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#1291 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

I am still annoyed that I missed the Amazon exclusive gold Flameslinger. Boohoo.


Yeah, I just found out about that yesterday. Boo for no one posting it here, where I check all the time. Though it looks like it only lasted an hour or two.

#1292 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:36 AM

Don't worry, I missed everything.

#1293 JDFaulky   Zelda Fanatic CAGiversary!   1490 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:28 AM

I was away from the Skylander craze for awhile and didn't even know these mini-skylanders even existed. I guess I missed out on them!

#1294 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2283 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

I was away from the Skylander craze for awhile and didn't even know these mini-skylanders even existed. I guess I missed out on them!


Nah, you can still find the bags in the store and you have until November to send them off.

I've heard the golden Flameslinger orders were cancelled. Some kind of test the waters thing that went live and should not have done so.

#1295 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22425 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

So my son FINALLY started playing this game (all of a sudden). We got it for Christmas last year but he showed little to no interest until now. He is really loving it - he likes Drobot the best. We are missing an undead Skylander but other than that we have all of the other classes covered. I'm going to see if I can get him an undead one today. It is tempting to try and collect all 32 and they did a great job of "advertising" them in the game. He's got 13 and 14 will probably be enough once we get an undead one. Co-op is great!

EDIT: just read a little bit of this thread and now I need to try and find the frito-lay bags still on sale somewhere. Grrr....

Edited by Javery, 04 September 2012 - 02:11 PM.


#1296 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:32 PM

I got to hold the Giants at PAX. I'll post a picture of the new ones they showed there (inclusing some of the new smallers one). I don't think it was anything that hasn't been shown already but I'm not sure.

They had a very minimal presence there, though - they just had them on a little table in the secondary Nintendo section and it was just the 3DS version of the game. I didn't even play the game - just held the figs and took the picture for my 4 year-old to see them. I don't think Activision was there at all so it was just Nintendo showing them off.

My only impression: the Giants are not as big as I thought they would be. They fit just fine on the little 3DS portals.

#1297 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6758 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:31 AM

Amazon updated with pictures of the boxes and more details.

Portal-owners pack: Tree Rex
Starter set: Tree Rex, Cynder, Jet Vac
3DS starter set: Tree Rex, Cynder, Punch Pop Fizz (red variant)

EDIT: Yeah, probably not "new" news, but it's the closest I've seen to a confirmation.

Also, Best Buy has a "loot pack" with preorder.

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#1298 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

Amazon updated with pictures of the boxes and more details.

Portal-owners pack: Tree Rex
Starter set: Tree Rex, Cynder, Jet Vac
3DS starter set: Tree Rex, Cynder, Punch Pop Fizz (red variant)

EDIT: Yeah, probably not "new" news, but it's the closest I've seen to a confirmation.

Also, Best Buy has a "loot pack" with preorder.

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Cool, hope there are some better preorder bonuses out there though. My kids will lose that stuff in the first 24 hours

#1299 evophile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

Hey guys! Need a few suggestions if anyone has the time. My nephew has recently gotten into these but he's only allowed to get one of each element for now.
I know everyone has differing opinions but which are the best/most fun from each element? Or would it better to wait and get the Giants versions of some? (even though it's B1G1 at BB right now).
So far he has Drobot, Stealth Elf and the starters. Thanks cag!

#1300 nbballard   glad you didnt say banana CAGiversary!   3231 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

If he is playing the first game, don't wait and get the new characters because they won't be compatible with the older game.

#1301 JDFaulky   Zelda Fanatic CAGiversary!   1490 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:19 PM

I FINALLY found my last two Skylanders today (Warnado and Camo seperates). I now have the main collection... until Giants releases that is.

#1302 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

While I was taking care of Wii U business at GS I went ahead and preordered the GS-exclusive "Golden Dragonfire Cannon Battle Pack". So, yeah, it has 3 things in it: series 2 Chop Chop, the cannon piece, and a new (regular size) character called ShroomBoom. Any idea what that Battle Cannon does? Is that a level or just an "attack" piece? If it is the latter, then they are really milking this stuff even more than before. For $25 (up from $20) you don't even get 3 new chars: 1 old one, 1 "piece", and 1 new character. Blah - but I have credit there and preordering saves me the hassle of calling all the time to see when they get in.

OK, looking at the GS web site, it appears even "cashyer-inyer" than I imagined. This cannon unlocks "an exclusive in-game battle arena". So is this like the stupid Best Buy Volcanic Vault piece? Or is there more to the "exclusive" battle arenas than last time? I certainly hope so. For anyone who doesn't know, the Best Buy Volcanic Vault piece just unlocked a new skin for the multiplayer (local only of course) battle arena. I mean, we played the multiplayer for like 10 minutes. But at least the Best Buy one was just an extra thing added at no cost to the first batch of starter bundles sold at Best Buy. This time it is 1/3 of this GS-exclusive pack. So, essentially, you need to pay $25 to get the one true exclusive GS character (ShroomBoom). I was OK with the way they handled the first game though I started to get annoyed with the all the price increases. Now I'm getting pissed.

#1303 Toss   @TraderToss CAGiversary!   1543 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:50 PM

I saw 3 of those volcanic vaults being sold at one BB for $45 each months ago. Either they were sold or they pulled them because they're gone now. I kept checking back to see if they'd drop the price on them.

#1304 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Editing this video in at the top. Every character shown.
I think this is a video of the collector sheet you get with the Giants starter set.



The Complete Skylanders: Giants set
Includes 48 Characters

8 Giants (Compatible with Giants game only.)
8 New Regular Sized Figures (Compatible with Giants game only.)
8 Light Core figures comprised of 4 old characters and 4 new ones :: These light up when on the portal and have a special Light Core ONLY ability in game. (Gonna be popular and I suspect, hard to get your hands on some.) (Compatible with Giants game only.)
24 Series 2 characters which are series 1 characters reposed with new Wow Pow Power upgrades. (Compatible with Spyro's Adventure and Giants game.)

The 24 series 2 figures will all work with Skylanders: Spyros Adventure. The 8 Light Core, 8 New regular sized Giants figures and 8 Giants only work with Skylanders Giants.
All Original Skylanders work with Giants.

This time each element has:
1 Giant
1 Light Core
3 Series 2
1 New regular size figure

Here is a picture of my Excel sheet showing all Characters.

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Safe Bets:
We can possibly make it 49 total named characters. The 3DS version is again getting an exclusive. Punch Pop Fizz.
All of the figures will likely not release when the game does. What will is anybodies guess.

Packaging:

Looks like the smaller figures are packaged exactly the same.
I don't see the cards behind the larger figure however, so it is probably under the figure. Given its size it probably fits there.

Another thing to note is the new area on the package dedicated to what games the figures are compatible with. For instance the Giant has a check mark for the Giants game but for the original and X. Same with the Light Core.

Can anybody make out the icon on the lower left of the Giants figure?

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Edited by Carbonite, 20 September 2012 - 01:24 AM.


#1305 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22425 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

Looks like 24 Series 2 characters based on the chart (not 16).

I'm not sure how I feel about this... seems like a money grab but what isn't these days? My son has 18/32 of the current Skylanders and he's not getting the other 14 - it's too much. I'd rather see 8 per game and release 2 smaller games per year or something.

#1306 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:12 PM

Looks like 24 Series 2 characters based on the chart (not 16).

I'm not sure how I feel about this... seems like a money grab but what isn't these days? My son has 18/32 of the current Skylanders and he's not getting the other 14 - it's too much. I'd rather see 8 per game and release 2 smaller games per year or something.


(Thanks took care of the typo.)

Well, yeah, its all a money grab man. :)

But the good thing is you don't need them all. For a collector he does, but then it is really just an expense of his collecting anyways.

I have heard that the new game is much better than the old one. Better, more fleshed out maps, (So you actually need to search.), indoor areas and a lot of better features.

One good thing though, you can use ALL of the old skylanders in the new game and they level to 15. So honestly, you can buy the cheaper version without the portal and your good to go. Save any new purchases for the kids on birthdays and Christmas.

#1307 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:48 AM

Now to see how they are packaged and sold. I'll get the giants and the 8 new ones but have no interest in the series 2 characters. Seriously, how many different trigger happys and eruptors does one need?! if all variants were bought you could have somewhere around 7-8 different figures of those two characters alone!

If I'm reading your chart correctly; the light core ones are just variants and will have a normal (non light up) version as well.

I feel bad for how much shelf space skylanders in general will be taking up in stores.

#1308 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:54 AM

If he is playing the first game, don't wait and get the new characters because they won't be compatible with the older game.


Info in the newly created other thread says otherwise

#1309 Salamando3000   For Good or for Awesome CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:22 AM

Ton of images here : (Found on the darkspyro forums). Looks like the lightcore ones have their own unique poses as well.

#1310 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:39 AM

Info in the newly created other thread says otherwise


The who and the what now? What was wrong with this thread?

#1311 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:42 AM

Crap, so is the Shroom Boom in the GS-exclusive pack the light core one or not? If not, I may just cancel that (I preordered it). It comes with Series 2 Chop Chop which I don't need and apparently some dragon cannon that unlocks a battle arena. I'm thinking this is as useless as the Best Buy Volcanic Vault was but maybe it is a bit better.

And you can count on the 3-packs mixing news ones with Series 2 remakes - take that to the bank, in fact. And if the GS-exclusive pack is any indication, they'll be replacing one of the three characters in the 3-packs with a much less interesting "piece" like the Golden Dragonfire Cannon.

So the only way to get the new ones is via $10 (most places) singles. Yeah, definitely a cash grab...

#1312 Toss   @TraderToss CAGiversary!   1543 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

I can't believe I did know about those mini companion skylanders. I did find a few bags today while at Target. I hope they still send them to me. While I was out looking for GBA games a lady and her son asked me for a "contribution" for some food for the kid. I didn't have cash but gave her 6 of those mini bags of chips. Man was she happy.

#1313 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

Ton of images here : (Found on the darkspyro forums). Looks like the lightcore ones have their own unique poses as well.


You linked the Skylanders Trading Cards. Something I haven't put much thought into yet. I wonder if that bug will hit me. LOL

Anyhow, I think I found the packaging. Let me upload and get it into the first post.

#1314 Salamando3000   For Good or for Awesome CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

You linked the Skylanders Trading Cards. Something I haven't put much thought into yet. I wonder if that bug will hit me. LOL

Anyhow, I think I found the packaging. Let me upload and get it into the first post.


True, but it looks like the trading card art and the figures will synch up nicely. Based on the images you just added, Series 2 Trigger Happy looks like the card for Series 2 Trigger Happy, and Lightcore Prism Break looks like the card for Lightcore Prism Break.

#1315 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5260 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

Finally got my minis from Lays. I was worried since you guys mentioned filling out the cards with number orders that I'd get dupes. I simply put all 4 forms in one envelope and marked 1 on each card for each character. Didn't bother with the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th placement.

Nevertheless I got all four with no issues. I have 3 more forms sitting at home. I was waiting to see if I'd get the full set before sending in more. Not sure what I'll do with two sets though.

#1316 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

If he is playing the first game, don't wait and get the new characters because they won't be compatible with the older game.


Actually all the Series 2 characters (Reposes of the original set) will be compatible with the first game.
The Giants, Light Core and New Regular size giants set will only work in the Giants game.

And of course all Spyro's Adventure characters will work in Giants.

#1317 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

Wow, that video has been out since August 30th and I didn't see it until today.

Can anybody find the picture of the collector sheet he has? I am looking but I can not find it.

#1318 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6758 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:48 PM

The new thread that was created with the character names states that the new regular size characters in Giants will be compatible with the first game. That's the first I had heard of it, but I'm inclined to agree with you on the matter.

#1319 Carbonite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

The new thread that was created with the character names states that the new regular size characters in Giants will be compatible with the first game. That's the first I had heard of it, but I'm inclined to agree with you on the matter.


Yeah, I fixed that. The picture of the packaging shows otherwise.

Each figure has a small area dedicated to showing you what the character works with.
The only characters that work on both games are the ones from Spyro's Adventure and the Upcoming Series 2 reposes of them.

#1320 Salamando3000   For Good or for Awesome CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

The Water+Tech sheet's gone done, but here's the others.
Fire + Undead: http://www.noelshack...53-dscn2611.jpg
Air+Life: http://www.noelshack...82-dscn2612.jpg
Earth+Magic: http://www.noelshack...30-dscn2610.jpg