Buy Halo 3: ODST at Toys R Us, get toy + gift card

By now you’ve surely read our hot review of Halo 3: ODST and are either thinking, “Man I want to buy that,” or “Pfft, Uncharted 2 will be better because BIAS!” If you’re thinking the former, then you might want to make your purchase at Toys R Us, where a free action figure and $20 gift card is being offered to each customer.

This isn’t pre-order based, so you can just hot-tail it to your local Giraffe emporium on Tuesday and walk away with some neat swag. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. 

Toys R Us seems to really be trying to cut into Gamestop’s stranglehold on North American videogame retail. Its expanded trade-in program was the first salvo, and if the store starts to offer these kinds of superior deals on a more regular basis, then Gamestop’s monopoly could seriously be in jeapordy. 

What do you think? Could deals like this help create a bit more diversity in the brick n’ mortar retail arena? Where will YOU be buying ODST from?

Jim Sterling