Virginia Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Trypticon, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Posts:
    7,605
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Likes:
    +1,692
    This is not correct. Brickseek and sites like it have an API connection directly into Target and Walmart's inventory system. The API is set up so vendors can check stock of their items and restock as needed (for items where the vendors restock). It also allows their vendors to monitor sales data themselves.

    Brickseek is updated as quickly as Target's online inventory system is, which is anywhere from 10-60 minutes. I have personally checked Brickseek, seen they have X quantity of an item, gone in and bought it, then checked Brickseek 20 mins later and the qty is updated.

    Now, all inventories are hindered by the actual store inventory which may be off for any number of reasons: an item is stolen, and item is "damaged" and removed from the floor, or Target thinks it sent a box of 8 deluxe class transformers but the guy at the warehouse sent a box of 50 candles instead. But its not brickseek or target's computer/web system that's the problem
     
  2. Paik4Life

    Paik4Life Reviews

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Posts:
    2,886
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Likes:
    +2,046
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Locals, I have posted a huge sale thread on FB. Happy to obviously work with locals as a preference.

    Log into Facebook | Facebook

    If you don't have access to the group, here is a list:

    Prices do not include shipping or PayPal fees. Priority given to larger orders. Larger orders may get discounts.

    MP10 Optimus Prime / Convoy MIB $170
    MP10 YOTH Optimus MIB $90
    MP11S Sunstorm MIB $130
    MP25L Loud Pedal MISB $90
    MPM-6 Ironhide MIB $50
    MPM-8 Jazz MIB $70
    MMC Bedrock MIB $160
    Hasbro Studio Series 38 Optimus Prime MIB $30
    Mech idea Twins MIB $60
    Unique Toys Buzzing MIB $75
    Spark Toys Alpha MIB $100
    Warbotron Bruticus MIB $200
    Maketoys Meteor MIB $300
    Maketoys Quantron MISB $180
    Maketoys Trash + Cog + MFB MIB $120
    Maketoys Rear End + Cyclonus + Renderform Hoverboard MIB $80
    Fansproject Menasor MIB $220
    Fansproject Broadside MIB $90
    Fansproject Madlaw MIB $30
    Fansproject Dinoichi MIB $30
    Fansproject Revolver + upgrade MIB $80
    Fansproject Severo Core MISB $85
    Fansproject Glacialord set MISB $65
    Weijiang OS KO Goldbug MIB $25
    Iron Factory Runamuck Runabout MIB Sold to Jake H.
    Iron Factory Dustfog MIB Sold to Jake H.
    Iron Factory Nightmare MISB $55
    X-transbots G2 Overheat MIB $65
    X-transbots G2 Crackup MIB $100
    Toyworld Hegemon MIB $45
    Maas Skiff MIB $40
    Maas Gold MIB Sold to Jake H.
    Mech Fans Toys Sharktticons MIB $30
    Revoltech / Custom Robots MIB $30
    TFC Hades MISB $320
    TFC Nemean MISB $70
    TFC Aethon MISB $50
    Hot Soliders Soundwave MIB Sold to Jake H.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2020
  3. vbann

    vbann Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Posts:
    481
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +88
    Ebay:
    Fredrick Best Buy had earthrise op (beat up box looks like someone tried to rip it open). Got that and left grapple.
    Walmart across the street has SS shockwave and the whole new deluxe SS wave
     
  4. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Posts:
    51,824
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    447
    Likes:
    +1,693
    Nothing worth noting at Target Mosaic.
     
  5. TranslucentBag

    TranslucentBag Definitively "Graph Guy"

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Posts:
    959
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    NoVa
    Likes:
    +3,612
    Ebay:
    Seven Corners Target has
    1- ER Wheeljack
    1- ER Ironworks

    A whole slew of Daddy-O Micromasters (seem to be the new shelfwarmer of this line) and 2-Growl Micromaster sets.
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Posts:
    7,605
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Likes:
    +1,692
    Hey, has anyone seen the new "worlds smallest TFs" at Target yet? They're supposedly showing up in the easter section...
     
  7. PeolesDru

    PeolesDru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,130
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +50
    Winchester Walmart West has an Earthrise Optimus. I tucked it behind the Cyberverse leader figures on the bottom shelf.
     
  8. MCutter

    MCutter Ugly bag of mostly water

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Posts:
    552
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Mostly Northern VA. Mostly.
    Likes:
    +252
    I didn't find any WST 'Formers in the mini-seasonal section when I stopped off at Burke Target this afternoon. I asked an employee if he had seen them and he was sure they had been in the NECA/collectibles section of the back wall. We still didn't find any there, but that might be worth checking until we get confirmed local sightings.
     
  9. skr00zloose

    skr00zloose Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Posts:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    norfolk, va
    Likes:
    +56
    I'll have to be on the lookout for these. if they are anything like the wst's from overseas, they shouldn't really be kids toys, because they are VERY fragile.

    on a side note, if anyone is interested, I will be 3d printing (in resin, so the detail is amazing, though a bit more fragile than standard FDM prints) a run of Rollers for Earthrise OP. Fits 4 head masters, has several 5mm ports, and is scaled to fit in the trailer. It's not my design so I can't morally or legally sell them, but I can give them away for the cost of shipping. (and well, if you want to toss in a "donation" for material costs, I won't complain). They will most likely be in kit form, and be random colors so will require painting, only because the blue resins I use are translucent, and not cheap. Paint the parts, snap on the wheels, done. Probably only do a handful, so first come first served. I may attempt to print the wheels in rubber, but the small size may be an issue, so they may be in resin as well. If you're more concerned about durability over detail, I could print them on one of my FDM machines (much stronger, but a bit less detail). Normally all my printers are running 24hrs a day on customers jobs, but I put them on hold for a couple weeks to get some of my own projects done, and I got a lot more done than I thought I would so I have a few days for "playing around" with my machines.


    *edit*...looked into it....definately not the WST I've seen, they don't transform. Will I buy them if I come across them? Of course. I also have eaten more Wendy's kids meals than an adult should, just to get all the TF toys.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2020
    • Like Like x 3
  10. btskillet

    btskillet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Posts:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +137
    Ebay:
    I pmd you about the roller.
     
  11. Thundercracker Blue

    Thundercracker Blue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2017
    Posts:
    1,375
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +3,422
    PM’d
     
  12. neeral36

    neeral36 The Lost Wrecker

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Posts:
    1,809
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,003
    PM'ed
     
  13. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Posts:
    7,605
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Likes:
    +1,692
    The new "worlds smallest" are nothing like the old ones, they don't transform and they're much smaller. Honestly the best thing for them is to have your current action figures hold them as "toys" of themselves. They are pretty neat though. 3 PoA: neck and arms.
     
  14. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Posts:
    7,605
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Likes:
    +1,692
    So I found the "worlds smallest" TFs at the Target in Virginia Center today (10100 Brook Rd), they had one Prime and one Bee, then one Hot Wheels and two yo-yos, all in the same bin with the same DPCI 087-09-1015 (in the Easter section). that DPCI is not searchable on brickseek currently. I checked Short Pump yesterday and didn't see the bin at all, but that store's a mess with all the rennovations.

    If anyone sees a Starscream in the west end and wants to stash it for me, that'd be awesome. If I see any others I'll stash them for you guys, especially since they seem to be in an assortment with other non-TF stuff, they'll be harder to find
     
  15. mtblanks

    mtblanks Champion of the sun

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Posts:
    1,784
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Land of Gooch, VA
    Likes:
    +874
    Twitter:
    Short Pump Target has 3 Grapples.
     
  16. BenjaminXavier

    BenjaminXavier Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Posts:
    7,605
    News Credits:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Likes:
    +1,692
    Went to Staples Mill target today, they had two "worlds smallest" bumblebees.

    Starscream apparently has a grey (unpainted) head, so I'm probly going to pass unless I happen to see him when I'm already out.
     
  17. WockaWockaWocka

    WockaWockaWocka Banana Cream Pie Soldier

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Posts:
    157
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Location:
    Virginia
    Likes:
    +79
    S. Fredericksburg Target has 2 each of ER Grapple and Starscream. The Walmart has a couple G1 Astrotrains if you missed him, but nothing new. Not a square of TP to be found.
     
  18. neeral36

    neeral36 The Lost Wrecker

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Posts:
    1,809
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,003
    Any product that can be safely used to wipe your backside has pulled a Houdini.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. skr00zloose

    skr00zloose Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Posts:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    norfolk, va
    Likes:
    +56
    Did a test print in PLA plastic last night on roller to verify tolerances. So far so good, tho doing these in resin might be too fragile, have to wait till tomorrow to find out for sure. But, at least I can confirm that it does fit in the trailer, 4 headmasters will sit in the seats, and the 5mm peg holes are the right size.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  20. Trash Panzer

    Trash Panzer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2018
    Posts:
    558
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +305
    Twitter:
    Tumblr:
    Nothing especially new/mentionable at Mosaic Target or Tinner Hill mini-Target, other than the current wave SS Deluxes.

    The TP aisles in both locations were 100% wiped clean. I managed to find some overlooked butt-napkins in the bins of travel-sized stuff, but if you haven't already gotten some you're kinda SOL at this point. Unless you're willing to use paper towels. Ugh.