Online price gouging for Skylander characters


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Initial post: Mar 22, 2012 5:27:28 PM PDT
What is the deal with all of the individual characters for Spyro's Adventures Skylander video game not being available in stores and only being available for ridiculous amounts of money online? I am tired of stalking my local Gamestop and the elevated prices and shipping costs of online shopping are insane. My child really enjoys this game, but can't fully enjoy it because he isn't able to have all of the characters. And now I have just found out that they are going to be releasing 8 new characters this fall with a brand new video game as a 2nd installment to the series. At least you can use the characters you have already purchased WITH their upgrades. Activision really needs to quit messing with us and also the online community needs to quit scamming us parents!

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 6:07:10 AM PDT
After spending 20 min in line infront of toys'r'us line to get some figures to my child- I heard some pretty cool stories from other parents, grandparents and some gamers -- Of how much money they are willing to spend- I was quite impressed because after only owning the game since March 11 (50% discount) I have manages not t spend more than 10 (w/o shipping) on a single pack and more than 24 for a 3 or adventure pack -- and my count is at 26 skylanders-

While amazon had 5 of the ones i needed for 7.99 (best price so far)

toys r us online offers them for 9.99 or 24$
http://www.toysrus.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=11767538&s=D-StorePrice-TRUS&view=all

Gamestop also 9.99 and this morning they have a good selection.
http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-skylanders

Did you know best buy carries them also?? Went to best buy and they were very well stocked (Selma, TX). Although their online selection is poor!

Walmart has the online option for emails if the item becomes available..

I haven't had any luck with Target so far---

I am missing only six that includes Ligtning rod, Zook, Camo, Ignitor, Wham bam, Warnado (sorry about spelling don't have them in-front of me.

My son is absolutely wowed with the game and I will continue only to spend what I have to (not over priced items) ..

Good luck on your search!

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 9:37:38 PM PDT
Tony C says:
Just be patient and keep looking around. I have purchases all the skylanders that are currently out without paying above retail price. It is a game that I enjoy playing with my kids.
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