Sci-Fi Bargains Of The Week

SFX bargains, the final frontier. These are the voyages of Captain Coinsaver. His weekly mission to explore strange new shops, to seek out new bargains and cheap revelations, to boldly save where no man has saved before…

Hello and welcome to this week’s bargains. We’ll kick off with Amazon’s deals of the week; this week we spotted psychic TV crime solving fun with Medium ; season one is on DVD for £10.97 . You can also pick up seasons two , three and four of the show for £9.97 each.

Other items spotted in deals of the week were Airwolf season one, two and three in a DVD boxed set for £15.97 .

The film that someone must love; Van Helsing is on Blu-ray for £7.47 and Peter Jackson’s Michael J. Fox starring horror comedy The Frighteners is also on Blu-ray for £6.29 .

For fans of Marvel animated adventures we found volume one and two of Iron Man Armoured Adventures on DVD for £8.97 .

Fans of overly-complicated one season wonders can pick up Flash Forward or The Event on DVD for £9.97 each. Other one season wonders spotted this week were the complete Jericho on DVD for £15.97 and Surface on DVD for just £8.99 .

Zavvi has a couple of general offers on; it has a two Blu-ray for £10 deal where we spotted films such as The Book of Eli, TMNT and Piranha 3D . Also running is a three DVDs for £10 offer where we saw Hellboy 2, Event Horizon, The Rocketeer and many, many more.

At Morrison’s this week the cheap DVDs on offer were Witches of Eastwick, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange for £5 each and Mars Attacks, The Adjustment Bureau and Hanna for £3 each. On the Blu-ray front Morrison’s had Highlander, Minority Report, Independence Day and I Robot all for £7 each. We also spotted Splice for £5 .

Down the road in Asda we found Armageddon and Hot Tub Time Machine for £3 each. Asda also had new releases Underworld 4, Iron Sky, Darkest Hour and Chronicle for £10 each. Asda also had The Divide for £8 and Juan Of The Dead for £8 . On the Blu-ray shelf we saw Green Hornet for £9 , a Fantastic Four double set for £8 and Final Fantasy IIV Advent Children for £8 .

From the forum this week Silverfox 67 found Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element on Blu-ray for £6.95 and Hellboy , again on Blu-ray , but for the cheaper price of £4.95 . Robell picked up the Alien Anthology set on Blu-Ray in Asda for £8 (Everybody owns this now yes?) While in Asda Robell also spotted the boxed set of the first four X-Men films for £10 and Spiderman 3 for £5 , both on Blu-ray.

TMLS found The Complete Deep Space 9 on DVD from Zavvi for £59.95 .

Last but not least from the forum this week; Holden Caulfield told us about the complete boxed set of Lost on Blu-ray from Amazon for £45.97 , that’s £5 cheaper than the set costs on DVD .

It’s a bit of a Star Wars fest on the random ideas front this week; first up we have T-shirts from Firebox. They have a selection of half price Star Wars Lego shirts featuring various designs including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett for £7.69 each. Click here to take a look.

Also on the Firebox site we found lightsaber tie pins . Available in Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader designs, these exquisite little items are half price at £20 each.

Staying with Firebox we have one of the most bizarre things we’ve ever featured here on bargains. Proving that George Lucas certainly hasn’t totally sold out on the merchandising front, we are proud to present the wooden Star Wars R2-D2 nutcracker . A must have for all true Star Wars fans, I’m sure you’ll agree. This amazing bit of tat can be yours for £9.98 . Not wanting to leave the Dark Side out, you can also pick up a stormtrooper version for £11.09 and a Darth Vader design for £10.49 . Is there anything left out there that doesn’t have Star Wars tie-in merchandise? Still, all joking aside we reckon these three are quirky enough that they’d look great just on display.

Something for all the zombies out there next with this brains shaped jelly mould . Freak your friends out by serving them brains for dessert. It can be yours for just £5 . Braaainz!

Finally for this week the lovely Game of Thrones Hand of the King decorative pin.

As ever, if you find anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please mention it in the comments section below. We want all the bargains ideas for our readers as we can get. And remember; if you spots a sci-fi bargain and you want to share then please head over to the forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find. Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will be in the bargain list next time.

Richard is a freelancer journalist and editor, and was once a physicist. Rich is the former editor of SFX Magazine, but has since gone freelance, writing for websites and publications including GamesRadar+, SFX, Total Film, and more. He also co-hosts the podcast, Robby the Robot's Waiting, which is focused on sci-fi and fantasy.