California Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by kpassman, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. thebuenosdiaz

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    Thanks, I had given up hope! Just grabbed the last one
     
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  2. CeramicDragon

    CeramicDragon 40 something toy lover

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    North Irvine target has nothing. Who's a regular there?
     
  3. SALI

    SALI Starscream's Brigade

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    Glad u found one! i hid them behind the sea of cara dunes:D 
     
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    My wife and I over the past few days have done our best to divide, conquer and search as many Targets and Walmarts as possible from the Carlsbad area all the way down to Chula Vista in search of a Studio Series Blurr.

    I’m fortunate she’s willing to do this sort of thing and even more fortunate that she’s willing to accept our end result: which is nothing.

    Nada. Zilch. We’ve seen everything else over the past few days, Hot Rod, Scourge, Grimlock, you name it, didn’t buy or want any of it. Just a single deluxe Blurr and after seeing some of the San Diego-based reports around here, it’s even worse because it means we were always just barely missing them. Either a day too early or a day too late.

    I hope someone else out there in this area has better luck than we did. Even the collectibles stores ‘round here are dry or haven’t gotten anything yet.

    But we’ve given up. Scummy scalpers win it this time. Lining their pockets is the only option we have in order to get one here in a timely manner.
     
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  5. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Retired Admln Veteran

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    I understand the Frustration. I have hit every Walmart in LA looking for the Headmasters and found two things. Jack and Shit.
     
  6. Naytron

    Naytron @naytrontf

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    Damn. I would've grabbed the last one last night for you guys if I knew this. I'll get Blurr if I see him in my area. I'm in Rancho Penasquitos and usually check out Poway and 4S. Sometimes Mira Mesa and Escondido.
     
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  7. Theblueblurr

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    We appreciate that thought, but don’t worry yourself over it. Already ordered one from online. It was unlikely that Murphy Canyon Blurr was gonna last almost 24 hours on the shelf anyways. Would have saved us a lot of trouble if WalMart employees were any help when you try to call them and save us the trip lol. But they never know what a “transformer” or even an item number is when I call, if they ever even pick up.

    Target is a little bit better but their numbers have been unreliable. They answer and search item numbers no problem but when I give them the dcpi for SS86 Blurr they’ll tell me stuff like, “Oh, mission valley has 8 and santee has 9”. Now, I realize this dcpi is probably shared with other wave mates but with numbers like that Ill usually take the chance. Only to get there and find out that they actually show 0 in front and back. I get that it usually takes 24 hours for their systems to update but Mission valley has been showing “8 on floor” to other stores with an actual number of 0 in stock since Sunday, which is nuts to me.

    Like I said, don’t worry about it, but the thought is appreciated. I’m just hoping my ramblings will save anyone else in the area the trouble of searching or the gas money, haha. Sometimes letting folks know that there’s nothing is as helpful as there being something.
     
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  8. Orange Kaiju

    Orange Kaiju My foot!

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    I took one and another collector got the other. I am willing to trade it for scourge+20 bucks. Let me know.
     

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    Sadly the scalpers benefit as much as collectors by us even saying there's nothing at X location. Just saved them gas money.

    Anyone seeing BW Megatron or Airazor in the wild? I want to order online but I know I'll find these figures while waiting for delivery.
     
  10. Shin-Gouki

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    Yeah, reminds me of when I was in Minneapolis a while back and we had to go to PMs for sightings because BBTS used to buy out all the exclusives in that area to scalp
     
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  11. ApocalypseThruster

    ApocalypseThruster Local “Why aren’t they here?!” Poster

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    Airazor isn't out yet, FYI. I have seen BW Megs in the wild, though, though it was from me being lucky enough to see a Kingdom Leader box being stocked.
     
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  12. Exodus

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    I lose respect with stores that do that, do they actually post it on their own site to sell too? Haven't seen anything too crazy price wise with bbts though, unlike tfsource...
     
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    Jeez, I had heard rumblings about this but didn't know the extent.

    Thanks. I figured with Airazor but was hoping someone had seen one since TFSource says a Feb release is expected.
     
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    I think the biggest problem here is stores are only getting a case every so often. That’s not enough for the number of people wanting to buy in the area.

    Agreed, Walmart is the worst when it comes to getting any help. I need to remember not to try and find employees to help check on an item.

    Target is better since you have a code for the item and some employees can help check what’s stocked sometimes
     
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    The Riverside Dr. Target has one each of the Kingdom Cyclonus, and the Studio Series 86 Jazz and Blurr figures. I bought the one Studio Series 86 Kup. The Woodland and Davis Target stores have the DC Batcave set on sale for $22. And I found two McFarlane Toys Death Metal Batman figures at the Woodland Target.
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  16. Slimaximus

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    Good news cleared from quarantine. Bad news no sign of Grimlock on my hunt :( 
     
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  17. Orange Kaiju

    Orange Kaiju My foot!

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    Willing to trade SS Grimlock for either Scourge, Mcfarlane Death Metal Batman or The Drowned and the rest in cash. East bay only, thanks.
     
  18. Cheetimus Prime

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    Thanks. The clear plastic on my jazz is cracking and breaking so picking up a new one is great.
     
  19. Naytron

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    Yeah, np! Always trying to look out for my fellow collectors. It's irritating asking employees for stock info cuz you can have a cool person helping out or a total dick... A couple weeks ago when I was hunting for Grimlock I asked an employee if they had it in the back and she straight up said "this isn't supposed to be out on the shelves until Feb 1st." I said "I've seen other Targets come out with them..." She replied and said "well, they aren't supposed to" with an attitude... Same Target I got Hotrod and Scourge in the beginning of January... Smh.

    Anyways, I hope your Blurr gets shipped soon!
     
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  20. Shin-Gouki

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    Rosemead Walmart has 2 Jazz, 2 Kup and 3 Blurr

    And I wasted another day looking for Headmasters