The year's just begun, and if you're a parent, that means you're staring down the barrel of 12 months of birthday parties. Rather than let you pay too much for last-minute gifts, we've rounded up the week's best toy deals. Grab a LEGO Duplo set for $26 off, save $30 on two Star Wars sets, or go on a shopping spree with the best clearance coupon we've seen from Toy "R" Us.
LEGO Duplo Build & Play Box
Store: LEGO Shop At Home
Price: $41.98 with $6.95 s&h
Lowest By: $26
Is It Worth It?: Shopping for smaller kids is hard, because one child's favorite toy is another child's nightmare fuel. The LEGO Duplo Build & Play Box is a guaranteed hit with any rugrat who doesn't have the very specific phobia of colorful blocks. You'll save $26 on this rare set, which includes 150 pieces and a reusable storage box.
LEGO City Cargo Terminal Set
Store: Toys "R" Us
Price: $74.99 in-cart with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: Bigger kids of both genders love LEGOs, too, making these blocks the perfect present for just about any party. The LEGO City Cargo Terminal set is a steal at the in-cart price of $75, which is a $20 price low. This 658-piece set includes a cargo plane, control tower, conveyor belt, fuel truck, forklift, ATV, and five minifigures.
You really can't go wrong with LEGO presents, so be sure to scroll through the rest of our recent LEGO deals. Trust us, the kid that brings LEGOs to a birthday party is guaranteed to become everyone's new best friend.
Star Wars Battle Packs Mos Espa Arena Set bundled with a Star Wars Vulture Droid Figure with 3D Glasses
Price: $20 with $4.97 s&h
Lowest By: $30
Is It Worth It?: We're all about extra value through bundles, and with this Star Wars figurine offer, you'll save a cool $30. Relive racing scenes from Phantom Menace with the characters in the Mos Espa Arena pack, and add some action to the mix with a Vulture Droid aerial ship. Just don't get your hopes up too high about the 3D aspect to this pack; it appears as if the included glasses are just there to show the "awesome 3D effect in the included Star Wars image on the package."
Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Printable Coupon
Store: Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us retail stores
Discount: Extra 30% off clearance items
Expires: February 2
Is It Worth It?: Children are great and all, but their needs are also never-ending; just because the holidays have passed, doesn't mean you're off the hook for toys and the like. That's why we're particularly fond of this printable coupon, as it's the best general extra discount we've seen on clearance items from Toys "R" Us. Just be aware that several item and brand exclusions apply.
Star Wars 4-figure Evolution to Darth Vader Pack
Price: $15 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $8
Is It Worth It?: Not everyone loves the way Darth Vader was depicted on screen in his pre-dark side days, but most Star Wars fans can readily admit that a set of figures depicting each stag of the classic villain's life is pretty darn cool. While this set isn't available to ship, you can order it online and pick it up at a local store. And who doesn't live within 15 minutes of a Walmart?