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#121 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7665 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:18 AM

I put my light and dark expansion playsets on craigslist for $22 each or $40 for the pair as a starting asking price and some lady insisted that I was way over priced on them being used even with them being in pristine condition. Am I nuts or is she? Her offer was $20 for both sets.

 

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The money is not a concern to me and I rarely ever sell stuff. I thought I would be doing someone a favor by helping them find a semi rare set at a discount.

Your price is more than fair on those.



#122 thegame85   Spicy Curry #30 CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 02:13 AM

I agree above your price is a good deal.

I'm currently finishing the arena challenges and my preferred method is to use Tae kwon Crow as my villain and ANY skylander. I play as Tae kwon crow mostly and he just dominates and makes arena and Kaos mode a breeze. All while earning crazy experience for the skylander on the portal

#123 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3561 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 02:24 AM

I agree on the pricing for those two.  I would pick them up for $40 if you were in my area, but of course I'm a CAG veteran.  My opinion is going to be vastly different from your average Craigslist mouth-breather.  



#124 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11223 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:18 AM

Your price is more than fair on those.

Yep. Especially since those two trap masters are going to be retail releases on their own in the next wave or two. $40 for the pair is basically pricing it at $10 for each master, $5 per trap and $5 per level. That seems plenty fair. Even if someone parted it out, I highly doubt you'd find anything near that. 

At twenty for the pair, you'd be at $5 for each master, and $2.50 for each other piece. I doubt that even Gamestop is giving so little credit on these just yet. 

 

She's lowballing you. Now, if these were EVERYWHERE like the Trap Team 3 packs? Her price would probably be right- but you have people still paying a premium on these. If you're going to be selling, it's silly not to take advantage of it.



#125 Zantra2  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:42 AM

Do those only work in Trap Team?

They are on sale for $20 this week @ Gamestop. I'm been meaning to pick up Spyro with this $15 off coupon that's on my account

They are all Spyro's Adventure characters, so they work across every version of Skylanders released. But, they only have three times the power, and the special wow pow power in Trap Team.

#126 Zantra2  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

Is any particular figure out of this set better than the rest in game?

It really depends on which characters you like the best. Every Skylander plays slightly differently. The 8 Eon's elite are Spyro, Trigger Happy, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Whirlwind, Terrafin, and Chop Chop.

#127 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1914 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

Giants are so powerful they border on cheating. I especially like Ninjini.



#128 MidnightMarauder74   Proud CAG (not CAGer) CAGiversary!   836 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

My son and I just beat Kaos mode. I used a maxed out drobit as support ranged character while he used a maxed out bushwhack trap master for melee combat. Drobit's rate of laser fire from his eyes is so fast. Just need to hold down the button.

#129 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:14 PM

It really depends on which characters you like the best. Every Skylander plays slightly differently. The 8 Eon's elite are Spyro, Trigger Happy, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Whirlwind, Terrafin, and Chop Chop.


Which one has the best ranged attacks? Trigger Happy?

#130 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1914 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

Which one has the best ranged attacks? Trigger Happy?

Yes (especially the Elite version) but Ka-Boom is also really good, and Sprocket, with her turrets and landmines, can be vicious if used properly, but she's pretty weak if the enemy breaks through. Stink Bomb's shuriken is great, and Grilla Drilla's turret making bottom half makes a good compliment. Swap Force as a whole is my favorite line - there's a ton of customization possibilities, and each new figure opens up a whole lot more. 



#131 objectionblaster   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:18 PM

It's been a while since I posted so please redirect me if there is a better thread for this.

I'm looking to unload my Skylanders collection. I can't list everything atm but it'd be 20+ figures from 1-3, the first 2 games on PS3, the 3rd game on PS4, two PoP, and some extras (such as McDonalds toys as well as some FritoLays minis.)

 

Let me know if anyone is interested and I can make a more complete list here or PM (on my way to work.) And again, if there is a dedicated thread to Skylanders trading/etc please redirect me, I only did a quick search.



#132 thegame85   Spicy Curry #30 CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:54 AM

They are all Spyro's Adventure characters, so they work across every version of Skylanders released. But, they only have three times the power, and the special wow pow power in Trap Team.

Damn I was considering buying an Eon Elite for my Nightmare mode achievement runs in Swap Force and Giants. Are you absolutely sure they don't have 3x the stats in those games?

Edit: damn it's true

#133 gthirst   Esper CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

It's been a while since I posted so please redirect me if there is a better thread for this.

I'm looking to unload my Skylanders collection. I can't list everything atm but it'd be 20+ figures from 1-3, the first 2 games on PS3, the 3rd game on PS4, two PoP, and some extras (such as McDonalds toys as well as some FritoLays minis.)

 

Let me know if anyone is interested and I can make a more complete list here or PM (on my way to work.) And again, if there is a dedicated thread to Skylanders trading/etc please redirect me, I only did a quick search.

I'm sure plenty would be interested.  You would be best to make a trade thread or lowball auction style just to get rid of them.



#134 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

It's been a while since I posted so please redirect me if there is a better thread for this.

I'm looking to unload my Skylanders collection. I can't list everything atm but it'd be 20+ figures from 1-3, the first 2 games on PS3, the 3rd game on PS4, two PoP, and some extras (such as McDonalds toys as well as some FritoLays minis.)

 

Let me know if anyone is interested and I can make a more complete list here or PM (on my way to work.) And again, if there is a dedicated thread to Skylanders trading/etc please redirect me, I only did a quick search.

I'm interested. Can you PM me a list of what you have?



#135 objectionblaster   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

objectionblaster

Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:35 PM

I have made a thread in Trading for those interested. Thanks for the suggestions to do so. I will also PM you, CW.



#136 InitialFS   Adios Amiibros CAG Veteran   79 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

InitialFS

Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:37 PM

Kaos Trap ordered from Amazon last week still showing "Shipping Now" with an expected delivery date of Wed 2/25 (with Prime).  The delivery date has been the same since I ordered it so not too worried but hoping it finally ships today.  Thanks to whoever gave the heads up.  I already had the Kaos Trap from the Dark bundle but been hunting for one for my nephew for months.



#137 Bobby's Beasting!   All Day! CAGiversary!   4633 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

Kaos Trap ordered from Amazon last week still showing "Shipping Now" with an expected delivery date of Wed 2/25 (with Prime).  The delivery date has been the same since I ordered it so not too worried but hoping it finally ships today.  Thanks to whoever gave the heads up.  I already had the Kaos Trap from the Dark bundle but been hunting for one for my nephew for months.


I ordered the Kaos Trap around 3am on Thursday the 19th & the post man just dropped it off this morning. My son is going to be thrilled when he gets home from school

#138 InitialFS   Adios Amiibros CAG Veteran   79 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

InitialFS

Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:17 PM

I ordered the Kaos Trap around 3am on Thursday the 19th & the post man just dropped it off this morning. My son is going to be thrilled when he gets home from school

Ah, I'm guessing mine is taking a bit longer since it's shipping to So Cal?  Amazon uses Ontrac (west coast company) for a lot of my shipments.  I ordered mine on the 18th (Wednesday).  Could just be luck of the draw too.  Thankfully I just got the shipment notification now.



#139 Bobby's Beasting!   All Day! CAGiversary!   4633 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:32 PM

Ah, I'm guessing mine is taking a bit longer since it's shipping to So Cal?  Amazon uses Ontrac (west coast company) for a lot of my shipments.  I ordered mine on the 18th (Wednesday).  Could just be luck of the draw too.  Thankfully I just got the shipment notification now.


I'm in So Cal too...but they used USPS for this order

#140 InitialFS   Adios Amiibros CAG Veteran   79 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

InitialFS

Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:37 PM

I'm in So Cal too...but they used USPS for this order

Ah, I'm in Nor Cal but shipped it to my nephew in So Cal so that could be why it was delayed.  Either way, glad two kids are going to be happy with their new trap without having to rely on scalpers.



#141 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3536 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

Sorry if this is a bit of a newb derail but I was hoping to get the CAG perspective. I bought Swap Force for 15 bucks thinking it would be junk and my two boys went totally nuts. After pretty serious disappointment with Disney Infinity I expected little engagement from the kids on another "toy" game. They went nuts. With Swap Force I bought most figures used and ONLY bought the critical ones to open every gate combo. 

 

Trap Team has me all turned around. The portal is phenomenal but that trap box looks ridiculous. Is there a reason I'd need more than a trap for each element? Are some traps better than others? I noticed a bunch of design. Is the only reason you'd collect 46 traps because they are "collectible"?

 

I'll still buy random fodder on clearance but in general I'm trying to follow the same rule of buying only the stuff necessary to 100% the game (Kaos traps have to get cheaper for me though). Can someone confirm you only need a trapmaster of each element and trap of each element or are there real advantages to have duplicate traps?



#142 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:59 PM

Sorry if this is a bit of a newb derail but I was hoping to get the CAG perspective. I bought Swap Force for 15 bucks thinking it would be junk and my two boys went totally nuts. After pretty serious disappointment with Disney Infinity I expected little engagement from the kids on another "toy" game. They went nuts. With Swap Force I bought most figures used and ONLY bought the critical ones to open every gate combo. 

 

Trap Team has me all turned around. The portal is phenomenal but that trap box looks ridiculous. Is there a reason I'd need more than a trap for each element? Are some traps better than others? I noticed a bunch of design. Is the only reason you'd collect 46 traps because they are "collectible"?

 

I'll still buy random fodder on clearance but in general I'm trying to follow the same rule of buying only the stuff necessary to 100% the game (Kaos traps have to get cheaper for me though). Can someone confirm you only need a trapmaster of each element and trap of each element or are there real advantages to have duplicate traps?

IME, you only really need 1 trap of each element. The benefit of having multiple traps of each element, though, is to have each villain handy if you are in the middle of a level and want access to that particular villain. But you can 100% the game, to my knowledge, with just one trap of each element. AFAIK, you also only need one Trap Master of each element to 100% the game.



#143 knight19   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1203 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:22 AM

Sorry if this is a bit of a newb derail but I was hoping to get the CAG perspective. I bought Swap Force for 15 bucks thinking it would be junk and my two boys went totally nuts. After pretty serious disappointment with Disney Infinity I expected little engagement from the kids on another "toy" game. They went nuts. With Swap Force I bought most figures used and ONLY bought the critical ones to open every gate combo. 

 

Trap Team has me all turned around. The portal is phenomenal but that trap box looks ridiculous. Is there a reason I'd need more than a trap for each element? Are some traps better than others? I noticed a bunch of design. Is the only reason you'd collect 46 traps because they are "collectible"?

 

I'll still buy random fodder on clearance but in general I'm trying to follow the same rule of buying only the stuff necessary to 100% the game (Kaos traps have to get cheaper for me though). Can someone confirm you only need a trapmaster of each element and trap of each element or are there real advantages to have duplicate traps?

Just to add - there are maybe 4-6 villains to trap per element.  The only advantage to multiple traps of the same element is if you wanted to play as two villains from the same element in the same level.  If you print out a guide as to which villains and villain quests are in each chapter, you can plan ahead to bring the right villain with you (there are a few levels you'd have to do twice, as two villains of the same element have quests in two or three chapters, but this isn't a big deal).



#144 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3536 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:39 AM

That's all very helpful info guys, thanks. It means I can trash that trap collector's box that came with the game. I've noticed numerous trap masters are effectively over MSRP right now. Is that something that will change with stock replenishment or is this like the Nintendo Amiibo debacle where some are just harder to fine.



#145 Ratmonkey  

Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:45 AM

That's all very helpful info guys, thanks. It means I can trash that trap collector's box that came with the game. I've noticed numerous trap masters are effectively over MSRP right now. Is that something that will change with stock replenishment or is this like the Nintendo Amiibo debacle where some are just harder to fine.


Skylander stuff always seems to sell out immediately after release which is why the higher prices. Unless your looking for certain collector pieces almost everything will be available at some point.

If you are talking about that cardboard trap box. It has a tiv of 4 bucks on amazon right now. Not awesome but not bad for something you were going to throw out.

#146 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:51 AM

That's all very helpful info guys, thanks. It means I can trash that trap collector's box that came with the game. I've noticed numerous trap masters are effectively over MSRP right now. Is that something that will change with stock replenishment or is this like the Nintendo Amiibo debacle where some are just harder to fine.


I use that box to keep track of what villain is currently in each trap. I can't remember otherwise, my son remembers that stuff better than me.

#147 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3231 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:10 AM

That's all very helpful info guys, thanks. It means I can trash that trap collector's box that came with the game. I've noticed numerous trap masters are effectively over MSRP right now. Is that something that will change with stock replenishment or is this like the Nintendo Amiibo debacle where some are just harder to fine.

I would stalk AWD for the skylanders.  I haven't seen a lot of trapmasters (haven't started the game yet) but if it is anything like the other games those figures should start dropping pretty soon and will turn up there for $5-10. No guarantee on that, but that strategy has worked well for me for the first 3 games. 



#148 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1914 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:36 PM

What's AWD?

#149 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:41 PM

What's AWD?


AWD - Amaxon Warehouse Deals

#150 Saphoon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1914 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:43 AM

I saw Head Rush and Jawbreaker on clearance at TRU today for $7.80 each. Not sure if this is all stores, or just this particular one. They had those red tags with UPCs that override the regular one, so it's probably not a change in the system.