After visiting Toys for Bob the other week I was lucky enough to get some early access to the Skylanders Giants figures. I’ve been creating a set of videos of unboxing each character. I’ll also be giving each of them away (much to the chagrin of my kids) to a randomly selected commenter on the videos (or on this GeekDad post) on Monday, October 15th, at 9am EDT.
Like with the first game, I’ve been impressed by the quality of each of the new characters — both the Skylanders Giants and the normal sized Skylanders. If you want an early look of these new characters (from $9.99 on Amazon), check out the videos below. If you want to be in with a chance of winning them just leave a comment there or here:
Crusher knew from the moment he put on his father’s mining helmet that his true passion in life was crushing rocks. He was fascinated with rock-lore and traveled all throughout Skylands in search of rare minerals to pulverize with his powerful hand-crafted rock hammer, which he also named Crusher.
Nobody is quite sure who Pop Fizz was before he became an alchemist, least of all Pop Fizz himself. After many years of experimenting with magical potions, his appearance has changed quite significantly. In fact, no one even knows his original color.
Rider and his magnificent ostrich, Fright, were the finest jousting team in all of Skylands. But after winning the championship for the 3rd straight year, a jealous competitor placed a curse on the elf that sent him to the Land of the Undead.
Chill was the sworn guardian and personal protector of the Snow Queen. As captain of the queen’s guard, her many heroic deeds had earned her the respect of the entire Ice Kingdom. But when the Cyclops army began to expand their empire into the northern realms, the Snow Queen was taken prisoner during her watch, and Chill has never forgiven herself for letting it happen.
Long ago, Bouncer was an All-Star Roboto Ball player. But when the evil Arkeyan Empire destroyed his home town and discontinued the games, he was converted into a security-bot and stationed in the mines. It was there that Bouncer encountered dozens of Mabu prisoners who remembered him fondly from his playing days.
Swarm was once a prince from a proud race of mysterious insect warriors that had built their entire civilization inside a giant honeycombed pyramid. Growing up as one of the 9,000 members of the royal family, he was never permitted to leave the hive. But unlike his brethren, there was a magical quality to Swarm that caused him to grow much larger than the rest of his kind.
Skylanders Giants is available for pre-order via Amazon. $59.99 without a Portal and $74.99 with a Portal.