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#1 nbballard

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:27 PM

Anyone pick up any of these games? It's an interesting concept that executes really well.

I picked it up for PS3 and 3DS at TRU yesterday and the cross-platform character connectivity is awesome. My character from the PS3 showed up on my 3DS with the same stats, equipment and moves.

(I'm going to make this thread a wiki so anyone can update series specific information, figure exclusives, etc. )

Characters and Availability
(All 39 Figures are now available. 3 console exclusive starters, 1 3DS exclusive starter, 27 through 3 packs or singles, 4 through adventure packs, with Wham Shell, Legendary Trigger Happy, Blue Bash and Red Drill Sergeant available only as single packs)

Magic

  • Spyro (Console Starter Packs)
  • Dark Spyro (3DS Starter Pack)
  • Voodood (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Prism Break/Boomer)
  • Wrecking Ball (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Stealth Elf/Sonic Boom)
  • Double Trouble (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Whirlwind/Drill Sergeant)
Water

  • Gill Grunt (Console Starter Packs)
  • Zap (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Hex/Dino-Rang)
  • Slam Bam (Empire of Ice Adventure Pack)
  • Wham-Shell (Single Pack)
Tech

  • Trigger Happy (Console Starter Packs)
  • Boomer (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Prism Break/Voodood)
  • Drobot (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Flameslinger/Stump Smash)
  • Drill Sergeant (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Whirlwind/Double Trouble)
Fire

  • Ignitor (3DS Starter Pack, Single Pack and 3 Pack with Camo/Warnado)
  • Eruptor (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Chop Chop/Bash)
  • Flameslinger (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Drobot/Stump Smash)
  • Sunburn (Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack)
Life

  • Stealth Elf (3DS Starter Pack, Single Pack and 3 Pack with Wrecking Ball/Sonic Boom)
  • Stump Smash (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Drobot/Flameslinger)
  • Zook (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Cynder/Lightning Rod)
  • Camo (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Ignitor/Warnado)
Undead

  • Ghost Roaster (Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack)
  • Hex (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Zap/Dino-Rang)
  • Chop Chop (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Eruptor/Bash)
  • Cynder (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Lightning Rod/Zook)
Earth

  • Prism Break (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Boomer/Voodood)
  • Bash (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Eruptor/Chop Chop)
  • Terrafin (Pirate Seas Adventure Pack)
  • Dino-Rang (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Zap/Hex)
Wind

  • Whirlwind (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Double Trouble/Drill Sergeant)
  • Sonic Boom (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Wrecking Ball/Stealth Elf)
  • Lightning Rod (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Cynder/Zook)
  • Warnado (Single Pack and 3 Pack with Camo/Ignitor)
TRU Exclusive Skylanders

  • Blue Bash (Exclusive TRU Single Pack)
  • Legendary Trigger Happy (Exclusive TRU Single Pack)
  • Legendary Spyro (Exclusive TRU 3 Pack)
  • Legendary Chop Chop (Exclusive TRU 3 Pack)
  • Legendary Bash (Exclusive TRU 3 Pack)
Recolored Exclusives/Chase Figures
  • Silver Boomer
  • Silver Eruptor
  • Silver Dino Rang
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  • Gold Flameslinger
  • Gold Drill Sergeant
  • Gold Chop Chop
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  • New York Toy Fair 2012 Exclusive Cynder
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  • German Toy Fair 2012 Exclusive Hex
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  • Clear Wham-Shell
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Additional Content
  • Volcanic Vault (Exclusive Best Buy Console Starter Packs and Limited Promotion for Spending $25 on Skylanders Merchandise)
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#2 UncleBob

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:41 PM

I spent $200+ yesterday picking everything up. I'm a sick, sick man.

I've only cracked the 3DS version - it's pretty neat. I've tinkered a little with the online PC/browser game... it... not so much.

I'm just annoyed at the Best Buy exclusive. All the other exclusives can be picked up on their own, but I'm just boned on the Best Buy exclusive. Stinks. I just hope someone comes along that wants to sell theirs on eBay or such.
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#3 jacknicklson

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Any word on the Best Buy Exclusive item? Will it be sold separately?
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#4 nbballard

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

I spent $200+ yesterday picking everything up. I'm a sick, sick man.

I've only cracked the 3DS version - it's pretty neat. I've tinkered a little with the online PC/browser game... it... not so much.

I'm just annoyed at the Best Buy exclusive. All the other exclusives can be picked up on their own, but I'm just boned on the Best Buy exclusive. Stinks. I just hope someone comes along that wants to sell theirs on eBay or such.


Any word on the Best Buy Exclusive item? Will it be sold separately?

The best buy piece is packed into the bundle next to the batteries. So unless they decide to release it later with a pack, I don't know. I grabbed a copy there for a gift and the vault is litterally the size of a half-dollar and about a quarter inch tall. From my understanding, the game pieces that add content (tomb, boat, vault) only have to be registered on the system 1 time to work.

I haven't made any attempt to play the web version (I hear the 3DS portal is compatible with the web game.

The only thing I don't like about the console release is that you can't jump. I was really happy to see that you can jump in the 3DS version.
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#5 deantjeep

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

Picked this up on PS3 for my 9 year old daughter. She just loves it and for me, it is fun to play with her. Not something I would play solo, I do Gears and Killzone. The game is colorful and great for kids, the toys are really nicely painted and make for fun collectables. The PS3 version uses a USB dongle and so is wireless. I understand the 360 version has a 10' cable. Wii is also wireless.
We will collect all of the characters for sure as we are big Spyro fans. My daughter can't wait for Cynder to be released.
I would recommend the game for kids and those adults looking for something to play with their kids, or maybe just looking for some good old simple gaming, like the good old days of gaming...I love retro gaming, but love my PS3, 360 and Wii.
Oh, and I ordered a 3DS and Skylanders for 3DS, my daughter will get these for Christmas.

#6 deantjeep

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:50 PM

I picked up the PS3 version at Best Buy and also was surprised to see how small the vault is. However it is an exclusive, so gotta have it.

#7 jacknicklson

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

Thanks guys. Doing my Xmas shopping now for the little one so going to track it down today
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#8 prayformojo

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:59 PM

Ordered the Sams Club bundle for my son's birthday next month, now I need to figure out what extra figures to pick up during the TRU B2G1 event this week, also I want to pick up the Target figure (it shoots rainbow death rays).

Game play impressions would be greatly appreciated, still no big site reviews and I am not sure I trust them to review this in the context of a parent playing with their kid.

#9 UncleBob

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

Ordered the Sams Club bundle for my son's birthday next month, now I need to figure out what extra figures to pick up during the TRU B2G1 event this week, also I want to pick up the Target figure (it shoots rainbow death rays).

Game play impressions would be greatly appreciated, still no big site reviews and I am not sure I trust them to review this in the context of a parent playing with their kid.


If you're worried about doubling up on figures, you're fine. I'm pretty sure that none of the figures packed in with the console versions are sold by themselves yet (One of the figures in the 3DS version, Stealth Elf is sold as a stand alone). I know if you get the three-packs/adventure sets, you'll be good go go without duplicates.

As for reviews, NintendoWorldReport.com has reviews of both the Wii and 3DS versions up.
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#10 deantjeep

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:10 PM

I also picked up the Target exclusive Whirlwind character and ordered the Sam's Club exclusive Drill Sargeant.

I don't think the Best Buy exclusive Vault will be sold separately since it is a pack-in exclusive.

#11 nbballard

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

If you're worried about doubling up on figures, you're fine. I'm pretty sure that none of the figures packed in with the console versions are sold by themselves yet (One of the figures in the 3DS version, Stealth Elf is sold as a stand alone). I know if you get the three-packs/adventure sets, you'll be good go go without duplicates.

The only way to double up right now is buying singles and triple packs. The legendary pack at TRU contains 3 characters that can be had elsewhere, but they have unique color schemes (attributes?).

Oh- and aside from the exclusives there are only 2 characters not included in triple packs: Zap and Sonic Boom.
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#12 UncleBob

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

I don't think the Best Buy exclusive Vault will be sold separately since it is a pack-in exclusive.


My only hope is that the piece will be considered a "Time-Sensitive" exclusive and will later be included in a bundle of some sort. Or, at least, something to unlock that level will be released. Though I really want the piece. :D

Comeon eBay!
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#13 UncleBob

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

The only way to double up right now is buying singles and triple packs. The legendary pack at TRU contains 3 characters that can be had elsewhere, but they have unique color schemes (attributes?).


Except for Stealth Elf... she's in the 3DS bundle and a stand-alone figure.

Oh- and aside from the exclusives there are only 2 characters not included in triple packs: Zap and Sonic Boom.


Yeah, that sucked for the B2G1.... had to pick up a duplicate figure. I have an extra Stealth Elf if anyone wants to trade for the Volcanic Vault. :D

Edited by UncleBob, 17 October 2011 - 03:31 PM.

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#14 nbballard

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:31 PM

Did anyone get any of the adventure packs? I'm trying to figure out how the accessory items work. Do they expire, have a recharge period, etc?

A countdown starts when you put one on your portal, and if you take it off and place it back, the counter is in the place it was in when you took it off. I don't know how it resets though.

Also- my treasure chest from the Pirate set said that I had already received the item the first time I used it.

edit: found an explaination on a different forum- these reset for each level. So the timer lasts 20 seconds for each stage then resets.

Edited by nbballard, 17 October 2011 - 03:58 PM.

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#15 prayformojo

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

Destructoid review just went up and it is a good one.

#16 chronosnes

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:16 PM

The only way to double up right now is buying singles and triple packs. The legendary pack at TRU contains 3 characters that can be had elsewhere, but they have unique color schemes (attributes?).

Yes, the Legendary's have higher attributes than their standard versions.

Looks like my son will be getting his own copy of the 3DS version so we can have the Volcanic Vault from BB. *Flush* $70 ;) Argh; Vault doesn't come with the 3DS version... :(

 


#17 nny

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:06 PM

I've decided that I'm probably going to pick up the starter set. Any thoughts on PC vs PS3?

#18 mmackin

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:24 PM

Some of the items are timed exclusives, I'm sure that volcanic vault will be release in a 3-pack just like
The Darklight Crypt... which is a Toys R us exclusive... but can be pre-ordered from Wal-mart right now. http://www.walmart.c...IV-Wii/17350849

#19 chronosnes

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

Some of the items are timed exclusives, I'm sure that volcanic vault will be release in a 3-pack just like
The Darklight Crypt... which is a Toys R us exclusive... but can be pre-ordered from Wal-mart right now. http://www.walmart.c...IV-Wii/17350849

The volcanic vault is a battle arena though which is different from the adventure packs which include a full new level, one new character and two items. There are four confirmed adventure packs so I doubt we'll see volcanic vault in one of those. I'd love to be proven wrong though for my wallets sake.

 


#20 chronosnes

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:54 PM

I've decided that I'm probably going to pick up the starter set. Any thoughts on PC vs PS3?

I'd opt for PS3. Easier co-op, trophies, and the portal will work on the PC version of the web based game.

 


#21 skiizim

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

Does anybody know what portals are compatible with any other systems? I went ahead and picked up the 360 version, I'm debating to pick up the 3DS version for the characters since I'm only missing those and Drill Sergeant.

It clicked in my brain today to check Wal-Mart since that would make more sense, I'll go when I have more time.

#22 deantjeep

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:40 PM

I cancelled my Drill Sargeant order at Sam's Club and ran over to Walmart. Picked up 2 Drill Sargeants, they had 5 in stock.
I like the PS3 version because the portal is wireless. Don't think it would work on any other system, maybe on the PC.

#23 nny

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:33 PM

I'd opt for PS3. Easier co-op, trophies, and the portal will work on the PC version of the web based game.


Yeah, that's what I'll probably go with, but I like the fact that the PC version is $10 cheaper :)

#24 asgaga

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:39 PM

does the toys r us 100$, need to be one purchase? was gonna get some but not 100$ worth, but will buy more later.

#25 chronosnes

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:11 AM

does the toys r us 100$, need to be one purchase? was gonna get some but not 100$ worth, but will buy more later.

No. It's total amount spent over $100 between Oct. 16th and Dec. 24th.

 


#26 Xalaga

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:08 AM

Have any of you picked up the adventure packs? If so...how long is the level in it? is it multiple levels? I guess the question is...is it worth the 20 for the pack?

#27 Readvacancy

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

It's as big as the other chapters, i think it's definately worth it. New character, 2 items that can be used once per level, and 2 levels if you own the 3DS and a console version, one on each.

#28 UncleBob

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:02 AM

I took some close up photos of each of the figures. Most are still in the package (haven't opened them yet) and they're not awesome photos - should I post 'em (with a spoiler tag, of course)...
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#29 Hyde0709

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

I am thinking about getting the Wii version over PS3. Will the Wii version have any limitations compared to the PS3 aside from visuals?

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#30 soliddragon

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:40 PM

Dammit how old are you people?! I'm a friggin 35 year old man, and the obsessive collector inside me is intrigued by this dumb game. I keep telling myself no, but it looks kinda cool. I just don't want to be the old fogey on the block.
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