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Old 10-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Skylanders Giants - What's New Video



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Old 10-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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This is going to be a big deal at my house. Yippeee!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Edit: I was replying to the Game of Dwarves post. . . but somehow did so in this thread.

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Holy shit no ElektroDragon reply? I am so proud of him!
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Holy shit no ElektroDragon reply? I am so proud of him!
Hahahahaah! I was busy working my ass off late last night.

Here is the obligatory default post from me, sorry to piss in your pudding:

"Looking forwards to this, already have Giants pre-ordered. And I own all the original Skylanders, aren't I special?"
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Edit: I was replying to the Game of Dwarves post. . . but somehow did so in this thread.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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Now that the full characters are released, I'm actually a little teed off. They made a big deal about how in addition to the all new giants characters, there would be new light core characters and new series 2 characters, but the light core and series 2 haracters are almost all the same. If you already have Prism break from the first game, do you really want the new light core prism break and the new series 2 prism break? What the f were they thinking?

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Now that the full characters are released, I'm actually a little teed off. They made a big deal about how in addition to the all new giants characters, there would be new light core characters and new series 2 characters, but the light core and series 2 haracters are almost all the same. If you laready have Prism break from the first game, do you really want the new light core prism break and the new series 2 prism break? What the f were they thinking?
Oh wow, that sucks. Guess I'll only be collecting Giants and all new chars this time around.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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Lightcore characters are:

Chill
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Prism Break
Pop Fizz
Eruptor
Hex
Shroom Boom
Jet Vac

Apparently 22 or so of the original 32 characters are being reissued with new figurines as series 2, and all 4 of the light core characters from the first game are also being released as series 2.

I'm still not sure if the light core figures that are introduced in Giants will also have regular versions. This looks like a hell of a lot of overlap and redundancy. They are going to turn the sweet smell of success into the unwelcome stench of greed.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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Whimbrel, the link above says the repeat characters have different POSES. And that they did it in part to maintain compatibility of most characters with the original Skylanders game. That and the creative department didn't want to work OT I guess.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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They are going to turn the sweet smell of success into the unwelcome stench of greed.
It's Activision. They only have something like two successful franchises right now... Call of Duty and Skylanders.

When you have almost 100% of your IP tied up in two products you do have to do a bit of milking.

I'm shocked there wasn't more DLC and those DLC 3-packs for the first game.

My kids got a transparent red Drill Sergeant at Walmart on Friday. It's pretty cool, but stuff like that turns the after market into a feeding frenzy and you can't get the figures your kids want.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:01 AM   #13
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Whimbrel, the link above says the repeat characters have different POSES. And that they did it in part to maintain compatibility of most characters with the original Skylanders game. That and the creative department didn't want to work OT I guess.
I'm not sure what the benefit of a new pose is, but since the original characters all work in the second game, I don't see what the value is in reissuing new versions of the old characters for the second game "to maintain continuity with the first game" when the original characters already have that.

Either way, I think that our original frenzy has subsided quite a bit, so now I don't think we will be trying to collect everything or getting anything really redundant. With all of the extra voices in the new game it is beginning to seem a bit like they are JarJaring it up a bit also.
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My kids got a transparent red Drill Sergeant at Walmart on Friday. It's pretty cool, but stuff like that turns the after market into a feeding frenzy and you can't get the figures your kids want.
I saw a list someplace of all of the special edition figures that were either transparent or silver or something, and it was a little shocking. I couldn't believe how many variant types of skylanders figures they had come up with.

On the other hand, I liked the little tie in promo with the little sidekick figurines that came with thos potato chip bundles. My son got the little Terrabyte guy and I wish we had picked up all of those. They remind me of pets from Warcraft. It seems that somebody was paying attention.
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