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#61 Kim3498  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2013 - 7:50 am

Question about Skylanders Swap Force and I apologize if I missed this earlier... I tried to read the whole thread before posting.  With Swap Force, do you need to buy the new "starter kit" in order to utilize all the Swap Force characters?  I'm guessing yes as it seems to come with a whole new game.  Just wanted to verify before I start doing my price comparisons!


You will need the new portal. The swap force figures have magnets in them allowing you to interchange your characters and the original portals are not configured to read the new design.

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Posted Oct 31, 2013 - 11:44 am

Yep. New starter kit. BUT all the old figures work in the new game on the new portal. At least the 100 or so that we already have. :insane:



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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 3:48 am

I'm hoping the wii u goes on sale.  My oldest daughter wants one, but it's out of my price range right now.

 

same here.  DS has exactly 1 gift on his "list" so far and this is it.  However, I can't spend $300 on one gift.  Even on a good year I wouldn't spend that much on a gift but this year is tighter than usual as I'm out of work. 

 

ETA:  oh yeah, he has mentioned the 2DS a couple times as well...... that is more doable, but I'm hoping to get for under $100


Edited by lamb616, Nov 1, 2013 - 3:51 am.


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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 10:17 am

I've started buying some of the swap force figures. tru has a b1/g1 40% off right now. and the "swabable" ones are already getting hard to find..



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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 10:45 am

Anybody know how much the wii u will slow down if you have 2 of the handhelds vs one handheld and one regular controler?

 

Great question.

I remember reading that this configuration, multiple tablet controllers being used at the same time, was available when the WiiU first came out, but I have yet to find a separate WiiU tablet controller available for purchase.  Have you seen them anywhere?


Gamestop BF ad has the Xbox 360 with two games (250gb) for $199.  Is this a good deal?  I was hoping it would be lower since the newer systems are coming out.  Also, have the 360s improved?  We had one a couple years ago, but it got a red ring thingy.  I don't want to spend the money if we're going to have problems with it.  We have a PS3, but apparently Minecraft was only released for the 360.  Boys and their games!!!

 

My sons are on Minecraft all the time.  They swear its not even worth playing anywhere except on their tablets or on the PC.


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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Nintendo does not sell the wii u game pad separate. No games currently support a two game pad configuration. Its just game pad a wii remotes for multiplayer.

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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 5:15 pm

I hope this is posted in the right spot. Does anyone think the Nintendo 2DS will be on sale Black Friday? I know the system has just came out, but would like to catch it for less than $129.00. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.



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Posted Nov 1, 2013 - 6:53 pm

it might be in a package deal, but i doubt you will find it cheaper than the current price



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 12:25 am

does anyone know if there might be a better deal than 39.99 for xbox live 1 year membership or if it might be on again soon i see it on buy.com but money is tight this week and not sure if its better to get now or wait any info would be so appreciated plz and tyvm



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 3:26 am

They will have that deal (or better) on the ebay deals page again several times over the next 2 months.

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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 6:08 am

Question:  Can we expect a "newer" game like Grand Theft Auto 5 to come down to BF prices?  I was able to score some pretty great games for my youngest brother last year but I don't remember how new they were.  Buy now or wait?



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 9:12 am

When the PS3 first came out, it was $499. Walmart did a ridiculous deal with a Walmart gift card bringing the cost to $200. That same PS3 is still kicking today just like brand new, no problems. Now if Walmart were to do the same deal with the new PS4, I'ld probably get one. At the +$400 price, I'll pass.

 

 

I am looking for deals on the new Batman game and the new racing game. I'm hoping Target, Amazon, Microsoft or Walmart come through. I hoping for $35 or cheaper. Last year between Microsoft and Walmart I purchased 8 games for $110 I had budgeted for. I got the then new racing game for $15 which was selling normally for $59. Keeping my fingers crossed!



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 9:25 am

Question:  Can we expect a "newer" game like Grand Theft Auto 5 to come down to BF prices?  I was able to score some pretty great games for my youngest brother last year but I don't remember how new they were.  Buy now or wait?

 I would wait. If nothing else Target normally does a buy 2, get 1 free 2 weeks before Christmas. (At least they have for last 3 years) Also Walmart, Target, Microsoft and Amazon had new release games cheap last Christmas. Last year it was the new Halo, Assassins Creed, and Forsa.

 

 Although you might have an issue. I'm not sure exact which stores carry the grand theft series, I know some stores will not carry the games 



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Amazon currently  has Disney Infinity for the Wii U for $59.95. That's a decent price but I'm wondering if I will find it cheaper on Black Friday (and actually be able to score it).

 

Skylanders Swap Force seems to be more pricey at $74.96. I'm really hoping to find that cheaper.

 

What do you guys think?  Do you think they'll be any cheaper any time soon? Maybe Black Friday? Although, I know these are hot items and the masses will also be hoping to catch them on sale as well. So I'm not sure I'd actually be able to get my  hands on one. I was hoping to only have to buy one, but my 9 year old wants Infinity and my 6 year old wants Swap Force. Ugh LOL.



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 1:16 pm

toys r us has both swap force and disney infinity on sale on black friday

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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Target has Swap Force on sale now in their Toy Catalog for $69.99 with the $5 coupon from the Book.  That's the best pre-Black Friday price I've seen.



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

DH and I just bought a Wii U the one that came with the Zelda game and are going to be buying the Disney Infinity starter set. Do you think it will be a hot item this year? What do you think think the lowest we will see the starter set for is? Right now Amazon has it for $59.95 do you think it will get much lower? Thanks for any help



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 2:59 pm

TRU has it in their BF ad for $37.49



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Game Stop will have Swap Force for $49.99 on BF (i think i remember the flyer ). The actual "swapable" figures are already getting scarce where we live, though the regular and lightcore seem easy enough to find.



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:08 pm

So far the kids I know that have played it have been underwhelmed, but they were comparing to Skylanders so it may be an entirely different type of game



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Poor conception copy cat game. Like others have said, the kids become bored due to the lack of depth in the gameplay. 15 minutes of gameplay, and you will be ready to take them back, so save the box and packing material!http://www.penny-arc...through-poor-ex



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:33 pm

My kids really enjoy it...and we have Skylanders, Skylanders Giants, and we are getting them Swap Force for Christmas.  It is very different, but my 8 year old has a friend who also has it, and even when he goes to his house, that's what they play...I think as they come out with more characters and more "adventure packs," for lack of whatever it is that they call them, they'll be more popular, as what they have out now is just kind of meh, IMO...



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:35 pm

It's actually a game for my DH and I. We are huge Disney fans and love games we can play together :)



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Posted Nov 4, 2013 - 4:48 pm

I went ahead and got the Disney infinity at walmart for $55. They had it in store for $79.96 for the xbox but online they had it for around $55 so I price matched them with their online price and got it. (i didn't know they arent suppose to priced match with theirselves until I got to the register and the girl told me. She was kind enough to allow it but had to get a CSM to approve it). I know TRU is suppose to have it on sale n BFbut that's not a place that I'll be hitting up so I just went hophead and got it.

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Posted Nov 5, 2013 - 8:03 am

My DS wants a PS3 this year (he knows we can't get the 4).  Do you think this will drop below the $199 price on BF or have a good bundle deal?



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Posted Nov 6, 2013 - 4:47 am

GTA 5= $18 at walmart now 



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Posted Nov 6, 2013 - 8:36 am

GTA 5= $18 at walmart now 

 

Awesome find.

Too bad the idiots in charge at Nintendo and Rockstar Games/EA/etc can't get their collective heads out of their rears and make a deal to get some of these great games on the WiiU...


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Posted Nov 6, 2013 - 8:37 am

GTA 5= $18 at walmart now 

Wow.  That's on DS18's list, but I didn't plan on being able to afford it.  Unfortunately, walmart.com is telling me "Not available at this time" :(.



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Posted Nov 6, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Ok, I've abandoned GTA5 for my little bro.  I ended up going with Bioshock Infinite, which he's been talking about and doesn't have.  I got it for $27.99 on Amazon right now, seemed like a pretty sweet deal to me.  :banana01:



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Posted Nov 7, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Does anyone think that we will see a sale on the Xbox 360 with Kinect?  That is the main thing my daughter is asking for so I definitely want to get it and since they are coming out with the Xbox one, I am hoping to see a sale on the xbox 360 or at least a bundle or a good gift card deal.   I would love it if Walmart offered it like they did 2 years ago.  It was 199 with a 50.00 gift card.


This is pretty much the only thing I "have" to pick up. So I'll go wherever I get the best deal on that for bf.




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