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#931 Corvin

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

So singles come first than the 3 pack?


Some of them, yes. Pretty sneaky on Activision's part.

#932 UncleBob

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Yeah. Except for the initial wave, every three pack has had at least one character in it released before the three pack was out.

The second wave of three packs included Zap/Hex/Dino Rang and Sonic Boom/Wrecking Ball/Stealth Elf. Zap, Sonic Boom and Stealth Elf were are singles in Wave One (also, of course, Stealth Elf was in the 3DS starter kit).

Next wave had Whirlwind, Double Trouble and Drill Sergeant - with Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant being released at launch as retailer exclusives.

Next was the Cynder, Zook and Lightening Rod pack - of which Cynder was already released.

Finally, there's the Ignitor/Camo/Warnado three pack, which I don't think anyone's seen. Ignitor has been out for awhile as a single pack (and was in the 3DS starter kit at launch)...
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#933 ShockandAww

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Cynder/Lightning Rod/Zook in stock at Amazon

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

I was really shocked to read this bit of new.......but not suprised

http://www.joystiq.c...ade-in-program/

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

at least they're giving more for certain characters so they're not completely ripping off little kids. "here's $2 for Zook!"

by the way, the commenters in that article are morons.

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#936 ZForce915

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Does anyone know why the web codes given are 10 characters long, but if you check it in game it's only 9 and a completely different number? Is there any correlation to the physical web code given and the character RFID? What on earth is that 9 character code good for?
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#937 bilbobagins3

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Does anyone know why the web codes given are 10 characters long, but if you check it in game it's only 9 and a completely different number? Is there any correlation to the physical web code given and the character RFID? What on earth is that 9 character code good for?


I think that code is used for updating your characters' level from the console games into the web game, or something like that. I don't play the web game enough to fiddle with it so I might be way off here.

#938 Corvin

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

I was really shocked to read this bit of new.......but not suprised

http://www.joystiq.c...ade-in-program/


I look forward to buying a full priced brand new figure that's already been opened by GameStop.

#939 JaylisJayP

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

i look forward to buying a full priced brand new figure that's already been opened by gamestop.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

If you haven't had a chance to look into it, the new iPhone Skylanders game is a good bit of fun. It's a simple play on Whack-a-mole, but the graphics and audio are decent and it is a perfect play for a couple minutes while waiting at the doctor's office type game. It is about on the level of a Fruit Ninja or Jet Pack Joyride, short, simple and easy to pick up and set down in a few minutes.

You can enter your figure's web code to unlock them (and the adventure pack items to get a free upgrade, but not the levels themselves). They have no impact on the play as far as I can tell (the items do though, since it essentially buys you 1 level of upgrade for free), other than the "element of the day" that gives you bonus coins. It does give you a nice collectors list, although you cannot enter the Legendaries or Camo/Warnado yet (the slots say "Coming Soon").

On another note, I've been doing some looking and it doesn't appear that Wham Shell has shipped yet. There is one valid auction on Ebay, from a guy in California and he posted another image on Dark Spyro forums, so I think it is legit. What he doesn't do is post how he got it, I'm guessing through a connection (isn't Activision in California?) or he works there. The current shipments that have Warnado/Camo have one of each in the boxes, there have been many reports of the exact contents of those boxes, but no reports of Wham Shell.

My personal belief is that Whammie will be like Legendary Trigger Happy and be shipped in boxes that contain only him in a couple weeks (LTH also didn't ship at the same time as his wave), although won't be TRU limited. If that is true, we will be swimming in them come a month from now. I don't think they would reconfigure the wave boxes just to rotate him in, that kind of change in manufacturing and packaging mid-run can cause nightmares for a company. They have them made and are sitting on him so the Camo/Warnado boxes can have some time on the shelves. Ever since the beginning, he has sort of been the odd one out, just like LTH. Not in a 3 pack, not associated with a wave directly, sort of a nebulous release window (originally he was listed as "Summer"). Again, it is just a guess, but if he is part of a shipment of boxes of only him it would be nice because I think he will be a popular character that kids will want to play, not just get to fill up their collections. I know he will be on my short list of ones I play regularly based on the videos.

#941 stageman12

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Wow- Ignitor/Camo/Warnado 3 pack hits Amazon!

Wait a minute...:roll:

http://www.amazon.co...33724891&sr=8-5

There should really be listing/description rules for these things...

#942 coopscohen

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

TRU has the Zook, Lightning Rod, Cynder 3 pack available for shipping on their website
http://www.toysrus.c...ductId=12854248

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Wow- Ignitor/Camo/Warnado 3 pack hits Amazon!

Wait a minute...:roll:

http://www.amazon.co...33724891&sr=8-5

There should really be listing/description rules for these things...


LOL, I guess you can consider it valid, you do get those three - just not packaged together like a collector would want. Also, $150, they better sell it quick, it only took Wave 4 a few weeks but now you can find it all over the place online and in stores for retail price (see above). I even see that a bunch of older wave characters are actually going for LESS than the standard $8.99 on Amazon (Drobot, Drill Seargent, Double Trouble, etc.). I guess all of these storefronts that stocked up and jacked the price now can't get rid of all the older stuff.

#944 caltab

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Found the 3 pack with the new characters at target today, just in time for Easter for my daughter. She's been playing the new iPhone game the last couple of days.

#945 benjamouth

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

Has there been much info released about Skylanders Giants ?

Games TM (UK games mag) did an article about Skylanders this month and they had some pics with Skylanders about twice the size of the current ones on a portal. I'd scan them but I don't think that's allowed here.

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#946 HightopNinja

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

Finally managed to get my mitts on a Zook, took a vacation, and come back to find out the last three(at least two of them in good numbers) have been released. Grah..back to the hunt.

Also, finally beat the game today. Gonna go through and try to level everyone to ten. Only have about 12 maxed out. :)

#947 Ziv

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

For what it's worth, all Gamestops in the U.S. will start taking trades on the skylander figures starting Wednesday.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

TRU will be selling the legendary 3 packs on the 18th. Same deal as before, tickets handed out prior to opening.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

TRU will be selling the legendary 3 packs on the 18th. Same deal as before, tickets handed out prior to opening.


Thanks for the heads up. :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

TRU will be selling the legendary 3 packs on the 18th. Same deal as before, tickets handed out prior to opening.

Good intel as always :applause:

Any chance you will be updating the list of clearance games anytime soon? ;)

EDIT: TRU has Zook, Lightning Rod, Cynder triple pack in stock

http://www.toysrus.c...ductId=12854248

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#951 GizmoGC

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nabbed a couple of 3 packs at Target last night (one bing the Zook one).

#952 JaylisJayP

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

TRU will be selling the legendary 3 packs on the 18th. Same deal as before, tickets handed out prior to opening.


Wonder if it'll show up online, too.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:34 AM

Wonder if it'll show up online, too.


No idea on that. Although, today at my local TRU, after scrounging through the giant display and additional giant wire-box thingy of Skylanders, I asked if they had any day in mind for when Camo/Warnado would be in store. He said 4-18 as well as the legendaries.

Here's hoping he's not misinformed.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Legendary 3-pack onsale on TRU website right now. Just ordered 1, won't have to fight the crowds on Wednesday.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

No idea on that. Although, today at my local TRU, after scrounging through the giant display and additional giant wire-box thingy of Skylanders, I asked if they had any day in mind for when Camo/Warnado would be in store. He said 4-18 as well as the legendaries.

Here's hoping he's not misinformed.


That's cool, last time I went in about an hour after they opened looking for something else and everything was gone of course. The guy said they received like 8 each of lightning rod and zook and there was a line of about 35 people there. I'm hoping the 3-pack of Warnado/Camo/Ignitor shows up on Amazon at some point since I still need Ignitor, as well.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

I know that these things are fairly commonplace now, but I have a spare Stealth Elf that's still sealed on the card if anyone's interested. I don't really need it anymore since I've picked up the 3DS starter set.

Send me a PM and let me know.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

The only figures I haven't seen en masse lately are the new ones and prism break.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:15 AM

I was at a toy show today (C2E2 in Chicago), and of course they had Skylanders there. One guy had single Ignitors but he wanted $20 each for them. I passed. I haven't paid more than retail for any I'm not going to start now.

Funny thing was he said he was "into them" for $15. Not sure I believed it.

Some other guy had the Zook/Lightning Rod/Cynder 3-pack for $60, lol.

#959 Corvin

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:36 AM

The only figures I haven't seen en masse lately are the new ones and prism break.


The ones I routinely see are the Whirlwind, Double Trouble, wave with some Flameslinger, Drobot & Wrecking Ball mixed in.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

The ones I routinely see are the Whirlwind, Double Trouble, wave with some Flameslinger, Drobot & Wrecking Ball mixed in.


I see a ton of regular Bash, too.