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Skylanders Giants Starter Pack - List of All the New Guys!

Updated on October 17, 2012

Skylanders Giants - Starter pack / Booster Pack -Release date October 2012

Skylander Giants is the latest Skylander game by activision and Toys for Bob.

The premise is simple, you buy toys and place them on the portal to transform them into playable in game characters.

This new installment introduces several new elements to the game play.

The most obvious new feature are the Giants themselves, there are 8 Giant Skylanders, 1 for each of the eight elemental types (Water,Life,Air,Rock,Undead,Fire,Tech and Magic).

They stand at least twice as tall as a regular skylander and cost around twice as much to boot.

There are also 8 new regular Skylanders to collect (one of each element again)

Light core Skylanders are another new editon. These figures light up when placed on the portal of power. There are 8 light core Skylanders to collect, some are new and some are reposed figures from the original game.

All of the series 1 Skylanders will be re-released in different poses, and with slightly different move sets.

Click here for the Skylanders Giants Stater Pack on Amazon - Available on XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PS3 and the 3DS.

List of all of the new Skylander Giants - Complete with names and other information

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Skylanders Giants: The Giants

Skylanders Giants is just about here and without a doubt the main attraction are the Giants. These huge Skylanders are going to do more damage than any other Skylanders before them. When Kaos sees these guys he better get running the other way.

Tree Rex



Tree Rex is the life giant and I guess you could say poster child for Skylanders giants. He was the first one announced. He is also gong to have a very rare blue variant that at the moment is exclusive to a special PS3 bundle.

 

 


Eye Brawl is the undead giant and is a very interesting character. He in a way is like two different characters as his body and giant eye are two different people who have joined together.


Thump Back is the water giant and he has a huge anchor that he uses to do some real damage. He makes use of his water powers to put all the bad guys firmly back in there place.

 

The New Normal Skylanders

Regular, Light core and Special edition versions

Skylanders

Giants: The New Guys

Skylanders Giants is just about to be released and along

with the 8 new giant characters. We are also getting 8 new regular sized

Skylanders. There will be one Skylander for each element and we are going to

have a little look at each one today.

Shroom Boom

Shroom Boom is the life element Skylander and he is also

available as a light core version. Shroom Boom looks like a mushroom and will

fire himself with his slingshot at his enemies. He looks like he is going to be

a very fun Skylander to play as.

Flashwing

Flashwing is the new earth Skylander and she is quite

special.  She is the only earth element

Skylander who can actually fly.

Pop Fizz

Pop Fizz is the new magic version and he also has three

versions there is the standard and light core version. He also has a special variant

called "Punch" Pop Fizz that is available exclusively with the 3DS starter

pack.

 Pop Fizz is perhaps the craziest of the new Skylanders.

Fright Rider

Fright Rider is the new undead Skylander and is perhaps the

coolest looking figure. He goes into battle on his undead Ostrich.

Jet Vac

Jet Vac is the new air Skylander and he actually has three

different versions. He is available as a standard Skylander (as part of the

starter pack on Xbox, PS3 and Wii) He also has a light core version and he will

be part of the Toys r Us exclusive Legendary pack with Ignitor and Slam Bam.

Jet Vac can fly and can shoot enemies with his air cannon.

Chill

Chill is the new water element Skylander and she also has a

light core version. Chill uses her powers to make a dagger and a shield out of

ice.

Hot Dog

Hot Dog is the new fire element Skylander and it looks like

he is going to give Wreckingball some serious competition in the cutest

Skylander competition. He also may have a Legendary version, but this has not

yet been confirmed.

Sprocket

Sprocket is the new tech element Skylander and she is one

tough lady. Any trolls or chompies that get on her wrong side will find

themselves on the wrong end of a beating with here wrench.

Skylanders Giants - First Look - in game video footage

Skylanders Giants - Starter Pack

What's in the box?

The Starter pack comes in a variety of different flavours:

If you already own the original game, then you can purchase a cheaper version of the pack without the bundled Portal of Power.

The main Starter pack (Available for Xbox, Wii and PS3) includes:

A Portal of Power!

Trading Cards

a Poster

The Game

a Giant Skylander (Tree Rex)

Jet-Vac

Series 2 Cynder

The 3DS version is the same as above except a special edition pop fizz is included instead of Jet-vac

Shroom boom Golden Dragon Fire Cannon Battle Pack
Shroom boom Golden Dragon Fire Cannon Battle Pack

Skylander Giants Golden Dragon Fire Cannon Battle Pack

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Contains the new Skylander Shroom Boom, a re-posed Chop-Chop and a Dragonfire Cannon.

The Dragonfire Cannon unlocks a new battle arena.

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Skylander Giants Discussion - What do you want to know?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i just need to know i have most of the old skylanders Series 1 in giants will i be able to get new powers for them or do i have to buy Series 2 skylanders :/

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      skylandergifts 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Your portal will work with Giants. If you own the original Skylanders portal you should buy the booster pack; this comes with a copy of the game and the Giant Tree Rex. Booster pack available from amazon. 

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If I already own the original skylander's starter kit, do I need to buy a skylander Giant starter kit to play the giant version? That is, will the portal I already own work for the giants or is this an entirely new game and I need the starter kit even if I already own the original?

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      skylandergifts 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If you dont have the original game get the starter pack. It contains a Giant figure, two small fiigures, a portal of power (aka communication device) and a copy of the game.

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      baseballchris46 4 years ago

      These look like fun. When I was younger I played with pokemon and Yugioh cards but, i would have loved these. Great job

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What is in the box exactly. This is a first purchase - will it have the communication device and characters? If not whart else is needed to start up?

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      skylandergifts 4 years ago

      @anonymous: yes they will

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      skylandergifts 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Bouncer â Tech Element

      Crusher â Earth Element

      Tree Rex â Life Element

      Hot Head â Fire Element

      Swarm - Air Element

      Eye Brawl â Undead element

      Thumpback âWater element

      Ninjini â Magic element

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: moi aucune idée

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      skylandergifts 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It is a completely new game that works with all of the original Skylanders figures. Owning the original game is not essential.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      is it a completly new game or does it go with the original skylanders

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When will the skylander gaints be available in stores?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What are the Giants' names

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Just hold down the "ctrl" button and scroll with your mouse.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      will giants be easy to find like this years skylanders (drobot, whirlwind, and drill seregent) or harder to find like wham-shell or camo

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Series 2 skylanders are not the new skylanders from skylanders giants. Series 2 is

      a set of remodelated skylanders from skylanders spyro's adventure which work on the previous game. ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Can you make the picture bigger or make it to open in another window...I can't read the names.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      de nye skylanderene er kule :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Will two giants be able to be on the portal at the same time?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      how much