Kentucky Transformers Sightings

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  1. cobrala76

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    TRU released a list of stores that are closing. Going out of business sales are February thru April. 3 in Kentucky.

    KENTUCKY

    St. Mathews, 4900 Shelbyville Rd.

    Simpsonville, 1155 Buck Creek Rd.

    Lexington, 1965 Star Shoot Parkway
     
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    Yeah, kinda saw this coming. While it will be sad to see the St. Mattys location shuttered, it makes sense. The store is empty half the time. That, and they never get half of what the other locations do. Just glad they'e keeping the Outer Loop location.

    My question is this: with TRU closing a lot of their stores, what will be the fate of the MPM line? Will Hasbro be giving those a wide release, or will they partner with a different toy store?
     
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    So, to point out things. The Lexington TRU listed is actually a Babies R Us. The Simpsonville is an outlet mall hole more akin to those stores that popped up at Christmas for a while. The St Matthews store... is literally fifteen minutes from another.
     
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    I knew the Lexington store was babies r us. Didn't know about the other two
     
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    From the Hasbro press release about Ironhide it sounds like he'll be available from multiple retailers. But honestly I don't know why store closings would affect exclusives. Maybe St. Matthews has trained me to never expect to find MPs in-store, but TRU.com is still a thing, and every MP they've carried that I wanted I just ordered online.
     
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    Guys... I just checked out The Zone's new digs - the new store looks PHENOMENAL!!! It' roughly double the size of the old location, and it looks absolutely wonderful! Go check it out when you get the chance!

    Also, Captured Prey restocked their display there. One Sunstreaker left if you want to pick him up!
     
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    Dans new shop is gorgeous, it's so wide open yet fully stoked. Feels like your on a gym floor there's so much room & the parking situation is muuuuuch better than before. It was a great decision to set up in that space. I bought packs of Garbage Pail Kids until I found the Optimus Prime
     
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    Where is this place?
     
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    It's off of Hubbards Lane in St. Matthews. It's a great little shop (well... not little anymore, but you get the idea), and it's the only place where you can get Masterpiece figures in new condition at retail (I say NEW, because The Great Escape sometimes has pre-owned MP's come through. They get bought up quick, though). Dan - the owner - is a really cool guy, and it's generally a great comic shop. Check it out when you can!
     
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    Thanks man. I blow through Louisville a couple times every other week...I'll stop by if I'm in town when they are open sometime.
     
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    Hey all! Just a heads-up for those who are not already aware, we have a local meetup coming up this Saturday at 2 In Louisville, KY at Boombozz on Hurstbourne. If you have some items you'd like to try and sell or trade, bring them along! Come meet and hang out with your fellow fans and collectors!

    February Meetup

    Kentucky Transformers Facebook Group
     
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    Anyone got a topspin and twintwsit and misfire for trade?
     
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    Found a lone PotP Grimlock at preston meijer. Which is wierd, usually it's Starscream.


    edit: now a Starscream there, also a SW black 6" Jango Fett.
     
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    How long is the meetup going to last? I thought I'd be able to make it but an opportunity popped up at the last minute and now I won't be free until 6:00 at the earliest.
     
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    Pretty sure it's supposed to go until 7 or so.
     
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    Cool.

    So how many people here are aware there's an actual comic book show at the Oldham County Public Library today? I've already seen one booth with Transformers. He's got a few Encores, CW Devastator, TR Fort Max. Might be some other booths with toys, this is actually a decent show considering it's inside the library.

    He also has MP-1! Walmart Skywarp, TRU Rodimus Prime, other non-Transformers toys too.
     
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    ... A library in Oldham Co. no less. Pretty neat.
     
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    Right? This place still had a card catalog when I was living here!

    So this guy has the Garboil and Howlback and it's kinda calling my name, but it's so obscure it hasn't sold on eBay, so i don't know what it's worth. Thoughts?
     
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    Hope to see some of y'all at Boombozz in a bit, I'll be there around 2.
     
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    That's an interesting find. I've never heard of them and had to Google them. If TFWiki is correct, they were only offered in 2005 as part of a "Cobalt Sentries" two-pack. A Google Shopping search and Ebay search only turned up one sealed AFA-graded set for $125 on Walmart.com and an empty box on Ebay for $25. Are the figs he has MISB, MIB or loose?
     

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