In other Skylanders news, I have completed my Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure collection. Well, not really. I’m still missing a Volcanic Vault, but I don’t care. Once I win the lottery, I’ll spend the $30 to get one on Amazon. I’m disinclined to pay $30 for a figure that unlocks a battle arena since I don’t really do battle arenas.
For Skylanders:Giants, I’m missing the character Gill Grunt, and the Scorpion Striker battle pack. Gill Grunt is available for around $10, but he’s super common and I already have series one and series three figures, so I figure I’ll eventually be able to pick him up in a trade or something. The Scorpion Striker is harder to get ahold of, but, like the Volcanic Vault, I really don’t care.
Last year saw the release of Skylanders:Swap Force. I have a complete collection of figures. I really made the effort to get them all. The guys at Gamestop would call me when new figures came in. I’ve done pretty good at picking up all the alternate art/special figures. I missed getting the Frito Lay promotional Rattle Shake, but am hopeful I’ll get a chance for the promotional Hot Dog in the July Frito Lay contest.
I suppose I’m not a hardcore collector. There are a bunch of “legendary” figures with different color schemes. I only have one of the fifteen or so, but I’ve strived to get one of each character. There are also special “light core” characters that light up and stuff, but I’m perfectly happy with the standard versions.
My neighbors across the street have a young boy who also plays Skylanders. I’ve amassed quite the collection of duplicates and he had three special characters I wanted. I made sure his parents were involved and I traded him 2-to-1 and 3-to-1 to get his figures. I ended up trading seven of my figures for his three. Anyway, enough babbling about toys today. Wish me luck in getting the last three figures I need!