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New Skylanders Minis – Fire Elements

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I ran over to Toys R Us tonight before picking up Eva. I heard that some new Skylanders Minis had been released yesterday but I was too tired to go and wait for the store to open on Sunday morning so I went to sleep instead. Luckily the figures were still there on Monday night. I think I got the last two. The ones that I didn’t have already were the Fire Element Skylanders Minis. These guys are Small Fry and Weeruptor. These have never been released before and I was excited to get them. There were also some Water Element ones Thumpling and Gill Runt but I already have two Gill Runts and one Thumpling from previous releases.

I have been going through each of my boxes of Skylanders – They are boxed by element – and leveling each character up to level 20 by playing the Kaos Challenge. So, each new figure gets to level twenty when I get them. I took both of these guys up to Level 20 right away because I am working on my Fire Element box of Skylanders. I have three boxes left to go, Fire, Life and Tech.

I also picked up two Wii U games, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8. More on that later.

Top Christmas Video Game Pick: Skylanders Giants

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack for the Wii

One of the most hotly anticipated video game sequels was released on October 21. Skylanders Giants is the follow up to last year’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. I played Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure last year and all throughout the year. I loved it and collected each and every Skylanders figure that I could get my hands on. There were 32 regular figures from Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure which works out to four figures from each of the eight elements (Life, Water, Undead, Fire, Air, Tech, Earth and Magic). I bought them all plus four legendary figures and a few other special ones. Now with Skylanders Giants there are 48 figures plus variants so by the time I’m done collecting this time around I’ll probably have close to 100 figures. But that is okay because I LOVE this series of games and I’m playing everything that has to do with Skylanders and Skylanders Giants. I even wrote a handy guide for people interested in the Skylanders Giants game.

Here’s how the characters break down for Skylanders Giants:

  • Eight brand new regular size characters, one from each element.
  • Eight brand new Giants figures, one from each element.
  • Eight Lightcore regular size characters, one from each element.
  • Twenty-Four regular size Series 2 Skylanders figures (characters from Skylanders: Spyro’s adventure in new poses)
  • 4-6+ Legendary Figures
  • 4-6+ Variant Figures

On the day of the release I bought every single figure that was released and on the next day Toys R US had a wave two preview and I bought all but two of the figures from that wave, I still cannot find Lightcore Jet Vac. A friend online actually found and bought Hot Head (Fire Element Giant) for me and tweeted to me that he got it for me, so excited for that one. Continue reading Top Christmas Video Game Pick: Skylanders Giants