Illinois Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Dah Padre

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    I'm all out of jetfires. I hooked up 3 guys here from the boards at retail price. I have no problem doing that at all. We are all collectors here just trying to get what we like and not be taken advantage of. If I had more believe me I would share. If I come across more I'll buy them and hook up fellow members further
     
  2. awakion

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    While I understand the heart behind this, it's not really fair to the people who don't know about these boards or who aren't part of the clique that seems to exist in a lot of these forums. The only way you can get some of the newer figures is to contact specific people on a specific board and them pay shipping costs or drive to meet up with them? Sounds a little Mob-like to me.

    I don't mind someone picking up one or two extras because you know you have people who want them, but come on...buying up EVERYTHING so the scalpers don't get them? That's ridiculous.
     
  3. Alkaline

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    Well I thank Bill for mine though last time I checked we were not in a clique. Honestly, I think total Padre and Higa Bought like 8 Jetfires and every single one of them went to someone on these forums. It is not like they are going to every store and taking them away, they went to 1 Toys R Us, the same TRU in fact. So, yeah I would rather them get them from that one store and hook others up. Hell most of the time bill will drop the figure off at no extra charge. And what would I have done if I did not get one from Bill? I would have waited the 2 weeks or so when the Jetfires are clogging the shelves because just like every other movie toy, that is what will happen.

    Serriously people take a fucking chill pill, also Mr. MN I am sorry you didn't get one, but as they are slowly popping up I am sure you will and I assure you if either Padre or Bill had an extra they would have hooked you up in a heartbeat.
     
  4. diablien

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  5. DX7879

    DX7879 Captain of Strawhats

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    I don't think bhiga and dahpadre did wrong in picking whatever amount of Jetfires they did. It was picked up for the purpose of helping others out, and not just hording them, selling them for way over retail, trade bait or anything like that.

    Plus a lot of the figures people are picking up for others right now are wide releases, and will be everywhere in a few weeks, so no worries. With exclusives, a lot of people never see them (especially wal-mart ones), and would it be wrong to pick up some extra figures for some friends, instead of telling them to go get it themselves?
     
  6. Dah Padre

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    Ok, let me clear things up. If I go into a store and buy 1 and leave 50, or buy 51 and leave 0, that's my business. I personally don't buy figures to take from scalpers. I get them to hook up people who I know are looking, or have come to me asking to help look. I can't even count the times I have sent a text, posted on the board while in the store from my phone, or given a call and walked around a store with a cart loaded for 45 minutes to an hour waiting on a reply to see who wants what. I even went around looking for more so I can hook up our visitor Marty from Minnesota. I am sure more than 10 people on TFW2005 can vouch I have hooked them up and not asked for more than retail. If I wanted to be a dick I'd include gas, time, and effort in that cost. There is no mob or clique, cause anybody who asks can get one. This is not an exclusive club, cause if it were you wouldn't know anybody had 1 jetfire. This would be private and handled by PM or other means. If I get something for somebody how else are they going to get it if there is no meet-up? If no meet-up next option is to ship it to them..... Think about what you are saying. If I burn ½ a tank of gas driving all over the city and suburbs, you can bet damn well I am going to buy what I want for whomever I want. So when it comes to terms of being ridiculous, check ones self before commenting out loud. I mean this in the most sincere way. In parting I just have one question.... Got Jetfire?
     
  7. Nightwing24

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    oh for gods sake if people really wanted these figures they would try to find sightings bourds. Besides it's not like Jetfire won't see wide release we're just getting them early and helping those in our community. Chill out.
     
  8. Alkaline

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    <3 Also you forgot you do it in style Hummer baby!
     
  9. jessecuster

    jessecuster One Goal!

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    No, actually, I don't. I did finally find a Mixmaster, yesterday at TRU on Western. Some guy was standing there holding the only one, and I just kind of hung out until he put it down and imediately snatched it up. They also had a bunch of Scalpels and Dune Runners.
     
  10. Dah Padre

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    LOL, and you know that mother-sucker burns gas. I get a 3 store max each hunting trip

    LOL to you to. I'm still on the hunt and if I come across more, I got you! Believe it or not I've not seen a single stratosphere since we talked about it. That's funny cause one while I saw him more than smokescreen and demolishor combined.
     
  11. jessecuster

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    Its all good. I figure in couple of weeks they will be everywhere. I hate that they immediately release stuff that isn't in the movie and then dribble the stuff that actually was.
     
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    I back Padre up with this, he is in no way a scalper, if someone cant go out and buy a figure he'd get it and give to you without the price of gas and whatnot. People need to fucking chill out.
     
  13. MRNISMO717

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    Money is tight, so I have been keeping my wallet in my pants=( Saw the movie wed @ 12:01 and loved it. It had its problems here and there, but Im sure Ill enjoy it the second time around better and so on.
    I am looking for a mixmaster around streamwood/schaumburg,bloomingdale area. If any one happens to see him, let me know.
    And as a side note, none of us on the boards here could ever buy up so many of one toy that we affect the surrounding area......There will be enough toys to go around Im sure.
    I enjoy watching posts and commenting and conversing with everyone on this board, and having a whiner or two brings the mood down and is just not needed. Lets have fun with our plastick crack, not smoke it =)
     
  14. Dah Padre

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    Not sure how far you're wiloing to travel, but I've seen at least 5 mixmasters per walmart at the Ford City, Evergreen Park, and Crestwood stores. Best bet I would say out there is to ask BHiga, he hangs in the Schaumburg area, or just hit Walmarts. They seem to have them in abundance lately
     
  15. BHiga6181

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    No offense but with only 31 posts....you really have no right to speak on this negatively because with only 31 posts you obviously only read what is on here most of the time and never post so. And you can bet if I would ship I would charge for shipping. I spent gas $$ and my time to get them so why would I not expect to get that back in return??

    And I also back up Padre....if I want to buy 1 or 100 thats my buisness. Im usually one of the first to go get items for everyone and usually in my Saleen to the tune of 10 miles to the gallon so...

    I know 3 of my Jetfires went to guys on here at retail and I always try to help out. Honestly at the end of the day, I could care less about people not on these boards that dont get Jetfire right away.

    If they arent members here, they most likely wouldnt have got them anyway. Any that were left Im sure didnt last the day.

    Thanks to those that backed up Padre and I, much appreciated. MN Guy, if I had one left, I would have helped you.

    I wish I could have helped out everyone but I try and be fair so...
     
  16. jetfire prime

    jetfire prime Do it now and do it loud

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    congrats to the people who got jetfire. i want my own but that will have to wait. did anyone see the sunday ads this week? toys r us and target have leaders on sale for $39.99. im going to my local kmart sometime this week and bringing an ad so they can price match and then use my $5 off coupon i got with my bumblebee burger king toy. also wave 3 stuff is starting to pop up. i scored ravage and mudflap and also had a couple of voyager megatron sightings
     
  17. Deceptigtar

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    haha ppl cant find jetfire and i got 4 longhauls on the way :p 

    as well as deadend and others.
     
  18. MATTICUS PRIME

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    I actually round up! I figure if you (or anyone else) is going to help me out the least I could do is not ask to break a five or ten pay it forward we all help each other.

    P.s. get a prius for hunting!

    Walmart naperville on 59 has 1 scalpel and dune runner, ravage, megs and exclusive ramjet... I grabbed skywarp.
     
  19. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Hey all, just wanted to let everyone in the matteson area know that the tru on 30 and cicero(?) Has 3 HABB's didn't have the $ so I didn't grab any of em. Oh well, next time.
     
  20. LongHaul

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    Well I guess now you know, and if you hadnt just burnt your bridge with us, we may have helped you out. Oh and I will be buying a lot of jetfire's,just to help out on the board so nana nanee frickin boo boo!!!!
    Other news my gen2 optimus showed up today and man was he worth the 25 bucks i spent on him. all is here manual, tech, all asc....and in great shape. may have to order a set of repro stickers, but im totally satisfied.