Minnesota Transformers Sightings

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

  1. einhazard

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    Edina Target had about half their stuff on one of the endcaps. Mostly ER Voyagers, micromasters, battlemasters, and deluxes. No 2-packs. They did have 2 ER Primes and 1 ER Astrontrain back in the main aisle, tho
     
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    Oh not at all bud! LOL. I just thought it would be a good idea to jump in and update everyone from the shops POV.
     
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    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Super Mod TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yup! Weekly deliveries!
    I checked that book on our account page and it's dated to ship on 7/15.
     
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    T-Hybrid Zenryoku zenkai!

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    It's been a while, but throwing up my occasional flare for anyone who may have a lead on the following:

    - TFSS 4.0 Impactor and/or Bluestreak
    - Unite Warriors Grand Scourge.

    Last few CW/UW/PotPs I need.

    Also, if anyone with a 3D printer would have capacity to make a replacement rifle for G1 Getaway...

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    Long shot... anybody have a Combiner Wars Liokaiser they’re looking to part with?
     
  6. einhazard

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    Picked up that Ultra thunderhowl from Bloomington Target. There's another there if someone wants it.
    Somehow it manages to be awesome and suck at the same time.
    Awesome:
    Cool design; I like that the tail is a sheath rather than a sword
    The energon armor isn't super obtrusive
    Transformation that's a little more complex than I thought.
    crazy articulation for an Ultra

    Sucks:
    The cape MUST BE REMOVED to do the armor but they don't make it easily removable (this is the worst part, and would not be a hassle if you didn't have to apply a stupid amount of force to get it to clip in - I might just shave the pegs down because it's annoying)
    You have to pull the wolf head off the chest to make the armor work
    Floppy hips


    I dunno. I like him, and he's a step up from a lot of the other ultras, but there are just some WEIRD design choices going on.
     
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    Sort of lol...PM me for deets.
     
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    Wait, is Doubledealer OUT?
     
  9. Spiff-O-Matic

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    G1 Getaway / Lightfoot Gun by chromahands on Shapeways
    You can get one printed here, or if you can convince the creator to make the file available download I can print it.
     
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    What do you guys recommend doing with old Transformers that aren't fancy enough to really be worth selling online, but I'd feel bad to throw out?

    I.e. PCC guys without the drones, Deluxes missing accessories, a 3P KO here and there (my poor FP Shadow Commander).

    I would usually donate, but I have learned that the donation heavy-hitters like Goodwill and Salvation Army are notoriously sketchy.
     
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    I've heard good things about ARK, but YMMV. Another option, if the toys are in good shape, would be to see if there's any local children's shelters that would take them. I know Children's MN takes gently used stuff, and action figures are among the list of accepted items.
     
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    Well I grabbed the Netflix ultra Magnus and 35 for just having the box a little damaged is a steal.
     
  13. GuppyMN

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    Which Walmart?
     
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    Cambridge, but they were 35 at the Lexington (Blaine) Walmart as well.
     
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    Don't feel bad, if it were not for a video I watch I would have no known either. I thought it was just a stupid hole,"well it looks OK from some angles but not as kewl as ocularmax jaguar".
     
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    Cool to hear things are at least still going. I know a lot of businesses didn't survive the COVID closures.

    Is there any toys you guys are particularly looking for right now?
    I have some more toys I've been debating selling here...actually due to room issues among other things, I've been really debating selling a bunch of my Masterpiece and 3rd party MPs. (I was gonna try and sell some stuff at Springcon, but...well, obviously that didn't happen.)

    And if someone ever sells you a G1 collection again, remember me? I'm still looking for a number of figures there.

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    In terms of toy findings, found a lone Earthrise Thundercracker and Skywarp 2-pack at Andover Target a few days ago. Despite being basically larger versions of the old Classics Seeker mold really in terms of transformation, I really like these two. They really POP in the color department. Skywarp is black instead of that charcoal grey or whatever they've been making him. If his purples were only the lighter color like the G1 toy, it would be perfect... (Well, aside from his weird open mouthed face)

    Also, lots of Targets and Walmarts seem to be having endcaps for Transformers Earthrise now. Are either chains supposed to get Sky Lynx? I know Walmart got Jetfire from Siege...
     
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    Cool, finally got home to order Centurion and he sold out while I was running to the next room to grab my credit card -_-


    :EDIT:
    Oh wait he's not sold out, they were just changing the price from $20 to $30.... which... arg.


    ....Oh wait no he's still sold out


    ........Oh wait he's not sold out but now Pulse cant process my payment?

    What the heck. XD
     
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    I was able to order mine about 2pm, and he still shows as in stock. Keep trying!

    This is honestly one of the coolest sets I never thought they’d actually offer. I wish they’d sell MP accessory packs like this, instead of including them with the MP figures.
     
  19. einhazard

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    Yeah, it went thought shortly after I posted (go figure XD)

    And yeah, I like the idea of the pack a lot. I'm surprised 3p hasn't really done much of that.
     
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    Walmart has a Sky Lynx listing but it's been on and off. Target never got Jetfire and doesn't appear to be getting Lynx.