Today was a day for running errands. We had Eva’s PT this morning and had to get her knee stabilizers. She’s in-toed and we’re working with physical therapy to help correct that so that she can run without falling over her own feet. She loves physical therapy but absolutely hates that she has to wear braces at night and also has to wear boots and a bar soon. She’s worn the boots a few times to get used to them but the braces are brand new and she HATES them. She and Allison even decorated them to make them “cooler”. Bedtime was difficult tonight.
What wasn’t difficult was our trip to Toys R Us today. We went because the kids had a couple of gift cards from Christmas. We got Andrew a set of Duplo and we found three Skylanders. I found Series 2 Wrecking Ball on the rack and then talked with one of the associates. He asked what we were looking for and I told him that we were looking for Ninjini and Spyro. He said he’d take a look for us. A few minutes later out he came with both of the figures. What a great find! Eva was so excited about it that she danced around with her.
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→
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