It’s finally here! Year 2 of Eon’s Elite characters begins as Elite Voodood is out tomorrow at your local Toys R Us. He is the first of three Eon’s Elite year 2 characters that will be released in November. On November 8th Elite Zook will be released followed by Elite Slam Bam on November 15th. All three of these characters will be exclusive to Toys R Us. Last year it didn’t seem like the characters were very limited, but Toys R Us is limiting 1 per customer per week, so it’s hard to say what the demand will be for these characters this year. If you are interested in Elite Voodood, I would plan on visiting your Toys R Us tomorrow to find out.Share this article!
After seeing the second edition of Eon’s Elite characters, which look far cooler than the first edition characters, I’ve decided to collect and cover the series. It also didn’t hurt that there was a buy one get one free sale at Gamestop a few weeks ago as the original retail price of $24.99 was just too much! In this video we unbox one of the figures to show you how they are packaged.
On Saturday 12/6/2014 GameStop will be having another Skylanders Day from open to close. They will be having a number of sales and they’ll be featuring the release of the new special variant Winterfest Lob-Star. This new Skylander will not be exclusive to GameStop, however, there is no word on when it will show up to other retailers. Best Buy has the character listed but it still says “Coming Soon”, and you could get it now off Amazon.com as some people have gotten their hands on it, but you will be paying quite the premium right now.
Here is a list of all of the Skylander specials you will find at GameStop on 12/6/2014.
Get any Trap Team starter pack for $49.99.
Get the new Eon’s Elite Whilwind character for $24.99.
Get the new Winterfest Lob-Star for $15.99.
Get any trap for $.99 when you purchase any Trap Master character.
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Activision recently announced that a new type of collectable Skylander will be available. These figures are going to be in extremely limited quantities and sold through GameStop in the US and Canada. There will be eight characters in total, and each one will be an original from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. The first two are going to be Elite Spyro and Elite Chop Chop. The figures are going to be in the same poses as the old figures. However, each will be on a gold metallic base and will come in a display case with a 3D background image. An Australian GameStop Website had them listed at 29.95 Australian Dollars with a release date being the same as the new Trap Team. So these will not be cheap characters. You might be saying, “Why would I want to buy an old character of which I already have several different posed variants, just for a gold base and a fancy 3D backed plastic case?” Well, there is only one other thing the new characters offer. Each Eon’s Elite member will be up to three times more powerful than it’s original character. So if the game wasn’t easy enough for you, now you can really breeze your way through it. If you don’t have a huge collection and do have trouble because you don’t have that many characters to swap with, then these may be a bigger draw to you. But these characters are clearly just a new marketing ploy by Activision to get us collectors to spend even more money buying a character we already have bought several times before. I’m torn right now on whether I want to buy these or not. What do you think? Do you plan on buying these collector’s items, or letting them sit for someone else with more disposable income than you?Share this article!