Monday, April 2, 2012

Ask 1ofWiisdom

This is something I've intended to do for quite some time.  I get asked a lot of questions and in making this blog post I will let readers generate their own FAQ if you will.

Basically all you need to do is ask me a question, whatever you want, and I'll post it here with my response.

I've been asked some pretty strange stuff, but as long as it isn't too invasive or personal (ie you won't be getting my phone number or social security number etc), I will do my best to answer it.

So go ahead and ask what you want, there are a few ways to do it...

1.  Ask here on the blog (preferred method).
2.  Ask on Twitter
3.  Ask on Facebook

I don't really want to bring YouTube into this because there are so many questions...if you really want to know or see it here, just take the time to post to the blog etc.

I think this will come in handy and since most people have the same questions, it'll hopefully save myself and some of you time.

So go ahead...

Ask!

Here are some of the more common questions from this blog post and the reoccuring YouTube questions:

Q: Will you do Skylanders Giants?
A: Yes, when it comes out.  I will do unboxings, reviews, and a blind playthrough.

Q: Why do you do "blind" playthroughs?
A: I honestly like them.  If I've mastered a game I will do a walkthru (and yes, that is how I like to spell it), but a "blind" run makes the video, in my opinion, relate better to most...and eventually you'll get all the extras/unlockables.

Q: Who is Your Favorite Skylander?
A: Terrafin.  This is a tough question, and if you add a variable into the mix it could change, but right now and overall I would give him the edge.

Q: Will you ever show your face in a video?
A: Probably not...it has never really been applicable thus far.

Q: Where do you live?
A: I live in the US.

Q: Are you Australian?
A: No.

335 comments:

  1. Do you have a Warnado? If so, where did you get one?

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    1. I do not have Warnado as of typing this. The stock at our Walmart is absorbed by an employee scalper. I tried a different town tonight and came up empty. I will likely source Warnado from GameStop.com or Amazon. However, I am tempted to wait for the Triple Pack as I would not mind having a 2nd Ignitor to do both upgrade paths.

      If you are looking, as of right now Walmart is your best bet for both Warnado (Wave 5) and Wave 4 (LRod and Zook).

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    2. Thanks so much 1ofwiisdom!
      -greenmax1234

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    3. No problem...good luck. Let me know if you land anything new!

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  2. hey 1 of wiisdom what happens if you give me hex how much do i pay u back

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    1. Well, if I give her to you...nothing, it would have been a a gift, lol. Can you not find her? I have seen a few singles lately, but if you are desperate right now, gamestop.com has her in the triple pack for $19.99. I believe there is a box shipping out to Walmart here lately that has a Hex...Toys'R'Us (since 3/21) has also had good stock. Hope you can land her.

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  3. hey one of wisdom im getting which adventure pack is your favorite empire of ice or pirate seas? Because im debating which one i should get. Because im getting dragons peak for sure but i dont know about the other one. And i would like your opinion on which charcter you like bette: terrafin or slambam. AKA: GreyLego17 from YouTube

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    1. Terrafin and Slam Bam are honestly two of my favorite, I don't have Slam Bam as upgraded as Terrafin, but I'd have to give the edge to Terrafin.

      Pirate Seas may be a little longer, but it has card games that you may or may not like (on the Wii). Empire of Ice doesn't seem to have as many enemies and you have to collect stuff, so I guess that offsets the card game.

      I might give the edge to Pirate Seas...but it is 4:30 AM, lol. Honestly, you can't go wrong with either.

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    2. Ok, thanks! I was planning on Pirate Seas anyway but i wanted your opinion (because you play much more then me). Because I like Terrafin. But I never really looked at Slam Bam that much.

      AKA:GreyLego17

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    3. No prob, like I said, can't go wrong with either of them. I might base it on which element you have the fewer characters of etc. That kills 2 birds with 1 stone.

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  4. hey man can u please record sunburn in- like in overplaying levels

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    1. Just like gameplay in random chapters? I upgraded him to the "pick a path" point before doing Dragon's Peak if you haven't seen that.

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  5. When is Warnado and camo realesed?

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    1. They are actually out now (US), but still hard to find for 90% of us...I have yet to see Camo/Warnado or Lightning Rod/Zook at any local store. Wave 5 (Camo/Warnado) came much earlier than anyone really anticipated.

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  6. 1ofwiisdom who are your top ten favorite skylanders and then their paths and when are you doing gameplay with zook and lightning rod

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    1. I would have to think about that...I plan to do a blog post later on once I've played them all etc.

      I actually recorded Zook and Lightning Rod's Heroic Challenges, base upgrades, and then game play in Dragon's Peak tonight...I'll try to upload it tomorrow.

      As for the cash to get them...I pay no more than retail to get any of them...I also work 40+ hours a week and shuffle a second job. I got the vast majority back before December when the game hadn't really taken off and everything was $7.99 and there were buy one get one free sales all the time, lol...ah, the glory days!

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    2. thanks, I have a couple of questions for you, what game are you doing next , have you ever thought of doing 3-ds gameplay,are you going to review skylanders giants,and what path would you do for terrafin and whirlwind thanx :)p.s.yor reviews are awesome and you got me started on skylanders and now i am buying skylanders from colorado from ohio literally!!!!

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    3. also can you do battle mode gameplay

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    4. what path would you do for terrafin because im leaning toward sandhog because on his primary i think his first upgrade is more combos

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    5. I had plans, but the blog poll was a huge swing for Mario Kart Wii, which I planned to do anyway, so I guess it will be next.

      I'd love to do 3DS, but recording it would be a pain and prob not great quality. You literally have to point and shoot, which can be a big problem. If I could capture it like the Wii etc I would have Skylanders and Mario Kart 7 up now.

      I haven't picked a path for either, I think just in general gameplay the primary is usually the best. If you plan to do player vs player (battle), I think Whirlwind's second path might be the way to go. I will blog them all once I've picked them etc.

      I would have a ton of battle mode stuff up IF it could be 1P vs CPU. Sadly, I rarely have someone around to be 2P and I can't manage 2 Wiimotes and Nunchucks, lol.

      I think Terrafin will deliver either way.

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    6. Oh, and glad I got you into the game...it is a lot of fun, hopefully you are having good luck finding your favorite Skylanders.

      I really think I'll do Sandhog because of the Razor Fin...and the speed won't hurt...he does a ton of damage with his base punches imo. Soul Gem + Razor Fin on the Sandhog Path and I think you are golden.

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  7. Hey 1ofWiisdom, which Undead Skylander do you like better as in strongest, agility, powers, etc. Chop Chop or Cynder? And which upgrade path do you like for the one you chose.
    AKA:GreyLego17 from YouTube :)

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    1. To be fair Cynder is still a Level 8 and has no upgrades, lol. That said, I would still pick Chop Chop in all likelihood and I would go with his primary attack upgrade path...it has some nice combos you can perform. Cynder's speed is nice, but Chop Chop is hard to beat imo.

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    3. I think im going to get the tree pack with Zook, Lighting Rod, and Cynder. Because i really liked Zook and Lighting because i saw your gameplay video. So i wont be getting Chop Chop. Just thought I would let you know. :)

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    4. Thanks, I appreciate it. Yeah, if you don't have Cynder get the Triple Pack to save cash. You can land Chop Chop singles pretty easily right now for later on down the road. Plus you'll get Life, Air, and Undead to help in the elemental numbers etc.

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  8. Hey 1ofWiisdom, when do you think you might do another video of upgrading all your skylanders?

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    1. In all honestly, that will likely be one of the next things I record. I have held out on upgrading them during my leveling them up etc and many have plenty of cash.

      The only hold up will be taking a few of my favorites through the tougher Heroic Challenges (some of them turn into a royal pain if you have an upgraded Skylander).

      I just recorded LRod, Zook, and Wrecking Ball (oddly enough) going up to their Upgrade Path in Part 94, which is now live on YouTube.

      Once I get a few tru the HCs I will do a mass upgrade where I just stick them on and go, lol.

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    2. All right, i can't wait to see the upgrades. as for the HC's i totally get where you are comming from.

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    3. Oh yeah. Totally bummed that my maxed out Ghost Roaster can not do Drobot's Challenge. The Green Chompies turn into ghosts and kill the purple chompies making it virtually impossible (without resetting...which is sad when you are Level 10 and have everything (including the soul gem).
      I may try to work on some of the Heroics this weekend. I'd like to finally cash in and do the upgrades I've held out on, lol.

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  9. oneofwiisdom do you research paths for every skylander or do you just take a risk here is a address to get paths http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Skylanders

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    1. The few times I have picked a path (I've held out on a few) Ive just gone with what looked cool, or sounded better. Sometimes it is clear what I'll like, others it is a toss up. With Ghost Roaster for example it was a no Brainer I wanted the secondary upgraded (Metalhead) and with Stealth Elf I knew I wanted the blade attack path.

      Some of the ones I debate, I actually use the Wiki for just to kind of get the preview shots. I don't watch vids to keep it all new to me.

      Others (Spyro, Bash, Chop Chop) etc I just know that I'll do regular Spyro with the primary attack path and Legendary with the secondary etc. It works out with 2 of them, lol.

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  10. Hey 1ofWiisdom, I'm getting 5 skylanders and i want your opinion on which path i should chose! So heres a list of all the skylanders im getting and their paths and you tell me which path you like better!

    Terrafin- Sandhog or Brawler
    Lighting Rod- Lighting Lord or Typhoon Titan
    Cynder- Nether Wielder or Shadowdancer
    Sunburn- Blaze Dragon or Flame Lord
    Zook- Artilleryman or Floral Defender

    Ok so theres the list. Give your opinion on which path is better please

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    1. In all honesty, I haven't upgraded any of those Skylanders past their base upgrades. The reason is due to me wanting to get the heroics done with low upgrades (some get ridiculous when upgraded...even a little bit).

      Also, if you do or plan to do a lot of Battle Mode stuff I might change my answers.

      Terrafin-Sandhog (mainly for Razor Fin)
      Lightning Rod-Lightning Lord (purely personal preference)
      Cynder-Probably Nether Wielder, but Shadow Strike looks cool
      Sunburn-Blaze Dragon
      Zook-Floral Defender

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    2. Ok thanks. I was thinking to go with all the paths you said but Zooks. I dont know ill have to play him and see if i use the mushrooms. But thanks a TON for giving me your opinion!!!

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    3. Brilliant minds think alike, lol. Here is the catch on floral defender...Kaos' minion that is like Zook isn't upgraded all the way with the mushrooms. Maxed out you get cacti and they actually damage enemies.

      I will work on some heroics to allow me to upgrade some this weekend.

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  11. I know right brilliant minds do think alike lol. I didn't know the cacti did damage to enemies. I have a website that someone gave you on YouTube where it shows me all the upgrades and upgrade paths. But it didn't say anything about the cacti doing any damage... Thanks a ton for your opinion (Like always) can't wait to see any new Skylander videos you put up on YouTube!

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    1. You know it...This link is nice, when possible there are screen shots to show the power etc: http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Zook

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  12. Yea I do that how I knew all the upgrade paths for those Skylanders. I love it but i don't usually see screen shots. :/

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  13. When will you have your next video up about a TON of upgrades?? I can't wait any longer :P

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  14. Hey 1ofWiisdom I just got 3 Skylanders! I want you opinion on what path to do. (again :P )

    Drobot- Master Blaster or Clockwork Dragon
    Stump Smash- Nut Crafter or Smash 'N' Bash
    Flameslinger- Marksman or Pyromancer

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    1. I've had good luck with Google Chrome displaying pics, might try that if you are o IE.

      I honestly don't know. I am still working on the heroic challenges...I think I the hard challenges done with the characters that would have trouble with them, but I want to get a little further.

      Here is what I would do:

      Drobot-Master Blaster
      Stump Smash-Nut Crafter 51%, Smash'N'Bash 49%
      Flameslinger-Pyromancer

      The last two I have yet to do in person and is just based on what seems logical. I think Flameslinger would be solid enough with the arrows to go for the supernova spread.

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  15. Yea I kinda wanted to try Flameslingers Pyromaner path because it gives you new moves and Drobots that was kinda my bros charcter so he picked that (he really wanted bullets to come out of his wings :P ) and Sump Smash im not sure we don't play with him as often so ill just have to see!
    I do use Google Chrome.
    Thanks 1ofWiisdom you really are the best.

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    1. No prob, let me know what ya'll decide with Stump Smash and how you like the path.

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    2. I did Smash'N'Bash. Dude I love his A,A,B Combo if you haven't seen it it's sooo funny.

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  16. Hey 1ofWiisdom my bro just got Drill Sergeant. Which upgrade path should he chose, Drill Rocket or Megadozer.
    Thanks for all your help :)

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    1. Definitely the Megadozer! Not a problem on the help...Drill Sergeant is one of the few that is really pretty clear cut on what is better...I'd compare it to Ghost Roaster's Metal Head...just far superior to the other path...at least in my opinion, lol.

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  17. lol, Thanks! Thats what we picked. Because I told him it was way better :P

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  18. Do you have an email you check or can I send you a Facebook message? Also did you find Camo and/or Warnado?

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    1. Got your FB msg and responded to it...I appreciate it...I'll try to let you know when to expect the video etc.

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  19. What will you record next on skylanders?

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    1. Plan the last few nights (bad storms and long hours prevented it) is to record the time goals in Chapters 23-26 (they have no impact on the 100% or accolades, but I figure I just as well do it).

      While working on finishing the time goals I will be taking a few Skylanders through the Heroic Challenges and the whole fleet thru the tough ones...

      That will ultimately allow me to record a long anticipated "upgrade" video...

      And if/when the final three come in I will record their unboxing, heroic challenges, and gameplay ASAP!

      I should be able to record the time goals, or basically knock out a ton of the heroic challenge stuff this weekend (keyword "should" lol!

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  20. I sent you a Facebook message! Check it when you have a chance. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks...I just saw this after replying above, lol. Again, I really appreciate it and I'll make sure to work in the surprise for the kids!

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  21. Ok, my boys and I had a question. We were looking over our Adventure Pack items and we were wishing we could use some of them more than once per level. Then we wondered if having two of one would do anything. So, if you had two Sparx or two Healing Potion, could you use it twice during a level? For example, if a friend had Sparx and we used him on a level and used him up, could we then switch to another Sparx we owned and use him up too? Or do those items not work individually like the characters?

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  22. You know, I would think you could probably do just that...ie use up Anvil Rain from YOUR AP and then take the Anvil Rain from a visiting friend. I'm not 100% though...it would ultimately come down to coding etc.

    If ya'll are needing the extra help, a lot of folks don't know you can take the item location pieces and stick them on the portal to clear out a few enemies!

    I would try the 2 same items, but I don't have extras, lol.

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    1. I tried it, it doesn't work. It was worth a shot!

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    2. Yep, I meant to tell you...I asked on Twitter and Daphney said it registers the item as already used since there isn't unique coding. Would have been cool it it did work though, lol.

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  23. How do you find the legendary treasures in Chapter one & two?

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    1. I've got both up in videos, but lucky for you I just so happen to remember both, lol.

      Chapter 1: When you fire the canon to blast a gate, shoot it again...it will decimate a house....a house which contains the well hidden Legendary Treasure.

      Chapter 2: This was honestly the hardest to find in the game and there isn't anything else remotely close to it. When you save Cali by blasting the locks on the final gate you'll see that fenced in area with a switch on the other side...as well as the LT at the right angle.

      When you come down to the area with the houses (before the hill with Drow Spearman), walk to the upper left corner of the area...there is literally nothing there. All of a sudden a Life Element gate appears and you are off to the Legendary Treasure.

      That should help you out...if not they are both somewhere in the playthrough...Ch 2 would be in the "what me missed" vids.

      Let me know if you have any trouble.

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  24. Hey 1ofwiisdom. I have a query. I looked at the max stats of Wham Shell(my favourite skylander)on the skylanders wikia and it says that it is:
    ■Health: 300 (max. 600)
    ■Speed: 50 (max. 98)
    ■Armor: 18 (max. 88)
    ■Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
    ■Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)
    600+98+88+80+100=966 However, on your blog it said that wham shells stats were 926 putting him at 11th but if I'm right he would be 4th 1 above slam bam. Do you think you could look into it and change it if it is wrong.

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    1. Best way for me to check is with Wham-Shell, which I do not have, lol...well aside from the satisfaction of knowing some day in the possibly near future I might get an e-mail that he has shipped from Amazon, lol.

      The only difference we have is the Armor. I've got 18 base like you, and with the +30 HC count, I'd get him at 926, which would be 40 short of your 966 with him at 88.

      I don't know of any Skylander having more than LTH's 72 on Armor and the total to my knowledge is +30 from Heroics.

      I did notice a few issues after looking over my spread sheet, excel changed some of the min/max totals for some stupid reason...which will change the whole layout and take a lot of time to re-do, lovely.

      But, until I get Wham-Shell I think it would be 18/48 on the Armor and thus 926 (-40 from your 88 and 966).

      However, if you've got him and somehow he gets a boost, or ranks higher than the others initially (say 58+30=88) let me know.

      That is a possibility.

      I'll post when I get stuff tweaked.

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    2. Actually, as I was editing stuff to downgrade, I realzied that I don't need to downgrade Dino-Rang because one of his paths gives him +40 Armor.

      It is very possible that at the time I did this, no one knew of Wham-Shell's armor boost (if if he really does get one).

      That would take him as follows:

      Base Armor 18
      Heroic Challenge +30=48
      Upgrade Path Bonus +40=88

      I know when I crafted this list he was maxed out at 48, but keep in mind that was in DECEMBER 2011, lol.

      If you've got him maxed at 88 just let me know and I'll make the change. One change, which is a big relief...I was thinking I had to adjust for Dino-Rang and a few others, but clearly the path has the armor bump up.

      Thanks for pointing that out as I am guessing that is what happens with Wham-Shell (+40 Bonus down one of the upgrade paths).

      Hope you enjoy him...I'm looking forward to seeing how he stacks up!

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    3. I don't actally have him personally but I have watched him on some youtube vids. He does get an armor boost as an upgrade (soul gem I think). However, my main source was http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Wham-Shell

      It may be that they were wrong on the wiki but I'm not sure and I can't find out because wham shell hasn't been released in the UK yet.

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    4. I'm guessing they are correct with the "88." I would bet that when I made this and he was at "18-48" people were unaware of the +40 armor boost he can get down a certain path or with the Soul Gem.

      If I get him in, I will try and confirm it...he is out here, just really, really hard to find :s I'll get it changed soon...

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  25. P.S I love your vids. Keep them up.

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    1. Thanks, will do! I should have Camo and Warnado Heroic Challenges up this weekend!

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  26. 1ofWiisdom, what do you think about that sound chompies make... its like a never ending bunch of dog toys lol.

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    1. I agree...it gets annoying, luckily they are an easy kill ;)

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    2. Oh and p.s. Wham-Shell's challenge isn't hard. i watched a vid but thts all im gonna say about the H.C.

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  27. its not a "dont hit these" challenge so free to upgrade.

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    1. Awesome...thanks for the insight and for keeping it spoiler free! I didn't figure it would be like Double Trouble's but you never know. I actually recorded the "mass upgrade" vid for the Magic and Tech Element Skylanders tonight so that will help me sleep easier, lol...Thanks!

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    1. It is a pretty easy challenge now that I've got it, lol. Took a fully upgraded Dino-Rang thru it in no time just a few minutes ago. I do like the scenery though!

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  29. I found the legendary treasure in level one, but I can't find the legendary treasure in level two. Can you help?

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    1. That is prob the hardest one to find...You have to walk to a ledge with noting on it, kind of by the houses and before you get to the final area...It will take you over to an island where you drop down to the locked gate near the canon where you blast locks and save Cali...I have the video up in the "what we missed" sections if that will help any. Good luck!

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  30. I'm trying to find Camo. Any ideas where to look? The places I most look is Target, Gamestop (snagged Sunburn there after just missing him at Toys 'R' Us), Best Buy, and when on vacation or where there's one, Toys 'R' Us. I just saw Warnado (not light-up though) at Gamestop, so if he and Sunburn are showing up, does this mean that there's at least two waves being released at a time?

    Sorry about all the questions, but I'm still leveling up my Skylanders as we speak.

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    1. Just skimmed the net for you...if you need Ignitor and Warnado, or just like them well enough to have two, gamestop.com has it up for $19.99.

      It may sound weird, but Walmart (if your local store carries them) seems to stock the most. TRU is still hit and miss on Wave 3-up.

      All the Skylanders are out now...Waves just basically refers to release groups (ie Camo, Warnado, Wham-Shell=Wave 5 etc). Camo is relatively new, but shouldn't be too terribly hard to track down, although it might be one of those deals where you have a nightmare trying to find a single pack and just buy the triple, lol.

      The links on the right side of the blog have crud tons of info on Waves etc.

      If online is an option for you always skim Amazon and GameStop...

      Usually if you are in the stores enough some employees might feel sorry for you and call/hold a figure or two for you.

      Good luck! All I can find right now is the GS.com Triple Pack.

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    2. Speaking of GS.com, for those of us who were ones who gathered up a lot of reward points (like myself), there was a chance to get a Gold figure of Dino-Rang and one other, but they were limited editions, and I didn't see 'em when I checked last night to redeem my points.

      The glow-in-the-dark Zap sounds cool, though. Maybe I'll nab him if I see him.

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    3. Yeah, it sucks they were pulling them at the warehouse though...kind of kills the fun of the hunt...But, at least there stock is attainable, unlike if an in-store scalper just cleans them up upon arrival. I think the Glow-in-the-Darks would be pretty cool...kind of a 2-for-1 deal.

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  31. I just found another glitch concerning Dragon's Peak by accident. If you're in the Obstacle Course, be careful if you drop off the edge of the second spiked platform (near where that second block is to the left). You'll get trapped inside, and no matter what, you can't get out, even if you take off Dragon's Peak Toy or the Skylander itself. I unfortunately found that out when I got poor Whirlwind stuck there right now. Thought I'd share it with you in case you want to show your viewers that so they can be cautious about that.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up...If I'm back in there and can replicate it I will record it...people love glitches, lol.

      Just so you know, the location piece doesn't have to stay on...you can pull it off and place it back on to deal some damage to enemies if you find yourself in a rough spot ;)

      And in case you are playing that before Ch 20-21, make sure to read up on the Weapon Master Glitch...I am still ticked off about it, lol.

      Enjoy the game and good luck landing Camo!

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    2. Well, this is on the file after I got past the armory, so I'm just leveling up Sunburn, Stealth Elf, and a few of the others that I've not played around with to prepare for the final battle with Kaos. I was a bit surprised when I saw that happen and was ticked off cause I was getting set to get the hat and then go for the legendary treasure (which I kept missing until I saw your video).

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    3. Glad you made it thru...I did my usual where I go and upgrade etc only to find it cost me all my progress...I had so many parents e-mail me and ask for help...I'm in my 20s and was ticked, I can only imagine how devastating it would be for 12 and unders.

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    4. Tried to replicate it last night, but I forgot the circumstances it happened with, but I know with Whirlwind, I was throwing a bomb that was getting low on time, and for some reason, I ended up stuck in the pedestal's column (again, it's the second spiked platform I'm mentioning there). Should've snagged my phone and taken a picture when it happened to show it. If you do another playthrough or glitch report, just note that's what happened, okay?

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  32. Also, I'm having trouble finding the other five winged Sapphires (those flying butterfly fairies, as you called 'em). The ones I know I've got is the one on the platform, the one under the rock, the one near the fairy, and the two near the gates... so, where are the others?

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    1. Also, if people are still looking for Cinder, I know I got mine at Hastings (the day after my birthday when I got Skylanders for the Wii and two triple packs (our local Sam's club had a mega pack with the game and two triple packs at one point). At that point, I already had Whirlwind, Bash, and Sonic Boom at that point and had seen Cinder the previous week but didn't buy her, so I went in the day after my birthday cause I was worried I'd miss her if I didn't, and lucky me caught the last one there. I also saw chop chop and eruptor as well, but at that point, I only had enough for one, and Hex wasn't working out well for me, so that's why I picked up Cinder at that point... Plus, I like dragons.

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    2. I think I made a list somewhere...let me see if I can remember them.

      You can oil the gear/gate on your way down the beach.

      You can oil the train.

      You can bomb the hole blowing steam near the train.

      I think you can bomb the door just past the hole blowing steam.

      And I think the last one would be out past the robot in the water. Swim/Fly out with someone, get on the rocks and take the bounce pads up into the sky. If you fly with Flynn I think you can see that winged sapphire, if not you will at least see the bounce pads I'm talking about.

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  33. As I mentioned when you were trying to decide on Sonic Boom's upgrade path, I went with the Gryphon Babies one, which is good... Until I realized that the purple Chompies Heroic Challenge is gonna be a PAIN now! The Pirates on Platforms, however... Let's just say that one and the low on time one were a cakewalk then... :P

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    1. Good to know...That one is ridiculous with upgrades. Seems like most people went down the secondary path with Sonic Boom...I just like the roar attack real well, lol.

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    2. Well, I did pull it off, and happily got past DT's HC as well (no vases hit!). What I did for the Chompies is not activate the babies.

      On a side note, I didn't notice this when I was taking Cinder through the Pirates, but when she's fully upgraded with the Black Lightning, she can hit the pirates on the top of platforms! Sweet! Didn't have to use a single bomb there, unlike with Sunburn and Spyro, that is.

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  34. I know you said it't tough to do Double Trouble's HC with an upgraded Skylander (I know a few it will be), but I thought I might let you know that I just passed it with my favorite Skylander, Sunburn (he's level 10 at the pick-your-path one, tho I went with what you went for), and just aced it with about 1 second to spare (hit two vases along the way), but it took me like 20+ times, but it's doable... Any suggestions for the purple Chompies one for him?

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    1. Scratch that... I just beat that challenge with not only him, but also the fully-upgraded Cinder. Not easy, but i got it. However, I don't know if this is a glitch or not, but most recently, when I got Eruptor and Stealth Elf, when I try to bring up their Heroic Challenges for anyone else to play on my first save file, it doesn't show them. I was going to do Sunburn through them, but they didn't show up. Now, when I play 'em on my new save file (which i'm trying to replicate the Weapon Master glitch on), they do show up, but put someone such as Spyro or Cinder on to do them, and only theirs shows up... What is going on?!

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    2. Yeah, the time it takes to clear some is absurd. Back as they were released you couldn't really plan ahead bc no one knew DT's HC would be so hard. I've lost his many times by hitting a vase near the end, lol.

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    3. If I'm understanding right you might have to go to the Skylander tab (- Button) and click the "Take Ownership" or whatever it says...this will let that save file have the Skylander and thus their HC. It still leaves them in the other save files. I had to "move" all the ones I had at the time when I had the WM glitch. That should get it for you, if not...let me know.

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    4. Yea, I got Sunburn, Eruptor, and Stealth Elf to move over finally. Also, surprisingly, I got my fully upgraded Spyro (Sheep Burner version) though DT's HC using just his charge, but it took a few tries. Got it with one second remaining, though at the end, I had to hit a painting to get the last two trolls.

      Cinder, despite being fully upgraded, got past the Purple Chompy one easily, but she's still having slight issues on DT's HC. I'm trying to do like I did with Sunburn (who, if I can get the other Skylanders, I'm gonna pass through all the challenges followed by Spyro and Cinder), but the Black Lightning is causing all sorts of problems... And Zap, well, no dice there.

      I was wondering... Since you're going to do your favorite skylanders, how would you rate using just all six elemental Dragons (I know Drobot's a machine, but he's tech) if you were just going to use all six of them through a single playthrough? I'm thinking of doing that (though I won't be able to record it) with my newest save file once I snag Camo.

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    5. Very cool...glad they transferred. I think I had to use the charge attack to...I believe he was already down the Sheepburner path when I got DT. If you ever get stuck and can't advance past a HC you can always reset the Skylander, although that really sucks if you have them close to maxing out etc.

      I think that would be doable to go thru with just dragons...I've heard of several people claiming they were going to when they were all released (I haven't checked back to see if the did or not). The only issue of course would be elemental gates etc. With base upgrades or upgrades down a path I think it would really only be challenging when you get to the Kaos battle, or loose characters in a freak incident (Ultron bomb etc).

      And as I type this I realize that the vid I just uploaded (Legendary upgardes/gameplay) L-Spyro had no heroic challenges under his belt...fantastic. Looks like I'll have to fight thru a few HCs with him on the Blitz path, lol.

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    6. Yea. I missed Warnado again this weekend (if I knew Best Buy was gonna have Sunburn, I'd have taken Warnado instead), but thankfully, a friend of mine who works at the Gamestop I go to the most is gonna save me one, and Camo if they get him in. The next ones after them will be the Yeti and Terrafin. Missed Boomer, but I think I know where I can snag him next, so that'll leave Ghost Roaster, Voodood, and who else?

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    7. My best buy is so pathetic I don't even mess with it...I ran into that a lot where people offered to hold one, or call me asap because they knew I had been coming in week after week and never finding what I was looking for, lol.

      Boomer should be super easy to find...I rarely see him "not on the shelf."

      Ghost Roaster, Slam Bam, and Terrafin are all great characters. Voodood can actually be tough to find, he used to be around as much as Boomer.

      Hmm, I don't remember you mentioning Wrecking Ball, Bash, Prism Break, Whirlwind (but I'm guessing you've got her since you like Dragons), or Flameslinger...that's just off the top of my head at 1:20 AM on the road, lol.

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    8. Well, the ones I have are:
      Magic: Spyro and Wrecking Ball
      Water: Zap and Gill Grunt
      Tech: Drill Sargent, Trigger Happy, and Drobot
      Undead: Cinder, Hex, and Chop Chop
      Life: Stealth Elf and Stump Smash
      Earth: Bash and Dino-Rang
      Air: Whirlwind and Sonic Boom
      Fire: Flameslinger and Sunburn

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    9. You really need Double Trouble, he is amazing out of the box and with no upgrades! Slam Bam and Terrafin are probably my pick out of the pack. Wham-Shell has a big following, but I'm not a huge fan...Boomer might surprise you given how everyone seems to hate him...he upgrades very well in all honesty. Ghost Roaster is great...Zook and Camo probably won't disappoint you...Lightning Rod is another great Skylander, Warnado looks cool and is unique. Eruptor is alright, but Ignitor is another one I view as Double Trouble...just great out of the box.

      You've still got a lot of fun on the agenda imo!

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    10. Whoops! I forgot about DT and Eruptor! I have 'em as well.

      And, remember how I was having issues getting Camo? Well, when I went to pick up my newest game at the Gamestop I go to, I managed to find one hidden behind Sonic Boom. Also saw about two of Zook... Hopefully, he'll still be there on Friday, but I doubt it. Warnado I still haven't seen, and they seem to be having troubles getting Lightning Rod and Wham-Shell. The only places I've seen Ghost Roaster was at a Toys R Us when I was on vacation and at a local Wal-Mart, but when I went back to the Wal-Mart, he wasn't there. Terrafin and Slam Bam I've seen several of at Best Buy and Gamestop, so I won't have issues getting them. Boomer I'm hoping will make a repeat appearance at either Best Buy or Gamestop (or even Target!).

      However, now that I have Camo, once I take him through some of the trials, I'll be taking all eight dragons through the entire game. :D Should be a blast, don'tcha think?

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    11. Hey, remember when you were saying through your playthrough how you wished you could control Warnado's tornadoes? Turns out on his second path, that's the first upgrade! I think I might try that with my Warnado to see how that works.

      I'm also thinking of trying Camo's second path (the Melon Master one) to see if that's true on the Wii, since I have that version. I'll let you know the results!

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    12. Ah very cool...Double Trouble is great! Congrats on landing Camo! I'm getting more and more people saying they can't find him. What game did you go to pick up?

      I'll keep my fingers crossed you can still find Zook...maybe LRod and Warnado too! I think you mentioned Hastings before, I have had good luck finding new, hard to find characters there...Yeah, TRU almost always has Darklight Crypt...I'm thinking most parents (I've had several tell me this) refuse to buy that AP/character for their kids...Terrafin is often hard to find...he is an absolute beast in the game.

      Empire of Ice I can find 1-2 of most times I look now...but I think it took until April till I saw one locally (came out in January).

      Haha, well at least you can do the dragon quest now...I think it would be fun ;)

      I actually liked Warnado so much (ever since I got the game in October) I have multiples...I'm taking the other down that path. I think I've got an extra Camo somewhere that I may take down Melon Master...I really wanted to take it, but the "non matching damage potential issue" scared me off...wish I'd have just gone with my gut.

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    13. I got it at the local Gamestop in my area mall (It's the first one I went to to get Sonic Boom and whirlwind before I ever got Skylanders). The last time I went to Hastings and got a skylander was back when I picked up Cynder, so I haven't been back there recently.

      Right now, all eight dragons are sitting on my desk in a little group with Sunburn, Camo, and Bash in the front. :P

      Trying to think of which giants/new Skylanders (I'm definitely picking up the new Pose Cynder when she comes out and use that for the second path!). They also know which Skylanders I'm looking for at that Gamestop that some of my friends work at, so when they get in the new shipment, they'll be holding some for me. Here's to hoping I have a Warnado and a Zook this weekend (or even Lightning Rod, Wham-Shell, or Voodood!).

      The ones I'm going for, based on when I've seen them at the Gamestop I go to are the following:
      * Zook
      * Warnado
      * Terrafin
      * Slam Bam

      Best Buy's where I've seen Boomer, so unless they surprise me and have a Boomer there, I'll snag him at Best Buy. For Ghost Roaster, I'll wait until I head on vacation later this month to snag him, and if that ends up landing me either Voodood and/or Lightning Rod, more power to 'em!

      Here's my updated list of who I've got for each element. That way, you can tell me who I'm missing:
      Magic: Spyro, Double Trouble, and Wrecking Ball
      Undead: Cynder, Hex, and Chop Chop
      Wind: Whirlwind and Sonic Boom
      Tech: Drobot, Trigger Happy, and Drill Sargent
      Water: Zap and Gill Grunt
      Fire: Sunburn, Eruptor, and Flameslinger
      Life: Camo, Stump Smash, and Stealth Elf
      Earth: Bash and Dino-Rang

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    14. The game that I went to get was Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the Nintendo 3DS. I love the FF series, and this is kinda also like the DDR games, so mixing 'em together means I've got two favs in one! :D But, it'll have to wait until the Dragon Quest happens on Skylanders. :D

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    15. Nice...I'd check Hastings, I've been pleasantly surprised with local stores...sometimes...seems I either land/see something cool or they have nothing...typical. That is where I got my Prof Layton and the Curious Village...otherwise it would have cost big money online...Granted, it wasn't cheap there, but still.

      Very nice...I've got mine hanging out on the pool table right now...Just been too busy to really upload the stuff I recorded and I still need to record my personal favs, so I'm letting them enjoy things...I always said I thought they'd make great stuff at the desk/office once the game was complete.

      Let me know if you get lucky this weekend! Haha, that sounds bad now that I've typed it, but you know what I meant...

      Magic=Voodood
      Undead=Ghost Roaster
      Air: Lightning Rod and Warnado
      Tech: Boomer
      Water: Slam Bam and Wham-Shell
      Fire: Ignitor
      Life: Zook
      Earth: Terrafin and Prism Break

      Since you like Cynder, it might be worth getting the triple pack ($19.99 vs $19.98) instead of Zook and L-Rod singles...that would only cost you a few pennies more and give you the extra Cynder to go down the other path. Then hunt for the others in single and/or AP. That would be my strategy anyway.

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    16. Nice...hope you enjoy it...I just surfed over to the site and will have that theme in my head now as I try to sleep. Which is a blessing/curse as I just got a new phone and was playing around getting Saria's Song from Ocarina of Time as a ringtone...

      I still need to get back on Skylanders 3DS...I just got busy with other stuff...I'm close to wrapping up Curious Village, so I can plug something else in...

      Well, better get some sleep...hope that all made sense, haha.

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    17. Hey I'm too tired to do the blog update right now, but I wanted to let you know my Hastings had Voodood singles...might want to check your local stores...I nearly grabbed one for you, lol.

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    18. Well, I got good news on my end. Remember how I was worried about not getting Zook with only two of him left at the Gamestop I frequent? Well, I went up there today and managed to snag him, but he wasn't my only prize. I went to Target in hopes of spotting Boomer, but no luck... However, someone else WAS waiting on me: Prism Break, and just like Camo earlier, he was the last one, so after hiding him until I finished getting my other stuff at the mall done, I went back and snagged him. Zook now completes my Life Elements, and I'm still seeing a healthy amount of Terrafins and Slam Bams around, and even a few more Sunburns.

      However, I think I might have tapped out my local Gamestop and Target for now, so likely next weekend, if I'm not on vacation that is, I'll be on the hunt at Hastings, but if I'm on vacation next weekend and near a Toys R Us, Ghost Roaster and some others may happily be coming home with me... Then, the only one I might be missing for a while, like you, might be that Wham-Shell fellow. At least now, Sunburn and Spyro have two more HCs to go through before we continue the Dragon Quest. :)

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    19. Well, more good news, at least concerning the eight dragons.
      Cynder (fully upgraded) FINALLY passed DT's HC! It took a little bit of coaxing, and a lot of help from the ghost, but we got it with less than 10 seconds remaining. She along with Spyro and Sunburn are the only three who have beat ALL of the HC's (that includes the two newest ones I got today) that I have.

      Zap and Camo (who I both had to reset to try to beat DT's HC, only got Zap through that one) both have been got back up to speed (with some run-throughs in the HC's and Quicksilver Vault on the main file with all 10 Winged Sapphires, so they're both only one upgrade from the pick your path upgrades. Zap is getting the Telsa Dragon like he had originally, and Camo is going down the second path. If things are true on the Wii, I'll reset him and go down the main path.

      Bash is freaking AWESOME now! I got him down the rolling path (one upgrade into it and his Soul Gem), and I swear, with him at level 10, even without all his HC's done, he was kicking tail in Quicksilver Vault while I was leveling him up. Camo did nicely as well, but he had a few upgrades. Whirlwind's fully at level 10 as well with the rainbow path fitting her nicely.

      So, as it stands, here's how each of the dragons look for the Dragon's Quest only in Skylanders:
      Spyro - Level 10, Sheep Burner Path, Soul Gem
      Cynder - Level 10, First Path (the one with the Lightning upgrades), Soul Gem
      Sunburn - Level 10, Pick your Path (Teleportation's looking like it's getting it), Soul Gem not got yet.
      Drobot - Level 10, Master Blaster Path, Soul Gem, DT HC not done.
      Camo - Level 10, One Upgrade away from Pick Your Path, Soul Gem not got yet, DT HC not done.
      Zap - Level 10, One Upgrade away from Pick Your Path, Soul Gem not got yet, Chop Chop HC not done.
      Whirlwind - Level 10, Rainbow Patch, Soul Gem not got yet, DT HC only one not done.
      Bash - Level 10, Rolling Path, Soul Gem, HC's not done are DT, Cynder, Sonic Boom, and Zook.

      Not too shabby, eh?

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    20. Well, I can't continue the game now, cause for some reason, the nunchuck is stuck going towards the left and won't unstick... Any suggestions?

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    21. Man, you had a busy Friday and made a lot of headway...And you're up at 3 AM like me? Bonus points, lol.

      You know, on PS2 I'd have that happen with racing games and madden...usually failed. I've only had it happen once on the Wii when I was doing Jett Rocket...I thought I'd have to get a new one, but I shut it down...came back the next day and I am still using that nunchuck. You might try that if you don't have another nunchuck on hand...if time doesn't help, it is prob shot...you might go back to the home menu and try another game to see if it does it...then return to Skylanders.

      Worst case scenario you'll have to get a new nunchuck...Sometimes amazon has them really cheap...or you could get one of those nyko light up ones to save a few bucks, although I don't know how well they last.

      Let me know if it fixes itself or is shot...Sucks it happpened when you were making such good progress!

      Maybe your luck will continue on vacation!

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    22. Well, I didn't want to take any chances and bought a new one today. Oh, and the reason we were up so late last night was that I was screwing around in the Life Elemental Gate in Stonetown trying to find out where the LT was... Until I realized I already had it (lol!), but I was trying to see if I could blow up all the houses in that area and got to the one at the far left when Spyro just wouldn't stop walking towards the left.

      Also, the Gamestop I've been going to only gets in two shipments of Skylanders, but they'll keep a look-out for Voodood, Boomer, Warnardo, and Lightning Rod for me and save me 'em if they get 'em. Meanwhile, it looks like it'll be Hasting's I'll be trying next.

      They're also preordering not only Giants, but also the adventure packs for the new Skylanders, but I don't know which ones yet. I'm planning to do a preorder for 'em next week as well to make sure I'm not in the same boat as I was earlier.

      Back to the game and the Dragon's Quest... I know the guys are set to get back in the action. :P

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    23. Oh! I forgot to mention another glitch I found! Not as bad as the Weapon Master Glitch, but it does get a bit annoying but is quick to fix. I call it the "Disappearing Skylander Glitch".

      First off, it only happens during changing out Skylanders to do HC's. You already know how all their HC's they've completed disappear, right? Well, if you immediately go back to the ruins, it'll show them, but your Skylander won't be there... And it's on the Portal of Power, so it SHOULD be there, right? Doesn't move or anything.

      So, how do you fix this? Easy. Just remove and replace the Skylander, and it reappears. Try it sometime!

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    24. Okay, an update on Camo, and the Dragon's Quest is back in action! We're now about to head to get the Golden Gear. We just finished Stonetown and the two Forest areas, so we're about to go after the Golden Gear the Trolls have.

      As for Melon Master Camo, I'm not seeing much on the damage, but besides that, the two things he DOES get with it are AWESOME! I'm loving the Melon Fortress part as well!

      At this pace, all Dragons will be fully powered (besides the remaining HC's, that is) and will be knocking at Kaos's door before tomorrow! XD!

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    25. I just noticed something about Camo's Soul Gem. If you get three of those Suns out, they'll start healing him. In other words: Another Healer! :D

      Camo now joins Spyro, Cynder, and Dro-Bot as fully upgraded and ready. Zap's not far behind, and that'll then leave Sunburn, Bash, and Whirlwind to get ready for the final battle, which'll likely happen tonight at the pace I'm going at!

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    26. Well, got everyone fully upgraded, which makes it fun, except for when I got to the Kaos battle for the Eternal Undead Source... Turns out I should've waited on upgrading Chop Chop, cause the evil minion version of him was fully upgraded... ouch! Needless to say, it took four of the eight to beat that battle to keep no one from dying, but I'm regoing through it to find where that other Treasure chest is before moving on to the next one. Making a slow but steady pace as well.

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    27. Haha, at least you figured out you had it before too much time passed..Sometimes when I play a long time I'll loose track of what I've done/been/acquired etc.

      Are they going to let you pre-order the APs? I had not heard that yet...that interests me big time for two reasons: First, I'd get to know what they are and second I could order them and avoid issues.

      I've been debating pre-ordering etc...It would be nice, but then what do you do if you pre-order GameStop, they can't fill the "guarantee" and then you hit the other stores and they are gone...I've never seen the starter packs deplete, but characters go like lightning. Plus, they seem to get stuff to some outlets before others...I would just hate to be in the boat of having it pre-ordered at A only to find B and C get it a week earlier. That said, I will still prob do it just for peace of mind...hunting is nice, but also time consuming and largely disappointing, lol.

      I think I had that happen with Slam Bam disappearing one time..no "return your Skylander to the portal" message either.

      Yep, Camo does heal with his Soul Gem! I really wanted to do Melon Master...mainly for the Melon Fortress in all honesty...I'd really like to re-do that decision.

      Haha, you are moving at a torrid pace today, lol...I was getting emails on my cell while out at a car show, lol. If you are still up now, I'm assuming you have taken Kaos down? If not, good luck tomorrow!

      I will check in with a local GameStop this coming week and see what they can tell me on pre-orders.

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    28. Well, I got the Eternal Undead Source and the Crucible of the Ages last night before stopping. Also was going back and picking up things I missed as well in the previous two levels, so now, I'll be heading to get the eternal Fire Source, which means I've gotta face the upgraded Sunburn as well, and then continue from there. At least I won't have to stop once I get to the Weapon Master so I won't have to worry about the glitch. If I miss something in Quicksilver Vault (good possiblily with those lock puzzles), I'll pick 'em up after the armory.

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    29. Very cool...Sunburn always gave me trouble in that battle...I think a lot of it was not knowing what he could do since he wasn't out yet (when I was playing it)...but even after the fact it is tough.

      Wish I was there to help..I know QS Vault like the back of my hand, lol...granted, I haven't done the lock puzzles in awhile. I really wish they'd have let you recollect treasure chests and what not after the fact.

      Good luck!

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    30. Well, I'm happy to report that the Dragon's Quest minus the Adventure Pack chapters, that is) has officially been completed! I just beat Kaos at 5:00 PM today, but the eight took a beating with Drobot, Whirlwind, Bash, Zap, Camo, Spyro, and Cynder being taken down by Kaos early on, but they all helped to drop his life down fast. Then, it was just myself and Sunburn with just about a tenth of his life left (Kaos's, that is), and that lucky fellow managed to beat Kaos to win the game! Now, they're getting a rest so that we can prepare for the next levels, and getting the other Skylanders upgraded accordingly.

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    31. Very cool...congrats on wrapping up the toughest portions of Dragon Quest! If the storms come tonight and I can't record, I may take my spare Cynder and Ignitor down other paths!

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    32. Thanks. I didn't watch the ending of your Skylanders playthrough on the game because I wanted to see how tough it was, and boy, was it TOUGH! I went back and watched your QS Vault and Lair of Kaos' playthroughs and found the missing TC and Hat, so I got those done.

      Next up, once I get all 32 Skylanders, that is, will be taking on the Adventure Packs and taking either Sunburn, Spyro, or Cynder (they're the three who've finished up all of the HC's right now) through the remaining HC's to get Elite Agent and take on the timed challenges. Watching your videos to see how to get the easy ones outta the way now that I've cleared out everything else, but there are a few enemy goals I missed as well, so i'll have to get those done as well.

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    33. I don't blame you there, I like everything to be "new" to me too...The Hydra Dragon was unexpected, but I was sad not to see some of the missing "evil minions."

      Sounds like you've got it set up nicely...Reading all your comments made me want to bust out the extras for the alternate upgrade paths and to get a few more to all 32 HC, but I had too much going on...Hopefully soon.

      Let me know what GS tells you when you pre-order...I know these current APs are to work (whatever work means), but I'd like to know if we get another 4 new APs.

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    34. Well, your tip for Hastings paid off in a BIG way. Not only did I manage to get my own Voodood, but two others came home with him in their own individual packs: Boomer and Ignitor! Yup, you heard me right - Ignitor is in SINGLES Packs at Hastings! :D Now, I'm missing just the three adventure pack characters, Warnado, Lightning Rod, and Wham-Shell, but now, I have three more HC's to play around with for my Dragons.

      Also, new news as well: My friend at Gamestop alerted me that they DO have Warnado AND Lightning Rod in stock, so they'll be holding me them until next Friday! :D Happy Days!

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    35. Awesome! I had hoped Hastings would pay off for you, they had a nice stock when I was in last week...Didn't know you'd land 3 hard to find Skylanders, but very cool! You know, I was out of town earlier in the week and checked a Target...they had like 4x the stock as my local store and they had quite a few L-Rod, Camo, and Warnado, but no Ignitor or Wham-Shell Singles...They also had all the APs but Dragon's Peak fwiw. Glad you landed L-Rod and Warnado (or will land soon, lol)...Those are two of my favorites! Wham-Shell is still hit or miss, if I notice an influx here I will let you know.

      Enjoy the new additions! Ignitor's HC is a bit annoying at first, but after 4-5 runs through it'll be second nature...despite the keys moving around, haha.

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    36. Yea, but I got all eight of the Dragons, TH, Dino-Rang, and Sonic Boom already though it. Also Zap, Dino-Rang, Sonic Boom, and TH join Spyro, Sunburn, and Cynder in the club of having all current HC's completed. Bash, Dro-Bot, Camo, and Whirlwind all are still missing DT's HC, but I'm not resetting 'em. As for DT, he's having a bit of trouble with some of the other HC's, but he aced (and by aced, I mean not hit one pot) his own HC, though it took four times after a few hits and misses, especially when he'd level up, and on Ignitor's, we barely got through with four seconds remaining! Chop Chop annoyingly is getting stuck on DT's even though he's not fully leveled, though we're making progress. And Trigger Happy? Well, he started at level 3, and by the end of the current HC's, he was almost to level 10!

      Some were actually having troubles with Voodood's HC, but we made progress there. After my job interview today, I'm planning to pick up with DT and some of the others and try to complete all the HC's I have with 'em... if my portal doesn't go outta batteries again, that is... lol.

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    37. That's funny, my portal batteries died earlier this week and last night so did my Wiimote and Balance Board...that is 9 batteries in a few days, lol.

      I am going to hopefully get to move back towards getting everyone thru all 32...Should be interesting. I planned to have it done already, but have been too busy...I have like 12 more Mario Kart parts to edit so they can upload etc, but I figure I can work in a few HCs as they edit etc.

      Good luck at the interview!

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    38. Well, I didn't have it yet (just did a profile thingy, as they won't be starting interviews for about a couple more weeks, lol).

      I took my Box Stock Ignitor through all the HC's I had, and I've gotta say, he's starting to grow on me, though he was having some troubles going through QSV, along with TH. Ignitor almost made it to level 10, as did TH, though both got there after we started in on QSV. Had to reset Flameslinger (hadn't picked his path yet, so I didn't lose anything too bad) while TH was one upgrade away from being at pick your path (glad I waited, or the two trouble HC's would've been impossible!).

      Speaking of DT, I don't know if I'm not doing things right or it's a glitch, but for some reason, I'm having troubles getting him through both Mission Achomplished and Dungeoness Creeps. Seems like he gets stuck with his beam on enemies or something else, and on Mission Achomplished, he doesn't want to hit the barrels to get the keys! >_< Could you take him through those HC's to show what's going on there?

      Also, Boomer is having issues on the two difficult ones, and I haven't even upgraded him yet!

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    39. Ah, well hopefully they like your profile and bring you in for the real deal!

      I know, Ignitor is a beast! He and Double Trouble are two that box-stock did amazing things for me...seems like they never died. Quicksilver Vault comes down to avoiding a few attacks to keep the health up...Cheese, Pretzels, and Cupcakes are littered quite conveniently :D QSV is where I take new Skylanders to level up and collect cash...it goes very quick.

      Hmm, do you hold the A button down...I did that and moved him around and just watched him decimate the screen. I have had issues where some don't seem to hit the barrels...which is funny given home in DT's HC you try so hard not to hit certain things and it just doesn't work, lol.

      I can try to record it...been having issues with it freezing up (ie I play 10 mins, it records like 6)...It totally ruined a new playthru I had started.

      Boomer is insanely difficult to get through stuff. The projectiles are long range and the clobber deals a solid radius of damage...doesn't really have anything precise you can rely on...
      Idk if you'd want to do it or not, but you can use the magic items to help out...Anvil Rain works great when you get Empire of Ice...You can also put the AP location pieces on and get a bit of help that way.

      Hope that helps!

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    40. Well, I just got Warnado and L-Rod today (haven't done their HC's yet but will after I get off the computer tonite) as well as the Strategy Guide, but I did something even more - I pre-ordered the Skylanders Giants Portal Masters pack for the Wii, and it has been confirmed that the Portal Masters Pack and the Starter Pack (for those who don't have the portal) will have different Skylanders, but I don't know which ones. Also, the Adventure packs haven't been named yet, but as soon as the ones at my Gamestop tell me, I'll let ya know as well.

      Speaking of pre-orders, my friend at Gamestop says that they're going fast and will likely sell out (like what?!), so if anyone wants to pre-order the game, they'd better do so asap! Don't know if that's the same at the other places, though.

      With Warnado and L-Rod (I'm gonna nickname mine "Zeus" after the Greek god of Thunder... Mythology buff, yo!) gotten, I'm now down to my last four remaining Skylanders: Slam Bam, Terrafin, Ghost Roaster, and Wham-Shell before I'll have the complete collection, Legendaries withholding. Ghost Roaster is going to be the main priority, since if I spot him while on vacation, I'm snagging him then, and if Wham-Shell shows up as well, he'll be got as well, as Slam Bam and Terrafin I'm still seeing at Gamestop, Target, Best Buy, and Hastings in healthy numbers.

      As for the dragons, well, they now have two more HC's to go through. :P

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    41. Very cool you got L-Rod and Warnado! I've been debating the strategy guide just for the pics etc. The real cool stuff is coming soon..several Skylanders books, stickers, and info guides etc. I'll get a blog post up soon...most of it can be pre-ordered.

      Very cool you got the pre-order done! I actually asked GameStop Thurs. night about the characters and they didn't know if you could pre-order. I will prob pre-order the game soon, but I'd like to know who comed with what, including if the 3DS line up will be unique or by getting some combo (Portal Owner Wii, Starter Pack 3DS I can land them all etc).

      L-Rod reminded me of Zeus too, lol. The last four will be solid...I think of your last 6 Wham-Shell is the weak link, at least in my opinion. I did check stock the other night and I saw every AP except DLC....I think you've got the right strategy to try and land it first.

      Enjoy taking the dragon's through the new HCs.

      I finally got the blog updated...You should see how my Target compared to one I went in on a recent trip :o Hopefully you find a similar store on your vacation and just wrap it all up at once, lol.

      Oh, and I just checked Amazon...there is no option to get the Portal Owner's Pack for the Wii...guess they are going fast.

      And btw, 3 months till Giants ;)

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    42. Sweet! I'll have to lighten up once I get the other Skylanders for a bit. :P Also, in Warnado's HC, you CAN hit the big monsters and have 'em count as well... Takes a bit more time with the weaker Skylanders (ie. No powerups yet), but it works.

      Oh, and speaking of Warnado, his tornado is growing on me... so much so that when it came time to pick his path, I went for the second pathway. :D Last thing in that lets the tornadoes home in on enemies... I MAY take him back through DT's HC after that and see how much fun that'll be. :P

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    43. I keep planning to get time to play, but it keeps not happening...ie it is 3:19 AM now :/ Maybe tomorrow night. I had planned to have my 2nd Warnado down the path your picked now and then Ignitor down his primary etc. I would really like another Terrafin, but with the potential of a S2 release for Giants I am holding out.

      Yeah, the new books look pretty cool. Have you jumped on the Sidekicks yet? Lighten up made me think of that since I have 40 bags of chips beside me, lol. I'm going for Terrabite first.

      I bet that would be a challenge with Wind Master as the path, lol.

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    44. Yea, I'm not going to worry about the Sidekicks. ^^; Besides, if I find a few others I'm looking for (like Wham-Shell), I'll be happy. :P

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    45. I have still not seen Wham-Shell any time recently...basically got him locally (right as my pre-order shipped) and then saw him once after that. I really just want Terrabite...hopefully he'll come the first time around.

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    46. Well, I managed to snag Ghost Roaster today, so that means another Heroic Challenge, and a new area for the Dragons to explore (and the others as well!). :D Only three more to go!

      I could've gotten the legendaries, but the only one I wanted was L-Spyro. Was hoping to see TBB, but he wasn't there.

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    47. Awesome! He was one of my early favorites...Just make sure you do Drobot's early with him...I'm stuck with 31/32 there because the ghosts kill the chompies and I can't stop them :(

      DLC is a pretty good chapter...I like that there is an actual boss to battle...and you'll get the benefit of the _ _ _ _ (don't want to spoil it for you). The characters were humorous, there was a perk, a boss, mazes, really just solid overall...although that one lock puzzle was a pain, lol...Have fun with that one.

      I think you'll enjoy taking the dragons through DLC!

      Oh, and you can think me later for this:
      http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12763914&prodFindSrc=search

      I'd move on it soon in case they only have another small batch or just some back stock or something. Hope you can snag TBB!

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    48. Unfortunately, I won't be going back to Toys R Us for a while, so I won't be able to get him.

      And you're right about that one puzzle to get the legendary Treasure... That was a PAIN! The HC gave the guys a bit of trouble mostly cause I didn't know where I was going. I may get Terrafin tomorrow, just cause I love the matching game that's in Pirate Seas.

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    49. Well, I dropped the hint on who I was getting next of the main Skylanders, and I'm glad I got Terrafin and Pirate Seas today, because out of all three places I go in the mall to get Skylanders (Target, Gamestop, and Best Buy), there was only two of him left at Best Buy! Slam Bam is still around there, and my friend at Gamestop said that she's only seen two of Wham-Shell come in, but she's told me that as soon as one of 'em comes in again, she'll hold it for me.

      Target had quite a few more Skylanders this time around, including Cinder, Zook, Wrecking Ball, Chop-Chop, DT, and Stump Smash. Spotted L-Rod and Warnado at Best Buy and Drill Sergent, Sonic Boom, and Dino-Rang at Gamestop. Seems as though most of the Skylanders except for Voodood, Boomer, and the ever-absent Wham-Shell have been showing up at the three places I go to... Kinda wonder if maybe, just maybe... Wham-Shell's gonna appear at Hasting's... May have to check there in the next couple of weeks.

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    50. Man, Pirate Seas was a BLAST! I loved the card game, as it reminded me of Memory... Terrafin's HC, however, is giving ALL the dragons problems. Any tips on how to do it in 2 mins? I know you have to find the Spawners that produce the most Chompies, but I've tried in the huge area and at the area near the lake, but the best I've done is about 89 before time ran out with Sunburn... Help?

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    51. Sorry for the slow replies... I was out of town. Got no Street Pass Tags, but got 2 tags in Mario Tennis...how does that even happen, lol?! Anyway...

      Awesome! Terrafin is my favorite character...when you ugprade him he is a beast. His Sand Hog makes him totally unique and toss in the Soul Gem and geez...makes stuff that was once challenging a cake walk. I like the matching game, but wish they'd have kind of cut out a few of them number wise to make fewer, but maybe more difficult. Jess LeGrand(e) is very cool imo.

      That will prob be your best bet on Wham-Shell, although right after I was to finally get my pre-order, that is when I found the 2 at Hastings! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

      My local Target finally had a decent stock too.

      Yeah, I had the pattern down for that HC, let me see:

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    52. Start this at the 4 minute, 3 second mark..runs to roughly 6:15. Best thing to do is get all the speed challenges done prior to this one. Also, you can take out the spawners for a boost if you get close. Hope that helps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixip2sVtRUM&t=4m3s

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  35. As of now do you have any clue if translucent red Drill Sergeants will be shipped like Legendary Trigger Happy or Translucent Blue Bash? I was wondering because i got two at the store. One to keep in box no matter what and i would only take the other out if they mass produced them.

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    1. I have actually wondered that very thing. I have yet to pick up a TRDS. I had an employee call me when they came in (Thurs night here locally). She said they got 18 of them, weird all red color like I described and that she could only hold it for me till the end of her shift...
      I couldn't make it to the store due to other obligations so I'm still w/o TRDS.

      I'm inclined to think it will be more like LTH, but for all we know this "big" initial shipment will be the only one...or we'll see a similar sized shipment in 4-6 weeks etc.

      I really hate to see variants flood the marketplace...kind of takes some of the prestige away from them.

      I either get feedback that people got "the last one" or "there were like 30 more." The associate was in electronics when they unboxed and this particular walmart got 18 of them...that is the only "solid" info I have, and I'm sure this store is small market by most standards.

      If I learn any thing better I will let you know. Keep me posted as to what all you see transpire as well!

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  36. I just got Bash and Chop Chop what path is bet to choose?

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    1. For Bash I would personally go Granite Dragon and Chop Chop down the primary (sword) path...I'll get my blog post on which paths I picked up soon! Hard to go wrong w/ Bash on either path in all honesty though.

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  37. Still resisting opening either Translucent Red Drill Sergeant..... I really wish Activision clued us in on this kinda stuff though.

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    1. Well, the good news is you can play it thru the packaging on your portal. Best of both world's that way!

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    2. Yep. I still want to keep it in the package though and my cousin is saying it looks like it would be squishy. So thats kinda awkward but im pretty sure it IS NOT SQUISHY. lol.

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    3. Yep, definitely not squishy...DS looks like a strawberry jello mold in the pics I've seen...(cherry jello is darker, lol).

      Then again TB Bash looks lighter online than in person...really looks good when you see it first hand.

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    4. I would def keep it boxed.

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    5. Thats just what i'll do. I found a sign in walmart saying that TRDS starts at level 5 with 2100 cash. It also had a pic of TRDS on it.

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    6. Cool, I didn't get by a Walmart tonight, maybe this weekend I'll stop in...I try to take pics of the signs etc too, lol.

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  38. Her is my collection..Air:Sonic Boom,Whirlwind. Earth: Dino-rang,Terrafin.Life:Stealth Elf,Stump Smash.Undead:Hex,Goast Roaster,Cynder.Magic:Spyro,Wrecking Ball.Tech:Drobot,Trigger Happy,Boomer.Water:Gill Grunt,Zap.Fire:Flame Slinger,Sunburn.
    From these can you tell your favprite from each element and what path to go on. Thanks.

    P.S. i joined the blog.

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  39. Ok, here we go...nice collection. Here is my favorite from what you've got and the path I'd suggest...although it can vary depending if you do story mode or battle mode, and what your play style is.

    Air: Sonic Boom-Primary, Whirlwind-Primary...Fav of 2=Sonic Boom
    Earth: Dino-Rang-Boomerangs, Terrafin-Sandhog...Fav of 2=Terrafin
    Life: Stealth Elf=Pook Blade Saint, Stump Smash=Primary, Fav=SE
    Undead: Hex-Primary, Ghost Roaster-Secondary, Cynder-Either...Fav of 3=Ghost Roaster
    Magic: Spyro-Sheep Burner, Wrecking Ball-Total Tongue...Fav of 2=Spyro
    Tech: Boomer-Demolition Troll, Drobot-Primary, TH=Either. Fav of 3=Trigger Happy
    Water: Gill Grunt-Water Weaver, Zap-Tesla Dragon...Fav of 2=Zap
    Fire: Flameslinger=Primary, Sunburn=Teleport...Fav of 2=Flameslinger

    Thanks for signing up...Hope you enjoy the blog. I kind of just cranked this one out quick on break at work. I'll have my full list out soon...just been really busy.

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  40. Still on the hunt for Wham-Shell, but when I went to my local Wal-Mart, I got the surprise of my life, because there, I found TWO translucent red Drill Sergeants! I could only get one, so I did. He'll stay in the package, but whichever path I don't take the first one down, this second one will go down it. :)

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    1. Very nice find...Congrats on landing TRDS! I will keep my eyes out for Wham-Shell for you, but in all honesty I have not seen him since I found the 2 at Hastings.

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    2. Yea. :D He's sitting just behind my laptop on my desk right now. Got a new PSP after my old one bit the dust, so I've been catching up on the games on there that I missed. I'll play more Skylanders closer to the time Giants comes out... or when I get new HC's.

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    3. Cool! Once the Battle Tournament stuff is done I'm going to have a few permanently located on my desk..should fit under the monitor quite nicely! I really need to finish Prof. Layton and the Curious Village, lol. 17 days till NSMB2! I'm still hoping to have all the upgrades on all the characters done before Giants! Hope you land Wham-Shell soon!

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  42. Among what you have, which Skylander do you think is the most useless?

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    1. You know, I'm probably one of the few to say it, but Wham-Shell. I feel like Gill Grunt and Wrecking Ball each have unique qualities that make them more useful. Wham-Shell just doesn't do much for me and doesn't have anything unique enough to offset it.

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    2. No problem. Boomer is a likely response from many, but once upgrade he is pretty impressive...same goes for Stump Smash.

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  43. Is it just me, or do you think all the Giants are really the same? What made Skylanders Spyro's Adventure fun was the uniqueness. And also. do you plan on getting any Series 2 Skylanders that you already have from the last game?

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    1. I think the Giants will be unique in their abilities and attacks etc. That said, you only have to have ONE Giant to access all areas, so that is good news for those on a budget. I honestly try not to read or watch videos to keep the "surprise" element. I hate knowing in advance when it takes joy out of the equation.

      You know, I probably will. Part of me wants to just say it is too much and enjoy the old line-up coupled with the NEW figures. That said, some of my favorites (Terrafin) and then a few of the really awesome re-poses are sure to wind up in hand.

      It'll kind of depend on how readily available they are and how my funds are.

      Every day it seems like a new variant or legendary is revealed...it kind of kills it for me...I like "special" in quality not quantity.

      Still looking forward to the game, just unsure how it will all pan out aside from being expensive.

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  44. Super excited about Giants. Just worried about the money right now

    Now, question is, based on the trailers online, who is your favorite Giant?
    And also, this is really random, but I love Crusher

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    1. Same here...on both accounts, lol.

      I honestly haven't watched anything past the first two game trailers. However, going on looks alone I would have to say Crusher and Eye Brawl...I don't mind Tree Rex either. Granted, once I play them this may change, but in terms of aesthetics that is how it goes...I'm hoping to land a Granite Crusher from Target!

      Hope you can pick him up as well!

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    2. Well, what a surprise, Eye Brawl caught my eye too. I was actually confused in your poll whether I should choose Crusher or Eye Brawl. For now, my choice is Crusher. The Undead, for some reason, have the most eye-catching characters. Even for normal Skylander characters, Fright Rider is my favorite by looks and he isn't bad when fighting, but Jet Vac has my favorite powers.
      Thanks for your replies and good luck Skylander Hunting! :)

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    3. I just read your latest post entirely and WOW! We have a LOT in common. And I'm not really copying your opinion (Why would I do that lol) I seriously love the characters. I also personally like Flashwing.

      Once again, good luck Skylander hunting

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    4. He is "eye catching" bahaha. I really wish the US had Fright Rider GITD available as any easy to get Skylander. I'd prefer him over Cynder. I'm excited to see how he plays.

      Cool, always good to have stuff in common. I'm holding off watching any trailers etc so I haven't seen any gameplay on Flashwing...I am a big fan of the Earth Element though so I hope she delivers. If I find her Soul Gem that will be my first encounter with her.

      Thanks, good luck to you too...this time tomorrow I will hopefully have landed a GITD Starter Pack.

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    5. Could you compare L-Jet-vac and LC Jet-vac's stats?
      I really want Giants, but I am waiting for my birthday on Nov 4.
      Nice job on Granite Crusher. I have not seen him once in Target.

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    6. I think it is only +6 Armor for LJV over Jet-Vac. Hey, not long till the big day...hope you get Giants!

      Thanks, if you can't find him locally, he is available online thru Target.com for the same price of $14.99

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  45. do you know how much the skylanders giants figures will be

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    1. They should be $14.99 assuming you are here in the US. Expect a few cents cheaper at Walmart etc.

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  46. Have you tryed fear eater path for ghost roaster?
    Your opinion on it.

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    1. Actually I have not since I only have 1 Ghost Roaster. Skull Master is one of my favorite upgrade paths in the game and I can't imagine liking Fear Eater better, but the bomb reaction when touching a ghost sounds pretty cool.

      If you try it out let me know how you like it.

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  47. I think it is better but you loose a lot less Heath when you choose fear eater path. What I also liked was when you're in ectoplasm mode is it gives damage to enemies. But yeah the damage is a lot better for skull master that's why I redid him and chose the other skull master path because I will be using that a lot more. The only time I go into ectoplasm mode is when the enemies attack is almost about to kill you.

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  48. Also, did you get your ac fixed because your always staying up late when your making videos. Same here it is hard to sleep when it is hot.

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    1. Good call...Skull Master is tough to beat imo. I did get the ac fixed....couldn't sleep at all without it. It is actually mild now, we'd cooled off for awhile, but the last week has been 80s...not bad for mid-October.

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  49. do u do shoutouts if so can u do one for my birthday on tuesday

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    1. I can, I just tend to forget or don't record etc. If I record any this weekend I'll try to put it there, if not I can do it on Twitter or YouTube Channel Comment/Google +/Facebook etc...which ever you prefer.

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    2. Just Tweeted you a bday wish. Hope you have a good one!

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  50. Hey, when will you record your first gameplay with skylanders giants? I really want to know if I should get that game, but I spent a lot of money on skylanders and I want to know if that's worth spending. I hope it's unique.

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    1. Well, in all honesty I wanted to start tonight. I was busy today and had a dentist appointment. I wound up getting the Wii and 3DS unboxings up instead. I would like to start tomorrow, but I may have to move some files off the computer to make room for the recording. If nothing else I want to get the intro done with character introductions etc...I just don't know how to handle that yet since I have not played, lol. I'll keep you posted, it should be a good game!

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  51. Thanks I will definitely watch your videos.

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    1. Thanks...I hope to start recording soon.

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  52. Also who is your favorite character in SSBB? I like mr. Game and watch because of his hammer. Which does a max of 95 percent.

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    1. Hmm, I might go with Mario as I can just execute his moves pretty well. Kind of like Meta Knight as well.

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  53. I've always wanted to know the difference between the normal skylanders and the variants (eg. crusher vs granite crusher). Do the variants tend to be better than the normal ones?

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    1. Most variants (gold, silver, etc and Blue Bash, TRDS etc) all look the exact same in the game, but start out at Leve 5 and 2,100 Coins.

      As for anything Giants I have yet to play...hope to in a few minutes, lol. That will be one of the first things I record.

      I am not sure Granite Crusher will come with anything loaded (ie higher level or cash), but he will appear the same in the game as he looks. The gold/silver etc do not appear that way in the game (at least SSA).

      I'll kind of have a better answer for you, especially on Granite Crusher and Punch Pop Fizz here shortly.

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    2. Thanks, but I'm actually asking if they variate in the actual stats. Like Dark Spyro is better than regular Spyro

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    3. Oh and btw, are you going to actually first unbox all skylanders you haven't unboxed yet? Or are you going to go straight to walkthroughs before finishing unboxing?

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    4. L-Jet-Vac has +6 Armor over regular Jet-Vac, that is the only gain I remember off the top of my head. I would have liked to unbox, but I have been too busy to do so...I recorded a lot last night with some still in the packaging...I'll likely mix them in as time allows...Lots of videos went up tonight.

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