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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:54 pm
by sol magnus
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Not now, and certainly not out of package, but 10 years down the road, maybe more, it will probably go up in value. I didn't purchase it, but so many wildly variant blister cards of toys on eBay sometimes sell for crazy prices if they are considered "rare" variants.

As I stated before, I had never seen an Astrotrain in Siege Packaging. If not for the ER re-release (which is plentiful now). I probably would have had to pay more than retail to get it, as it (the Siege version), sold out quickly online.
Here's the thing though: due to timing and SIEGE's tail-end distribution woes, a lot of the SIEGE Astrotrain stock ultimately got routed to discount stores. People have been reporting finding him at Ross for $17.99.

Somebody probably *traded* it for another Leader Class figure. Returned it, got gift card or whatever, bought Doubledealer/Optimus Prime.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:12 pm
by AcademyofDrX
That seems like a lot of work to save $30, but of course I've seen Classics figures repackaged into WfC boxes on Walmart shelves, so level of effort isn't the issue.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:17 pm
by sol magnus
AcademyofDrX wrote:That seems like a lot of work to save $30, but of course I've seen Classics figures repackaged into WfC boxes on Walmart shelves, so level of effort isn't the issue.

Actually, they probably returned it for full price since it was Target. I have a Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime I could return unopened for a Prime right now, but I don't need Prime any more than I need GU Prime. I'm just a crack fiend and couldn't resist buying it.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:56 pm
by william-james88
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Not now, and certainly not out of package, but 10 years down the road, maybe more, it will probably go up in value. I didn't purchase it, but so many wildly variant blister cards of toys on eBay sometimes sell for crazy prices if they are considered "rare" variants.

As I stated before, I had never seen an Astrotrain in Siege Packaging. If not for the ER re-release (which is plentiful now). I probably would have had to pay more than retail to get it, as it (the Siege version), sold out quickly online.
Here's the thing though: due to timing and SIEGE's tail-end distribution woes, a lot of the SIEGE Astrotrain stock ultimately got routed to discount stores. People have been reporting finding him at Ross for $17.99.


Yup, Siege astrotrain isn't rare by any stretch nor would it be considered a variant.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:59 pm
by Sabrblade
I bought two Siege Astrotrains from Ross, so now I have three with my Earthrise Astrotrain.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:11 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
These lambros look really good together

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:58 pm
by ausbot
They should have come with guns

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:30 pm
by william-james88
sol magnus wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Not now, and certainly not out of package, but 10 years down the road, maybe more, it will probably go up in value. I didn't purchase it, but so many wildly variant blister cards of toys on eBay sometimes sell for crazy prices if they are considered "rare" variants.

As I stated before, I had never seen an Astrotrain in Siege Packaging. If not for the ER re-release (which is plentiful now). I probably would have had to pay more than retail to get it, as it (the Siege version), sold out quickly online.
Here's the thing though: due to timing and SIEGE's tail-end distribution woes, a lot of the SIEGE Astrotrain stock ultimately got routed to discount stores. People have been reporting finding him at Ross for $17.99.

Somebody probably *traded* it for another Leader Class figure. Returned it, got gift card or whatever, bought Doubledealer/Optimus Prime.


Yup, I would do that when Targets were in Canada. As long as they still have the product in their system, you can exchange it for something of equal value.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:02 pm
by Munkky
I got Runamuck today, and it's not a bad figure at all, I can see why he's so sought after. While I'm not a huge fan of the car mode, the robot is near perfect amd the transformation is a lot of fun. I'll probably never have Runabout (I was NOT expecting that figure to sell out as speed force lightning fast as it did, nor did I realise the Runas were that popular), but I'm at least happy to have one version of this good mould.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 pm
by chuckdawg1999

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Thanks to Siege and Earthrise, I can finally do this

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:46 pm
by Rodimus Prime
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to Siege and Earthrise, I can finally do this

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I challenge you to get the corresponding figures from yet another line and pose them in vehicle mode in this same shot.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:38 pm
by Sabrblade
Rodimus Prime wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to Siege and Earthrise, I can finally do this

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I challenge you to get the corresponding figures from yet another line and pose them in vehicle mode in this same shot.
Classics OP and Mirage with Universe Ironhide, Prowl, and Sunstreaker, perhaps (if he has them)?

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:12 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to Siege and Earthrise, I can finally do this

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I challenge you to get the corresponding figures from yet another line and pose them in vehicle mode in this same shot.
Classics OP and Mirage with Universe Ironhide, Prowl, and Sunstreaker, perhaps (if he has them)?

I do not have them, I didn't get into collecting TFs until Dark of the Moon, and even then i was still in high school with almost no money, so it didn't take off in any capacity until 2014 when I was in college and employed.

Only one i do have is classics Prime from TFcon last year.

I may have a workaround to answer that challenge though.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:30 pm
by adamage1
I had to satisfy my curiosity, and it looks like the reports were correct. This was the display at Aldi in Fargo, ND, so I was finally able to get Smokescreen for my collection. They had multiples of each figure.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:32 pm
by sol magnus
adamage1 wrote:I had to satisfy my curiosity, and it looks like the reports were correct. This was the display at Aldi in Fargo, ND, so I was finally able to get Smokescreen for my collection. They had multiples of each figure.

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ALDI???

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:35 pm
by Sowndwave76
I didn’t get a photo taken because I was in a hurry, but the Aldi by me had some as well... Only a couple different characters, but probably 7+ total.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:47 pm
by chuckdawg1999
sol magnus wrote:
adamage1 wrote:I had to satisfy my curiosity, and it looks like the reports were correct. This was the display at Aldi in Fargo, ND, so I was finally able to get Smokescreen for my collection. They had multiples of each figure.

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ALDI???


I love their private label diet cola, really has some pep to it. I never see displays like this in mine, might just be a supermarket.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 pm
by adamage1
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
adamage1 wrote:I had to satisfy my curiosity, and it looks like the reports were correct. This was the display at Aldi in Fargo, ND, so I was finally able to get Smokescreen for my collection. They had multiples of each figure.

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ALDI???


I love their private label diet cola, really has some pep to it. I never see displays like this in mine, might just be a supermarket.


I have never been to an Aldi’s before, however this was a stand-alone aisle kind of in the middle of the supermarket where all different kinds of knick-knacks and various random things were on display.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:46 pm
by Sabrblade
This is just like back when the TF: Prime Wave 3-4 Deluxes first showed up at Aldi before anywhere else.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:00 pm
by TF-fan kev777
Sabrblade wrote:This is just like back when the TF: Prime Wave 3-4 Deluxes first showed up at Aldi before anywhere else.


Also when more people had luck finding TR Ramhorn there than anywhere else (at least around me).

Transformers Earthrise Wave 2 Appearing at Aldi's with Discount

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:39 pm
by william-james88
We have been getting several reports of the Adlis store stocking up on Transformers toys for the holidays. Specifically wave 2 of Earthrise. Not only do they seem plentiful, but they are also discounted to $17.99.

We have reports from North Dakota, Illinois and more. So if you are curious and have an Aldi's nearby, it might be worth a visit. At least now we see where all the plentiful stock Hasbro was speaking about previously ended up. We thank everyone who sent this info out way. The photos below were given to us by adamage, Geekygamergirl and Seibertron himself.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:52 pm
by william-james88
What was that about Siege Astrotrain being rare?

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This pic was taken today.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:15 pm
by Bumblevivisector
william-james88 wrote:What was that about Siege Astrotrain being rare?

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This pic was taken today.


Well, he was...and now we know it was just tail-end-temporary-misplacement-syndrome.

And as for your question about my response to the Gigawatt thread yesterday Will, I haven't seen him in my neck of Michigan yet, and it's tempting to go to a still-existent TRU just to see all this!

As for Aldi's...was the last time something like this happened for non-Rescue-Bots that deluxe Prime wave about 8 years ago, cases of which later showed up at select 5-belows? To think, 8 years ago I just assumed Big Bad's Impossible Toys blowout sale was the only opportunity I'd have to army-build Alicons! Ist ein Weihnachtsmiracle after the horrors of 2020!

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:20 pm
by william-james88
Bumblevivisector wrote:
william-james88 wrote:What was that about Siege Astrotrain being rare?

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This pic was taken today.


Well, he was...and now we know it was just tail-end-temporary-misplacement-syndrome.

And as for your question about my response to the Gigawatt thread yesterday Will, I haven't seen him in my neck of Michigan yet, and it's tempting to go to a still-existent TRU just to see all this!


I can get that. I do sometimes go to my toysrus stores just to see that the items are there in large quantity even if I don't buy them due to being too pricey for me.