the best & worst experience hunting for TF"s

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  1. transfan681

    transfan681 Retired TF Collector

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    BEST :D 
    mostly when new lines come out mainly in 2010 when gens & HFTD came out and target had a big display even a tv showing the new stuff

    worst :( 
    going to target in the late waves of ROTF and finding NOTHING but FAB and RPM crap :mad: 
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Best - Probably the time around Christmas/Boxing Day when I scored Specialist Ratchet & Cyberfire Bee for 10 bucks a pop, Banzaitron for 17, Leader Starscream for 30, HA Icepick for 10... and FE Arcee/FE Starscream/FE Cliffjumper for 6 bucks + tax. Plus, I also managed to nab a Unicron for like 50 bucks at the same sale because TRU had enough of these to actually survive the madness, so I didn't even need to beat off the little kids with rubber hammers like some others.

    Worst - All those trips I took with my parents looking for TM Tarantulas as a kid, and getting shafted every time/scolded for still wanting toys at the age of 12 or however the fuck old I was.
     
  3. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Best: July 2011, Hasbro online has a glitch that cancels out the prices and allows to buy for $0. Allows me to get 14 transformers for free, such as Gen Thundercracker, Kup, several movie figures, ect.

    Worst, hunting for ROTF Skystalker, going to three states, countless stores to no figure. Then as I'm about to give up, I go to a Walmart 20 miles west of my location and saw it, got it, and never saw another one after that.
     
  4. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Best: Walking into a local vintage toy shop to trade in my collection of LOTR figures and finding a nearly complete G1 Grimlock for sale.

    Worst:: going into 4 targets looking to get the ROTF combiners ( Superion and Bruticus) and find nothing, and is the last one some asshat walking out of the toy aisle with the last 4 they had and talking on his cell phone how he was going to make a killing selling them on ebay.
     
  5. SHINOBI03

    SHINOBI03 Well-Known Member

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    Best: Getting DOTM Takara Air Raid for $19.99.

    Worst: Buying Generations Wheeljack & Warpath and not getting them.
     
  6. ubertenorman

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    BEST:

    Went across WI to Madison with a friend and stopped at ToysRUs when TF Prime RID figures were just coming out. Saw a full case of deluxes on shelves!

    WORST:

    Literally 15 seconds later, some stereotypical collector (wearing sweatpants, unshowered, and without social skills) and his girlfriend walked over, saw I was eyeing the Prime figs up, walked right in front of me and grabbed half the case.

    I guess I shouldn't be offended, but seriously? I know that Soundwave is in high demand, but you shouldn't have to snatch it right under another collector's nose.

    And yes, I shouldn't stereotype, but that's the second fellow collector I've seen who's like that. I try really hard not to be fall into that stereotype, but apparently others just don't care. :p 
     
  7. Salty

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    Best: Finding ROTF Leader Prime at retail pretty well after he became the sought after version and was mostly gone from retail.

    Worst: Never seeing RTS Solar Storm Grappel at retail after many trips looking.
     
  8. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    Best: getting Ultra Magnus for Christmas back in the 80s

    Worst: being a child in the 80s and getting Ultra Magnus and never owning a G1 Prime, even to this day. The day a girl buys me that I shall marry her, my ex-fiancee came close she got me God Ginrai, but obviously after that mistake I sent her packing.....
     
  9. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    My best was recently actually. I've found everything I wanted from PRID deluxe and voyager waves 1 and 2 at Target. Hopefully the same will happen with future waves.

    I can't recall the worst but a nasty one was seeing 2 pegs of PRID Bumblebees in a TRU when I was looking for Wheeljack.
     
  10. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Zoot Suit Riot

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    Best: Finding TF: Prime soundwave.

    Worst: Trying to find the latter PCC toys.
     
  11. Toyzaremine

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    My best experience as an adult was finding G1 Megatron (Takara reissue) and soundwave misb on the shelf of walmart a few years back. I was so dumbfounded, I had to pinch myself that I wasnt dreaming this. They were available thru the website and someone returned them. Needless to say they didnt ring up, but ended up buying them pretty cheaply.
     
  12. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    Best: Finding a Generations Lugnut at retail
    Worst: When a Target employee told me that they don't get boxes for collectors
     
  13. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Veteran

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    Best: Spent all day hunting for a Masterpiece Rodimus Prime and couldn't find a him at all. I vented on the sightings thread, and RICEMASTER PM'd me saying that there is now on on hold for me at TRU next to my house and to go pick it up. Thanks again buddy :thumb . Also another good one would be when I was hunting around all the targets in town (for the Prime figures) without a smart phone and I was texting a buddy and he texted me what targets had what using the DCPI codes. got everything we needed that day :thumb 

    Worst: going on specific, multiple hunts for Windcharger, FE Prime, and Bulkhead, Target DLX Leadfoot, and DOTM Que and Soundwave, only to find out months later those figures are cancelled.
     
  14. MPrime10

    MPrime10 Boomsticks.

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    Best Experiences:
    Finding DOTM Figures before release date.
    Finding TFP Soundwave when I wasn't even hunting.

    Worst Experience:
    Not going to a Target to look for PRiD figures, and the next day I see that someone purchased the figures that I wanted from that same Target!
     
  15. tfprime32

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    best:finding TFPRIME whelljack and soundwave

    worst: i went to toysRus and i ask the guy do u have MP RODIMUS and they were looking all over the store. then they say no we dont! i was flipping out i was so pissied off and they say it only at certen stores!!! i was so upset!
    i had enough money and i was saving up for him too!

    and night mopher ooptimus prime i bought it at BOTCON!2 but i bot the wrong color!and HA SOUNDWAVE,QUE
     
  16. Bumblebee765

    Bumblebee765 Wrecker

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    Best: When I wasn't really looking for anything, but I found Autobot Armor Topspin at K Mart! :D 

    Worst: I don't really have one...
     
  17. Bountyan

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    Walking into Superstore and finding Windcharger while I wasn't even looking for him specifically. And this was when he was still rare.
     
  18. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Best(got a couple): During Beast Wars when I was in high school and couldn't drive yet, my dad and I driving around hunting down figures. Annoyed him a bit but the memories and time together of it I think we both enjoyed.

    And when Target had their 2 packs accidentally for $5 me and my wife went to a Target after I met her for lunch one day and they had TONS on the shelf. I bought 2 of each for me and my son each having one. Then a kid came by and wanted one but the mom was saying how it was too expensive. I went whispered to her about the price, "Well maybe today I can treat you to one" she told her kiddo. I couldn't stop smiling.


    Worst: The movie lines clogging up in the end, squeezing away Generation space and the resulting price of trying to get the Gens going up.
     
  19. dmc2008

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    Best: Nothing really beat the feeling of seeing fully-stocked shelves when TFA launched... But I think the best may be picking up ROTF Optimus early. I avoided pics of him for a while and was blown away by how amazing he is. Still one of my all-time favorite TFs!

    Worst: Living in NH and searching for a Masterpiece Starscream. I don't even want to think of how much gas I wasted... Not to mention I finally bought him off of eBay.
    Honorable mention is probably searching for TFA Wreck-Gar..
     
  20. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Best:
    Finding a high end collector that was getting rid of practically all his MIB G1 Japanese TFs. I think I bought about 25 items from him at reasonable prices, including pieces like a minty Minerva and Artfire.

    Worst:
    Seeing a MOSC Bumblejumper listed as Cliffjumper at 200$ just posted on ebay. In the time it took me to open the page and click the BIN button, it was sold! So so sad :( 
     

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