The 2008 Toys R Us Big Toy Book has been released and this year and the sneak preview mailer is 80 pages of holiday gifty goodness.
There are a lot of video games spread throughout the Big Toy Book this year.
The most noteworthy deals include $10 gift cards with minimum purchase, $5 off Leapster and similar kids’ game systems, Star Wars DS System Value Pack and pink DS bundle for $159.97 each, free exclusive DS Littlest Pet Shop stylus, PSP Skype Headset for $29.99, a free tag team figure with WWE Smack Down vs. RAW game purchase, $100 Pyramat chair and two Toys R Us-exclusive DS games Pet Adoption Center ($29.99) and Soul Bubbles ($19.99). There are also some pretty decent iPod/iPod Touch offers including a $25 iTunes card and $10 gift card. Check way below for a list of more free-stuff-with-purchase type offers.
I highly suggest you check the web site and call stores before you make the trek since some systems, especially Wii stuff, are prone to selling out. Also, check the expiration dates. The catalog says that the sale prices are valid until November 22, 2008, but some of the deals will last longer.
You can also check out a scan of each page of the mailer mentioned below.
Big List of Toys R Us Game Deals
First, if you got the mailer, an insert includes a removable plastic card coupon for a free $10 gift card if you are a “Best Guest” (not sure exactly what that means – if every mailer does not include one, maybe you get it if you use a Toys R Us credit card). It is valid for in-store purchases only from October 26 through December 24, ,2008.
Even if you did not get that, the mailer insert there is a Free $10 Gift Card coupon. It’s also an in-store deal, good from October 26 through November 22, 2008, and you have to purchase a minimum of $75 worth of stuff.
On to the book. page 6 shows two kids bicycle games, the Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony, which connects to the TV for little kids for $59.99 ($10 off retail) and, for older kids, the Smart Cycle TV game for $99.99 (also $10 off).
Page 11 has Leapster stuff including 20% off games (so $19.99 instead of $24.99) and $5 off of Didj games ($24.99 instead of $29.99). The Leapster 2 sells for $69.99 and the Didj system sells for $89.99.
Page 12 has the V.Smile Cyber Pocket for $59.99 ($10 off). Page 13 shows the V.Smile Cyber Pocket game system for $59.99 ($10 off) and 25% off V.Smile games ($14.99 instead of $19.99 each). The V.Smile V-Motion TV Learning System is $59.99 ($10 off) and games are $5 off ($19.99 instead of $24.99).
Page 27, a Star Wars-themed page, has a Star Wars DS System Value Pack for $159.97 ($30 savings) that includes an Onyx DS system, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and system case. It says “includes starter kit,” so it likely includes a charger and special stylus as well, but not shown or mentioned in the print catalog.
Page 31 has a free Ben 10 DVD offer when you purchase Ben 10 Ultimate Omnitrix and any $29.99 (or higher) priced Ben 10 video game. That’s a $12.99 savings, if your kid likes Ben 10, that is.
Page 61 has Littlest Pet Shop for Wii for $39.99 and DS for $29.99. Purchase the DS game and you get a free exclusive DS Littlest Pet Shop stylus. There’s also a My Life Handheld device for $49.99 ($10 off) that claims to let you “customize your own character, choose a pet, play games and live a fun virtual life (ages 8 and up). There’s also the My Meeba Electronic game for $16.99 ($5 off).
Pages 64 and 65 are a Hanna Montanasplosion with a Hanna Montana Signature Series Dance Mat game for $34.99 and a Hanna Montana Signature Series Plug ‘n’ Play Guitar TV Video Game for $49.99 ($10 off). The Hanna Montana DS game, Music Jam, is also advertised on the page for $19.99 and the Wii game for $29.99.
Page 72 is the PS3 and PSP page. For the PS3 column, the system is selling for $399.99, recharge station for $19.99, PS3 BD Remote for $24.99 and the backpack for $49.99. Ten games are shown at the usual price ($59.99), with only Destroy All Humans and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for $39.99.
In the PSP column is the Piano Black system for $169.99, travel case for $19.99, Tech Case for $39.99 and Skype Headset for $29.99. Eight games are shown, most at regular price ($39.99) with only Buzz! Master Quiz for $19.99 and Wall-E and Ben 10: Alien Force for $29.99.
Page 73 is split between PS2 and Xbox 360 (haha Microsoft). The PS2 half shows the Silver system for $129.99, travel case for $29.99, 8MB memory card for $24.99 (anyone still use one that small?) and Satin Sivler controller for $24.99.
The Xbox 360 half have the Xbox 360 Arcade system for $199.99 (inc. controller, memory card and 5 Xbox Live games), the Pro system for $299.99, headset for $22.99 and wireless controller for $49.99. They show eight games, most at regular price ($59.99) with FaceBreakers for $49.99 and Baja 10,000 for $39.99. WWE Smack Down vs. RAW has a balloon that reads “Free exclusive tag team figure.” Likely with purchase of the game.
Page 74 if the music game page with Special Edition Rock Band 2 for $189.99 that includes “more durable wireless drums with expansion port to support cymbal pads and wireless Fender Stratocaster guitars.” Pyramat chairs are on this page as well with the larger being $99.99 (good deal) and the seat-only option for only $49.99. The Guitar hero World Tour bundle is priced $189.99 for Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 (inc. drums, microphone and wireless guitar, costs $10 less for PS2 version). The Guitar Bundle is $99.99 for the three systems and again $10 less for PS2. The DS Guitar Hero On Tour game is $49.99, 6 in. Guitar Hero action figures are $11.99 each and there is a Toys R Us-exclusive DS Guitar hero Hard Case Kit for $29.99.
Page 75 is the DS page featuring scads of games with two Toys R Us exclusive games: Pet Adoption Center ($29.99) and Soul Bubbles ($19.99). There is also a pink DS value pack for $159.97 ($30 off) that includes the Metallic Rose DS, exclusive pink keepsake box and Spring Princess Peach game. Systems sell for $129.99. The page also includes a black starter kit for $29.99, Mario-themed Mini-Folio for $14.99, ,Nerf XL case for $29.99 and Deeluxe Kit for $39.99. There is also a Toys R Us exclusive Nintendo R/C Mario Kart 2-Pack (either Mario and Donkey Kong or Mario and Luigi) for $29.99.
The next two pages, 76 and 77, are all Wii, demonstrating that once again the Wii is more important in the minds of various retail outlets.There are 48 games displayed costing $39.99 to $49.99. Aside from the games, the Wii is selling for $249.99, Wii Fit Starter Kit for $29.99, Balance Board for $89..99 (assuming they can keep it in stock), Balance Board Sleeve for $29.99 (really?), Wii Fit Charger for $19.99, WiiMote for $39.99, Dance Pad for $29.99, Classic Controller for $19.99, Travel Pack for $49.99, SingSiong Duet Microphones for $29.99, Nerf Sports Pack for $34.99 and Carrying Case for $34.99. Phew.
Page 79 has iPod deals (for those who want to game on their iPod Touch, of course) that include 25% on replacement headphones with any iPod purchase (in-store only), $10 gift card with iPod purchase of $99 or more (easy to do) and free $25 iTunes card with any iPod Touch purchase.
Other notable values include:
- $4.99 15 in. Ming or Linny Wonder Pet with any $50 purchase.
- Free Holiday Hello Kitty ($12.99 value) with any Hello Kitty purchase of $30 or more.
- Free High School Musical 3 Cheerleader Dress with any HSM purchase of $40 or more ($19.99 value, naughty girlfriend value priceless)
- Free 2GB SD memory card with select digital camera and digital frame purchases. ($29.99 value)
- 10% off any musical instrument accessory
- Free Bakugan backpack with any Bakugan purchase of $29.99 or more ($12.99 value)
- Free N20 Cola character vehicle in display case by mail with 5-Cars Character Cars purchase ($$3.59 value)
- Free Nerf Vortex Mega Howler with select Nef purchases
- Free 10$ gift card with any Disney Fairies purchase of $40 or more
- Free life size Barbie dress with Barbie doll or playset purchase of $40 or more
- Free Bratz Girls Really Rocks Guitar with any Bratz purchase of $40 or more ($24.99 value)
Also note that the web site has free shipping for all purchases of $49 or more, although the coupons in the mailer are only good in the store.