The Skylanders Tree Rex Figure
Tree Rex is about twice the size of regular figures, and more that twice as heavy. Activision really seemed to get the dimensions of the Giants figures right, in terms of reflecting their enormous sizes in the game itself. Tree Rex is supposed to be a mutated tree, so his whole body is composed of tree trunks. He has two enormous tree trunk horns on his head, and at the end of one arm he has a large photosynthesis cannon. Skylanders Tree Rex wears red bark armor on the top if his head, his chest and on one of his arms.
Another cool feature of the Giants, is that they feature lightcore technology. This means that Tree Rex lights up when you put him on or near the Portal of Power. We think this is a really awesome addition to the newest game in the franchise. This does not require batteries, and is powered by the portal itself. When you put Skylanders Tree Rex on the portal his eyes glow blue and his photosynthesis cannon glows green.
A Video Preview of Skylanders Tree Rex
The Story of Skylanders Tree Rex
Tree Rex used to be a majestic tree, who lived a peaceful existence in an ancient woodland. Unfortuntately, many years later a race called the Arkeyans built a war machine factory nearby. The factory polluted the nearby soil with magic and tech waste, and this eventually caused Tree Rex to mutate into the creature he is today. After his transformation, Tree Rex decided to become a Skylander, and help protect the Skylands from evil.
At the New York Toy Fair footage of the game revealed some of the new features of the Giant Skylanders. Skylands is a world of floating islands, and Tree Rex, using his enormous Giant strength is able to travel from one island to another by pulling on a chain that linked two islands together. This sort of in game ability doesn’t exist the Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
Skylanders Gnarly Tree Rex
There is a rare variant version of the Skylanders Tree Rex figure, known as Gnarly Tree Rex. This figure was packaged exclusively with the Blue Wii Bundle Pack and the Super Slim Playstation 3 Pack. Because Gnarly Tree Rex was only manufactured in limited quantities, he has become somewhat of a collectors item. You can find him for ale, unpackaged on sites such as Amazon or eBay.
Gnarly Tree Rex is basically the same as a regular Tree Rex figure, but painted slightly differently, and with different lightcore colors. Gnarly Tree Rex, has tree bark that is a slightly darker brown color, and his bark armor is blue rather that red. when you put him on the Portal Of Power, Gnarly Tree Rex has green glowing eyes, and photosynthesis cannon glows orange rather than green.
Product Information on Skylanders Giants Tree Rex
Skylanders Giants Tree Rex is bundled with all Starter Packs (for those new toSkylanders) and Booster Packs (for those who already own a Portal of Power). As stated above Gnarly Tree Rex is packaged with the blue Wii bundle pack, and can be also found by himself unpackaged.
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Screen Shots of Skylanders Tree Rex