors start fighting over then cause the store only gets a few.


I think you guys should lay off this user. Many of these items sold this way get to our overseas friends. We live in a capitalist society and Targets are a dime a dozen. This happens with each and every hot figure. Best way to beat a "scalper", is just to beat them at their own game. Instead of complaining about it and being upset, get down to your local Target and pick one up. There's little point to villainizing someone for providing a service that helps other collectors get their hands on these figures that feel there is a value in paying for secondary market prices.

Don't want to pay marked up eBay prices? Wait a few weeks to find the figure cheaper. The DPCI number was posted in this topic ... go to your local Target, give them the DPCI (or better yet go to a Target that has the price checkers where you can input the DPCI number yourself to verify their stock), and you too can have HA Leadfoot in your hands before the day is over.


Using the DCPI numbers is actually the best way to get anything from a target. Sometimes when I mention the number the employee breathes a sigh of relief. I guesws it makes heir job that much easier :)

I agree with Ryan along with many others on this subject btw :) If I buy multiples of figures I ALWAYS try and hook up board members first..IMO it's family first ;) :x

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