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#1591 Brother Daz

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

Finally got our giants game delivered today. My son has been sitting at the window waiting for it the last 3 hours. He's so excited to play it (I'm not gonna lie, daddy is excited also)

#1592 pitfallharry219

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:57 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).


Is that the Series 2 figure? The first one was in one of the adventure packs, right?

#1593 defpally

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

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


Probably not until January. None of the pre-wave indicators have lit up. No "In Hand" Ebay auctions. No previews on the websites. Nothing int he Facebook group.

To be honest though, the majority of the Giants sold probably haven't even been played yet. Everyone, including me, there at launch at TRU was buying for Christmas gifts. I have quite the pile in the ole Christmas gift hidey-hole. And realistically, they are better off dropping it in January to all of the Christmas gift money and the relatively calm stores and news cycle to stand out.

I know it isn't what you want to hear, but Giants is on a bunch of Santa lists.

Also: Terrabite is a Sidekick. Operates as a visual pet in the game, it comes from a Frito-Lay mail in promotion.

#1594 io

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

To be honest though, the majority of the Giants sold probably haven't even been played yet. Everyone, including me, there at launch at TRU was buying for Christmas gifts. I have quite the pile in the ole Christmas gift hidey-hole. And realistically, they are better off dropping it in January to all of the Christmas gift money and the relatively calm stores and news cycle to stand out.

I know it isn't what you want to hear, but Giants is on a bunch of Santa lists.


That doesn't make sense to me. For people who haven't opened the game yet why do they need to hold back on waves?

All they need to do after Christmas is make sure there are tons on the shelf (the more varieties the better - so it would be better to have them out already) so there isn't a repeat of last year (when every last Skylander disappeared within 3-4 days after Christmas and they didn't restock for a few weeks).

It's fine for one or even two waves to come out post-Christmas. But really they ought to have released something else by now, or certainly before Christmas. We still have 3 unreleased little ones (Hot Dog, Light Core Chill, Light Core Shroomboom) and 3 unreleased big ones. You'd think 1 of each of those could come out before January.

See the problem I have is that I do not have anything Skylanders-related to give the kids for Christmas. I am holding off on Chill and ShroomBoom till the lightcore variants come out. I just gave Fright Rider (and the Terrabite sidekick) to my son who's birthday was on Black Friday. For cripes sake, I had expected some new ones to come out before then, even, but there was squat... They better release something before Christmas at least.

#1595 pitfallharry219

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

I see the mistake I made. Terrafin is the one in the Pirate Seas pack.

#1596 io

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

I see the mistake I made. Terrafin is the one in the Pirate Seas pack.


Yeah, Terrabite is the mini-Terrafin. (Just like Giill Runt is mini Gill Grunt, Whisper Elf is mini Stealth Elf, and Trigger Snappy is mini Trigger Happy).

I guess I still have Whisper Elf to give the kids and I did pick up the gold Flameslinger from Amazon. But those aren't new figures that will get them all excited. My 2 year-old daughter gets mad at me whenever I come back in from a store and don't have Thumpback with me ;).

#1597 defpally

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

That doesn't make sense to me. For people who haven't opened the game yet why do they need to hold back on waves?

All they need to do after Christmas is make sure there are tons on the shelf (the more varieties the better - so it would be better to have them out already) so there isn't a repeat of last year (when every last Skylander disappeared within 3-4 days after Christmas and they didn't restock for a few weeks).

It's fine for one or even two waves to come out post-Christmas. But really they ought to have released something else by now, or certainly before Christmas. We still have 3 unreleased little ones (Hot Dog, Light Core Chill, Light Core Shroomboom) and 3 unreleased big ones. You'd think 1 of each of those could come out before January.

See the problem I have is that I do not have anything Skylanders-related to give the kids for Christmas. I am holding off on Chill and ShroomBoom till the lightcore variants come out. I just gave Fright Rider (and the Terrabite sidekick) to my son who's birthday was on Black Friday. For cripes sake, I had expected some new ones to come out before then, even, but there was squat... They better release something before Christmas at least.


Ok, look at it this way. You have quite a few figures already out. Not counting variants there are 5 giants, 7 new singles, 4 lightcore and 16 reposes on the shelves. Add in the store variants/legendaries for another 10 or so. This can be considered "stuff already out". Now, their primary customer right now are parents buying Christmas presents. Another wave means a few more of each one. The vast majority of parents that are getting Skylanders are going to be more like my neighbor that bought the Starter and 4-5 singles (mix of old and new) than like us that have everything out so far. My neighbor is done with Skylanders for Christmas, a new wave means nothing to him, it's just more figures just like the ones already out - in other words, more "stuff already out". I picked him up a Wham Shell at TRU on BF because I knew his son would love it, but to him it was just another figure to toss in the box.

Come Christmas you now have a whole bunch of kids with gift cards from granny ready to spend. They got Giants from their parents, and unlike their parents they know what they want. A new Wave means something to them, as it does to us. Now do you think Activision wants to blow the publicity of a new Wave on a few of us and a bunch of parents that don't care and have already bought from the large selection already available? Or do you wait until January when you still have us AND all of those kids with the game now AND with gift cards to spend on it?

Don't get me wrong, I would like a new Wave as much as you would. I was fortunate enough to be able to resist and not give it to the boys before Christmas, but I totally understand your situation. I just keep reminding myself I am not the typical consumer of Skylanders (or video games in general). And the fact that Viewtiful Joe 3 is very much wishful thinking is a constant reminder of that what works for me isn't always the best business plan for a game company :lol:.

#1598 bilbobagins3

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

It's fine for one or even two waves to come out post-Christmas. But really they ought to have released something else by now, or certainly before Christmas. We still have 3 unreleased little ones (Hot Dog, Light Core Chill, Light Core Shroomboom) and 3 unreleased big ones. You'd think 1 of each of those could come out before January.


I'm in a similar boat. I am waiting on LC Shroomboom, LC Pop Fizz (you forgot him) and Legendary LC Chill. I would really like to wait on the Scarlet Ninjini because
I like that model better, but we will see how that gets released. It is pretty much a slam dunk that Hot Dog will be in the other Battle Pack, so unless you want the Molten version of him, that's going to be the only way to get him.

I am glad that somebody bought all of my series 1 figures that got reposed for a good price on eBay, because with that money I am able to get the series 2 characters at very little cost and they really are better. Switching paths is so useful and much more fun. The Wow Pows are very cool on some of the characters as well. I will not get sucked into buying multiple versions of the same character anymore, but I want the "best" version, or at least my favorite version, of each of the 48 characters. If you are not buying series 2 characters I can understand feeling like they haven't released much, but if you are getting the series 2 characters, there is a lot out there. It was odd of them to have wave 2 follow wave 1 so quickly as that is what really is causing so much impatience.

#1599 Navex

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Just came back from the store and they had copies of Warnado, Camo, and Voodood there but only one of each. Went for them since I knew those ones are hard to find and $8.96 a piece wasn't bad.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

There's a new frito lay promotion for skylanders giants now.

http://profile.skyla...kyfrito/agegate

Buy the bag of chips like last years promotion and you get a card for an entry to try to win a free hot head giants figure and you also get a coupon for $5 off a skylanders giants starter pack

#1601 defpally

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

Apparently Gamestop will be getting the next wave first. Their Facebook page has just posted a picture of the Scorpion Striker/Zap/Hot Dog Battle Pack: http://www.facebook.com/GameStop

It will be releasing in January, and they will be the first to have it according to their page. It also means that (at least for now) he will not be in a single pack as some hoped, or out this month. You can also pre-order it.

#1602 BFBB Delicious

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

Man, any way to get those 4 side kick figures anymore? Just got into the first Skylanders now and would love to have them. Not really prepared to pay eBay prices.
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#1603 Philthy Bird

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:11 AM

I've never played sky landers, but been considering it lately. Is it more of a kid game or can it be a generally fun/entertaining game. Wanted to hear their opinion from a CAG

#1604 my2k2zx2

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Saw a 3 pack of lightcore figures at Target. $30, had Drobot, Euruptor and Prizm Break.

Passed on it and picked up Granite Crusher. Dont even have the game yet to use it.
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#1605 Javery

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

I've never played sky landers, but been considering it lately. Is it more of a kid game or can it be a generally fun/entertaining game. Wanted to hear their opinion from a CAG


It is a really fun game. There's nothing really to it but leveling up the characters is a blast and of course the different figurines are pretty neat. I've played a few nights by myself but I definitely enjoy it more playing co-op with my son. Also, you only need 1 Skylander from each set to get the full experience (so 8 of them).

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

I've never played sky landers, but been considering it lately. Is it more of a kid game or can it be a generally fun/entertaining game. Wanted to hear their opinion from a CAG



You can tell it is definitely directed towards kids, but I still had a ton of fun with it. I enjoyed it enough to stick it out and get all of the achievements, not that it was a tough 1000/1000 or anything, I just thought it was really fun. I'm looking forward to picking up Giants eventually, as well.
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#1607 defpally

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Man, any way to get those 4 side kick figures anymore? Just got into the first Skylanders now and would love to have them. Not really prepared to pay eBay prices.


Honestly, unless you are into the collecting Sidekicks are worthless. They do nothing except bounce around the person closest to them. You can only have one out at a time (so both players cannot have one), and they give no benefit unlike the Adventure/Battle Pack items.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

You guys know of any level in Giants that can yield lots of money a run? Or perhaps just the best way to accumulate good money easy? I didn't know you could exploit the gems on the top of the ship after beating the game for the first time (yields around 8kish and you could dashboard/restart and keep getting it so anyone who hasn't beat it yet there you go) so I screwed myself over for that method.

I haven't looked into it much asides from getting the 300 gems from the top and then entering a challenge w/ Cali then immediately quitting so it spans me back on the ship with a fresh supply of gems on the top. There's also that room with the skystones player and merchant that you have access by using a Skylander of every element, gets me about a 1000 but I'm not a fan of constantly switching between them and then doing a challenge/exiting to do this process over and over. Haven't tested it but I'm sure the 300 method is probably faster than this even though it's a 300 - 1000 comparison.

Going for the achievement for the 65k money, that's why I'm asking.

#1609 prim4444

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Looks like TRU might have wave 3 before Christmas. One of the highlights that I saw for 12/23 ad stated "Skylander Giants Wave 3 available". I don't want to say definite until I see the physical ad.

#1610 Brother Daz

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

Anyone know what giant(s) will be in wave three?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:30 AM

Here's the next series ....Disneylanders.

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#1612 sterlingice

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Looks like TRU is starting to get a little of the "older" stuff back in stock. I've been by a couple that have the Warnado/Camo/Ignitor 3 pack for $20 (and the B1G1 50% off gaming works on Skylanders) so I picked one up

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

Looks like TRU might have wave 3 before Christmas. One of the highlights that I saw for 12/23 ad stated "Skylander Giants Wave 3 available". I don't want to say definite until I see the physical ad.


The 23rd would be great as it's been so long since wave 2 was released.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Here's the next series ....Disneylanders.

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Or marvel characters. Marvel Skylanders... Ice Man!

#1615 m3talst0rm

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

Just picked up some giants figures at JC Penny today. Giant figures are clearanced down to $10, Singles are $6, Lightcore are $7, and triple & battle packs were $14. There is also a 20% off coupon floating around that is good for this weekend. (I got it off of slickdeals). I got three single figures, a battlepack and a giant figure (they only had Bouncer) for ~$36. Hope this helps someone.

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#1616 mistahtrxsta

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:16 AM

Just picked up some giants figures at JC Penny today. Giant figures are clearanced down to $10, Singles are $6, Lightcore are $7, and triple & battle packs were $14. There is also a 20% off coupon floating around that is good for this weekend. (I got it off of slickdeals). I got three single figures, a battlepack and a giant figure (they only had Bouncer) for ~$36. Hope this helps someone.



They also have the starter portal pack for xbox, wii, wii u, for $50 after the 20% coupon its $40.

#1617 ajh2298

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Can you have characters from one platform on the original game cross over to another platform for the Giants game? I have the original version on the 360 with a lot of characters and I also picked up the Wii version of Giants today for my son for Xmas. Once you use a character for one version it doesn't somehow locked them to being used only on that console? I know this is a stupid question but I just wanted to make sure.

Also I know the guys from the first game work with Giants so I will have a lot of basic guys for my son to use but is there a minimum of the "Giants" characters you would want to make the game more playable?
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#1618 Brother Daz

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Yes you can switch between the 3 platforms without a problem (spyros adventure & giants). We've only played a little giants and it seems like you only need one.

#1619 ajh2298

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Yes you can switch between the 3 platforms without a problem (spyros adventure & giants). We've only played a little giants and it seems like you only need one.


Thanks for the quick reply.

One more question do the original characters that have "Giants" version how all the same powers in the second game just like their newer versions would?
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#1620 Brother Daz

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

I could be wrong but I don't think any of the series one figures get any new powers if played with giants. I haven't messed around with the series one figures in giants much so I could be wrong.