Minnesota Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Foster, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Matt Overholser

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    I was coming back from Des Moines yesterday, stopped in Ankeny Iowa, Owatonna and Lakeville and the siege deluxe class peg was empty at all three so that’s why I was wondering.
    Would certainly love to find wave 4 this week while the sale is going on.
     
  2. einhazard

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    Welp, speaking of....
    Wave 4 Siege Deluxes at Bloomington Target. Grabbed an Impactor and Mirage for myself and the other Impactor for @T-Hybrid. Still one Mirage left.

    Both are super cool and have fun, very unique transformations. I like that Mirage pulls off the 'faux-parts' car chest well and that Impactor folds up in a lot of cool ways, and I'm fine with sacrificing his ankle tilt for a rotating turret. (Edit: He does actually have ankle tilt, but it was kinda stuck straight out of the box and worked after I transformed him)
     
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    Sightings from Willmar.. target got some new figures in... Seen a siege mirage. And finally SS 44 showed up.. almost bought it.. Backing Unicron kept me from getting him.. looks good though. Target still hasn't put Siege Thunder cracker back out to sell... Lol.. no biggy. Other lines semed to be up to date on the figures hanging on the pegs. Walmart still has nothing of concern there.
     
  4. Rahal Stmin

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    Stopped at the Bloomington Target earlier, someone snapped up the Mirage, but there was still a Barricade and two Thundercrackers
     
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    Oh man they didn't even have the Barricade out last night! I forgot to mention the Thundercrackers. >>
     
  6. Rodimus Pie

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    Grabbed the last Impactor at Richfield Target. No new stuff left. One Mirage and Two Barricades sitting at Edina Target.

    Edit: Both Mirages now gone at Edina. I had to go back and grab the other, because mine had 3 front wheels instead of 2 back and 2 front :/

    Also my Impractor has a broken ankle pin. Terrible qc on this wave.
     
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    Man that sucks, dude! I haven't run into those problems, but there's nothing worse than getting excited for a new figure and then having to take it back and wait more. ><

    As for sightings:
    Bville Target: Lotta Calibursts and Smashdowns if you haven't gotten one yet. Latest wave of SS stuff.
    Bville Walmart: 2 G1 Soundwaves, and a Hightower.
    Bville Walgreens had some cyber battalion shockwaves
    Bloomington Target 2 Barricades (I snagged one), and a couple Thundercrackers as well as S3 blind bag botbots

    Also, I gotta say, if you wanna get just one figure that uses the Prowl mold, go with Barricade. He looks AWESOME in hand. The translucent purple parts are this cool metallic color, and he has a racing stripe of like black paint that goes down the middle of his vehicle mode that looks SUPER good. Battle damage is limited to his front bumper as well, which gives him a really scrappy look in both modes. I'd take him over Prowl any day.


    Also also... both Walgreens and Bville target had... GUNDAM stuff. O_O Just the Robot Spirits figures, but still, weird to see! Bville Target actually had an endcap that looks like it was full of old Toys R Us anime stuff. DBZ figures, Attack on Titan and Sailor Moon mini statues, Godzilla figures (from JP Godzilla, not US godzilla), and a lot of the Gundam figures you see in like Barnes and Noble. I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope they get some Gunpla. That would be super cool.
     
  8. Snarlus Prime

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    I saw that too. I'm betting it has something to do with Toys R Us being resurrected as webstore that farms out to Target...
     
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  9. Rodimus Pie

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    I have to say, design-wise, Mirage and Impactor are very solid. My only small gripe is that it seems weird that Mirage has translucent legs. Especially when there's a totally translucent version coming. Would've looked much better in solid blue.
     
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    I was a little surprised by that too since it doesn't really translate in pictures. I'd guess they wanted to do something 'Cybertronian' with him since he kinda just looks like his earth version otherwise. Also prolly saved money by sharing w/the translucent version. XD

    Now I just need to decide if I $60 want the better Impactor headsculpt. ><

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    Also, I'm happy I finally have someone who works really well with Brunt. Their purples match perfectly.
     
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    Argenta Hills Target had Barricades for days, but no one else.

    Also a Thundercracker.
     
  12. MST3KFan

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    Man...all this translucent plastic on Mirage and Barricade (and his mold mates) really has me worried about the longevity of the toys. Especially when the plastic is right around joints that move around a lot.

    Have we had any sightings of Ratchet yet?

    I seem to have missed the boat for Bluestreak given everywhere I look for him he's either sold out or crazy pricey.
     
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    I don't know that Bluestreak has hit US Walmarts yet. But I could be wrong? I'm assuming Walmart.com and others will restock whenever that actually happens.
     
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    I haven't seen any Bluestreak sightings. I'm more interested in those cel-shaded decos anyhow.
     
  15. Rodimus Pie

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    Selling some CHUG stuff! Everything is loose/complete. Almost all are deluxes, unless noted. No comic books included.

    CLASSICS
    Cliffjumper
    Starscream (red wings)
    Astrotrain
    Mirage
    Rodimus
    Tankor (Octane)
    Optimus (Voyager)
    Prime vs Megatron deluxe 2-pack

    UNIVERSE/GENERATIONS
    Blurr
    Skullgrin
    Ironhide
    Sideswipe
    Red Alert
    Starscream (white)
    Cyclonus
    Scourge
    Kup
    Wreck Gar
    Sky Shadow
    Cybertronian Optimus Prime (WFC)
    Cybertronian Shockwave (FOC)
    Ruination Combiner set (FOC)
    Bruticus SDCC (w/ packaging)

    THRILLING 30
    Bumblebee IDW
    Orion Pax
    Chromia
    Blitzwing (Voyager)

    COMBINER WARS
    Blast-off (jet)
    Alpha Bravo
    Offroad
    Rook (no instructions)

    Haven't had a chance to price everything yet, but if something interests you, shoot me a PM and make me an offer - or I can give you a quote, either way! Mostly I'll probably be shooting for the lower end of "sold" eBay prices. But I'm willing to negotiate.

    Carry on.
     
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    These pair well with Galvatron if you've got him.

    Also, Eagan Walmart has a fresh batch of G1 Soundwave.
     
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    I do not, sadly. :/
     
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    Decided, to purchase SS 44 prime..to go with my Jetfire at some point... Target store computer said it was street dated for January first 2020...!.. So I was like WTH... Eventually I end up at the service desk... They look on line..and it says it is okay to sell... Sorry to beat a dead horse... But I thought it was cleared to sell earlier this late summer? Walmart had a Siege Thunder Cracker... so I bought it... Because no drama involved.. also brought a bbe g1 reissue product card to customer service...because the minibots was missing... And was hanging in the Ilse... Fo sale... Wtf...

    Bought Siege Omega supreme on Target com.. because of the $25 off $100 deal..
     
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  19. einhazard

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    Huh, that's really weird considering no one ever had problems buying the SS 44 Prime and.... wait what was the other figure in that wave? rampage?
     
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  20. Matt Overholser

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    Not rampage cuz he’s voyager class, I think it was dotm Megatron.