Oregon Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Ramulus, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Ramulus

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    I thought we Oregon hunters could use a new forum of our own here. And I figured a good way to start this thread off would be...

    STARSCREAM RE-ISSUE!

    Found *one*, sitting all by it's lonesome, at the Jantzen Beach TRU! I checked the Clackamas TRU on the 14th, zip, and the Lloyd Center TRU today, also zip. But lo and behold, there he was in all his glory at Jantzen Beach. Box quality is great, but not perfect: there are a couple of small scrapes on the back, so I might open him since I never owned the original as a kid. (Ramulus imagines G-Force screaming "Noooooooo!" in slow motion and laughs >) )

    But he's out there, or will be shortly, at a TRU near you...happy hunting!

    Rammy
     
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    Good to hear. I saw a Jetfire at the Wood Village Wal-mart tonight, no ruination or anything of note.

    On a rather unrelated note any Oregon hunters seen the new GI Joe Spytroops?
     
  3. G-Force

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    Re: Oregon Sightings Thread

    You Bastard!!! j/k Congratulations on the find. He should be showing uo in numbers shortly. Fact of the matter is I haven't been looking too much as of late. There's been quite a drought of new toys over the last month or so.

    BTW, what are your impressions of the mold? Everything nice and tight? That's how I like em';) 
     
  4. Ramulus

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    Re: Re: Oregon Sightings Thread

    You so nasty! I actually haven't opened him yet, probably tomorrow. I'm so sleepy now I don't think I would appreciate the experience properly. :) 

    One thing, looking from the outside. Wasn't SS white, or off white? I don't remember him being this dark grey/silver color, but then again, it *has* been a long time since I saw one 'live' back in the 80's. The only jets I had back in the day were Thrust and Ramjet, none of the original three seekers. Maybe I'm confusing Ramjet for SS or something.

    And as a side rant, if they are going to put choking warnings on the box, why make the missles so freaking huge? I can see them in the package and I can tell they are the new "safety" size. What happened to the "for adult collecters" nonsense? What, I ask you?! :) 
     
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    Yup, at the 185th, TV Hwy, Beaverton-Hillsdale, & Washington ....ahhh....at Target & Fred Myer...
     
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    Jetfire is becoming more frequent. I picked up mine at Target (Wash Sq). Re-issue Ultra Magnus is quickly disappearing.
    Some Toys R US's now have stickers out on bins for G1 Starscream, AND they have "Silversteak" and "Jazz" in their computers.

    {Edited} Rammy: The Takara reissue Starscream was grey. It's probably right.
     
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    I agree about jetfire becoming more frequent I saw three at the Mall 205 target.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the tip Omega!
     
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    the good thing is that here in Oregon, there's like a million Targets around...it only makes our chances better...now only if Fred Myer can get it the same time too then it would be so damn cool.
     
  10. Ramulus

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    Good point, Omega...freddies always seems to be behind Target. And it's so frustrating that we have a million Target's and only two Wal*Mart's. :mad: 
     
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    i remember only once Fred Myer was before Target.......and that was Pants Prime

    but at least Fred Myer is good for something (TF related)...and thats HOCs

    as for Wal-Mart, i passed Cornelius Pass and saw a sign with Wal-Mart something, either they bought land or its just a ad...so we might be seeing 1 more location (though it'll be like a year or two til it opens)...

    but enough with the bad things...at least we got those bazillion Targets to go to.
     
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    FYI Salem has 1 TRU, 1 Target, 2 Walmarts, and 3 Fred Meyers.
    I miss all the sales that went on around Christmas.
    :cry 
    I want some HOC's but not at $4 a shot. Come on Freddy's, get with the sales again.

    Does TRU EVER have any sales on Transformers?
     
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    TRU only seems to have sales when they get desparately over-stocked...like when they had all those RID peg warmers. Otherwise, they never seem to have "regular" sales like the other chains do.

    Still, we could use another Wal*Mart or two in the PDX metro area. The one out on 82nd is too far from my house, and the one in the couv, well...it's in the couv! (shudders) :) 

    Fred Meyer does rock when it comes to HOC, and for that I am grateful. Plus the pre-media company I work for shoots all the FM ads, so I always know when the TF's will be on sale (and the photographers ask me to make sure they are transformed correctly, lol! :)  )
     
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    Don't forget about the Wal-mart in Fairview/Gresham. It's never anywhere near as busy as that 82nd freakshow. I avoid that place like anthrax.:eyebrow
     
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    for me, the washington Wal-Mart is closer (and easier to get to) from where i live.
     
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    Granted fredy meyer's does not always have sales when we want them but it looks like they got in some of the Wave 1 HOC figures - megatron & prime with guns and some others. I saw these at the fred meyer on TV hwy and 217
     
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    there's still 4 Jetfire's at Target Washington Square...and another 4 at the TV Hwy Jetfire....and NO G1 re-issues (not even magnus) at TRU Tigard on the shelves or above...thats about it.
     
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    I checked the Salem TRU today (I'm on vacation this week)...nada, not even any Magnus or Prime RID on clearance. But of all things the Cottage Grove Wal*Mart had the best Armada selection I have ever seen...tons of everything, all sizes, you name it. Either someone there likes Armada, or no one ever buys them. :) 
     
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    Where's Cottage Grove?
     
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    Cottage Grove (or just "The Grove", as my parents call it in a vain attempt at making it sound 'hip') is about 20 minutes south of Eugene. Not normally a place you would want to drive all the way to for a toy, but I happened to be down there the first part of this week. I only mentioned it because they had the best selection of Armada I have ever seen in a Wal*Mart...kudos to them.
     

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