Nevada Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by code blue, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. StopMotionJR

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    careful with the language. yeah it was luck, he not so great, the reticulation in the cannon arm is very limited and he's very hard to stand up without removing something. but not too bad. perty nice.
     
  2. Lord Astrotrain

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    carson city walmart updates~

    topsy ln - best selection in town. just got deluxe prowl, tankor and sunstreaker; as well as the new robot heroes. they replenished their stock of animated deluxe figures, and had only a couple voyager lugnut figures left. no leader or supreme class left at all. i'm going to keep checking back for blitzwing!!

    retail ln - very limited selection.

    if you go to a carson city walmart, topsy lane is your best bet. they get everything first.

    i'll check target as well, last time i was there, they had nothing but deep space starscream. D:
     
  3. olddirtyogre

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    Found Autobot Blaster in Reno.

    Went to Walmart off west McCaren tonight and found 2 Autobot Blasters and 2 Decepticon Heavy Loads. Wasn't ever a fan of the Heavy Load figure so I picked up Blaster, which I really like (never had the Soundwave it's based off of). I'm going on my lunch break tomorrow and checking the Walmart off Damonte Ranch too see if they have anything new; i.e. Animated Blitzwing and Ultra Magnus (crossing fingers).
     
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    Dropshot and Blades found, plus weird Animated Box at Walmart...

    As promised I went to Walmart down by my work during on my lunch break today to look for anything new on the shelves. Last night I posted about finding Heavy Load and Blaster at the Walmart on West McCaren, of which I bought Blaster. At the Walmart by work they had the same assortment I saw at my local one plus 2x Blaster and 2x Heavy Load. So nothing I wanted but I did see something weird. It was labeled as a Walmart exclusive and wasn't something I wanted but it was geared toward the kids. It was a large box with a few games; checkers, tic-tac-toe, and a 100 piece puzzle. It also included 4 mini figures of the autobots Optimus, Bumblebee, Prowl, and Bulkhead. Here's a picture from my phone (pardon the quality):
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    So that was my find for the day until I headed home this evening from working late. I left work a little after 9 and because Target was on the way home I decided to stop off. Last week I found Powerglide and Onslaught at Target and snagged them both so I wasn't expecting to find anything new...well I was wrong. It wasn't anything special in my opinion but Target had 1x Blades and 1x Dropshot. I bought Dropshot and left blades because Blades looked off putting. I took a picture for everyone to see:
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    Well that's it for my day, I'm still on the lookout for Animated Ultra Magnus and Blitzwing as well as Universe Galvatron and Acid Storm.
     
  5. Lord Astrotrain

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    carson city walmart report!

    topsy lane - still no sign of blitzwing D: checking back tomorrow though.

    retail ct - i talked with one of the stockers and she said that they usually only get stuff that runs out. their transformers section is SO SMALL. and they have so many movie figures. she was putting up some new leader class movie megatrons. they also have the keychains of barricade and prime.

    i'll check target tomorrow as well.
     
  6. olddirtyogre

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    Nothing in Reno...

    So last weekend I stopped a the only TRU here in town to see if I could track down Acid Storm and Galvatron (because so many people on the forums were having luck with their local TRU's). Well I had no such luck, so I figured I'd find someone working and ask if they can open a box/track down the figure(s) for me. Well I wasn't privy to how things are run at TRU, but I am now and frankly they're a-holes (pardon the French). I guess policy "states" that the only time they can open a new box is if the inventory on shelf has moved (sold) as to restock the goods. The employee, of whom I never got a name, said that these specific figures (Transformers Universe/Classics) "we're really moving" and that he expected "what's on the shelf to be gone within a weeks time and a new box is sure to be opened". Well, I called B.S. to that and pointed to the top of the shelf where they had excess built up of Tankor, Sunstreaker and Prowl and he was like, "oh, didn't see those...those will probably be gone too by next week". Well I knew if I was lucky they might move 4 figures within a weeks time (and that's being generous).
    So jump ahead to this weekend (a week and a day to the last time I stopped by TRU). Hot August Nights (huge city wide classic car show) is going on and my lady and I plan making an evening out of stopping by the different venues but before we do I say let's stop at TRU and check for some new formers. We get there and had little expectation of finding anything new...and you know what? I was right. To make things worse, upon inspection of the Transformers on display TRU hadn't sold a single f*ing thing. Nothing on the shelf had moved and neither had anything being stored on top of the shelves. TRU is a joke and so is their policy on what should be a customer service. But really the blame should be on Hasbro as well as TRU. TRU anticipated based on previous sales for ordering box volume of this new line but what they probably didn't pay attention to is the small number that are actually new figures (3 deluxes). Now I don't know if that's normal or not for Hasbro to release three figures at a time but it completely f's things up when a store whose policy is to not display new product until what's already on rack is moved (sold). Reno TRU made the mistake of ordering too much product and they lost my business. Now I'm just one person, so who really cares but I can't be the only one who's def up with this crap. I guess I'll just have to wait it out for Target or Walmart to get what I want. Good riddance TRU...until something "exclusive" and worth my time brings me back.
    Either way I'm still keeping an eye out and an open mind in finding TFA Blitzwing and Ultra Magnus as well as the new Universe Galvatron, Acid Storm, and Silverbolt.

    **as a quick edit, I should mention that the title of my post is says it all. I must have been everywhere Targets, Walmarts, and the infamous TRU and found nothing new or worthy of mention.
     
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    i found acid storm and galvatron at the carson city target today. i almost screamed. XD they also had powerglide.

    target has been getting the universe stuff really fast lately, and it's surprising me. kudos to them!
     
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    Nice find. I was in Carson City last Friday and stopped by the Target and picked up Arcee (Elita One size), Elita One, Armorhide, and some little jet (forgot the name, has a digital jungle camo paint). They are cool little figures, especially the two cycles. Was looking for the two figures you found, guess I'll have to find them here in Reno.
     
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    Score!

    Well it took long enough, but tonight I found 1x Galvatron and 1x Acid Storm at the South Reno Wal-Mart. I really had no intention of stopping after dinner because there has been nothing new for weeks now and I had given up hope to find the elusive Acid Storm and the meh Galvatron. Well I bought both figures and love A.S. but Galvatron is so-so, really more complicated than he should be and it bugs me that his paint is different than on the back of the box. Overall, pretty happy but what I really wanted was Animated Blitzwing and Ultra Magnus. I'll keep you posted if I find those Animated figures.
     
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    Holy Crap...I Found Animated Blitzwing!!!

    Well tonight after dinner my lady and I had to pick up some groceries and instead of going out of our way to get to Safeway we just snuck over to Wal-Mart to grab the few items we needed. Well like the nerd that I am I had to stop by the toy section to see if there was anything new (I honestly wasn't expecting anything). And upon first glance I didn't see anything and began to walk away when I did a double take on an animated voyager that I thought looked like blitzwing. Low and behold it was!!! I snagged that sucker, it was the only one and it was sitting pretty and pristine on the front of the shelving blending in to it's background (a mess of Animated figures strewn about). Well the figure is awesome a bit loose but nothing major. I'd definitely recommend this figure, it's very sweet. If I can get my hand on another one I'm definitely buying it.

    Oh and if you were wonding it was the Wal-Mart in Sparks/Spanish Springs.
     
  11. Lord Astrotrain

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    i'm going to try looking for blitzwing at the walmarts in carson after i get off work on thursday, which also happens to be when i get paid.

    i'm still waiting for target to get that shirt with prime, hot rod, jazz and bumblebee in. they have the spot for it, but they haven't gotten any more in for two weeks now. they had the movie autobot shirt, but it was way too big.
     
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    well. topsy ln. walmart had jack (aside from crazy old acquaintances), target is still the best place to go for the new universe stuff and animated activators.

    but i lucked out at retail dr. walmart. they had just gotten their truck in, and i spotted a box of animated voyager figures, the ONLY box of animated voyagers. so an associate was kind enough to open it for me...and there was blitzwing. and i got him. and i celebrated with tacos.
     
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    Went to the Wal-Mart in S. Reno today on my lunch break and was pleasantly surprised to see a huge display in the middle of the aisle. They had 40 Bumblebee 3-packs and too many to count for the new movie exclusive. Mixed in were the giant Bumblebee's for $35 and some other stuff. Didn't buy anything because I am pinching pennies as is, but I'm getting some extra green in a couple weeks and if they still have stuff at Wal-Mart then I'll be buying.
     
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    Same here (Las Vegas) at 1 of the Walmarts that I went today. I didn't buy anything but it looked nice with all those toys and DVD display.
     
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    Any good WMs near the strip in Vegas? Or any fairly decent toy haunts? I'll be in town for the Gamestop conference Sunday through Thursday and since OUR area got cleaned out of Fracture I'm hoping to score one :) 
     
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    Im pretty sure you will find Fracture soon. Walmart on Charleston & Decatur is where I saw a bunch of them. It's not too close to the strip though but just check online for the store locator.(Target, Walmart, and TRU)

    I know there is a Target and a TRU across each other on Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy. I think that will be the nearest store from the strip. We don't have any specialty toy shops at all but there is plenty of Walmarts and Targets through out the valley.
     
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    topsy ln. walmart has a lot of the older animated deluxes in a huge display, and all the deluxes are marked down to $7.77! the other side of the display is the voyagers, at $19.96 i believe. i scooped up grimlock and blackarachnia today~

    no sign of swoop or sentinel yet, but i'm keeping my eyes open.

    target and retail rd. walmart had very little. i may try my luck in reno on tuesday. we shall see though. ^^
     
  18. olddirtyogre

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    No need to wast the gas driving to Reno. I've checked all 3 Wal-Marts, 2 Targets, and the TRU with nothing spectacular to report. I've been looking for Swoop and S. Prime here for a while now but with no luck. The Wal-Marts have the same displays you mentioned with tons of old Animated and Movie crap. If I see anything worth mentioning I'll post here or PM you if you want. I was actually in Carson last weekend running some errands and made some of the same stops you did and saw exactly what you mentioned.
     
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    thanks. my plans kind of fell through today. got sick. x_x
     
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    went to topsy ln walmart today for pizza and happened to go through the toy section.

    found ironhide and sideswipe. one of each. got them both! deluxes are still on sale for $7.77 a piece too.

    and target on jacks valley rd has a BUNCH of the autobot shirts i've been waiting for, in black this time.
     

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