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Target says no

The law of the land!

It was a beautiful thing when my buddy Deceptigtar decided to scout out the local Targets in Chicago armed with nothing but a few DCPI numbers and a thread of determination that only a true Collecticon can muster.

Target item scanner

Targets all around the country are currently stocking these things, like usual

What’s a DCPI # you may ask? This is a stock number used to classify products at Target. It is part of their inventory system. Typically what us snappy collectors try to do is use the DCPI #’s to determine whether a Target store has an item in stock or not. In the case of today’s bounty, the items were listed as in stock but not out on the shelf. At this point a variety of things may occur…

As for us, our plan of attack was the pleasant Customer Service desk. There we can give them the DCPI # and we can pray that the stock workers will locate the items and bring them hither. Our second attempt proved valiant as Leader Class Dark of the Moon cases were delicately placed in our clutches. The case box even stated that there was a street date for the toys, but alas, no one cared to notice!!!! $44.99 later, each of us were the proud owners of some Leader Class Dark of the Moon figs!

Collecticon Dark of the moon leader class figures at Target

Like shootin' fish in a cyber-barrel!

So now that my secrets have been revealed, I’m sure we will continue to pester Target employees en-masse as the May 16th street date nears. Every movie season, the same thing happens. The store managers get wind of this ridiculous phenomenon and do their best to quell the uprising. This is your time Collecticons, YOUR TIME! The treasure is yours for the taking, no go forth, and plunder!

Collecticon Leader Bumblebee MISB in Target store

So much work for such a stupid figure.

Thanks to TFormers for posting my espionage antics earlier this evening.