Somebody beat you to the punch. . .

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Fifam94, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    I'm sure that every collector out there has had this happen to them at one moment or another. You're looking for one figure in particular, searching every star, every world. . . And just when all hope is lost, message of a new discovery draws you to an aisle. You finally see the figure you want. . . But it's in someone else's arms, and it was the last one.

    For me, it would have to be my first time hunting for HA Roadbuster, oh how I wanted to snatch it out of that guy's arms. Share yours!
     
  2. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    Happened today, in Toys r us (canada) they had a 8$ deluxe sale, I was aiming for prime figures, there was only bumblebee left :(  then I proceed to the checkout with my bumblebee saying "what the heck it's bumblebee for 8$ he's not that bad" and the guy in front of me had starscream:redface2: 
     
  3. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    Awh, sucks to hear that man. Patience though, i'm sure in no time that Prime Screamer is gonna be pegwarming.
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    g1 trypticon for 4.50 the other day, missing everything, but for that price, i'd complete it
     
  5. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Happened to me at TRU with Universe Acid Storm but I already had so many of that mold that I didn't sweat it. Found one a few minutes later anyway at a different TRU. lol
     
  6. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    Happened the first time I saw DOTM Cyberverse Soundwave in person. A mother had JUST shoveled it with a Bumblebee into her cart! :lol 
     
  7. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Did you make like a soccermom & start shit in the checkout isle?
     
  8. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Never had this happen to me, actually.
     
  9. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    still looking in vain for a universe /generations junkheap...seen three different folks in stores carry out the last one.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I've been lucky too, but I know that one of these days I'll get some ****** trying to grab stuff outa my hands & shit's gonna go down.
     
  11. prime roller

    prime roller introspective reflector

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    I was in Toys R Us one time and a group of ninjas had the last Robot Heroes pack in their carry-basket. So I gave them all the ol' knee-sternum-head (tm) move and double back-flip round-house kicked the pack into my cart. The check-out girl said I was her hero, so I grabbed the end of the Toys R Us banner and swung out the front door holding her in my arms. (she was holding the Robot Heroes for me.) True story. I win.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I read this post imagining you as the red furry in your avatar.
     
  13. Crazy Ramjetty

    Crazy Ramjetty marvel's got it good

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    well, it didn't happen in a store but rather online, I was ordering pony blind bag figs for myself on ebay and I had a bid on a goldengrape and it was about 10 seconds to closing. then out of nowhere some foo shows up, bids on it and I have no time to react and he wins it. thank god there was another one up for auction in the next two days otherwise I would have been pissed
     
  14. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Came pretty close to it one time. 2 years ago, somebody spotted a Universe Hot Shot at a Walmart 40 miles away. I drove over there only to find it somewhere else than where he said he planted it, which means someone got there before I did picked it up and decided against it. Lucky for me; that was the only Hot Shot I ever saw.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Hah, I love toy planting.
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Was at TRU at 1:30ish on Thursday night/Black Friday morning and found a case of Generations figs up on the top shelf where they sit extras. All sold out on the pegs so I figure what the Hell, right? Someone had pulled out 5 figs, as all that was left were 2 Warpaths, 2 Wheeljacks, and one Thundercracker. So I'm thinking I barely missed Sky Shadow and Junkheap.
     
  17. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    No lol:lol 
     
  18. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    lol I did this for TFTM Blackout 4 years ago. Hid it behind the vaccuum cleaner boxes.
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    ... but is it still there? You should go look.

    Seriously though, I remember doing this all the time when I was 10, and usually being able to find that shit later on too. However now that I'm older, I can't help but think how potentially dangerous that is because if people from different departments find & move it to the wrong place, it could end up being much harder to track down than if I'd just left it sitting where it normally lives.
     
  20. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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