Alabama Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Tim Formas, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. jestermon

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    I stocked an entire case of series 9 they were just sitting on the riser at Guntersville

    Boaz has all the Caliban wave but Beast
     

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    Found Seige Springer at the Athens Walmart this morning.
     
  3. IonCannonsRule

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    Found Springer at Arab Walmart. Unfortunately there was only one.
     
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    I think the one I found was a return. I saw the box was opened with some damage. When I got him home everything was there. My guess is someone probably got pissed off and returned it. It didn’t have any ties or anything. It’s a cool figure but it took a while to transform him in all 3 modes.
     
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    Right? I was doing side by side comparisons with my T30 Springer and Siege is actually more involved to transform. Great design!
     
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    Don’t get me wrong I love him. A great update. He will be replacing my thrilling 30 version.
     
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    I can't wait till i get 1. I'm going the Amazon way flight since i got the order in under my trial week of free shipping. So they will be honoring my 2 day ship speed so that's really cool.


     
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    .... If I keep seeing single Starscreams as the only Voyager, that probably means I missed springer at all my local haunts right?
     
  9. jestermon

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    They had a Brunt at Centre Wal-Mart I'd never seen him before.
     
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    Found Springer at Target in Madison. Went to pay for him and they would not sell him due to release date of 28 July. My 10 year old was devastated, but took it like a champ. They gave me a $10 off my purchase and a $15 giftcard for my trouble. Manager said there was no way to override and allow me to purchase, although I think I have heard from others that is not true?
     
  11. transmasterc

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    Walmart is a different story. Got Springer in Athens with no problem. I know I posted this but it looked like a return. The box was opened and in rough shape but everything was there. I was going to open it anyway.
     
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    Every little WM manager is their own seperate WM if they decide to do something they will and if they don't want to they won't.

    They aren't supposed to sell it but the stocker wasn't supposed to put it out either but was probably told by a manager not to leave anything on a cart.

    Next time try the self checkouts they seem to be a work around sometimes.
     
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    I literally had that one in my hand last week on my lunch break and excitedly hurried to the checkout...only to be met with The Dreaded Street Date Fiasco!!! I tried to bargain with the cashier and her manager by saying that the wave-mate, Starscream would ring up...and why couldn't I just go grab it and ring up in place of the dated figure (since they're the same price). No. Fucking. Dice. My day went from Best Day Ever to shit with the beep of a scanner.
     
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    That is BS. What,are they holding Springer hostage till next Father’s Day?
     
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    Uhmmm......Fathers day was LAST MONTH like say June 16th. Didn't you know that and get your dad a card last month for father's day.


     
  16. transmasterc

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    I meant next Father’s Day. Also with the way stuff is being handled it might take that long, LOL. Also I was kidding.
     
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    Springer, red alert, refraktor x2, and galaxy upgrade prime were all at the Oxford target a few minutes ago.
     
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    Wave 3 Siege finally hit the Opelika Target. Either one or two of each deluxe figure still in stock (Hound, Red Alert, Brunt, Refraktor - I grabbed one of the two Brunts). They also have two Chromias from the previous wave. The voyager pickings are slim - they only had one Starscream. The leader options though... I've never seen as many leader toys at this location. At least five Optimus Primes and at least five Shockwaves.

    As far as the little guys go, they're still obstinately sticking with the wave 1 figures.
     
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    Well guys, according to Brickseek and in person visits NO RANIMAKERS here, or if we do ever get them it will be DEAD LAST as usual. And Like I have said a few times before this isn't even that far out in the boonies of an area. We have the arsenal, 65/565, lots of industry, an international airport. But every scalper comic shop, online specialty shop and con booth with have their shot at these first and at their markup s before we ever see them on a shelf for retail.
    When's the last time anyone saw anything but wave 1 of those super articulated Star Wars figures, I also never saw ANY of the vintage reiissues at all . I have said a few times we have the worst dissolution of almost anywhere in the country and Certainly the worst for a town/ area of this size. You see Missouri and Arkansas getting stuff month or two before we do and I never had any explanation for it. To clarify this isn't other collectors getting this stuff, the Target where I first struck out I had them run the DCPI and they said no target in Huntsville or Madison had any at all and hadn't gotten any and wasn't scheduled to get any yet.
     
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    .... is it true that Target has threatened some lawsuit to brickseek and now brickseek doesn't work for Transformers? Why would they do that? The thread where it came up the the guys said it was over employees getting called out for hiding some Nintendo product, like why would Target corporate help workers in that situation/.... it is literally a service that tells customers that Target has products to buy when and where why would they want to STOP that?