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Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:34 pm
by LOST Cybertronian
Discount store Aldi is having a Transformers sale with deluxe figures priced at $9.99. We have been getting reports that people are finding hard to find Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise deluxe figures such as Airachnid and Vehicon. Some are actually finding Vehicon in great numbers. It's time to hit up the nearest Aldi and see what you can find. Let your fellow fans know about what's in your area in our Toy Sightings Forum.

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Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:05 pm
by Erailea
I've never even heard of this store before. Lol. And to think there are two within 25 miles of me, one being in an area I frequent rather regularly.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:06 pm
by DeceptiCobra
None around me :-( .

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:16 pm
by Noideaforaname
So that's where all the Vehicons have been hiding.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:20 pm
by Sabrblade
There seem to be two near me. I may have to check these places out tomorrow.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:23 pm
by PrymeStriker
Closest one is 53 minutes from me. Not bad. :D

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:30 pm
by Mindmaster
Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:33 pm
by Sabrblade
Mindmaster wrote:Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???
A compelling-enough character can make even the worst toy look appealing.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:39 pm
by PrymeStriker
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???
A compelling-enough character can make even the worst toy look appealing.


That, and some of us simply need to complete our robot cast. :grin:

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:42 pm
by Cobalt Prime
Of course, don't expect there to be any Vehicons left, what with some folks buying them up six at a time. :P

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:42 pm
by Mindmaster
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???
A compelling-enough character can make even the worst toy look appealing.


That, and some of us simply need to complete our robot cast. :grin:


I understand that, but for me... -shudder- you will NEVER see that ugly block of plastic on my shelf, unles a friend gave it to me.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:50 pm
by PrymeStriker
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???
A compelling-enough character can make even the worst toy look appealing.


That, and some of us simply need to complete our robot cast. :grin:


I understand that, but for me... -shudder- you will NEVER see that ugly block of plastic on my shelf, unles a friend gave it to me.


No doubt Airachnid is a block of processed horse meat. I'm one of those guys that (if it has an official toyline) needs to have all of the cartoon characters as toys, crappy or not. :P

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:32 pm
by Megatron Wolf
i dont care how many the store has you dont buy 6 of the same figure at the same time, thats just frakin wrong man. But with that aside ive never heard of this store, and the nearest one is 45min away (thats if traffic is good) so theres no point. Ill just wait for the inevitable walmart sale.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:37 pm
by PrymeStriker
Megatron Wolf wrote:i dont care how many the store has you dont buy 6 of the same figure at the same time, thats just frakin wrong man.


It's called army building. Plenty of collectors do it when there's a generic guy with a toy.

And scalpers

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:01 pm
by Slashercon
Never in my life, have I seen ANY transformers action figures at an Aldi. And yet, they have them on sale at $9.99? Wow. Maybe I can find 4 vehicons and be done. Or maybe one and just call him Steve :grin:

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:06 pm
by Nutimus Prime
If anyone snaps up Airachnid or Vehicon and wishes to sell at just about cost and add shipping then I will gladly pay for a few. :)

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:08 pm
by El Duque
Megatron Wolf wrote:i dont care how many the store has you dont buy 6 of the same figure at the same time, thats just frakin wrong man. But with that aside ive never heard of this store, and the nearest one is 45min away (thats if traffic is good) so theres no point. Ill just wait for the inevitable walmart sale.


What's wrong with buying a couple for myself and four more for two friends? I didn't even clean them out. Besides I've searched long and hard for Vehicons since they were first released in wave 3 and before today found a grand total of one.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:15 pm
by mangrasshopper
I stopped at Aldi today as well....they only had 1 RID figure mixed in with some wrestling and batman figs...
bumblebee?
you would think so....
but alas it was a vehicon!
Happy days as I now have 3 "garys" and 2 "sky garys" (flying arms micron vehicon)-- Emgo reference....gotta love that guy!

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:24 pm
by dragons
wow 6 im fine with didnt aldis sells transformers i have 2 buy me speeking of which i have 2 new rid vehicons still mint in package if anyone is intersted it was preorder i forgot to canceal

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:40 pm
by Doc bot
The best part of Aldi's selection is that there are NO Bumblebees. I found them this past Sunday right after they put them out. If I remember correctly, their selection includes Ratchet, Wheeljack, Deadend, Vehicon, Hotshot, Airachnid, Knockout. I admit that I picked up an extra Airachnid for its helicopter blades to cobble together a spider mode. It sort of redeems the toy, but not by much.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:13 pm
by triKlops
never been to one of these before
checked the locator and i have 3 within a decent drive for me
now i got a new spot on the list!

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:59 pm
by Sodan-1
Lucky...... :-x

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:40 am
by boyatlarge
As soon as I saw this article, I drove right out to my local Aldi's (only 10 minutes away) and lo and behold, they had a buttload of the Vehicons. I didn't want to deprive anyone else of getting their hands on one so I only bought one but if they are still there in a week, I'll pick up another just so I can have one in vehicle mode and one in robot mode.

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:02 am
by Vicalliose
Darn it I was out of town today and didn't see this article. Well at least I got an FE. :-(

El Duque wrote:What's wrong with buying a couple for myself and four more for two friends? I didn't even clean them out. Besides I've searched long and hard for Vehicons since they were first released in wave 3 and before today found a grand total of one.

Woah...

Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:33 am
by scarfazed
Also, Found some Vehicons, and also a Rumble in the local Krogers for 12.99 (Krogers only have legend-delux I believe), and another Vehicon in HEB. Check these places if you have them around you!