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#1471 KrayzieKMF

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hm, am I the only one who just bought what I could from TRU online?

I wasn't planning to drive around town looking for stuff, and even with TRU's B1G1 40% off / free ship over $49 and not trying to collect everything, I spent over $100 on characters. :p


are online returns instore still gc only?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

Thanks. Sorry I forgot to mention I only listed only new chars Wave 2. I did get all of them. I took a pic of my haul so far and my god, I'm ashamed to post it because I bought so much! I spent close to $400 already and I'm not even halfway done (I think).


If you bought all of wave 1, wave 2 and a starter set you should have 32 / 48 characters without including any variants.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

If you bought all of wave 1, wave 2 and a starter set you should have 32 / 48 characters without including any variants.


Thanks! I feel better. I just counted my pic. I have 37 total with 5 variants (3 pack legendary, L-Bouncer and Granite Crusher), so that makes it 32. I wasn't around during Skylanders launch, but do they really "save" around 16 figures for release later? Is that number big or small?
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#1474 weevles

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

are online returns instore still gc only?


No idea. Hopefully, I won't have to do that...

#1475 prim4444

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

I don't think Legendary Stealth Elf came out today, I don't even see it on fleabay so I doubt it came out.

Fright Rider came out with wave 1.


I didn't see any of wave 2 today and didn't see Legendary Stealth Elf either. Everything else was overflowing in supply. Including the legendary figs/packs.


Look for Legendary Stealth Elf on Black Friday. It is in our system with a street date of 11/22.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

are online returns instore still gc only?


The system should have been changed so that if you paid with a credit card, you can get you money back on that same card. If you paid with Pay pal or gift cards, you will still get store credit.

#1477 shadowkast

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:53 AM

my kids can wait til xmas.....my kids can hold out til xmas.....i can hold out til xmas........

#1478 defpally

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

Thanks! I feel better. I just counted my pic. I have 37 total with 5 variants (3 pack legendary, L-Bouncer and Granite Crusher), so that makes it 32. I wasn't around during Skylanders launch, but do they really "save" around 16 figures for release later? Is that number big or small?


If it is like last time, there will be 5 waves total, with Legendary Stealth Elf and Legendary Lightcore Chill (and the other color variants) wedged in there somewhere mid-wave since it is an exclusive. Legendary Trigger Happy showed up between 3 and 4 last February.

Three more waves make sense, since there are 3 giants left - so 1 per wave. Other than that, you have the remaining 10 or so reposes, 4 more Lightcore and 1 more regular to be split among the waves.

Last time we got Wave 2 in November, 3 in January, 4 in March and 5 in April. We already know that 2 was pushed out the door early, supposedly to meet demand for more product on the shelves. It is hard to say, but we may see one more wave prior to Christmas, or they may hold out for the post Christmas money rush. You really can't base it on last year though, because as someone else said earlier, prior to Christmas Skylanders were popular, but weren't selling out, even when Wave 2 hit. Once all of those Christmas presents got opened, kids went nuts and cleaned off the shelves, then the scalpers took notice. This time, demand is in place from Day 1, so Activision doesn't have to suddenly ramp up production, they are in full production mode already.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:29 AM

The system should have been changed so that if you paid with a credit card, you can get you money back on that same card. If you paid with Pay pal or gift cards, you will still get store credit.


Thanks! That means I will be more likely to order online then. I hated how I had to ship items back if I wanted to return something and get my money back.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

Can anyone verify if the BB B2G1 on figures is still active today?


Someone on another forum tried today and they say it's dead.

#1481 io

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

my kids can wait til xmas.....my kids can hold out til xmas.....i can hold out til xmas........


Heh heh - I couldn't wait. In fact, my 2 boys are playing right now. My kids birthdays work out well, though. Both of them are late Nov/early Dec so what I can do is pick up the wave 2 figs (and some of the wave 1 - got Chill and Fright Rider sitting in a bag in my office) and hold on to those for birthday presents. Then if more come out in December I got stocking stuffers and the like...

[highlight]Can someone remind me which new figures are coming out with lightcore versions?[/highlight] I am not going to buy the regular ones until the lightcores versions release. So I know ShroomBoom is one. I know Jet-Vac is another. Of course I already broke my rule on Jet-Vac since I now have TWO versions of it (regular from the Starter Pack and Legendary from TRU). But I will hold off on the Cannon 3-pack since it has the plain ShroomBoom and wait for the lightcore version to come out. I think they should have put the lightcore one in the 3-pack and then released the normal one separately as that would spur purchases of that overpriced POS 3-pack ;). I know I'm not buying it as it stands now unless I find a great deal (like a B1G1 or something). And it seemed like that's the way the masses have responded, too, as both of the 3-packs with old/usless figures in them were fully-stocked on the TRU shelves while all the new smaller figures sold out quick.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:04 AM

The local TRU was cleaned out of new single-pack characters, but had plenty of plushies, 1st game variants, Giants, and 3-packs. There was a couple there with a cart full of the single pack new characters and they weren't letting anyone else have them. The guy was proudly saying to some ladies that he'd already raided another TRU and all the local Kmarts, and that they were "out of luck" finding the new figures for their kids.

I suggested loudly that they try Gamestop, Target or Best Buy and the guy just about choked, trying to assert that the new figures are Kmart/TRU exclusives. The ladies thanked me and took off. The guy looked miffed for a minute, then called someone on his cellphone.

I then ran over to Best Buy and grabbed the set, the preorder bag/poster/etc, Chill and Pop Fizz. My kids are thrilled. :)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:06 AM

Someone on another forum tried today and they say it's dead.


I can confirm this. The gal at the register said that it was working yesterday, and tried to run it through for me, but it didn't work on the register. She asked a manager and was told that it was a mistake in the system, but has since been corrected.

#1484 skiizim

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:08 AM

Here is a list I got from the darkspyro forums, thanks to bionicle!

Giants
:
• Ninjini (Magic) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Scarlet Ninjini (Magic) [Image]
• Crusher (Earth) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Granite Crusher (Earth) [Image]
• Thumpback (Water) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Hot Head (Fire) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Bouncer (Tech) [Image] [Video [Figure]
• Legendary Bouncer [Image] [Video]
• Eye Brawl (Undead) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Swarm (Air) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Tree Rex (Life) [Image] [Video] [Figure]

New Skylanders:
• Pop Fizz (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Punch Pop Fizz (Magic) [Image]
• Royal Double Trouble (Magic)
• Flashwing (Earth) [Image][/url][Video]
• Jade Flashwing (Earth)
• Chill (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Legendary Chill (Water) [Image]
• Legendary Slam Bam (Water) [Image]
• Hot Dog (Fire) [Image] [Video
• Molten Hot Dog (Fire)
• Legendary Ignitor (Fire) [Image]
• Fright Rider (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Sprocket (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Jet-Vac (Air) [Image] [Video] [Figure]
• Legendary Jet-Vac (Air) [Image]
• Polar Whirlwind [Image]
• Shroomboom (Life) [Image] [Video]
• Legendary Stealth Elf (Life) [Image]

Light Core Skylanders:
• Pop Fizz (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Prism Break (Earth) [Image] [Video]
• Chill (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Eruptor (Fire) [Image] [Video]
• Drobot (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Hex (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Jet-Vac (Air) [Image] [Video]
• Shroomboom (Life) [Image] [Video]

Series 2:*
• Spyro (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Wrecking Ball (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Double Trouble (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Terrafin (Earth) [Image] [Video]
• Bash (Earth) [Image] [Video]
• Prism Break (Earth) [Image] [Video]
• Slam Bam (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Zap (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Gill Grunt (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Ignitor (Fire) [Image] [Video]
• Eruptor (Fire) [Image] [Video]
• Flameslinger (Fire) [Image] [Video]
• Drill Sargent (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Trigger Happy (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Drobot (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Cynder (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Chop Chop (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Hex (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Sonic Boom (Air) [Image] [Video]
• Whirlwind (Air) [Image] [Video]
• Lightning Rod (Air) [Image] [Video]
• Stealth Elf (Life) [Image] [Video]
• Zook (Life) [Image] [Video]
• Stump Smash (Life) [Image] [Video]

Sidekicks:
• Mini Jini (Magic)
• Thumpling (Water)
• Eye-Small (Undead)
• Barkley (Life)

Arena Pieces:
• Dragonfire Cannon [Image]
• Scorpion Striker

#1485 io

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Light Core Skylanders:
• Pop Fizz (Magic) [Image] [Video]
• Prism Break (Earth) [Image] [Video]
• Chill (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Eruptor (Fire) [Image] [Video]
• Drobot (Tech) [Image] [Video]
• Hex (Undead) [Image] [Video]
• Jet-Vac (Air) [Image] [Video]
• Shroomboom (Life) [Image] [Video]

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Arena Pieces:
• Dragonfire Cannon [Image]
• Scorpion Striker


Thanks.

D'oh! It figures the lightcores would be made for the earlier new figures - that way people are sure to buy both. So I might return the Chill I bought at Gamestop and wait for the lightcore. I've already given the kids Pop Fizz but that's OK as my 4 year-old knew about that one and really wanted it. So I guess I'll wait for Chill and ShroomBoom and just pass on all the others.

Can someone describe the Arena? Is it the same as the (local) multiplayer battle arena from the first game, or is it something different (and better) this time?

#1486 nbballard

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

You play one in game. It appears to be like the challenge rooms from god of war or darksiders.
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#1487 io

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

You play one in game. It appears to be like the challenge rooms from god of war or darksiders.


Hmmm - so maybe a little better than the multiplayer arenas like the Volcanic Vault... I may yet get that GS preorder of their "exclusive" battle cannon pack then. Not sure yet...

#1488 nbballard

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

The cannon itself is pretty neat too. It's a lightcore piece. When you put it on the portal, it shows up like a power-up and follows you around firing cannonballs.
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#1489 ShockandAww

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

Here is a list I got from the darkspyro forums, thanks to bionicle!

Giants
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• Scarlet Ninjini (Magic) [Image]


New Skylanders:
• Jade Flashwing (Earth)
• Legendary Chill (Water) [Image]
• Molten Hot Dog (Fire)
• Legendary Ignitor (Fire) [Image]
• Polar Whirlwind [Image]
• Legendary Stealth Elf (Life) [Image]

Light Core Skylanders:
• Chill (Water) [Image] [Video]
• Shroomboom (Life) [Image] [Video]

Sidekicks:
• Mini Jini (Magic)
• Thumpling (Water)
• Eye-Small (Undead)
• Barkley (Life)

Arena Pieces:
• Scorpion Striker


Well, guess I'll be waiting on all these before buying anymore regular characters.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Some of those variants aren't going to be accessible in singles. For example, it is already known that Royal Double Trouble is only available in the iOS Starter pack for the Skylanders Battlegrounds game. The new Sidekicks are going to be another Frito-Lay thing. Legendary Ignitor is only in a 3 pack with Legendary Slam Bam and Legendary Jet Vac. Gnarly Tree Rex is only in Wii and PS3 Console Bundles. From what has been seen, they may turn up as incentives for bundles of some sort with other products.

By the way, Legendary Chill is supposedly a Lightcore. It makes sense, TRU would then have a special 3 pack, a special single, a special Giant and a special Lightcore - 1 of each category. Also, Prism Break, Eruptor and Drobot are showing up in a Lightcore 3 pack at Target soon for $29.99. A slight discount if those interest you. it already appears on their website but isn't available yet.

What is sticking out in my mind is how the other Battleground piece is going to be packaged. I am sure it will be with 1 repose and 1 new one. I hope it is Hot Dog, because that is the only new one I do not have and unless the Cannon is spectacular I probably will skip it. I only really got it this time because of Chop Chop (one of my son's favorites) and Shroomboom.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

I'm a bit concerned about a drop-off in quality on the Giants figures I've seen so far. Perhaps there were quality issues with the old figures, but I never noticed them as much as I do now with the new ones

I looked at ten different Chills with 10 completely different appearances. Some had blue lips, others had natural colored ones. Some of them had helmets that were so misshapen you couldn't actually see the character's face. I also noticed a lot of poor paintjobs on the Legendary Bouncer and new Hex figures as well. Hex was laughingly bad, as the paint job on the face wasn't lined up properly. One of them had lips painted on the character's nose, and another one had a third eye painted on it below the right one.

I'm actually going to return my Hex until I can find one without any of these issues.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

I'm a bit concerned about a drop-off in quality on the Giants figures I've seen so far. Perhaps there were quality issues with the old figures, but I never noticed them as much as I do now with the new ones

I looked at ten different Chills with 10 completely different appearances. Some had blue lips, others had natural colored ones. Some of them had helmets that were so misshapen you couldn't actually see the character's face. I also noticed a lot of poor paintjobs on the Legendary Bouncer and new Hex figures as well. Hex was laughingly bad, as the paint job on the face wasn't lined up properly. One of them had lips painted on the character's nose, and another one had a third eye painted on it below the right one.

I'm actually going to return my Hex until I can find one without any of these issues.


Hmmm. There were a few aberrations during last year's game as well. Taking a quick look at my figures, I see no real problems. Sounds like you got stuck with a reject.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

On figure quality, apparently the process for creating the figures changed with this game. For last game, they sent over images and TFB created them based on that. This time, they bought one of those 3D model printer and painted the figure samples to show exactly what they wanted. I personally noticed a lot more small details on the characters this time. Sprocket in particular, she has many very tiny details on her figure. With small details comes more opportunity for abberations.

With the last game, there were lots of reported issues. I saw three different Wham Shells on the shelf with three different sets of detail painting. Everything from gold details being painted differently (or not at all), and those were from the same shipment. The mace was held at different angles in all three, with one not even touching his other hand. I also saw some with appendages not attached, packaged in the wrong package or with the wrong card, etc.

#1494 dragonjud

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

I know it doesn't belong here, but don't want to create a separate thread for it...
Have an extra Granite crusher. Don't feel like returning it right now, so if anybody wants it 'at cost' pm me.
Please note that it will be actual shipping + NY tax, so it may end up being more than what you want to pay.
Don't need anything at the moment, so not looking to trade.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

I know that this might sound like a stupid question, but would the xbox 360 portal work on the :3ds:? FYI I have the old one from the first game.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

I know that this might sound like a stupid question, but would the xbox 360 portal work on the :3ds:? FYI I have the old one from the first game.


Nope. The 3ds portal uses the IR reader on the 3ds, and it's much smaller.
Also, the games couldn't be more different. The 3ds game is nothing more than a platformer that does not allow the same type of character upgrades.


#1497 roger watersmelon

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:31 PM

On figure quality, apparently the process for creating the figures changed with this game. For last game, they sent over images and TFB created them based on that. This time, they bought one of those 3D model printer and painted the figure samples to show exactly what they wanted. I personally noticed a lot more small details on the characters this time. Sprocket in particular, she has many very tiny details on her figure. With small details comes more opportunity for abberations.

With the last game, there were lots of reported issues. I saw three different Wham Shells on the shelf with three different sets of detail painting. Everything from gold details being painted differently (or not at all), and those were from the same shipment. The mace was held at different angles in all three, with one not even touching his other hand. I also saw some with appendages not attached, packaged in the wrong package or with the wrong card, etc.

This is exactly what I was saying. With any manufacturing process you're going to have quality issues. I believe those problems could be more widespread than they were before, and that figure collectors (or people that don't want their figures to have an extra eye) should be more careful this time around. I didn't think about the figures having additional details and that being the source of the problem, but that makes perfect sense.

On a side note, my Toys R Us got more Claptraps in so the trip wasn't a total wash. I've seen two Hexes on the shelves out of the second shipment, but have yet to see any Sprockets, Hot Heads, or Lightcore Jet-Vacs.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

So how long is wave 2 exclusive to toysrus?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

Stopped by my local TRU with my daughter today and they only had stump smash left from wave 2. It also looks like the wave 1 single packs are selling pretty well. Plenty of Giants and 3 packs left though.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:34 AM

My store received the wave 2 3 packs in today.

Sonic Boom, Sprocket and Stump Smash
Gil Grunt, Flashwing and Double Trouble.