Pumping Up the 'Panda'13 Dec, 2011 By: John Latchem
As is typical for a new animated family film, Kung Fu Panda 2 received the bulk of the retail-exclusive tie-ins.
Best Buy offered free Po panda plush dolls with the purchase of the Kung Fu Panda 2 double-DVD pack, Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray. The 3D version is exclusive to Best Buy, which offers a $5 coupon for it at www.BestBuy.com/KungFuPanda2.
Walmart has an exclusive single-disc Blu-ray edition of Kung Fu Panda 2, which it was selling for $19.96.
Another curiosity popped up in Target’s weekly ad circular, which didn’t bother to list the DVD-only price for Fright Night, focusing instead on the Blu-ray and 3D combo pack versions.
Best Buy also has a variety of holiday shopping specials related to disc, such two Blu-ray combo packs of select recently released films for $40; “Blu-ray on a Budget” catalog titles at $7.99 each; and $10 in movie cash to see Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked included in $14.99 copies of earlier “Chipmunks” Blu-rays or Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.