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Postby muswp1 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:29 pm

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Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.
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Postby Starscream » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:38 pm

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South side cicero walmart this afternoon

HAD Mp Starscream but I bought the last two

There were also some of the robot replica battle-damage two packs. Tons of leader brawl and megatron. A lot of deluxes and a few FAB including hard to find barricade and megatron.
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Postby STARSCRAPER » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:32 pm

Why'd you buy four, dahpadre?
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Postby dahpadre » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:56 am

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I bought 2 for myself. 1 to open and put on display, the other to keep closed MISB, then I bought 2 more for my friend who is also a collector.
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:23 am

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muswp1 wrote:Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.


Def. good news. FWIW I checked the WM in Glen Ellyn, Butterfield Rd. and Rt. 53 yesterday, nothing. I'll check the Addison one on Lake St. and 53 today and post if I find him.
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Postby Agent 007 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:45 pm

Starscream wrote:South side cicero walmart this afternoon

HAD Mp Starscream but I bought the last two

There were also some of the robot replica battle-damage two packs. Tons of leader brawl and megatron. A lot of deluxes and a few FAB including hard to find barricade and megatron.
mmm I'll havta start looken for one
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Postby muswp1 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:26 pm

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
muswp1 wrote:Ok, that's news. Hopefully he should pop up around here any day now.


Def. good news. FWIW I checked the WM in Glen Ellyn, Butterfield Rd. and Rt. 53 yesterday, nothing. I'll check the Addison one on Lake St. and 53 today and post if I find him.


I checked Elk Grove (Meachem and Rohlwing), Rolling Meadows, and Elgin (Randall Rd) and found nothing. I'm going to check Carpentersville tomorrow.
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Postby carabuser » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:39 pm

dahpadre wrote:I bought 2 for myself. 1 to open and put on display, the other to keep closed MISB, then I bought 2 more for my friend who is also a collector.


What time did you buy them ? I am trying to figure out when they stock them.
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Postby dahpadre » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:52 am

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I saw like 8 more at teh wal-mart in ford city again. So it looks like they are finally starting to roll out.
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Postby Malikon » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:05 am

at the Target last night on Addison, which usually has nothing, I saw a lot of stock.

Barricade
Bonecrusher
Wreckage
Swindle
Longarm
Payload
Brawl
Thundercracker
Voyager and Leader Prime
Rescue Ratchet
Voyager Megatron
Leader Brawl

Robotreplica Jazz
Robotreplica Frenzy

and the usual blasters and helmets.

They had a very decent amount of all of them. Sadly I've got them all except Thundercracker, and since I've already got 2 of that mold.....
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Postby SamR » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:21 pm

Walmart in Crestwood, S/W Chicago, has about 6 of the MP Starscreams
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:31 pm

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SamR wrote:Walmart in Crestwood, S/W Chicago, has about 6 of the MP Starscreams


Cool, thanks! Still nothing NW of the city, apparently. Arg.

*hits Mapquest to see how far it is to Crestwood*
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:04 pm

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MP STARSCREAM ALERT!!!

The Wal-Mart on Army Trail Rd in Bloomingdale has about 8 MP Starscreams on hand as of about 1pm today.
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Postby muswp1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:03 pm

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muswp1 wrote:MP STARSCREAM ALERT!!!

The Wal-Mart on Army Trail Rd in Bloomingdale has about 8 MP Starscreams on hand as of about 1pm today.


My brother stopped by the store around 5pm and all 8 remaining MP's were gone. I do have cell phone photos proving that they were there for a few hours. I blame scalpers for that.
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Postby Agent 007 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:09 pm

went to target in glenview, nothing much mave one deluxes and a payload. picked up an arcee she rox! :grin:
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Postby Maximum Burn » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:18 pm

I don't know if this helps or not, but a typical voyager box are now shipped: rescue ratchet, thundercracker, optimus prime, megatron
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:57 am

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MP SS search last night at the WM in Elk Grove Village, and this very morning at the Addison (Lake St. and Rt. 53/Rohlwing Rd.) and Glen Ellyn (Butterfield Rd and Rt 53) stores yields nothing, not even any space for SS.

However, tons of Leader Megatron and Brawl, even a couple Primes, and Dlx's at all 3 stores, incl. a few Concept BB at the Addison one. I almost bought one, even tho I have him already- he's just that cool.

Too bad about that Army Trail Rd. sighting, that one's a bitch to get to bec. of the road construction there. I might try it tomorrow. Good hunting lads!
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Postby Maximum Burn » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:39 pm

Walmart on Milwaukee had LD prime and FB Jazz and CC bumblebee. Very tempting on Bumblebee but I shouldn't. Plus walmart help is bad help...

The walmart on touhy was the jackpot for me. I got 2 irnohides (none left, sorry) and 2 starscream (1 left). Saw LD megs and brawl, some new voyager waves.

Both didn't have the MP starscream.

Target in evanston had a restock that was going to happen around 4:30 today. I didn't go back cause I got what I wanted, but it's worth a try for others.

Target on Milwaukee moderately stocked. Not bad figures but not that rare, at least yet (holiday shopping spree is going to hit hard near the end).

On yeah, nerf guns and accesories on sale until Saturday at Target.

Today was a very nice haul.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:23 am

This is great for those who didn't get a chance to pick up any of the Leader classes yet. At Target buy one Leader class, and get one scout class (7.99 plus tax = I am getting a deluxe) FREE. Not sure how long the sale is going to last. Hardtop and Brawl combo is very nice.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:14 pm

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Checked out a bunch of places today:

Target on Mannheim Rd by Allstate Arena: The usual mix of Wave 1 and Wave 2 deluxes along with a few Rescue Ratchets and Thundercrackers and 1 regular Ratchet.

Target at Rt 72 and Meachem: The usual mix of Wave 1 and Wave 2 deluxes with two 74 Bumblebee's and 1 Concept Camaro Bumblebee buried toward the back of the pegs (I left it there). First time I've seen a CC Bumblebee in a retail store in a long time. Both Targets had plenty of Leader Brawls.

Toys R Us in Schamburg: lots of deluxes including about five Arcees, tons of Blackout/Scorponok two packs and Titanium WW Megatron/Prime packs.

Wal-Mart in Elk Grove: Lots of deluxes (nothing special, just the usual Wave 1's) and tons of Leader Brawl and Leader Megatrons. No MP Starscreams, but there was no price tag on the shelf or large open space on the shelf so I assume they still haven't gotten any in.

Wal-Mart in Rolling Meadows, Golf Rd and Algonquin: The usual ton of Ultimate Bumblebees (about half were bonus packs), very few deluxes, but lots of Real Gears. No MP SS's either and no sign he was ever there. Also had lots of Leader class Brawls and Megatrons as well as one case fresh Leader Optimus Prime (bought him).

Funny side story on this one. Prime was in top stock, kind of buried behind a couple of Megatrons. I found an Indian employee a few rows over and asked him to help me bring the Prime toy down. He apparently knew little English (not a suprise at that store, I'll save the rant for later) and referred me to Seasonal for help. Went there and got another English challenged employee (Spanish this time) and was told to ask Toys for help. I ran out of patience for this c**p and saw a ladder right across from Toys by the X-Mas trees. I grabbed it, went to the asile and helped myself. Well, the Indian employee must have seen my head pop up over the top of the top shelf while I was scanning the shelf to see how many Primes were up there because he showed up at the bottom of the ladder just as I was starting to climb down, yelling at me to get down and leave the toy there (fat f***ing chance of that). His English has now improved about 100%. I climbed down with the toy, and he demanded to know why I was up there. I pointed out that he did not want to help me get the toy down, and there was an unused ladder nearby, so I saved him the time and effort. He was still yelling at me as I left the asile to check out (still speaking English too). I'm sure anyone that's been to that store can relate to the awful service and very selective English spoken there.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:45 pm

:shock: All that fuss for a LD prime? Man...I can relate to that though, walmart employees are some of the worst help.

Advice on getting stuff up high: If you want to look up top, go to the row behind where the figures are facing. That way you can scope the back row, without no tippy toeing. Stocks that are up high are no more than two rows cause of safety purposes.

To knock them down without a ladder? Go to the Star Wars section and fish out the collapsible lightsabers. Stand to the SIDE of the object you're poking around, that way in case of a accident knockoff, you'll won't be under it. Prod a small spacing between the boxes in the first row, if you want to take a better look in the back row. Getting stuff down depends. If it's in the front row it should be easy slap to the side. If it's in the front, but but stacked under another item, knock both down. The back is the worst but there's many ways. Lightsaber the front row out the way first. Judge if you can reach it or not with the saber, if not, then get the box to fall forward (they stock tall items upright). You can do that by jabbing it at the bottom (if it falls back then it more difficult unless the row is single sided, then let it fall back and drop to the floor), getting a jump rope and tie something heavy on one end (not too heavy) and sling it behind the box (aim must be good; not recommended for bad aims) and haul it forward to get the box to fall forward. Making the box fall makes the length (tall rectangle items) longer and the less of a reach to get it; it should be near the edge where you can tip toe or get a footing on the foot racks to physically get it (remember to stand to the side; you can stand directly under it if you need a few more inches to reach but be carefully!). The extra spillage you just put on the bottom racks. There should be an area on the lower racks already for similar items, just stack them together. Boxes might be dented but as long as the item is okay, it's all good.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:05 pm

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Maximum Burn wrote::shock: All that fuss for a LD prime? Man...I can relate to that though, walmart employees are some of the worst help.

Advice on getting stuff up high: If you want to look up top, go to the row behind where the figures are facing. That way you can scope the back row, without no tippy toeing. Stocks that are up high are no more than two rows cause of safety purposes.

To knock them down without a ladder? Go to the Star Wars section and fish out the collapsible lightsabers. Stand to the SIDE of the object you're poking around, that way in case of a accident knockoff, you'll won't be under it. Prod a small spacing between the boxes in the first row, if you want to take a better look in the back row. Getting stuff down depends. If it's in the front row it should be easy slap to the side. If it's in the front, but but stacked under another item, knock both down. The back is the worst but there's many ways. Lightsaber the front row out the way first. Judge if you can reach it or not with the saber, if not, then get the box to fall forward (they stock tall items upright). You can do that by jabbing it at the bottom (if it falls back then it more difficult unless the row is single sided, then let it fall back and drop to the floor), getting a jump rope and tie something heavy on one end (not too heavy) and sling it behind the box (aim must be good; not recommended for bad aims) and haul it forward to get the box to fall forward. Making the box fall makes the length (tall rectangle items) longer and the less of a reach to get it; it should be near the edge where you can tip toe or get a footing on the foot racks to physically get it (remember to stand to the side; you can stand directly under it if you need a few more inches to reach but be carefully!). The extra spillage you just put on the bottom racks. There should be an area on the lower racks already for similar items, just stack them together. Boxes might be dented but as long as the item is okay, it's all good.


I thought about that, but the angle wasn't right. The toy was all the way at the back of the shelf and had a Megatron partially blocking it. With my luck, I would have brought down Prime and about three or four Megatrons and Brawls down on my head.
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Postby Maximum Burn » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:27 am

Target on Peterson had one LD Prime on the floor! Surprised that nobody bought it, guess cause of the bad picks of scouts.

Anybody notice that all the good scouts are gone like...in seconds? I want a skyblast and strongarm!

I have been noticing a lot CC bumblebees being in high supply just a lot people nab it. Same with LD prime...maybe stocking up?

Anyways, today the touhy walmart was PACKED. Transformer area was barren but LOTS of stuff was being restocked around the store, so it might be worthwhile to check back in a couple of days or so.
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:26 pm

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EDIT after trip- Yeah, nothing. The empty shelf space was filled with some girls' toys. Oh, and I checked the WM in Bloomingdale (Army Trail Rd.) and the one in Schaumburg (Golf and Algonquin), nothing. Two hours, a whole gallon of gas, and nothing. Sorry guys.

Looked for MP SS at WM in Glen Ellyn, Rt. 53 and Butterfield Rd a couple nights ago- nothing. However, last night, there was an empty shelf at the very top above the TFs that was not empty the last time I was there, so I'm hopeful. I'm going tonight, within an hour in fact. I will reply again w/ my findings. Wish me luck!
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Postby Maximum Burn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:15 pm

Went to the Touhy area. Target hasa four day sale ending this wed. Deluxes are 7.99 (although it's quite barren) and the optimus voice helmet is 19.99. Saw a LD Optimus Prime there too.

Walmart still hasn't restock on deluxes, didn't see a spot for MP starscream, voyagers are gone, but loads of LDs and also saw one Opitmus Prime. Saw a walmart truck coming in as we were pulling out. *crosses fingers*
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