Minnesota Meetup

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by optimusfan, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. StarAngel

    StarAngel Long live the Decepticons

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    I figure I'll hop back on today. I'm not sure of my status still. I really really want to go but there are things in my personal and work life going on right now that makes it hard to get away. This is extremely rare. I'm still hoping.

    I really would love to go and met all of you personally. I love meeting people in real life versus online. I hope you all will like to do this again if I don't go or even if I do go :) 

    I do belong to a small group called the Midwest Transfans and we do a meet up once a month. Second Saturday. Everyone is welcome to join on that. We met up, toy shop, eat, trade/buy/sell toys, talk. We love meeting new TF fans. The more the merrier.
     
  2. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Alright, I'm going to call Chatterbox tomorrow (Wed) after work just to let them know how many people are coming. At this point we have 7 who I'm assuming will be there, and I'll figure some percentage of the maybe's as well. Please let me know if your status becomes more definite either way!

    Also, I'm going to call the Bloomington TRU and confirm that it's OK for us to have a little swap meet in their parking lot. Shouldn't be a problem, but I'm going to get the OK ahead of time anyway.
     
  3. optimusfan

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  4. MegaMoonMan

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    So the plan is to meet at the Chatterbox, then go to TRU for the trading? Why not just do it all (outside, obviously) at the Chatterbox? I can check that TRU on Friday to see if there's anything worth going there for.

    As far as a list of stuff I'm bringing - I don't know all I'll be bringing. I know I have a couple spare MOC RID cars and a MOSC '76 Bumblebee, but any other stuff I bring will be loose. I also have this guy MIB - cool, but not my style. I figure someone may be interested, but he's pricey and he will require a worthy trade. Anybody got any SOC they would trade for it?
     
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  5. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    I'll be coming. I may bring some odds and ends to trade/sell with me, just depends on if I get off my butt and gather it up.

    If anyone has a spare Universe Bruticus I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands. I hit North St. Paul, Roseville, The Quarry, Northtown, Blaine, and Mankato Targets yesterday and they had nothing at all :( 
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    I've got a spare Ejector I'll bring with - anybody want it?
     
  7. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Unless funds prevent us from attending, my wife & I are planning on attending. I'm going to see if any of my friends would also be interested in coming along as well! One of these days I'll get off my tail and join the Midwest_Transfans monthly meet-ups in Eagan, but I'm excited to meet up with other fans from the area.

    As for things for a swap-meet? I'd be able to bring a few items along if anyone is interested in them. If you want to see any pictures, check out my photobucket page or my TFW Sale thread.

    First the two things I think are the 'neatest':
    Jumbo Collector's Case:Very nice condition for it's age, but it's just too big for me to use in my display. There is a hairline crack in the left-side shelf, and a dinged-up corner near at the top where the case opens. (More pictures in my Photbucket Account)

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    2008 Dairycon Exclusive "Domino":
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    Additionally, I have the following figures available... Consider them loose/complete unless otherwise noted. I normally save the instructions & some card backs to figures, and will my best to find those that I have.
    Rhino G1 Season 1 DVD set (not a figure, but figured I'd add it to the list).
    Animated Sunstorm: MISB
    Animated Prime: Voyager
    Animated Soundwave: w/ Laserbeak
    TFTM Leader Class Brawl: includes box & instructions
    TFTM Robovision Optimus Prime: includes box & instructions
    TFTM Hardtop: Scout-class, Target-Exclusive S7 repaint(instructions?)
    TFTM Stealth Bumblebee
    TFTM Dropkick
    TFTM Beatmix Bumblebee: includes box & instructions. -This is the MP3 Player speaker device (think those i-Dog things)
    Classics Prowl
    Classics Galvatron
    Classics Starscream (V1)
    Cybertron Downshift
    Cybertron Legends 4-pack (w/ Prime, Jetfire, Megatron, Soundwave): Target Exclusive, box included
    Cybertron Legends Class Excellion
    Titanium 6" Megatron: The first purple tank
    Marvel Cross-Over Ironman
    Playskool Go-Bots Prowl-bot

    There are other figures that I have available you can check out by following the link to my sales thread in my signature.
    PM me with an offer if you're interested in anything prior to Saturday and I'll hold it for you!

    Wanted?
    While I don't have a lot of money to spend (but willing to trade in your favor!), there are a few things I'm looking for... Let me know if you have something and I'll let you know if I can afford it...
    G2 Vortex & Blast-off (weapons not required) so I can at least *display* my G2 Bruticus on the shelf.
    Junker G1 (or reissue) Prime or Ultra Magnus: whole figure including trailer would be best, but I'll happily accept just the cab (preferably w/ small fists) for repaint
    G1 Jetfire: Right Inner Leg armor clip
    G1 Wheeljack spoilers & wings
    6" Tit WW Optimus Prime's left shoulder
    G1 Blaster head
    G1 Blaster rifle
     
  8. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    As I mentioned in the MN sightings thread I picked one up for you. I also picked up a HA SS that's up for grabs at cost ($29.99) + tax to anyone showing up on Saturday. PM me if interested.

    Also, I just called Chatterbox to give them the heads up. I estimated a dozen people at 1 o'clock. They said no problem. The reservation is in my last name, Ziese. Bonus points if you pronounce it correctly. Again, this is at the E 35th St Chatterbox.

    MegaMoonMan indicated it may not make sense to head down to TRU to do the swap-meet. Apparently there may be some parking lots in the nearby area that he could direct us to in order to conduct our business. So, we can just play it by ear if everyone is game.
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    Yeah, let's just decide when we get there and see who shows and how it goes. Who knows, we may go full nerd-on and trade toys right in the bar.

    Could be...interesting. It would definitely be a first for me.
     
  10. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    Awesome, thanks for the Bruticus save.

    I am waiting for my Aerialbots add on. It shipped today so should be here tomorrow or Friday (I would hope).
     
  11. optimusfan

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    I pulled the relevant details into the original post on page 1.

    Also, I'll try to be there a bit early. If you haven't met me take a good look at my sig pic and I shouldn't be difficult to spot. :) 
     
  12. Seibermore

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    Dang. Wish I could come but I'm having a party that day. =(
     
  13. Cloudraker

    Cloudraker on auto-pilot

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    I just caught the shameless plug left in the sightings thread but unfortunatly I cannot make it this weekend, prior engagements and all.

    I am definitely interested in joining up and meeting you all in future meetups though. Sounds like a blast! Have fun everyone and have a tall cold one for me! :thumb 
     
  14. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Hey guys,
    Bringing a cardboard dvd display/standee with. Optimusfan gets first crack at it, depending on condition...
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  15. optimusfan

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    I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

    Also, I've scrounged around my house and work to come up with a few more items I'll bring along with me tomorrow (no pics):

    G1 Hasbro reissue Rodimus Prime MIB
    BW B'Boom w/box
    BW Fox Kids Cheetor w/card
    BW Waspinator w/bio & instructions
    BW Megatron
    Roadbots H2 Hummer
    A couple of various Star Wars figs
    MISB Classics Jetfire
    ...and who knows what else!

    Also, Human Alliance Sideswipe is still available at cost (~$33)
     
  16. SicklyInfected

    SicklyInfected Well-Known Member

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    I wont be able to make it :(  I have to work. I will make it if we have another one.
     
  17. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    I've given it a little thought about some of the other little TFTM bits I aquired over my time at Best Buy, and thought I might put a few of these up for grabs?

    First off, the one piece I *WON'T* be bringing unless someone is *seriously* interested; not only because I'm still rather interested in using it one day, but also 'cuz it's so damned BIG! -Litterally, it takes up the entire back seat of my car!!!! You'll notice Unicron to the right hand side for an idea of size...
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    Prime's upper body, taken from a LARGE DVD shipper. This piece basically plugged into another identical Prime torso on the other side, so it's only 1 piece of cardboard thick (not including the "Transformers" piece that 'plugs into' the front there... I was planning on using this above/near a my collection, but I have not the room... Mind you, I'm still bringing the newer, smaller shipper I posted earlier, but Optimusfan has first dibs on that one...



    TFTM Teaser Poster: I'm still interested in keeping, but if the price (or trade) is right...
    I have a copy of this poster that I picked up from Carmike Cinemas. One side has been printed backwards, so that when placed into a lightbox, the image shines clearly! (I also have a 'regular poster' version of this if someone is interested.)
    I always had plans to buy a frame for this one and frame it backwards... A definite attention-grabber! :D 
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    The rest are completely up for grabs:
    These 3 pieces fit into a 'Triangle' that you see around the 'racetrack' (ie: the isle) at Best Buy. This was in the store prior to the movie's release (as you can tell by the "in theaters" date).
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    Megatron Lithograph: Available for free with the purchase of the TFTM DVD, this lithograph features art for Megatron...
    Cover:
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    Inside:
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    Finally: These aren't Transformers-related, but someone might get a kick out of them...
    Promotional display for the Limiteed Collector's Edition of Halo 2 ("reserve yours today") that I picked up from an EBGames... Wow, I've had this thing for a while! The design is printed directly onto the metal case, unlike the actual game, which I believe has a plastic sleeve around it(?)...
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    as well as another couple panels from a Best Buy Triangle promoting Halo 3...
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    If anyone is interested in anything here, feel free to leave a note in the thread claiming 'dibs'! Send me a PM with any offers, and I'll be sure to check it in the morning, and again before leaving for the meet-up around noon or so...
     
  18. MegaMoonMan

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    I'm interested in the Rodimus Prime and maybe the roadbot - hopefully I'll have something you want. I'm still not sure of everything I'll have, getting it all together now.
     
  19. MegaMoonMan

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    It was nice meeting you all - we had a good time and it was cool to put faces to the names.

    We were missing a Foster though. :( 
     
  20. optimusfan

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    I agree! Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!

    If anyone else would like to organize another one feel free. The work + school grind starts up again in two weeks for me, after which I will be MIA until late December. The good news is I will finally finish up my masters at that point, so starting at around Christmas I'll finally have my life back again! Woo!

    Anyway, again feel free to organize another one and I'll make it if I can. Otherwise if nothing happens before January I can set something up then.