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When Disney Infinity was first announced, people assumed that it was Skylanders with Disney characters. As we learned more, it became clear that one of the differentiating factors was Infinity’s Toy Box mode, a playground for building adventures and minigames, or just crafting a brand new sandbox in which to play.
While Marvel Super Heroes are in the spotlight for the scripted play sets this year, Disney hasn’t forgotten its own characters and the players that love to build in the toy box. To that end, the publisher is releasing a creation-themed bundle focused on new characters and tools, but you’ll need to wait a bit for it.
The Toy Box Starter Pack 2.0 will be released on November 4 (the Marvel Super Heroes version with the Avengers is out on September 23). It comes with the 2.0 Edition game, the base (to put the figures on), Merida, Stitch, two toy box game discs (Stitch’s Tropical Rescue and Brave Forest Siege), a web code card, and a poster.
This version of the game is compatible with all figures and playsets, so if you want to add on The Avengers, Spider-Man, or Guardians of the Galaxy sets later, you can do that. It will also work with all Disney Infinity figures from the original release and 2.0 release, including other "Disney Original" characters like Aladdin and Jasmine.
The Top Box Starter pack will cost $59.99 (slightly less than the $74.99 Marvel Super Heroes edition). According to the provided screenshots, this version will be out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Our TakeThe revamped Toy Box mode is much easier to use, giving younger players an easy way to create their own worlds. You can task builders to create on your behalf in a predefined area, or use brushes to quickly create buildings, tree houses, castles, and more.
Some players prefer to spend their time in the Toy Box instead of playsets, and this provides a smart way to onboard them to the new version. My only concern is that this may provide a bit of confusion at retail. If a child doesn’t know there are two versions (and parents don’t realize when holiday shopping), he or she may end up with the wrong one under the Christmas tree.