The Official Skylanders Giants Videos
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, made a huge leap forward in connecting real life toys with a video game. In order to play this innovative new game, you need a Starter pack, containing amongst other things the video game itself (compatible with either a Wii, XBox 360, PS3, 3DS or PC), three Skylanders Figures and a Portal of Power. The player acts as the “Portal Master”, and begins by placing one of the Skylanders Characters onto the Portal of Power, the Skylander is then instantly transported into the the video game adventure. The player can change the character that they are playing with, by simply by swapping the figures on the portal.
The amazing thing about the figures is that all the character levels you have played, and any equipment or treasure you have collected are stored within the toy itself. You can take your Skylanders figure around to a friend’s house and all your upgrades will go with you. These characters will play on all consoles, so it doesn’t matter if you have a Wii and your friend has an Xbox 360.
Skylanders Giants will be a brand new video game, featuring many new characters. It will be a relief for many parents to learn that any existing Skylanders that you already own, are completely compatible with the new game, and any upgrades or customizations you have will still remain in the Giants game. In addition, the characters from the original game will be able to level up to 15.
It was exciting to learn that there will be 8 Giant characters in the new game, one for each of the 8 elements. The Giants, will as you would expect, are larger than the current figures, in fact they are around twice the size. The other cool thing about these special figures is that they light up when you put them on the Portal of Power.
The brand new Giants will have new in-game abilities, which existing Skylanders lack, however there will be other tasks that the smaller characters will have an advantage at. This ensures that players will want to own a mixture of both Giants and regular figures to play the game.
The New Giant Skylanders
For more information on all the individual figures, click on the links on the right of the page. All the Giants are near the bottom of the list. (scroll back up to find the list!)
The New LightCore Skylanders
In addition there will be 4 never seen before LightCore Skylanders, which will also light up on the Portal of Power. These are:
The Returning LightCore Skylanders
Eruptor – Fire Type
Prism Break – Earth Type
Drobot – Tech Type
Hex – Undead Type
Therefore in all, there are 8 lightCore figures in all, one for each of the Elements.
For more detailed information on each of the LightCore Skylanders, click on the links in the right column of the page.
The New Skylanders
Additionally, there will be 8 completely new Skylanders Characters released at the same time, one for each of the 8 elements ( note, some of these characters are available as a lightcore Skylander too). These are:
For detailed information on all of the brand new Skylanders, click on the links in the right column of the page.
Series 2 Skylanders
Finally, 24 of the original Skylanders Figures are going to be re-released as series 2 figures. The figures possess different weapons and the toys will be standing in different poses. Each of the series 2 Skylanders have a new “Wow Pow” upgrade power and the ability to choose more than one upgrade path. Also it is reported that the series 2 Skylanders can be played in the original Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure game.
Trigger Happy, Drill Sergeant, Drobot – Tech Type
Prism Break, Bash, Terrafin – Earth Type
Whirl Wind, Sonic Boom, Lightning Rod – Air Type
Double Trouble, Spyro, Wrecking Ball – Magic Type
Stump Smash, Stealth Elf, Zook – Life Type
Ignitor, Eruptor, Flameslinger – Fire Type
Gill Grunt, Zap, Slam Bam – Water Type
Hex, Cynder, Chop Chop - Undead Type
For detailed information on all the reposed figures, click on the links in the right column of the page.
All Figures designed for the Giants game have an orange base rather than the green one seen in Spyro’s Adventure.
Skylanders Giants has been designed with 3 levels of difficulty called Easy, Normal and Hard. There is also a 4th unlockable “Nightmare Mode”. This mode is unlocked only when you finish the game!
Skylanders Giants Starter Packs and Portal OwnerPacks
The Starter Pack is designed for players who are new to Skylanders, and contains a Portal of Power, the Video Game and 3 Characters which are Tree Rex ( a Life Element Giant), Jet-Vac ( a Brand new Air Type) and a new series 2 version of Cynder (the Undead Skylander reposed). In addition, the pack includes a poster and trading cards.
For more product information click the following link. Skylanders Giants Starter Kit
The 3DS Starter Pack contains a different combination of characters. Instead of Jet-Vac, it contains a special version of Pop Fizz, called Punch Pop Fizz, which is red in color ( a Brand new Magic Type).
The Portal Owners Pack is designed for those players who already have Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The Booster pack contains the video game and Tree Rex ( a Life Element Giant) only. For more product information click the following link. Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack
If you would like to learn more about the individual Skylanders Giants figures, they why not have a browse through our Skylanders categories. You can find all the different figures, belonging to each of the eight Elements. You can also look for actual Giants and Lightcore figures. We have also listed all of the super rare figures. Let us know who your favorite Skylanders are!