Earlier today, many of you received alerts indicating that two new retailers -- PC Connection and MacMall -- had pre-orders open for the Nintendo Wii U. Subsequently, many of you excitedly hurried to place an order, given the fact that virtually every other online retailer has long since closed pre-ordering for Nintendo's new console system.
Entertainment Earth is now accepting pre-orders for cases of Skylanders Character packs. The Skylanders Giants Light Core Character case contains 12 individually packaged LightCore Mini-Figures for for $149.99. The Skylanders Giants Mini-Figure 3-pack case includes 6 individually packaged mini-figures for $149.99. The Single Core Mini-Figure case ships with 12 individually packaged core Skylanders Giants mini-figures for $199.99, and the Mini-Figure Single Pack case contains 6 individually packaged Skylanders Giants mini-figures for $89.99.
Trackers for Skylanders Giants Portal Owner, Starter and Battle packs have been added. A lot of retailers are accepting pre-orders for both the Portal Owner and Starter Kits, but it's slim pickings for the Battle packs.
The Black Ops II Care Package for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 is the ultimate Call of Duty accessory, and it's ultimately hard to find. Unlike the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition which is readily available, Care Package pre-orders are sold out through most retailers. Serious gamers looking to get their hands on a cache of exclusive digital content will want to follow the Call of Duty: Black Ops II tracker to be notified when it's in stock.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package retails for $179.00 and includes:
The LEGO sets based on Peter Jackson's 2012 movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are bound to be one of the most sought after LEGO products this year. The Hobbit tie-in toys are scheduled to arrive from LEGO on December 1, 2012. That's just two weeks ahead of the first Hobbit movie release date on December 14, 2012. Hobbit fans and LEGO collectors who would like to get the jump on pre-ordering the sets will want to follow the whohas.it Hobbit LEGO tracker.
Target has temporarily reduced the price for the Baby Butterscotch My Magical Show Pony. The price cut is for online orders only and is eligible for free shipping. The Baby Butterscotch pony is a more affordable follow-up to the original hard to find, larger Butterscotch pony. The Baby Butterscotch Pony and other FurReal Friends toys are expected to be hot sellers this holiday season.
Acer announced the 10.1-inch Iconia W510 tablet will be available on November 9, 2012. The W510 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and Windows 8. It features up to 9 hours of battery life, or up to 18 hours when combined with the optional keyboard dock. The tablet is 0.35-inches thin, and weighs 1.27 pounds (0.84-inches thin and 2.63 pounds with keyboard). Its 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution is coated in Gorilla Glass 2 for added scratch protection.
If you haven't heard of One Direction, chances are you aren't a 13-year old girl. One Direction is English boy band that rose to fame after appearing on Simon Cowell's hit television show, the 'X Factor'. They've since debuted singles at number one on the billboard Top 200 and have been credited with revitalizing the boy band industry.
Now available for this year's Christmas season are One Direction Dolls, which retailers are forecasting to be one of the hottest items of this upcoming holiday shopping season.