Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skylanders Swap Force Wave 3 @ Toys R Us

Yesterday afternoon I went Christmas shopping. Every store was packed. I knew I was going to have issues when my normal parking spot at Target was taken and I had to park some 20 spaces beyond it. Oh, well, I am young.
Skylander Hunting Christmas style. First Target, then another Target, followed by Toys R Us and finally a Wal-Mart. Only Toys R Us had anything good. Since Swap Force launched in October they have been the best at carrying the biggest and widest selection. And probably the best deals.

So I am looking for at the Spryo's Adventure packs, maybe there is a hidden gem of a Darklight Crypt. Or a Boomer or Bash three pack. No such luck. But then as I scanned the shelf I saw a Prism Break with red crystals. Yeah, it stood out. Then is quickly scanned the shelf for more new guys and I found more.

So don't believe the ads or other rumors. You can get them now. I was disappointed I couldn't find the Swappers. I really want to get them. I still have a week to keep searching.

Keep Calm and Swap On.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Skylanders Swap Force: Jolly Bumble Blast variant

Saturday December 7th - Jolly Bumble Blast is out!

I received an email from Game Stop that said he was going to be available, but I forgot about it. There were so many things going on and it was cold. I totally forgot until WSM and G-man went to TRU and found him.
This is the picture she sent me:

Of course only WSM knew that I had already purchased Legendary Bouncer. Now I need to come up with a way to surprise the kids.
But Jolly Bumble Blast was new. So she bought him!

He came home and is awesome. He appears red, green and white in the came. We did a Battle Arena and Ring out with regular and jolly. It was so nice to be able to tell them apart in the game.

Here his is shortly after unboxing. We also did a short video of the unboxing and how he looks in the Collection Vault iOS App. Link will be here as soon as the video posts.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Where is Skylanders Swap Force Wave 3?

Wave 3 should be here before Christmas. I hope. To satisfy the need we picked up Jolly Bumble Blast. Review on him is coming. Stay tuned.

Here are the expected Skylanders to be released in Wave 3. Who will you be getting? Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below.
Spy Rise - Looks awesome! His laser from above attack looks super sweet.
Rubble Rouser - EvanTubeHD unboxed him on a recent Skylanders Boomcast. Finally... Earth Element!
Dune Bug - His attacks look pretty nice and he flies.
Grim Creeper - Regular
Smolderdash - Regular
Windup - He reminds me of the guys from Tower of Time. Maybe I just don't know the backstory.
Platinum Sheep
Sheep Wreck Island - Looks like a Star Gate.
Light Core Countdown - He is the Bomb!
Light Core Whamshell - He's baaack!
HyberBeam Prism Break (series 3) - Crystals are now red but he still kinda stinks.
Phantom Cynder (series 3) - She is a bit translucent. But do I need another Cynder?
Thornhorn Camo - He's baaack too!
Hornblast Whirlwind - My boys like to play as her and heal the other player.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jade Fire Kraken now available in Skylanders Lost Islands

The weekly update for Lost Islands this week brought us:
1. Tessa - she gives a Mabu population boost of 25% and costs 3000 gems.
2. Jade Fire Kraken - like all Swappers he gives 25% more gold and costs 300 gems.

Or just wait until he is in stores and use the code. I have this thing against paying for something twice. So when will Jade Fire Kraken be in stores? Leave your guess in the comments. I'll guess sometime in March like Jade Flashwing. Green, March, St. Patrick's Day. I see a pattern forming.

If you have the gems to spare and have to have the latest and greatest... Go For It!
Don't forget to leave a comment and tell us how awesome he is.

Jade Fire Kraken in Skylanders Lost Islands