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Decker
11-06-11, 09:49 PM
I was as skeptical as any one about this game. It just seemed like a shameless attempt to milk every last dime out of parents (and indeed it may be just that), but my dad just got it for my 5-year old son, along with a few extra figures, and I must say it's really cool. There's something undeniably nifty about picking up an action figure and immediately having it pop up in the game as your playable character. Sure the cynic will correctly point out that all the characters are on the disc and it's like spending $7 for each DLC character to be unlocked. But these are real action figures and my son just loves picking one up and playing him in the game instantaneously. The game itself seems pretty solid for a kids game and he's seeming to really enjoy it without getting frustrated or bored, which is something he's not found with too many games (the more recent Lego games are too difficult for him to solve at this age).
It seems like a great (albeit potentially expensive) way to introduce the young school-aged child into the world of video games.

Anyone else pick this up for their kids, or themselves?

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edit 10/17/12

Information on Skylanders Giants Figures (Out 10/21/12):

According to post on darkspyro.net (wave 1 from a wholesale list, and wave 2 from EB Games) here are the wave 1 & 2 figures.

WAVE 1 -Launch
> single figure assortment (12 count)
2 x Pop Fizz (new)
2 x Chill (new)
2 x Fright Rider (new)
1 x Zook (reposed)
1 x Whirlwind (reposed)
1 x Terrafin (reposed)
1 x Slam Bam (reposed)
1 x Ignitor (reposed)
1 x Trigger Happy (reposed)

> light core figure assortment (12 count)
4 x Prism Break Lightcore (new)
4 x Drobot Lightcore (new)
4 x Eruptor" Lightcore figures (new)

> giants figure assortment figure assortment (6 count)
2 x Giant Crusher (new)
2 x Giant Bouncer (new)
2 x Giant Swarm (new)

> triple pack assortment (6 count x 10)
3 x Triple pack A
A: 1 x Pop Fizz (new), 1 x Trigger Happy (reposed), 1 x Whirlwind (reposed)
3 x Triple pack B
B: 1 x Chill (new), 1 x Zook (reposed), 1 x Ignitor (reposed)

> battle pack (6 count)
1 x Chop Chop (reposed), 1 x Dragonfire Cannon (new), 1 x Shroomboom (new)

WAVE 2 -Late November
Giants Hot Head
Light Core Jet Vac
Bash S2
Double Trouble S2
Drill Sergeant S2
Flameslinger S2
Hex S2
Sonic Boom S2
Stump Smash S2
Gill Grunt S2
Flashwing
Sprocket
Triple Pack Flashwing/Gill Grunt/Double Trouble
Triple Pack Sprocket/Sonic Boom/ Stump Smash
Here's some images of the new Giants, from DarkSpyro.net

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_thumpback.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_crusher.jpg
Thumpback, Crusher

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_ninjini.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_hot_head.jpg
Ninjini, Hot Head

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_eye-brawl.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_swarm.jpg
Eye-Brawl, Swarm

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_tree_rex.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_bouncer.jpg
Tree Rex, Bouncer


And the new regular-sized figures:

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_chill.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_sprocket.jpg
Chill, Sprocket

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_flashwing.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_hot_dog.jpg
Flashwing, Hot Dog


http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_fright_rider.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_shroomboom.jpg
Fright Rider, Shroomboom

http://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_jet-vac.jpghttp://www.darkspyro.net/images/giants/c_pop_fizz.jpg
Jet-Vac, Pop Fizz
__________________________________________

Full List of Achievements : Here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/skylanders-giants/achievements/)

I'll try and keep this first post updated with important release information

dsa_shea
11-06-11, 10:14 PM
I thought about it but then thought again and realized that it would likely suck up more of my living room space with very little use. I did read that the figures actually store the leveling up right inside so you can take them and use them elsewhere. I also read that there are somewhere around 20 additional figures at 20 bucks for each 3 pack. That is a lot of extra loot to spend.

Decker
11-07-11, 12:04 AM
Sure, if you want all the figures it would be a fortune. But you don't need them all. There are eight different elements and if you had one from each class, you could open any pathway or gate. Fortunately none of ours overlap so with the three it comes with and the three pack my dad got and the one Target exclusive one I picked up for my son, we already have seven of the eight elements. I'll get him the final one (life) either as a bribe or a stocking stuffer eventually.

Didn't know the figures leveled up and stored that information in their base. That's clever.

Re: space- I don't think it takes up much. The stand is about 4" in diameter and 2" tall. It has a USB cable that plugs into the console. Pretty easy to store away. With our son, we're insisting that when he's done, he puts everything away in his Treasure Box.

Michael Corvin
11-07-11, 07:21 AM
I grabbed it as a Christmas gift for my kids. I'm looking forward to checking it out. Reviews seem to echo what you said Decker, that it seems like a shameless cash grab at first, but everyone walks away pleasantly surprised.

The only problem with storing your character/saves in the figure itself is that if the kids lose it, all your progress is gone. Also something I found really cool, but likely won't ever use, is that the figures are platform neutral. You can take your figure that has 360 save data on it to a friend's house who has it on PS3/Wii and still pop it on and play.

fujishig
11-07-11, 11:31 AM
The last time I got hooked into something similar was Eye of Judgment, which had a cool concept but after a month or so all those cards went in a bin somewhere. I saw a little bit of this game at the store... basically, you scan your figure in and they have some kind of battle with other creatures from an overhead perspective... is that the entirety of the game?

They were very smart in that they put the game out on all platforms, including portable platforms. I'm a little surprised they didn't go with blind buys for the figures. And how many different sculpts do they have, seems like there's a ton of repeats.

UncleGramps
11-07-11, 11:37 AM
I am a 33 year old man with no children, and I own the Skylanders game, 10 figures, and the add-on pirate level. Shame is not really a concept that I am familiar with. :lol:

It's surprisingly good. It's not just the shameless cash grab that it initially appears to be.

Decker
11-07-11, 01:07 PM
I read that there's local co-op. How does that work? There doesn't look to be room for two figures to stand on the platform scanner at the same time, so what's the work-around? You don't need two platforms do you? God I hope not.

UncleGramps
11-07-11, 01:14 PM
There's room on there for two figures. Turn on a second controller and you can hit A to join (assuming you're on the 360). Then drop a second figure on the portal.

Decker
11-07-11, 01:36 PM
There's room on there for two figures. Turn on a second controller and you can hit A to join (assuming you're on the 360). Then drop a second figure on the portal.

Cool. Thanks for the info. Will have to try that tonight with my son. He'll be so happy that he wont have to stop playing to let his friends play as well.
Last night he was walking around greeting random people by saying "You know what? I have magic toys!". :)

Decker
11-13-11, 09:35 PM
In the $20 add on set that includes Terrafin (who looks awesome BTW), there is a pirate ship which unlocks a new level and two other things -- a treasure box and a set of swords. It doesn't say on the package what ether of them do in the game. Does anyone know what they do in-game?

Spiderbite
11-14-11, 09:54 AM
So what age would you say this game is good for? My 7 year old son has asked about this game numerous times and points it out every time we are in a game store or toy store. I just chalked up his interest due to the incessant commercials that permeate Cartoon Network. I thought the figures looked a little cartoony and young (like those little Marvel Super Squad or Justice League mini-figures) so I just haven't paid any attention or read any reviews of the game.

He had some dino-extractor game that he used on the computer that appears similar in nature that went down the tubes in support (and his interest) not too long after it was released.

Decker
11-14-11, 10:09 AM
I think 7-9 would be the ideal age. My five year old has a little difficulty with the levels as it ramps up after the first few chapters. I think it would be a great Christmas gift for any kid that age who likes video games. My daughter who is 10 and her friends like to play it as well.
Just be prepared to spend a lot of money on extras. It's completable with just the 3 they give you, but you need one from every element (8 in all) to open all the areas.
Unfortuantely, you just missed a good TRU deal with the game last week (free $20 add-on pack with purchase). I think Wal Mart has the Wii version on sale for $50 on BF, but not sure of any other upcoming deals on this game.
Talking to the sales guys in-store, this game is selling really well so I wouldn't be too worried about a lack of support. Can't even find the exclusive Wal Mart figure in stores and the Target exclusive figure is rare too (though we already grabbed that one).

UncleGramps
11-14-11, 12:13 PM
In the $20 add on set that includes Terrafin (who looks awesome BTW), there is a pirate ship which unlocks a new level and two other things -- a treasure box and a set of swords. It doesn't say on the package what ether of them do in the game. Does anyone know what they do in-game?
When you activate the swords, they hover around your character for a while and auto-attack anything near you. The treasure chest item will reveal an extra hidden treasure chest within each level.

Edison
11-15-11, 11:23 AM
Can't even find the exclusive Wal Mart figure in stores and the Target exclusive figure is rare too (though we already grabbed that one).

I believe I saw the Walmart one yesterday, some creature with drill arms? What system are you guys playing on?

Michael Corvin
11-15-11, 11:56 AM
Heads up: Toys R Us is going to have B1G1 on all Skylanders packs/figures on Black Friday. They'll have $20 off the game itself too.

I might grab a couple of the 3-packs.

Decker
11-15-11, 12:04 PM
Whoa. That would be an awesome deal. Don't know if its worth fighting the Black Friday crowds, or of the two-packs will be available after 5 AM, but I might swing by to look.

And thanks for the heads-up on the Pirate pack, Gramps. Can't believe they don't tell you on the package what you're getting there.

@ Edison : Yes, that's the figure. Haven't found it at any Wal-Mart I've checked lately, but I'm sure they're around somewhere. They're going for like $18 BIN price on eBay. :lol:

DaveNinja
11-15-11, 12:32 PM
so whatst he 2 player coop like in this game? do the 2 players team up and work on the quests/mission?
the description on amazon made it sound like 2 player is only battle mode and you either fight each other or the computer. i think i might have to get this for my kids

Decker
11-15-11, 12:51 PM
No, there is two player local co-op just like the Lego games before they were able to split the screen. The two characters are tethered together if they start wandering too far apart.

Michael Corvin
11-15-11, 01:47 PM
Whoa. That would be an awesome deal. Don't know if its worth fighting the Black Friday crowds, or of the two-packs will be available after 5 AM, but I might swing by to look.

And thanks for the heads-up on the Pirate pack, Gramps. Can't believe they don't tell you on the package what you're getting there.

@ Edison : Yes, that's the figure. Haven't found it at any Wal-Mart I've checked lately, but I'm sure they're around somewhere. They're going for like $18 BIN price on eBay. :lol:

Yeah, I want some, but I'm not getting up at the ass crack of dawn fighting crowds for 'em. I'll head in around noon and if they still have some I'll grab a couple.

DaveNinja
11-15-11, 01:49 PM
No, there is two player local co-op just like the Lego games before they were able to split the screen. The two characters are tethered together if they start wandering too far apart.

cool. i think i'll pick this up pre-thanksgiving just incase it becomes one of those hard to find xmas items. my kids have never mentioned the game but they like pokemon and stuff like that so i could easily see them being into this.

are there "cute" characters or are they mostly just monsters/tough looking?

Edison
11-18-11, 11:35 AM
Just noticed that Target is going to have the game for $49.99 Sun-Wed (11/20-11/23), so I wouldn't have to fight the bf crowds at TRU/K-mart unless I wanted more figures.

Decker
11-18-11, 11:52 AM
... and if you do, they're 2 for $10 at TRU this Sun-Wed. Santa might be making a trip there for some stocking stuffers.

DaveNinja
11-18-11, 12:09 PM
cool. i was just going to order the game today but now i'll just try and get it from target on sunday

Spiderbite
11-18-11, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I think I have decided to get this game for my son for x-mas and going thru all the BF deals, buy one get 40% off, etc. it appears that $50 is the best you are going to see on the game starter pack. The other deals are mainly on the extra figures and sets.

Spiderbite
11-20-11, 10:42 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros-Adventure-Starter-Xbox-360/dp/B004VQEOA6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1321803648&sr=8-6

Amazon has price matched the Skylanders BF deal for $50 for all three systems.

Edison
11-21-11, 09:50 PM
Price matched TRU at Best Buy Sunday to pick up the 360 version (didn't even know that BB had an exclusive 'Volcanic Vault'). Got a snicker out of the associate when he asked if we needed a gift receipt, and my wife said "no, it's for him" (although my daughter wants to play it too). I plan on grabbing the 2 add-on level packs, and probably the other 3 elemental characters from TRU B1G1 free after Thanksgiving sale. I found this Youtube video (http://youtu.be/WfahG35FcHU) that shows the items from the 2 level packs in use, as well as one of his figures not working correctly.

Looking up all things Skylanders I have found now there are 2 other add-on level packs (Empire of Ice, and Dragon's Peak) supposedly coming does anyone know the release date for these?

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 03:12 PM
It sure is a pain in the ass to find the figures for this right now. Everyone online is trying to scalp these figures for much more than they are worth and the store shelves are barren. Fortunately we bought our daughter like 6 packs before Christmas during that buy 1 get 1 free at Toys r Us. Anyone else looking for these right now? Anyone have the whole collection? We are trying to find a wind/air character or two.

Edison
12-29-11, 03:59 PM
Anyone else looking for these right now? Anyone have the whole collection? We are trying to find a wind/air character or two.

I have most of the ones I want right now (that are available). I seen a rumored "release list" on one of the forums that has the rest of the figures appearing over the next 9 months.

You only have 2 choices for wind/air Sonic Boom, and Whirlwind (currently a Target Exclusive). I've been watching the <A HREF="http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/mobile_fiats.jsp?title=fiats&dpci=207-00-0039" target="_new">stock finder</a> for Whirlwind since early November, and one (out of the 5 stores in the area) got a shipment in before Christmas but were sold out by the time I noticed. According to the rumor list though Whirlwind is going to be in a 3-pack released in January (Double Trouble/Whirlwind/Drill Seargent).

Draven
12-29-11, 04:08 PM
My son got the starter pack plus Drobot and Chop-Chop for Xmas. Got him Eruptor and Dino-Rang from the store the other day. I'll keep my eyes open for others out there, but it's ridiculous how much they are going for on Amazon and other places.

Really wish I had jumped on more characters when they were available but I wasn't sure my son would even like it. Boy was I wrong about that :)

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 04:22 PM
I was surprised how much my daughter would like it as she is actually playing with the figures right now like toys. At least we are going to get our money's worth out of it.

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 04:59 PM
Here is a pic of our collection so far. I put it in spoilers as it is big.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2011-12-29155113.jpg

MoviePage
12-29-11, 05:10 PM
How is the game itself? I noticed that these were flying off the shelves at my local stores over the past couple of weeks and now I'm intrigued.

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 05:15 PM
How is the game itself? I noticed that these were flying off the shelves at my local stores over the past couple of weeks and now I'm intrigued.

It's a fun little game. It is a level crawling/combat game. You can put whatever characters you own in the game whenever you want. Grab the starter pack while it is on sale and see if you like it. If you don't then I'm sure you know someone that you could gift it to.

Decker
12-29-11, 05:27 PM
Here is a pic of our collection so far. I put it in spoilers as it is big.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2011-12-29155113.jpg

That's a little bigger than our collection. Santa brought my son a three pack of Stump Smash, Flameslinger and Drobot, the Pirate Adventure pack with Terrafin and Zap for Christmas. We previously had one figure for each element, so together that brings us up to 13 figures.

We still have a Sonic Boom figure we were hanging onto as a bribe for him at some later date, but if I can get $20 for Sonic Boom on eBay, I might have to go that route instead...

Groucho
12-29-11, 05:33 PM
My seven year old got this for Christmas, and I played a few levels with him. At it's root, it's a dungeon crawler, with some lite puzzle elements in there as well. Obviously, there's a cash grab element (it's perfectly possible to complete the game using the three included figures), but considering that people on this forum were lining up around the block to buy horse armor, at least there's a physical/collecting aspect to it as well.

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 05:36 PM
The only element we don't have a figure for right now is the wind/air element but we have a 3 pack on the way from Amazon. I should have grabbed Hex yesterday from Best Buy but I didn't and now they are sold out. I am not going to pay any extra money to sellers that are looking for desperate buyers as these characters will be restocked sooner than later.

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 05:40 PM
Someone is trying to sell the Whirlwind character on Amazon for 199.99. Ridiculous!

Groucho
12-29-11, 05:42 PM
How long until people begin buying these up and stockpiling them as a "college fund" like they did with Beanie Babies?

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 06:52 PM
Looking on EBAY you would think that people were told that there would be no more made.

edstein
12-29-11, 07:17 PM
I played as second player today with my son. We played about four levels. He got a few achievements but I didn't get any. Shouldn't all players get the same achievements?

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 07:20 PM
I played as second player today with my son. We played about four levels. He got a few achievements but I didn't get any. Shouldn't all players get the same achievements?

Are you talking about trophies/achievements? If so then wouldn't it be the person's account you're playing under the one getting them?

edstein
12-29-11, 08:16 PM
Yeah, I was signed into my account and my son has his own. Are there achievements tied to specific skylanders?

Michael Corvin
12-29-11, 08:31 PM
I'm watching my two daughters play for the first time and yeah, looks like player one only gets the cheevos.

Draven
12-29-11, 10:21 PM
I hit a Target today that was supposed to have Whirlwind in stock, but no luck. I got my son a 3-pack with Sonic Boom, Stealth Elf (he needed an air and a life, so that's covered) and Wrecking Ball. Haven't given them to him yet (Xmas obviously over, and his birthday is in mid January) but I'm glad he has one of each. Not going to get too crazy with buying more but if we see one he likes, we'll grab it too.

I'm finding it shockingly fun to hunt for them. I used to collect toys back in college and just after...brings me back to those days.

dsa_shea
12-29-11, 11:27 PM
That Whirlwind is going for 50 plus on Ebay alone and someone on Amazon is asking 200 bucks for one. I did hear, although I'm not sure it is true, that there will be a second release of Whirlwind sometime in January.

DaveNinja
12-30-11, 12:31 PM
crazy. my kids got the Wii starter pack and Whirlwind and Stealth Elf for xmas. we went out to target and toysrus and they hardly had any figures left. My daughter wants Zap but we also need at least one fire, earth and undead character. I dont want to pay more than retail since i know the high demand wont last.

I find the game to be pretty fun. some characters are better than others (i.e. Gill Grunt sucks). I completed 4 of the heroic challenges to buff my the guy i usually play, Trigger Happy. they were tough but do-able.

dsa_shea
12-30-11, 03:24 PM
We found two individual characters today at Gamestop. They are Zap and Dino-Rang and I got them for 7.99 apiece. We also have a 3 pack coming from Amazon with Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom. People are crazy to pay more than retail for these when we will probably see the shelves full of them once again in a week or two.

Decker
12-30-11, 04:02 PM
Ah, Activision. Your legal department gives us so much material.

Activision delivers cease and desist to Skylanders tinkerer
Dec. 28, 2011 (2:48 pm) By: Russell Holly

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/skylanders_spyro_adventure-580x341.jpg

One of the more clever things about the rising Skylanders game franchise is the models you need to play the game. Not only does is re-ignite the urge to “collect ‘em all” but it also binds experience and items to the individual models. When graphing calculator tinkerer Brandon Wilson discovered that the Skylanders communicate with the base that comes with the game via RFID, he decided to do a little bit of looking to see how that worked. Like any of his other digital projects, he posted the notes of his existing research on his website. Days later, Wilson was greeted with a letter from Activision demanding he cease all of his research and remove his work immediately.

Too often in the tech sphere does the mighty take down notice get used incorrectly to scare those who behave in a way that a company doesn’t approve. Often times there’s not a real legal leg to stand on, but the fear inspired by the letter is enough to get the content in question removed. Brandon Wilson was greeted at the front door of his home, moments after coming home from work, by a hand-delivered cease and desist letter from Activision’s legal council [PDF] (http://brandonw.net/skylanders/activision.pdf).

The letter accused Wilson of violating the anti-circumvention provisions section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by attempting to publishing data that would allow others to decrypt and circumvent the RFID encryption that protects the data on the Skylanders models. The end result of this, according to Activision, would be to change the stats and equipment of the Skylanders without actually playing the game. Or, potentially, use something a little smarter than a Skylander model to allow the user to switch back and forth between Skylanders they didn’t own.

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/skylander_on_base.png
skylander on base

There’s just one slight problem with the accusation in the DMCA notice: almost every accusation fails to apply to Wilson in any way. In his response to the notice (http://brandonw.net/skylanders/response.txt), along with his statement of compliance, Brandon Wilson points out that none of the examples pointed out in the take down notice, including a link to a website where Wilson supposedly published his findings, aren’t his work at all. Wilson continues to note that the only thing he had was a zip file with the file dump from one of the Skylanders, which wasn’t made publicly available and wasn’t announced when it was put on his website.

Despite all of that, Wilson removed the information from his website, and replaced them with the take down notice and his response. Wilson commented that since he replied, he had not heard anything from Activision except their acknowledgment of his compliance. A spokesperson from Activision was not available at the time to comment on this situation.

I can understand wanting to keep people from “stealing” Skylanders or to keep Skylander information from being tampered with. However, as a parent of a budding Skylanders fan, I would personally like to have rapid access to a list of Skylanders my child owns on my phone. My phone, with its NFC reader that is clearly aware that these Skylanders are something worth playing with, could really benefit from being able to just tap the Skylander to the back of the phone and have it saved to a database app on my phone. As far as I can tell, Activision isn’t planning on doing that anytime soon, so its a good thing they tinkerers like Brandon Wilson who aren’t doing anything wrong can be thanked for their efforts with cease and desist letters.

Read more at www.brandonw.net

Michael Corvin
12-30-11, 04:05 PM
People are crazy to pay more than retail for these when we will probably see the shelves full of them once again in a week or two.

I'm kicking myself for not trying for the B1G1 on Black Friday, but yeah, stores will be flooded with them eventually. Until then the 4 they got so far will be fine.

dsa_shea
12-30-11, 04:15 PM
I grabbed 6 packs in total during that sale and wish I would have grabbed a couple extra. However, I don't see the joy in taking people for everything they got to buy some of these packs from you.

Draven
12-30-11, 05:37 PM
I find the game to be pretty fun. some characters are better than others (i.e. Gill Grunt sucks). I completed 4 of the heroic challenges to buff my the guy i usually play, Trigger Happy. they were tough but do-able.

Apparently Gill Grunt gets quite awesome once upgraded. Sounds like a lot of the characters do, actually.

I'm way too interested in this stuff.

edstein
12-30-11, 06:18 PM
We went hunting for more figures today. Most stores were completely out of all but the full game set. We did find a few at one Target we went to though.

dsa_shea
12-30-11, 07:34 PM
We went hunting for more figures today. Most stores were completely out of all but the full game set. We did find a few at one Target we went to though.

Which figures did you find? Which ones are you still looking for?

edstein
12-30-11, 08:38 PM
We got:

Stealth elf
Dinorang
Bash
Ghost roaster
Hex
Boomer (most stores had many of these)
Drobot
Voodood
Wrecking ball
Sonic boom
Zap

Not really looking for anything in particular.

dsa_shea
12-30-11, 09:56 PM
Hex is the only one from your list that we didn't find. They had a few the other day at Best Buy but I foolishly passed on it and now they are gone.

dsa_shea
12-30-11, 11:11 PM
This is a list of the characters we have so far:


MAGIC:
Legendary Spyro (Exclusive)
Spyro
Voodood
Wrecking Ball

EARTH:
Legendary Bash (Exclusive)
Bash
Prism Break
Terrafin
Dino-Rang

WATER:
Gill Grunt
Zap

FIRE:
Flameslinger
Eruptor

TECH:
Trigger Happy
Boomer
Drobot

UNDEAD:
Legendary Chop Chop (Exclusive)
Chop Chop
Ghost Roaster

AIR:
Sonic Boom

LIFE:
Stump Smash
Stealth Elf

CRYPT:
Darklight Crypt
Healing Elixir
Time Twister

PIRATE:
Pirate Seas
Ghost Sword
Hidden Treasure


I have heard that there is a 3 pack coming in the next few weeks with Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant and Double Trouble. Let's hope as those first two were exclusives.

Decker
12-30-11, 11:59 PM
Holy shit, that's a lot of figures. I wonder if anyone here got the starter set and never bothered to get any others. It seems like its a pretty addictive collector habit.

How do you use the treasure chest? It never seems to work for me or I'm doing something wrong.

dsa_shea
12-31-11, 12:09 AM
Holy shit, that's a lot of figures. I wonder if anyone here got the starter set and never bothered to get any others. It seems like its a pretty addictive collector habit.

How do you use the treasure chest? It never seems to work for me or I'm doing something wrong.

I've heard that you can finish the game and Platinum it without purchasing any other characters but you would miss quite a bit of extra stuff. We actually haven't tried the chest yet but as soon as we do I'll let you know what I figure out.

BobO'Link
12-31-11, 12:15 PM
...How do you use the treasure chest? It never seems to work for me or I'm doing something wrong.
It's pretty straight forward. When you put it on the portal a icon with 3 circles/rings appears lower center on the screen. It works as a sort of radar. The closer to the hidden chest you get the more rings "light up". When all three are lit you move around until you see the "shake" prompt (Wii - don't know what the other systems use - basically what you would see to open a treasure chest). Shake as prompted and the hidden chest will appear and unlock.

BobO'Link
12-31-11, 12:57 PM
I, too, looked at this initially as a sort of "cash grab" but it's turned out to be a quite fun game. Not wanting to drop too much cash I only got the core set and a couple of characters I knew the kids would like. Like many, I underestimated the appeal of this and didn't get a few characters I wanted for a full set of 8. Of course, by the time I realized this it was too late to get them for Christmas and the scalper effect had taken a strong hold. I'm amazed at some of the prices being asked! Are people *really* that stupid? After all, these will all be back in stock at some point - you just have to wait or look around locally. We found quite a few at different stores and Hastings is having a B1G1 this week (although they refused to sell me the 3-packs at B1G1 because the registers hadn't been programmed properly when we went in and they were not pictured - as usual, the GM was out so there were only "managers" and "checkers" so debate/argument was futile... but that's another thread). They had 50 or more in stock and 8-10 different characters including some of the "higher value" ones. The only one I've not found locally that the kids want is Stealth Elf or Stump Smash. I can wait.

One thing that surprised me is how different and fun characters from the same Element can be. I'd initially planned to purchase only 1 of each Element so we could fully complete the game but through sales, etc. we wound up with 2 of many Elements. All have vastly differing attack vectors/powers and it's quite fun discovering the best way and places to use each character. There's *lots* of replayability in simply purchasing a new character and re-playing completed stages to level it up to be better able to help in the higher stages. While the ~$8 per character feels high when all of them are added up it's really low enough to pick up a new one every couple of weeks or so as a reward or allowance bonus type thing. I've become almost addicted to this thing as the kids! :D

BobO'Link
12-31-11, 01:05 PM
Something I'm wishing for is that Activision/BOB will create additional games for use with the portal and characters to lower the overall cost. I can see sequel games and characters being made for this much like the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games. It'd truly be a shame to have a huge investment in the hardware for this to have it limited to a single game.

Goldberg74
12-31-11, 04:29 PM
We've got 17 of those little critters:

SKY
Sonic Boom

LIFE
Stump Smash
Stealth Elf

UNDEAD
Chop Chop
Hex

EARTH
Dino-Rang
Bash
Terrafin

FIRE
Eruptor

WATER
Zap
Gill Grunt

MAGIC
Wrecking Ball
Voodood
Spyro

TECH
Drobot
Boomer
Trigger Happy

PIRATE
Pirate Seas
Ghost Sword
Hidden Treasure

We got the MEGA PACK from Best Buy on Black Friday ($80), that came with Pack 1 (Spyro, Trigger Happy, Gill Grunt), Pack 2 (Eruptor, Chop Chop, Bash), and the Pirate Pack (w/ Terrafin, Pirate Ship, Treasure Chest, Pirate Swords).

Then the kids used their Christmas $$$ to get Pack 3 (Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom - $20 from Amazon) and Pack 4 (Zap, Hex, Dino Rang - $20 from Walmart) and some singles (Boomer, Voodood, Drobot, and Stump Smash - $8 each from Walmart/Target/Best Buy).

The kids are loving the game and leveling up the critters like crazy! Even my 5yo daughter plays it decently (with some guidance).

I'd like to get the Crypt and the rumored Volcano pack some day. I think that this series has a lot of "Rock Band"-like potential (as was stated above).

It's worth it for us.

Decker
12-31-11, 05:48 PM
Let's see:

Sky
Sonic Boom
Whirlwind

Life
Stump Smash
Stealth Elf

Undead
Chop Chop

Earth
Bash
Terrafin

Fire
Eruptor
Flameslinger

Water
Gill Grunt
Zap

Magic
Spyro

Tech
Drobot
Trigger Happy

plus Pirate Seas, Ghost Swords and Hidden Treasures.

So we're very close there, I guess. :)

dsa_shea
12-31-11, 05:59 PM
They really need to add an online element to this game to at least allow online co-op or online battles.
An online battle arena would be cool.

MasterofDVD
01-01-12, 11:11 PM
I'm amazed how every store around me is completely wiped out of every single figure.. I'm sure glad my wife got a bunch of extra figures for me when she bought the game.

dsa_shea
01-03-12, 06:33 PM
We got our 3 pack in today from Amazon containing Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom. I decided to check Amazon before I opened it and see that this set is going for a minimum of 90 bucks. It is tempting but who is really going to pay that much for this? I guess there are stupid people out there but I just don't think I could rip someone off like that.

Liver&Onions
01-03-12, 07:32 PM
We got our 3 pack in today from Amazon containing Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom. I decided to check Amazon before I opened it and see that this set is going for a minimum of 90 bucks. It is tempting but who is really going to pay that much for this? I guess there are stupid people out there but I just don't think I could rip someone off like that.

I can. I'll buy it from you for cost, then resell it. Sound good?

dsa_shea
01-03-12, 07:38 PM
I can. I'll buy it from you for cost, then resell it. Sound good?

lol! No! I already opened it and my daughter is getting ready to put them to use.

Decker
01-03-12, 07:49 PM
I get what you were saying, shea. It's one thing to gouge some idiot who wants to overpay for an Amazon pre-order code. It's another to take advantage of a parent who just wants to make their kid happy. I'm with you on that....though I still haven't given my boy the still-sealed Sonic Boom I bought for him.

BTW : My son went back to school wearing his Skylander T-shirt his aunt got him for Christmas. He loves it and I think it looks great on him.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/UpnCOCiywwfNuZHNwhOG0ccEZKsozRj3l9Po7Lo7vxIeOOX0Ep68yb9hWYtI-A-T3lNKmdZAp-ixAOScx4rRlLCOG9Ln4iwyEkBVI1MQRhVlyQ3_V913yKxkVGFCIRz0J-ivMRiua_HxiAw6pmQW_Hg5WWQM1dME_QWZH2b4oSjmF6E2wf8TSosOF2AsVveQ88aTr25LPqGV3muuXnq0uDamOpMqbmlPjnc090 8=s220-c

Liver&Onions
01-03-12, 08:21 PM
An idiot is an idiot, imo. Like the dude who bought my ipod touch when they first came out...because I got mine 2 days early, he was willing to spend $200 more just to have it. I was willing to part with it and wait 2 more days.

Michael Corvin
01-03-12, 08:59 PM
Gotta love the idiots. I think my best score off ebay idiots was dumping the "rare" Wii component cables at launch for $175. That more than paid for my own set a few weeks later at the normal $30.

Draven
01-03-12, 09:09 PM
I sold a PS2 right after they launched for $600 bucks. Didn't feel bad about it at all. Some guy in England bought it for his nephew in the States. I shipped it to the nephew and he got it before Xmas. Everyone was happy.

And I managed to get that Stealth Elf/Sonic Boom/Wrecking Ball pack from Target last week. Haven't seen any Skylanders on store shelves since then. Insanity.

Decker
01-03-12, 10:08 PM
My son ran up to me this evening:
"Dad, guess what Prisim Break poops out? Crystals!"
That should be on the packaging.

Goldberg74
01-04-12, 08:41 PM
My son ran up to me this evening:
"Dad, guess what Prisim Break poops out? Crystals!"
That should be on the packaging.
When I got Stump Smash my kids couldn't stop laughing: "He pukes acorns!" :lol:

DaveNinja
01-05-12, 12:21 PM
picked up 2 three packs from two different targets this weekend. hex,zap,dinorang and drobot,flameslinger,stumpsmash

i picked flame slinger to be 'my guy' and levelled him up to 10 and bought all the upgrades.
its tough having to pick which upgrade tree to go; i wonder what i missed out on
i still havent beaten the game; the battle against Kaos is tough

Michael Corvin
01-05-12, 04:44 PM
Stopped in Gamestop at lunch. They just got a shipment (a whopping 6 figs) and hadn't even put them out yet. This "craze" must have really caught Activision off guard. Grabbed Drobot and Sonic Boom.

I still need a fire guy though.

dsa_shea
01-05-12, 09:00 PM
Stopped in Gamestop at lunch. They just got a shipment (a whopping 6 figs) and hadn't even put them out yet. This "craze" must have really caught Activision off guard. Grabbed Drobot and Sonic Boom.

I still need a fire guy though.

I actually think that Activision knew what they were doing and are still too busy counting their money than getting some more figures out there.

dsa_shea
01-06-12, 11:15 PM
My local TRUS received several individual characters today so if you're needing to grab some keep your eyes peeled. There are also like 10 characters or so that haven't even been released yet.

dsa_shea
01-07-12, 12:03 AM
Here is an updated pic with our added characters. Once they're all released it will likely take a panoramic shot to get them all in.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2012-01-06225352.jpg

Michael Corvin
01-07-12, 12:18 PM
My local TRUS received several individual characters today so if you're needing to grab some keep your eyes peeled. There are also like 10 characters or so that haven't even been released yet.

Hmm, might have to make a run over there. Too bad they over charge for them.

foxdvd
01-07-12, 12:23 PM
Here is an updated pic with our added characters. Once they're all released it will likely take a panoramic shot to get them all in.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2012-01-06225352.jpg

Robert Kotick

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvbl78exv31qf6xk1.jpg

dsa_shea
01-07-12, 01:43 PM
Hmm, might have to make a run over there. Too bad they over charge for them.

They have them on sale right now. 2 for 15 plus tax but I'm sure it ends at the end of the day.

Michael Corvin
01-07-12, 09:18 PM
:lol: How generous of them to offer a deal that basically makes them SRP.

Decker
01-07-12, 09:50 PM
I was at TRU today and they've changed the price of the individual figures to $9.99 now. They had like 20 Boomers and one Wrecking Balll at my store, along with some of the three packs. I forgot to check what they were charging for those sets.

dsa_shea
01-07-12, 11:40 PM
:lol: How generous of them to offer a deal that basically makes them SRP.

I know but it is either get them for this price or pay exorbitant amount for them online. It seems that TRUS is the only place in my area that has received any stock so far this year. Also, it looks like a handful of new characters will be released in the next week or so with the rest following in the next few months. There are 12 characters that we don't have and only 2 of those have even been released as exclusives.

BobO'Link
01-08-12, 09:05 AM
I was at TRU today and they've changed the price of the individual figures to $9.99 now. They had like 20 Boomers and one Wrecking Balll at my store, along with some of the three packs. I forgot to check what they were charging for those sets.
As the $9.99 single matches the new online price I'd expect the three packs to be $24.99 as that's what they are charging online for those and the Adventure packs.

dsa_shea
01-08-12, 04:02 PM
I think Wal-mart and other places will still carry the singles for 7.99 and 3-packs for 19.99. I will just avoid getting any figures at TRUS unless they have a deal going on or an exclusive figure.

DaveNinja
01-09-12, 12:16 PM
beat the game this weekend. final boss was a lot easier with 2 people. now i have to go and level up all my characters and find the rest of the secret stuff

dsa_shea
01-09-12, 06:49 PM
From what I've read we may not see the release of all the characters until June. That would be a huge mistake in my opinion.

Michael Corvin
01-09-12, 07:27 PM
The more I play, the more I think we have decent enough characters to not have to worry about collecting them all.

So far:

Magic - Spyro (lvl 8) our highest level and pretty powerful
Earth - Dinorang
Water - Zap (seems better than Gil Grunt)
Tech - Trigger Happy (pretty cool leveled up, second to Spyro but Drobot is getting some action lately)

Life - Stealth Elf (not so hot)
Undead - Hex (sucks, but still a lvl 1)
Air - Sonic Boom (haven't opened yet)
Fire - haven't found one yet

So does anyone recommend a better character for the bottom 4 classes? Or should we stick with 'em and upgrade until they are better?

Decker
01-09-12, 07:54 PM
Chop Chop is pretty good for undead and I like Flameslinger for fire. My son loves Stump Smash for Life, but I think Stealth Elf is pretty useful and has a health regen which can help out a lot. There's a three pack of Chop Chop, Eruptor (Fire) and Bash (Earth) if you want a set of ones you don't have. I think as long as you have one of each genre, you're fine.

BobO'Link
01-09-12, 08:54 PM
The more I play, the more I think we have decent enough characters to not have to worry about collecting them all.

So far:

Magic - Spyro (lvl 8) our highest level and pretty powerful
Earth - Dinorang
Water - Zap (seems better than Gil Grunt)
Tech - Trigger Happy (pretty cool leveled up, second to Spyro but Drobot is getting some action lately)

Life - Stealth Elf (not so hot)
Undead - Hex (sucks, but still a lvl 1)
Air - Sonic Boom (haven't opened yet)
Fire - haven't found one yet

So does anyone recommend a better character for the bottom 4 classes? Or should we stick with 'em and upgrade until they are better?
We just opened Zap and, as you indicate, it does seem better than Gil Grunt, although the waterjet flying upgrade with Gil Grunt is pretty cool. I love Trigger Happy and play with him quite a bit. That laugh...

On the bottom 4 we do not have any Life characters. I'd wanted to check out the game Christmas before spending too much and didn't order that 3 pack with Stump Smash I'd wanted - hopefully there'll be some stock of either this or Stealth Elf locally soon.

Hex is pretty good once she's been leveled up. Not "great" but sufficient at this point - I believe we have her at level 5 or 6 and I've done a couple of Hero Quests with her. We've also purchased several upgrades which help (these are better then leveling up). I just ordered the Darklight Crypt Pack to get the extra level and Ghost Roaster. Guess we'll find out just how good an Undead character Hex is once that arrives. Of course, it'll be an indeterminate length of time before this occurs as it's on BO from amazon.

For Fire we have Eruptor. He's not bad right now but we just opened him a few days ago and haven't done as much upgrading on him yet. The "standard" alternate attack is pretty cool. The primary attack (shoots flame balls) seems somewhat weak right now but I'm sure that'll change once a few upgrades have been done.

The only Air we have is Sonic Boom. He's *excellent*. Gets better and better as you level up and purchase upgrades. He and Spyro seem similarly equiped - but we've not really done as much with Spyro as with Sonic Boom. Currently, he's the most played character in our collection.

Here's something we found that's quite fun...

If you have the Pirate Adventure Pack you can get the tresure chest bonus over and over and over and over... It works *great* on the "home" landing. When placed on the portal, it'll appear in one of several pre-determined locations, one of which is very close to the upgrade fairy (another is in the ruins in that area). Place and replace the chest on the portal to get the chese in either of those locasions, get the treasure, visit the fairy (or just talk to any other character) and the treasure will be available again - no need to remove and replace the Treasure Chest figure on the portal each time. You can quickly rack up the dough for those upgrades. Another cool thing about this expansion is that once you've travelled to the level with the Pirate Ship you do not have to put the ship back on the portal to re-visit the area. It'll be there every time you play that particular game. You could take the Pirate Ship to a friends house to unlock the area for them and take your ship back home. They'll still have the level any time they want on that game. Of course if they delete that saved game they'll lose the level.

Michael Corvin
01-09-12, 09:13 PM
Awesome. Thanks a ton Bob. Sounds like I need that treasure chest. :lol: I do have a co-worker with the Pirate expansion, so I'll have to hit him up to unlock the level.

Sounds like I need to open Sonic Boom. I've seen Eruptor in stores a few times, but he never struck me as a must have/or even all that cool. I guess I'll hold out on a different "fire."

Raul3
01-10-12, 10:27 AM
I read this thread from time to time, I don't have the game, and I get more scared every time.

Decker
01-10-12, 11:03 AM
Heads-up. Amazon is selling a bundle of previously exclusive figures (Whilwind, Drill Sargent and Double Trouble) for $18.27 (http://www.amazon.com/Activision-Skylanders-Adventure-Nintendo-3DS-6304300630570063049006306200/dp/B006TPS728/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1326211317&sr=8-8) shipped in 2-3 weeks. Good deal.

Edison
01-10-12, 11:28 AM
Heads-up. Amazon is selling a bundle of previously exclusive figures (Whilwind, Drill Sargent and Double Trouble) for $18.27 (http://www.amazon.com/Activision-Skylanders-Adventure-Nintendo-3DS-6304300630570063049006306200/dp/B006TPS728/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1326211317&sr=8-8) shipped in 2-3 weeks. Good deal.

Yeah, that is supposed to be one of the January release packs. Hopefully that is about the time they show up locally since I was never able to find a Whirlwind.

Decker
01-10-12, 11:58 AM
Whirlwind is kinda lame actually. You're better off with Sonic Boom.

DaveNinja
01-10-12, 12:16 PM
stealth elf is great once leveled up; tons of damage.

flame slinger is excellent for fire. once skilled up, he can take out everything on the screen really quickly and also he has a 'run' ability

Michael Corvin
01-10-12, 02:21 PM
Both Toys R Us and Best Buy got a shipment in today. Nothing out of the ordinary, just singles and three packs. None of the expansion packs or new characters(if they did they didn't last until lunch, but it sounded like the guy at TRU just put 'em out).

I did nab Flameslinger, Wrecking Ball and the Eruptor, Bash, & Chop Chop triple pack. After using reward zone certs at both stores I was only out $15, bringing my grand total spent on Skylanders(+ 15 figs) out of pocket to $55. :up: I can live with that.

The Facebook Skylanders page announced the Empire of Ice Adventure Pack yesterday which comes with Slam Bam.

dsa_shea
01-10-12, 03:47 PM
Supposedly that new 3 pack comes out on the 16th. We shall see but that is what I have read in more than one place.

MasterofDVD
01-10-12, 07:02 PM
I'm not sure if the game glitched or if my brain is scrambled from gaming all day today. I'm at Treetop Terrace and it seems like half the pads don't want to work for me. The blue ones that toss you into the air work fine but it's the red ones that keep screwing me. I'll get trapped in the area after the rolling barrels and thanks to the red pad not transporting me I get trapped. I've watched YouTube vids where people simply touch the pads and are zapped away. I'm rebooting my system now to try one last time.

* Luckily a reboot of the system fixed it. That was a close one. *

DaveNinja
01-11-12, 12:14 PM
yeah i got stuck on a level (goblins cutting down trees) when it bugged out and wouldnt open one of those doors where you need to kill on the enemies even after i killed them all. luckily restarting the zone fixed it.

superdeluxe
01-11-12, 12:27 PM
I read this thread from time to time, I don't have the game, and I get more scared every time.

Sounds interesting..wish my toddler was older so I could justify getting this for him *cough*

Draven
01-11-12, 02:11 PM
My son had a bug where he replaces a character on the portal and it froze on the animation of bringing a new one in. The PS3 itself wasn't frozen (I could still get to the XMB) and even the game wasn't frozen because I tried turning the portal off and the message came up that it needed to be on. It just wouldn't go.

Then I had to explain to my son that he'll have to redo that level because sometimes video games just don't work quite right :)

Michael Corvin
01-11-12, 02:33 PM
Yeah, we've had some glitches too. Usually getting stuck on scenery to the point where we have to quit to the hub world and lose progress.

BobO'Link
01-11-12, 09:14 PM
Amazon has a few of the singles and a three pack curently in stock.

Singles are (http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros-Adventure-Stump-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B0056G25DS/ref=lh_ni_t):
Bash
Drobot
Prism Break
Stump Smash
VooDood

And a lone three pack:
Zap, Hex, DinoRang (http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros-Adventure-Character-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B0050SVEKW/ref=pd_sim_vg_13)

A associate at Target told me this morning they were told by corporate to expect some new figures "in 2-3 weeks". They were also told this was due to manufacturing being behind and having issues catching up. Imagine that - the "sold out" unexpected Christmas hit having issues catching up... :D

dsa_shea
01-11-12, 11:15 PM
If any of you guys happen upon the new 3 pack or the Empire of Ice Adventure pack please post here. It looks like some people around the country are getting their hands on them.

Spiderbite
01-12-12, 10:57 AM
I need a fire dude for my kid and then he will have at least one of all the elements. Had I know it was going to be this difficult after x-mas, I would have bought one of each element before then but I had no idea if my kid would like the game or not either...which of course he loves.

Groucho
01-12-12, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the heads up on Amazon!

Decker
01-12-12, 11:14 AM
Here is an updated pic with our added characters. Once they're all released it will likely take a panoramic shot to get them all in.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2012-01-06225352.jpg

Just for fun, I'd like to re-post the second post in this thread:



I thought about it but then thought again and realized that it would likely suck up more of my living room space with very little use. I did read that the figures actually store the leveling up right inside so you can take them and use them elsewhere. I also read that there are somewhere around 20 additional figures at 20 bucks for each 3 pack. That is a lot of extra loot to spend.

Michael Corvin
01-12-12, 11:40 AM
If any of you guys happen upon the new 3 pack or the Empire of Ice Adventure pack please post here.

Courtesy of CAG, pre-order up at Wal-Mart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Skylanders-Adventure-Pack-Empire-of-Ice-Wii-Wii/19721313). Ships on 1/24.

No pick-up option, so with tax and shipping my order was a hair over $23 and will arrive around 2/1.

Draven
01-12-12, 12:32 PM
Amazon has a few of the singles and a three pack curently in stock.

Singles are (http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros-Adventure-Stump-Nintendo-3DS/dp/B0056G25DS/ref=lh_ni_t):
Bash
Drobot
Prism Break
Stump Smash
VooDood



Thanks for this - only ones I could get for regular price were VooDood and Bash, but I'll take what I can get.

Courtesy of CAG, pre-order up at Wal-Mart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Skylanders-Adventure-Pack-Empire-of-Ice-Wii-Wii/19721313). Ships on 1/24.

No pick-up option, so with tax and shipping my order was a hair over $23 and will arrive around 2/1.

Thanks for this too - ordered!

dsa_shea
01-12-12, 01:09 PM
Just for fun, I'd like to re-post the second post in this thread:

A little thing called Christmas came along and changed all of that.

Michael Corvin
01-12-12, 05:08 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a76/MCorvin/fdfdfb86.jpg

Best Buy!

dsa_shea
01-12-12, 06:16 PM
Nice! Hopefully we will see them around here soon. Thanks!

Michael Corvin
01-13-12, 07:19 PM
So I was messing around and apparently you can play with Skylanders still in the package. So theoretically you could buy one of each Skylander class, finish the game and return them all. :lol: Then the next person that buys them gets a leveled up character.

Hell, you could level them up in the package and make it a selling point on ebay. :lol:

I assume this only works with the individual characters. I haven't tried the 3 pack or adventure sets yet, but I have a few of those unopened I'll try later.

fujishig
01-13-12, 07:46 PM
Is that Link's shield?

BobO'Link
01-14-12, 09:45 AM
I was notified by amazon that my order of Stump Smash and VooDood has shipped. We'll *finally* have one of each element! The kids will be very excited when we go by one of those "life" portals, one says "gee - wish we had one of those", and I pull out Stump Smash - Surprise! :)

Michael Corvin
01-14-12, 11:43 AM
The kids will be very excited when we go by one of those "life" portals, one says "gee - wish we had one of those", and I pull out Stump Smash - Surprise! :)

I'm holding our Fire and Air ones hostage. My 7 y.o. has to finish a book before she gets Flameslinger. It's especially bugging her because she needs a fire guy for the totem pole in the hub world. I haven't come up with a challenge/job for her to do for the other one yet.

edstein
01-14-12, 12:09 PM
I've been looking around town and I haven't seen any skylanders except for the mega pack, ds pack and standard game pack. Figures and three packs are none existent.

dsa_shea
01-15-12, 03:20 PM
I found out that some of the stores had the new 3 packs and ice pack in my area but it had to be while I'm at home sick. I guess I'll have to wait until they get them back in as they sold out within hours of getting them.

DMeaks
01-15-12, 05:00 PM
I just picked up Empire of Ice @ Best Buy 2 days ago. Most all stores have been out of stock of add-on adventures and characters for awhile. I've been constantly checking stock on Best Buys website. Then the other day some showed up, I called and had them hold Darklight Crypt for me. The guy told me it was the last one on the shelf. When I got there I picked up the Crypt at customer service but went back to the games area to see if anything else was around and saw Empire of Ice on the shelf (last one). They also had a 3pack (Eruptor, Bash, and Chop Chop), ones I didn't have. I bought the Xbox 360 starter, two 3-packs, Pirate Seas, and one single (Flameslinger) for Christmas. The Christmas purchase covered all the elements, but now the kids love it so much that wanted a few more, but more so the add-on adventures. It's a great game. Just went through the Crypt and looking forward to Ice. At this point not to worried about getting more characters just the adventures. The good thing at Christmas was being able to have Best Buy price match all the other stores. So received the starter for $59.99 (matching Target) and got Pirate Sea free (matching ToyRus) and now I'm using reward zone certificates from that purchase to get the other stuff now.
Looking forward to getting Dragon's Peak to keep the adventure going!

dsa_shea
01-15-12, 05:07 PM
None of the Gamestops that I called that had them in stock would hold them for me so I didn't bother trying to race across town. I was feeling like shite yesterday and was curious to see if they came out and called a few stores and some of them had some but not one would hold any for me. As long as I can find them in the next few weeks for my daughter's upcoming birthday then it will be alright.

Edit: 10,000th post!!!!

Michael Corvin
01-16-12, 08:30 AM
Well the 16th rumors were correct. Stopped by Target on the way to work and grabbed the new Whirlwind, Double Trouble & Drill Sargent 3-pack.

They hadn't unboxed them yet, so they let me go through them. They had four boxes. 3 boxes were Adventure packs (looks like 2 Empire of Ice packs per box, 2 Pirate and 2 Darklight), and 1 box of character 3-packs. There were 2 of the new character packs.

They didn't get any singles, so no sign of Cynder, but it looks like he'll also be a part of a new triple pack with Lightning Rod and Zook.

LorenzoL
01-16-12, 08:51 AM
I'm so glad that I'm not into this game because reading peoples' comments in search of the figures remind me of the days that I used to collect the McFarlane sports figures. Going to Toys'R Us and Wal-Mart searching for specific figures was a bad time in my life...

Michael Corvin
01-16-12, 09:00 AM
:lol: It totally scratches that Star Wars collecting itch I had in the 90's. It's all part of the fun. :)

Edison
01-16-12, 12:37 PM
Well the 16th rumors were correct. Stopped by Target on the way to work and grabbed the new Whirlwind, Double Trouble & Drill Sargent 3-pack.

They hadn't unboxed them yet, so they let me go through them. They had four boxes. 3 boxes were Adventure packs (looks like 2 Empire of Ice packs per box, 2 Pirate and 2 Darklight), and 1 box of character 3-packs. There were 2 of the new character packs.

They didn't get any singles, so no sign of Cynder, but it looks like he'll also be a part of a new triple pack with Lightning Rod and Zook.

The first Target I stopped at this morning still had the adventure packs, so I grabbed the Empire of Ice. The store associate told me 2 of the area stores had received singles, but after calling them it seemed to be the last wave (Hex, Dino-rang, etc...). The local Wal-marts haven't gotten anything yet (since last week) or it was wiped out quickly, and one of the Best Buys still show 18 coming.

Goldberg74
01-16-12, 04:37 PM
Went to Best Buy, Target, and Walmart today. Nothing. :(

dsa_shea
01-16-12, 05:43 PM
Got these babies today. Someone is selling a Cynder for over 200 bucks. Only idiots would pay those prices.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2012-01-16162802-1.jpg

The story is that we were driving right in front of a local mall so I decided to call their Gamestop. I asked the guy if they had any Skylanders and he said no but before we ended our conversation the cell lost its connection. I decided to call him back just to let him know that I hadn't hung up on him and while I was talking he said that he had just opened a box that they received and lo and behold those 4 singles were in there. I asked him to hold them and since I was just around the corner he did. It was worth my while to call back and show courtesy. The Empire of Ice pack came from a Target across town and they also held it for me when I called. Today was a lucky day for my daughter. She is getting her birthday presents a month early.

Daryl
01-16-12, 05:48 PM
Finally had some success. Just starting out getting them for my boys. My local Target showed that they had various triple-packs "in-stock" online, so I went up there and found empty shelves. The guys in electronics looked the number up for me and found that they had received a case in the back. They were two of the older sets, nothing new, but I'll take what I can get.

dsa_shea
01-16-12, 08:09 PM
I just took a closer look at some of the auctions on Ebay and many of them are just to reserve the figure for when they come in stock. There are people paying 3-10 times as much to reserve a figure the seller doesn't even have in hand yet. What a crock!

Michael Corvin
01-17-12, 07:10 AM
Got these babies today. Someone is selling a Cynder for over 200 bucks. Only idiots would pay those prices.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/dsa_shea/2012-01-16162802-1.jpg

The story is that we were driving right in front of a local mall so I decided to call their Gamestop. I asked the guy if they had any Skylanders and he said no but before we ended our conversation the cell lost its connection. I decided to call him back just to let him know that I hadn't hung up on him and while I was talking he said that he had just opened a box that they received and lo and behold those 4 singles were in there. I asked him to hold them and since I was just around the corner he did. It was worth my while to call back and show courtesy. The Empire of Ice pack came from a Target across town and they also held it for me when I called. Today was a lucky day for my daughter. She is getting her birthday presents a month early.

Nice. So it seems Gamestop is the only one people are finding Cynder at. I wonder if it's an unofficial/temporary exclusive. I'd much rather get the the triple pack though. Saving a few bucks is always nice.

Daryl
01-17-12, 12:00 PM
I check my local Targets' inventory online this morning and one about 10 miles away had triple-packs listed as in stock. Because I couldn't get there right away, I figured they'd be gone by mid-morning, but at 10:30 they were still showing up as in-stock so I made the trip. Bingo - they had the Empire of Ice pack and two of the Whirlwind/Drill Sergeant/Double Trouble pack, so I grabbed one each. Since me and my boys are new to this, I had no idea that the second pack was new and going for around $60 on eBay. Maybe I should have grabbed the other one they had! ;)

dsa_shea
01-17-12, 06:06 PM
Nice. So it seems Gamestop is the only one people are finding Cynder at. I wonder if it's an unofficial/temporary exclusive. I'd much rather get the the triple pack though. Saving a few bucks is always nice.

I'm down for saving some money as well but once those figures were in my hands I was not going back to the calling and hunting for these. I'd gladly give up a few extra bucks to just have them and be done with it. I could probably sell the Cynder by itself and pay for the whole lot of them but I'm not interested in ripping people off.

BobO'Link
01-17-12, 06:28 PM
Target online showed that the store here had some 3-packs. I went by just before noon to be told they *did* have some this morning but "they're gone now". I didn't have enough time to check GameStop and BB even though they are in the same mall.

I got back to the office to find that Amazon had a few back in stock:

Drobot
Bash
VooDood

These 3 currently show to be in stock, but nothing else.

When I saw this I went ahead and ordered Bash and Drobot since we already have at least 1 other character from each 3-pack in which those can be found. With a couple of other recent purchases we're down to needing only Flameslinger, Chop Chop, Wrecking Ball, and Stealth Elf from the initial releases. I'm hoping that those four, Cynder, and the 3-pack with Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant, and Double Trouble show up before long. I can wait though.

boredsilly
01-17-12, 11:05 PM
I know the pokemon people are shitting themselves that they didn't come up with this idea.

edstein
01-18-12, 01:41 AM
Asked at my BB today and they said they've been back-ordered for 6 weeks but that some should be coming in on Thursday morning. We'll see.

foxdvd
01-18-12, 01:43 PM
starter pack is now 49 bucks new all versions at gamestop.com....

Michael Corvin
01-18-12, 01:50 PM
I've been having luck tracking singles (http://www.zoolert.com/skylanders-spyros-adventure-character-pack-in-stock-tracker/) here and adventure packs (http://mail.zoolert.com/skylanders-spyro-adventure-character-3-pack-in-stock-tracker/) here. Just keep the window open, it refreshes itself every 60 seconds.

I'm not spending $10+ shipping on TRU and some of the other sites. But I have managed to snag a couple singles off Amazon for the proper $8.

UncleGramps
01-18-12, 01:56 PM
Thanks for posting that link. Very helpful!

DMeaks
01-18-12, 02:22 PM
Well, I thought I was done getting characters, until my daughter saw the soul gem video for Whirlwind. She fell in love with the rainbow effect. So have been checking the past few days for the Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant, Double Trouble 3-pack. One Target I went to at lunch time, which stated online as in stock, didn't have any 3-packs left. They did receive six 3-packs, with one of them being the Whirlwind pack. The employee said one guy came in first thing and bought four 3-packs, and another person bought the other two. That was within the first hour the store was open. I'd say there inventory system isn't very timely being that 4 hours later it was still stating "in stock" online.

Anyways, I had to run some errands early this morning, so thought I'd check stock online for BestBuy and Target. Best Buy had nothing, but a different Target listed 3-packs in stock. I got there at 7:50 and waited outside the door. I was the only one there and when they opened at 8 went right to the games section to find six 3-packs. Four of them were Stealth Elf, Wrecking Ball, Sonic Boom and the other two Whirlwind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant. So it looks like stock is slowly coming around again, it just takes persistence to get what you want.

So the other video my daughter saw that she liked was Camo. Is that one out yet or is it coming in an adventure set?

Michael Corvin
01-18-12, 02:46 PM
Camo is part of a three pack with Warnado & Ignitor, due out in the Spring along with the Dragon’s Peak Adventure Pack which comes with Sunburn.

*edit - just got through on the TRU Legendary set. :bdance:

** edit - using zoolert I also managed to snag the final 3 I needed for a full set of released figs so far. (3DS figs excluded)

MasterofDVD
01-18-12, 06:24 PM
Stopped by about 7 different stores today and finally got lucky at our very last stop. Wal-Mart had only 1 life element so we picked up Stump Smash and we picked up Sonic Boom as well. Now we have 1 of every element. Now to pick up the cooler looking figures here and there as I see them.

Alternative3
01-19-12, 10:29 AM
My frustration at the lack of finding an individual character is finally over. I finally found Sonic Boom for my daughter.

I accidentally got caught up in this skylanders madness through a bone headed move on my part. I bought the game for my kid for X-mas. She wanted Sonic Boom character very badly. She had christmas money to spend.

Shortly after Christmas, we went to Target. They had two Sonic Boom's. I then thought, lets go to best buy and see if they have it, that way I can use my reward zone card to add to my points!

We went to best buy, they didn't have it of course, went right back to target and the sonic booms were gone. I felt tremendous guilt over this.

And ever since I have peeked into Target, Wal mart, Game Stop and Toys r us to see if I can find that damned sonic boom for my kid. Nothing, nada all this time. No way I was gonna pay the outrageous prices on Amazon and ebay for it either.

Finally got it yesterday on amazon for regular price. If I had just bought the damned thing at Target that night, I would have never have known or cared about the lack of in stock items for Skylanders characters. Crazy.

dsa_shea
01-19-12, 01:18 PM
Just a few more characters to get once they release and this will all be over until the next game releases with a whole new slew of them. i guess I have found some fun in it and a little nostalgia taking me back to the days of collecting cards and action coins from slurpees as well as action figures.

Michael Corvin
01-19-12, 01:36 PM
There's still a few left, but I have zero doubt this will quickly be a yearly release so that Activision can run it into the ground like every other popular franchise they've ever touched.

What's left:
Wham-shell
Warnado
Lightning Rod
Sunburn
Zook
Camo

dsa_shea
01-19-12, 03:24 PM
Will Ignitor ever see an individual or a 3 pack release?

Michael Corvin
01-19-12, 03:27 PM
Ignitor: Single pack Easter, Triple pack in June.

Source (http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/collecting_wii_spyro-skylanders.htm#firstwave)

dsa_shea
01-19-12, 06:59 PM
So the next three pack and adventure pack are coming out around Easter?

Michael Corvin
01-19-12, 07:49 PM
That's what it says. :lol:

dsa_shea
01-19-12, 08:10 PM
That's what it says. :lol:

Where are you getting the info from? All I've read is speculation from various people.

Michael Corvin
01-19-12, 09:44 PM
Well, the link above says rumored. I just started using that site, but I've been following this one (http://1uponu.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/list-of-skylanders-potential-release-dates/) for a couple weeks and they were right on with the latest batch.

Edison
01-20-12, 10:42 AM
Where are you getting the info from? All I've read is speculation from various people.

I think a lot of it stems from a foreign Skylanders catalog posted in this auction listing (http://www.ebay.de/itm/SKYLANDERS-KATALOG-sehr-geringe-Auflage-Deutsch-/250957288344) that someone on Gamefaqs posted at the end of last year.

I'm really liking Slam Bam. I'm not much for the up close melee characters as I prefer ranged attacks, but I'm enjoying him maybe because I can send the ice prisons out from a distance and then pummel them.

Goldberg74
01-20-12, 11:27 AM
Jackpot at the new TRU of 410 & San Pedro.

Dozens of single characters (Prism Break, Bash, Voodood, and Drobot) and about 4-5 of the three-packs (Dino Rang, Hex, Zap & Bash, Voodood, Drobot).

Too bad I have them all already. :(

Michael Corvin
01-20-12, 11:44 AM
I'm really liking Slam Bam. I'm not much for the up close melee characters as I prefer ranged attacks, but I'm enjoying him maybe because I can send the ice prisons out from a distance and then pummel them.

Yeah, I started out with Trigger Happy, but have transitioned to Stealth Elf(melee) just to see if she'd be any good leveled up. Just bought some kick-ass hovering blades, that attack in coordination with the melee attack, last night.

Daryl
01-20-12, 12:45 PM
Target continues to be my go-to spot, using their mobile app to check inventory. Saw a few of them near me had individual figures in stock, but I had a meeting this morning. By the time that was over, the store closest to me was out of stock, so I headed out to one a little further out that still said in-stock. Bingo. They had about 30 figures on the shelves (maybe 15 or so different ones), and 6-8 of the triple packs/pirate ship/darklight crypt. I had to laugh since I had been slowly acquiring all of these one or two at a time the last 7-10 days via Amazon, Best Buy, etc - when I could have just waited and hit the motherlode here. Anyway, grabbed a Cynder, left one for the next man.

Goldberg74
01-20-12, 01:25 PM
Through the zooLert links I was able to score Prism Break and Flameslinger.

All I need now is the Darklight Crypt and Ghost Roaster.

Groucho
01-20-12, 01:43 PM
zooLert is awesome. I've managed to get one of each element for my son in two days just by watching it.

Michael Corvin
01-20-12, 01:49 PM
Went through the list again, and apparently I'm still missing Boomer. No such luck on Zoolert in the past two days though(through Amazon).

Goldberg74
01-20-12, 02:05 PM
Target continues to be my go-to spot, using their mobile app to check inventory. Saw a few of them near me had individual figures in stock, but I had a meeting this morning. By the time that was over, the store closest to me was out of stock, so I headed out to one a little further out that still said in-stock. Bingo. They had about 30 figures on the shelves (maybe 15 or so different ones), and 6-8 of the triple packs/pirate ship/darklight crypt. I had to laugh since I had been slowly acquiring all of these one or two at a time the last 7-10 days via Amazon, Best Buy, etc - when I could have just waited and hit the motherlode here. Anyway, grabbed a Cynder, left one for the next man.

Thanks for the tip. The app is awesome! There was a store not far from me that I rarely go to that had a ton! Three different three-packs (including Whirl Wind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant) and a dozen different singles!

Still need the Crypt.

Goldberg74
01-20-12, 02:06 PM
Went through the list again, and apparently I'm still missing Boomer. No such luck on Zoolert in the past two days though(through Amazon).there's a Boomer in front of me, want me to snag it for you?

Edit: I'm getting it. If you don't want it, I'll take it back.

Edison
01-20-12, 07:42 PM
I scored at Target today, got there and the associate was filling the shelves. Snagged the Whirlwind/Drill Sergeant/Double Trouble triple pack, and they also had the Empire adventure set but I already had it. The singles they got though seemed to be the second wave (Hex, Dino-rang, etc...). A guy and his wife were standing there with the Empire set, and a couple of the singles and said he had found a bunch of the new singles this morning at Toys'R Us. I headed over there and grabbed Cynder they had a lot of the wave 3 new singles (Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant, Double Trouble, etc...).

So I'm caught up with the ones I want for now, unless I find a silver/gold variant somewhere.

Michael Corvin
01-20-12, 11:29 PM
Scored Cynder at Target. Here's everyone but VooDood (arriving tomorrow) and Boomer (might have to take you up on that offer Goldberg)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a76/MCorvin/d6e35b74.jpg

Draven
01-21-12, 02:36 AM
Stopped by Best Buy before work this morning and managed to get Stump Smash and Prism Break. When I got home, Cynder was waiting from Amazon. Except it wasn't Cynder (which I ordered)...it was Drill Sergeant. Which I would have taken but I've got him coming in that three-pack from Amazon as well at the end of the month. Trying to see if they will exchange it but the site is being weird about the return.

BobO'Link
01-21-12, 07:53 AM
So... what is everyone doing for storage?

I keep forgetting to look at tackle boxes with adjustable compartments (the main method for Heroclix) but tend to think that might be the best solution. The "official" cases are more overpriced than the scalpers price for figures.

Michael Corvin
01-21-12, 08:00 AM
So has anyone found a good area/level for power levelling/earning money? I think Pirate Seas is a good one. I play until i get to the second card round and restart the level. I went from a 6 to 10 in about 30 minutes with Stealth Elf.

edstein
01-21-12, 09:22 AM
I picked up Stump Smash and Prism Break at Walmart a couple of days ago. We still need a fire element.

Edison
01-21-12, 11:26 AM
I picked up Stump Smash and Prism Break at Walmart a couple of days ago. We still need a fire element.

Check the NE Target (Eruptor), or Toys'R Us (Flameslinger & Eruptor) they had a bunch yesterday afternoon.

So... what is everyone doing for storage?

I keep forgetting to look at tackle boxes with adjustable compartments (the main method for Heroclix) but tend to think that might be the best solution. The "official" cases are more overpriced than the scalpers price for figures.

I use the Stanley Sort Master Jr. from Wal-Mart. They sell a single for $11.97 but you can get a 3 pack for $15.97 shrink wrapped together. They are in the hardware section with the tool boxes. Here are a couple shots (not my photos)...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/zerox101/PC170277.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/zerox101/PC170278.jpg

Michael Corvin
01-21-12, 12:06 PM
Nice. I've been looking for one of those cases for a couple years now for all my card games. I bought one years ago(and filled it), and haven't been able to find a similar one since.

BobO'Link
01-21-12, 12:33 PM
I use the Stanley Sort Master Jr. from Wal-Mart. They sell a single for $11.97 but you can get a 3 pack for $15.97 shrink wrapped together. They are in the hardware section with the tool boxes...
Thanks! That's exactly what I have in mind and was hoping to find. That looks to be similar to what the guys at the LCS use for Heroclix. Now I just have to remember to look for them the next time I'm in the store. :)

edstein
01-21-12, 05:36 PM
Picked up Chop Chop, Double Trouble, and Drill Sargent at TRU today. BB, Walmart, and Target were still bone dry.

dsa_shea
01-21-12, 07:38 PM
I'm trying to find some for a few friends and everywhere around here is back to having zero in stock.

dsa_shea
01-22-12, 05:40 PM
Has anyone played the Spyro's Universe online game? It is ok but takes forever sometimes to load from one thing to the next.

Goldberg74
01-23-12, 09:59 AM
Something labeled Adventure Pack Assortment was in the Gold Box on Amazon this morning for $18.99 shipping in 1-4 weeks.

It showed a pic of the Pirate Seas Adventure Pack but that has it's own listing. So I took the gamble and hoping they send either the Crypt or the Empire of Ice (that would be nice).

So now to play the waiting game. ;)

Michael Corvin
01-23-12, 10:16 AM
So the kids and I leveled up a few characters this weekend:

Spyro(lvl. 10): Very powerful and fast. I'd say it's a must, to max out Spyro.

Stealth Elf (lvl. 10): Proficient in her blade attacks and a complete bad ass. My favorite.

Drobot (lvl. 10): Proficient in blade gears. Doesn't do a lot of damage and is too slow. Hovering ability seems useless.

Hex (lvl. 9): Close to being proficient in Orb ability. She moves too slow and orb attack is too slow. Not impressed.

I think I'm going to tackle Dino-rang or Terrafin next. The kids don't seem to use them too often.

Goldberg74
01-23-12, 10:19 AM
I think I'm going to tackle Dino-rang or Terrafin next. The kids don't seem to use them too often.We leveled out Stump Smash over the weekend. That dude is tough!

DMeaks
01-23-12, 12:16 PM
So has anyone found a good area/level for power levelling/earning money? I think Pirate Seas is a good one. I play until i get to the second card round and restart the level. I went from a 6 to 10 in about 30 minutes with Stealth Elf.

I've been leveling up quickly with the "Crawling Catacombs". All those spiders rack up a lot of points. I had one character level up three times on that level. I've also been using the Hidden Dragon Treasure piece to get extra money from all the levels.

dsa_shea
01-23-12, 02:51 PM
I leveled up Slam Bam to lvl 10 in just a couple of hours of play. I really like his character as he moves rather quickly and can freeze most enemies and then bash them.

Goldberg74
01-23-12, 10:19 PM
Got Flameslinger in the mail today... he's one fiesty little punk. That flame trail circle thingy is cool. Can't wait to level him up all the way.

My son reset Drobot today. He wanted to upgrade him on the other "path."

Michael Corvin
01-24-12, 07:58 AM
It sucks that you can't just reallocate your money to try it a different way (ala Borderlands).

MasterofDVD
01-24-12, 11:03 AM
Thanks for posting pics of that Stanley case. I went right out after work last night and snagged the 3 pack.

edstein
01-24-12, 02:40 PM
If you don't need 3, Lowes has those cases for $9.

MasterofDVD
01-24-12, 07:00 PM
I was bored/curious again today so I hit up Toys R Us, Target and K-Mart. The only store to have anything was K-Mart and I am guessing that is because our local store is a hell hole with less customers. I picked up the Empires of Ice set and they had the Crypt and Pirate sets as well. Still only saw 1 single figure pack all day.

BobO'Link
01-24-12, 08:09 PM
Target here got at least 2 each of 8 different characters Monday. But we have one of each of what they had. Bummer... At least they're starting to show up.

Since I was already at the mall I went by BB and got the most unhelpful/rude associate/stocker/idot ever when I simply asked if they had any in stock. Of course that's about par for this store. Just one more reason to stay away. I'd rather go to K-Mart and *that's* saying a *lot* as ours mirrors the one visited by MasterofDVD. You don't go there actually looking for anything as they never have ad items in stock.

DMeaks
01-25-12, 03:33 PM
I just bought the Stanley Jr. cases at Wal-mart. They had them for $8 each. Both cases are packed full, with characters and adventure pieces, with the Pirate Ship not in a case. It seems to be a difficult piece to get in there.

As for characters, there were about 15 to 20 single packs, mostly Prism Break and Drobot, at the Wal-mart and three 3 packs. Nothing new though.

BobO'Link
01-27-12, 06:28 PM
Neither of the WMs here had the Stanley storage units. I've not yet been by Lowes. BUT one of the WMs had quite a few 3 packs today. I picked up:

Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom (we already own a Sonic Boom so it may go back if I can get WB & SE at regular price in the next couple of weeks or so)
Whirlwind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant

They had 3-4 of the "Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom" set and 3-4 of the "Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash" one. I got the *only* copy of "Whirlwind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant" on the shelf. I'm very pleased with today's finds!

Michael Corvin
01-27-12, 08:40 PM
They had 3-4 of the "Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom" set and 3-4 of the "Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash" one.

My WM had the same ones today. Grabbed a couple of the Stealth Elf 3 packs for friends.

Draven
01-28-12, 11:16 AM
Got a Flameslinger at Best Buy last night and found the Whirlwind/Double Trouble/Drill Sergeant 3-pack this morning at Target. And ordered a Zap for regular price off Amazon last night that should show up next week.

I've got to stop :lol:

Goldberg74
01-28-12, 01:03 PM
Got a Flameslinger at Best Buy last night and found the Whirlwind/Double Trouble/Drill Sergeant 3-pack this morning at Target. And ordered a Zap for regular price off Amazon last night that should show up next week.

I've got to stop :lol:Gotta catch 'em all!

Sky-land-ers!

dsa_shea
01-28-12, 04:59 PM
I had a 3 pack with Whirlwind and the others in hand this morning at Wal-mart but as I grabbed it a family rolled up with 2 kids looking for some figures so I handed it to them and told them to get it. I already have the 3 characters and was going to grab it for a friend but figured I would make someone else's day. The two little kids were excited as they talked about the rainbow thing that Whirlwind does.

BobO'Link
01-30-12, 06:55 PM
The Darklight Crypt expansion arrived today (back-ordered from amazon a few weeks ago - of course regular price). I now have a extra level and 8 characters the kids don't yet know about! :D

Draven
01-31-12, 12:05 PM
Got an email from Walmart.com that my Empire of Ice expansion I ordered like 3 weeks ago was cancelled due to lack of inventory. I think putting in an order 3 weeks ago should give you plenty of time to get an order in but whatever. Reminded me why I never deal with Walmart.

Shagrath
01-31-12, 12:38 PM
You guys have nothing on this guy! He's got three copies of each figure released (one to play with, one to display, and one in the package). Activision must love this dude!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/zerox101/P1010375.jpg
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=34471767&postcount=1154

Shagrath
01-31-12, 12:39 PM
You guys have nothing on this guy! He's got three copies of each figure released (two to play with (for each upgrade path), and one in the package). Activision must love this dude!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/zerox101/P1010375.jpg
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=34471767&postcount=1154

Michael Corvin
01-31-12, 01:40 PM
:lol: And none of them will be worth dick in a year.

BobO'Link
01-31-12, 08:46 PM
Looks like 4 of some as there are 3-packs on the wall along with individual pack characters.

Michael Corvin
01-31-12, 09:41 PM
FYI, Best Buy has joined TRU, Frys and Gamestop in raising prices on figs.

DMeaks
01-31-12, 11:12 PM
Best Buy has the 3DS Starter for $39.99. With Ignitor going for $25 to $35 on ebay, I will grab a starter kit @ BB, keep Ignitor and sell the other stuff.

Goldberg74
02-01-12, 06:49 PM
Stopped by Target this afternoon (1604 & Blanco) and they had about a dozen singles that included Dino Rang, Drobot, Boomer, and Prism Break.

BobO'Link
02-01-12, 09:20 PM
Both Target and WM here had the same half-dozen figures with 6 of each. Dino Rang, Drobot, Boomer, Hex, Wrecking Ball, and Zap. I thought it odd that both stores had the exact same assortment of figures. I didn't waste time with BB based on the rude employee from the last time as well as the gouging they are engaging in with the online pricing, although their online inventory tracker did show the store to have stock of some individual characters. I *did* pick up a Wrecking Ball in anticipation of getting a Stealth Elf sometime soon at MSRP and taking back that 3 pack I purchased a few days ago.

Michael Corvin
02-01-12, 09:24 PM
Best Buy has the 3DS Starter for $39.99. With Ignitor going for $25 to $35 on ebay, I will grab a starter kit @ BB, keep Ignitor and sell the other stuff.

Picked up the set and sold Stealth Elf to a co-worker.

MasterofDVD
02-02-12, 01:03 PM
My local Wal-Mart had figures on display yesterday for the first time since Christmas. I asked a number of workers over the last few weeks and none of them had seen any come in.

Michael Corvin
02-02-12, 01:05 PM
Speaking of, from the looks of it on CAG, Wal-Mart has joined the price hike fray.

Goldberg74
02-02-12, 05:40 PM
Amazon cancelled my Gold Box order for one of the Expansion Sets. It was supposed to ship between Feb 7 and Feb 21, but instead they cancelled it. I placed the order about a week and a half ago.

Still looking for Darklight Crypt and Empire of Ice.

DMeaks
02-02-12, 06:58 PM
Picked up the set and sold Stealth Elf to a co-worker.

Sold the Dark Spyro from the 3DS kit for $23, Game and Portal for $16, and Stealth Elf for $9. I made a profit and I have an Ignitor for free.

Michael Corvin
02-02-12, 08:58 PM
Sold the Dark Spyro from the 3DS kit for $23, Game and Portal for $16, and Stealth Elf for $9. I made a profit and I have an Ignitor for free.

Didn't you do that backwards? Ignitor is coming out in a couple months. There's no word on whether or not Dark Spyro will get a solo release.

Spiderbite
02-02-12, 09:51 PM
Is Dark Spryo a different character or just a dark colored statue of Spyro?

Goldberg74
02-03-12, 07:18 AM
Thanks to zoolert (http://mail.zoolert.com/skylanders-spyro-adventure-character-3-pack-in-stock-tracker/), I was able to get the Darklight Crypt from Gamestop (not my first choice of store) for ~$25 shipped.

:banana:

Michael Corvin
02-03-12, 09:10 AM
Is Dark Spryo a different character or just a dark colored statue of Spyro?

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DMeaks
02-03-12, 09:48 AM
Didn't you do that backwards? Ignitor is coming out in a couple months. There's no word on whether or not Dark Spyro will get a solo release.

Well, my son has been itchin' for Ignitor, so it made for a great school work bargaining chip. I had to ditch the Dark Spyro to make up the purchase cost.

With the success of the first pack I bought another one last night. Did a Buy It Now sale on Ebay for the Ignitor in that pack for $29. It sold overnight. So now I will keep the Dark Spyro from this set and sell Game/Portal again too. So again, I will get a character for my kids for almost nothing in cost. I see it as a way to finance my own collection.

BobO'Link
02-03-12, 01:01 PM
Is Dark Spryo a different character or just a dark colored statue of Spyro?
Different character - in part. Here are the in-game stats, both starting and maxed out, which show that Dark Spyro is a bit better armored, but not as quite as fast or powerful. Much like the "legendary" characters:

Dark Spyro
Health 280
Max Health 560
Speed 43
Max Speed 83
Armor 24
Max Armor 57
Critical Hit 20
Max Critical Hit 70
Elemental Power 25
Max Elemental Power 100

Spyro
Health 280
Max Health 560
Speed 50
Max Speed 90
Armor 18
Max Armor 51
Critical Hit 30
Max Critical Hit 80
Elemental Power 25
Max Elemental Power 100

Spiderbite
02-03-12, 02:57 PM
Cool. Thanks for the answers guys. Hopefully my 7 year old won't catch wind of Dark Spyro being a different character since he isn't on the large poster that came with the 360 game. He has been checking them off as he gets them.

My wife thinks I am nuts because when I luck up on the ones he doesn't have, I go ahead and buy them and just give them to him...no special occasion or reason. I told her he is my only kid and I am allowed to spoil him. She just thinks I spoil him too much but luckily he is a good kid (so far). She would do the same if he had a girl instead.

I hate to think how much money we will end up spending once we have the entire collection. It's a great concept for the game because every new character is like DLC but better. You not only get a figure but you get a brand new character to max out, get them upgrades, and it makes the game completely new.

I expect to see a lot of rip-offs of this by the next holiday season.

Goldberg74
02-03-12, 03:34 PM
I expect to see a lot of rip-offs of this by the next holiday season.Hopefully Pokémon doesn't follow suit... I am NOT going to buy 500+ characters!

Michael Corvin
02-03-12, 04:39 PM
Well, my son has been itchin' for Ignitor, so it made for a great school work bargaining chip.

:lol: I have a shopping bag full of them stashed in the closet for such occasions.


My wife thinks I am nuts because when I luck up on the ones he doesn't have, I go ahead and buy them and just give them to him...no special occasion or reason. I told her he is my only kid and I am allowed to spoil him.

I just can't do it, especially this close after Christmas.

BobO'Link
02-03-12, 05:37 PM
...My wife thinks I am nuts because when I luck up on the ones he doesn't have, I go ahead and buy them and just give them to him...no special occasion or reason...
I've been somewhat doing the same. I get them but put them back and ration them out. It was pretty cool when I'd picked up Stump Smash and they didn't know I had him. We hit a section which needed a Life Element to enter, they said "Gee... wish we had one of those..." I replied "Hey... Wait! How about this?" and pulled out Stump Smash. :) I'll let them know about 1 or 2 but they have to drool over them a few days and be on extra good behavior to get to put a new one in play.
I hate to think how much money we will end up spending once we have the entire collection.
I started out that way but then stopped to think how much has been spent on Pokemon cards trying for that "special" card, Hex-Bugs, Happy Meals (of course for the toys), Hot Wheels, and more. That $8 (or less if picked up in a 3 pack) figure, which can be used in a game, no longer seemed so expensive.

fujishig
02-04-12, 12:53 AM
Hopefully Pokémon doesn't follow suit... I am NOT going to buy 500+ characters!

That's the first thing I thought about when this caught on last year. Why aren't the Japanese doing this, they love RFID chips in their toys, and collectible statues. They have entire arcade games built around cards and medals with RFID chips and whatnot.

Spiderbite
02-04-12, 05:54 AM
I've been somewhat doing the same. I get them but put them back and ration them out. It was pretty cool when I'd picked up Stump Smash and they didn't know I had him. We hit a section which needed a Life Element to enter, they said "Gee... wish we had one of those..." I replied "Hey... Wait! How about this?" and pulled out Stump Smash. :) I'll let them know about 1 or 2 but they have to drool over them a few days and be on extra good behavior to get to put a new one in play.



Yeah. That's good.

It's funny but my kid just lost a tooth at school on Thursday. He was expecting the normal 5 bucks (fucking inflation man!) from the tooth fairy but wound up with Chop Chop under his pillow instead. You should have seen the expression on his face when he found it. That's what makes parenting fun.

Now I just have to figure out a reason to give him the three pack I found the other day that has Wrecking Ball in it. That's one of the characters he really wants but his birthday isn't until April and I don't know if I can hold out that long to give it to him. :lol:

Michael Corvin
02-04-12, 08:00 AM
Ooh, for a lost tooth. That's a good one.

I'm going to open a couple and put the stat cards in a valentine for each of my girls.

BobO'Link
02-04-12, 08:25 AM
Yeah. That's good.

It's funny but my kid just lost a tooth at school on Thursday. He was expecting the normal 5 bucks (fucking inflation man!) from the tooth fairy but wound up with Chop Chop under his pillow instead. You should have seen the expression on his face when he found it. That's what makes parenting fun.

Now I just have to figure out a reason to give him the three pack I found the other day that has Wrecking Ball in it. That's one of the characters he really wants but his birthday isn't until April and I don't know if I can hold out that long to give it to him. :lol:
Tooth Fairy... That's fun!

Waiting'll be difficult. You'll be in the store, he'll see Wrecking Ball and want to spend his own money on it. You'll have to dissuade him somehow without spilling the beans. He'll become suspicious and start asking more questions, possibly playing the "but if we *don't* get him now he may not be there later" card.

I have 2 of the 3 packs put back. One with Stealth Elf (wanted *badly* by both) and the Whirlwind/Double Trouble/Drill Sergeant one. All three of those are highly desired, especially Whirlwind. They're used to seeing the single packs so it might be somewhat a sticky wicket getting singles of those out. I've also had them play with the character in the package the first day, not use it the 2nd, and actually open on the 3rd day. That'll be harder to accomplish with a 3 pack. I may break 'em up first - but the older (8yo) will probably figure that out with he first one.

Goldberg74
02-04-12, 10:28 AM
Y'all are stronger than I. Once I get one, I open it and am the first to play it.

Goldberg74
02-06-12, 02:40 PM
Got the Darklight Crypt today... now all I have to do is find the Empire of Ice!

BobO'Link
02-06-12, 08:36 PM
Best Buy has the 3DS Starter for $39.99. With Ignitor going for $25 to $35 on ebay, I will grab a starter kit @ BB, keep Ignitor and sell the other stuff.
Thanks for the heads up! I ordered one late Saturday while it was still on sale. The grandkids got a DS3D for Christmas and the extra Stealth Elf will be most welcome, not to mention Dark Spiro and Ignitor. After factoring the "normal" cost for the 3 characters it was under $20 for the portal and DS game after tax. Considering the DS game is supposedly totally different this should be a very good purchase!

Michael Corvin
02-07-12, 12:16 PM
New Skylanders info:


Skylanders Giants: new game in the fall, existing portal accommodates 2 Giants
12 new Skylanders are in the works (unknown whether they work with the original game or Giants)
Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack is a 30-day TRU Exclusive in March
Legendary Trigger Happy is a TRU Exclusive
Iridescent Blue Bash is a TRU Exclusive
Mobile Apps on the way

DMeaks
02-07-12, 12:47 PM
New Skylanders info:


Skylanders Giants: new game in the fall, existing portal accommodates 2 Giants
12 new Skylanders are in the works (unknown whether they work with the original game or Giants)
Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack is a 30-day TRU Exclusive in March
Legendary Trigger Happy is a TRU Exclusive
Iridescent Blue Bash is a TRU Exclusive
Mobile Apps on the way


Thanks for the info.

I stopped by Target this morning and they had a nice selection of single packs, including one Cynder. Target had singles at $8.99, so that is up $1.00 from the last time I was there.

Goldberg74
02-07-12, 12:56 PM
New Skylanders info:


Skylanders Giants: new game in the fall, existing portal accommodates 2 Giants
12 new Skylanders are in the works (unknown whether they work with the original game or Giants)
Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack is a 30-day TRU Exclusive in March
Legendary Trigger Happy is a TRU Exclusive
Iridescent Blue Bash is a TRU Exclusive
Mobile Apps on the way
Dagnabbit!

Edison
02-07-12, 01:35 PM
New Skylanders info:


Skylanders Giants: new game in the fall, existing portal accommodates 2 Giants

I wonder if there will be a 3DS version of Giants? You can barely get 2 regular characters on that portal as it is.


Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack is a 30-day TRU Exclusive in March

I'm not a fan of this, although it may be easier to find if TRU gets all the allocation. At least I will only have to bug one place to see if they have any.


Legendary Trigger Happy is a TRU Exclusive
Iridescent Blue Bash is a TRU Exclusive


The Legendary Trigger Happy was rumored to be the one you got free last year with $100 of Skylander purchases, although that didn't happen. I'd seen pictures of the iridescent blue Bash a month or so ago as people thought it was going to be a "chase/rare" figure, like the gold/silver ones. I don't know if I even care, they have different stats sure, but they don't show up differently in game do they?

Michael Corvin
02-07-12, 01:43 PM
I don't know if I even care, they have different stats sure, but they don't show up differently in game do they?

Both supposedly are more powerful than the normal ones and will feature different abilities.

Edison
02-07-12, 01:53 PM
A picture of one of the giants with Stealth Elf (for size comparison).
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http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq260/icemax_06/giants1.jpg
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DMeaks
02-07-12, 02:17 PM
I read some more on this at MSN Money:

New Game to Build on the Landmark Success of its Predecessor, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™
Next Chapter in the Franchise Introduces More Than 20 New Figures Including Super-Sized Giants and Characters Featuring Light Technology
Global Marketing Partnership With Toys"R"Us Grows Alongside The Game

DMeaks
02-07-12, 02:23 PM
Also a trailer for Giants at Activisionvideo dot com.

fujishig
02-07-12, 02:43 PM
So these are currently 7.99 to 8.99 for singles, and 19.99 for three-packs (25 at TRU)?

Michael Corvin
02-07-12, 02:49 PM
So these are currently 7.99 to 8.99 for singles, and 19.99 for three-packs (25 at TRU)?

$10 for singles at TRU & Gamestop.

Draven
02-07-12, 03:07 PM
$10 for singles at TRU & Gamestop.

That is such bullshit.

BobO'Link
02-07-12, 05:49 PM
New Skylanders info:


Skylanders Giants: new game in the fall, existing portal accommodates 2 Giants
12 new Skylanders are in the works (unknown whether they work with the original game or Giants)
Cool. Like we speculated, new games coming. Cool. Like we speculated, new games coming. It'd be nice if the existing characters will work with the new game, but with the announcement the new game "Introduces More Than 20 New Figures" it sounds like possibly an all new investment. :(


Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack is a 30-day TRU Exclusive in March
Legendary Trigger Happy is a TRU Exclusive
Iridescent Blue Bash is a TRU Exclusive
I don't like this at all. It's bad enough that they have "exclusives" to start with but that it's TRU is like rubbing salt in the wound considering their current price gouging. I'm still fairly ticked off that the Legendary characters are apparently not going to receive wide release (if someone else knows otherwise please let us know). It also doesn't help that there's no TRU within 80 miles of where I live so it's all mail order with them.

BobO'Link
02-07-12, 05:56 PM
...The Legendary Trigger Happy was rumored to be the one you got free last year with $100 of Skylander purchases, although that didn't happen. I'd seen pictures of the iridescent blue Bash a month or so ago as people thought it was going to be a "chase/rare" figure, like the gold/silver ones. I don't know if I even care, they have different stats sure, but they don't show up differently in game do they?
From what I've read the Legendary characters show up differently in the game (same colors as the figures - basically gold/blue reversed) as they have *slightly* different stats. But I'm with you on the "don't know if I even care" aspect of these. I might feel different if they were widely available, but since it's at TRU they can keep 'em. It's bad enough TRU is currently engaged in price gouging but add shipping (for me) and it's a non issue. It makes me wonder just how much TRU is paying Activision for this exclusivity.

fujishig
02-07-12, 05:59 PM
While not guaranteed, I'd think that the new game would work with the old characters... that would give the people who spent all this money on figures incentive to get the game, not feel ripped off, and get hooked on wanting the new characters. Plus it allows you to keep on printing money with the old figures.

If they're going to make limited release figures, that's the way to go, make them all recolors and not new sculpts. I'm actually surprised that all of the figures are pretty much unique sculpts outside of the exclusives... You'd figure they could cheap out by reusing molds (and way back in the thread that's what I thought they were doing)

BobO'Link
02-07-12, 06:13 PM
...It'd be nice if the existing characters will work with the new game, but with the announcement the new game "Introduces More Than 20 New Figures" it sounds like possibly an all new investment. :(
And I just read that "All characters from Skylanders: Spryo's Adventures will be compatible with Skylanders Giants (http://www.gamespot.com/news/skylanders-giants-due-this-fall-6349902)" so it's back to a :) but there'll *still* be new toys to look for at what I'm sure will be higher prices (especially at TRU). :(

Goldberg74
02-07-12, 06:19 PM
With tax and shipping we've spent ~$225 on the...

Mega Pack (Game, Original three pack, extra three pack, Pirate Seas Adventure Pack)
Darklight Crypt (Adventure Pack)
6 single character packs
3 three character packs

... and who knows how much I'll spend to get the rest. ;)

Goldberg74
02-07-12, 06:24 PM
So there are 16 new characters... 8 Giants and 8 regulars (probably one per element).

Bullet points from the press release...


Going Big: Skylanders Giants introduces eight new highly collectible figures that are more than twice the size of the main skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form. Their in-game powers and abilities reflect their colossal scale.
Bright Lights: Helping to further the real world magic of bringing toys to life, Skylanders Giants includes a set of characters that feature spectacular new light technology integrated into the toys, allowing the figure to light up when near or on the Portal of Power™. These characters have additional in-game benefits as well. Batteries are not required.
Brand New Skylanders: Eight new regular sized skylanders, each with their own unique powers, abilities, and personality, join the adventure alongside the Giants.
Forward Compatibility: Every beloved character from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact.
Wider Worlds: Portal Masters will see all new arenas and more gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level up every character.

(Source (http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/07/4245333/big-shoes-filled-skylanders-giants.html))

Draven
02-07-12, 06:30 PM
And I just read that "All characters from Skylanders: Spryo's Adventures will be compatible with Skylanders Giants (http://www.gamespot.com/news/skylanders-giants-due-this-fall-6349902)" so it's back to a :) but there'll *still* be new toys to look for at what I'm sure will be higher prices (especially at TRU). :(

It's just like Rock Band/Guitar Hero - buy the first game and songs, buy the next game and new songs but the old ones still work, etc.

Michael Corvin
02-07-12, 08:35 PM
:lol: That's not how Guitar Hero worked at all.

DMeaks
02-07-12, 08:46 PM
Bullet points from the press release...


Forward Compatibility: Every beloved character from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact.



So, I wonder if the current set of characters will be able to go beyond the powers they have now. I would believe that continuing to collect treasure, even after a character is completely powered up, is of some benefit then.
It would be nice if they had another Soul Gem to aquire.

Draven
02-08-12, 10:02 AM
:lol: That's not how Guitar Hero worked at all.

It didn't? I switched to Rock Band after GH:3 but I assumed they did the same model.

Michael Corvin
02-08-12, 10:46 AM
Sorta. Guitar Hero 1-3, World Tour, 80's, Metallica, Aerosmith, & Van Halen were all stand alone games. It wasn't until GHV that they started allowing exports of some titles, IIRC. Even at that, DLC for some of them were tied to those specific games.

Draven
02-08-12, 12:34 PM
Well that explains why I bailed on that franchise :)

Michael Corvin
02-11-12, 01:21 PM
The Legendary pack is back in the wild. Grabbed one this morning. Meanwhile some bitch was buying 10 of them. :rolleyes:

Toys R Us won't hold them if you call, but they'll let one person wipe out their entire stock? Makes sense to me.

Decker
02-11-12, 01:31 PM
Found an individual Drill Sargent at Target today. Grabbed it for later.

Goldberg74
02-11-12, 06:03 PM
The Legendary pack is back in the wild. Grabbed one this morning. Meanwhile some bitch was buying 10 of them. :rolleyes:

Toys R Us won't hold them if you call, but they'll let one person wipe out their entire stock? Makes sense to me.
:down:

dsa_shea
02-11-12, 09:45 PM
Sick and tired of the whorders looking to rake in the bucks at the expense of others just wanting one character or pack.

Decker
02-11-12, 10:12 PM
I know demand outpaced supply, but seriously how are they still so short on figures? We're almost two months past Christmas and they're still in short supply.

BTW : If there's anyone here who still doesn't have the starter pack, it'll be $30 off ($39.99) for all four systems starting tomorrow at TRU and lasting the week. It's in the ad and should be eligible for price match at Target, Best Buy or Wal Mart with the Sunday ad.