Disney Infinity and all of its accessories officially hits shelves on Sunday, Aug. 18 and it promises to be a wallet eater with a $75 Starter Kit, $12 characters, $35 play sets, $5 power packs and more. That's why this guide was put together Saturday to help parents and gamers get the most the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Wii title has to offer during its launch week without breaking the bank.
Disney Infinity Starter Pack
If you haven't pre-ordered Disney Infinity already, head to Amazon, Toys R Us or GameStop immediately and do so there. All three retailers are offering an extra free figure and a power disk pack which is an $18 combined value. GameStop and Toys R Us will stop this offer at Midnight on Saturday but Amazon may continue it for a couple of days.
For those that miss the pre-order deal, Toys R Us likely has the best launch week offer as it has a 20 percent off coupon a single Disney Infinity item that is good through Saturday, Aug. 24. While it can be used on other characters and accessories, the Starter Pack is where you will see the greatest savings with the 20 percent off. If you are able to combine it with the pre-order, that's even better.
Update: The Disney Infinity Starter Pack is included in the buy one get one half off offer from Toys R Us.
Update 2: GameStop has a pair of codes that can be used to order the game online and discount the Starter Kit by $15 and get free shipping. Use "GUST15" to get $15 off and "SAVER" to receive free shipping. Meanwhile, Walmart includes a $15 eGift Card with the Starter Pack. Save on shipping by choosing the Site to Store option at checkout.
The other option is to head to Best Buy where the retailer will offer a Power Disc Capsule or Album with the game ($9.99 value) in-store and online.
Individual Disney Infinity Characters
If you have a Kmart or Toys R Us nearby, both retailers will be offering a "Buy one, get one half off" deal on all Disney Infinity characters. In fact, Toys R Us' BOGO half off is good for all game accessories. It's unclear right now if this will be offered online as well but it is likely the best deal to be found during launch week. If the deal shows up at Kmart, if will have the edge as it is offering free shipping.
Update: Toys R Us is offering free shipping on all Disney Infinity items as well except on the exclusive Lightning McQueen figure.
That said, avoid retailers like GameStop and Best Buy for the individual characters as they are being sold for $13.99 while Amazon, Kmart and others are selling them for $12.99. Toys R Us is selling them for $13.99 as well but the BOGO half offer negates the dollar increase in price.
Disney Infinity Three Character Pack Sets
There will be two character 3-packs sold with Disney Infinity for $30 each. The first features sidekicks Elastigirl from The Incredibles, Captain Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean and Mike from Monsters University. The second contains villains Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, Randall from Monsters University and Syndrome from The Incredibles.
Obviously, these packs drop the overall price of the characters down to just $10 a piece from $12.99 but Toys R Us' buy one get one half off deal will bring the overall price down even further.
Update: Walmart has the Sidekicks and Villains character 3-packs available for just $14.96 each. This beats any other character deal out there at just $5 a character. Choose Store Pickup as the shipping option to save on shipping.
Disney Infinity Play Sets
The play sets for Disney Infinity come with two characters that are not sold individually along with a third piece that unlocks a world and items in the game for $34.99. The first two to be released are the Cars play set featuring Lightning McQueen and Holly Shiftwell along with The Lone Ranger with main character and Tonto.
Target has by far the best deal as both play sets will be on sale for half off at $17.49 starting Sunday. Though Toys R Us comes a close second thanks to its Buy one, get one half off deal. However, Target is the preferred choice for those that have interest in one but not both play sets.
Disney Infinity Power Disc Packs
The Disney Infinity Power Disc Packs come with two discs that unlock items and power-ups in the game. These are normally priced $4.99 so, again, avoid retailers like GameStop which add another dollar to them.
The best deal you'll find these packs is at Toys R Us not only because the retailer is running a deal where you buy one and can purchase a second for $1 but also because it will also have some exclusive packs not available in other stores.
Just be aware that the power discs are sold in blind packs which might lead to some frustration but will likely also lead to trading and reselling opportunities as well.
Hopefully this shopping guide for the launch of Disney Infnity has proved helpful and the money you save can either go back into your wallet or towards purchasing extra characters or items. A big thanks to CAG as well whose forum members were able to provide a peek at the game deals individual retailers were offering during the week.
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