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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#301 Posted: 20:15:14 19/05/2016
http://m.toysrus.com/product/i...ductId=87953546

And, BOOM goes the dynamite! Battlecast preorders up at Toys R Us! May 24th release as expected. Woohoo!
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#302 Posted: 20:16:39 19/05/2016
Unboxing video from TRU, it's getting there! Skipped the dumb rapping segment to preserve everyone's ears - apparently RB is now Bone Bash. Roller Brawl is just a nickname.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#303 Posted: 20:47:24 19/05/2016
You know what I didn't need to hear... Skylanders rapping. My god! At least we FINALLY know that these flipping things are finally coming out! I just want my Skylanders Hearthstone already.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#304 Posted: 20:50:44 19/05/2016
The Christmas raps from the TFB games are actually pretty good. However, Alex Ness(Chompy Mage and Noodles) is always leading, and he's a VA legend in this series. Cree Summer and Diedrich Balder... Not being good rappers is an understatement if that's them.

In other news,the packs started showing up on TRU already at least at one user's city.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#305 Posted: 20:53:04 19/05/2016
Quote: Bifrost
The Christmas raps from the TFB games are actually pretty good. However, Alex Ness(Chompy Mage and Noodles) is always leading, and he's a VA legend in this series. Cree Summer and Diedrich Balder... Not being good rappers is an understatement if that's them.



I don't even think that's them... Those might be substitute VAs they hired off the streets for this video
Aura24 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6561
#306 Posted: 21:27:24 20/05/2016
Wait what? Why would you...?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skylan...CEAAOSwEa5XPr4h
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lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#307 Posted: 21:31:37 20/05/2016
Why would you what, sell it, or want that many? I have gotten over 100.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#308 Posted: 21:32:39 20/05/2016
Because someone thinks the card game is as valuable as the figures to scalpers, enough to steal I guess.

The lack of activity here and other places have spoken; people will check the game out but few are interested in collecting.
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lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#309 Posted: 21:41:07 20/05/2016
Well, they may not mail them until the 24th, ends the 22nd and may be an employee there. Its possible.

Free shipping too, hard to imagine they making most of that money back if they legitimately got it. 36 packs at 5 bucks each and free shipping. Who knows.

Toys R Us website also has a 5 limit per customer. Time will tell how many each store will get. If not many folks buy them, its partly due to bad advertising on Activision's part.
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Aura24 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6561
#310 Posted: 21:42:01 20/05/2016
I was surprised that someone is selling a box sent to them or taken from Activision. I'm guessing they're either press as well, or an employee trying to get a quick buck.
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pezskylander Gold Sparx Gems: 2496
#311 Posted: 00:30:30 22/05/2016
Not sure if this has been answered, but are do battlepacks always have the same cards inside or would it make sense to get a few of each? I know they will have the 3 characters on the front, but not sure about the other 19 cards.
TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#312 Posted: 00:31:52 22/05/2016
Quote: pezskylander
Not sure if this has been answered, but are do battlepacks always have the same cards inside or would it make sense to get a few of each? I know they will have the 3 characters on the front, but not sure about the other 19 cards.



Only 6 of the cards are the same in the Battlepacks. The rest of the 22 are different
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#313 Posted: 00:32:51 22/05/2016
Quote: pezskylander
Not sure if this has been answered, but are do battlepacks always have the same cards inside or would it make sense to get a few of each? I know they will have the 3 characters on the front, but not sure about the other 19 cards.


Battlepacks have always 6 of the cards the same,out of 22. You might want to invest in 2 of each since a duplicate will level up your card quicker, but if you get too many you'll end up with too many duplicates of a Common rarity card.

For reference,the set cards -

Triggs pack
Trigger Happy - Rummage
Hex -Impending Doom
Smash Hit - Concussion

Spyro pack
Spyro - Ampli-flier
Snap Shot - Hook Shot
Stormblade - Beam Barrage
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Edited 1 time - Last edited at 00:34:10 22/05/2016 by Bifrost
Aura24 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6561
#314 Posted: 00:57:37 22/05/2016
Google Play pre-registration is open -

https://play.google.com/store/...lecast.sl&hl=en
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"Soon all of Skylands will tremble at the awesome might of Malefor, the Undead Dragon King!"
TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#315 Posted: 11:55:56 22/05/2016
https://twitter.com/skylanders...238919550599169

Toys R Us is having a BOGO 50% sale on all Toys to Life, including Battlecast! Sweet deal.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#316 Posted: 15:57:43 22/05/2016
Skyfamily posted a video on the AR part of the game. It does show that there's an angle where you can see them from the front but it's after it was sucessfully scanned.

I know I need to get used to the low-attention-span editing(not to say harsher words) once again but I'll just keep the sound off for my own sanity while it's not 6kylanders news.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#317 Posted: 18:29:07 22/05/2016
Quote: Bifrost
Skyfamily posted a video on the AR part of the game. It does show that there's an angle where you can see them from the front but it's after it was sucessfully scanned.

I know I need to get used to the low-attention-span editing(not to say harsher words) once again but I'll just keep the sound off for my own sanity while it's not 6kylanders news.



Oh man, how did I ever stand watching these videos... They are ATROCIOUS! Why can't 1ofWiisdom or CoinopTV be as popular as them?
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#318 Posted: 18:32:22 22/05/2016
Because kids. I can only hope TFB/Acti will do the same as Trap Team and evenly distribute information and footage between youtubers, SC was horrible because everything was either with Skyfamily or 8bittheater and I had to sit through SO MUCH to get a little bit of info - had a friend of mine attempt to help see some stuff in Fiesta's reveal and he just quit a few minutes in because the kids started throwing a tantrum.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#319 Posted: 18:35:15 22/05/2016
Ugh... I miss those old Skylander YouTubers. Wiisdom, Wdrumz, MaliceDoll... They were all pretty great! I think 1ofWiisdom is still my favorite. I love his unboxings!
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#320 Posted: 02:01:30 23/05/2016
I have kept track of all 100+ of my packs, of what was in what, what would you guys want to know as far as results or anything? Or is it just more exciting to actually watch the videos?
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#321 Posted: 02:02:42 23/05/2016
I was watching the videos for the AR more than anything. A screenshot doesn't really show the custom animations they have,some are pretty cool.
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newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3962
#322 Posted: 07:56:47 23/05/2016
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skylan...CEAAOSwEa5XPr4h

Grrr, someone sniped it at the end lol... :/
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Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#323 Posted: 13:54:43 23/05/2016
Welp, Battlecast's coming out tomorrow and I have no reason to download it at all. No cards, no preorders, no listings NOTHING! There isn't any hint on when the cards will arrive in my place. I guess the answer is never.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#324 Posted: 14:04:53 23/05/2016
Well, you can get ahead of things and finish the tutorial missions. You're locked out of PVP until you beat Hologram Kaos, not that it makes the entry bar any higher because I've seen footage of people who don't even know how Special Abilities work when you get at least three warnings from Buzz during advanced training.
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stvanme Yellow Sparx Gems: 1570
#325 Posted: 16:40:12 23/05/2016
I got a email from Toys R Us and the ad said online orders only. I went to order and there was a 5 pack limit on the number you could order so you could only get 2 packs at 50% off. I didn't bother continuing with my order.
Amazon is a better deal if you are a Prime member and want a box of 36 packs.
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#326 Posted: 16:44:21 23/05/2016
Deja Vu...I am not sure what country you are from, but once tomorrow hits if you are in Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand for sure, you will have access to both the physical cards and the online game whether you have Android or IoS.

They are available for pre order on Toys R Us and Amazon and there have been sightings at Walmart apparently and I even hear the occasional mention of Game Stop. By tomorrow you will have more than hints.
dark52 Spyro the Admin Gems: 12748
#327 Posted: 17:18:47 23/05/2016
Update version 1.4.3403 is live on the App Store:

  • Kaos has arrived! Defeat all 8 Realm bosses to take on Kaos himself! 13 brand new missions at Kaos’ Lair!
  • Friends’ List is here along with custom player names. Pick your own player name for VS matches, add friends, and see when they are online.
  • Challenge your friends! Once you add friends to your Friends’ List, you can challenge them to a head to head VS match.
  • Silver and gold cards have been updated. Check out the all new shiny!
  • More optimizations... more bug fixes
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If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, I hate you.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#328 Posted: 17:27:01 23/05/2016
13 Missions? Oh boy.
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lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#329 Posted: 17:28:30 23/05/2016
oooh oooh...uploading. Thanks!

Can hope Whirlwind and Flashwing are fixed too but I imagine that would be a lot faster than expected.

Game says under maintenance after I did the update in my New Zealand store. Well, hopefully soon.
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Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#330 Posted: 17:30:52 23/05/2016
Quote: lamoracke
Deja Vu...I am not sure what country you are from, but once tomorrow hits if you are in Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand for sure, you will have access to both the physical cards and the online game whether you have Android or IoS.

They are available for pre order on Toys R Us and Amazon and there have been sightings at Walmart apparently and I even hear the occasional mention of Game Stop. By tomorrow you will have more than hints.


I'm in Austria which is in Europe and I guess there aren't any signs for EU releases.
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#331 Posted: 17:34:41 23/05/2016
Quote: Deja Vu
Quote: lamoracke
Deja Vu...I am not sure what country you are from, but once tomorrow hits if you are in Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand for sure, you will have access to both the physical cards and the online game whether you have Android or IoS.

They are available for pre order on Toys R Us and Amazon and there have been sightings at Walmart apparently and I even hear the occasional mention of Game Stop. By tomorrow you will have more than hints.


I'm in Austria which is in Europe and I guess there aren't any signs for EU releases.


Not sure about that at all. Netherlands has the app. Sweden has the app. Italy likely has the app. Are you talking about just the physical cards? Amazon UK says May 27th so that is just a few days later. I cant speak for Austria but would think its all happening around the same time.
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#332 Posted: 19:56:20 23/05/2016
Wow, I like the new silver animated GIF cards now, each element has its own color whereas gold are just gold. The 3 cards without animation (ie ampli-flier, static pulse and one more whose name eludes me) are still missing it.

On to Kaos! Big zone.

I see my last battle pack was ever purchased. Its not worth 1400 coins to get one when a booster pack costs 500. I can get 180 coins back sure, but that is 220 coins lost on each one assuming you even had all the 6 guaranteed ones maxed to level 20, no thanks. Only seems useful when you first start out to get the guaranteed 6 skylanders, not after. Ah well, it is what it is, I will get used to just booster packs for a while.

I see a new air chompy card, wonder if that was the one meant to be used by Cruncher Chompy. If so, glad it exists after all. Chompy Launch its called. Won't spoil all the new stuff but potentially glad to see that omission fixed.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#333 Posted: 20:20:08 23/05/2016
You can use the spoiler tags at the top of the text box if you want to discuss them, it'll be hidden until clicked.
Oh, they didn't change the price of regular boosters? That's nice.
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lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#334 Posted: 20:42:11 23/05/2016
Yeah, they had just advertised that the cost of battle packs were going up to 1400 but they kept quiet about the 500 for booster packs.

I will save discussion of the actual battles in the kaos zones for somewhere else, but I figured the missing cruncher chompy card showing up was not a big spoiler for anyone really, most folks would not even have noticed it was never there.
Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#335 Posted: 22:53:54 23/05/2016
Yeah I was talking about the cards, on the German amazon there's no sign at all as said.
The app just downloaded but I'll try it tomorrow since it's really late right now and I have stuff to do the next morning.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#336 Posted: 02:18:33 24/05/2016
If anyone's interested in easy to see animated cards, ACTIVIA Assist put up some videos where they use a lot of those. Nothing really important unless you're really having trouble playing otherwise tho.
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Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#337 Posted: 10:49:33 24/05/2016
Just tried the game and it's pretty good so far, though on my device a battle starts off with extremely crappy graphics and it gets good by doing nothing but as soon as a turn's over it becomes crap again. But I like how each attack has their unique animation overall a good game for now.

EDIT: Nevermind, it's crappy all the time. I guess I'll have to wait for updates. I'm saving coins to get the Battle Pack 2 so that I can finally play as Hex. My starter team was Jet-Vac, Trigger Happy & Stealth Elf though then the game crashed and I had to do the tutorial all over again leading to a much better Starter Pack; Roller Brawl, Stormblade & Spitfire. So far, Roller Brawl's the worst one since she only has 210 HP and I don't have any cards for her yet. After a desperate time of constant crashing, the game works fine now, I just wish the models and background would look better, but oh well, now it feels like a 3DS game.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#338 Posted: 14:03:49 24/05/2016
This game's optimization is definately leaving me disappointed, thought we'd get something on launch but nope. Not everyone has a perfect phone, there should be options for no background animations, no spell animations(or simplified ones), etc. Options menu isn't for credits and whatnot. that would belong in Help.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#339 Posted: 14:09:49 24/05/2016
Quote: Bifrost
This game's optimization is definately leaving me disappointed, thought we'd get something on launch but nope. Not everyone has a perfect phone, there should be options for no background animations, no spell animations(or simplified ones), etc. Options menu isn't for credits and whatnot. that would belong in Help.



Super agree. I'm fortunate enough to have a phone that can run Battlecast perfect but I understand that I am a rare case in the mobile market. Sad, really.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#340 Posted: 18:49:36 24/05/2016
Oh boy, and it gets worse, now I had to uninstall Bluestacks because this thing decided to not run properly anymore at all. Not sure what other Android emulators to use since most force you to download a bunch of random dumb things or run even slower, tried Droid4x but it's incompatible. Phone has no saving either, since anything over 1.5gb here is super expensive and mine is obviously only 1gb.

Well, anyone using Hex, Krypt King or Tree Rex on their Let's Plays is going to make me less miserable about all this, I hope.

Also, now that the game is out, can a mod convert this into a General Discusion topic? Not that there were any news these last few weeks other than 'it's coming soon!' and now it's here.
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Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#341 Posted: 19:32:28 24/05/2016
Wow, this game is getting hard quickly. I'm on the sixth mission of the Fire Realm and I can't finish it. I tried all of my characters (Stealth Elf, Spitfire, Stormblade & Roller Brawl) but everyone died. I guess I'll have to wait until I get my Battle Pack, I just hope Hex does a better job than Stelath Elf or Roller Brawl. And by the way, what exactly does the level up do? (not the during a battle but the one you get for the card in general and when you scan in a duplicate) It doesn't seem to increase anything aside from the overall Skylander level.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#342 Posted: 19:38:45 24/05/2016
Don't expect Hex to stay alive for 3 star ratings, I've seen in footage that her low health takes its toll against everyone using Noxious Firebrand. And of course,if you don't want Grinnade exploding but can't kill him in time, ensnare someone else in the frontline or mute him.

Levelling up does nothing until you reach 10, then you get a Silver animated card. I think 20 just changes the border to gold.
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GigaCamo Emerald Sparx Gems: 4288
#343 Posted: 19:53:48 24/05/2016 | Topic Creator
Sorry for not posting for a while. But I finally got the game! (Gimmie my Spyro, Whirlwind and Flashwing cards! smilie ) Now that I have the game I'll update info and try to get some card packs when I go to TRU on the 31st


Also, are Flashwing and Whirlwind hard to get? I hear their ultimates (witch mean rare) but then again in Pokemon so were misty and Brock's Pokemon and they appeared everywhere. I'll get Spyro in that one pack but I want to know the likelihood of getting the other 2 dragons.
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JJAtelier Blue Sparx Gems: 727
#344 Posted: 20:08:55 24/05/2016
@deja vu

I highly recommend picking up battlepack 1 as Snapshot is arguably the most versatile Skylander when tackling the story.

Spyro is also relatively impressive considering his Amplifier gear will boost the damage of any spell.

As bifrost mentioned, low health skylanders with high attack are a big no-no in the story mode as they're easily picked off by reach spells.

I once had Pepper Jack Chef cast 2x third degree burns and a fireball on my hex when she was on the sideline within 3 consecutive turns. Quite the bummer frankly since there was no counter play, but this was before the island bosses got nerfed so you might be able to get away with it now.
spyrocrash Platinum Sparx Gems: 5012
#345 Posted: 20:25:02 24/05/2016
Does anyone know if the game can run on iphone 5?
TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#346 Posted: 20:36:07 24/05/2016
Quote: spyrocrash
Does anyone know if the game can run on iphone 5?



It should. Might be a bit buggy, though. Battlecast hates older devices, apparently. It works fine on my iPhone 6
spyrocrash Platinum Sparx Gems: 5012
#347 Posted: 20:39:01 24/05/2016
Quote: TheToyNerd
Quote: spyrocrash
Does anyone know if the game can run on iphone 5?



It should. Might be a bit buggy, though. Battlecast hates older devices, apparently. It works fine on my iPhone 6



I don't know why, but it won't play on mine for some reason. I can download the app, but as soon as it starts to load it says, "device incompatible with this version." I asked Activision support for help, but the support page doesn't list a specific model.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#348 Posted: 20:40:28 24/05/2016
Boy does it hate them. Switched around 2 other emulators, trying to see if MEmu works by changing it to a compatible device(I keep switching but it stays on China Mobile Samsung for some reason) but that's almost ROM discussion so I'll spare the details.

Hex can survive but you need a character that can heal off the sideline damage, like Food Fight or Water characters. She's the definition of support, can't hold the team on her own but is a marvel with the right characters.
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Deja Vu Platinum Sparx Gems: 5145
#349 Posted: 20:59:03 24/05/2016
I'll get Battle Pack 2 because I want Hex no matter what. Smash Hit also seems like a good character, good amount of health and attack. Though I have Bat attack, so I guess that will help Hex out since it heals her and damges enemies. Her spells are pretty strong (especially foreboding curse) but the problem is that she has to survive a whole enemy turn.
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#350 Posted: 21:42:09 24/05/2016
A nice thing to do for Hex is to put Vanishing Cloak on her if you have two other higher HP characters. She swaps in, does her damage, then goes to the back.

Her gear cursed choker can really cripple an opponent fast. All her spells are very nice.
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