New York Transformers Sightings

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  1. Astoriacrew

    Astoriacrew Well-Known Member

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    konakazi, how did you manage to find armada thrust? been looking all over for it, and it's at TS TRU??? I went to the Waterbury, Ct. TRU, and I managed to find Cyclonus with a new catalog for August Armada stuff, and the Built to rule transformers. I live about 45 minutes from Times Square TRU. BTW, how are the G1 re-issues doing such as Skywarp, Prowl, and Red Alert doing? i might pick up prowl and RE next week.
     
  2. konakazi

    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    Yeah I've had Thrust for a while now! I saw another one yesterday when I was there. They had a few of them.

    I saw BTR Joe stuff yesterday, but not for TF.

    The re-issues seem to be doing OK. They thin out and get restocked. Some stuff takes a while to move but steadily vanishes, like when they had Ultra Magnus etc.
     
  3. Shin-Gouki

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    One sightings thread per state guys
     
  4. LoserBroadside

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    Astoriacrew, they have a couple Thrusts left at the K-Mart near Union Square. I think its at the intersect of 8th Street and Laffayette
     
  5. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Not anymore !! I snagged a Reptilion and a Silverbolt. For all of the bellyaching about these figures, the actual toys are actually much better than the pre-production versions used on the back of the blister packs. Yellows are toned down, greens aren't as neon as once believed.

    Reptilion is exceptional, I would like to get three of em and make a small army, kinda like a pack of Sharkticons. The repaint of Reptilion smokes the original version of Iguanas.

    Silverbolt isn't as bad. Odd color choice for an Autobot, but man do the colors blend together nicely on his wings.


    Snarl - WOW !! Forget the original, this repaint owns!! They replaced most of the pre-production red painted areas with translucent red plastic and it looks great. I cringed at the early pictures of him, but the final version came out with a lot of character. The only thing is there is too much left over "beige" plastic from the original, i.e. fists, tail, etc. Are still beige.


    I still think Optimal looks ridiculous, but in my opinion, nothing can help that mold. I think Transmetal 2 Optimus would have been a better choice for a repaint...

    chuckcjc
     
  6. Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider Life=Pain

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    the armada beastst were in kingston a few weeks back, i passed up on them though
     
  7. giga-galvatron

    giga-galvatron Decepticon S.T.A.G ******

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    To add my report:

    Various Kaybee Toys stores in Brooklyn and Queens have Destructicons and Thrust and Sideswipe if TRU Times Square is giving you trouble. I havent seen any new Tfs at Toy Tokoyo. They mostly carry the imports like kon (sorry I cant spell ya name) has said. They had Mircon Legend Hot Shot (got him!) and Megatron. They also had a couple of X-deminsion MiniCon sets for like 80 bucks! Hell no. Im waiting for later this month for Starscream and Inferno to come into the store.
     
  8. chuckcjc

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    Yeah, I found out about Toy Tokyo from the Toyark. Cool place. But if you are in NYC and want Starscream and Inferno head on over to Image Anime, or hit the Elizabeth Street Mall off of Canal Street in China Town. Same price about both places. They did have the Q-robo capsule toys though. 5 bucks a pop.

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  9. Astoriacrew

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    Gonna go to TRU Times Square, and I'll give everyone a full report on what I saw, and possibly picked up. Happy hunting to myself.
     
  10. konakazi

    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    Almost stopped in this morning, but going every day is exhausting! Let us know. I'll be in there tomorrow during my comic run ;) 
     
  11. Astoriacrew

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    Okay, just got back from the city. Here's my report. One side note, where is the huge Armada advertisement that I saw online?? Dang I missed it huh? Anywho, here's my story. There was a ton of Commemorative Series 3 and 4 stuff (Starscream, PMOP, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Jazz, etc.) Here's the Armada part: Thrust, Sideswipe, Terrorsaur(?), and Rhinox. I managed to pick up Thrust (finally!!!) for 9.99 before tax. Why is that figure so expensive on ebay for 20-25 bucks is beyond me. I also picked up the last Armada Rhinox. Very cool looking, I must say. Both are still MOC, and I'll tear them apart soon. I'll also give reviews on both figures when I mess around with them for a while. Wanted: Armada Wheeljack, Hoist, Overload, Tidal Wave, Unicron, G1 Red Alert, Prowl.
     
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    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    That's about the same stuffs. I saw the Armada ad on it. The display actually scrolls and changes in segments. Maybe the display is damaged, or they got sick of people asking if there was Unicron Battles product out yet :) 
     
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    TIDALWAVE IS IN NYC!!! There is one left in the K-Mart just south of Union Square (at the corner of 4th Ave and Lexington, I think). I got the other one. He is SOOOOOO awesome. Joysasm
     
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    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    Dang! Congrats Broadside!!

    I think I'm actually waiting for the Micron Legend version but that is a really cool find!

    Can I come to your house and play with him? :p 

    The Kmart is on Lafayette and 8th street. I can't believe they got ANYTHING new. Congrats again!
     
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    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    TRU Times Square:

    New mini cons! The triple changing mini cons are here. Emergency and Air Assault minis are at TRU right now so go check it out!
     
  16. Red Number 78

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    How many of each were in stock?
     
  17. konakazi

    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    haha, what am I a TRU employee? :eyebrow

    It definitely seemed like there were more Emergency sets than there were Air Assaults, but they have about 5 racks of mini-cons so I couldn't tell you for sure.

    If you missed them today, i'm sure they'll be restocked tomorrow. I wish we had the all black Air Assaults. I don't like that the minicon teams are all different colors, I like the uniform color theme better. Like the sea team. Oh well!
     
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    Kmart, Matamoras PA (a hair over the NY border off 84) - Tidal Wave. There was one left. The other is mine. Don't know about the back room.

    Walmart, right next door - All 3 new Supersons - Wheeljack, Hoist and Airrazor. Hidden up top. THere should be 2 left of each.
     
  19. konakazi

    konakazi Robot Pimp Hand is Strong

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    All the Transformers Universe stuff is restocked at TRU Times Square. Still have a few Emergency Teams, didn't notice any Air Assaults. They usually are there in the morning (10 sharp!) though.
     
  20. Astoriacrew

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    Explain to me exactly what the TF Universe stuff is. Should I start collecting it? Got my hands full with Amada and G1 stuff.
     

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