Everybody likes a good deal, but unlike years past it seems that Day 1 deals may be harder to come by this year.

If you're a collector I highly recommend taking a closer look at Amazon if you haven't already. They may be the “go-to” Skylanders retailer this year…


Target doesn't seem to be offering any kind of sale for the launch of Skylanders Imaginators.

Skylanders Imaginators Day 1 Target

They are simply announcing that it is now available.

Then like a few other retailers, it appears that they will still give you Kaos for free (even if you didn't preorder) while supplies last.

However, from the numbers I've been seeing, I don't expect each store to get very many Kaos figures.

Toys R Us

TRU has a few sales, but not nearly as good as we've seen in the past. Definitely not what I know a lot of you were looking forward to.

Skylanders Imaginators Day 1 Toys R Us

  • Free Kaos with Starter Pack purchase
  • Free Creation Crystal with Gryphon Park Observatory purchase
  • Mystery Chests – 2 for $10
  • Creation Crystals – 3 for $25

What I'm really happy to see is that TRU is not marking up their Skylanders this year. They're sticking with the MSRP of $14.99 for Sensei, $9.99 for Creation Crystals, and $5.99 for Mystery Chests.

So if they offer up some sales down the road, they will definitely be comparable to other retailers.


I hate to sound like a broken record, but now more than ever the bundles available exclusively from Amazon are your best Day 1 deals.

You have three choices:

The Villain 5-Pack with the Amazon exclusive Chompy Mage.

Skylanders Imaginators Villain 5-Pack

The Hero 8-Pack which includes all the Wave 1 and Wave 2 Skylanders Sensei.

Skylanders Imaginators - Hero 8-Pack - Amazon Exlcusive

The Girl Power 4-Pack which include the four female characters (also found in the Hero 8-Pack).

Skylanders Imaginators - Girl Power 4-Pack - Amazon Exclusive

Other Retailers

I will continue to update this article as we discover what deals (if any) other major retailers (Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop) are offering for Day 1.