They came from the future. At first they only watched. Arriving at key sales offers in human history. We called them “Bargain Hunters”. But in 2012 they stopped watching and started buying. Citizen complaints proved futile. Those who survived became known as “consumers”. The original SFX Team fought the “Bargain Hunters” but were quickly defeated. They were allowed to continue in a much reduced capacity. The resistance was quickly overcome.
Or so they thought…
Here in secret we continue to bring bargains to the masses. Here, in our own corner of the internet we have the SFX Friday Bargains Roundup…
1 BEING HUMAN COMPLETE BOXED SET
First off this week we have all the Being Human episodes so far. That’s series one to four available in a DVD box-set. If you haven’t seen the show yet this is the perfect chance to get caught up before series five arrives.
The box-set is on sale from Amazon for just £19.50 . That’s less than a fiver per series. Not bad.
2 CLAYMORE COMPLETE BOXED SET
We have big sword fighting anime action for you in this choice. Think Highlander with anime babes. All 26 episodes of Claymore can be found at Play on DVD for £8.99 .
3 THE HUNGER GAMES BOOK TRILOGY
Next we have the Hunger Games book trilogy from Suzanne Collins. The first book has already been made into a hit film with part two coming later this year. You can get all three books, The Hunger Games , Catching Fire and Mockingjay , from the Bangzo store on Play for just £6.98 . Read ’em all now and you can sit in the cinema saying “The book was much better” when the new film comes out.
4 THE THING
You can pick up John Carpenter’s brilliant original film and the 2011 remake/prequel in a double Blu-ray for £9.75 . If you’d rather have DVD then that’s available for exactly the same £9.75 price tag. You can complete your set of all things The Thing and grab the 1951 original The Thing From Another World film, also from Amazon, on DVD for just £6 . Thanks to forumer Silverfox 67 for this suggestion.
5 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES T-SHIRT
Asda has this lovely charcoal TMNT shirt available both online and in-store. The shirt features Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Bob, sorry, Raphael all striking dramatic action poses and will cost you £7 from Asda Direct . Be warned there’s a £2.95 delivery charge for this item. There’s no extra for nipping into Asda and picking it up though…
6 TARDIS COOKIE JAR
We always love a bit of tat shaped like the TARDIS. Who doesn’t? This item has been in bargains before but it’s dropped down in price even further since then. It’s now available from Play for just £12.69 . The cookie jar even has cool TARDIS sound effects.
7 SONIC SCREWDRIVER UNIVERSAL REMOTE
Staying with Doctor Who , and another item we’ve featured before, we have the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver universal remote. Originally priced at £59.99 this lovely gadget is now featured in the Firebox sale with a 40% price reduction. The screwdriver is now selling at £35.99 . With authentic lights and sound effects this gorgeous looking remote can be programmed to control TV, DVD or Blu-ray players and stereos.
8 MERLIN SERIES 5
Our pre-order of the week this week is series five of Merlin . The box-set features all 13 episodes of this the last series of the BBC’s hit sword and sorcery show. You can pick it up on Blu-ray from Sainsbury’s for £22.99 . If you’d prefer the DVD then they also have that, priced £19.99 . It’s due out on Monday.
9 DARK KNIGHT RISES BOBBLE HEAD FIGURES
Mother’s Basement has a collection of the strangely cute Funko Dark Knight Rises bobble head figures. The range includes Bane , Catwoman and Batman himself. Each one is on sale for just £8.99 each. Stick Bane in your car and you can have his permission to drive…
10 SFX SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
We’re going to engage in a little shameless self pimpery with our final pick for this week. For January we have subscription offers on all three of our regular publications. You can get a year’s subscription to SFX for £8.79 per quarter. Alternatively you can get our SFX Specials delivered to your door for the next year for just £6 per quarter. Fans of comics can pick up our sister magazine Comic Heroes for £7.19 per quarter. That’s even works out at less than £10 a month if you want all three. Theses deals are only running until the end of January so sign up while you can.
Remember; if anyone out there finds anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please mention it in the comments section below. And don’t forget to check out the various bargains threads over on our forum. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains . There are also threads for comics and graphic novels , one for games and finally a thread is for any random bargains our forumers may find. Check ‘em out to see what great deals the members of the forum might have found.