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#61 Silverback761

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:10 AM

Just wanted to thank you for posting this. My youngest daughter had a blast this morning pickng up her Ninjini finally & get all the little knici onacks also. Never realized how psycho parents are over these stupid toys though. You would have thought it was black Friday the way people were acting... Almost had to put someone down... lol Thanks again and have a great night everyone!!!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:21 AM

This entire promotion was a huge mess. Another forum talks about the ridiculousness of it. It had nothing to do with getting there before the POS switched over. And the stores did get shorted. I was at my local store a couple minutes after 10. They hasn't opened yet and there was a line. The store only got one case of Polar Whirlwinds (which should have been 12 in a pack, so for stores that got less, they probably put them out early, as some stores did, and that was what they had left). They only got one case of giants (which means 2 Ninjinis). He refused to give me a sidekick unless I spent $25 (which was what the original promo was). I went to another store and they let me use my receipt to do an exchange and get a sidekick. Another store said you had to buy a giant. She actually rang it up and showed me the $999.99 price ( which is how they keep stores from just selling the sidekick by itself). She then rang it up with a giant and it automatically changed the $999.99 price to $0.00. I went to another store and he let me get a sidekick by just buying a battle pack. It rang up $999.99, but he hit a couple of buttons and it went away.

According to another forum (maybe also mentioned here), they sent out a memo before they opened that the promotion changed to an actual giant purchase only and that they meant to mention just Ninjini instead of Scarlet. The changing of the promotion, a lousy poster for a promo, and lack of inventory has really put a damper on feelings towards GameStop from Skylanders fans.
BTW, I wouldn't worry about Ninjini. I saw a bunch at Walmart, the other day. I give it a month, at the most, and they'll probably be everywhere. I even found 4 just sitting at one of the GameStops I went to after noon.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:14 AM

So I take it that all the people who got the sidekicks got them due to an override?



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

ya.. what a surprise, a gs promotion was a complete Fuck up. like most of you, my store got like 5 or 6 polar whirlwinds. so only a couple people at the very front got it. luckily i ordered one last night online so hopefully it arrives for the little one alright


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#65 chickenbutt

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

So I walked in at 2pm and there was a Polar Whirlwind sitting on the counter. :D

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#66 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

So I walked in at 2pm and there was a Polar Whirlwind sitting on the counter. :D

Lucky?

 

Yeah, you can see that some people were at stores with lines and other no one showed up.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

So I take it that all the people who got the sidekicks got them due to an override?

 

I had no trouble getting mine.  The air-headed girl behind the register had no problems giggling her way through the process.  Gill Runt - HA



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:49 PM

only a couple kids in the store when I got there, picked up a polar whirlwind with no problems. sidekick did ring up at $1000 but the cashier fixed it.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

I figured a majority of people already had the sidekicks from the fritos promotions, but I guess they didn't.



#70 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:09 PM

I figured a majority of people already had the sidekicks from the fritos promotions, but I guess they didn't.

 

Those ran out super fast apparently.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

Got there at 10 a.m. Small crowd waiting. Zero sidekcicks at my store. Zip. Nada. And that was the lamest "poster" I've ever seen. Pretty sad promotion. Picked up one Polar Whrilwind, so the day wasn't a complete loss.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

 

I figured a majority of people already had the sidekicks from the fritos promotions, but I guess they didn't.

 

Those ran out super fast apparently.

 

I don't see how.  I sent my cards in over a month after the promotion started and got all 4.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

This entire promotion was a huge mess. Another forum talks about the ridiculousness of it. It had nothing to do with getting there before the POS switched over. And the stores did get shorted. I was at my local store a couple minutes after 10. They hasn't opened yet and there was a line. The store only got one case of Polar Whirlwinds (which should have been 12 in a pack, so for stores that got less, they probably put them out early, as some stores did, and that was what they had left). They only got one case of giants (which means 2 Ninjinis). He refused to give me a sidekick unless I spent $25 (which was what the original promo was). I went to another store and they let me use my receipt to do an exchange and get a sidekick. Another store said you had to buy a giant. She actually rang it up and showed me the $999.99 price ( which is how they keep stores from just selling the sidekick by itself). She then rang it up with a giant and it automatically changed the $999.99 price to $0.00. I went to another store and he let me get a sidekick by just buying a battle pack. It rang up $999.99, but he hit a couple of buttons and it went away.
According to another forum (maybe also mentioned here), they sent out a memo before they opened that the promotion changed to an actual giant purchase only and that they meant to mention just Ninjini instead of Scarlet. The changing of the promotion, a lousy poster for a promo, and lack of inventory has really put a damper on feelings towards GameStop from Skylanders fans.BTW, I wouldn't worry about Ninjini. I saw a bunch at Walmart, the other day. I give it a month, at the most, and they'll probably be everywhere. I even found 4 just sitting at one of the GameStops I went to after noon.





I just wanted to offer a little insight as to how these were shipped to stores....I see a lot of people saying they feel their stores either put them out early or held some back etc. as the person who checked in the shipment for this promotion at my store, I can tell you that the polar whirlwind figures were not shipped in cases. We got a large shipping box from the distribution center. Inside that box was one box for giants. This was a solid case of (6) ninjinis, plus 6 loose polar whirlwinds, as well as the poster pack. With the 6 whirlwind figures just loose in the large shipping box, the cards got pretty banged up, even with the air pillow things they use to fill the empty spaces. Granted we are a smaller store, but talking with the manager from the next closest store, he got approx the same amount , shipped in the same manner.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

 

 

I figured a majority of people already had the sidekicks from the fritos promotions, but I guess they didn't.

 

Those ran out super fast apparently.

 

I don't see how.  I sent my cards in over a month after the promotion started and got all 4.

 

There are quite a few people who have reported sending the promo in even earlier and ending up with an incomplete set due to getting duplicates. I sent mine in awhile after and luckily got one of each.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

I just wanted to offer a little insight as to how these were shipped to stores....I see a lot of people saying they feel their stores either put them out early or held some back etc. as the person who checked in the shipment for this promotion at my store, I can tell you that the polar whirlwind figures were not shipped in cases. We got a large shipping box from the distribution center. Inside that box was one box for giants. This was a solid case of (6) ninjinis, plus 6 loose polar whirlwinds, as well as the poster pack. With the 6 whirlwind figures just loose in the large shipping box, the cards got pretty banged up, even with the air pillow things they use to fill the empty spaces. Granted we are a smaller store, but talking with the manager from the next closest store, he got approx the same amount , shipped in the same manner.


The card in our polar whirlwind was pretty banged up. Kind of surprising that they would ship something that is very collectible in such a "yeah, whatever" kind of way. My son doesn't really care much about the cards - but I could see it being a deal-breaker for a serious collector.

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