See the link below for all the figures that should be released in wave 1, i.e. available on release day. Rumor has it Walmart may be releasing the figures starting tomorrow, so the only official store exclusives, day 1, are the Granite Crusher from Target, and the Legendary Triple Pack (Ignitor, Wham Bam, Jet-Vac) and Legendary Giant (Bouncer) from Toys R Us.
My day 1 plan.
Hit Walmart this week and look for Swarm, Fright Rider, and the Lightcores (Drobot, Eruptor, Prism Break)
8am Sunday try to get Granite Crusher from Target
10am Sunday try to get the 4 Legendaries from TRU
11am Sunday pick up my Portal Owner Pack and hopefully any figures I don't get at Walmart at Gamestop
Even though I did get all 37 figures for the first game, I literally did not care about Regular Spyro, Chop Chop, Bash, Trigger Happy or Dark Spyro. I just want all the characters with their best in game stats. I plan on purchasing around 25 figures total for Giants.
4 New characters that don't get lightcore
The series 2 new upgrade path and extra power is not enticing to me. I'll end up with a few eventually if they have great sales like B1G1 or something, but overall they made too many figures this time around. Once you take into account variants (Legendaries, Pop, Winter, Gnarly, Royal), we are easily looking at 60 figures. 37 felt like a lot but 60+ additional gets crazy. I may get the series 2 figures over time, but I will sell off my series 1 versions of those 24 to help cancel some of the cost. I love the series and collecting the figures, but the reposing just rubs me the wrong way. If they were all lightcore, I would have been less upset, because at least they would have looked cool, but they have said they added the reposes basically to sell more, period. They said they could have added upgrades to the original figures, they simple chose not to, so those of us who did buy all the original ones would have a reason other then just a new pose, to buy. I won't be a part of that at retail, and sure not at eBay mark-up.
Sorry to rant, just wanted to get that out. Enjoy the video and get pumped for this week the game itself looks really fun and the new figures still have me really excited.