The lights are on
If you wanted evidence that Skylanders has gone outside its demographic, here it is. The third game in Activision's $1.5 billion franchise is getting a collector's edition, even if it doesn't carry those exact words.
The Skylanders: Swap Force Dark Edition will retail for $99.99 only at Gamestop (disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company). The extra $25 gets you two additional figures and a larger character poster.
Each of the five figures carries a unique color scheme only available in this pack. The five characters are: Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Spyro, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Washbuckler, and Dark Lockjaw. The standard version of the game includes Washbuckler, Blast Zone, and Stealth Elf.
All copies of Skylanders: Swap Force come with a new Portal of Power. Old portals will not work with the latest entry in the series.
Our TakeAs a collector of Skylanders variants (that don't end up in my children's pile of figures), this version of the game is particularly appealing to me. My son continues to revisit both Spyro's Adventure and Giants every time he gets new figures (I dole them out slowly over time), and I expect that Swap Force will see as much play in our house.
Both Spyro and Lockjaw will be available as regular figures at some point (the Wave 1 lineup hasn't been announced yet). If you don't want to pay the premium or don't care about the dark versions, then you won't miss anything by waiting.
I know there are other adults out there that love collecting these as much as I do. I suspect that this version is aimed at us.
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*Sigh* ...I miss old Spyro games...
Pretty cool... I guess. I never thought this franchise would be so popular. I never even finished collecting the original skylanders...
I'd get it just for Blast Zone.
*Sigh* My wallet's going to hate me.
Oh where, oh where, oh where, is Spyro's dignity.
Does anyone know why there is no CE for the ps4/xbox one versions?
i think its a good pocket drainer
Oh crap... my lady and the children are going to flip out when I tell them about this.
Evil commercialization is evil.
I am so done with the 'toy' games. I have 60+ of those darn little guys and I only played through both games once. I cannot even bring myself to think about buying the Infinity game. These games are the new Rock Band.
Looks like a decent edition. I still have fun with Skylanders every now and again.
I'd better hope my younger brother doesn't hear of this, or I'll never be able to convince him that Disney Infinity is better...
I wanna see a collectable toy game straight-up made for adults, M-rating and all. Then I'll consider dumping my money into this fad.