Bad hunting in NYC

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by deceptibot01, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. deceptibot01

    deceptibot01 Autoboss

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    Hi everybody and Merry Christmas!

    Now that thats outta the way, on to the nitty gritty.

    Tis my first time posting in this awesome forum and I am in a predicament and a half. I have been searching the city for the G1 Optimus Prime(original or encore, doesnt really matter to me), and so far nothing. I checked Image Anime, Toy Tokyo, and Forbidden Planet; none of these retailers have the holy prime.
    Can anybody inform me if there is any place that I am just not searching in New York?

    Thanks in advance everybody and again, merry christmas
     
  2. Blackout32

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    Well for NY I coudn't tell ya but BBTS carries the encore series if you want to do that. Thats where I have gotten many of my G1 stuff from.

     
  3. G1_Cindersaur

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  4. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I would say check toys r us for the 25th anniversary reissue as well some may still have this figure. May have it.
     
  5. Nez Pierce

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    There are some comic shops by NYU that carry vintage TFs...Prime is pretty common so it may turn up in that sort of venue. Can't really direct you any more than that since it's been six years since I've randomly hunted in NYC.
     
  6. Sizzle

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    Yes, you forgot to search the computer in your living room. Lots of G1 Primes to be found there.
     
  7. deceptibot01

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    I forgot to mention that I prefer an offline method of purchasing, as I don't have a credit/debit card.
     
  8. deceptibot01

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    Oh and the computer is in my bedroom, and I took it apart, but no G1 Primes to be found :p 
     
  9. Sizzle

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    Shucks, and I was hoping to find a Brave Max inside mine. Oh well. :) 
     
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    I'm afraid you may have just missed the G1 Prime reissue by Hasbro for the 25th Anniv. However you may be able to still find him. I can't recall if he's an exclusive to any one store but he's a regular retail outlet toy, not an import or anything.

    He includes a DVD and (I think) a comic as well.
     
  11. Predakwon

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    Ebay:
    Midtown comics near Grand Central had one a couple weeks ago for their Black Friday sale. Not sure about now. But in all honesty, ask your mom for her credit card as it's more expensive offline.
     
  12. holocause

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    Try Chinatown as there are some toy stores in Elizabeth or Mott Street. Check also the basement level of 17 Elizabeth Mall.
     
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    Ebay:
    I was in NYC last year and it's not the place to hunt for vintage Transformers.

    Ebay, BBTS, This forum's B/S/T are more realistic places to look for them.
     
  14. deceptibot01

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    Thanks everybody, I'll everyone's suggestions into mind as I look for my favorite Leader from my favorite generation
     
  15. Sizzle

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    Just ask your bank for a debit card. Works just like a credit card as long as you've got money in your account.
     
  16. GrimlockAutobot

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    Sent you a PM.....I have a loose, complete 25th anniversary Optimus Prime reissue at a great price if you're interested!!
     

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