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In three years' time, the concept of toy-based digital titles has gone from a curiosity to one of the biggest draws for video game households with children. A new challenger is about to enter the market, and Disney has a new video to explain how the Infinity Power Discs will work.
Disney Infinity products come in a multitude of types. There's the starter pack that comes with three characters, three playsets and the Infinity base peripheral. Expansions come in the form of additional single characters and value bundles. Playsets come with two characters and a host of new adventure and Toy Box building options. Finally, there are the Power Discs.
Unlike everything else in the Infinity family, Power Discs are acquired in random, blind-buy packs of two each ($4.99). There are 20 in the first wave (pictured below). These fall into three categories: gadgets (equipment), vehicles, and power-ups.
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For your reference, abilities are marked with a star (two of which can be stacked below each character on the Infinity base). Gadgets are marked with the ball, and customization elements (textures and skies) are denoted by a paintbrush.
Three of these (Dumbo, Buzz's Astro Blaster vehicle, and Elephant Abu) are "chase" figures and will be present in more rare quantities. In other words, the singles market for these is probably going to get pricey.
There are two more waves coming, with minor teases on the Disney Infinity website. Wave two will include a Halloween Town customization disc and will include twenty items (with three chase discs). Wave three is only fifteen discs, with a single chase. It will include Alice's croquet flamingo gadget.
Disney Infinity will be out on Sunday August 18, 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. See below for a full list of Series 1 Power Discs.
Rare Hexagonal Discs
If I had kids I would be so broke this fall...
Very cool bro!
That skylanders stuff looked cool, but this Disney stuff looks even cooler. My kids would definitely love to unlock all of those add-ons. It would be really awesome to control the giant mech from the Incredibles.
I don't like how it's blind packs as well. What is this, a sticker book collection? Why would I want doubles/tripples or more of everything? Why would my kids want to open a pack and be disappointed? Ok it can encourage trading, but it only works well if a lot of other kids on the block are doing it. LAME LAME LAME.
more things to buy, of course. the game does look really fun tho