Minnesota Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Rodimus Pie

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    Smokescreen arrived today. Space Datsuns unite! Figuratively! 20191024_180600.jpg
     
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    Tons of current wave Siege and SS stuff at EP Walmart, but no 35th stuff. >< It was weird, because it looked like they had pretty much every other holiday exclusive under the sun out.
     
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    Hey has anyone ordered from Robot Kingdom? I'm trying to order Lobclaw/Nautilator, but their website is soooooo glitchy.
     
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    According to Reddit Ratchet was found in Kentucky
     
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    They're not the worst, but I'm not a huge fan. They did recently have someone compromise their Paypal account so they had people file claims to get their money back. They're also not the best if you have issues with your order, basically asking you to order something else to have any replacement sent with it. You'll typically save a little money ordering through them than the US shops (after RK's ripoff shipping,) but their support isn't nearly as good and the small savings don't really make it worth the trade-off. My opinion is basically they're not sooo bad to avoid altogether, but if there's a quality alternative, I'd use them instead. Oh, and I think you have to pay upfront, which I'm pretty weary of doing for preorders these days...
     
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    I ordered from them once and it went fine, but kibble's points are good. I kinda like doing up-front preorders because it's easier to budget. Unless he meant leery/wary, in which case I agree with avoiding RK due to the paypal stuff if that happened.
     
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    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I don't like giving shops my money for preorders upfront because a lot of preorders aren't filled before the protection period lapses and I've both witnessed, and a few times experienced, far too many previously trustworthy shops not deliver. So while it can be a budgeting convenience to pay upfront, I mostly insist to just do the budgeting on my end and keep my money safe.
     
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    Seen in a Facebook group, Ratchet was spotted in Cider Rapids Iowa. So he should be popping up here soon, probably within the next week.
     
  9. GuppyMN

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    I found Ratchet in Minnesota! Walgreens county E in White Bear Lake has one left.
     
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    Nice work!
     
  11. einhazard

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    No 35th stuff at Bloomington Walmart, no Ratchets at Bloomington Walgreens next to Target. They did have some of the Evergreen figures tho.
     
  12. Rodimus Pie

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    It literally now just dawned on me that the Autobot medic is exclusive to a drug store.

    #LateToTheParty
     
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    Two Ratchets left at the Elk River Walgreens. Happy hunting!
     
  14. Rodimus Pie

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    I sadly grabbed both Ratchets from Elk River. Bought one, opened him in the car, found the missile/wrench assembly fell right out of the peghole in his back. Like no resistance at all.

    Went back in, bought the other one, and it was perfectly tight. So not sure if this is a widespread issue. More likely I just got a bad one on the first try (which seems to be a curse of mine.)

    Anyway, if anybody wants my extra Ratchet (if you want to try to fix him) let me know. Otherwise I'll return him as defective.
     
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    Oh hey, if anyone needs the 5-pack for Bot Bots that has Grave Rave, I've got one lying around since Cloudraker already got his hands on one. It has:
    Bunches, Crib Watch, Kikmee, Quackles, Grave Rave (Lost Bot)

    HMU if interested and willing to come to the mean streets of bloomington.

    ::EDIT:: Buddy of mine stopped by White Bear Walgreens where the other Ratchet was found, but the second one was already gone. Is he packed with anything else or just by himself?
     
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    I assume just him to a case, but since he doesn't seem to be part of the holiday toy section and showing up in the regular toy section. It means he's coming in by tote, so he could show up with what Walgreen's warehouse throws in the tote.
     
  17. Rodimus Pie

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    Yup, I've seen that first hand with previous exclusives.
     
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    Word. Nothing at Shakopee WalMart (It looked like they had some stuff up, but all the endcaps had just been faced so I don't have high hopes), and nothing at Bloomington Walgreens at France and Old Shakopee. I did end up getting some janky not-Transformer tank because it looked kinda neat, and even though the bot mode is real bad, the transformation engineering is kinda cool... His legs turn into the turret. I like unique engineering, so I'm pleased.
     
  19. Bumblebee bug 1

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    I'll take it. I can fix a loose peg pretty easily.
     
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  20. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid "See see Seacons!"

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    Few Cyberverse Cheetors at a Target here in Golden, Colorado. Impactor too.

    Does that help anyone?