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Target Repackaged 3DS Holiday Bundles - Tetris Axis, Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Shinobi @9.99 each

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#1 oper00

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:48 AM

These were clearanced games that got pulled for the holidays that got repackaged with a collectable stylus that got a new UPC stickered over the original barcodes. They were 19.99 but they are being marked and sold for 9.99 for a limited time.

 

I grabbed a copy of Tetris Axis since I missed the clearance price over the summer.



#2 Roninalchemist

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:49 AM

As always, Target clearance is YMMV, please note that in the title.



#3 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:48 AM

That's a great deal for Shadow Wars if it's everywhere.  I've heard good things about Shinobi as well so maybe I'll stop there tomorrow.


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#4 JakeM17

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:58 AM

Played Shadow Wars and its fun. Might stop by my target and check.



#5 2w1cked

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:58 AM

I saw these too at my local target in VA. Thought about posting it but slipped my mind last night, nor did I have a picture. Good deals. I think my target only had one shinobi, one tetris, and two of the shadow wars. I think there was also one for the lego harry potter, but sadly I passed. I already have tetris and shinobi, and don't know too much about shadow wars. Wishing I would have picked it up now.



#6 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:06 AM

I already have tetris and shinobi, and don't know too much about shadow wars. Wishing I would have picked it up now.

 

It's like X-COM (turn based strategy and produced by the co-creator of X-COM) but in Ghost Recon clothing.  One of those that really flew under the radar because you assume it's just another terrible handheld port of a console game.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:05 AM

As always, Target clearance is YMMV, please note that in the title.


Its Not clearance, I saw these at Target as well and got Ghost Recon.

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#8 Josef

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:09 AM

As always, Target clearance is YMMV, please note that in the title.

The OP is saying these items are repackaged former clearance items, not currently on clearance, and that they are on sale for a limited time.  I know the games he is referring to - all Targets I've been to have them in the repackage with the stylus, I just wasn't aware they were currently on sale for $9.99.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:10 AM

Where are these located at in-store?



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

The OP is saying these items are repackaged former clearance items, not currently on clearance, and that they are on sale for a limited time.  I know the games he is referring to - all Targets I've been to have them in the repackage with the stylus, I just wasn't aware they were currently on sale for $9.99.

I'm not 100% confident that ALL Targets had these over the holidays.  I never noticed these in my store (Sioux Falls, SD) and was just in the gaming section scouring the new 3DS and PS3 clearance/overflow items this morning and did not see any, either.  Perhaps this is somewhat a regional trend - who knows?



#11 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:15 AM

Where are these located at in-store?


Usually in the 3DS aisle on the shelf at the bottom.

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#12 Roninalchemist

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:15 AM

The OP is saying these items are repackaged former clearance items, not currently on clearance, and that they are on sale for a limited time.  I know the games he is referring to - all Targets I've been to have them in the repackage with the stylus, I just wasn't aware they were currently on sale for $9.99.

*wipes egg off face*  My mistake, sorry.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:18 AM

I'm not 100% confident that ALL Targets had these over the holidays.  I never noticed these in my store (Sioux Falls, SD) and was just in the gaming section scouring the new 3DS and PS3 clearance/overflow items this morning and did not see any, either.  Perhaps this is somewhat a regional trend - who knows?

Actually I saw these well before December, like last Spring or earlier.  And they occasionally go on sale - last time I remembered it being for $14.99.  And like the person above me said, just check the bottom of the 3DS aise, and I've also seen them at the bottom of the Wii aisle and on an endcap.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:20 AM

Where are these located at in-store?

I found them at mine back in electronics, on one of the endcaps facing the wall (where they usually have demo consoles set up). They were on the bottom of the endcap, almost hidden.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:39 AM

Actually I saw these well before December, like last Spring or earlier.  And they occasionally go on sale - last time I remembered it being for $14.99.  And like the person above me said, just check the bottom of the 3DS aise, and I've also seen them at the bottom of the Wii aisle and on an endcap.

Given the age of the titles in the OP, I would believe that these repackages have been around for a while.  However, I can say with certainty that they have not been available at either of the Target stores in my city (both of which get significant traffic, given the next-closest stores in the region) in recent memory.  I do seem to recall seeing some Shinobi + stylus combos sometime in late 2012 or early 2013, but it was limited to just that title and they are long since gone. 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:10 PM

All 3 were in the main aisle case with the rest of the 3DS games at my target. Thanks OP.

Does anyone know which game has the Yoshi stylus?



#17 KumaBear

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Thanks OP, grabbed a copy of Tetris. I never saw these bundles during the holidays, and now the endcap is full of them. If they go on clearance I might just get Shinobi as well.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thanks OP, picked up the three games mentioned, would've never known they were on sale, no signs or markings of any kind. My store had several other games, nothing of note.  

 

Might be worth noting that the styluses are Mario themed or at least they were at the store i was in. I got Mario, Luigi, and Peach. Didn't see Yoshi or i would have probably got him too!



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:23 AM

All the local store had was five copies of Shinobi with the Luigi stylus.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:20 PM

I saw the Shinobi w/ stylus package a few weeks ago for $20...it would be $10 now right? I would think they would sell them for $10 until they sell out hmm

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

These have been around for a while, but I did grab the Tetris, GR, and Shinobi bundles from my Target a few weeks ago. Haven't played any of the games but my 3ds is starting to get a bad backlog of its own

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:26 PM

Where are these located at in-store?

Clearance games usually located at the extreme end of the video game section adjacent to the 3DS section/Vita handheld games where they have pc games, game guides, budget software. This is the typical layout of stores at least in Texas. Sometimes the clearance stuff is at the end of the aisle(s).


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

Clearance games usually located at the extreme end of the video game section adjacent to the 3DS section/Vita handheld games where they have pc games, game guides, budget software. This is the typical layout of stores at least in Texas. Sometimes the clearance stuff is at the end of the aisle(s).


These are temporary price cuts though, and not clearance.

I've seen these bundles mainly on the bottom shelf below the 3DS games. Sometimes they are on endcaps, again on the bottom shelf.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:36 PM

For some reason read this as a bundle of all three games for $9.99... not worth it individually.  


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

All 3 were in the main aisle case with the rest of the 3DS games at my target. Thanks OP.
Does anyone know which game has the Yoshi stylus?

I have yet to see yoshi

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

i was unable to find yoshi also, got the other 3 games/stylus.


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#27 darkkyo1

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:04 AM

i was unable to find yoshi also, got the other 3 games/stylus.

Which game came with the Peach stylus? I got Tetris, Ghost Recon, and Shinobi; which only came with the Mario and Luigi Styluses.



#28 YellowGameboyColor

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:11 AM

Hmm I spot a Tetris and Ghost Recon at my store, but I want Shinobi. I'll probably just look for it at Big Lots. Are the other 2 games worth it for $10? I've been trying to build a strong library for my 3DS but I don't want to start adding shitty games if I don't need to.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:40 AM

Hmm I spot a Tetris and Ghost Recon at my store, but I want Shinobi. I'll probably just look for it at Big Lots. Are the other 2 games worth it for $10? I've been trying to build a strong library for my 3DS but I don't want to start adding shitty games if I don't need to.

Assuming it's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars you're talking about, I've only ever heard good things about it. It's supposed to be a strategy/tactics game, and the designer was the same guy who worked on the original X-COM game. Can't provide any first-hand opinions as mine is still in the backlog, but the positive word-of-mouth made me buy it for later.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:50 AM

Do it. Shadow wars was my first 3ds game and loved it, an I just got a 3ds like a month ago...an my backlog for that is at like 15 now at least thanks to best buy. Oh and the peach stylus comes in a ds game, like something pink or nintendogs or some girly ds game. Have not spotted the yoshi tho...