Do you need to do some last minute Father's Day shopping (Hint: It's on Sunday, June 15)? Amazon has a great deal on its 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. The 16GB model is only $199, and if you order now (06/12/14) you can receive it by June 14 with free two-day shipping. If you're reading this after June 14, Dad will understand if your gift is a few days late, especially if his gift is a tablet.
If you're not an Amazon fan and want to get Dad a gift now, both Target and Best Buy are offering the original iPad mini for only $199. These deals are in store only and there is very limited stock. This is also the cheapest we have seen Apple's 7-inch tablet since it has been released, but remember, the first generation iPad mini does not have a Retina display.
You've seen the movie in theaters. You've watched the DVD (over and over). You've listened to the soundtrack (over and over). Disney's Frozen is not just a popular movie, it is also a major headache for a lot of parents. The movie is so popular that retailers are struggling to keep any Frozen merchandise in stock.
Frozen is predicted to be one of the top Halloween costumes this year. If you're not going to sew your own Anna or Elsa dress you better grab one now! Anna and Elsa costume dresses are already selling out, and they will be impossible to find come October. Even birthday party supplies such as dessert plates, napkins and party favors are nowhere to be found this year. And of course, Frozen dolls, playsets and everything in-between is are also gone from retail shelves and online stores. Thankfully there is an app that can help parents locate hard to find Frozen products for upcoming birthdays, Halloween and so on.
Retailers are now discounting Skylanders Swap Force products since pre-orders have officially opened for the new Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs from Activision. Toys R Us is offering deals on all Swap Force Starter Packs and accessories , plus all figures, including the newly added Doom Stone, are buy one, get one 50% off. You can also find huge discounts on Starter and Character packs on Amazon.com.
This is a great time to fill out your Swap Force collection before Trap Team is released in October. All the Skylanders Giants and Swap Force figures will work with the Trap Team game.
This is probably the last chance for PlayStation 4 owners to pre-order the Watch Dogs Limited Edition. As of right now, only Amazon.com has the PS4 version available. The PC version with all the physical extras is totally sold out. PC users can sign up for free Watch Dogs alerts here. This website will send you a notification (iOS only) or email when and if the PC version becomes available again. If not, PC players will be stuck with the boring old deluxe download.
All the major retailers such as Amazon.com, GameStop and even Walmart have the Xbox 360 and Xbox One Limited Edition in stock. Once again Wii U owners get the short end of the stick since there is no Limited Edition, and the standard edition isn't even shipping until December, 2014.
Microsoft is pulling another 180 with its Xbox 360. The company today announced it will begin selling the next-generation console without the Kinect motion-control system. Beginning June 9, the Xbox 360 will be $399 instead of $499. The price slash will make it competitive with Sony's PlayStation 4 which also retails for $399.
Microsoft also announced that services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and HBO Go will no longer require a $60 Live Gold subscription. Customers who want a Kinect down the line will be able to buy one separately in the fall. Microsoft will also continue to sell its Xbox One / Kinect bundle for $499.
Don't wait! Pre-order the Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition now before it is too late. The original Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition for the PlayStation 3 was one of the hardest to find products in 2013, so don't wait and miss out on the sequel! As of right now, GameStop is the only video game retailer accepting pre-orders. We will update this page when more retailers open pre-orders. You can also sign up here for free Tales of Xillia 2 alerts in case GameStop sells out. If you do miss out don't say we didn't warn you.
Tales of Xillia 2 will be avilable on August 19, 2014. The Collector's Edition includes: A copy of Tales of Xillia 2 for the PS3, Ludger Figure, Replica of Elle's Pocket Watch, Rollo Plush Charm, Special Music Selection CD, The Art of Tales of Xillia 2 Hardcover Artbook and Classic Tales of Costume DLC.
Retailers are now making room for the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 this September. The sequel to the hit Disney video game will include the Marvel's super heroes Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye. Toys R Us is holding a buy 1 get 1 for 40% off all starter packs, figures and power discs for series 1.
TRU has a wide variety of wave 1 and 2 figures including the Buzz Lightyear crystal edition, the hard to find Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey and Anna from Frozen. This is a great time to complete your collection before version 2.0 is available. This deal ends today, so act quickly!
Both Gamestop and Best Buy are now accepting pre-orders for the Mario Kart 8 Will U bundle. The Mario Kart 8 deluxe bundle includes: a copy of the game, a black 32GB Wii U console, a Wii U GamePad, a red Mario Wii Remote Plus, a red Mario Wii wheel accessory, a Wii U AC adapter, a Wii U GamePad AC adapter, a high speed HDMI cable, sensor bar, a Wii U GamePad cradle, and two support stands. Customers who pre-order now will also receive a free game download from Club Nintendo:
"Purchase Mario Kart 8 for Wii U and register it with Club Nintendo between May 30th, 2014 and July 31, 2014 to receive a free download code for one of these great Wii U.
Games include: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U
The original Samsung Chromebook was a hard to find item in 2012, and the sequel is also expected to be one of the best selling Chromebooks released this year. This is why it is a good idea to pre-order now. Amazon.com currently has three Samsung Chromebook 2 models available for pre-order:
The 11.6-inch Jet Black model is expected to start shipping on May 7, 2014, and the other two are set to ship on May 29, 2014.
Chromebooks require an wireless internet connection to work, but they are a great and affordable laptop for customers looking to complete simple tasks such as uploading images, using Facebook and surfing the web. Chromebooks can also be used to create documents using Google apps or cloud-based applications like Microsoft's Office web apps. However, Chromebooks are not designed to store lots of videos, images and other files, instead users can utilize Google Drive (Google's Cloud-based storage service).
Best Buy is offering $10 in "Gas Cash" if you order Mario Kart 8 before May 30, 2014. To receive the $10 in Gas Cash you must pre-order the game in-store or online before May 29, 2014. You can then enter your register code at http://www.revupyourkart.com up until June 30, 2014. Best Buy will then send you a Gas Cash code which can be used at any gas station in the U.S. where MasterCard is accepted. You can read the fine print and pre-order Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U at BestBuy.com.
Amazon.com isn't offering free gas, but you can nab a NLa gaming headset for only $14.99 when you pre-orderMario Kart 8 from the online retailer. To take advantage of this deal just pre-order the game from Amazon.com then add the Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa Gaming Headset to your shopping cart, the discount will be automatically applied during checkout.