I’ve been going into Target for months watching the prices on the Skylanders Special Edition Wii that had the exclusive Gnarly Tree Rex in it. The whole set is $149 but has gone as low as $119. It is the full version of Skylanders Giants plus three figures including Gnarly Tree Rex (A Black and Blue repaint of Tree Rex). I have been tempted on more than one occasion to buy that set but then practicality sets in and I realize that we just replaced our Wii with a Wii U. Why would I need a second Wii when we don’t even use our old Wii anymore. I could say that the wiimote inside and nunchuck plus Gnarly Tree Rex might be worth it at the $119 price. But I didn’t buy it and the price went back up to $129 and then back to $149. They haven’t sold many at any price so I wait and I watch. But I decided to go another route. Continue reading Time to Get Gnarly
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