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#1561 Confucius

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:25 AM

thanks. I figured they would've made it slightly bigger.

Got the Starter Kit today and returned the portal owners pack I still hadn't opened. For an extra $9, it was worth 2 characters plus a portal, even though I already have the Skylanders 1 portal.

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#1562 io

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

Yep, I definitely like having the wired portal. We had to change the batteries on the old one all the time. And it is kind of cool to have it glowing whenever the PS3 is turned on ;).

#1563 nbballard

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

The batteries were a big enough pain in the last game. I can only imagine the drain on the Portal when using Lightcore figures. That and the battery cover was screwed on so you have to go find a screwdriver and all that stuff. That and kids losing that tiny little dongle.
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#1564 Navex

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

I'm about to get the first game and with all this portal talk, I'm wondering - can I use my Giants portal (the wired one) to use on the first game, Spyro's Adventure?

#1565 thelonepig

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I'm about to get the first game and with all this portal talk, I'm wondering - can I use my Giants portal (the wired one) to use on the first game, Spyro's Adventure?


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#1566 pitfallharry219

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

I blind bought 6 of the $2.99 figures Amazon had today because I've been wanting to try this out for a while. Should I start with the original starter pack or just get the Giants starter pack?

#1567 TheLongshot

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

So, it looks like the best deal on Giants starter pack will be on Amazon on Thanksgiving? My son wants it for Christmas.
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#1568 thelonepig

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

So, it looks like the best deal on Giants starter pack will be on Amazon on Thanksgiving? My son wants it for Christmas.


It's $49.99 today and tomorrow at TRU in-store. At least it was at the local TRU today. They had a big sign up for it.

#1569 TheLongshot

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

It's $49.99 today and tomorrow at TRU in-store. At least it was at the local TRU today. They had a big sign up for it.


It is that price at Target as well.
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#1570 dmunkee

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:15 AM

Skylanders Battlegrounds is out on iOS now:

https://itunes.apple...d540442762?mt=8

#1571 pitfallharry219

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

I blind bought 6 of the $2.99 figures Amazon had today because I've been wanting to try this out for a while. Should I start with the original starter pack or just get the Giants starter pack?


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#1572 doodofdoods

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Anybody?


The first game was good, No reason to skip it if you're into gauntlet style games. As for which starter pack you should get, that's up to you. You're going to want 1 of each element(8 total elements) to get access to all the areas in the game, so check out the elements you already have bought and see which starter pack helps out more.

Also check out some youtube videos(I like skylanders 101) to see what characters abilities look like they'd be fun to use.
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#1573 Navex

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone that is interested in getting Hothead that apparently Wal-Mart has gotten in new shipments of Giants they're setting aside for Black Friday so be on the lookout for him if you're out there tonight/tomorrow. I don't think there are any specials on the individual Giants but I'm just guessing they are setting them aside for the sale anyway.

EDIT: I was wondering where the 2.99 Skylanders were at that was mentioned...Here are Bash, Stealth Elf, Stump Smash, and Drobot - all from Spyro's Adventure series for $2.99 if anyone cares:
http://www.amazon.co...kylanders spyro

Just use the dropdown menu to select your desired one.

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#1574 defpally

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

Pretty much all of Wave 2 (Hothead, Sprocket, Flashwing in particular) was available in large quantities at TRU tonight, even 3+ hours after opening. Lots and lots of Hotheads. And even more interesting to some people, Wham Shell single was also there in large quantities (and not just in those $30 cases). Since it is a figure from the first game, it qualifies for the Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale there. They also several 3 packs from the original game, including the Camo/Warnado/Ignitor one. Great deal for those that need to finish up collections from the first game, or want to use them in Giants. Wham Shell won't be getting a repose, so this is the only form he comes in.

Legendary Stealth Elf from Giants was also in large numbers, as was expected.

#1575 gravel

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Skylanders Battlegrounds is out on iOS now:

https://itunes.apple...d540442762?mt=8


Has anyone tried this? Also, does character experience/gold carry over from this to Giants using the character codes or portals?

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#1576 Javery

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone that is interested in getting Hothead that apparently Wal-Mart has gotten in new shipments of Giants they're setting aside for Black Friday so be on the lookout for him if you're out there tonight/tomorrow. I don't think there are any specials on the individual Giants but I'm just guessing they are setting them aside for the sale anyway.

EDIT: I was wondering where the 2.99 Skylanders were at that was mentioned...Here are Bash, Stealth Elf, Stump Smash, and Drobot - all from Spyro's Adventure series for $2.99 if anyone cares:
http://www.amazon.co...kylanders spyro

Just use the dropdown menu to select your desired one.


It is showing $11.99 each for me...

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#1577 TheLongshot

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Going to be a Skylanders Christmas in our household. Was able to get to Walmart early yesterday to get a copy of Skylander Giants for my son. My sister also went to Walmart late to pick up the XBox 360 Skylanders bundle. I picked up a couple of the $2.99 figures from Amazon, so presents for my nephews.
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#1578 dmunkee

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Amazon has the gold Flameslinger in stock right now: http://www.amazon.co...duct/B0050SVGJG

#1579 gnargnargnar

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

Ok, Skylanders newbie here with a couple questions (ton of stuff on the net about Skylanders, but having trouble finding info on some particular questions.)

I have been collecting series 1 skylanders since January of this year, knowing that I wanted my daughter to play with me at some point, but she was just a bit too young at the time. I picked up a Wii U, and Giants seemed a logical purchase due to this. The whole family is loving the game so far. And of course daddy is hooked and plays it after everyone else goes to sleep now.

I have the first game for PC but haven't really played it.

To max out the series 1 characters (and series 2 reposes), do I need to transfer ownership to SSA game and do all the heroic challenges? Will the stats carry over to giants?
And what about hats, any hats that carry over that I can't get in giants?
And I assume to unlock their soul gem ability, I need to find that in SSA as well and it isn't available in giants?

The first character I played as and unlocked everything on is Chill down the Frozen Fury path.. what an awesome character. Unfortunately, the other two I've started up since then from series 1 seem to be one trick ponies in comparison. Is this typical between the series 1 and giants characters?

I will say I appreciate the graphical upgrade in giants compared to the first game, and the inclusion of a hard difficulty.

Any who, thanks in advance if anyone knows the answers to the questions.
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#1580 nbballard

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

To max out the series 1 characters (and series 2 reposes), do I need to transfer ownership to SSA game and do all the heroic challenges? Will the stats carry over to giants? </p>And what about hats, any hats that carry over that I can't get in giants?
And I assume to unlock their soul gem ability, I need to find that in SSA as well and it isn't available in giants?

The heroic challenges and whatnot appear to transfer over in my experience. Characters coming from SSA with their money and whatever hat is equipped.

If you are interested in maxing out your characters- you should make sure to use the Series 2 reposes because you can't achieve lvl 15, or get the "wow-pow" with the S1 figures.

I'm not certain about the soul gems. I would imagine that Giants includes all of the soul gems for figures with Series 2 poses. You may need to get them in SSA for the figures that aren't getting reposed. (I haven't checked to see if collecting a soul gem in SSA, but not buying the ability in SSA unlocks it in Giants. I would think that doesn't work).
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#1581 nbballard

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

Oh yea- just in case anyone missed it - Kroger stores have Giants figures and they are half off until mid december.
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#1582 Brother Daz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Oh yea- just in case anyone missed it - Kroger stores have Giants figures and they are half off until mid december.


Picked up a bunch for Xmas. The boy is going to be hooked up this year! (Found mine at king soopers)

#1583 blueweltall

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

What section are they located at?

#1584 Brother Daz

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

In the seasonal section at all 3 I went to.

#1585 tigerpants

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

So I'm kinda new to the whole skylanders things, but its sucked me in. I'm looking for all the crazy variants. Supposedly there is version of Chill with purple lips, I guess they are supposed to be blue. Anyway I saw at the Best Buy in Sunnyvale several singles with the purple lips and whole bunch of the triple packs had purple lipped Chills. So I just thought I'd pass it on if anyone is into this ridiculous hobby.

#1586 defpally

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

So I'm kinda new to the whole skylanders things, but its sucked me in. I'm looking for all the crazy variants. Supposedly there is version of Chill with purple lips, I guess they are supposed to be blue. Anyway I saw at the Best Buy in Sunnyvale several singles with the purple lips and whole bunch of the triple packs had purple lipped Chills. So I just thought I'd pass it on if anyone is into this ridiculous hobby.


Lol, there is a lot going around about this, but the Chill with different lips isn't really an intentional variant. It is a result of paint differences in the different locations. For the most part, the ones that went into the initial triple packs had blue (which is how she shows in game), while singles had purple or red. That has been more mixed in recent shipments, with purple seeming to be most common in all packs.

There are several intentional very rare variants to keep an eye out for, Rock versions of Whirlwind and Zook and Sparkle (glittery white) versions of Sonic Boom, Sprocket and Hot Head. Then you have some "store exclusive" variants that are common like Glow in the dark Cynder (Walmart), Fright Rider (UK only) and Sonic Boom (Walmart), as well as Gold Flameslinger (Amazon).

#1587 icpmattj

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Any word on when wave 3 will be released?

#1588 io

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

Any word on when wave 3 will be released?


Seriously, my kids have already lost interest in Giants. If they don't push more new ones out soon it might be too late.

#1589 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

Terrabite! My first and only Skylander! He's the coolest and best one, right? Hey, that rhymes!

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#1590 io

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

Terrabite! My first and only Skylander! He's the coolest and best one, right? Hey, that rhymes!


Terrabite is pretty cool - we finally got him last week (last one of the 4 sidekicks that we got).