It's a magical merging of the physical and virtual realms with an innovative line of cross-platform toys with “brains”. If you are a parent ,especially of boys aged 5yrs and up - you will know what I am talking about because everyone is talking about the Skylander's franchise.
My boys are huge Skylander fans .The GIANTS have been top of their Christmas wish list since we attended a SONY entertainment event a few weeks ago. I'm the Mother of the year at the moment - except I won't let them take the GIANT to news day.
Skylanders Giants™ are available across all gaming platforms /consoles [PlayStation 3Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, , Xbox 360]- the characters themselves interchange or cross between any console. The characters also remember their up graded powers at home or away visiting friends.
Players lead a team of heroic Skylanders in an all new adventure to save their world .Portal Masters journey through new areas of Skylands, encountering new enemies, solving fun puzzles, overcoming different hazards and obstacles, and finding a variety of collectable rewards and treasure.
Skylanders Giants launches sixteen new characters (Eight super-sized Giants with powers to matchs & Eight new regular sized Skylanders) into the magic of Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure.
The new LightCore™ Skylanders that light-up in the game and in the real-world as players’ transport them to Skylands using the Portal of Power.
The new Skylanders Giants Starter pack - which comes with the new game, three characters (including One giant) is complete with a new portal of power which requires no batteries .It simply plugs into your game console. My boys love that the new portal changes colour.
Our pack arrived when Sam was in hospital -
For returning players it isn't necessary to purchase a new portal - but the GIANTS are not retro compatible with the original gaming CD. Owners of the original game and portal can simply purchase the portal owners pack which comes with the new game CD for your gaming console and a new Giant character.
(They also have HOT collectible trading cards, that tell you all about the Giants’ stats and powers, plus stickers and a poster to add to the delight of my boys , plus a secret code to unlock the same character in mobile [iPad ] games like Skylanders Cloud Patrol.
However , while the new GIANT's and characters are only compatible with new gaming CD - The team of existing Skylanders have forward Compatibility: All of the beloved characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure are 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, each of their abilities and upgrades intact. Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure characters can even increase their level cap from Level 10 to Level 15 in Skylanders Giants!
FAST FACTS & KEY FEATURES:
* Giants: More than twice the size of regular Skylanders, the Giants use their colossal scale and power to battle enemies, solve unique puzzles, and interact in the game world like never before!
* LightCore Skylanders: Amplifying the real-world magic of bringing toys to life, Skylanders Giants introduces the LightCore Skylanders that light-up in the game world and in the real world as players’ transport them into Skylands using the Portal of Power. LightCore Skylanders feature additional in-game benefits, and require no batteries!
* Brand New Skylanders: New Skylanders join the adventure in Skylanders Giants each equipped with their own unique personality, powers, and abilities that kids are sure to love!
* Series 2 Skylanders: Fan-favorite Skylanders from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure return in an all new way in Skylanders Giants! Each Series 2 Skylander features an all new “Wow Pow” upgrade power, as well as the choice of more than one upgrade path! Fans can even play with their Series 2 Skylanders in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure!
* Wider Worlds: Portal Masters will see all new arenas and additional gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level-up every character.Follow http://www.twitter.com/skylandersgame as well as
https://www.facebook.com/SkylandersGame for all of the latest Skylanders adventures.
Now onto the Giveaway, thanks to Activision and just in time for Christmas ~ three winners will each receive the following items [or similar].
1 x Skylander Giant single character [not 100% sure it will be Bouncer]
1 x Light-Core single character
1 x Battle Pack [Chop Chop, Dragonfire Cannon which unlocks a new combat arena and Shroom Boom]
In 100 words or less what would your super power be if you were a Skylander or what world would you like to be teleported to ?
...anything rules - creative answers and use of imagination
This is a game of skill. Each valid entry will be judged based on creativity, humour or originality.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Only Australian Residents are eligible to enter.
2. Entries not answering the question in 100 words or less will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, not by chance. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.3.There are three winners - each will win a prize pack similar to image - though it may not be the exactly the same characters.
4. Entries - Open 16/11/2012 - Close 11.59pm 3011/2012 AEST. The winner(s) will be notified by email, and posted to mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com.au - the winner has 5 days to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
5. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash.
6. Prizes sent out by PR firm directly will not be replaced in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.
7. Additional entries if you share on FB or twitter but you must leave a second valid entry answering the question in 100 words or less. Also, please leave how you shared the post in the comment.
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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own , I was not paid though my children (I) received free a copy of the Skylanders Giants starter pack to review.
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