Where to Get Skylanders Giants
Where are the best places to get Skylanders Giants?
Skylanders Giants is one of the biggest video games of the year, but where are the best places to get these figures? Skylanders Giants are found both online and in stores. The benefits of buying online is that you will probably have a much bigger selection of characters to choose from. The disadvantage however is that you have to pay for shipping costs. Buying in stores, you can see exactly what you are getting, but if you know anything about Skylanders you know that the most popular characters often disappear quickly off the shelves. Hopefully this hub will help you when you are looking to buy Skylanders, and give you a better idea of how to search for those figures you really want to get your hands on. New to the video gaming world Disney Infinity has just hit the stores, more information on this to follow
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Where To Get Skylanders Online ?
There are many different places to get Skylanders online. Major retailers such as Toy's R Us, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Gamestop all have online shopping, and have a good range of Skylanders to choose from. Other sites such as Amazon and Ebay probably have the biggest selections of Skylanders available, they often have Skylanders that have not been released yet in stores. However, bear in mind that those Skylanders that are in demand are often very expensive.
Skylanders Giants on Amazon
The Fire Giant, Skylanders Hot Head
The Earth Giant, Skylanders Crusher
The Tech Giant, Skylanders Bouncer
Where To Get Skylanders Giants In Stores ?
Skylanders Giants are available at many major retailers. Toy's R Us is probably the retailer with the biggest selection of Skylanders. Most Toy's R Us stores have a large range of Skylandesr Giants products on display. Both Target and Walmart have very good selections of Skylanders Giants. The video games store GameStop has a decent sized range of Skylanders on sale. Best Buy, a store that specializes in Electonics also hasa good range of Skylanders Giants merchandise.
In addition to these major retailers of Skylanders Giants, some other stores have smaller ranges of the figures. Sams Club has a small selection of Skylanders. I noticed my local Ralphs store had some Skylanders Figures in around Black Friday. There are still a few remaining!
What Do I Need To Play Skylanders Giants?
When the Skylanders Giants game launched in October there was a lot of confusion over what you actually needed to play the new video game. Many people didn't realize that Giants was a brand new game, and thought that they could buy the new Giant figures and play them on the old Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Consequently there were a lot of disappointed customers! The displays in stores did not seem to help the situation, especially as Skylanders Spyro's Adventure figures were mixed with Giants figures in the displays.
Basically in order to play Skylanders Giants, you need the Skylanders Giants video game. There are two ways to purchase this, depending on whether you already have Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures. Those people who are completely new to Skylanders need a Skylanders Giants Starter pack. Those people who already have the first Skylanders game need a Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack.
What Is A Skylanders Giants Starter Pack ?
The Starter Pack for Skylanders Giants is for those people new to Skylanders. It contains the video game, a Portal of Power (this is the interface that connects the Skylanders Figures to the video game), 3 Skylanders figures, stickers, a poster, and webcodes.
The Starter pack for Wii, Wii U, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 contains a Giant Skylander called Tree Rex (A Life Giant), a brand new figure called Jet-Vac ( An Air Skylander) and a Series 2 Cynder (An Undead Skylander). A Series 2 Skylander figure is one that was in the first Skylanders game called Spyro's Adventure, and has been reposed, often with different weapons for the Giants game.
The Starter Pack for the 3DS contains Tree Rex, Cynder and Punch Pop Fizz, instead of Jet-Vac. Punch Pop Fizz is a special edition red version of Pop Fizz.
Skylanders Giants Starter Pack on Amazon
What Is The Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack?
The Portal Owners Pack is for those people who already have Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. If you already have the first game, then you already have a Portal of Power, so there is no point buying the Starter Pack. This is the reason why Activision came up with the Portal Owners pack, which contains the Skylanders Giants Video Game, one Giant Skylander Tree Rex, a poster, stickers and webcode.
Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack
Which Skylanders Are Available Now ?
We have now had 3 official waves of Skylanders figures released in stores and online. If you are already familiar with Skylanders you will know that Activision never release the figures all at once. Here is an up to date list of the Skylanders Giants figures you can find. Some of these figures are available in single characte packs, other are found in triple character packs.
Giant Skylanders are about twice the size of regular Skylanders, and light up when placed on or near the Portal of Power. There are 8 in total, one for each of the Skylander Elements, but only 5 are available in stores. 2 are available in small quantities on Amazon.
Tree Rex - Life Giant (part of the Starter and Portal Owner Pack)
Bouncer - Tech Giant
Legendary Bouncer - A Special Legendary Version Of Bouncer
Crusher - Earth Giant
Granite Crusher - Special version of Crusher sold at Target, can be found online too
Swarm - Air Giant
Hot Head - Fire Giant
Not available yet in store, but in small quanities online are:
Ninjini - Magic Giant
Thumpback - Undead Giant
Giant Skylanders On Amazon
LightCore Skylanders light up when placed on or near the Portal Of Power. There are 4 LightCore Skylanders on sale at present (ther are 8 in total). They are:
LightCore Drobot - A Tech Figure
LightCore Jet-Vac - An Air Figure
LightCore Eruptor - A Fire Figure
LightCore Prism Break - An Earth Figure
LightCore Skylanders on Amazon
Brand new Skylanders
There are 8 totally new regular Skylanders in the Giants game. Only are available now:
Fright Rider - An Undead Figure
Pop Fizz - A Magic Figure
Chill - A Water Figure
Shroomboom - A Life Figure
Sprocket - A Tech Figure
Hot Dog - A Fire Figure is not yet available in stores, but can be found in small number online on Amazon and Ebay
Flashwing - An Earth Figure
Brand New Figure In Skylanders Giants On Amazon
Series 2 Skylanders Giants
Series 2 Skylanders are characters from Spyro's Adventure, the first Skylanders game, that have been reposed for the second game. The figures released so far are:
Zook - A Life Figure
Whirlwind - An Air Figure
Terrafin - An Earth Figure
Slam Bam - A Water Figure
Ignitor - A Fire Figure
Trigger Happy - A Tech Figure
Double Trouble - A Magic Figure
Flameslinger - A Fire Figure
Gill Grunt - A Water Figure
Sonic Boom - An Air Figure
Drill Sergeant - A Tech Figure
Hex - An Undead Figure
Bash - An Earh Figure
Series 2 Skylanders Giants On Amazon
More Series 2 Skylanders Giants on Amazon
Legendary Skylanders Giants
There are a number of Legendary Skylanders figure that have been released so far, These include:
Legendary Stealth Elf
Legendary Slam Bam
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