Massachusetts Transformers Sightings

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  1. FalchionBeta

    FalchionBeta Just Got Here

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    Found Defensor at KB Toys at the Natick Mall and the Solomon Pond Mall (Marlboro/Berlin) today. Also saw Energon Arcee in Natick, but $8 or $9 for a Basic is kind of a ripoff, don't u think? :rolleyes

    And for those of you who may have missed out on it the first time, I found the RiD Landfill giftset at the Walmart in Framingham last week. There were three or four remaining last I checked.
     
  2. aey103

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    Just found this message board, making first post and hopefully not last.

    On a trip to the Danvers Wal-Mart for other things today, I came across several Energon Demolishers, one Insecticon and one Arcee but no Mirage. Didn't pick any up as I already have them. Also everything one would expect them to have was there. Toys R Us in Peabody had nothing new.

    I won't be doing much hunting for a while because I don't expect Shockblast, Omega, Cliffjumper et al until August at least, but I will post when I see anything worth wild.

    Oh...for any one interested Newbury Comics in Peabody had a RID Ultra Magnus (far left of the store by the comics on top of one Alernator Smokescreen and Sideswipe) and the Comic Book Store in the Liberty Tree Mall (not sure of the name) had one Armada Megatron, and a what looked like a Reissue Sixshot I think (behind the counter).
     
  3. Tentakill

    Tentakill Badass Death Robot

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    I wish the New England Comics in Coolidge Corner would carry Transformers. I know the owner digs them. They had an Armada Unicon there for a while, but he went within a couple of weeks of his original appearance in the store. Why they carry those Muppet Show figure, wack RPG figures, and other random crap—but don't carry Transformers of any kind—is beyond me. Do any of the NEC's in the Boston area regularly stock Transformers?

    It's too bad the KB Toys down the street from the Coolidge Corner NEC was one of the ones that closed. :banghead: 
     
  4. Optimus

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    THAT is a ripoff, stick with Wal-Mart.
     
  5. FalchionBeta

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    Definitely not the one in Harvard Square, unfortunately. On the other hand, they had quite a few Transformers TPBs.


    Got that right. Frankly, I don't know how KB manages to stay in business.
     
  6. Optimus

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    Me either. The only TF I think I actually bought there is the repaint of G2 Megs. They never have any figure I'm looking for and sometimes they're overpriced.
     
  7. Tentakill

    Tentakill Badass Death Robot

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    As does the one in Coolidge Corner. They have a lot of the Titan TPB's of the old Transformers comics, as well as a few of the more recent Dreamwave TPB's (G1/Armada). I was sort of surprised to even see that Armada Unicron show up in the store. I should get on the owner about stocking Transformers toys, but I think it's got more to do with what the NEC über-company provides him with than what he chooses to stock. He's told me in the past that he's only been able to get one copy of certain TPB's and special issues, because NEC as a whole only gets so many from the publisher, and has to distribute them amongst all of their stores. Weak.

    Oh well. I need to get a business license and start ordering my toys from Hasbro—wholesale. Maybe I'll start a Transformers-only retail site. :wink: 
     
  8. keitaro

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    Nowadays I check NEC once a month or whenever a new issue of G1 (Ongoing) is released. I live up in Melrose area so the closest NEC for me is one located in Malden. I can check for TF-related items the next time I stop by.

    Man... I haven't checked up on any figures at all for eons... The only thing that really caught my attention was the Super Link Shadowhawk Cosmo Type figure. Now that I took a closer look at it, perhaps I should have bought Divebomb when it was released here. Guess I'll have to see if I can find one locally.
     
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    Stoped by the Wal-Mart in North Reading yesterday. Several Alternator Silverstreaks were in stock, although you might have to dig to find them, I did see about 4 left.
    Also about three Energon Mirages were there, and again you have to search for them. They are on the top shelf on the other side of where the Transformers are located. Three Energon Demolishers where there as well.
     
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    You don't say. Just came from there. About 12 Streaks and 2 Hounds. Bought two of each.
     
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    I wish you would - I went to Ireland for 2 years and when I came back (Brookline) KBtoys in Coolidge Corner was gone - now I have to go to Kmart in Watertown and ToysRUs near Alewife! NEC hasn't had anything lately - gov't Center, Newbury St. or CC.
     
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    Guess I dindn't look hard enough or they restocked the shelves over night. Only saw about 4 Silverstreaks on Mon. Afternoon.
     
  13. Lance Halberd

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    Found one RHD Silverstreak at the Wally*world in Danvers. It was in the toy vehicle aisle, on the bottom shelf behind some large boxes.

    I think I found someone's hiding spot .... :confused
     
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    Since I have a Jeep Wrangler, went back to the North Reading Wal-Mart today looking for Hound with no luck. Definately restocked the Alternators from Mon. afternoon though. This trip was not in vain though. Choose to believe this post or not since I don't have a digital camera or scanner to verify, but Energon Cliffjumper and Shockblast were in stock briefly until they came home with me. Again believe me or not, I would doubt this post too since I have not seen any posted sightings yet, but Shockblast and Cliffjumper have hit Mass. Looks as if the North Reading Wal-Mart is getting restocked big time though. It wouldn't surprise me if Bulkhead and Omega Supreme are there within a few weeks (I looked high and low today for them too).

    Still had of E Demolishers and Mirages too along with Alternator Silverstreaks. Also saw a Armada Wheeljack there as well.

    Side note, I wonder if the new episodes on CN may have something to do with this? Doesn't Shockblast and a few new charecters debut in the episodes next week? Maybe they are trying to have the new stuff on the shelves as the charecters are introduced?
     
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    Went to the target in Woburn. Only thing of note was there were about 6 or 7 Energon Treadbolts in stock. Looks like they are cleaning out there old stuff, and unfortunately that doesn't include Energon Ultra Magnus, which was in that early wave.
     
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    The NEC in CC has some new Micromasters figures. There is one team of six Autobot combiners, and a team of six Decepticon combiners. IIRC, they're selling them for $5.95 each. I bought figures 5 and 6 from the Decepticon team, and will likely go back for figures 1 - 4 before work tomorrow. :ev: 

    Nobody had bought any of these figures before I got there, so there are a decent number left—and I wouldn't be surprised if Ben (the owner) has more in stock, or if these will show up at other NEC's.

    I really shouldn't be buying these, but I feel compelled to get the rest of the Decepticon team, so that I can build the gestalt.

    I may swing through the Framingham (or other) Wal-Mart tomorrow, as I'll have a friend's car for the day. I don't mean to take advantage of her loaning me the car, but then her boyfriend's also on this board, so it would be advantageous if I came across a Shockblast for one or both of us. :D 
     
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    Tentakill Badass Death Robot

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    Well, I didn't hit any Wal-Marts today, 'cause I was too fried from my job interview at Bose. I'll post an update on the stock of the Micromasters at the NEC in Coolidge Corner when I get home from work tonight. :cool: 

    [EDIT: The Takara Micromasters sets they're carrying at NEC are Sixturbo and Sixwing. Last evening there was still a full case of the Sixturbo figures, and a half case of Sixwing figures. According to the guy working there, these are the only cases they have right now.]
     
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    Takara G1 Re-Issues at NEC Coolidge Corner

    The New England Comics at Coolidge Corner in Brookline now has three of the Takara G1 re-issues in stock. The figures that were there when I left (having purchased #7 - Sideswipe, for my friend :)  ) are #2 - Prowl, #5 - Smokescreen, and #12 - Minibots (the set of six).

    Sideswipe was priced at $41.95, but there's a sale running until the 7th, which includes 20% off all non-comic merchandise. It ended up being just over $33 for the Sideswipe figure, when all was said and done.

    As for those Takara Micromasters, they're down to three of the Sixwing figures (I've got six of the colored figures, and two chase figures), and I'm guessing the rest are the chase figures needed to make the Autobot version of Sixwing. There's still a full case of twelve Sixturbo figures. :rolleyes

    It would seem that some of these Takara figures should be popping up at other NEC's, BTW.
     
  19. keitaro

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    Hmm... week of July 4th has new Transformers G1 issue coming in so I'll check the Malden one to see what they got. Will post here if there's any.
     
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    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    Anyone see the Alternator's Hound or Silverstreak out yet? I checked out the walmart in Natick, Hudson, and Fitchburg and none at any of these. Anyone know what the deal is?
     

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