Wii U Skylanders Bundle EDIT

With the festive shopping season now gone, retailers begin the challenging task of making us all spend even more money, after so many splashed the cash at the end of 2013. GameStop has sounded the New Year retail desperation klaxon with its first run of promotions for 2014, while also declaring this to be the "Year of Gaming" in its press release; wasn't 2013 the year of gaming?

Of interest for those still lurching on the fence, however, is that there's a Wii U bundle going on discount in U.S. GameStop stores this weekend. The Skylanders SWAP Force bundle will be reduced from $299.99 to $249.99 from 3rd to 5th January; it includes the following.

  • A white Wii U Basic (8GB) system
  • A Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack that includes:
    Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U software
    A Portal of Power
    Three Skylanders figures, including Ninja Stealth Elf (one of the Core Skylanders) and two SWAP Force characters: Blast-Zone and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler
  • A collector poster, trading cards and sticker sheets
  • A Nintendo Land game disc

That's a tempting offer as it includes that Skylanders starter pack and Nintendo Land. Are any of you in the U.S. tempted to take the plunge this weekend at that new price?