Colorado Transformers Sightings

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  1. GeeWun4Life

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    Littleton TRU (Wadsworth) had two of the Chaos on Velocitron sets - I picked up one. Not looking to split up the set, just letting others know that another TRU has it stocked.

    Quickswitch is pretty neat - and Optimus Prime is nothing but good old early 1990s cheesiness, with the stickers.
     
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    If anyone else picks up a Chaos on Velocitron set, or the Nautica figure...can you get the head to stay on? The hole for the head is MUCH, MUCH larger (compared to Brainstorm & Blurr), and standing still, it will "stay in place"...but if you move it and especially if you flip her upside down...falls right out. Even just displaying the figure she looks like she had her neck broken.

    Am I missing a transformation step? Sure as heck doesn't look like it...
     
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    BROADSIDE SIGHTING!

    Walmart on Hampden & Dayton. Had 2, I stashed the one that I left on the lowest shelf behind the crappy looking toy robots next to the Transformers section.
     
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    Hot damn! Guess I need to start scouting the Walmarts here in Longmont.
     
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    Went back to the Aurora TRU and all three velocitron sets that I saw last week are gone. In other news the Voltron lions (except black) were finally restocked. I may regret passing them up.
     
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    Quick mini review of Broadside:

    Slightly weak neck/headmaster joint - but with the 1990s college linebacker collar pieces that come up alongside his head, not a huge deal.

    Stickers could be a bit better, some pressing down helps.

    Nice paint apps, especially on the jet nose.

    Really easy/intuitive transformation from robot to aircraft carrier - perhaps a BIT more complicated than the G1 toy but not by too much. ;) 

    Could use a peg or two to keep the feet that make the bow of the aircraft carrier stick together - nothing there.

    Nice little bit with the folding/collapsable tower/antenna, going into the shoulder but being nice and noticeable in carrier form.

    Needed an axe. Don't care how out of place it would be. He needs an axe.

    The teeny tiny Aerialbots on a stick are a nice little touch, and I love the inside joke of sorts with how his titan/headmaster gives him the ability to do an enormous mass shift....! :p  :p  :p 

    Haven't transformed him into the jet yet, and despite all of his flaws (or because of them?), the 5 year old in me that received his G1 counterpart as a birthday present 32 years ago is yelling "FARK YEAH!!!!!" in excitement. It sure shows with my board name, but him and Astrotrain are my favorite TR Voyagers so far.
     
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    I ended up returning my Chaos on Velocitron set, I just couldn't get past how Nautica was flat out defective and wouldn't hold her head on. Damn shame, especially with the "only get them in this set" pieces. (For now)
     
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    if you're still looking for repugnus and shuffler, head to the king soopers off university and colorado/highlands ranch pkwy. looks like they had at least 10 cases in their seasonal aisle. no wonder they're a warehouse out for the rest of the stores
     
  9. Christoph Prime

    Christoph Prime Hunting the Elusive TF'S

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    I found Broadside at the Grant Thornton Walmart. None left but he is showing. As for Voltron lions, I found all the limbs at TRU Westminster. Funny thing is I emailed customer service at Playmate and was told that "all the Lions will be released at the end of this month or tge beginning of next". If you missed him the first time, you should get another chance soon.
     
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    Christoph Prime Hunting the Elusive TF'S

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    For anyone looking, I just came from from the 136th and I-25 Walmart and found 2 Broadsides. Left both there as I already have him. Deluxes are still barren and leader class TR Soundwave is still keeping the shelves warm.
     
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    Addendum. There is now one Broadside at this Walmart. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  12. Christoph Prime

    Christoph Prime Hunting the Elusive TF'S

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    Glad I could help. Hopefully I can do so again, just got back from the Westminster TRU and found 2 Chaos on Velocitron sets. One still left for those still looking.
     
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    Been down to Fort Collins from Cheyenne 3 times now on business and stopped into TRU on the side. No sign of the Velocitron sets, and I met an employee who said he was waiting for them to drop as well. I'm hoping to split a set with a board member but man, I am done doing that drive. Tempted to hit Westminster, but it's nearly 2 hours and I'm out of town anyway. I don't suppose TRU will hold an item?
     
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    They won't. I've begged.

    Which ones are you looking to keep?
     
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    I just want Quickswitch and Rodimus. That's it.
     
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    Ah. I'm looking for QS and Fastlane.
     
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    Wal Mart at 1st and Wadsworth had two Broadsides. Wave 3 deluxes. No leaders at all.
     
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    1 Broadside left at Longmont Target as of ~9am this morning.
     
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