Minnesota Transformers Sightings

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

  1. einhazard

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    MANY Cyberverse Quintesson sets at EP Target. I passed because the price is a little high. Hopefully we'll see some clearance eventually.
     
  2. Rodimus Pie

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    Finally scored Phantomstrike Squadron with Skywarp, thanks to the boards! I offered above retail, ended up paying $70 + shipping. Not too shabby, considering I snoozed and losed initially.
     
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    Are one of you dudes the seller? Says “ships from Minneapolis!”
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  4. T-Hybrid

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    Someone in the Seacon thread just pointed out TFSource is still taking preorders on the individuals (though the price looks to be a bit more than direct from Pulse): Link Here
     
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    Thanks! Ordered. I’m still a bit skeptical that TFSource will get as much stock as they’re promising, but definitely worth a shot!
     
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    He's "big" but not in the same ways as other leaders. Has a bit of heft you don't expect considering how spindly he looks. Articulation is there, but posing him is obviously tricky. You can do some things with his wheel transformation to help steady.

    Transformation is also surprisingly intuitive, and the way the wheels tuck away is pretty clever.

    Excited for the final two members, assuming we won't see them till NYTF...

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    I think the Seeker chest pin thing started because in Peaugh's review he talked about it, and people took it and ran without looking back. I have to say my more recent Seeker releases have tighter tolerances and don't pop off like Starscream's did.
     
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    I found a starscream and it definitely has tighter tolerances than the first one I got. So alls good now.
     
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    The St. Paul Target toy section was a bit of a mess tonight. They are clearly getting ready for a reset, but they had Rung in stock. I took one for myself and left one for the next collector.
     
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    Eagan is in the same state. Transformers are now in three locations. The dedicated Cyberverse endcap, the usual spot (moved down one to give Batman the priority) and then on a *second* endcap with random Hasbro stuff.
     
  12. MST3KFan

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    I found Studio Series 2007 Megatron and Mixmaster here a few days ago, but at the same time, I also found most of the two newest Marvel Legends waves...and those took precedence for me.

    Too many things hitting at once.

    Also, has anyone seen Siege Astrotrain in stores? I saw postings of people finding him in other states.
     
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    I assume you’d prefer to find him locally, but he’s in stock on Pulse right now.
     
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    My son finally earned the last part of Supreme Devy, and we put it together for the first time tonight.

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    ...there were no survivors.
     
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  15. einhazard

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    Nothing interesting at Shakopee Walmart. Found Richter Belmont and Dark Samus Amiibos though, so that was nice at least.
    They also have these super bizzare Aliens toy sets. They're like $10, but they're the weirdest damn thing I've seen in forever since the non-Alien parts of the sets seem to cannibalize figures from just whatever random thing they could get their hands on.

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    Because that Power Loader sure seems like it's actually some sort of KO'd Exo Squad suit....

    But as someone who collected the old Kenner AVP toys from the 90's (and the NECA Kenner Updates now), i'm glad to see someone's trying to make Alien toys again, since it's such a kid-friendly franchise. XD
     
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    ... there's no way that's not a knock-off.
     
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  17. einhazard

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    The Power Loader might be a KO, but the set is a totally a legit, licensed Alien toy.

    From the back:
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    So I dunno how they could use that much on-the-nose lore without it being licensed. They also have "Alien 40th Anniversary" all over them. But yeah, they get pretty wild:

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    Like remember the part where they fought the bright yellow Aliens and Facehuggers? (Facehuggers are totally for kids)


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    Or the part in Alien 3 where they fought a bright red dog alien while on motorcycles?

    I'm just hoping we get Predator figures and some of the way out-there Kenner designs. :D  #bringbackmantisalien
     
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    Lanard is the company that makes Corps, that's why the non-alien stuff looks familiar.
     
  19. kibble

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    What's funny is that the R rated Alien movies have toys meant for kids aged 7 to 12 or so... :confused: 

    *Just saw Einhazard was insinuating the same in his first post... :D 
     
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  20. einhazard

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    ahhh, I was wondering if there was a connection there. Their fake Dino-Riders were cooler. XD

    FOR THE SECOND TIME! XD These don't hold a candle to the Kenner designs though: Aliens (Kenner)

    That said, I loooooooooooved the Kenner Designs and still do, so I'm glad they existed because I dunno if I woulda gotten into Aliens and Predator without it.
     
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