You've likely heard rumors of Pumkin Eye Brawl for awhile now...I know a ton of people have asked me if he is legit. My answer was yes...and now we can add him to our collections...at least in Canada. Those of us stateside will just have to wait about a week now.
He was first leaked on cduniverse...then retail "juggernauts" Sears and Kmart added him for pre-order, albeit with no picture or box art etc. This led to a lot more speculation, but helped convince me this was in fact a real deal.
How those two retailers opened up before GameStop, TRU, Walmart, Target, Amazon etc is still beyond me, but oh well...
I have to thank John from the blog and Facebook for letting me know we could actually pre-order PEB from GameStop!
I was running errands last night and put in my pre-order. I think the price was $15.99 (got some other stuff and don't have the receipt on me). Pumpkin Eye Brawl should arrive in stores Wednesday, September 11th, 2013.
Big question past that was the usual:
-What Is His Name in the Game?
-Does he Look Different?
-Level 5 and Cash?
-How does he look on the portal?
Well, since our neighbors to the north have Pumpkin Eye Brawl (as of today) we can answer those questions.
Pumpkin Eye Brawl's name in the game is "Special Eye Brawl" and he does not start at Level 5 with any coins. Also, in game he appears like regular Eye Brawl. I will save the light up info for the actual unboxing video...which should hopefully come next Wednesday!
Nonetheless, this is another special Giant and gives folks like myself a legitimate, non-duplicate 2nd Eye Brawl to explore his other path.
At this time we don't know if he will fly off the shelves or stick around like Gnarly Tree Rex. My thoughts are he should be easy to find initially, but with Halloween coming we could be in for a scare. Parents that are aware of him, or kids that know of him, will likely request Pumpkin Eye Brawl over candy...this will put a dent in the supply. The other, and bigger concern, is of course the scalpers. They know PEB will be big around Halloween and without knowing if he'll be stocked deep, or shipped in limited quantities for a short time they might buy up stock. I've already had a few Canadian readers tell me they have experienced going to their EB Games trying to land him today.
That said, I wanted to get the word out on Pumpkin Eye Brawl and his pre-order status. GameStop is likely a better bet for most. Currently, there is still nothing mentioning him on their website and I've yet to know of another major retailer with a pre-order.
As soon as I land him I will post pics and the unboxing!
Good luck landing your Pumpkin Eye Brawl!