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#2041 bilbobagins3

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

I'll be there to get the Polar Whirlwind. The fact they are advertising those, Scarlet Ninjinis, $10 battle packs, and $40 starter packs has me a bit worried I may need to get there kind of early. I refuse to wait any more than about 30 min for this so if there are a string of people outside I'm out.

I had no interest in getting regular Shroomboom back when the game first came out and found lots of people piecing out the pack on eBay and were selling Chop Chop for $5-$7. At $10 for the whole pack you may as well get that, but getting series 2 Chop Chop and series 2 Zap is pretty cheap through eBay. You are correct that they are the only two figures besides Tree Rex that did not get a single character release. Interestingly they released Shroomboom and Hot Dog in battle packs, single packs, and even other triple packs.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

My 2 Kohls stores don't carry Skylanders. I'll be going to gamestop saturday but I'm just getting there ten minutes early. Getting Polar Whirlwind and might get a battle pack. I doubt they will be super packed for Skylanders at mine. I think it died down a lot in my area.



#2043 SaraAB

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

I could probably be one of the first 25 easily for the poster as I doubt too many people here are skylanders fans or even know about this. The toys aren't moving here and most kids even 5 year olds only want to play war games ( trust me I see this and hear this almost every day here) doesn't leave much room for much since as soon as they discover CoD they don't want to play anything else especially something like skylanders. Kind of sad. I know it's mostly my immediate area though as Skylanders has always sold well across the USA. I don't care about getting a poster though, I would probably toss it out when I got home, I will leave the poster in case someone actually wants one.

The limited edition toys are selling here, but each store gets like 5 or less of each, and I am sure some reseller is coming in and picking them all up and leaving none on the shelves.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

I'll be there to get the Polar Whirlwind. The fact they are advertising those, Scarlet Ninjinis, $10 battle packs, and $40 starter packs has me a bit worried I may need to get there kind of early. I refuse to wait any more than about 30 min for this so if there are a string of people outside I'm out.

I had no interest in getting regular Shroomboom back when the game first came out and found lots of people piecing out the pack on eBay and were selling Chop Chop for $5-$7. At $10 for the whole pack you may as well get that, but getting series 2 Chop Chop and series 2 Zap is pretty cheap through eBay. You are correct that they are the only two figures besides Tree Rex that did not get a single character release. Interestingly they released Shroomboom and Hot Dog in battle packs, single packs, and even other triple packs.

 

I haven't actually looked for Zap or Chop Chop on eBay. I just looked, and there seem to be fewer series 2, and prices $10+ a piece. So this is definitely a better deal. Even if they were $5-$7 as you say, it would be worth it to get the battle accessory and not deal with the hassle. Plus we don't have a regular Hot Dog or Shroomboom (just Molten and LC, respectively). I've been tempted to pick these up at the $15 price that BB has had them for online using RZ certificates, but $10 is much better (although I'm a bit broke and using RZ certificates would come in handy, they aren't offering the sidekicks, or I would try to price match).

 

As for selling them separately compared to Shroomboom and Hot Dog, the latter two characters were new to Giants, so I guess they figured they could use separate releases, whereas Chop Chop and Zap had SSA releases (although they are harder to find).

 

Speaking of sidekicks, I'm now realizing that there are, at least, 4 (not counting Giants sidekicks which haven't been seen, yet). I only need 2 of the battle packs, but I'm wondering if I could pick up more and get more sidekicks, then sell or trade the battle pack somewhere else to get my money back.



#2045 gravel

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

I showed up at my Gamestop right before they opened this morning, and there was a little line.  5 or 6 people already there, but they had 10-12 Polar Whirlwinds.  I was able to get one for my niece and nephew, and the free poster, which is just an ad for Swap Force.  Some of the people there didn't know or care about Polar Whirlwind, they just came because there were told about a Skylanders sale.  The person working also wasn't aware of all the deals, but said the sidekicks were only free if you bought a Giant, not any Giants figure, so Polar Whirlwind didn't count.


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#2046 my2k2zx2

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:56 PM

No Polars to be found at the GS we go to.  They said they got 3 and were gone in the 1st hour of being open.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Yeah, I was at 2 different stores this morning. Picked up a Polar Whirlwind and the battle pack with Hot Dog in it. Each store only had 3-5 Polar Whirlwinds and were sold out pretty much immediately. Also, the amount of misinformation about the sale was astonishing. The email I got talked about getting a free sidekick with any Skylanders purchase and the first 3 people that checked out in front of me each got one with no fuss (didn't buy any giants), but when I checked out the sidekick would not ring up correctly. The manager wasn't even going to give him to me until I bitched him out about it, so he just threw it in my bag without scanning it. After that he called up corporate and found out that it was apparently a Giant only thing. Still didn't explain why the people ahead of me got one without having to buy any Giants, though.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

I stopped by around 12:30 only because Ally from Austin & Ally was going to sign autographs and take photos. They had 4 out of I don't know how many they had, I stopped by again later on after two and they still had 3 left, I received an email yesterday and I'm sure others did too but I think these things have run aground again.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:09 AM

Every store is fully stocked with Polars here

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:26 AM

I spent about 70. The first store I went to I got the Polar Whirlwind and Ninjini so I could get the minifigure. I really wanted the others but had them all ready. I had Scarlet Ninjini and a special Bouncer all ready but they didn't have regular Bouncer. Went to second gamestop and the guy misinformed me that all packs were 10 dollars and came with a minifigure. So I bought all 3 of the different packs of a bunch of figures I all ready had but I really wanted the other 3 minis. He realized his mistake and gave them to me at the 30 dollar price since he quoted me that so glad I went there.

Then went to another gamestop (my friend wanted Thumpsmash and everyone had been out. There I found the battle pack with Zap in it who I didn't have for 10. At the fourth Gamestop my friend found his Thumpsmash.

I sold 5 figures for 10 total to a friend who just started Skylanders which was about 5 and will keep the other dupes for the other skill set.

 

Zap, Scorpion Striker(sold), Hot Dog, Prism, Lightning Rod, Drill Sergeant, Sprocket, Sonic Boom(sold), Stump(sold), Gill Grunt(sold), Flashwing, Double Trouble(sold), Polar Whirlwind, Ninjini. All for around 70ish.

 

I seen Ninjinis up to 1 pm and around 3 pm my time the last store I went to still had Polar Whirlwinds.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:32 AM

I stopped by around 12:30 only because Ally from Austin & Ally was going to sign autographs and take photos.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

I was able to pick up a Series 2 Drobot (S2) at Walmart yesterday.

 

I was at one of the main Activision Gamestop events in Southlake, TX this past weekend. I was somewhat surprised that there were not more people showing up at the event. I'm guessing between 25 to 30 people were lined up as the doors were opened. I was second in line behind a gentleman and his two sons. I got there about an hour and a half early. It was fairly organized, but I didn't stick around long to see how the sales went, so I'm not sure how many Polar Whirlwinds they had. I did not notice any Scarlet Ninjini, only the standard one. Also, they had a a giant box of sidekicks. The price had to be overwritten at the register, but they had plenty and they offered the sidekick to me without asking even though I was only buying the Polar Whirlwind. However, I did have the guy change it out for the one I wanted.

 

Now to wait for Lightcore Hex to be release. I do hope Activision does not wait until October to release this.

 

Anyone know when the new Frito Lay promotion for Swap Force is going to be out this year? I suspect they will be giving away the Giant Sidekicks this time.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

I was able to pick up a Series 2 Drobot (S2) at Walmart yesterday.

 

I was at one of the main Activision Gamestop events in Southlake, TX this past weekend. I was somewhat surprised that there were not more people showing up at the event. I'm guessing between 25 to 30 people were lined up as the doors were opened. I was second in line behind a gentleman and his two sons. I got there about an hour and a half early. It was fairly organized, but I didn't stick around long to see how the sales went, so I'm not sure how many Polar Whirlwinds they had. I did not notice any Scarlet Ninjini, only the standard one. Also, they had a a giant box of sidekicks. The price had to be overwritten at the register, but they had plenty and they offered the sidekick to me without asking even though I was only buying the Polar Whirlwind. However, I did have the guy change it out for the one I wanted.

 

Now to wait for Lightcore Hex to be release. I do hope Activision does not wait until October to release this.

 

Anyone know when the new Frito Lay promotion for Swap Force is going to be out this year? I suspect they will be giving away the Giant Sidekicks this time.

There are 4 Giants Sidekicks this time, same type of promo as before with the Frito Lay multi packs. I think this time you do everthing on-line and the packs have been showing up at some Wal-Marts already.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Lightcore Hex? I've already seen her out in the wild at GS and Target. She seems to be pretty common around here. Probably because her lights suck.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

Lightcore Hex? I've already seen her out in the wild at GS and Target. She seems to be pretty common around here. Probably because her lights suck.

 

Unless you are in Australia, you are mistaken.  Series 2 Hex is out, but the Lightcore version is not out here in the US.  Series 2 has a couple skulls circling around her with her arms raised.  Lightcore Hex has one arm extended to her right and her dress has a red area in the front that lights up - people refer to her as "Aunt Flo" for obvious reasons.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:48 PM

Unless you are in Australia, you are mistaken.  Series 2 Hex is out, but the Lightcore version is not out here in the US.  Series 2 has a couple skulls circling around her with her arms raised.  Lightcore Hex has one arm extended to her right and her dress has a red area in the front that lights up - people refer to her as "Aunt Flo" for obvious reasons.

Nope, I'm in Kansas. It is Lightcore Hex. The only reason I checked was because her pose was different than the other two Hexes (the series 1 and 2 figs) I have. I saw her again today in my Target and they had 2 of them. I still hate the lights on her. Lamest Lightcore character besides Drobot.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:41 PM

Here is the site for the skylanders giants sidekicks frito lay promo.

 

You get the code from the bag and then pay $2.50 shipping and handeling through a third party online payment service.

 

then wait 10-12 weeks for your skylander

 

http://skylanderspro...omo-coming-soon



#2059 my2k2zx2

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

Here is the site for the skylanders giants sidekicks frito lay promo.

 

You get the code from the bag and then pay $2.50 shipping and handeling through a third party online payment service.

 

then wait 10-12 weeks for your skylander

 

http://skylanderspro...omo-coming-soon

 

I still have chips left from the last promo.


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#2060 spamfree2

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:04 AM

Dropped by the store and saw the Frito Lay bags with the Skylanders Sidekicks promo on them.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:21 AM

Dropped by the store and saw the Frito Lay bags with the Skylanders Sidekicks promo on them.

 

Where are you at and what store had them?


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#2062 kaiyouske

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

Looks like Ninjini is back in stock on Amazon for those that are interested. :) 

 

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=ninjini


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#2063 sleepydumbdude

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

I tried target, Walmart, and two grocery stores for the chips with no luck. Even seen the frito lay stocker at Walmart and he hadn't heard of it yet.

#2064 my2k2zx2

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:09 PM

No luck at Meijer or Target (SW Michigan) today.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

I was at Krogers in North Dallas .  Frito Lay is headquartered in Plano , TX so we might be getting these quicker since they are local.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

Note of caution: The website for this promotion is truly JACKED UP. My first attempt to purchase all four characters failed on the 4th one because something failed while trying to pay for it using PayPal. I don't know why they make you use PayPal, but that sucks BIG TIME.

Since the 4th one failed, the code was not useable again, so I had to go buy another bag of chips.

 

Thank god I bought 5 more bags, but then they would not let me get another using the same address. Luckily, I have another address to use. I tried to order a whole new set of characters for the second household, but then on the 3rd character it stated that I could not get another character using the same address. I didn't even get two different characters for the same address.

 

Needless to say, 14 bags later, and using some interesting tricks with different emails, phone numbers and addresses, I was able to order a full set. What a total pain in the butt.

 

Anyone else have a problem with the website rejecting valid orders for the same household?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:01 AM

Found and redeemed all eight of mine just fine. Found them at Evansville IN Target and bought 8 of them. Will be eating chips for a long time. Sent 4 to my dads and 4 to my place to give to a friend who plays but is overseas.



#2068 UncleBob

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:46 AM

Got the last of my two bags tonight and placed all four orders.

 

Now, I wait.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

Went to 2 walmarts and no Skylanders I didn't have. Figured I'd check a local place near me called Book and Music exchange since I seen on facebook they had skylanders. Probably hard to see the receipt. 

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All s1 which I didn't have.

Ghost Roaster 7.95

Warnado 7.95

Darklight Crypt 7.95

Wrecking Ball 7.95

Dino Rang 7.95

Elixer 5.95

hour glass thing 5.95
 

 

Also won this ebay auction to get my series 1 Chop Chop and another Zook because mine is missing a painted eye.

 

Series one Zook – Good condition

Series one Lightning Rod – Good condition

Series One Drill Sergeant – Case bent in a little, character Good Condition

Series One Ignitor – Good Condition

Series One Chop Chop – Good Condition

Series One Double Trouble – Good Condition

Series Two Flashwing – Character Only, nothing else.

 

Had 14 ebay bucks so only cost me 12 shipped. Going to sell my dupes to a friend for 2.50 a piece.



#2070 UncleBob

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:55 PM

I was in the Super Mega Replay across from the mall over the weekend and they had a *ton* of open figures - including one of the SSA Sidekicks (Trigger Snappy)...  Might check there too.


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