Update: So it took me until stupid o clock AM to remember what I already knew. It’s likely this special edition Gill Grunt will indeed be the sought after metallic version. The Facebook page for Toys R Us France has been running a giveaway for metallic Gill Grunts over the past several weeks.
Have you been scratching your head wondering how to get your hands on one of these bad boys without trading limbs on eBay?
Now may be your chance! With credit to prim4444 from Cheapassgamer (Which is where I’ve picked up on video game deals for the better part of 9 years), it appears that Toys R Us really, REALLY wants our Skylanders business. First, here are their Skylanders deals for 10/13-10/19:
TRU – B1G1 40% all Skylander figures and accessories. This is a mix and match sale that includes all video games and all Disney Infinity figures and accessories.
For rewards members only: Free Special Edition Gill Grunt figure with total Swap Force purchase of $100 or more.($100 does not need to be purchased at one time) Expires 12/31/13.
Gill Grunt coupon will be emailed by 1/18/14 and expires 1/31/14
Not only are they the only retailer currently offering discounts on day 1 (among other promotions), but it looks like they’ll presumably be the source of a “special edition” Gill Grunt which could very well be the metallic variant we’ve been chasing after. To take part in this offer you do need to be a TRU rewards member and spend $100 on SWAP Force merchandise between 10/13 and 12/31. Once the physical ad is out we’ll be able to confirm whether or not this is the metallic Gill Grunt. If you’re not already a TRU Rewards member it’s not too late to sign up before this promotion goes live.
…but now I know for sure where I’ll be on October 13th.