Disney Infinity starter packs are now available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Retailers started stocking both the starter packs and individual toys at 12am this morning. Wave 1 of the Disney Infinity characters include:
Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Barbossa and Davy Jones
Cars - Francesco Bernulli and Mater
The Incredibles - Dash, Violet, Mr. Incredible and Syndrome
Monsters Inc. - Mike Wazowski and Randall
iPad users, don't forget to download the free Disney Infinity: Toy Box app from the Apple App Store. The app allows you to edit, save and share your user created worlds that you started on your console, and each individual toy comes with a web code so that character can be unlocked in the iPad virtual world. The app also comes with Mr. Incredible for free.
The rumored iPhone 5C may be one of the most leaked Apple products in recent memory. It has been leaked in numerous images and videos, and we have seen it in almost every available color. The latest iPhone 5C photo comes from Tactus, who claims the iPhone 5C will be available in black, white, pink, yellow, blue and red. A previous leak of the iPhone 5C's volume buttons suggested that the low budget device would be available in green, yellow, blue and red. Apple currently sells the iPod touch in black, white, pink, yellow, blue and red.
Blu-ray Deal of the Week: Save up to 62% on Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, and Enterprise
Amazon is offering up to 62% off on select Star Trek box sets and individual seasons. Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise are all part of this week's blu-ray deal. The sale starts today (08/18/13) and ends at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, August 25th.
Star Trek: The Complete Original Series (Seasons 1-3) $82.49 (Save 54%) - "Space...The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!" The series is set in the 23rd century where Earth has survived World War III then moved on to explore the stars. Brought to you in a brilliant remastered edition….this is Star Trek like you've never seen it before!
Activision and Infinity Ward are keeping up their special edition Call of Duty tradition by bundling Ghosts with a few high-value collectible items. Gamers who pre-order the Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will receive a 1080p, water-resistant "tactical camera" with a 4GB memory card. The Prestige Edition also includes a Call of Duty season pass, exclusive multiplayer content, a paracord strap, a collectible steelbook, plus more online content like exclusive maps and player patches.
Pre-orders are also being accepted for the Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition. The Prestige Edition is $200 and the Hardened Edition is $120. Pre-orders for both editions are available through GameStop and Amazon.com.
Several major UK retailers have stopped accepting PlayStation 4 pre-orders in fear of a supply shortage. Tesco, Asda, Amazon, and Toys R Us have all halted pre-orders for the Launch Edition version of the gaming console.
A message on Amazon UK reads: "Due to high demand, orders placed for this PlayStation 4 console from August 6 may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory."
Retailers are worried that the supply shortage could affect pre-Christmas sales.
Major US retailers such as Amazon and GameStop also ran out of PlayStation 4 Launch Editions in July, before restocking them and selling out again. Any pre-orders for the PS4 console placed now will not be guaranteed to ship on launch day in both the US and UK. US customers who are looking to receive a PS4 in time for the holidays are urged to pre-order today, or to sign up for free PlayStation 4 notifications in case Launch Editions pre-orders are once again reopened.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v.5 has been reduced to $100 for current Adorama customers. The Photoshop software is normally $150, but any customer who has bought a camera, lens and so on from Adorama in the past can now nab it for only $100. Just enter the coupon code S987654321 while checking out on Adorama.com, and you will receive a $50 discount.
Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for amateur and professional photographers. It supports Windows and Mac OS, and is a great way to edit and enhance photos taken from any device including the most basic camera phone or advanced DSLR. It is unknown how long the discount will last, and supplies are limited, so make sure you take advantage of this great deal asap.
Sony's DSC-QX10 "lens camera" for iOS and Android devices was leaked in a press photo on Monday. The DSC-QX10 is rumored to be a camera-like device that attaches to a smartphone or tablet, or can be used as its own separate digital camera. According to SonyAlphaRumors, Sony will announce two lens cameras very soon. The Sony rumor blog reports that both devices feature built-in sensors, Bionz processors, WiFi/NFC wireless capabilities and an SD card slot. Users will be able to control the lens cameras with their smartphone or tablet using a WiFi connection or NFC.
One model is rumored to feature a RX100MII sensor and Carl Zeiss lens, and the other will ship with a 10X zoom lens and 18MP CMOS sensor. Pricing is unknown at this time.
The first two Skylanders Swap Force Battle Packs have popped up at a few retailers and are now available for pre-order. The Tower of Time Adventure Pack includes Pop Thorn, the Tower of Time, the Battle Hammer and the Sky Diamond. The Fiery Forge Battle Pack ships with Bumble Blast, Fiery Forge and Knockout Terrafin. These are the first known characters to become available for pre-order since Swap Force was announced a few months ago. Each Battle Pack is $25.
It is unknown when the individual characters will become available for pre-order, but you can sign up for free mobile or email Swap Force notifications here. New Swap Force characters include: Night Shift, Stink Bomb, Wash Buckler, Freeze Blade, Rattle Shake, Free Ranger, Hoot Loop, Blast Zone, Magna Charge.
The new generation of Fuby toys are now available from select retailers. Hasbro has followed up its 2012 line of popular Furby dolls with Furby Boom. The new lineup features six new Furbys in all new colors and patterns. Each Furby can interact with the free iOS or Android app, to help its owner build his or her own Furby empire.
Owners are rewarded with colorful virtual eggs each time they play and interact with their Furby pet. The eggs eventually hatch into virtual Furblings who interact with their owners via the iOS or Android app. Furby enthusiasts can earn up to 50 additional eggs by playing Furby games and trading with other Furby owners. The app also monitors the physical and virtual Furbys' happiness, hunger, and cleanliness levels. Owners can use the app to bathe, feed and even potty train their army of furry critters.
Amazon is offering up to 59% off ten popular Warner DigiBooks. A "DigiBook" (or "Blu-ray Book") normally includes a special book-like package, a Blu-ray disc and a free book about the film. The Amazon Warner deal starts today (08/04/13), and expires at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, August 11th. Titles include: Cabaret:, Camelot, Driving Miss Daisy, Elvis on Tour, Guys and Dolls, The Jazz Singer, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Poltergeist, The Shawshank Redemption and A Star is Born (1976). Read on for prices and individual links.
Cabaret ($13.99) - Liza Minnelli stars in this musical extravaganza set in a Berlin cabaret in 1931, where the rising tide of Nazism has direct effects on the lives of several individuals. A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.