D.C. and Maryland Transformers Sightings

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  1. spinrut

    spinrut Well-Known Member

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    germantown target had SS blackout, grimlock, op and star scream and a bunch of the smaller ones. My kid would love grimlock but $50 is kind of steep for me

    saw more than a few rippersnappers and blackwings and a snarl left. still no hungurr :( 

    oh, I'm not a scalper by any stretch. Been on the hunt for the dinos (got them via amazon) and terrorcons since my son loves the dinos and monsters. My collecting days are long past me now. When I was younger, maybe lol, but now most of my $ goes towards my kids.
     
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    White Marsh Target had two Rippersnappers left last night.
     
  3. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Just to be clear, I'm not calling anyone a scalper. I'm more curious about how the stock goes so fast. Enthusiastic collectors? Limited range of available Targets and Walmarts? Either way, I don't care, because it's actually a good thing. Less stock on the shelves prompts the departments to request more when they do their inventory reviews. Granted, it makes it harder to find stuff like a Hungurr (I've seen him twice in the DC-Maryland area, and I haven't even had my order filled by BBTS on him yet). If I come across one I'll pick it up and PM you.

    Personally, I'm a got one and I'm done kind of collector, primarily due to budget, but also because I just don't have the space!

    What it is about for me is learning who is a collector in the area because I want to connect. I used to have a lot of fellow Transformer collector friends in NC, and I kind of miss that. I'd love to do a get together at some point in the area. Just seriously busy beyond belief this month.
     
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  4. spinrut

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    Honestly I think it is scalpers. There's so many Targets in a very short range up and down 270, plus the black hole known as Walmart, plus the countless Marshalls/TJ Maxx/5 below (again right up and down 270) for there not to be. I mean not long ago we had 3 TRU between Frederick and Rockville. Granted the Rockville one was crappy for anything useful (when MP Soundwave was released, I ran into a worker from Rockville TRU @ the Gaithersburg TRU trying to pick him up b/c he said Rockville wasn't deemed big enough to get the MPs). Most relevant MPs flew off the shelves FAST whenever they arrived too.
     
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  5. maxlovesamber

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    I can't speak for the stores out that way but I know 2 scalpers (1 an actual scalper, the other, really just buys dupes and then holds them until he needs money then lets them go for whatever. A literal shopaholic. He'll compulsively buy 3 of something even if he already has it.) Anyway, I'd imagine they're not even remotely the only ones. I know when MP-10 was around some time ago, I never saw one since a few people around here were buying them for friends further away. Not scalping but definitely making it harder for some of us. That's kind of why I've started hitting amazon for 9/10 of my TFs.

    Side note, I've got an extra SS Prime and Grimlock I don't need. Sealed. Lemme know if interested. I'm down for trade or just under retail cost ($25 for prime and $40 for Grimlock.) While on the topic of scalpers too, I got these direct, not from a local brick & mortar so no finger pointing ;) 

    EDIT: Grimlock is $40 not $45. I misread my invoice.
     
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    SS Leaders at Columbia Target. Left Grimlock, bought the Blackout
     
  7. Wheeljackie

    Wheeljackie NYEH HEH HEH

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    Canton Target had 2 Blackwings, 1 Sludge ,and 3 Rippersnappers
     
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    Ellicott City Target has Studio Series Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader. All figures
     
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    Thank you sir!!! Grabbed the leaders and voyagers after work today.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised they lasted this long on a nice Friday.
     
  11. George982

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    Me too. I was just hoping to be able to get at least one leader, but when I got there, they were all still there.
     
  12. fordprefect294

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    Cheers!
     
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    Owings Mills Target had all the Studio Series figures. Saw at least 2 of everything except Crowbar, who there was only one of.

    Edit: 4/14/2018
    Checked out Owings Mills TRU, still have plenty of TLK Cybertron and Infernicus. Action figures still at 10% discount. A few Titan Masters and PoTP wave 1 deluxes.
    Anyone who also collects Marvel Legends should know that they have about 4-5 copies of the A-Force set.

    I picked up Hun-Gurrr from Owings Mills Walmart. I guess it's the one that was mentioned earlier in this thread. He rang up as $17.00 around 9pm. None of the PotP deluxes, legends, or prime masters were discounted. He was the only Voyager available and there were no Leaders to be found. They had the wave 2 PotP Decepticon deluxes, as well as Studio Series Ratchet, Crowbar, and Stinger.

    Now I just need to find an Elita 1 that isn't $34 and I'll be happy. That Hobbylink Japan ad at the bottom of the page has her and Optimal Optimus on it and they taunt me.
     
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    No Trypticon at Frederick or Hagerstown Ollie's today.
     
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    vladimir-pocket Decepticon

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    2 studio thundercrackers at toys r us golden ring.
    Too bad I already overpaid at C2E2 in Chicago last week :banghead: 
     
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    Canton Target had both Voyager SS figures. They also had all the deluxes besides Bee. I took the only Blackout they had.
     
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    As of 9:15am there's no Trypticon at Dundalk Ollie's.
     
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  18. Hotspot17

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    No Trypticon at the Aberdeen one when I stopped by yesterday afternoon.
     
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    No tripticon at Jessup Ollie's at 1pm Monday
     
  20. Kaosu Reido

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    Can confirm the same for yesterday afternoon too.
     

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