Toys R Us Piplup Promo Giveaway Next Saturday!

As usual, Toys R Us will be holding a “Pokemon Trade & Collect” event to promote the release of the latest set.

Visit Toys R Us on Saturday, February 3rd, from noon to 2 PM and you’ll receive a holo Piplup promo and Ultra Prism poster. The Piplup will feature a Toys R Us stamp and be printed on galaxy holofoil paper (not pictured).

Previous TRU set promos include Cosmog from SM1 Sun & Moon, Alolan Vulpix from SM2 Guardians Rising, Stufful from SM3 Burning Shadows, Jangmo-o from SM4 Crimson Invasion, and now Piplup from SM5 Ultra Prism.

Pro tip: You can reserve a spot for your store’s event to guarantee you’ll get the goodies.

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  1. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
    jessalakasam

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    I need 4 :/
     
  2. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

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    I went to one of these events with my dad, no one went.
    They handed me my poster/card. They asked if I wanted a few more
    since no one came, I said yes of course, took a set of 4 Alolan Vulpix.
    They legit gave me a free blister pack because they felt bad we drove all the way over to the TRU.

    Got nothing from that blister but still. So yah never going again, I was dissapointed I didn't get to trade.
     
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  3. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    Isn't Toys R Us shutting down almost 200 stores or something?
     
  4. SmiteKnight *trumpeting intensifies*
    SmiteKnight

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    182 to be exact, but yeah, I guess Amazon has taken over
    MUAHAHAHAH... I mean, that sucks
     
  5. tiffuts Porygon Enthusiast
    tiffuts

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    The TRU by where I live is one of the stores closing but I'm kind of excited to be a vulture and swoop down on those going out of business deals. I'm terrible :p
     
  6. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
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  7. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    Huh, didn't think Empoleon would get any bling besides the holo rare from the theme deck.

    You spelled "GameStop" wrong.
     
  8. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
    Sharkrai

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    It's possible to reserve a spot?
     
  9. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Yes, but no. The reservation page (reserve.toysrus.com) buttons aren't working. At least not for me. Tried on multiple browsers and devices. That said, I doubt you'll need it. Lines will be light since there is no figure. Even with a figure, no one was checking for reservations anyway.
     
  10. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
    Sharkrai

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    cool, because I would love a poster :3
    edit: not sure why that autocorrected to wouldn't...
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  11. theprp30 Aspiring Trainer
    theprp30

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    The reservation worked for the last promo release when they did reservation for the first time online, but I've tried the last few days and the it doesn't work for me either.
     
  12. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
    Raven Zombie

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    last time they refused me everything but the card... no figure, pokeball, poster, even though they had some of everything. tried telling me its only for kids... i was like. ive done this every time, and its all ages...
     
  13. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest

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    Similar thing happened to me, the person who picked the promos up for me was given the promos from like five past events.
     
  14. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
    paulyd84

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    Sad thing my local TRU I have been buying pokemon from for 17-18 years is currently in a closing down sale... Gutting!
     
  15. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Page seems to be working now.

    Yeah, I've had that happen too. I simply said "show me on the event details where it states that." Got my cards, thank you very much.

    The one by me that's closing down I've been going to since I was 5. I am...much older than 5 now; it's been a very long time. Kinda sad, but at the same time, if they weren't 5-15% more that everyone else around them this might not be happening. Price match? Sure, but who wants to go through that hassle. God forbid you're buying more than one thing!
     
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  16. Naruto Aspiring Trainer
    Naruto

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    Is this also in Canada, because the Canadian TRU site doesn't mention anything.
     
  17. PandaPokemon Aspiring Trainer
    PandaPokemon

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    This is complete waste of time. Drive for 20 minuets to go and get a holo Piplup? The prerelease is a way better deal. Sure 25 dollars, but I pulled a Xuritree Full art and Dusk Mane full art out of my prerealese box.
     
  18. Naruto Aspiring Trainer
    Naruto

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    I mean, it's not 20 minutes for everybody. I live a three-minute walk away from a TRU. Also, I like the free cards. :)
     
  19. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Exactly. I collect a wide range of TCG product so I'm drawn to stuff like this like a Venomoth to a Litwick. Plus people do lots of trades there, so that's always nice.
     
  20. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    We're good this time. Specifically stated on the event page in tiny type at the bottom of the event listing:

    "*Includes select outlet locations. Excludes Express locations. Event open to kids ages 6-up and adult collectors."