As I was browsing Best Buy’s website this morning, I noticed that they are having a 2 day sale today and tomorrow. (1/20 – 1/21). Apparently there are some Skylander games on deep discount in this sale. You can pick up Skylanders SuperChargers or Skylanders Trap Team for just $5. If you are a Gamer’s Club member, then the price falls to $4. This is the complete starter pack with portal, Skylanders and the game. If you are a Skylander’s fan that haven’t played one of these games then you can’t pass this up. It also looks like they are trying to get rid of Battlecast. We found the game quite fun, and while you don’t necessarily need to use physical cards to play, picking up a $10 Starter Pack for $1 is a great deal. The normally priced $5 booster packs are also just $1. Click the link here to check out the sale!Share this article!
I was browsing the Best Buy website, trying to figure out when they were going to actually have Wave 2 Skylanders in stock, when I was surprised to see the Mirror of Mystery Adventure Pack listed. It turns out that it and a lot of the other Wave 2 characters are actually now in stock now at Best Buy. They are not available for shipping but they are available for in store pick up (at least at the stores around me). So I was able to pick up quite a bit this evening. I placed my order through the website for in-store pickup. I would highly suggest this method myself. And don’t forget, you can support this site buy ordering your Skylanders through our links like that. But there are other reasons to order for in-store pick up. First, if the store is closed, you guarantee that they won’t sell out in the morning if you can’t get to the store right away. I did this on launch day and got some triple trap packs that seemed to sell out very fast. But tonight as I went into the store to pick up my latest order, I thought I’d check their shelves. Not one Wave 2 Skylander or Trap was on the shelf. Yet when I picked up my order they had everything waiting for me behind the counter. I believe they just got the stock in, but have yet to place it on the shelves. Had I just ran into my local store, I may have been sad to see nothing seemingly in stock. And then I would have had to ask someone to check the back, wait for people to figure out what they were doing or where the stuff was and in general it would have been a pain in to but to get what I wanted that way. So if you check the Best Buy website and find that your local store has the Mirror of Mystery in stock. Do yourself a favor, and just order it for in-store pickup. Wait an hour (usually not even that long), and go pick it up. It could not have been easier for me tonight. That said, look for our second Mega Epic unboxing of Wave 2 characters coming very soon.Share this article!
There are a couple of good Skylander Sales for 8/10/2014 for those that either want to boost their collection or even get into the game for the first time. Best Buy has all Swap Force Starter Packs for $29.99, plus they are running a buy 2 get one free on the swap force core characters. They also seem to have a deal where if you buy a Swappable Swap Force Character, then you can get a Giant Character for free. See all of the Best Buy Skylander deals HERE: Toys R Us is having a buy one get one 50% sale on all Skylanders figures. And Amazon.com also has all Starter Packs for $29.99.Share this article!
One of my goals with this website is to give people information on how to get more with their money. Saving money and buying things at the cheapest possible point is important to me and a lot of other people. When I first heard of Best Buy’s Gamer’s Club Unlocked, I thought it was a little much. It was originally $120 for two years of benefits. But then I was grandfathered into it for a year based on previously being an @Gamer magazine subscriber. The magazine has gone away, but in it’s wake, I’ve been enjoying plenty of 20% discounts. Enough that I was able to pick up an additional two year subscription for a discounted price. Since it’s inception Best Buy has now dropped the price of a membership to $30. It’s value to you depends on the type of gamer and Skylander collector you are. If you buy a lot of new games or pre-orders then it’s almost a no-brainer. I’ve seen people pre-order over a dozen games at a time at GameStop, paying $5 each. $600 to $800 is ridiculous to spend on new games at one time to me. We’re talking all the big holiday games. But if that’s what you want to do, then why on earth would you not save 20%? For 10 new games at regular price of $600, you would save $120 or $90 if you had to pay the $30 subscription price. It only takes three full price game purchases in 2 years to make the membership worth it.
Well, I was in my local Best Buy this afternoon and to my surprise the new Spring Edition Skylanders were on the shelves. There were not very many of them but I quickly grabbed Springtime Trigger Happy, Fryno, and Punk Shock. All of them are in their Easter Egg packaging. This was a little earlier as I was expecting since an earlier leaked web posting at Best Buy indicated that the release date would be April 6th. However, unlike at Target where they put a hard release date of 3/23 in their computer for Nitro Freeze Blade, no one stopped us at Best Buy to take away the characters. Who knows, I may have just been lucky, since they are not yet available online or for in-store pick up. So if you are looking for these new characters give your local Best Buy a call or stop by.Share this article!
It looks like there will be a Swap Force sale at Best Buy starting this Sunday. Based off an ad scan for Best Buy starting 3/23/2014, they will be having a buy one Swap Force character get one 50% off sale. The scan shows the new swappable characters Freeze Blade and Trap Shadow, though it’s unclear if the sale is just for swappable characters or any character in the Swap Force game. Also the starter packs for all systems will be on sale for $54.99.Share this article!
The Skylanders Giants Lunch Tin is on Sale at Best Buy for just $0.99. It sounds like a clearance to me, but either way don’t let the picture fool you. This is too small and the metal is too thin to put a real lunch in it for a school child. It may be fun though as a “pretend” lunch box for a pre-schooler. Just be prepared for it to get dents. Also it can be used to hold a few characters, albeit noisily. Or buy many of them for when they get damaged, I mean they’re just $0.99. It also makes a good item to add if you need to round up your Best Buy order to $25 for free shipping.
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It looks like Best Buy is the next retailer to start having Wave 3 Swap Force characters available. Most single characters are in stock. It looks like the Triple Packs and Adventure Packs may either be out of stock already or not quite in stock yet for the first time.
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Not much is going on for sales this week in the land of Skylands. The best and only deal comes from Best Buy. First the Starter Packs for Swap Force are all on sale for $59.99. Second, Best Buy is giving away a free Skylanders character with any Skylanders purchase of $59.99 or greater. This means if you buy the game, you can get another free character with it. Or if you just need a bunch of new Skylanders once you spend $60 you will get a free one as well. Don’t forget, Heavy Duty Sprocket – Silver is still available at Best Buy, so you might want to choose that to be your free character.
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The special variant of Bumble Blast was released on 12/8/2013. He can be found at most retailers. I have seen him at Target and Best Buy. He retails for $9.99. So far Bumble Blast is one of my favorites of the Swap Force generation, so Jolly Bumble Blast comes highly recommended from us here at SkylanderNutts.com. I wouldn’t wait too long as these special variants tend to only last a few days in the stores. At least the exclusive one’s have in the past. Hopefully they made a few more of this one for the Christmas season.
Don’t forget you can also take advantage of Best Buy’s Buy 2 Swap Force Characters get 1 Free sale going on now through the 14th of December.
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