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Skylanders Giants figures 50% off at Kroger stores until 12/16


#31 Decker   Xbox Live Cannon Fodder CAGiversary!   1840 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

I wonder if this is the case with Smith's or Ralph's, which is what the chain is called out West. I'll check on my way home tonight.

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#32 timberwolfbobby   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

No luck for me. I had to drive from Michigan to Chicago today, and I checked 2 Kroger stores along the way, and a Food 4 Less in Chicago. Only 1 of them had the figures, and they were regularly priced. Grabbed a few anyway in case I decide to try and get them to price match, otherwise I'll probably return them.

#33 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   28413 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

What type of game is skylanders i dont think its anything like an rpg game where you level up people is it
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#34 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

What type of game is skylanders i dont think its anything like an rpg game where you level up people is it


It is, pretty much think of it as a kids first RPG. Fun for adults though also. IDK if I would have ever played it if I didn't have a kid.

#35 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   28413 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

It is, pretty much think of it as a kids first ROG


rog?


so is it worth buying if your older then 30 :)
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#36 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

RPG sorry.

It's fun for adults, not full msrp fun though

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

RPG sorry.

It's fun for adults, not full msrp fun though


thanks .... was thinking about getting it for the 3ds just 4 days after they had many of the freaking figures for 3 each on amazon AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhh
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#38 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

I grabbed those LD figures when they were popping up. 2.99 was a great price for them. The I grabbed giants for the boy at bby on BF and used a $20 cert. on it, getting it for $30. That was about all I was willing to pay for it.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

Each little figure has its own chip, and saves it's own level data, upgrades, and so forth. They've got different upgrade lines as well. You can swap characters in the game on the fly, instantly by simply replacing the figure you have on the portal, which is a usb device you hook to the console which reads the chip inside the figure via RFID, and translates the data into the game.

It is very akin to pokemon, in fact, if Nintendo is capable of doing this with the pokemon franchise they wil lnever have to release another game again, they'll have bags of money the size of texas. Kids love it, I'm pretty hardcore about my games and I even enjoy it. Scalpers love it most, I think.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

Each little figure has its own chip, and saves it's own level data, upgrades, and so forth. They've got different upgrade lines as well. You can swap characters in the game on the fly, instantly by simply replacing the figure you have on the portal, which is a usb device you hook to the console which reads the chip inside the figure via RFID, and translates the data into the game.

It is very akin to pokemon, in fact, if Nintendo is capable of doing this with the pokemon franchise they wil lnever have to release another game again, they'll have bags of money the size of texas. Kids love it, I'm pretty hardcore about my games and I even enjoy it. Scalpers love it most, I think.


they go around cutting the little monsters head off :) that would be freaking insane if they did this with pokemon
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#41 nbballard   glad you didnt say banana CAGiversary!   3229 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Checked in Memphis last night and these were still full price. I am mainly looking for wave 2 stuff currently, so it doesn't matter much to me (though those should be hitting stores soon enough).
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#42 StarwindTheBold   Viva la Vita! CAGiversary!   1867 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

I can also confirm in Houston they are full price as well. The cashier I asked said they were never on sale so it most likely is YMMV.

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#43 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:13 AM

I'm thinking they might go on sale next week. The op said the ones he found were half off until 12/16. All the sale items I see in store are good until 12/9. Maybe some stores put them on sale early? /wishfulthinking

#44 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Are you guys checking at a king soopers or a different chain of Kroger stores? I posted earlier that it seems like this is limited to only king soopers (Kroger grocery chain)

#45 TrumpetDan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   599 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

No Kroger stores out here in southern CA, otherwise I would've picked a few up. I believe the equivalent to Kroger out here is Ralphs and Food 4 Less, although I doubt either store is mirroring this deal.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Frys grocery in AZ had wave one marked for sale but not at 50% off. Regular figures were 7.99, lightcore 8.99, giants 11.99, and 3 packs were priced 19.99. Worth noting that these prices were not ringing correctly on their registers and they had to do an adjustment.

#47 herczakt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

No deal here in Lansing, MI either. Scanned with Kroger card but not half off :(

#48 apterous   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   816 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

No deals in Cincinnati Kroger either. Will wait to snipe when they do this, Kroger always has toys half off after Christmas. Not sure why this sale seems to be 2 weeks before Christmas, but will watch either way...
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#49 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   28413 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

if they are just getting into the game

is the first skylanders worth buying or go for the giants


I can get the first skylanders with 4 figures for 40 shipped on ebay is it worth it

some voodoo , stelth elf some prism break and cant remember the 4th
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#50 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

My king soopers restocked last night. Picked up crusher and the second series terrafin for $13

@slidecage, that's a ok price for the first game. I haven't played giants yet (will be here today) so I can't compare the two.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

My king soopers restocked last night. Picked up crusher and the second series terrafin for $13

@slidecage, that's a ok price for the first game. I haven't played giants yet (will be here today) so I can't compare the two.



do you know how long you put in the first game.. is the game worth the cash or is it very short and easy..
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

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#53 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

do you know how long you put in the first game.. is the game worth the cash or is it very short and easy..


Decent amount of levels but very very easy

#54 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

do you know how long you put in the first game.. is the game worth the cash or is it very short and easy..

I agree with shadow, it is very easy. As for time put in, IDK really since my son likes screwing around for hours on end. I'd say it could be completed in 6 hours or so. There are challenges for each level so that brings the replay value up some.

#55 emperordahc  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

I went to my Kroger and they were all full price.

Could the OP please change the thread name to "King Soopers" instead of "Kroger"? No one has found them on sale at a Kroger in the thread.

King Soopers is just in the Kroger family, the same as FredMeyer or Food4Less. There's no reason to expect them to have the same sales. Walmart and Sam's Club don't share sales, etc.

Bummer, I know! :)

Edited by emperordahc, 29 November 2012 - 04:43 PM.

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#56 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   821 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

Kroger owns Fred Meyer! Does FM have this sale?!?!?

#57 Lt Dan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

So I live in Ct. None of these stores near me. I've tried to Google this but no luck:

Does anyone know if there's any online ad for this, or weekly ad scan? My local best buy will price match but I need to give them something to work with

Thanks in advance

#58 Zincdust   CSI: Portland CAGiversary!   447 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

Kroger owns Fred Meyer! Does FM have this sale?!?!?


Not at any of the FMs I've checked here in SW Washington/NW Oregon, I'm afraid...
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#59 loomis1975   Cell Block CAG CAGiversary!   1238 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

Negatory at Fred Meyer so far, maybe we will get lucky closer to Christmas.

#60 neudog   Airborne! CAGiversary!   7512 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

Thanks OP, but no luck here. Maybe Sunday this will take affect in Kroger. One of my stores actually had a Flashwing and Jet Vac Lightcore tonight......GRRRR YMMV! :-P

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