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Activision's collectible Skylanders figures are selling out as soon as they hit store shelves and the rarest of the rare figures are fetching top dollar in second-hand markets. An Ebay seller has already pulled in roughly $1,000 in an auction for six rare Skylanders figures. The auction still has two days to go, and it's anyone's guess as to how high the bidding will go. All six of the figures are rare silver and gold variants of core characters.
My wife and I are huge fans of the game, and we've made it a goal to collect all of the figures, but I doubt I'd pay more than $20 for one individual figure. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Buying figures online or at an auction is cheating, in my opinion. If you want EVERYTHING, including all of the rare variants, you really have no other option than to pay top dollar for them, as the current bid leader in this auction aims to do.
For a full breakdown of the characters available for purchase, check out our Skylanders checklist.
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