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Gamestop Skylanders Day
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#1 Posted: 00:45:14 16/06/2014 | Topic Creator
I will be attending the Gamestop Skylanders day again this year and to avoid problems like last year, if anyone has any specific questions or other information they would like for me to try to get please let me know. I will try to get as much information as I can, but I imagine like last year it will be dedicated to kids so it may be difficult.
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#2 Posted: 01:08:07 16/06/2014
Have you gotten a email from gamestop already?
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#3 Posted: 01:38:44 16/06/2014
When is it?
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#4 Posted: 01:48:38 16/06/2014
US only?
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#5 Posted: 03:35:29 16/06/2014
I'd like to know what their pre-order bonus is going to be. I need to decide between them and Target.

On a totally unrelated side note: I hope K-Mart gets a pre-order bonus smilie lol
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#6 Posted: 12:56:12 16/06/2014
Quote: newkill
US only?



I can't remember the last time K-Mart ever got any kind of bonus for anything video game related... EVER
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#7 Posted: 13:11:35 16/06/2014
I think I'm going to gamestop but I'll be in Arizona so maybe I'll go
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#8 Posted: 14:21:49 16/06/2014
Quote: Eggers
I'd like to know what their pre-order bonus is going to be. I need to decide between them and Target.

On a totally unrelated side note: I hope K-Mart gets a pre-order bonus smilie lol



If you preorder trap team that day you get the single wind up for free.
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#9 Posted: 15:44:25 16/06/2014
Quote: Huntrz2
Quote: Eggers
I'd like to know what their pre-order bonus is going to be. I need to decide between them and Target.

On a totally unrelated side note: I hope K-Mart gets a pre-order bonus smilie lol



If you preorder trap team that day you get the single wind up for free.



Proof?
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#10 Posted: 17:30:32 16/06/2014
Here's the proof of the free Wind-Up, plus the other offers.
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#11 Posted: 19:01:21 16/06/2014
Quote: dark52
Here's the proof of the free Wind-Up, plus the other offers.



Well I kind of hope they end up with something else in the long run for a bonus, or another exclusive variant starter set. I already got Wind-Up with Sheepwreck Islands, so I don't really see myself in need of another one.

On a side note, what if I cancel my pre-order? Will they demand their Wind-Up back? lol I'd love to see that, though I'm totally kidding and I know they won't.
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#12 Posted: 19:40:29 16/06/2014
Quote: Eggers
Quote: dark52
Here's the proof of the free Wind-Up, plus the other offers.


Well I kind of hope they end up with something else in the long run for a bonus, or another exclusive variant starter set. I already got Wind-Up with Sheepwreck Islands, so I don't really see myself in need of another one.

On a side note, what if I cancel my pre-order? Will they demand their Wind-Up back? lol I'd love to see that, though I'm totally kidding and I know they won't.


Well, Gamestop on normal games requires $5 down, but they up it to $25 for more expensive things. Dark Starter required $25. I have a feeling if you cancel the pre-order, they will refund you the money minus the cost of the single figures (which they state is $9.99 plus tax) if you do not return it unopened as well.

Their pre-order is definitely more interesting than some others, but I'm still holding out for a decent deal at Best Buy since I have a 20% Gamer's Club discount which will make the Starter Pack $60. Otherwise, without the discount if I didn't have him that would be a pretty good deal - especially since many do not have the relatively uncommon Sheep Wreck pack.
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#13 Posted: 19:52:55 16/06/2014
Boo... Boo Gamestop Boo! Wind-Up is a HORRIBLE preorder bonus. I mean, I love the character, but MANY people already have this figure already. Glad I'm sticking with Target!
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#14 Posted: 20:07:29 16/06/2014
Is there info stating this is the same Series 1 Wind-Up from Swap Force ? This seems kinda... stupid. Maybe its a Series 2 Wind-Up being released in Trap Team? They clearly wouldnt have the image or art for it yet given how tight lipped Activision is being about the game this year. Promotion a single of a figure that most likely everyone already got in an Adventure Pack, as pre-order incentive just seemed idiotic.

***Nevermind I went back and actually looked at the advertisement more. This *is* just stupid.
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#15 Posted: 20:10:36 16/06/2014
It doesn't sound like this is going to be their 'preorder bonus' though. sounds more like its a one day 'skylander's day' promo
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#16 Posted: 20:19:44 16/06/2014
It says 1 per customer while supplies last, i'm assuming this is going to be handed out the day you preorder the game. If you cancel the preorder they will just take the diff when giving your down payment back.
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#17 Posted: 20:19:53 16/06/2014
So.....it's not VVwind up
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#18 Posted: 20:20:04 16/06/2014
Given re-reading it, its just a one day sale incentive, I'm curious if GameStop doesnt even have an exclusive pre-order this year. GameStop has been less than happy about the series as the figures take up valuable wall space. I'm wondering if they are going to try and slowly phase out some of the support for it as a whole. Thats cant fully drop it, as it is still a valid source of income, but I'm sure cases of figures filling up minimal storage space in their stores isnt something they are keen on. You can fit 6-8 game cases on space where a figure is. Thats a $15 taking up a space were you could have several hundred dollars of product.

The concept of figures AND now traps needed is something I can see GameStop execs looking at with less than pleasant faces.
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#19 Posted: 20:24:07 16/06/2014
What if you already pre-ordered it? I hope they will give it to people who have already pre-ordered it because i did a couple days ago
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#20 Posted: 22:14:22 16/06/2014
There is no preorder incentive other than the One day only Wind Up. And the benefit of being able to preorder Gear Shift.
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#21 Posted: 01:57:08 17/06/2014
Quote: Toynerd14
Boo... Boo Gamestop Boo! Wind-Up is a HORRIBLE preorder bonus. I mean, I love the character, but MANY people already have this figure already. Glad I'm sticking with Target!


I second that emotion.
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#22 Posted: 02:55:32 17/06/2014
Quote: sky-dragon
So.....it's not VVwind up


Closest I can figure if VVind Up does end up appearing, it'll probably be some employee exclusive again, which would explain the need to box Wind Up separately. The VV pretty obviously stands for Vicarious Visions after all.
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#23 Posted: 03:26:09 17/06/2014
Looks like fun. My local GameStop had tons of figures that I wanted that they could never sell.
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#24 Posted: 03:26:22 17/06/2014
This is not too terribly bad. B1G1 will help those finish up some last remaining figures before Trap Team. Honestly, I am glad the Dark Edition is going on sale. I haven't picked that up yet hoping that it would go on sale before the new game.
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#25 Posted: 21:55:20 17/06/2014
B1G1 free is the only thing that attract me, but I'm not in the USA... Like I always say, is Activision racist!? We have nothing here in Canada. Still never found a Lightcore smilie
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#26 Posted: 16:49:38 21/06/2014
not sure if racist is the term you are looking for there bud
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#27 Posted: 21:47:36 21/06/2014 | Topic Creator
So guys I went to the Skylanders day like I promised. I mostly got a brushoff from the Activision guy and the blanket statement of we are not talking about that right now. Especially when I asked about heroic challenges, legendary treasures, extra levels, or the sidekicks. Now he did confirm a few things we already knew or had rumored.

1) There will be ways to use Giants and Swap Characters in the game similar to the way Giants were used in Swap Force.
2) He said that the focus will be new characters and we will see less reposes. "Trap Team reads all your old characters and they will have an increased level cap and new powers."
3) Toys for Bob will bring back their old mini games, side quests and their favorites from previous games. He wouldn't elaborate more with detail but just kept smiling at me when I asked about Skystones and whatnot.
4) Villains do level up and have upgrades but not to the extent of the skylanders. With over 40 villains to capture they are making over 50 traps for all of them. Each trap can only hold one villain, if you want another for that element you need to drop the villain you currently have to get the new one. With the extra traps people can re-fight old bosses and recapture the same boss to have multiple copies, or recapture a villain you already had and lost, but it will restart from square one.

Those were my focus questions since I only have a couple minutes to talk to the guy while the kids were fighting to get a chance to play.
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#28 Posted: 21:50:47 21/06/2014
2) ... increased level cap...

I thought they said no increased level cap this time?
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#29 Posted: 22:04:51 21/06/2014
Quote: weebbby
2) ... increased level cap...

I thought they said no increased level cap this time?



They did. So thats either changed since that statement, or the "Activision guy" has no idea what hes talking about. Personally I'm more inclined to think the guy is just spitting out half truths or talking out his butt as he really doesnt have a clue himself.
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#30 Posted: 15:22:29 22/06/2014
Why would an Activision employee be at a random GameStop in Texas?
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#31 Posted: 15:33:03 22/06/2014
Quote: uttster13
Why would an Activision employee be at a random GameStop in Texas?



some stores had TT demos.
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#32 Posted: 16:28:25 22/06/2014
Quote: uttster13
Why would an Activision employee be at a random GameStop in Texas?



maybe they had a barbecue and dolly parton was serving the burgers.
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#33 Posted: 17:01:58 22/06/2014
Quote: CountMoneyBone
Quote: uttster13
Why would an Activision employee be at a random GameStop in Texas?



maybe they had a barbecue and dolly parton was serving the burgers.



skylanders BBQ.. it needs to happen.
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#34 Posted: 13:47:32 23/06/2014
there is no level increase, and the vilians do not level up, i'm guessing the guy you talked to was blowing smoke.
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#35 Posted: 15:22:45 25/06/2014 | Topic Creator
It wasn't a random gamestop jeez, http://www.gamestop.com/gs/pag...kylandersDay14/ follow the link and read only two locations in the US had previews and an official person from Activision was there to have a demo and answer questions. They have done this for two year and I have gone both year for both games and every time you guys have issues with the info. In the future any of this information becomes confirmed then I know it is worth me continuing to go for the future games, but if everything is proven false, then I know now to waste my time. Either way you guys complaining here is like if someone went to a convention spoke to one of the Activision people or TFB people and everyone said it was all a lie. Believe what you want guys we will see what happens in the future.
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#36 Posted: 21:08:55 25/06/2014
The difference between you and someone going to a convention is the person at the convention probably brought a camera and has proof other than word of mouth.
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#37 Posted: 23:57:28 25/06/2014
Well I have no doubt that you are telling the truth that this person was there and these were the answers that they gave. What I doubt is the accuracy of his answers. If they do, however, end up being true and it gets back that he was telling everyone at this Skylanders day, I'm sure he'll be getting a stern talking to for blowing the lid on some of their secrets. Especially considering how "forthcoming" they were with new information at E3. However, there is a good chance his answers were just inaccurate and possibly accidentally based on last year's game.
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#38 Posted: 03:08:44 26/06/2014
I would hardly call any of that information "blowing the lid" on anything. Its uninspiring at best.
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#39 Posted: 17:57:10 26/06/2014
Quote: icecube7731
I will be attending the Gamestop Skylanders day again this year and to avoid problems like last year, if anyone has any specific questions or other information they would like for me to try to get please let me know. I will try to get as much information as I can, but I imagine like last year it will be dedicated to kids so it may be difficult.



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