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New wave of Skylanders Giants action figures start hitting retailers

Kids, it’s time to start bugging your parents about the new Skylanders. Adults, it’s time to start bugging your credit-card company to raise your limit.

Activision is unleashing its third wave of toys for Skylanders Giants, according to publisher spokesperson Dan Amrich. Here’s what Skylanders fans can start checking local Walmarts for:

  • Eye-Brawl
  • Thumpback
  • Shroomboom
  • Legendary Chill
  • Hot Dog
  • Eruptor
  • Prism Break
  • Stealth Elf
  • Lighting Rod
  • Zap
  • Scorpion Striker Catapult

For the unaware, Skylanders is a series of video games that use a special device to connect real-world toys with a video game. You can then go to the store to buy new toys to use in your Skylanders games.

It’s a lucrative spin on “downloadable content,” as the toy sales have generated huge revenues for Activision.

This isn’t the final wave. Activision still has a handful of previously announced characters from Giants’ roster that it hasn’t shipped to stores.


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