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Toys R Us Announces Exclusive Range of Disney Infinity "Crystal" Figures

Posted by Andy Robertson

Also appear differently in the game

Toys R Us has just announced its exclusive line of Disney Infinity figures and power discs, or at least couple of the first items in its range. A special "Crystal" series will offer semi-transparent versions of the toys that also appear and behave differently in the game; they will only be available from the retailer.

As we have seen for Skylanders, this strongly positions Toys R Us as one of the go-to stores for families looking for Disney Infinity figures and power discs. It will be interested to see if its success is matched with Disney's new product.

The Crystal Series, which we suspect will span the different play sets in the game, offers not only a different looking character but also bonus experience points and health as well as a special in-game area to display the figures.

The first of these figures will be Lighting McQueen Infinite Crystal Series, and was announced along with a special Toys R Us power disc for Mike’s Car. This offers Mike Wazowski's car from Monsters Inc in the Toy Box world of the game.

Finally, on Saturday 7th September, all Toys R Us stores around the US will be hosting a Disney Infinity Power Disc Trade event from 12 noon to 2pm. The aim, apart from the obvious promotional benefits, is to give kids the opportunity to exchange their own Disney Infinity Power Discs with other fans and receive special offers on Disney and Disney Infinity products.

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GamerZack7

#1

GamerZack7 said:

So the Disney Infinity Crystal figures essentially follow the same premise as Legendary Skylanders? I wonder how many people will buy them.

MKCustodial

#2

MKCustodial said:

It seems weird that they'd give this to Toys R Us and not keep it to their own Disney Stores. I mean, I'm sure the parks will have plenty of exclusive figures and discs, but still…

XCWarrior

#3

XCWarrior said:

Jeez... I know they will, but I hope Nintendo doesn't pull this crap with Pokemon Rumble U.

LunaticPandora

#4

LunaticPandora said:

@XCWarrior They can't, can they? Each figure is sold in a pod so you don't know what you get until you buy it, so they can't really make "Legendary" figures with a jacked up price, unless they'd be willing to cram them into regular pods at the same price.

XCWarrior

#5

XCWarrior said:

@LunaticPandora I hope you're right, but at the same time. They can charge extra for a limited edition pod and you will get a RANDOM legendary that's shiny. It's not like Pokemon don't already have Shinies in the game.

I just loathe DLC, and that's what figurines are. They are physical pieces of DLC.

Whopper744

#6

Whopper744 said:

Can you get the exclusive disc on hit's own or do you have to buy one of the blind packs and hope for the best?

Shambo

#7

Shambo said:

@XCWarrior I personally disagree. I too don't like dlc that's planned from release, especially if it locked on the disc or simply taken out for milking the game later, but as a collector I like figurines. It's what got me interested in Skylanders, even when Spyro couldn't jump... When I found out he could on the 3ds, and that version was an actual platformer, I got that. For variety's sake, I got the second on Wii U and enjoyed it way more than I expected. And now it seems the third one will be more of a platformer on any platform... So that means 3 different portals soon...

XCWarrior

#8

XCWarrior said:

@Shambo I do like the fact you physically own something with the figurines when you buy an extra for a game, but you are still buying an extra for a game. I like it when you go to a store, buy a game, and know that you have the whole in your hands. Or, if they really must add/fix something, they do it for free because after all, you already bought the game.

I still am at least considering Pokemon Rumble U because I'm currently playing the 3DS game, really enjoying it actually, and well I love Pokemon.

efaulk84

#9

efaulk84 said:

@MKCustodial I don't think there are many Disney Stores left. The one at a local mall here closed years ago. I would say that there are more Toys R Us than Disney Stores.

Shambo

#11

Shambo said:

@XCWarrior Indeed, they shouldn't do dlc the cod-way, where you get some digital extra's for €15 two or three times a game, when the next game is already being made.
But then again, they make tons of money on it, so who's the dumbest in this story? The consumer.
Or the Metro way. Pay €5 to get ranger mode, the difficulty at which the game is 'MEANT TO BE PLAYED'.
Or the pay to win tactic...
Or disc-locked content...
Or...

Well, since Pkmn Rumble on Wii U is download only -which I also dislike- the addition of figures is very welcome. Only big flaw: blind packages. I hate that concept. Skylanders are often just downright pretty figurines, and it does mean something in the story too. Also, they're cross-platform compatible and you can take them to a friend to use them on their system while you keep gaining experience.

But expanding on what you said about buying a whole game at once, I'll never get a system with no free online. And more games should start using the concept of Bumpies Party: free dlc for early buyers. Without just taking stuff already finished at launch out of the game...

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