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The Official Skylanders Mega Bloks Thread [CLOSED]
Diggeh Emerald Sparx Gems: 3127
#1 Posted: 01:29:51 19/10/2012 | Topic Creator
NOTE: This is Version 1.0 of the Official Skylanders Mega Bloks Thread. We have expanded into a new thread with more room for Mega Bloks goodies!

Go check out Version 2.0 of the Official Mega Bloks Skylanders Thread!

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Where can I buy these sets?
They are available at Amazon, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, and Target with certain store exclusives listed below.

There are so many pretty pictures! How much money do I throw at the screen?
The main sets are ordered by price (including exclusives and battle packs). In short, it's Skylanders--surrender your wallet now.

Are these toys suitable for young fingers?
All sets are suitable for ages 5+ (especially adults!).


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Sky Turret Defense
MSRP: $11.99
Pieces: 54
Includes:
  • Turret, treasure chest
  • Chill with spear and shield

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Troll Mech Ambush
MSRP: $19.99
Pieces: 165
Includes:
  • Troll Mech, Troll
  • Tree Rex with boulder
  • Sheep

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Arkeyan Copter Attack
MSRP: $29.99
Pieces: 136
Includes:
  • Arkeyan Copter
  • Spyro
  • Treasure chest, pretzel
  • Frigid Chompies

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Crusher's Pirate Quest
MSRP: $49.99
Pieces: 314
Includes:
  • Dock and pirate ship (Rebuilds into larger dock)
  • Crusher and Cynder
  • Treasure chest, cake slice, scroll
  • Axecutioner
  • Chompy

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Dark Spyro's Battle Portal
MSRP: $9.99
Pieces: 12
Includes:
  • Dark Spyro with Viking hat
  • Battle Portal, battle bumper
  • Sheep

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Turret Air Raid
MSRP: $11.99
Pieces: 70
Includes:

  • Turret
  • Terrafin with exclusive pirate hat
  • Treasure chest

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Swarm Mech Invasion
MSRP: $29.99
Pieces: 196
Includes:
  • Everything has glow-in-the-dark parts.
  • Troll Mech, Troll
  • Swarm, Cynder, Trigger Happy
  • Treasure chest

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Legendary Pack
MSRP: $15.99
Pieces: 58
Includes:
  • Legendary Bouncer, Legendary Chop Chop, Legendary Jet-Vac
  • Golden Sheep
  • Small battleground with bench and lamp post

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Dark Castle Conquest
MSRP: $119.99
Pieces: 924
Includes:
  • Castle with launcher, collapsing wall, and more!
  • Catapult and castle ring vortex
  • Kaos and Glumshanks
  • Bouncer and Ignitor

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Trigger Happy's Battle Portal
MSRP: $9.99
Pieces: 15
Includes:
  • Trigger Happy
  • Battle Portal, battle bumper
  • Sheep

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Terrafin's Battle Portal
MSRP: $9.99
Pieces: 15
Includes:
  • Terrafin
  • Battle Portal, battle bumper
  • Chompy

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Ignitor's Battle Portal
MSRP: $9.99
Pieces: 16
Includes:
  • Ignitor
  • Battle Portal, battle bumper
  • Chompy

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Chop Chop's Battle Portal
MSRP: $9.99
Pieces: 18
Includes:
  • Chop Chop
  • Battle Portal, battle bumper
  • Sheep

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Ultimate Battle Arcade
MSRP: $39.99
Pieces: 300
Includes:
  • Jet-Vac, Shroomboom
  • Five games

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Skylanders Figure Packs
MSRP: $5.99
Translucent Bash
Trigger Happy with Gatling Gun
Silver Metallic Spyro
Jet-Vac with Cowboy Hat
Metallic Cynder
Terrafin with Spiked Knuckles

Skylanders Battle Portals
MSRP: $9.99
Series 2
Stealth Elf
Eruptor
Gill Grunt
Drobot

Series 3
Prism Break
Hot Dog
Hex
Stump Smash

Sprocket's Heroic Turret
Includes: Sprocket

Troll Tank Gun Down
MSRP: $11.99
Includes: Flameslinger

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Zeppelin Airship Assault
MSRP: $19.99
Pieces: 113
Includes:

  • Eye-Brawl
  • Greasemonkey Troll

Chompy Bot Attack
Includes: Thumpback

Arkeyan Robot King
Includes: Pop-Fizz with Beast Mode attachments

Flynn's Rescue Ship (The Dread-Yacht)
Includes: Hot Head, Swarm, Flynn
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#2 Posted: 01:39:08 19/10/2012
i made a topic for this...yours is alot better nice jobsmilie
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#3 Posted: 21:31:21 19/10/2012
Man tell me why people hate these
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#4 Posted: 21:38:01 19/10/2012
Quote: GigaCamo
Man tell me why people hate these


Some guesses...

  • They are not Lego
  • They are almost as expensive as Lego
  • People remember getting Mega Bloks in their childhood and still hold a grudge despite their improvement over the years
  • Now they have something new to throw money at
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#5 Posted: 10:15:20 21/10/2012
i like them, i dont care that they are not legos. Wat mega bloks lacks in the quality of their sets, they make up for in the quality of their figures and great customer service. With skylanders i would prefer just the figures anyways which are a lot more poseable than lego figures. Also if something is wrong with the figure then they will send you a replacement pretty quickly. i've got hundreds of their halo figures and have only had trouble with anything a few times smilie
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#6 Posted: 10:30:30 21/10/2012
I love Mega Bloks. Their figures are vastly superior to anything else on the market IMO.

I think in the early years of Mega Bloks they were literally a copy of Lego, but in recent times they've recongised that they need to be different in order to excel. So, they've gotten themes that are wide in demand, but would never be made by Lego due to their rules (Halo, World of Warcraft, Starcraft etc). Lego also never made sets based on pre-existing video games, so Mega Bloks took that oppurtunity too (Moshi Monsters, Need for Speed). Mega Bloks also offers super-articulated figures and highly-detailed unique pieces that you would also never find in Lego, so again, MB are really offering stuff that Lego never has and never will.

Regarding their quality, I understand that the 'clutch' on the bricks was not too good some years ago, but I can assure you now that everything fits together perfectly. In all my years of buying MB I've only ever had 1 problem and that was an eye being painted on a cheek instead of the eye socket! Anyway, MB sent out a replacement a day after I contacted them and everything was fine. They truly have amazing customer service, as mentioned above.

So, yeah, Mega Bloks are awesome and their figures have more articulation than most normal action figures in stores today!
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#7 Posted: 01:57:18 23/10/2012 | Topic Creator
Has anyone seen any of the Mega Bloks sets in stores yet? TRU should have them this week to correspond with their B1G1 40% off deal for Skylanders Mega Bloks.
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#8 Posted: 06:16:35 26/10/2012 | Topic Creator


-General maintenance (Looks pretty, doesn't it?)
-Added newly announced sets with better image quality

  • Turret Air Raid (Target exclusive)
  • Dark Spyro's Battle Portal

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My wallet is ready.
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#9 Posted: 11:26:48 26/10/2012
Dark spyro battle pack in possession
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#10 Posted: 18:46:35 26/10/2012
Dark Spyro. I want.

As for Lego vs Megabloks, I guess I'm lucky, for the past several years I've preferred Megabloks over Lego (unless we're talking vintage Lego - I'm a sucker for vintage toys).

Just... That Kaos set. Ugh. That price still torments me and probably Spyroo too xD
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#11 Posted: 19:46:26 26/10/2012
Are these toys out in the UK yet?

I want the Dark Spyro Battle Portal, the Arkeyan Copter Attack and the Dark Castle Conquest.
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#12 Posted: 19:34:31 27/10/2012 | Topic Creator
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#13 Posted: 22:19:33 27/10/2012
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Are these toys out in the UK yet?

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Not yet. According to Toys R Us, they should be available just before christmas, but Argos says they'll be out very soon... so it's hard to say exactly when they'll hit, but keep an eye out in the run-up to christmas.

Just to let everyone know, Mega Bloks asked all retailers to remove all their upcoming Skylanders product off their website. MB don't normally do this, so I think some sets may be getting cancelled and replaced with different ones.

Also, the Swarm Mech Invasion set will be exclusive to Argos in the UK.
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#14 Posted: 22:31:10 27/10/2012
I'd like TRU to release them before Christmas, if only because I secretly hope a few will be in the sales (Yeah, I know, it's a long shot, but it's happened before). I've seen a wholesaler selling Dark Castle Conquest for $99.99. Still a bit pricey, IMHO, compared to the others.
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#15 Posted: 23:17:45 27/10/2012
Why are these still so hard to find?
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#16 Posted: 01:25:52 28/10/2012 | Topic Creator
Because they're not technically out yet. But you can order three of the sets on Amazon right now.
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#17 Posted: 02:31:37 28/10/2012
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Man tell me why people hate these


Some guesses...

  • They are not Lego
  • They are almost as expensive as Lego
  • People remember getting Mega Bloks in their childhood and still hold a grudge despite their improvement over the years
  • Now they have something new to throw money at

  • Chill looks male
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#18 Posted: 02:46:32 28/10/2012
^ LOL
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#19 Posted: 05:50:17 28/10/2012
Just received an email from Amazon that my Arkeyan Copter Attack set has been shipped!
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#20 Posted: 00:47:53 29/10/2012 | Topic Creator
Great! Be sure to post pictures and impressions! My order hasn't shipped yet, so all I can do is clean up the topic. smilie
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#21 Posted: 01:03:49 29/10/2012
Sorry, but I won't be able to provide a review of the Skylanders Mega Bloks as these are Christmas gifts for my daughter. I don't collect Skylanders stuff, my daughter does. I do play the game with her.
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#22 Posted: 03:16:05 29/10/2012 | Topic Creator
No problem. Hope she enjoys them! smilie

Don't forget to keep checking back--it feels like a new Mega Bloks set is revealed every week or so!
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#23 Posted: 09:35:32 29/10/2012
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Just... That Kaos set. Ugh. That price still torments me and probably Spyroo too xD

Pfft, too right. I can only hope they do somehow go down in price at some point in time.
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#24 Posted: 14:02:23 29/10/2012
Surprised there is not more raving about the hats. The hat accessories are one of the coolest things to me in Mega Bloks. That Viking Hat is exactly what my smilie has been wearing since the beginning. I really need a Winged Hat and a smilie smilie
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#25 Posted: 14:04:54 29/10/2012
Sprocket Set is only one I'd buy.
*shot*
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#26 Posted: 14:09:59 29/10/2012
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Sprocket Set is only one I'd buy.
*shot*



They need her in one of the sets!

Dont forget Pop Fizz, Hot Dog, Thumpback, and Ninjini!
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#27 Posted: 15:37:05 29/10/2012
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Has anyone seen any of the Mega Bloks sets in stores yet? TRU should have them this week to correspond with their B1G1 40% off deal for Skylanders Mega Bloks.



The only one my TRU had in stock was the Troll Ambush pack... it's in the Mega Bloks aisle and not with the Skylanders fyi smilie That was still the only one there as of yesterday...
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#28 Posted: 14:52:58 30/10/2012
Wow, new sets, they look pretty cool. I'm glad they are adding the all important hats into the mix.

Where did the info for the single packs and other 2013 sets come from?
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#29 Posted: 21:50:20 30/10/2012 | Topic Creator
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Wow, new sets, they look pretty cool. I'm glad they are adding the all important hats into the mix.

Where did the info for the single packs and other 2013 sets come from?


From preorder listings on a couple of websites. May be subject to change.

Also, can we get a sticky for this topic? The poor thread gets lost under the twenty daily sightings topics.
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#30 Posted: 22:44:31 30/10/2012
The downside of the hats is that they appear to be part of the mold and not removable.
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#31 Posted: 22:53:07 30/10/2012 | Topic Creator
True, but they are neat nonetheless. Plus it beats getting a duplicate figure with a new set like with LEGO sets (LotR and Star Wars are a big offender of duplicate minifigures in multiple sets).
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#32 Posted: 04:13:05 31/10/2012
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The downside of the hats is that they appear to be part of the mold and not removable.



a way Mega can work around this would be to have interchangable heads, kinda like the halo armory sets.....which is a pain for compleationists though cause i end up getting almost 3 of every set lol
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#33 Posted: 15:31:17 31/10/2012
The fact that the major retailers have exclusives for this new line shows that they think these are going to sell well.
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#34 Posted: 01:36:51 01/11/2012 | Topic Creator
They're definitely going to be hot sellers. I just got my Troll Mech Ambush and Arkeyan Copter Attack in the mail.

I can't recommend these sets enough. The build quality alone should wash the "Mega Bloks not as good as LEGO" stigma away for good! I will try to do some reviews eventually.
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#35 Posted: 01:38:56 01/11/2012
Can you post pictures of them? Did you open them?
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#36 Posted: 01:42:07 01/11/2012 | Topic Creator
I haven't opened mine yet (Christmas gift), but a friend of mine has. They're absolutely wonderful and incredibly fun.

Again, I'll try to post a review eventually.
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#37 Posted: 01:45:03 01/11/2012
All right.

I MIGHT order Troll Mech Ambush, if my mother lets me.
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#38 Posted: 08:28:11 01/11/2012
Think I'm going to wait until I see the reviews before I start buying them all up. smilie Most excited about the Swarm Tech Invasion!
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#39 Posted: 10:46:08 01/11/2012
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Wow, new sets, they look pretty cool. I'm glad they are adding the all important hats into the mix.

Where did the info for the single packs and other 2013 sets come from?


From preorder listings on a couple of websites. May be subject to change.

Also, can we get a sticky for this topic? The poor thread gets lost under the twenty daily sightings topics.

Back in my day we only had Sticky topics in Idle Chatter and Help and Suggestions and Dawn Of The Dragon! And we liked it! smilie

Anyway, to discuss the actual topic... Am I the only one who thinks these are way too expensive? I mean it's already over the price of a figure, there, for the most basic set. Look at the cost of Kaos' set, that is truly ridiculous... Over ten decades. The quality doesn't bother me at all, because even if it were up to scratch with the actual figures it'd still be my preference spending money on them due to actually working with a game. Just the cost, they're so darn expensive and I don't feel I can justify it because I won't play with them and they don't have any other use. I shudder thinking how much they'll need to have from you if they release them here.
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#40 Posted: 15:30:19 01/11/2012
The prices are totally in line with other sets in the Lego/Mega Blok genre. My kids are pumped to be able to get Skylanders that they can actually play with in a physical sense.

I was thinking of maybe taking some of my duplicate Skylander game characters and removing the figure and adding something to the base to allow a Mega Blok character to attach. Then they can put the Mega Blok skylander on the game base and "take them into the game". smilie
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#41 Posted: 15:44:50 01/11/2012
Just received the Arkeyan Copter Attack set from Amazon. Another present under the Christmas tree this year. This is going to be a Skylanders Christmas!
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#42 Posted: 16:26:12 01/11/2012
Lego's are extremely overpriced. I know this because they fill my ENTIRE house!

Let's compare these sets:


New Jabba's Palace: $119
Pieces: 717

OVERPRICED

Kaos's Castle Conquest:$119

Pieces: 924

Better..
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#43 Posted: 19:26:27 01/11/2012
i know the new death star for lego costs around $400 if i remember right. But for mega bloks Halo set "Forward Unto Dawn" will cost $250 and have close to 3,000 pieces. Cost wise mega bloks are cheaper. i have to check how many pieces the death star has but it doesnt look like as many


Edit: just looked it up, death star piece count is almost 4,000. In my mind an extra $150 for an extra thousand pieces isnt worth it
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#44 Posted: 20:41:33 01/11/2012
I received two sets in the mail today, here are a couple quick pics of the mega bloks Skylanders with their counterparts:

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#45 Posted: 21:40:17 01/11/2012 | Topic Creator
Nice pictures! I'll never understand why people thought Chill looked bad.

About the LEGO prices: They're also overpriced because of the branding and licensing. Certain people spend the extra hundreds of dollars because the set is a model of their favorite Star Wars scene or character (like the Death Star).

To each their own, but Mega Bloks and LEGO can certainly coexist. Both have their merits.

Plus, SKYLANDERS. smilie
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#46 Posted: 21:57:05 01/11/2012
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Nice pictures! I'll never understand why people thought Chill looked bad.

About the LEGO prices: They're also overpriced because of the branding and licensing. Certain people spend the extra hundreds of dollars because the set is a model of their favorite Star Wars scene or character (like the Death Star).

To each their own, but Mega Bloks and LEGO can certainly coexist. Both have their merits.

Plus, SKYLANDERS. smilie



Heh heh, I have that set!
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#47 Posted: 03:22:12 02/11/2012
i agree that lego and mega can co exist but what i am sad about is that when ever mega gets ahold of something good lego always swoops in and steals it later :/ that happened with pirates of the caribbean and marvel, pirates i didnt care about but i collected the marvel blind packs smilie beside lego cant have DC AND Marvel....just....no....lol but anyways with the skylanders i think mega should do what they have done with previous franchises and put the figures in blind packs smilie
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#48 Posted: 03:48:01 02/11/2012
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i agree that lego and mega can co exist but what i am sad about is that when ever mega gets ahold of something good lego always swoops in and steals it later :/ that happened with pirates of the caribbean and marvel, pirates i didnt care about but i collected the marvel blind packs smilie beside lego cant have DC AND Marvel....just....no....lol but anyways with the skylanders i think mega should do what they have done with previous franchises and put the figures in blind packs smilie


Blind packs (or at least I think they're blind) are listed above as coming in 2013

Skylanders Figure Packs (ETA 2013)
MSRP: $5.99
Translucent Bash
Trigger Happy with Gatling Gun
Silver Metallic Spyro
Jet Vac with Cowboy Hat
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#49 Posted: 04:02:44 02/11/2012 | Topic Creator
I don't think Mega Bloks would blind bag Skylanders figures. The Giants alone would make it incredibly easy to pick out what you want (or at least more than their usual blind bagged items). The packaging is probably the same as those small WoW/Halo boxes with a figure and accessories.

Plus they really want to push the Battle Bumper gimmick to combat LEGO's new Legend of Chima ripcords and the soon-to-be-gone Ninjago spinners.
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#50 Posted: 04:15:57 02/11/2012
Yeah, I think you're right. $5.99 is too high a price for blinds.
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