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#1321 Carbonite

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:58 AM

The Water+Tech sheet's gone done, but here's the others.
Fire + Undead: http://www.noelshack...53-dscn2611.jpg
Air+Life: http://www.noelshack...82-dscn2612.jpg
Earth+Magic: http://www.noelshack...30-dscn2610.jpg


These rock. Thanks man.

#1322 ShockandAww

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

So what new characters do you like based on looks? I think they did well with most of them comapred to the last series. I think I'll like Swarm in game but don't really like the figure itself.

Favorites:
Hot Dog
Chill
Bouncer
Fright Rider
Shroomboom
Sprocket

Dumbest/Worst Looking:
Flashwing

New Trigger Happy:
Pop Fizz

#1323 sykotek

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

I don't check this topic as often now that there aren't any new toys coming out, but here is a link to the Official Collectors Poster in PDF format. It has been on the official website for a while.

#1324 Salamando3000

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

Skylanders Giants website has been updated with all the new characters, lightcore stuff, and reposes. http://www.skylander...ants/characters. The "View Gallery" link for each character tends to include their Demo/Soul Gem reel.

Current favorites: Eyebrawl and Thumpback
Want to like but can't: Sprocket
Throws Narwhals: Chill


#1325 bilbobagins3

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

I thought collecting all 37 different variants was crazy last game. Seeing as there are at least 52 new variants for this game, it's going to get pretty ridiculous on the wallet.

I am going to hope that do to the crazy success of the last game, Activision is going to do a much better job of making sure stock for the new characters is better. We can only hope more retailers will implement logical limits as well. I think there should be a limit of 2 for each unique package, but if retailers do use limits it will probably be completely dumb like limit two character packs. Oh well, kind of excited to begin the hunt all over again.

Anyone find it odd that Wham-Shell isn't being reposed? When this is all said and done, I bet he still ends up being the hardest to come by. I can almost guarantee that with all the reposes they will discontinue the original stock pretty shortly into the new games cycle to make room on store shelves.

#1326 Carbonite

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

I am going to hope that do to the crazy success of the last game, Activision is going to do a much better job of making sure stock for the new characters is better.


I am pretty darn certain that the stock issues were and are strategic, and will be so for Giants as well.

#1327 Corvin

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Just a heads up for anyone that has procrastinated on the Sidekicks, I've noticed the bags are disappearing from store shelves this week. Might want to stop and grab some.

I picked up one final bag to hopefully complete 2 full sets.

#1328 io

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Just a heads up for anyone that has procrastinated on the Sidekicks, I've noticed the bags are disappearing from store shelves this week. Might want to stop and grab some.

I picked up one final bag to hopefully complete 2 full sets.


I figured the promo was more or less over. I haven't seen the bags in weeks and I was one short of getting a second set. And I doubt I'll even have 1 set put together because they didn't send me Terrabite from my initial 4 really early on. I got 2 Trigger Happys instead. So we have been using my in-laws address to get the second set and I've been putting Terrabite first on all the forms. I still have the 3rd form to send in and can't find another pack of chips for the 4th. They are all back to being plain packages again (looked at 3-4 different stores).

In other news, I finally preordered Skylanders Giants on Amazon. I figred the Starter Pack was worth it because of the extra characters (not to mention portal). Of course I don't need a portal - I have like 3 or 4 of them :lol:. One of the characters is a rehash and I refuse to get into collecting all the new versions of old characters but I think I'll be forced to since they are being crammed into the bundles and 3-packs. What a scum-suckingly evil move that is ;). I have a feeling all the 3-packs will have a rehash tossed in. I went over this before - they are also going to include more "useless" pieces like that dragonfire cannon in the Gamestop pack (which I also preordered just because I figured it would be scarce). So, in effect, you end up paying $25 for just one character (since that pack has rehashed Chop Chop and the useless "battle/magic" piece).

But apparently they have begun a big advertizing push on the channels my kids watch. So my plan to save the starter pack for my son's Nov. 23rd birthday has been foiled. Again, Fuck you Activision!

#1329 thelonepig

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

I figured the promo was more or less over. I haven't seen the bags in weeks and I was one short of getting a second set. And I doubt I'll even have 1 set put together because they didn't send me Terrabite from my initial 4 really early on. I got 2 Trigger Happys instead. So we have been using my in-laws address to get the second set and I've been putting Terrabite first on all the forms. I still have the 3rd form to send in and can't find another pack of chips for the 4th. They are all back to being plain packages again (looked at 3-4 different stores).


I've got a sealed, spare Terrabite if none of your forms happen to come through.

I've got one more mystery figure on the way. They cashed my check three or four weeks ago, so hopefully it'll be here soon.

#1330 io

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

I've got a sealed, spare Terrabite if none of your forms happen to come through.

I've got one more mystery figure on the way. They cashed my check three or four weeks ago, so hopefully it'll be here soon.


It might be a while before I find out, but I'd appreciate it. One of my boys was asking where they were (so far I've only given the kids Trigger Happy - I was waiting till I got the rest in and was planning on putting them into upcoming birthday presents). You could probably have any of the others in exchange (though all I have 2 of at this moment is Trigger Happy).

#1331 io

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:32 AM

I found another Skylanders Frito pack at Target tonight. They didn't have any a few days ago and today they had 2 on the bottom shelf. So I got one more to make it 8 total. We'll see if I get Terrabite out of it. It seems if they ran out of that in like July (when I first requested it) then I won't get one now. But who knows, maybe they were just out for a short time.

In other news, I think I am definitely going to cancel my Gamestop preorder of their "exclusive" 3-pack. I took a closer look at the new figures on the site and what GS was selling and there are even more annoying things I discovered. I didn't realize they were releasing lightcore and non-lightcore versions of even the newer small figures. That is just plain stupid. I thought the lightcore would be the incentive to rebuy old figures. But no, even on those they will have new poses (Series 2) and lightcore on some.

But both Jet Vac (in the Starter Pack) and Shroom Boom (the one in the GS exclusive pack) will have lightcore versions. Of course the ones in the starter pack and GS 3-pack are not the light core versions. Now, it could be they won't release those until much later. But, even though I got every original figure, I'm not going to give in to this cash grab and get Shroom Boom for $25 (packed in with those other 2 worthless pieces - Series 2 Chop Chop and a piece that unlocks a multiplayer battle arena which I assume is like the Volcanic Vault) if it isn't even the ligthcore version.

I will go ahead and buy all the Giants as soon as I see them. But I'm going to cool it on the smaller figures and wait for the lightcore versions or single packs at the very least.

Edited by io, 11 October 2012 - 06:53 AM.


#1332 Salamando3000

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:56 AM

If you're going to get the game at launch, you might want to look at Walmart's offering. Their starter pack includes glow-in-the-dark Cynder (in her new pose) and apparently a glow-in-the-dark Portal.


#1333 io

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:05 AM

If you're going to get the game at launch, you might want to look at Walmart's offering. Their starter pack includes glow-in-the-dark Cynder (in her new pose) and apparently a glow-in-the-dark Portal.


Sounds interesting - but I preordered at Amazon to use my trade-in credit (from all the high values they had a few weeks back on GBA ans GC games). Odd that Walmart would have a different Starter Pack though.

#1334 deantjeep

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

The Walmart exclusive Glow in the Dark Starter Packs are now available for pre-order at Walmart.com.

#1335 Corvin

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:11 AM

I don't see anything about a glow in the dark portal, just the fig. Forced bundles usually suck but at least this one guarantees you a second Giant.

#1336 thelonepig

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:59 AM

I don't see anything about a glow in the dark portal, just the fig. Forced bundles usually suck but at least this one guarantees you a second Giant.


Non-bundle version: http://www.walmart.c...tion-3/21295771

The added giant comes out to $13.04, but the negative is that you can't choose. That may be moot depending on how these are released though. I assume we can expect phased releases like last time instead of launching all characters at the same time.

My daughter is currently begging for Shroomboom, Hot Dog, and Ninjini.

#1337 thelonepig

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

I can confirm that Frito Lays is holding to the four per household restriction on the Sidekicks. I sent a spare form in, having accidentally filled it out with my address as opposed to my in-laws and figured I'd give it a shot anyway.

Instead I got a check for $2 and a note saying that I am no longer eligible. :(

#1338 thelonepig

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:12 AM

And finally - three posts in a row - I ran across the Skylanders Wiki which purports the following variants (complete with screen shots):

Punch Pop Fizz (3DS exclusive)
Legendary Slam Bam
Legendary Jet-Vac
Legendary Ignitor
Legendary Chill
Legendary Bouncer
Legendary Stealth Elf
Gnarly Tree Rex (PS3 bundle exclusive)
Granite Crusher

Source: http://skylanders.wi...wiki/Skylanders

#1339 shadowkast

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

Saw the advertisement for giants at Walmart located over their security things by the door, pretty sure the portal is not flow in the dark. I could be wrong.

Now i need to decide where to actually preorder this from

still need chop chop. Impossible to find as a single, may have to buy used or get the 3 pack and sell off the other two

Edit; looks like maybe just the lower ring is glow in the dark, maybe the surface
http://forum.darkspy...ic=57482&page=1

Edited by shadowkast, 14 October 2012 - 11:20 PM.


#1340 my2k2zx2

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:20 PM

Saw the advertisement for giants at Walmart located over their security things by the door, pretty sure the portal is not flow in the dark. I could be wrong.

Now i need to decide where to actually preorder this from

still need chop chop. Impossible to find as a single, may have to buy used or get the 3 pack and sell off the other two


I think I've got an extra. Do you have any that you would trade?
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#1341 shadowkast

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

I think I've got an extra. Do you have any that you would trade?

The only extra figure i have is a defective gill grunt

#1342 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:35 PM

Do the little mini-Skylanders you get off of the Lays chips packs connect to any of the games or are they just for show?

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#1343 defpally

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

Do the little mini-Skylanders you get off of the Lays chips packs connect to any of the games or are they just for show?


They work in all the game except the mobile phone ones. In the console game, they follow you around like a pet and give no benefit other than visual. Only one at a time can be used, and they "attach" to whoever they are closest to most of the time. For the DS game, they only really show up in the hub world. The web game, you can register them, but they really don't do anything as far as I know. For Giants, it is still unknown.

#1344 io

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:58 AM

Gnarly Tree Rex (PS3 bundle exclusive)


Well, that's cool since that's the version I have preordered at Amazon. Strange that they would have a PS3 exclusive version though. That seems kind of random. Interestingly enough, the PS3 version was not available on Amazon when I went to preorder it last week - I thought maybe they had sold out of preorders, but maybe something was up because of the exclusive. But it came back a few days ago and I got my preorder in.

still need chop chop. Impossible to find as a single, may have to buy used or get the 3 pack and sell off the other two


Well, I do have that Gamestop 3-pack preordered but I was thinking of cancelling it since I'd end up with another Chop Chop. If you want my original Chop Chop I can trade/sell you that and then I'll keep the preorder and my kids will be happy because they'll get ShroomBoom. It is loose of course but in perfect shape. Just send me a PM if you are interested.

#1345 thelonepig

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:08 AM

Well, that's cool since that's the version I have preordered at Amazon. Strange that they would have a PS3 exclusive version though. That seems kind of random. Interestingly enough, the PS3 version was not available on Amazon when I went to preorder it last week - I thought maybe they had sold out of preorders, but maybe something was up because of the exclusive. But it came back a few days ago and I got my preorder in.


It looks like a bundle with a PS3. There's no details that I've been able to find other than the picture on the wiki, so my guess is that it's for a different region.

EDIT: Here's the picture. Looks to be Europe as this is the 12gb model.

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#1346 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

They work in all the game except the mobile phone ones. In the console game, they follow you around like a pet and give no benefit other than visual. Only one at a time can be used, and they "attach" to whoever they are closest to most of the time. For the DS game, they only really show up in the hub world. The web game, you can register them, but they really don't do anything as far as I know. For Giants, it is still unknown.

Interesting! Thank you for the explanation. I ordered one of the minis even though I don't have any of the games yet, but I'll probably jump on board at some point. Looks like too much fun.

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#1347 io

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

It looks like a bundle with a PS3. There's no details that I've been able to find other than the picture on the wiki, so my guess is that it's for a different region.

EDIT: Here's the picture. Looks to be Europe as this is the 12gb model.


D'oh - figures. So this isn't in the PS3 starter bundles then. Oh well, no biggie.

#1348 ShockandAww

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Anyone know the release dates for any of the characters? Are any releasing on the 21st along with the game?

NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFO IS FROM DUTCH AMAZON SO IS NOT NECESSARILY WHAT NA IS GETTING:

According to this site Pop Fizz and Chill are going to be put in a triple pack with old characters. Lame. It's killing my interest in this until I can find a good deal on them later on.

It looks like first single characters releasing at some point are Swarm, Flashwing, and Sprocket. I am really not excited for any of those singles..

#1349 io

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

According to this site Pop Fizz and Chill are going to be put in a triple pack with old characters. Lame. It's killing my interest in this until I can find a good deal on them later on.


Here's the relevant part pulled from there. Whatever the source, this is exactly the sort of thing I thought they would be doing (packaging 1 new one in with 2 old ones):

Battle Packs

In place of the Adventure Packs, Giants will feature Battle Packs. Basically 2 characters packaged with an item that unlocks a new Battle Arena. It is my hope, especially since there has been no confirmation of a Single Player Battle Mode, that they will also function as a "magic item" in Giants gameplay.

-Golden Dragonfire Cannon BP: Chop Chop, Golden Dragonfire Cannon, Shroomboom (New) ((GameStop Exclusive))
-Unknown BP: Zap, Battle Arena Piece, New Skylander


Triple Packs

-Triple Pack A: Pop Fizz (New), Trigger Happy, and Whirlwind
-Triple Pack B: Chill (New), Zook, and Ignitor
-Triple Pack C: Sprocket (New), Sonic Boom, and Stump Smash
-Triple Pack D: Flashwing (New), Gill Grunt, and Double Trouble

Single Packs

-Drobot-Light Core
-Eruptor-Light Core

-Gill Grunt-Series 2

-Flashwing-New
-Sprocket-New

-Swarm-Giant


My comments:

- Yep, lame battle packs with 1 new character and a stupid multiplayer battle arena "unlock" piece - so the other one is just like the Gamestop exclusive one. I'm still holding out some hope that since there are no Adventure packs (news to me) that these battle packs might be a little more than just multiplayer arena unlocks - but I'm not counting on it.

- 4 triple-packs, all with just 1 new character - pathetic. What truly surprises is that there will be no Adventure packs. I thought for sure we'd have even more than 4 this time. Maybe they are going for true DLC this time? Though that would be odd.

- It looks like at least 2 of those characters from the triple packs will be available as singles though (Flashwing and Sprocket).

- The site also said that not all the original ones are being redone. The still hard-to-find Wham-Shell is one of those. But presumably they would ship more of those at least.

I think what I'm going to do is just stick to the Giant figures since I assume these will be sold individually. Then I'll get the new ones only when they are in singles or there are big-time sales on the triple packs (like the B1G1 at TRU last year).

#1350 ShockandAww

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

I think what I'm going to do is just stick to the Giant figures since I assume these will be sold individually. Then I'll get the new ones only when they are in singles or there are big-time sales on the triple packs (like the B1G1 at TRU last year).

Yep I think this is what I'll be doing also.