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#151 FaintDeftone

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

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.


My Target gets trucks three times a week. They could show up on any of those trucks. Last week we got some on both Monday and Friday. They were gone as soon as they were put out. The Friday shipment last until 15 minutes after we opened before they were all gone. It's nuts!

We can also get shipments of them in drop shipments that are dropped off by UPS or FedEx in the afternoon around noon. Typically, we get them on the overnight trucks though.

#152 FaintDeftone

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:14 AM

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:



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.





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


2 packages. So you can buy two three packs, or a single pack and an adventure pack, ect. Honestly, if we didn't put a limit on them, some douche would buy up as many as he could and screw over every one else.

#153 Prison Mike

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

My Target gets trucks three times a week. They could show up on any of those trucks. Last week we got some on both Monday and Friday. They were gone as soon as they were put out. The Friday shipment last until 15 minutes after we opened before they were all gone. It's nuts!

We can also get shipments of them in drop shipments that are dropped off by UPS or FedEx in the afternoon around noon. Typically, we get them on the overnight trucks though.

Interesting. So basically most of customers come before opening not knowing if they will be in stock or not? Just hoping to get lucky?

There was a time when I went to Target in the morning and there was nothing on the end racks. I came back several hours later to get something else and noticed there were now several in stock. I'm guessing it was a drop shipment during noon. How long is the turnaround time usually to unpack those drop shipments so they can be put up for sale?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:12 AM

So, does everyone here know there is actually a pretty slick web-based game for these things? My 9 year-old is now all into playing that. It is a lot like Club Penguin that he was really into about a year ago - but there's no "premium content" monthly fee. And you can use the portal (any of them) with the computer to get them into the web game (this must be why the 3DS version comes with a USB cable). I'm not talking about the PC/Mac version of the game here - it is an actual web site game that has some pretty nice minigames and such. And it is the only version with any sort of online component. You can see other people's Skylanders running around in the hub world, create a friend's list, chat, etc.

I mean, this is just gravy on top of the whole experience and definitely adds replay and more to do with the figures. You know those codes that come with the figures? Well, I only tried one of those and it told me it was invalid. But since you can just drop the fig on a portal (after installing a driver for it) they aren't necessary anyway. The figure keeps both its console adventure and online game stats (both of which you can view on the site). Even if you have no figures, they give you a few to start with so anyone can get into the web game. It is nothing mind-blowing of course, but a fun diversion for kids and a way for my son not to tie up the TV yet still get to play with his Skylanders ;).

You can even register all the Adventure pack pieces (even the Volcanic Vault) on the web-based game though I don't think they do anything besides maybe get added to your collection.

#155 MeteoSparkZero

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:20 PM

I went to the nearest Wal-mart and finally found some figures.

Managed to get Cynder (Undead) and Flameslinger (Fire). I saw the formerly-exclusive Whirlwind, Double Trouble, and Drill Sargent, but I'm holding off since I'm getting a triple character pack with Stealth Elf (Life), Wrecking Ball (another Magic next to Spyro), and Sonic Boom (Air) shipped to me next week.

With that and the starter characters (Spyro [Magic], Trigger Happy [Tech], and Gill Grunt [Water]), all that's left is Earth, so I may get the Pirate pack with Terrafin.

After that, I might just get one more of each element.

I really want Ignitor after seeing the preview, but I don't want the 3DS pack.

#156 Prison Mike

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

I went to the nearest Wal-mart and finally found some figures.

Managed to get Cynder (Undead) and Flameslinger (Fire). I saw the formerly-exclusive Whirlwind, Double Trouble, and Drill Sargent, but I'm holding off since I'm getting a triple character pack with Stealth Elf (Life), Wrecking Ball (another Magic next to Spyro), and Sonic Boom (Air) shipped to me next week.

With that and the starter characters (Spyro [Magic], Trigger Happy [Tech], and Gill Grunt [Water]), all that's left is Earth, so I may get the Pirate pack with Terrafin.

After that, I might just get one more of each element.

I really want Ignitor after seeing the preview, but I don't want the 3DS pack.

Just went to my WM and nothing. Are you on the east coast? Out of curiosity, how often do you check your WM?

#157 io

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

I'm pretty sure I read that Ignitor will be coming out separately later - but it might not be until late Spring or even Summer.

#158 darkjedi187

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

Ignitor would be great to get need another fire guy

#159 Corvin

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:37 PM

I'm pretty sure I read that Ignitor will be coming out separately later - but it might not be until late Spring or even Summer.


He will. Single and part of a 3 pack.

#160 brianace

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

Finally found a few Skylanders today, at the Irvine (CA) Spectrum Target. Finally got the Chop Chop my son's been looking for, and a Double Trouble/Cynder for a friend. There were a couple Darklight Crypts and Pirate Seas about an hour ago, if anyone's interested. Willing to trade the Cynder for a new in package Stealth Elf. Been looking everywhere for one of those.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:46 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.


Ive bee able to get the treasure chest to spawn millions of times per level

#162 nbballard

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

^ What version of the game are you playing? I think there are some glitches in the Wii version that don't exist in others.

Also - If anyone has time, we need to update the OP to include all of the available retail packs and the proposed Spring release schedule. Sorry- been too busy with work to get much of anything done.
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#163 anthonyd46

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

^ What version of the game are you playing? I think there are some glitches in the Wii version that don't exist in others.

Also - If anyone has time, we need to update the OP to include all of the available retail packs and the proposed Spring release schedule. Sorry- been too busy with work to get much of anything done.


This was at my cousins house on her wii i have the 360 version havent tried the chest on it yet.

I have the list ill put it up later

#164 bilbobagins3

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

^ What version of the game are you playing? I think there are some glitches in the Wii version that don't exist in others.

Also - If anyone has time, we need to update the OP to include all of the available retail packs and the proposed Spring release schedule. Sorry- been too busy with work to get much of anything done.


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Didn't put Spring info in there so anybody else feel free.

#165 Javery

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:34 AM

I need an undead guy.

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#166 MeteoSparkZero

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

Just went to my WM and nothing. Are you on the east coast? Out of curiosity, how often do you check your WM?

Georgia.

I just checked in the morning, then at 3:30PM. I'm just lucky to find a couple.

If I can find a better income, I can definitely buy more.

#167 nbballard

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:57 AM

Stuff I found in Memphis tonight:
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#168 winterlane

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:13 AM

Just went to TRU, target and BBY in Memphis (Winchester). TRU had singles from wave 1-3 including Cynder and all the gang. No 3 packs or adventure sets. BBY had Cynder, Double Trouble, whirlwind, Drill Sgt. and some wave ones. Target only had Adventure packs- but they had all 3.


When's the last time you checked at your TRU? It seems like all of the other retailers in my area have restocked at least once in the last week-and-a-half except TRU. I was there earlier today, and they had one Drobot and one Bash. It's somewhat comical because TRU has by far the biggest Skylanders display of any retailer (more than half of a long aisle along the wall at mine), so to see two lone figures is kind of ridiculous.

#169 ShockandAww

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:21 AM

Chop Chop is in stock at Amazon

Will be gone shortly.


#170 anthonyd46

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:36 AM

Chop Chop is in stock at Amazon

Will be gone shortly.


not even 15 minutes lol

#171 nbballard

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:06 AM

When's the last time you checked at your TRU? It seems like all of the other retailers in my area have restocked at least once in the last week-and-a-half except TRU. I was there earlier today, and they had one Drobot and one Bash. It's somewhat comical because TRU has by far the biggest Skylanders display of any retailer (more than half of a long aisle along the wall at mine), so to see two lone figures is kind of ridiculous.

TRU usually just has a wall of Vault packs- but tonight they were loaded. Honestly, I think they must have just restocked. The shelves were too even for anyone to have been shopping off of them for very long.

I went last Monday when everything came out and they didn't have anything at all.
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#172 elessar123

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:58 AM

Found two adventure packs, and the pack with Drobot/Flamslinger/Stump Smash. Bought the three-pack.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:53 AM

sorry LLeopardGGecko, jcmeadows, and sirplue. i posted my legendary set on ebay before i checked the thread.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

Jeezus, I checked the prices on the legendary pack on eBay and wow. Still a gimmick? lol... At least I purchased all the 3-packs packs for $40 when the game first came out.

#175 Corvin

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:04 AM

Ive bee able to get the treasure chest to spawn millions of times per level


This is from a fresh boot of the game(360):



#176 anthonyd46

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

This is from a fresh boot of the game(360):


hmm strange like i said it was on the wii version i do have the 360 i will see next time i play if it works or not

#177 DonWii

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

Do we know if the volcanic vault will be released seperately?

#178 Corvin

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

Do we know if the volcanic vault will be released seperately?


I was wondering the same thing last night. I had to look up what it was/did and it sounds totally useless.

#179 Jav0r

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

What stores carry the Gold Skylander toys?

#180 nbballard

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:07 PM

What stores carry the Gold Skylander toys?

I think that anybody can carry them- they are just a varient release.

Has anyone confirmed if these are intentional or just an artifact of crappy quality control?

I only ask because if they were intentional, you think they would only be in the single packs, but I've seen pictures of 3 packs where one of the guys is gold or silver.
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