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Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 6:37PM CDT

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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.

Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures

Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures



Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures
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Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436094)
Posted by Erailea on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:05pm CDT
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 (1436095)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:06pm CDT
None around me :-( .
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436101)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:16pm CDT
So that's where all the Vehicons have been hiding.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436103)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:20pm CDT
There seem to be two near me. I may have to check these places out tomorrow.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436106)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:23pm CDT
Closest one is 53 minutes from me. Not bad. :D
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436110)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:30pm CDT
Wait, I'm having a problem understanding something..
People are actually trying to find Airachnid???
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436112)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:33pm CDT
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 (1436115)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:39pm CDT
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 (1436117)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:42pm CDT
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 (1436118)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:42pm CDT
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 (1436123)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 1st, 2012 @ 7:50pm CDT
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 (1436132)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 1st, 2012 @ 8:32pm CDT
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.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on November 1st, 2012 @ 8:37pm CDT
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 (1436140)
Posted by Slashercon on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:01pm CDT
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 (1436144)
Posted by Nutimus Prime on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:06pm CDT
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 (1436145)
Posted by El Duque on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:08pm CDT
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 (1436148)
Posted by mangrasshopper on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:15pm CDT
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 (1436150)
Posted by dragons on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:24pm CDT
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 (1436153)
Posted by Doc bot on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:40pm CDT
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 (1436164)
Posted by triKlops on November 1st, 2012 @ 10:13pm CDT
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 (1436182)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 1st, 2012 @ 10:59pm CDT
Lucky...... :-x
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436210)
Posted by boyatlarge on November 2nd, 2012 @ 1:40am CDT
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 (1436220)
Posted by Vicalliose on November 2nd, 2012 @ 3:02am CDT
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 (1436255)
Posted by scarfazed on November 2nd, 2012 @ 7:33am CDT
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!
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436296)
Posted by SpaceSkull on November 2nd, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
Got me a couple of Vehicons! Finally! thanks for the heads up.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436313)
Posted by paul053 on November 2nd, 2012 @ 10:59am CDT
Just a note. You better have a debit card or bring some cash with you. They don't take credit card.

Besides Airachnid, I also saw Dead End which none of the Walmarts, Targets, and TRUs around me carry that.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436364)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2012 @ 1:24pm CDT
Went to two Aldi stores today.

First Aldi had TWO VEHICONS!!!!!! Got both.

Second Aldi had Airachnid! Got her.

Both also had Hot Shot, Wheeljack, Dead End, Ratchet, and Knock Out. Left them, but NO BUMBLEBEES!!! :grin: :grin: :grin:

I also got more info on this sale. The sale started up this past Wednesday and everything they had was put out on shelves. Both places had no more items in the back and it's all first come first serve while supplies last.

There was also an outlet store nearby that had all four DOTM Dinobot Mini-Cons (Dualor, Rav, Triceradon, and Catilla), which I also picked up. :mrgreen:
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436400)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:30pm CDT
I find it hilarious how Hasbro floods major stores like Wal*Mart and Target with Bumblebee figures to the point they don't order later waves of a series causing collectors to waste time and money looking for "chase" figures only to flood some regional chain months later with nothing but the formerly hard to find ones.

Obviously Hasbro has a hell of a lot more money then I do but sometimes their tactics just confuse me.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436433)
Posted by highburn on November 2nd, 2012 @ 4:09pm CDT
Found 5 vehicons in Martinsville, snagged 1. Also 4 airachnids and a few hotshots. This is a small town store so hit me up if you want something and if I can grab it we can work it out PayPal wise.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436460)
Posted by XDMan on November 2nd, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
YES! YES! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436468)
Posted by KnightStrike on November 2nd, 2012 @ 5:58pm CDT
Went to the local Aldi's today after seeing this and was amazed to get a Vehicon, Airachnid, and Dead End. They also had Ratchet and Knockout as well. Can't believe after months of searching and driving all over wasting my time these turn up at a discount grocery store I pass by every day. The place has been there for a decade and this is the first time I have ever went into it :lol:
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436534)
Posted by SHONofWAR on November 2nd, 2012 @ 10:11pm CDT
Guys,
This post is 100% true. I have an Aldis right down the street. I thought they only sold food there. When I went in there tonight I damn near shit myself. They had 1 Airachnid, 3 ratchets, a couple Wheeljacks, and like 7 vehicons. I've never seen the vehicons in the store before, only online. I picked up three vehicons and might pick up 1 more and Airachnid tomorrow. Happy hunting if you can find an Aldis. :grin:
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436562)
Posted by Shadowdodger on November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:11pm CDT
On a whim I decided to see if there was an Aldi's anywhere near my town. Imagine how excited I was to find out there is one in my town. Now imagine how even more excited I was to find a Vehicon when I got there. I was only able to get one because that's all they had, but man am I happy to finally have this guy in my collection.

They also had a couple Hot Shots, a couple Wheeljacks and an Airachnid (which I totally would have picked up if I didn't just get it in from HasbroToyShop.com.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436563)
Posted by kuarsingh on November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:14pm CDT
I been to Aldis a couple of times all there was food after I heard about the Transformers sale went there and got 1 knockout,hotshot,deadend,rachet,vehicon,and airacnid. Been to walmart and target and toysrus some many times all there is is bumble bee.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436573)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:34pm CDT
Closest Aldi to my location is about 100 miles away.

Not that desperate about the Vehicons.

I'm about to give up on getting any more Prime figures.

What's really insane is that I haven't even gotten Bumblebee yet. I will eventually. But definitely not anytime soon.
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Posted by El Duque on November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:10am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Closest Aldi to my location is about 100 miles away.

Not that desperate about the Vehicons.

I'm about to give up on getting any more Prime figures.

What's really insane is that I haven't even gotten Bumblebee yet. I will eventually. But definitely not anytime soon.


I don't know man, I've heard he's hard to find. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436598)
Posted by highburn on November 3rd, 2012 @ 12:21am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Closest Aldi to my location is about 100 miles away.

Not that desperate about the Vehicons.

I'm about to give up on getting any more Prime figures.

What's really insane is that I haven't even gotten Bumblebee yet. I will eventually. But definitely not anytime soon.


I don't know man, I've heard he's hard to find. :KREMZEEK:


I know...I haven't seen a Bumblebee in a store in like minutes... >:oP
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436663)
Posted by mick1122 on November 3rd, 2012 @ 7:34am CDT
Thanks for the heads up. Went in yesterday during lunch and they must have had 10 plus vehicons. I grabbed 4 (3 for me and one for the boy). I was ecstatic as I had yet to see one in the wild until the day before when I grabbed a FE one from TRU. Figure the TRU guy can be the "leader". Now I just need 3 jet vehicons (planted that Christmas seed with the wife already).
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436697)
Posted by Atomatron on November 3rd, 2012 @ 11:05am CDT
after last night i need like 20 vehicon jets (white/general)

and yeah glad aldi hooking you guys up, mine is a dirty mess had 2 figs (wheeljack both) and now i have VD
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436717)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
Atomatron wrote:and yeah glad aldi hooking you guys up, mine is a dirty mess had 2 figs (wheeljack both) and now i have VD


I believe the term being used today is STD
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436739)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:55pm CDT
I got some news regarding his sale.

I mentioned having goen to two Aldi stores yesterday and my experience at each. Well, today, I went to a third aldi location on the other side of town, and talked to one of the employees there.

She said that if they get any more figures in, they would probably come during the next week or so, and would be a case of the same set of figures that we've all been finding in these stores.

Since she mentioned "if we do get more in," that opens the possibility that there could be another round of figures coming. So, let us not give up completely after your first few trips to Aldi. We should all return to the stores every now and then to report back any new findings. Good hunting and Godspeed, fellow collectors. ;)
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436765)
Posted by Nutimus Prime on November 3rd, 2012 @ 4:29pm CDT
Ive already found an awesome person to sell me 2 Vehicons. So if anybody else is in a generous mood Im still interested in a few more characters for when I start the show with my daughter. :)
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Posted by RAcast on November 3rd, 2012 @ 7:08pm CDT
There wasn't much I was interested in, I've skipped on Ratchet and Hot Shot before and continue to do so, but when someone mentioned Knock Out, I figured I'd give a look. :) Suffice it to say, snagged me a car enthusiast, and he is AWESOME. I don't regret passing on him before, but I'm really glad I picked Knock Out up. :lol:

If I have one complaint, it's that his car windows restrict arm movement a tad.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436865)
Posted by Optimus Eeyore on November 4th, 2012 @ 12:03am CDT
Dropped by my local aldi and picked up Dead End, Knock Out, Hot Shot, and Vehicon. Was surprised at how many Vehicons and Airachnids they had.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436866)
Posted by datguy86 on November 4th, 2012 @ 12:32am CDT
After seeing this update my lovely wife headed out to Aldi and scored me two Vehicons. There were still some left as of earlier today, but three RiD Vehicons is my limit.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1436978)
Posted by zipper on November 4th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CST
Thank you SO much for the heads up. Went to the local Aldi's and picked up an Airachnid, Knock Out, and a Vehicon. Didn't understand why everyone complained about Airachnid until I pulled her out of the package, but Knock Out is pretty good and the Vehicon is great. I need to go back and get a couple more Vehicons.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1437044)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on November 4th, 2012 @ 7:44pm CST
Glad people are able to find Vehicons that couldn't before. No Aldi stores near me, but luckily I've already got 4(3 from local retail) RiD Vehicons and there's been 2 sitting unbought at a local Target for the past 3 days if I really feel the need for 6.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1437061)
Posted by Erailea on November 4th, 2012 @ 9:02pm CST
Stopped by Aldi's on the way to the theater today. They had 3 Vehicons, but I only took one. All I need. Not interested in army building and I have the FE version that I found a few weeks ago.

Now to fully focus on saving up for other things xD
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1437069)
Posted by That Bot on November 4th, 2012 @ 9:33pm CST
I checked two Aldi locations today. The one 8 miles out near a mall had a bunch of Dead Ends and a lone Knock Out. The one a mile from my house had a bunch of Vehicons, some Hot Shots, some Wheeljacks and Dead Ends, and an Airachnid. I snagged one Vehicon and Airachnid, because I'm on a tight budget. I may get one more Vehicon later.
Re: Aldi Transformers Sale - $9.99 Deluxe Figures (1437080)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 4th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CST
Really, why isn't everyone taking the ad and having K-mart, Target, Wal-mart... price match? Why is everyone worried about getting to Aldi's?

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