The madness has begun. On Sunday, Skylanders Giants was released in game and toy stores around the country. Parents waited outside on the brisk fall morning to be the first in line to get their hands on the new Skylanders Giants game as well as the horde of new figures released. After the shortages of various figures with Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure it is no surprise that parents and collector’s alike flocked to stores so not to miss out on the latest line of Skylanders Giants.
Aside from the game itself which was launched with either just the Tree Rex Giant figure for owners of the original game or the Portal of Power, Tree Rex Giant, the new Jet Vac and the series 2 Cynder for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo 3DS, there was a horde of figures released with waves 1 and 2. Not counting Tree Rex, four of the eight new Giants figures have been released. There have also been the releases of series 2 Skylanders (remakes of the original Skylanders), Lightcore Skylanders (classic Skylanders remodeled with pieces that light up when put on the Portal of Power) and of course the new Skylanders made for Skylanders Giants as well. They have also released the first Battle pack three pack which includes Chop Chop 2, Shroom Boom and the Dragonfire Cannon which unlocks a new Combat Arena.
Toys ‘R’ Us also has an exclusive Legendary three pack of Ignitor 2, Slam Bam 2 and Jet Vac. They also have an exclusive Legendary Bouncer Giant figure as well. Meanwhile, Walmart is selling exclusive starter packs featuring the game, Portal of Power, Tree Rex, Jet Vac and a Glow-In-The-Dark Cynder. Target will be carrying an exclusive Granite Crusher Giant figure. Finally, Gamestop will carry an exclusive Golden Dragonfire cannon triple pack.
Check out the “What’s New in Skylanders Giants?” trailer below for a breakdown on various gameplay changes as well as more details on the new figures.
Skylanders Giants is out now for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. An additional SKU will be released for the Wii U once the console launches on November 18th. Stay tuned for a review later this week on The Flickcast!