Skylanders Superchargers was pretty unique on Nintendo formats as the starter pack launched with either Bowser or Donkey Kong, and the figures could be toggled between Skylanders and amiibo functionality by turning the base.
The problem for serious amiibo collectors is that you have to purchase a starter pack to get either of these figures, and for those who simply want the plastic and aren't bothered about the game itself, that's an expensive prospect.
Thankfully, it would appear that Activision has your best interests at heart, as it is launching combo packs for both characters at a much cheaper price point.
Turbo Charge Donkey Kong comes with his Barrel Blaster while Hammer Slam Bowser has the Clown Cruiser. Both are expected to retail at $24.99. If you've been putting off getting these special Skylanders amiibo based on the high cost, this should be music to your ears.
Makes sense as before you were stuck with either Bowser or Donkey Kong unless you shelled out (pun unintended) for the game twice.
Give us those lovely lovely weekly media create sales figures from Japan guys, I always look forward to them on a Wednesday afternoon
Awesome, I'm glad I didn't buy the Skylanders game just for them. However, I've lost interest in getting every single amiibo since Gold Mega Man is a US exclusive bundled with a region locked game that won't come to Europe, so I'll give these a miss.
Good idea, managed to get both sets (Wii u & 3ds) for £50 combined so was happy with that, but this is certainly useful, I have little desire to play the 3ds game when I have Mario Kart 7 sitting there on my console.
Is this worldwide or just America?
Oh those fake wannabe amiibos.
Skylanders are lower quality than amiibo so I got an sms bowser for $10 on boxing day for my smashcon purposes
I am looking forward to possibility of these coming to the UK.
I am going to preorder two of each as that is what I have done with all of the amiibo that have released up to now.
I just need a Lucas amiibo for the 29th of January and then I will have two of all of January's amiibo pre-ordered.
Well, considering they are only 50% Amiibos, I haven't bought any of the two yet (although those black editions of them look tempting but buying another same old Skylanders game for them - nah ...). But should they come here to europe, I will certainly get the two of them. Preordered as per the usual.
Well have to admit Activision suckered us in and we purchased both the Wii and Wii U versions. We would have purchased the Wii U version anyway, my son wanted the dark edition last year but got the regular so he was loud and clear about getting the dark edition this year, and we got that on Wii U for $65 which was pretty good for what you get as it's normally $100. My mom picked up the Wii version for him for $35 and we got that 2 weeks before Christmas at her place, and as she owns a Wii we played it for a few hours at her place and a few more hours here waiting for the Wii U game at Christmas. So I suppose we got our money's worth on both accounts.
Smart move by Activision though waiting until after Christmas to announce these. Evil corporate bottom dwelling smart, but smart.
The Wii U starter pack only came with Donkey Kong, but I dig that Hammer Slam Bowser. This is the perfect solution to my first world problem!
Interestingly enough their Twitter picture shows Lagoon Theme Park which is here in my state of Utah (Also home to Disney Infinity's Avalanche Studios). Strangely I haven't seen these in any stores around here, although I have already purchases both starter packs.
I prefer the Bowser Skylander over the Donkey Kong but I want the Wii U version more than the 3ds and Wii version. Now I can have my cake and eat it too.
I'll just wait for another sale to come along to get them. Wish I jumped on one of those holiday deals at Gamestop where you can buy one starter set (with the new discount price) and get another set free.
If Gold Megaman gets released in Japan they will be easily available at decent pricing, just look at what happened with Gold Mario, those are easily available for £22 on eBay now.
@MJKOP I'm really surprised they skipped it this week. The wiiu sold over 100,000 units in Japan this week which is impressive even for a holiday there. Smt #fe flopped hard only selling around 23,000
The Wii edition is a bit rare, I hope they sell the pad where you put the skylanders without buy all pack edition (the download games are cheap so I preffer to buy separated all)
Good, though you still can't get the dark versions, I assume?
Meh. So they aren't releasing the dark edition figures separately as well?
I got the Wii U version at full price to support the release, but waited for the 3ds version for it to come down a little. Wish I did the same for the Wii U. It's $35 on Amazon now. Oh well.
No dark editions. Annoying for completists.
@ultraraichu Have you checked if the wii version includes a free wii u download of the game?
I just got into this series yesterday, and found out that a copy of trap team on the wii had a free download code to download the full game on the wii u. And the portal is compatible between wii and wii u.
@Gridatttack I assume that's just Trap Team, I think it was to encourage Wii users to upgrade to Wii U without having to buy the game again, or because they expected a lot of people to upgrade. I can't remember their exact logic, but I think it's the same reason Disney Infinity 1.0 for Wii U was (is?) free to download on eshop, after 2.0 came out.
No they're not lower quality.They are just as well detailed, have better memory chips, and are fairly sturdy.
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