California Transformers Sightings

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  1. bearytrek

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    Stonestown target had a bee Shockwave, which I purchased...still has studio wheeljack bee movie, scorponoks, brawn 86, airazor, gamer starscreams, 100 bee, chases, detirus, animated bees, windblades... core tazkids, 86 ironhides, Mohawks, beasts arcees...leader armada megatrons and primals... trashmaster, studio galvatron, shadow striker, strongarm...

    Mcfarlane platinum steel, dark knight rises catwoman, batman Affleck, animal man, animated batman cyber, robins, scarecrows, riddler...batzarro 2packs, jim Gordon batman...

    Black series huyang, hera, tusken chief, pre visla, marrok, r2d2...mgs bongo sub...epic heroes sabine and paz...

    Gijoe carded Duke, recondo...mutt, metalhead, python Copperhead, Vypra, airborne...

    Neca haulathon Casey with foot soldier, Baxter stockman...
     
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  2. ApocalypseThruster

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    College Grove Walmart has 2 Twitches, 2 Nightshades, an Earthspark Prime, an Earthspark Megatron, an Earthspark Shockwave, 2 Shadow Strikers, 2 Detrituses, a Skullgrin, an Airazor, 2 Ratchets, 6 ROTB Mainline Voyager Optimus Primes, a ROTB Mainline Voyager Optimus Primal, an Armada Megatron, a Blitzwing, and an 86 Sludge.

    College Grove Target has 3 Tas Kids, an Earthspark Shockwave, 3 Gamer Sideswipes, 2 Gnaes, 2 Magneouses, a Gamer Starscream, and a Blitzwing. Ross nearby has a Buzzsaw.

    Mission Valley Target has a Tas Kid, a Chase, a Magneous, 3 Gamer Starscreams, a Ratchet, a Scrapheap, and an Optimus Primal.

    Sports Arena Target has 4 Tas Kids, 3 Twitches, 2 Magneouses, an Animated Bee, a Chase, a Brawn, 2 Trashmasters, 2 Gamer Starscreams, and a Scrapheap. Got the only Silverbolt, nothing else in the back. Ross nearby has nothing of note.

    Clairemont Walmart has an Iguanus, 5 Twitches, 3 Nightshades, an Earthspark Bumblebee, an Earthspark Grimlock, an Animated Bee, a Windblade, a Magneous, a $12 Doritos Jazz, a $12 Laser Cycle, a Gamer Starscream, a Scrapheap, a Thundertron, 4 ROTB Mainline Voyager Rhinoxes, 3 $19 Cloudcovers, 2 86 Sludges, 2 Fallens, 2 Armada Megatrons, a Blitzwing, and a Dreadwing.

    Othello Target has 3 Energon Megatrons, 2 Bouldercrashes, an Earthspark Starscream, 2 Animated Bees, 2 Chases, 2 Gamer Starscreams, a Scrapheap, 2 Armada Megatrons, and an 86 Sludge.

    Balboa Target has a Tas Kid, an Energon Megatron, a Bouldercrash, an Earthspark Shockwave, an Animated Bee, a Windblade, a Chase, a Magneous, 3 Gamer Starscreams, a Scrapheap, a Gamer Prime, 3 Laser Primes, a Tigerhawk, an Armada Megatron, a Dreadwing, an 86 Sludge, and a Coronation Starscream.

    Here’s a Tigerhawk :) 
     
  3. bearytrek

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    Tanforan Gamestop has legends angel, adaptoid, spider shot, end spider, Jack o lantern, tarantula, tombstone...black series karga, protocol droid, nightbrother archer, rotj Chewbacca...vintage Casian, finn, Morgan, jerrjerod, weequay...fetts ship...mgs blindpacks...filmation riddler and frostbite batman...

    Target Tanforan has origin wheeljack, core spike, energon megatron, tazkids, gamer starscream, 86 studio ratchet, airazor, detirus, shadow striker...

    Mcfarlane steel, platinum steel, superman, 66 robin, nightwing, nekron, hazmat batman...neca bad rex-1 robo cop, colossal frog...

    Mgs v wings, atat, imperial shuttle, falcon vs ties...epic heroes paz and sabine...phantom menace retro set...carded Duke, python Copperhead, metalhead, mutt...

    Motu Sunman 3pack with kidko, zapman, holographio...stratos, tmnt mousejaws and man at arms turtle version...
     
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    North Hollywood Target
     

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  5. hendogg1er

    hendogg1er Simply A Prime

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    Did you happen to find the skywarp n shrapnel
     
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    Noho target also has a seperate smaller section of transformers. It has ratchets and a windblade.
     
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    Target at Daly City Westlake plaza, one Origin Wheeljack, one Chase, a whole bunch of old Studio Series deluxe including 3x Scorponok
     
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    sad wasn’t able to pick him yesterday, but manage to get him today. looks like someone return a wj since i spotted two. also taz kid escape
    IMG_9453.jpeg IMG_9454.jpeg
     
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  9. orionpax636

    orionpax636 What the...?

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    Walnut Creek Target has 2-3 voyager Animated Optimus and a few core Beast Machine Cheetor, plus some Gamer Starscream.

    Pleasant Hill Target had nothing interesting.
     
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    SF stonestown target got another case of Deluxe united wave 1 with everyone except just one windblade at the expanded area. some more SS deluxe went away (not sure whether left the store or being relocated) saw couple of core class ironhide and movie arcee at the main TF area.
     
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    Fairfield target had 3 shockwaves. Left them with 1 left
     
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    All that stuff is still there though they put out a Legacy Windblade that I took. 4 Legacy Wheeljacks. Also lots of the previous SS Core wave with Ironhide, Arcee and Freezer. I picked up 1 Freezer to open as this is my first time seeing it at retail. Also another restock on SS Snarl
     
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    Which place is this? I can't figure out which store you mentioned
     
  14. clonemanager

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    This store is clearly a Failure. (why, see below) San Francisco West Target at Geary Blvd. no matter 30% off on The Target Circle week, these outdated items just don’t get to move.
    Studio Series Deluxe, 7x Airazor, 5x bumblebee, and 2 x Brawn.

    why? Outdated items should be priced at Ross Dress For Less.

    I wished Target management read this comment.
     

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    its not a Target managment issue. Data, sales, analytics drive everything. All they care about is the pegs not being empty, they want stock on the shelves - they don't care about characters or pegwarmers. Decisions about how much to buy of what Hasbro is putting in case assortments is made at the corporate level. Decisions on when to clearance items or sell off excess stock to Ross is also made at a corporate level using retail metrics. Because retail exclusives are given their own DPCI's those are more likely to be clearanced. General release product with a shared DPCI won't be clearanced for years because Target just recycles those DPCI's.
    In the instance you are referring to, the only thing you can really do is buy those items and return them to an out of the way store you may frequent less but then it will mess up the inventory ordering for any collectors who shop at that store.
    Additionally, those pegwarmers you are pointing out, I see them pretty frequently at Targets and Walmarts I stop at. Hasbro has a hand in this as well, they were thinking Rise of the Beasts would do better than it did and demand for characters like Airazor would be there and it's just not.

    I did find Blaster and Wheeljack on the last day of the Target Circle over the weekend, first pickups for me in a while.
     
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    Too bad I visited this store daily. I see how pathetic this store manager @ "SF West Target" has absolutely no idea how to clear the items off when they are supposed to. She does not understand how to sell toys, period.

    Before the Circle Promo week; the peg for the SS Deluxe only consisted of 1 peg that hangs no more than 5 units. The Expansion did not get set up on the first Sunday but the following Tuesday. I hate it when I kept seeing the outdated stuff on the pegs. Expressing these comments just hoping the incompetent management making additional move; instead of shelving them back to the backroom.... LOL
     
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    This is where we as collectors are blinded to the fact that the things we collect are niche, one of thousands of products sold in their store. You would have more of a point if the only product this store sold were Transformers/toys. Product is automatically ordered based on sales analytics, established contracts between the manufacturers and stores. The store managers responsibility is to make sure the store is running as it should and has no say in what is or the amount of product ordered, its not her job to sell toys. If you are lucky sometimes you can find someone in the department who is a collector and while they have no say in how things are displayed, ordered, etc. they can give you insight on when to look out for restocks or when/if you should even bother checking the store.
    End caps, displays, department/aisle resets, sales/promos are all dictated by corporate, again, all based on analytics and contracts.

    I haven't seen one probably since before the pandemic but years ago, when driving around store to store was a thing, sometimes I would see the Hasbro reps checking the aisles. Their jobs are just to make sure product is properly displayed and check with stores to see what product is moving and what is sitting. While they have hard data to track this, they also want to see it, hear it from the store employees in person. If you run across one of the Hasbro reps, they would be your best bet to voice your concerns but again, I haven't seen one in years and its more of being at the right place at the right time.
     
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  18. ghostyurei

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    Honestly, at least one person at SF West Target has given me good info on upcoming releases in the past so someone there knows what’s in the pipeline. It could also account for why things seem kinda cherry-picked there when new stuff lands too…
     
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    Stonestown target has chase, animated bee, detirus, windblade, brawn 86, Airazor, bee 100 deluxes... dreadwing, primal leaders...trashmaster, gamer starscream...

    Mcfarlane batman Affleck, Gordon batman, animal man, steel platinum, luthor superman suit, nightwing, batzarro 2packs, beyond 2packs, nekron, animated batman cyber, riddler, scarecrows, robin...

    Mutt, quick kick, python Copperhead and vypra, metalhead, recondo card...

    Black series huyang, hera, marrok, paz , pre visla, tusken chief...mgs atat, imperial shuttle, naboo starfighter, bongo sub, one blindpacks...
     
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    North Hollywood Target just had BBM Shcokwave.
     
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