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#121 nbballard

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm starting to feel what you guys are experiencing. I didn't find the new Adventure pack in my searching yesterday (Best Buy, Target, TRU, Gamestop and Wal-mart). My BBY and Wal-Mart were stocked pretty well with single 1st wave figures but Target was cleaned out Gamestop only had the Pirate Packs.

Has anyone checked Sears? They had figures when the game came out. Seems like a not so obvious place to look for them.

My sister called and woke me up this morning complaining that my nephew had used the stickers that came with his figures on his bedroom wall and that he was getting obsessive about the game. She was upset that they hadn't been able to find any more figures and he keeps nagging her about it. Christmas win!
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#122 Rod92905

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Called Gamestop yesterday after work and I wish I'd thought of it earlier. Seems all the area Gamestop's got in the new wave. Empire of Ice (which I already have and didn't need) and the Double Trouble 3-pack. Obviously all the new ones were gone but I did find a single Sonic Boom I was needing.

I called a few other Gamestop's today and one of them the manager admitted to me that they got one of each of the new ones but he got them for his kid. I guess I don't blame him but it's a bit screwy that he did that me thinks.

#123 Rod92905

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:02 AM

Well on Saturday I was able to get the Walmart in my area to price match the Kmart add and they let me buy the 3DS version for $49.99.

So now I got an Ignitor and Dark Spyro for my kids. With the $27 gift card (from returned gifts) and the $20 I already got for selling the Stealth Elf loose, I pretty much paid $8 for the Ignitor, Dark Spyro and a small Portal of Power to leave hooked up to my PC for when the kids want to play the web based game. I felt good about that deal.

Also this morning I called Target and they had one of the Double Trouble/Whirlwind/Drill Sergeant 3-pack. I already had Whirlwind so I sold the one from the 3-pack loose for $30. I made $20 and got two brand new figures my kids needed.

Now, all I am needing is Cynder and with her coming out in the next wave or so in a 3-pack with two other brand new characters I am in no hurry for her.

#124 FaintDeftone

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:24 AM

The Target I work at got a bunch in today. I passed on all of the new ones and picked up Dark Crypt pack (I really wanted Ghost Roaster) and Eruptor. Now all I need is a wind element and I have all elements. I need the other two packs too since I beat the game and ran out of levels to play.

I must say, Ghost Roaster is a beast! Hopefully he'll be useful for getting that "beat kaos without swapping skylanders" achievement on 360.

#125 nbballard

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:48 AM

^ the easiest way to do that is a fully lvl'd Gill Grunt with the water power path. The little add on powers don't hurt either- like the swords and health regeneration.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:24 AM

^ the easiest way to do that is a fully lvl'd Gill Grunt with the water power path. The little add on powers don't hurt either- like the swords and health regeneration.


My son and I tried this tonight. Not only did we have Gill Grunt fully upgraded, but I had also taken him through most of the heroic challenges, which provide permanent stat boosts (as I understand it).

My son was Trigger Happy and I was Gill Grunt. We made it about 2/3 the way through, then I died as Gill Grunt. He didn't seem powerful at all though I'm not sure we did the water power path or not. Then I went through 2 more characters but my son made it through the whole way! Of course no trophy because I had died. Oh well... To be fair, one time when the 3 evil chars were attacking us, 2 were ganging up on me and he wasn't helping - so I died once from that ;). The other time there was so much going on on-screen I couldn't even tell where I was and I was apparently getting pounded by something.

What I don't get is the dodging the sharks one - do you have to make 35 (or whetever it is) close calls so that you get the slo-mo thing happening? Because that seems nearly impossible to me - one of those 35 times you are gonna bump one by accident.

#127 nbballard

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

^do you tap the attack buttons while shooting his water cannon? The fully upgraded cannon is a spray of water and tapping that button (or another- can't remember) releases starfish and shells within the stream. Makes for a ton of hits.

Here is a link on PS3Trophies where it is discussed in more depth: http://www.ps3trophi...-seriously.html

Regarding the sharks- yea, it's in a row. Once they start coming fast, it's pretty easy if you get a good line on them.

The thing to keep in mind for both trophies is that if you fail- gameover. you'll restart at the boss fight and you can try again really fast. You don't have to play through the whole level again.
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#128 fatbeer

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

I'm curious about this game since there is so much buzz on CAG deals on this. The concept seem very similar to Webkinz fad. You buy a stuff animal that comes with a code. Enter the code on their website to obtain that pet so you can use them in a video game. Is this any different from Webkinz?
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#129 FaintDeftone

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for the tips guys. I got it with the fully upgraded Gill Grunt without too much trouble (still tough though). I got all of the achievements on the 360 version today (or "platinum'd for you PS3 folks). The two that gave me the most trouble were the laser dodging one and the final boss one. I'm not sure if I want to 100% the game or not via collectibles and figurines but we'll see. I'll still continue to purchase the adventure packs though.

#130 bjkrautk

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

Finally caved and bought a "used" Amazon Warehouse Deals copy of the game under $40, just to see what all the fuss is about. My one concern is that the figures will have been registered / used, and I'll have to figure out how to reset them (vs. buying replacements, if I'm still interested).

Don't see myself being a collector, but could see myself getting one of each type if I like the game.

#131 elessar123

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

Finally caved and bought a "used" Amazon Warehouse Deals copy of the game under $40, just to see what all the fuss is about. My one concern is that the figures will have been registered / used, and I'll have to figure out how to reset them (vs. buying replacements, if I'm still interested).


You can't reset them, AFAIK.

Gamestop has it new for $50 this week.

#132 Tonner Cyn

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

Just came back from Gamestop in Cerritos, CA. They had some singles. I was able to pick up Flameslinger and Chop Chop.

I just ordered Sonic Boom off Amazon for 7.99 as well.

#133 JSP

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

You are all fucking with me, right?
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#134 nbballard

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

You can reset the characters experience levels, and change their names, registered system, etc from the options when you pause the game.

If the figure bugs out and doesn't work, the only way to reset it from there is with the 3DS game.
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#135 Bezerker

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:31 AM

Is there any kind of Skylanders trading thread? I've been hitting up just about every Target, BBY, WM, and GS for Cynder, Double Trouble, Whirlwind & Drill Sergeant but have had no luck.

I've got a few extras that are still new on card, hoping to find someone willing to do 1:1 trades, but with all the resellers it seems like that probably wont happen.

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#136 nbballard

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Is there any kind of Skylanders trading thread? I've been hitting up just about every Target, BBY, WM, and GS for Cynder, Double Trouble, Whirlwind & Drill Sergeant but have had no luck.

I've got a few extras that are still new on card, hoping to find someone willing to do 1:1 trades, but with all the resellers it seems like that probably wont happen.


Set it up. I've got some extras myself. I need a Cynder and I have an extra starter set, an extra portal (ps3), Drill Serg, and Whirl Wind.
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#137 Corvin

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

So, anyone actually playing the game? :lol:

I'm curious if anyone has found a good place to power level and/or build up money. Pirate seas works pretty good. Just wondering if there is another.

Oh, I tried the treasure chest respawn trick and it won't work in the ruins, says it's already been used on that level.

#138 Logg

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

Me and my son just got the to the last level kinda lame how much harder that level is then the whole game.

#139 ritchardf

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:09 PM

You are all fucking with me, right?


be careful, they are forming a cult, conform to them or die. and dont try to tell them they are being fucked over by being forced to pay $200 bucks for a 50 dollar game, they flip out. ALL HAIL ACTIVISION!!!

#140 RedvsBlue

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:17 PM

be careful, they are forming a cult, conform to them or die. and dont try to tell them they are being fucked over by being forced to pay $200 bucks for a 50 dollar game, they flip out. ALL HAIL ACTIVISION!!!


3DS Starter $29 shipped from amazon 3rd party
Wii Starter $32.49 shipped from Amazon Warehouse deals
Darklight Crypt $14.99 on sale at TRU
Bash single fig $2 at Goodwill
Sonic Boom single fig $7.99 shipped from Amazon

Let's see, that puts me at $86.47 for 2 complete and distinct games and everything I need to play them and see all the content (including the mini-expansion Darklight Crypt).

Thanks for your input but it's wrong and not really needed.

#141 elessar123

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:28 AM

3DS Starter $29 shipped from amazon 3rd party
Wii Starter $32.49 shipped from Amazon Warehouse deals
Darklight Crypt $14.99 on sale at TRU
Bash single fig $2 at Goodwill
Sonic Boom single fig $7.99 shipped from Amazon

Let's see, that puts me at $86.47 for 2 complete and distinct games and everything I need to play them and see all the content (including the mini-expansion Darklight Crypt).

Thanks for your input but it's wrong and not really needed.


I saw the 3DS ones, but all of the cheap ones said no figures.

#142 RedvsBlue

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

I saw the 3DS ones, but all of the cheap ones said no figures.


yeah, they usually do say that but I managed to find one that didn't have that in description so I decided to take a shot. Sure enough, it came with everything.

#143 nbballard

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:01 AM

So, anyone actually playing the game? :lol:

I'm curious if anyone has found a good place to power level and/or build up money. Pirate seas works pretty good. Just wondering if there is another.

The later levels that look like a dungeon have an enemy that spawn little baby spiders. As long as you don't kill the thing generating them, they will keep coming forever. You can load up on experience there. Also, since it's later in the game, the loot is pretty heavy too. You should be able to max out there.
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#144 FaintDeftone

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:07 AM

So, anyone actually playing the game? :lol:

I'm curious if anyone has found a good place to power level and/or build up money. Pirate seas works pretty good. Just wondering if there is another.

Oh, I tried the treasure chest respawn trick and it won't work in the ruins, says it's already been used on that level.


Replaying Kaos' Lair level is pretty much the best way to power level. You can typically gain at least one level each play through. The money is plentiful too.

#145 Survivalism

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:41 AM

be careful, they are forming a cult, conform to them or die. and dont try to tell them they are being fucked over by being forced to pay $200 bucks for a 50 dollar game, they flip out. ALL HAIL ACTIVISION!!!


I also hate it when people enjoy things. AAAH! HOW DARE THEY!

#146 FaintDeftone

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:00 PM

So the Target I work at (I'm the manager over the Electronics department) got Skylanders in today for the new Sunday ad since they're featured in it. I had the day off so I drove up there around noon since I knew we had them today. When I got there, one of my employees told me people burst into the door at 8:00 this morning and sprinted back there and all of them were sold within 15min. Geez!

I also set a 2 item limit on them due to the high demand. We had a lot of older people coming in without children and buying whole baskets full of them. It was obvious the eBay hoarders were hitting us so to make things fair I set a 2 item limit on them. Nobody complained about it luckily so all was well, but we did have a couple try to pull the whole "go to the checklanes because they won't know" trick and failed.

#147 Prison Mike

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

So the Target I work at (I'm the manager over the Electronics department) got Skylanders in today for the new Sunday ad since they're featured in it. I had the day off so I drove up there around noon since I knew we had them today. When I got there, one of my employees told me people burst into the door at 8:00 this morning and sprinted back there and all of them were sold within 15min. Geez!

I also set a 2 item limit on them due to the high demand. We had a lot of older people coming in without children and buying whole baskets full of them. It was obvious the eBay hoarders were hitting us so to make things fair I set a 2 item limit on them. Nobody complained about it luckily so all was well, but we did have a couple try to pull the whole "go to the checklanes because they won't know" trick and failed.

Does your Target restock every morning before opening if they get a shipment?

I went to one of my Targets during opening time on a weekday and there were no Skylanders to be found. I come back several hours later to find several Skylanders on the end caps.

#148 Corvin

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

All of our Targets put their shipments out Friday and didn't save any for Sunday. Of course I found that out on Sunday. :lol:

I also set a 2 item limit on them due to the high demand.


2 of each, or 2 Skylanders, period?

Also just because someone looks like a hoarder doesn't mean they are. I'm trying to track down a Stealth Elf for 3 different friends/co-workers. I already have her(bought before Christmas), but for whatever reason, nobody else can find her. They all know I hunt down these things and will more than likely buy all three if a store has them.

The later levels that look like a dungeon have an enemy that spawn little baby spiders.


Replaying Kaos' Lair level is pretty much the best way to power level. You can typically gain at least one level each play through. The money is plentiful too.


Good to know. We're not that far yet.

#149 Tonner Cyn

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Asked this in the deals thread but figure this is the more appropriate place.
- With the expansions, I are the key pieces pretty much one and done? I mean, I know once you open up the level you don't need to put the key on anymore, but can it be used by another player? I'm guessing no.
- I have the 3 regular starter characters (360 version) and Drobot, Prism Break, Boomer, Voodood, Sonic Boom, Chop Chop, Flameslinger, and Stump Smash. I believe that gives me at least one character from each element. Are there any other must-have figures?

#150 Corvin

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

The items can be used once per level each time you play, but the treasure chest seems to be one and done per level, period.

I highly recommend Stealth Elf. I maxed her out over the weekend and she is unstoppable.