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fernoca
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(01-23-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Thanks. Like I said in an earlier post, people these days have more of an open-mind to all things.

No matter how one looks, each os uf humans are capable of having an open-mind, if we want. I am 33, and I still go to the store on each new release of Marvel Super Hero Squad, G.I. Joe, animen and all other types of cartoons. I own almost all seasons of Pokemon and Spongebob. While I did have my kids in mind, I also had myself in mind. :)

Exactly.
I'll be 30 in a few months, and my room currently looks like yours, except the figures collection an stuff (don't have that many :p). Mostly Nintendo related posters, plushies and a few misc. things. Yet, is stuff I like, is stuff I grew up with; doesn't mean that I'll suddenly stop enjoying it because "I'm an adult", doesn't mean I "don't get laid" because of that (well, in that aspect there are other reasons, business I haven't done "anything" in 3 months :p) In the end, maturity doesn't come with age; and I'll happily be 60+, with a room full of Nintendo stuff.

I'd love to have a few more Skylanders stuff, but at the moment..the starters still do the trick.


*****


Nice pic from their Facebook page:
[EDIT: whoa, the pic was really small over there.. XD]



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GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 06:37 PM)
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My room is decked out in everything from Halo toys and wall decals, to Mega Man/Mega Man X. I have lots of Nintendo posters on my wall, from various games released on Nintendo systems. I will show everyone the rest of my man cave when I get off work.
TrAcEr_x90
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(01-23-2012, 06:39 PM)
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I'm thinking of getting into these, since I bought my friends son one. But is the game actually any good? Is it like a little kids version of diablo or something, you just run around killing and levling up?
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by TrAcEr_x90

I'm thinking of getting into these, since I bought my friends son one. But is the game actually any good? Is it like a little kids version of diablo or something, you just run around killing and levling up?

I tend to think it's only kiddy at first. The first level features a whole bunch of people who talk sort of "kiddy." However, as you go through the levels it starts taking a darker tone, as you go through crypts and levels like Lair of Kaos.

The game reminds me more of Gauntlet/Gauntlet:Legends/Gauntlet:Dark Legacy, but the perspective and dungeon crawling does remind me of Diablo, Champions of Norrath, Hunter:The Reckoning/Wayward/Redeemer, and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.

There is a hidden level of depth to the game, should you think about Battle Mode (PVP). I have a friend who has this game. He's around my age. Him and his wife play. Sometimes I go over there, and we have Skylanders tournaments.

He crafted an 11-character (though it can be more or less; your choice) hat draw system. Each of us pick 11 of our Skylanders. Once picked we give our Skylander names in cup to another person playing. Then we take a cup with our names in it. We start by drawing a name from the cup to see who is going to battle who (as in the player). Then whichever two are playing, whoever has the cup for that player, draws that player's Skylander and they have to use that Skylander.

Whoever runs out of Skylanders first, loses. The one with remaining Skylanders, naturally wins.

That's just for PVP. The main game has 22 story chapters, plus an additional 4 chapters stemming from Adventure Packs. That brings the total game chapters to 26. Then there are 32 Heroic Challenges. They are small levels with time limits to achieve a goal. Once the goal for any of those is achieved, you are rewarded with a permanent stat boost for the Skylander you do the Heroic Challenge with. The 4 stats you can upgrade, are Armor, Speed, Critical Hit and Elemental Power.

Each Skylander unlocks a Heroic Challenge, so that's why there are 32 in all.

Each Skylander can be leveled to 10, which only boosts your HP. Again, to increase the other stats, you must play through the Heroic Challenges. Each Skylander has two upgrade paths to choose from, after buying that Skylander's basic moves. You can only select one path, unless you own 2 of that Skylander. You can also nickname them. Want to name your Boomer "Boomstick?" By all means, name him that. Ash would not mind.

The difficulty is easy early on, but it spikes a bit in later levels. That's a good thing. I hope the sequel has a difficulty setting. I would get the 360 or PS3 versions of the game, as they feature a last level that is tougher than the Wii version. Doesn't hurt that they also look better.

If you couple the 26 chapters, with 32 Heroic Challenges, you theoretically get to play through 58 levels in this game.

Let's put it this way. I bought EVERY single AAA game released this year. I even imported Xenoblade from Europe (was my favorite game of 2011 until I saw it's coming out this year in NA). I bought Batman: AC, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Gears 3, Uncharted 3, Rayman: Origins, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Dark Souls, etc... The only game I keep playing, despite having beaten it, is Skylanders. I did beat Uncharted 3 and Gears 3, though. Point is, this is game is a blast to run through. I feel like I am pumping quarters into an arcade machine, and Skylanders are the cards you used to could save data on, from arcades. I have even thought about hooking up one of my Street Fighter arcade sticks, just to feel like I am playing this generation's Gauntlet, as if I were playing it in an arcade. But this arcade game, has more depth than say, the Gauntlet that came before it.
darkjedi187
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(01-23-2012, 07:25 PM)
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GameMaster78, what cases are those you have your skylanders in. Might want to find something like that for my son

NVM I looked at the pics again.
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 07:32 PM)
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Yeah. They're made by Stanley. I was storing these in tackle boxes, found at Walmart, in the sporting goods section. When my friend stumbled upon these, they blew anything I had before, out of the water.

These are found around the tools section.
Joe Molotov
(01-23-2012, 08:23 PM)
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Has anyone played the PC version of Skylanders?

I'm trying to decide whether to get it on the PC or just get the PS3 version. My main concern is whether the controls are good with a 360 pad, and also whether there are any other weird quirks with the PC port. I can't seem to find any reviews online that address this.
PeteZaTheHutt
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(01-23-2012, 09:24 PM)
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Just got back from yet another Skylanders run. My EB Games store called and said that my EoI pre-order was in, so I went in to pick that up. Awesome, now Slam Bam makes my total character count 19. Can't wait to show my daughter when I go to pick her up at the school bus stop in a few minutes. The money that I had paid toward new characters which had to be cancelled because they don't do pre-orders on characters was put toward one of those zip cases. It was only $19.99, so I thought that was a pretty good deal. They didn't have any new characters though. I then popped over to another EB Games nearby and I apparently JUST missed out on grabbing a Whirlwind/Drill Sergeant/Double Trouble triple pack. ARGH! Wal-Mart and Toys'R'Us were completely empty as usual. So at this point, I'm mainly looking to get the new wave 3 characters along with a few older stragglers such as Stealth Elf and the Pirate Seas adventure pack. The hunt continues...

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

I have so many good things to say about this game. Activision and Toys for Bob should make me this game's spokesman. This game is this generation's Gauntlet. I only expect us older gamers (I am 33) to understand the arcade feel of this game, but to those who got their start with systems like PS2 and such, it can be compared in gameplay, to games like Champions of Norrath, Diablo, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, and the Hunter series. It has the ease of a LEGO game, but that isn't a bad thing either, as LEGO games are a blast to play as well.

If Activision and Toys for Bob don't make you the official spokesperson, I think that you at least instantly became the GAF spokesperson for this game as soon as you posted that first pic of your man cave!

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

One thing I would like to see, is a sequel. I've given a lot of thought to how cool it would be, to see a sequel that is open world. An open world game with buyable figures. I got this idea from the Adventure Packs. Imagine having empty areas in the world, spring to life by placing a new Adventure Pack on the portal. That makes it so Toys for Bob and Activision could keep the sequel going for quite a long time, as there is more room in the world, for various Adventure Packs. However, a sequel in any capacity, is better than nothing.

Considering that it's Activision, I can't possibly imagine them not making a sequel, especially considering how popular the property is. Even if they didn't sell a ton of copies of the game itself, I'm sure that the insane amounts of cash that they've likely made off of people buying extra characters has more than made up for it. If they haven't made oodles of money off this, then they've done something seriously wrong...

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

I've done everything with this game. I created a form of tournament play surrounding the cards. I also wrote a couple of spec scripts for a Skylanders TV series. Of course, that's not to say anything is being done with them. I'm just a fan writing a "fanfic," but as an actual script. I wish a TV series/movie would be developed for this IP. Novels would be cool as well. The scripts are just there for me to read, enjoy and picture, as if I were watching it.

I don't remember where I heard this, but I believe that a cartoon is actually in the works. I would look into this if I were you and see if you can pitch some of your scripts.

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

The game could be easy to find 10-20 years down the line. The toys, however, will not. That makes holding onto them that much better. Think of it like this. Al got giddy and stole Woody from a garage sale, because he was hard to find. Imagine how many people will be giddy, when they find a random Skylander toy that is now hard to find, at some vintage store. Who needs to hunt that far down the line, when they already have them?

My wife was just talking to me about this the other day, wondering if these would eventually become available. I showed her your man cave picture and how you've got triples of every character and she wondered if the unopened ones would become valuable one day. I guess we'll see...
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 10:01 PM)
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You never know Peteza (love the name by the way; poor guy ate himself).

I never bought my collection with the intent on selling. It just makes my man cave and game collection look good having unique games like Skylanders.

I am really chiming in, to let everyone know that I added 3 more pics to my post with all of the pics. There were some I forgot to add, when I first put it up. I hope you enjoy my revised pics post on the previous page.

EDIT: Joe, the PC version is just as good as 360/PS3 version. It is based off those versions of the game, which are different than the Wii version, in that they are a bit more challenging in later levels. This game actually feels better with a controller, rather than a Wiimote and nunchuck. So even a 360-styled gamepad will do you just fine, if not better than the Wii versions control scheme.
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darkjedi187
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(01-23-2012, 10:30 PM)
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Is wrecking ball any good? I have a w pack with him,sonic boom and stealth elf. I was considering trying to buy stealth elf and sonic boom separately and returning the 3 pack. Also any thoughts on drill sergeant?

Found stump smash today. Now all I need is Whirlwind and my son will have all the starters ones he wants.
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 10:40 PM)
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Darkjedi, I may have a Whirlwind for ya.

Wrecking Ball is okay. He's slow at first and dies easy. Once you start leveling him up, plus buying his abilities, he gets better. I prefer his Ultimate Spinner upgrade path, because he turns into a area of effect Skylander, instead of a turn and slurp Skylander.

Oh, and check this out guys.

http://fusible.com/2012/01/domains-s...anders-giants/

Seems Activision is working on a sequel... MAYBE! If anyone remembers, in the first game, a story scroll mentions the most powerful Skylanders, were called the "Elder Elementals." These GIANTS, posessed the powers of light and darkness within their flesh.

Hmm...

In anycase, don't forget to check out the new pics I added to my post with pics. It's the last 3 in that revised post.
Double D
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(01-23-2012, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkjedi187

Is wrecking ball any good? I have a w pack with him,sonic boom and stealth elf. I was considering trying to buy stealth elf and sonic boom separately and returning the 3 pack. Also any thoughts on drill sergeant?

Found stump smash today. Now all I need is Whirlwind and my son will have all the starters ones he wants.


Wrecking Ball isn't the greatest Skylander, but the scenario you are talking about requires you to drive to the store to return the 3 pack, then find the two Skylanders on their own, which won't be the easiest thing. All so you can save, at most, $4.00. And if this is at Toys R Us, the single packs are $9.99.
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Double D

Wrecking Ball isn't the greatest Skylander, but the scenario you are talking about requires you to drive to the store to return the 3 pack, then find the two Skylanders on their own, which won't be the easiest thing. All so you can save, at most, $4.00. And if this is at Toys R Us, the single packs are $9.99.

What Double D said. Unless wave 4+ (if they don't release the remaning figures in April's wave) contains a single pack Sonic Boom - which has actually been showing up at Walmarts and Toys R US stores - or Stealth Elf single pack, you won't get them any other way.

Like I said, if you're needing a Sonic Boom and Stealth Elf, it's best to eat the loss, and buy the triple pack.
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darkjedi187
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(01-23-2012, 10:52 PM)
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I also just noticed that i got the 3 pack at TRU which charges $5 more. I called and asked them if they price match and they won't without an add even though everyone else in town has then for $19.99. I could have picked up the 3 pack today at Target, anyone know if these are in any ads? Frustrating!!
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 11:02 PM)
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Not this week. Toys R Us flat out told me they jacked up the price, because stupid son of a ******* would pay for them. I guess I am one of those people.

However, they price matched me, because they know me and know stores sell them for their NORMAL price.
Emerson
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(01-23-2012, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

What Double D said. Unless wave 4+ (if they don't release the remaning figures in April's wave) contains a single pack Sonic Boom - which has actually been showing up at Walmarts and Toys R US stores - or Stealth Elf single pack, you won't get them any other way.

Like I said, if you're needing a Sonic Boom and Stealth Elf, it's best to eat the loss, and buy the triple pack.

Wait, so are you saying there isn't a such thing as a Stealth Elf single? Amazon has a listing for one but I haven't seen Amazon themselves with it in stock.

I'll be pretty annoyed if so. That's the last one I need now since Flameslinger and Chop Chop came today.
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emerson

Wait, so are you saying there isn't a such thing as a Stealth Elf single? Amazon has a listing for one but I haven't seen Amazon themselves with it in stock.

I'll be pretty annoyed if so. That's the last one I need now since Flameslinger and Chop Chop came today.

No, there is a single pack, but it is WAYYY hard to get. It was part of wave 1, and when they boxed these as 12 to a box, she was 1 in every box. Same with Sonic Boom.

Now she is only available in the triple pack, unless she is released in a future wave, as a single pack again.
Emerson
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(01-23-2012, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

No, there is a single pack, but it is WAYYY hard to get. It was part of wave 1, and when they boxed these as 12 to a box, she was 1 in every box. Same with Sonic Boom.

Now she is only available in the triple pack, unless she is released in a future wave, as a single pack again.

Damn. Then again, me and my roommate both managed to get Sonic Boom single packs on Amazon last week, so maybe it's possible. I'd like to avoid paying more than MSRP for any of them as I have so far, but I'll probably end up having to pay like 25 on eBay or something.
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(01-23-2012, 11:32 PM)
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Keep in mind that the life element, like the wind element only has 2 characters released, so it's going to be hard to find. Especially since most everyone wants Stealth Elf over Stump Smash.
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emerson

Damn. Then again, me and my roommate both managed to get Sonic Boom single packs on Amazon last week, so maybe it's possible. I'd like to avoid paying more than MSRP for any of them as I have so far, but I'll probably end up having to pay like 25 on eBay or something.

Well, like I am hooking Darkjedi up with a Whirlwind, I will hook you up with a Stealth Elf.

My daughter has a Stealth Elf back before she got her own 3DS copy of the game. That means I have an extra Stealth Elf sitting in her 3DS game packaging.

It will be loose, and be missing the stat card and sticker sheet, but won't be missing the webcode card. If you want it, it's yours for 8 bucks plus shipping.
Emerson
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(01-23-2012, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Well, like I am hooking Darkjedi up with a Whirlwind, I will hook you up with a Stealth Elf.

My daughter has a Stealth Elf back before she got her own 3DS copy of the game. That means I have an extra Stealth Elf sitting in her 3DS game packaging.

It will be loose, and be missing the stat card and sticker sheet, but won't be missing the webcode card. If you want it, it's yours for 8 bucks plus shipping.

That would be awesome. How much do you reckon shipping will be? It doesn't really make a difference, just curious.
piratepwnsninja
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(01-23-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Nobody around here has restocked at any point in time when I've actually checked. I thought about doing the "Buy a 3ds version to get the fire guy then sell the game and portal and other guys method" to get my kids a fire one, but with us getting ready to move that's just too much to do right now. I'll just hold out hope that I can find a Flameslinger somewhere.

You know, I used to buy and sell shit for a profit, but now that I have kids I am disgusted with the people that go in and buy entire boxes with the sole intention of selling them way marked up.

I'm about to give up on finding an Empire of Ice and Cynder (which my daughter so wants) completely.
Outtrigger888
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(01-23-2012, 11:48 PM)
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Wait so how does the heroic challenge upgrade stuff work? Can you keep replaying the same challenge with one skylander and rack up points, or is it one and done for that specific skylander
GameMaster78
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(01-23-2012, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Emerson

That would be awesome. How much do you reckon shipping will be? It doesn't really make a difference, just curious.

Well, based on the fact I've been helping others out. Shipping has been around 6.30-6.50.

If you're interested send me a PM with your shipping address, and I will reply with my fiancee's Paypal address. If not, and you would prefer to have a sealed one, then it's understandable.

EDIT: Outtrigger? Each Skylander can do each Heroic Challenge once, to receive that Heroic Challenge's reward (either armor, speed, critical hit, or elemental power). An example. There are currently 26 Heroic Challenges available, pending you have 26 unique Skylanders (ie no repaints). So, if I took Dark Spyro through all 26, and got all of the buff rewards from each one, I couldn't get that reward again. I could replay the levels for fun, but not get the reward with Dark Spyro, as there would be a check mark by each one of the Heroic Challenges, for Dark Spyro, meaning he got all of the rewards. Now, if you put on a different Skylander who hasn't gone through any Heroics, the bubble that displays the checkmark saying that Skylander had finished that level, would be empty of a checkmark.

In other words, each Skylander can do every Heroic Challenge as many times as they want. However, each Skylander will only get the reward from every Heroic Challenge once. Hats can further push stats, though. So if Ghost Roaster had a max of 80 speed after maxing out stats throught Heroic Challenges, he could wear the Lil Devil hat for an extra +9 speed, bringing him to 89 speed.
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Outtrigger888
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(01-24-2012, 12:23 AM)
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Thanks for the quick response, I've only been playing co-op with the wife and daughter so I havnt gotten to try them out. Really happy to know there's more meat to the game than i thought.
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I strongly advise against doing any heroic challenges until you have completed the game. The heroic challenges appear to be intended to power level weak characters, probably to catch up to a friend's higher level character. The challenges aren't that difficult and hand out experience like candy.

If you do a bunch of the challenges before completing the game, you will just make an already easy game that much easier.

Also, once you have done a particular challenge a couple times, you may find yourself hesitant to do it again. As I said, they aren't that difficult, are relatively basic, and not very exciting once you have played through them twice.

I plan on taking Spyro through every challenge, but the other characters can just relax. My method is to play each character through their own heroic challenge, but that's it unless I am in the mood for more.
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Tonner Cyn
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(01-24-2012, 12:49 AM)
So, with the Heroic Challenges - to do all 26 you need all 26 characters, right? Sorry if that is a really silly question. If that is the case, it is a pretty ingenious mechanic as to upgrade your characters the most you will need to get every character. For instance, since I have 11 characters each character could only do 11 challenges, right?

I caved and ordered the Pirate adventure pack from Amazon. I also could make an excuse to go to Wal-Mart later but I really, really shouldn't. My wife does not approve of my hobby :).
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(01-24-2012, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tonner Cyn

So, with the Heroic Challenges - to do all 26 you need all 26 characters, right? Sorry if that is a really silly question. If that is the case, it is a pretty ingenious mechanic as to upgrade your characters the most you will need to get every character. For instance, since I have 11 characters each character could only do 11 challenges, right?

I caved and ordered the Pirate adventure pack from Amazon. I also could make an excuse to go to Wal-Mart later but I really, really shouldn't. My wife does not approve of my hobby :).

Correct. Each Skylander, minus Dark Spyro and the Legendary characters, unlock a Heroic Challenge, that aky Skylander can go through and beef up stats.

It is advised, as the person said above, to hold off doing them until you beat the game.
Castor Krieg
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(01-24-2012, 01:00 AM)
Completely missed this game, but as I don't have kids I doubt I will be buying this. However, the moment I saw this I thought - OMFG, RL MOBA game!
Chiaroscuro
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(01-24-2012, 01:02 AM)
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I know it was already discussed in this thread, but it is very long and the OP was not updated: whick characters come in the wave 2 and 3 triple packs?
fernoca
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(01-24-2012, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chiaroscuro

I know it was already discussed in this thread, but it is very long and the OP was not updated: whick characters come in the wave 2 and 3 triple packs?

Working on a way to add that to the main post overt he last days, so not there ..yet. :p
Might end adding it just as text and removing the current graph (which I can't update anymore).

Anyway:

Wave II
New:
Wrecking Ball, Dino-Rang, Hex
Packs:
A. Stealth Elf, Wrecking Ball, Sonic Boom
B. Hex, Zap, Dino-Rang

Wave III
New:
Double Trouble, Cynder, Slam Bam, Whirlwind*, Drill Sergeant*
Packs:
A. Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant, Double Trouble
Adventure Pack: Empire of Ice with Slam Bam.
*Exclusives, now receiving a wider release
GameMaster78
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(01-24-2012, 02:08 AM)
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Here's a list of everything out and coming out.

Wave 1 -

Single Packs -

- Stealth Elf
- Stump Smash
- Sonic Boom
- Whirlwind (Target only)
- Drill Sergeant (Walmart only)
- Boomer
- Drobot
- Zap
- Voodood
- Bash
- Prism Break
- Eruptor
- Flameslinger
- Chop Chop

Triple Packs -

- Prism Break, Boomer, Voodood
- Eruptor, Chop Chop, Bash
- Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash

Adventure Packs -

- Pirate Seas with Terrafin
- Darklight Crypt with Ghost Roaster (Toys R Us exclusive)

3DS -

- Dark Spyro (will remain 3DS exclusive forever)
- Ignitor (will be released in a single pack in June)

Wave 2 -

Single Packs -

- Hex
- Dino Rang
- Wrecking Ball
- Eruptor
- Boomer
- Zap

Triple Packs -

- x2 Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom
- x2 Zap, Hex, Dino Rang

Adventure Packs -

- Darklight Crypt (mass retail)

Wave 3 -

Single Packs -

- Cynder
- Double Trouble
- Flameslinger
- Chop Chop
- Drill Sergeant (mass retail)
- Whirlwind (mass retail)

Triple Packs -

- x2 Whirlwind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant
- x2 Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash
- x2 Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom

Adventure Packs -

- x2 Empire of Ice with Slam Bam
- x2 Pirate Seas with Terrafin
- x2 Darklight Crypt with Ghost Roaster

Now these future waves are based on if the original release schedule, gotten from a Skylanders Catalog, is followed -

Wave 4 (April) -

Single Packs -

- Zook
- Lightning Rod

Triple Packs -

- Cynder, Lightning Rod, Zook

Adventure Packs -

- Dragon's Peak with Sunburn

Wave 5 (June) -

Single Packs -

- Camo
- Warnado
- Ignitor (no longer 3DS exclusive)

Triple Packs -

- Warnado, Camo, Ignitor

Summer 2012 -

Single Packs -

- Wham Shell

The FAQ on Skylanders official Facebook page, suggests that the remaining characters will now be released in Spring, which could still mean April to June, but many of us speculate it all comes out in April now.
fernoca
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(01-24-2012, 02:11 AM)
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GameMaster always coming through. :p

Might actually steal that list (since is more compete and detailed) and add that to the main post. Well will try at least, since I had some problems by reaching the character-limit. So lets see. :p
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(01-24-2012, 02:19 AM)
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Is Dragon's Tower really going to be that long of a wait? They printed "Also Available" on the back of the Empire of Ice pack. I was figuring it would be out soon, or maybe be a short TRU exclusive like the Crypt pack was.
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(01-24-2012, 02:21 AM)
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Well, my daughter and I played through the EoI level and I definitely found it more substantial and satisfying than Darklight Crypt. Slam Bam is already more fun than Ghost Roaster too. We then decided to go for it and take on Kaos in his evil lair of evilness. I had just upgraded Drobot with the quadratic lasers as well as leveling up him and Spyro to level 10. So I figured that we were ready. I took Drobot pretty far into the battle. MAN, that final boss battle is unforgiving! You make one mistake and BOOM! NOT cake! Many valiant Skylanders laid down their lives that day so that Kaos's evilness would be vanquished. Twelve of our Skylanders in fact. They were falling like flies at one point. But we did it. They made the ultimate sacrifice so that the people of Skylands were no longer under the tyrannical grip of Kaos and so that its citizens can live a life of freedom from oppression and so that Flynn can continue to obnoxiously stalk Cali...

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Oh, and check this out guys.

http://fusible.com/2012/01/domains-s...anders-giants/

Seems Activision is working on a sequel... MAYBE! If anyone remembers, in the first game, a story scroll mentions the most powerful Skylanders, were called the "Elder Elementals." These GIANTS, posessed the powers of light and darkness within their flesh.

This cannot come soon enough...

Originally Posted by GameMaster78

What Double D said. Unless wave 4+ (if they don't release the remaning figures in April's wave) contains a single pack Sonic Boom - which has actually been showing up at Walmarts and Toys R US stores - or Stealth Elf single pack, you won't get them any other way.

Like I said, if you're needing a Sonic Boom and Stealth Elf, it's best to eat the loss, and buy the triple pack.

I searched for a Sonic Boom single for a while and I finally found a bunch of them at Toys'R'Us. I would imagine that darkjedi187 should eventually come across one. However, I still have yet to see a single Stealth Elf anywhere. I don't want the triple pack with her in it because I've already got the other two figures. I currently don't have a 3DS, but I'm seriously considering buying the 3DS starter pack because I don't have any of the three figures that come with it, plus I'm pretty sure that I'm going to grab a 3DS sometime within the next few months anyway. Plus I've read that the 3DS version of the game is completely different than the console versions, so it would be worth it to grab this version as well.
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Originally Posted by fernoca

GameMaster always coming through. :p

Might actually steal that list (since is more compete and detailed) and add that to the main post. Well will try at least, since I had some problems by reaching the character-limit. So lets see. :p

Be my guest. I wish I knew who would be the other packins with those figures, though.

Originally Posted by DrForester

Is Dragon's Tower really going to be that long of a wait? They printed "Also Available" on the back of the Empire of Ice pack. I was figuring it would be out soon, or maybe be a short TRU exclusive like the Crypt pack was.

Sadly, it will be April before we can play it.

Sonic Boom was instock at Toysrus.com just a few minutes ago.
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Well main post updated with GameMaster's list. ;)

Removed the original graph, put the release date/publishers as a picture to fit in one line, move the list of figures to the top, so that people don't need to scroll all around the main post to check on that. Wanted to do "Figure Availability' like the rest (one word white the other blue) but couldn't work it out (no longer have Photoshop) and the exact same font that I used).

Hit the 24k characters limit while doing that, so eliminated the "meet some of the Skylanders" pic and the Kotaku's Gut Check area. :p
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Fernoca, you need to make one adjustment to the info post on the first page.

The Legendary set will remain exclusive to Toys R Us, despite it being discontinued at this time. The others lose their exclusivity.

Toys R Us is actually a parent company to Toys for Bob and Activision. That's how I venture to guess it stays exclusive.

I assume, and I mean ASSUME, the Legendary 2-Pack will come back out, when they release Legendary Trigger Happy. Just a guess. Activision France supposedly told a customer that they are still in production and it may be a month before they hit stores again.
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Fernoca, you need to make one adjustment to the info post on the first page.

The Legendary set will remain exclusive to Toys R Us, despite it being discontinued at this time. The others lose their exclusivity.

Toys R Us is actually a parent company to Toys for Bob and Activision. That's how I venture to guess it stays exclusive.

I assume, and I mean ASSUME, the Legendary 2-Pack will come back out, when they release Legendary Trigger Happy. Just a guess. Activision France supposedly told a customer that they are still in production and it may be a month before they hit stores again.

Gotcha/fix'd. :p ;)
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so wave 1 is not on production anymore?

I really need some packs, but ebay is full of scalpers, and international shipping isn't cheaper.

edited: I see some triple-packs that are on more than one wave in your list. That means those are the ones that are still on production? Is there a way to tell if a pack belongs to a particular wave?

And my luck: the packs I need are not repeted on waves....
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Fernoca, you need to make one adjustment to the info post on the first page.

The Legendary set will remain exclusive to Toys R Us, despite it being discontinued at this time. The others lose their exclusivity.

Toys R Us is actually a parent company to Toys for Bob and Activision. That's how I venture to guess it stays exclusive.

I assume, and I mean ASSUME, the Legendary 2-Pack will come back out, when they release Legendary Trigger Happy. Just a guess. Activision France supposedly told a customer that they are still in production and it may be a month before they hit stores again.

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I think TRU gets to keep their exclusive because they give Skylanders a huge section of wall space.
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Originally Posted by Chiaroscuro

so wave 1 is not on production anymore?

I really need some packs, but ebay is full of scalpers, and international shipping isn't cheaper.

edited: I see some triple-packs that are on more than one wave in your list. That means those are the ones that are still on production? Is there a way to tell if a pack belongs to a particular wave?

And my luck: the packs I need are not repeted on waves....

Wave 1 has actually seen a re-release of sorts. Walmarts have been getting in certain ones. Instead of 12 packs, they are now packed into cases of 6.

Voodood
Drobot
Sonic Boom
Prism Break
Stump Smash
Eruptor

Toys R Us's in my city got these on their truck last week. I forsee wave 3 on their trucks this week.

I say get'em while they're hot.

EDIT: True, Forester. They are paid by Activision to keep that space, as a friend of mine told me who works at TRU. Plus, they are a parent company of Activision and Toys for Bob. They tell me that space is there to stay.
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Originally Posted by GameMaster78

Here's a list of everything out and coming out.

Wave 1 -

Single Packs -

- Stealth Elf
- Stump Smash
- Sonic Boom
- Whirlwind (Target only)
- Drill Sergeant (Walmart only)
- Boomer
- Drobot
- Zap
- Voodood
- Bash
- Prism Break
- Eruptor
- Flameslinger
- Chop Chop

Triple Packs -

- Prism Break, Boomer, Voodood
- Eruptor, Chop Chop, Bash
- Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash

Adventure Packs -

- Pirate Seas with Terrafin
- Darklight Crypt with Ghost Roaster (Toys R Us exclusive)

3DS -

- Dark Spyro (will remain 3DS exclusive forever)
- Ignitor (will be released in a single pack in June)

Wave 2 -

Single Packs -

- Hex
- Dino Rang
- Wrecking Ball
- Eruptor
- Boomer
- Zap

Triple Packs -

- x2 Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom
- x2 Zap, Hex, Dino Rang

Adventure Packs -

- Darklight Crypt (mass retail)

Wave 3 -

Single Packs -

- Cynder
- Double Trouble
- Flameslinger
- Chop Chop
- Drill Sergeant (mass retail)
- Whirlwind (mass retail)

Triple Packs -

- x2 Whirlwind, Double Trouble, Drill Sergeant
- x2 Drobot, Flameslinger, Stump Smash
- x2 Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Sonic Boom

Adventure Packs -

- x2 Empire of Ice with Slam Bam
- x2 Pirate Seas with Terrafin
- x2 Darklight Crypt with Ghost Roaster

Now these future waves are based on if the original release schedule, gotten from a Skylanders Catalog, is followed -

Wave 4 (April) -

Single Packs -

- Zook
- Lightning Rod

Triple Packs -

- Cynder, Lightning Rod, Zook

Adventure Packs -

- Dragon's Peak with Sunburn

Wave 5 (June) -

Single Packs -

- Camo
- Warnado
- Ignitor (no longer 3DS exclusive)

Triple Packs -

- Warnado, Camo, Ignitor

Summer 2012 -

Single Packs -

- Wham Shell

The FAQ on Skylanders official Facebook page, suggests that the remaining characters will now be released in Spring, which could still mean April to June, but many of us speculate it all comes out in April now.

WARNADO WON'T HIT UNTIL WAVE 5?!!!

That's....that's not fair! I've wanted that guy since I saw his Soul Gem. He's flippin' Gamera and Bulbasaur all rolled into one. Sunuvabitch!
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Originally Posted by Interactive Fiction

GameMaster78
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more like The Portal Master ;)
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I check all the stores around me every day and have not found one single Double Trouble or Cinder yet. >_<
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Originally Posted by Infinitemadness

more like The Portal Master ;)

I second that!!

I'm also starting to believe whirlwind doesn't exist in a single pack!! Called nearly 12 stores most of which got figues today and not a single whirlwind.
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I still have this one if you want it, Dark. Whirlwind, meaning. It's just chilling in my closet for ya if you want it. I saw another one at Target today. I thought about picking it up to help those needing Whirlwind or Drill Sergeant (local Target had that one as well).
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Found an Empire of Ice today. This game has been really fun to play with my 6 yr old, even if it has cost me a lot.
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I went to the nearest Wal-mart and finally found some figures.

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

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.

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