I just came across this thread and wanted to ask a question. I'm new to Skylanders, I got the Mega Pack for Wii for Christmas as well as some figures. I have not really started playing the game yet, however, because I was missing two elements and didn't want to start until I had everything. So, I decided to purchase the 3DS started pack which gave me one element I needed but I have not been able to find any figures locally, so I still need one more before I can start... Since it looks like it will be three weeks or so until I can get the next element I may returned the 3DS version so I can hopefully get a better price on it... I paid the full $79.99 at Best Buy, but when I was there Sear's had them for $69.99, not a huge savings, but I would like to spend less on it.
Anyhow, my question is in regards to getting extra characters. There are some elements with several characters that I like, for example, I already have Spyro and Wrecking Ball, but I also like Double Trouble. So, are there any real benefits to getting more than one character for each element? I feel like you wouldn't have any benefits of doing this and more than anything it would cause problems because you are trying to level up characters and having multiples would just make that more difficult. Since I haven't started playing yet my thinking may be off, which is why I thought I would ask everyone here!
I have an order on Amazon for the Darklight Crypt and Whirlwind, which will complete all the elements and adventure packs for me... but, since it will be a while I thought I may change the order to the triple pack with Whirlwind and Double Trouble