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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:01 am

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nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:One Broadside at 63rd St. Target, Woodridge, right now.

Was Broadside the only voyager there at the time?


Yes, there were two but I bought one.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby nilocomic » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:02 am

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:One Broadside at 63rd St. Target, Woodridge, right now.

Was Broadside the only voyager there at the time?


Yes, there were two but I bought one.

Awesome, thanks. Hopefully he'll still be there tomorrow.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby nilocomic » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:08 pm

nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:One Broadside at 63rd St. Target, Woodridge, right now.

Was Broadside the only voyager there at the time?


Yes, there were two but I bought one.

Awesome, thanks. Hopefully he'll still be there tomorrow.

Got him! Thanks, Hoptimus.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:40 pm

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nilocomic wrote:
nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
nilocomic wrote:
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:One Broadside at 63rd St. Target, Woodridge, right now.

Was Broadside the only voyager there at the time?


Yes, there were two but I bought one.

Awesome, thanks. Hopefully he'll still be there tomorrow.
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Got him! Thanks, Hoptimus.


Wow that's kind of crazy he was still there after a few days. Good teamwork helping each other out.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:21 pm

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As of about half an hour ago, TRU on Deerfield Rd had some Last Knight toys: 1 Voy Optimus (I bought the other), 2 Voy Grimlocks, a Bumblebee and Grimlock Armor Up Turbo Changer (I bought the lone OP), and a few 1-Steps and Legions/Legends.

(Edited for name correction.)
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:23 pm

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I found TLK One-Step Barricade at Wood Dale Target, marked 10.29 but rang up 9.99. One left, along with a couple Bees, OP, and Hound, all One-steps​.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby terogates » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:37 am

Found all of wave one voyagers and deluxe for the last knight at toys r us in Joliet
Only one missing is barricade
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby dahpadre » Sat May 06, 2017 11:56 pm

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Matteson TRU today had about 3 of theses.


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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Sun May 07, 2017 12:34 pm

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I might be buying every Megatron from this line, he just looks really cool.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hellscream9999 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:47 pm

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Found this guy at my Target in Oswego, just one, still, as of leaving my shift today at 4:30
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hellscream9999 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 pm

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Target in Oswego just got a whole case of Chase and Brawn figures in, both look pretty crap, and if I cared about bee, I may have gotten him, but his arms are just so piddly :HEADHURTS:

They also had the new 1 step blurr, heatseeker and strongarm too, a bunch of 'em.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Fri May 12, 2017 8:07 pm

I found brawn and chase (roadburn) at the hills side and broad view target
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed May 17, 2017 11:07 am

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I bought the only TR Blitzwing and Octane at the Yorktown Target this morning. This is the 2nd time I've read about them being at this store, so it seems like they're getting restocked regularly.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat May 20, 2017 12:03 pm

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Man I so want Octane and Blitzwing ... but it's hard to hunt for them when a store only gets a case with 1 of each. If anyone sees them in the O'Hare area, please let me know!
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat May 20, 2017 7:11 pm

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If anyone is looking for astrotrain or alpha trion, the target in hoffman estates has a boatload. I think they have at least 6 of each if not more. No blitzwing or octone though. :(
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby nilocomic » Sat May 20, 2017 9:12 pm

I'm still on the look out for Top Spin, Kup, and the rest of the deluxes from that wave as well as Blitzwing and Octane.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Sat May 20, 2017 10:20 pm

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nilocomic wrote:I'm still on the look out for Top Spin, Kup, and the rest of the deluxes from that wave as well as Blitzwing and Octane.


Wave 4 deluxes have been showing up 2 cases per target. Check your local targets to see if they have them golf mill and rosemont have both had them for past week.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue May 23, 2017 2:57 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
I think I'm going to give up on hunting Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing for now. It's too tough when stores are only getting one case currently. Availability either seems extremely spotty or other fellow collectors are beating me to the punch. My usual strategy of hunting new waves that have the same DPCI/store assortment numbers is to keep watch on inventory levels. Wood Dale and Woodfield have been sold out of Voyagers for the past 10 days, so when both stores reported that they got some in today ... I thought BINGO! There's my Blitzwing and Octone, right? Much to my dismay, Wood Dale got in 1 case of Broadsides and my final hopes were dashed when I saw that Woodfield got in 2 cases of Broadside today. Urgh.

Back to online shopping! I have wasted so much time trying to hunt these down the past 2 weeks.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby philswitch engage » Tue May 23, 2017 6:52 pm

In general, hasbro has been all over the place with new action figure releases. Walgreens or target seem to get some toys months before other retailers, but only a small amount. Even some local dealers and small stores I go through haven't been able to make sense of what hasbro is doing. Many of them haven't been given the order form for blitzwing or octane, let alone actually getting them in stock
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Tue May 23, 2017 7:02 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
philswitch engage wrote:In general, hasbro has been all over the place with new action figure releases. Walgreens or target seem to get some toys months before other retailers, but only a small amount. Even some local dealers and small stores I go through haven't been able to make sense of what hasbro is doing. Many of them haven't been given the order form for blitzwing or octane, let alone actually getting them in stock


Yah, I've noticed this as well. It's almost as if it's being done intentionally. I wonder if it's part of building up the hype? Leak out some early, get everyone excited, and then sales are much better than expected.

The 2 - 3 months early thing has been going on for a long time, it just seems like it's happening more frequently and at random with who benefits from the early arrivals.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Seibertron » Wed May 24, 2017 9:53 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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HIP Target in Norridge got in 2 new cases of Voyagers ... Voyager Broadside. Urgh.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:33 am

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Rosemont Target had TLK One-Step Megatron and Berserker last night, a couple left of each. Also Grimlock, but he's a repaint.
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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:34 am

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
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TRU on Butterfield Rd. has the TLK Legion 2-packs, Bumblebee/Megatron and Optimus/Grimlock.
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PFcon 2017 - Chicago Area TF Meet-up - Sunday July 23

Postby Starscream » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:05 am

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I'm having a meet-up at my place July 23rd, open to the public. It's at my house.

All the details you could want to know are here: pfcon.info

Yes, there will be an exclusive Titan Master created by yours truely. Anyone in the Chicago area is welcome to come. There are only 17 of the exclusives, and it's first come first served.

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Re: Illinois Transformers Sightings

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:16 pm

Motto: "Nobody has to look for trouble."
Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
Target by Woodfield Mall had 2 TLK Voy Hounds and one Voy Megatron earlier tonight, but I took the Meg.
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