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Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »

Help me Snowtroopers, you're my only hope. My son got Skylanders for Christmas, as well as an extra figure for his stocking. After Christmas we were able to grab up a couple of extra single figures, but they have truly made our SW selection look awe inspiring since about December 27th.

Anyone else or their kids playing this and shopping for the figures? I was actually hoping for some tips as to off the beaten path places that might have some in stock, as unlikely as it seems to be. I've checked EB games who've said they've actually gotten then back in stock a few times since Christmas, WalMart, TRU, Zellers and Microplay (who haven't seen any since the holiday season).

Are any of you finding them any place else? For what it's worth, the adventure/story part of the game is actually pretty fun, we beat without too much difficulty using 2 players once the creatures were at max level & had some upgrades. Leading up to that, we found the boss battle pretty tough!

Let me know if anyone else is playing OR having any luck finding extra figures for themselves or their kids! Thanks!

EDITED: Since I love lists & what's been found-type-posts, I'm adding one for us here - in case anyone else cares - please help if you know of something wrong or different (I haven't included any silver figures as I know nothing about this promo):
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AIR

Sonic Boom - single pack, 3 pack (with Stealth Elf & Wrecking Ball)
Whirlwind - single pack (Target exclusive), 3 pack (with Drill Sergeant &
Lightning Rod
Warnado


WATER

Gill Grunt - console starter packs
Slam Bam - Empire of Ice adventure pack
Zap - single pack, 3 pack (with Dex & Dino-Rang)
Wham Shell


FIRE

Eruptor - single pack, 3 pack (with Chop Chop & Bash)
Flameslinger - single pack, 3 pack (with Drobot & Stump Smash)
Ignitor - 3DS Starter pack
Sunburn


LIFE

Stump Smash - single pack, 3 pack (with Flameslinger & Drobot)
Stealth Elf - single pack, 3 pack (with Wrecking Ball & Sonic Boom)
Camo
Zook


UNDEAD

Hex - single pack, 3 pack (with Zap & Dino-Rang)
Ghost Roaster - Darklight Crypt adventure pack
Chop Chop - single pack, Legendary 3 pack with Spyro & Bash (TRU Only)
Cynder


GEAR

Trigger Happy - console starter packs
Drobot - single pack, 3 pack (with Flameslinger & Stump Smash)
Boomer - single pack, 3 pack with Prism Break & Voodood)
Drill Sgt - single pack (WM only), 3 pack (Whirlwind &


MAGIC

Spyro - console starter pack, 3DS starter pack (Dark Spyro), Legendary 3 pack (with Bash & Chop Chop TRU ONLY)
Voodood - single pack, 3 pack (with Prism Break & Boomer )
Double Trouble - single pack
Wrecking Ball - single pack, 3 pack (with Stealth Elf & Sonic Boom)


EARTH

Bash - single pack, Legendary 3 pack (with Spyro & Chop Chop TRU ONLY)
Terrafin - Pirate Seas adventure pack
Dino-Rang - single pack, 3 pack (with Zap & Hex)
Prism Break - single pack, 3 pack (with Boomer & Voodood)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 09:11:25 PM by jjreason »
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 09:13:25 PM »

 I got Skylanders for my daughter and son this Christmas.   And they love it.   After talking with staff at TRU and EB games and hearing reviews about the game I decided to start purchasing figures.  I got lucky the week we went to the states to do Christmas shopping,  TRU had a 2 for 1 sale on all SKYLander items including figures and adventure packs.  Even though my kids had not asked for it and in fact they never did ask for them for CHristmas, I was getting worried but fortnuately they love the game.  What I got was (2) of the TRU storage towers to store all the figures in - remember I was buying with a 2 for one deal.  The pirate and crypt adventure packs  The individual figures are Spyro, Voodood, Bash, Dino -Rang, Prism Break, Terrafin, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, Drobot, Trigger Happy, Hex, Ghost Roaster, Sonic Boom, Stump Smash, Stealth Elf and my big find a completely SILVER Boomer.  Whilie in the states I was trying to find WHIRLWIND which was a TARGET exclusive, every store I tried never had one but at the last store I went to they had Boomer that was all silver.  After closer inspection the TARGET employee and I figured out it was a figure that was not painted.  I don't know how rare these are but it was the only one I ever saw.  According to my son and daughter the 2 best figures to play the game with are TRIGGER HAPPY and Stealth Elf.  You should have better luck finding figures soon, WAVE 2 of the figures is coming soon.  We plan on getting the 2 new adventure packs with SLAM BAM and LIGHTING ROD and I think we are going to get DOUBLE TROUBLE because he looks cool.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 12:40:37 AM »

Talking to a TRU staff today they are expecting a restock of figs this week coming, and new waves coming in March.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 07:56:14 AM »

Great, I'll keep looking. I've noticed that even though there are no figures available, the retailers have adjusted their pricing from $7.99 to $9.99 for these.  :speechless-smiley-004:

I won an ebay auction for Stump Smash at $10 plus shipping. The only "family" of figures we don't have represented now is air - and with Sonic Boom being the only one avail until the new characters arrive it's likely going to stay that way for a bit.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 10:38:41 AM »

Try Shoppers Drug Mart.  $7.99 and buy them during a promo like a $10 GC.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 04:29:05 PM »

Stopped by a TRU Express and they had some in.  The guy there said they got in 12 3 packs and 12 singles at about 11.  There weren't any 3 packs left and only 4 singles at 4 when I went.  Apparently there was a new 3 pack with Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant and Double Trouble.  All the TRU are supposedly getting them in today.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 08:21:00 PM »

Weren't Whirlwind and Drill Sergent exclusives for Target and Walmart?  I do not have either figure, are they any good?
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 09:51:58 PM »

I have seen these at Futureshop as well. Not sure how often they get restocked.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 09:53:11 PM »

whirlwind was at TRU before christmas but REALLY REALLY limited quantities.  Drill Sergeant WAS a walmart exclusive.  Maybe cause it's in a 3 pack it doesn't break the rules of having an exclusive.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 08:53:41 PM »

I read that they were exclusive only until the 3 pack was released - at which point they're "all retailer" - however ONLY in 3 pack form. The singles, if any more were shipped, would likely remain WM/Target exclusives.

I managed to find a Stump Smash from the life family on the shelf at EB games so I popped for him - I guess we're either re-ebay or donate the ebay stump smash to a friend when it shows up.

Still missing an air family member, but according to EB staff Sonic Boom is still showing up one per case, same as all the other figures - he's just very popular as there is no other air figure available yet.

I hadn't even considered Shoppers, but I will look at adding them into my stops.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 01:58:47 PM »

The new adventire packs have made it to EBgames - EMPIRE OF ICE with Slam Bam.  Reminds me of Hoth and the wampa.  Walmart in our area also got a shipment of these and the 2 older Adventure packs.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 06:35:44 PM »

keswick walmart already sold out of the new adventure pack.  My wife was good enough to stop at the Newmarket Wally and found 3 of them there.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 09:25:40 PM »

I picked up the 3 pack with Double Trouble today at TRU, it was also at EB games.  The people I talked with at TRU and EB games are getting really tired of all the phone calls regarding Skylanders. 
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 05:38:47 PM »

My son hit a bit of a jackpot at Costco today - 3 pack with Sonic Boom as well as teh Terrafin adventure pack with the pirate ship - only $16.99 each :O


EDITED: so what all that means is that I will eventually have 1 extra Stump Smash & 1 extra Sonic Boom in case anyone winds up with other extras and wishes to trade.
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Re: Skylanders: Discussion & Where to Find!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 03:33:19 PM »

Picked up a Cynder and Double Trouble single packs at TRU in Newmarket.  Only one DT left though.  Lots of Flameslingers.
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