Well, while not applicable to the vast majority of us, next Wednesday will be a special Skylanders Day at the Toys'R'Us in Times Square. Fans can land some sweet deals, see costumed characters, and more importantly...the first 500 will get Doom Stone, the final SWAP Force Swapper (outside of alt-decos) and of course, my most anticipated.
The main reason I'm posting this though is that this gives us an idea of how close the rest of us are to expecting Doom Stone in stores...This is somewhat similar to what we saw last year with Giants...I hope that the delay isn't as pronounced, but I am inclined to believe TRU has a good change of being the first to have him...possibly a mid-week deal like we have seen in the past...Again, that is just me speculating, but the bottom line is we are getting closer to Doom Stone's release!
Here is the official press release on the event:
HUNDREDS OF FANS TO CELEBRATE SKYLANDERS® DAY AT TOYS"R"US TIMES SQUARE ON WITH A SPECIAL TOY GIVEAWAY
Fans in Line to be Among the First to Receive the Final Skylanders SWAP Force Character Before it Hits Store Shelves
Activision Publishing, Inc. and Toys"R"Us® are giving fans the rare opportunity to receive a complimentary Skylanders® toy at a special Toys"R"Us Times Square event celebrating Skylanders Day! Before the final Skylanders SWAP Force character, Doom Stone, is released to the public, the first 500 Portal Masters to line up at The World's Greatest Toy Store™ on , will be among the first to get their hands on this must-have figure.*
Fans attending the event will get the chance to meet Skylanders costumed characters, experience the bestselling kids' videogame franchise at in-store gaming kiosks and receive other fun Skylanders giveaways.
Eager consumers can also take advantage of the following Skylanders deals and discounts, valid only at Toys"R"Us Times Square, on :
- SAVE $25 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack (Was $64.99; Now $39.99)
- BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL Skylanders figures and accessories - prices vary**
Toys"R"Us Times Square, Lower Level
1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY
*All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to braceleted event participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
**Discounted item must be of equal or lesser value to the lowest priced item purchased. Excludes all clearance items.