She is finally out! Buy Ninjini Now!
**Update March 20th**
Skylanders Giants is up for a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award in the Favorite Video Game. Vote now!
If you have daughters, as I do, and if they love Skylanders, as we do, then you’ve probably been chomping at the bit (or having uncomfortable wet dreams) about the 8th and final Giant figure/character, Ninjini (shown above in all her kick-ass glory). My two girls asked Santa for her and, try as I might, I could not find her. This because she was not available, in stores or inside elven workshops.
Ninjini was as elusive as a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win, but no more. Unlike the city of brother love’s perpetual football woes, Ninjini is here. Well, sort of.
It is actually going to be very easy to get Ninjini, and get her for free. Here’s exactly how to do it, in 2 easy steps:
1) Live in, or have the ability to get into, New York City. Times Square, to be specific, and tomorrow afternoon to narrow it down even further for you. For it is at the flagship Toys-r-Us store in Times Square on Tuesday, February 5th, that Activision will drop its celebratory Ninjini ball onto loyal Skylanders enthusiasts.
2) Have some patience, ’cause that place is going to be crazy crowded.
If for some reason you are out on the Skylanders thing or, conversely, are looking to sell off some of your other games as a means of affording your very expansive Skylanders habit (let there be comfort in knowing that you are not alone here,) check out musicmagpie.com where you can sell your old CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray movies, and video games.
Below are all the pertinent details of how to get your free Ninjini Skylanders figure, sans my weak metaphors and insistent yammering on (in other news, I had no idea there was an inside ‘t’ in the word insistent. I really need to enunciate that one better going forward). Here you go, Skylanders lovers. Oh, and you’re welcome:
Then while you wait in line, read all about Skylanders Swap Force, the follow-up to Giants, which will be released in the Fall. Wow! Big day for Skylanders lovers!
[press release stuff from here on]
CALLING YOUNG PORTAL MASTERS:
CELEBRATE NEW YORK TOY FAIR WITH SKYLANDERS GIANTSTM
TOYS“R”US TIMES SQUARE INVITES KIDS TO BE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY, HOTLY ANTICIPATED SKYLANDERS GIANTS CHARACTER, NINJINI
WHAT: Months before the Skylanders Giants character, Ninjini, hits retail shelves, kids and their families are invited to The World’s Greatest Toy Store™ to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the must-have Skylanders Giants character, while supplies last. To celebrate the annual International Toy Fair taking place in New York City this month, Activision Publishing Inc. and Toys“R”Us are partnering to host a special event at Toys“R”Us Times Square, the company’s international flagship store. The first fans to line up along Broadway for the event will have an opportunity to receive a complimentary Ninjini figure before it is officially available for purchase in North America.
Consumers can take advantage of one-day exclusive, Toys“R”Us Times Square store offers: $25 off Skylanders Giants Starter Pack; “buy 2, get 1 free” Giant Skylanders figures until store closing.
Also at the event, kids will have the unique opportunity to meet their favorite Skylanders characters, experience the year’s most popular game at in-store game kiosks and receive other fun Skylanders Giants giveaways.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5
Activities and giveaways begin promptly 4pm
Toys“R”Us Times Square will be open during normal business hours (10am – 10pm)
WHERE: 1514 Broadway at 44th Street New York, NY
ACTIVITIES: Gaming kiosks, displays and stations. Fun activities, games, giveaways and more!