Do You Need Help Finding Skylanders?

Help Finding Skylanders Swap ForceCould you use some help finding Skylanders? Maybe a specific Skylander you want has disappeared? I know a lot of people out there often can’t find that one last Skylander they need or don’t have the time to constantly visit the stores. Well, I find myself at the stores often, so I’d like to offer my services to anyone who is interested. If you are looking for a Skylander that you just can’t find in your area. Send me an e-mail about what it is you are looking for. It can be a character, trinket, toy, Mega Bloks, or whatever. If you know Skylander toy X is found at Walmart, but you can’t find it. I’ll keep my eyes out. In order to provide this service, I will charge roughly $10 to $15 over retail. It may be more depending on what it is you want shipped. Obviously bigger toys, or large number of items will be more due to shipping. Any questions of specific toys can be discussed over e-mail. I also only accept paypal and will ship upon paypal’s verification receipt of payment. I wouldn’t use my service for early release characters. I mean Wave 4 characters may be limited now, but in a couple weeks should be found everywhere. So I would advise in that case to save your money. Besides by the time I find it and ship it to you, it would most likely be easily found in your stores.

Since characters are what I assume I will be getting for people the most, here is what I will be charging for characters. Price includes, shipping, materials, retail cost, tax, gas money, etc. Shipping is also limited to the continental US.

Core small Skylander $22

Small lightcore/legendary $25

Swappable/Giant $28

I will look for and send any current or past character that might still be in stores. However, I will not look for or send rare chase variants. I’m not looking for Gold, Silver, Crystal or other randomly found characters. I would however, send you the best buy exclusive Silver Sprocket, while my stores still have them in stock since those are easily found for a short time. I would also send any limited store exclusives like Nitro Freeze Blade, Enchanted Star Strike, etc. But of course those won’t be found for long. And obviously there is no guarantee that I will be able to find the items that you request. However, I do want to help anyone I can as we all love Skylanders, and searching for them constantly can be tiresome.

If anyone is interested, just send me an e-mail at Mike@skylandernutts.com. Put “Skylander Request” in the subject line and let me know what character you want me to look for in the body. If it’s not a character then be sure to describe what you are looking for and where it might be found. I know some things seem to be more common to one store over another even if they are not explicitly exclusive. And example would be the Skylanders Kids Cups that I still see only at Walmart.

I know the price isn’t cheap, but that is mostly because we are talking retail prices and I do not have any wholesale suppliers. But let me know if you need help finding something and I’ll do my best.

Thanks,

Mike

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Name The Next Skylander Frito-Lay Promotion

Name the Next Skylander 2014Frito-Lay and Skylanders are teaming up once again. This time its not about getting a special character for your collection. Now they are going to let the winner “Name the Next Skylander.” The contest starts 2/24/14 and they have a countdown timer on their website here. It looks like once again contest entries will come in specially marked bags of snack packs. Both the Classic Mix and Flavor Mix. It also looks like each bag will come with a $5 coupon towards a Starter Pack. Not as good as the previous $10 off coupons. Personally, I’m a little disappointed.  I rather like knowing that I should get a character when I buy the bags and send in a coupon vs just entering a contest that I am most likely not going to win. I would also bet that they are not going to let you name the character whatever you want. They probably have a list of three to five names already possible for the Skylander and they will probably just let the winner make the final decision. If that is the case, there could conceivably be multiple winners. No chance of me naming a character “SkylanderNutts.com” or “Marcus Pheonix” (Although..should there be another fire breathing bird….)

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Wave 4 Release Date Outed?

SpringTimeTriggerHappy_BestBuyA strange thing happened the other day on the Best Buy website. For a short period of time, they had three new Skylanders available for pre-order. The available date was April 6, 2014. Now that’s a long time away, and the listings have since been removed. But it makes one wonder, was that the release date for the next wave of Skylanders? Perhaps Best Buy was waaayyy ahead of Punk Shock Best Buythemselves and that was some wave 5 characters? It’s hard to know but the images leave a lot of questions that fans will probably have wait to find out the answers too.

The characters shown were Fryno, Punk Shock, and Springtime Trigger Happy. What was most intriguing about the listings was the packaging that was shown. Each figure came in special “Easter Egg” colored packaging. Fryno_BestBuyThis raises a lot of questions. Are these characters only going to be available around Easter? Are these special Easter edition packaging for characters that might be released a month earlier in regular packaging? Are these characters exclusive to Best Buy? Are all characters going to have Easter packaging at Best Buy around this time? Will they still be available early for pre-order much like the silver Heavy Duty Sprocket was? Is the wave 4 release date going to be April 6, 2014? I’m afraid I don’t have the answer to any of these questions. Hopefully Wave 4 comes sooner than that, but at least we know the Easter Bunny should be bringing a few new Skylanders to this house!

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Wave 3 Skylanders Show Up at Target

Wave 3 Skylanders at TargetYesterday 1/22/14 Target restocked their shelves and on them were some Wave 3 Skylanders. At the stores I went to I saw all three Swappable characters, both Lightcore Characters and a Triple Pack. I did not see Sheep Wreck Island, or the Arkeyan Crossbow Battle Pack. For the Core Skylanders, I saw Smolderdash, Hyperbeam Prism Break, and Horn Blast Whirlwind. I did not see Dune Bug or Phantom Cynder, but they are both listed on Target’s Website with a release date of 1/31. I’m not sure if my Targets broke some kind of street date, or if they just got their shipments in earlier than they thought, but all three stores I visited in my area had some of the Wave 3 characters on the shelves. So now is the time Portal Master! Go get your Wave 3 Skylanders at Target and use your RedCard to save 5%. Also, you may want to call ahead and ask if they have Spy Rise or Rubble Rouser. Those were two I saw the most of by far.

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Skylanders Giants Lunch Tin $.99 at Best Buy

Skylanders Giants Lunch TinThe 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.

You can buy it here:

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Most Wave 3 Swap Force Characters Available at Best Buy

Wave 3 Swap Force at Best BuyIt 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.

Click here to go to Best Buy’s list of Swap Force items:

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Wave 3 Skylanders now in stock at Amazon.com

Wave 3 Skylanders - Prism BreakThe big dog now has Wave 3 Skylanders. That’s right Amazon.com sent out a press release today announcing that all wave 3 Skylanders are now in stock (in the US). However, there list of available Skylanders is either wrong, wishful thinking, or already sold out of some of them. None of the swapable characters seem to be available (yet? or anymore?), nor any of the lightcores, nor any of the new Triple Packs. The five core characters are available though as well as the battle pack and adventure pack.

What was available (at the writing of this article):

It’s hard to say if the rest of them will just appear in the next couple days, or if we’ll have another long wait to find them on Amazon. Either way if you’ve been waiting on Amazon to get them in, you can now grab some of them. Keep tabs on Amazon’s page of Wave 3 characters here:

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