MEGA Bloks Skylanders Giants: Dark Castle Conquest Review

Dark Castle Conquest - Castle under attack from the front

Of all the MEGA Bloks Skylanders Giants sets that we’ve been given to review, this one, the Dark Castle Conquest was the largest most involved build of them all and it was pretty awesome, to boot! The product was provided for the review and our opinions are as always, 100% our own.

The Dark Castle Conquest is a set with 924 pieces. You build the castle in three stages and there are three different instruction books to follow. When we started out the build we opened each bag of bloks and organized them on the table. I liked how bloks of the same size and color were in the same bags. I could open a bag and know that if here was a grey 2×1 piece then all of those grey 2×1 pieces would be in the bag and I wouldn’t have to look for them in other bags. I liked that organization, it makes for quicker building. I made the video of our build which cuts off my head at the end. I’ve got to figure out something to do about that in the future.

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Skylanders Giants get Small – It’s Frito-Lay Sidekicks Promotion Time Again!

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I was driving to work tonight and I realized that today is June 30. I kept racking my brain trying to figure out why I thought the date was significant. Then it hit me, today is the day when Skylanders Giants themed 20 packs of Frito-Lay chips start arriving to stores. They are Skylanders Giants themed because there is another sidekicks promotion starting today and continuing till October 20th, a week after Skylanders Swap Force is scheduled to arrive in stores. there are four new sidekicks so I bought four bags.

The promo is a bit different this year. Last year you had to fill out a card and mail it in to get your sidekick and you had to rank in order of importance the one that you wanted. Those ones from last promotion were, Trigger Snappy, Whisper Elf, Terra Byte and Gill Runt. This year the sidekicks are small versions of four of the Giants from Skylanders Giants. They are Barkley, Eye Small, Thumpling and Mini Jini. The way you order your character is different, too. You buy the bag of chips and inside there is a code. You enter that code at When you go to the page you have to enter your age and then enter your code. Next you can choose which figure you are going to get and then you enter your shipping info and are taken to PayPal where you pay the $2.50 for shipping and handling of the figure. In 10-12 weeks the figures will be shipped. I placed an order for one of each and look forward to them arriving.

Oh and inside the bag, there are two coupons, one for $5 off a Skylanders Giants Starter pack or $10 off a Skylanders swap force Starter Pack, That coupon expires on 11/31/13. The other coupon is for $1 off a Skylanders spyro’s Adventure or Skylanders Giants figure and that expires on 9/31/13.