Illinois Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Static Prime, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Klismo

    Klismo Active Member

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    It's crazy, I've hardly had any luck purchasing stuff on Hasbro Pulse because every time I go on there and click on various figures they are always sold out. It's strange to me that Hasbro would always be sold out of the very items they make. Do they just not produce enough to meet demand? Or would they rather not produce too much to be sitting on inventory? Better question is why do they do such a horrible job at estimating demand for their products?
     
  2. Prometheus 073

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    Haven't paid too close attention, but it seems SOME of the figures listed as sold out are only sold out for a while, then become availible later. It seems like maybe they give the waves a chance to sell in the brick and motor stores, then make them availible again? Anyone back me up on that?
     
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    One Airazor, zero Huffers, and a million each of Ractonite and Arcee at the Foster Target near the freeway in Chicago today.
     
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    jaw drops im near hodgkins and i had no idea they had the new studio series deluxe wave
     
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    It's about artificial scarcity (think diamonds). The proof is in the emails: they push "back in stock" items every Fri, while giving priority to Pulse Premium members. The pitch: pay $50/yr for opportunity to pay full MSRP before everyone else has a chance. Unfortunately, if they are limiting supplies on purpose, it's creating a vicious cycle of trying to outrun the scalpers & pumping prices even higher (i.e. $23 for Netflix figures on Pulse, and $36 for Netflix BB on Walmart.com).
     
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    I think there's still some at peterson target, unless you want someone to pick it up for you if that's what you mean
     
  7. Wreckgar

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    There was a bunch at Elston Target last weekend
     
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    Hodgkins Target. A few SS '86 figures.
     
  9. RileyVonMetalLeg

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    So how does a mofo get a Centurion set around here... Unless they really dont care.
     
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    Pray they release another batch or pay the troll toll to ebay.
     
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    Is ER smokescreen still showing up at like aldis or anything?
     
  12. DX7879

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    Anyone interested in the Transformers Furai model kits they're 40% off at Hobby Lobby. Sale ends today
     
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    Orland Park walmart had netflix wave 3.
    It had two of everything buy I took a deep cover and ironhide.
     
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    Target in Bolingbrook had kingdom bw megatron and kingdom ultra magnus. Took the Megatron. Maybe these will start hitting the area.

    That's it. I'm completely caught up now. Bring on the next wave!
     
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    Not TF related, but if anyone spots any Major Bludd's or Cobra Vipers.... I'd be ever grateful. The Scalpers are strong with the joes and it's disheartening!
     
  17. IronPrime2169

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    Hey all, finally got some money saved and I’m back on the hunt.

    I was wondering what the situation was on kingdom wave 1. It’s been a couple months since it dropped, so I’m assuming it’s not too hard to find. I’m also wondering what the situation on kingdom wave 2 and the Dino wave for studio series. Also, are SS86 Grimlocks still shelf warming? And have any more thrusts or Netflix nemesis primes shown up (I realize this is highly unlikely, but it can’t hurt to ask).

    Sorry if these are redundant, I just haven’t been out hunting in almost 3 months. Thanks for all your help.
    Also, I’m in the north east suburbs, like Buffalo grove.
     
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    For kingdom, wave 2 deluxes are becoming a bit more common so the wave 1 deluxes might be hard to find. Theres still a few at my local target though. The voyagers and leaders on the other hand were here and gone in an instant (at least in my experience) so I never was able to find a cyclonus (I actually found wave 1 primal after wave 2 dinobot). Never saw a leader class figure. Though I do think Walmart is doing restocks of wave 1 voyagers and target is getting in leaders again.

    dino wave for SS is very common and easy to find, so no problems there. SS86 Grimlock disappeared from the Bloomington-Normal area just recently but I believe he should be out there.

    thrust hasn’t shown up again (same with runabout). I don’t think nemesis prime ever showed up at retail but he is in stock at BBTS. Hope this helps!
     
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  19. IronPrime2169

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    Thank you so much, this helps a lot! May I just ask what general area of the state you are in I.e, suburbs, northeast etc?
     
  20. Oreo Bot

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    I’m in central