Friday, December 14, 2012

Review of TRU Exclusive Topps Skylanders Giants Collector Card Starter Kit

Opening and Review of Skylanders Giants Topps Collector Card Starter Kit




What?  Topps Skylanders Giants Collector Card Starter Kit, TRU Exclusive

Where Did You Get It? Toys'R'Us

What Did It Cost?  $9.99 plus tax

What is Included?  Collector Album, 2 Packs of Cards, and a Bonus Pack

What Was Stock Like?  My local store did not have these out last week...the spot they resided was Pokemon stuff last week.  That said, the peg was full, I'd say maybe 8-10 of them and I'd imagine more were in the back.

Break it Down Some More:  I have to say, this is a pretty sweet set-up.  If you are going to go for a complete set, I would suggest you pick this up (and the other TRU Exclusive that will have Bouncer or L-Bouncer in the "Bonus Pack").

If you are just going to go about things casually, this is still a good deal because you get some great cards and a nice album to display them in...

Personally, what I like best is simply the checklist.  I was dreading having to go online and hope someone had strung a complete set together and conveyed all the info accurately...Now I don't have to worry about it.  I'm at a loss for why the binder would't house the complete set, but I suppose you need both Starter Kits so I guess the 2nd Album will take care of that.

Essentially, here is what you really get:
-Album with front and rear covers that include the checklist.
--The Album looks to be 14 Sheets with 4 Cards Per Sheet

-2 Single Packs (6 Cards Per Pack)

-Bonus Pack
--This one includes your 4 Legendary Skylanders and 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Cards
---And since you are reading this, here is what was in my pack: (L-Jet-Vac, L-Ignitor, L-Spyro, and L-Stealth Elf plus GITD Spyro, GITD Stump Smash, and GITD Trigger Happy).

Conclusion

All-in-all, this is a nice set-up for both the hard-core completionist and the casual collector.  This would be a great gift (along with a few packs) for your kids, or any Skylander fan as it will either get them started on their collection, or provide a nice set-up for trading for their favorites and having a place to display them.

I'm still not sure if I'll go all out on this one or not, but I do think I'll pick up the other Collector Card Starter Kit and maybe a few more packs...The cards are nice and it is solid gear for any true Skylander fan.

Stay tuned as I'll try to get the checklist up in some form or fashion.

Album


Front Inside Cover: Checklist 1/2


Back Inside Cover: Checklist 2/2


2 comments:

  1. These are the limited cards:
    Master Eon L1 Limited Card - Europe Comes in Starter Pack
    Dark Spyro L2 Limited Card - Europe Comes in Tin
    Legendary Bouncer L1 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Trigger Happy L2 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Chop Chop L3 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Slam Bam L4 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Jet-Vac L5 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Ignitor L6 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Spyro L7 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Legendary Stealth Elf L8 Limited Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Stealth Elf G1 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Eruptor G2 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Gill Grunt G3 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Spyro G4 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Stump Smash G5 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack
    Trigger Happy G6 Glow-in-the-Dark Card Comes in Starter Pack

    The Europe Starter Pack is a 9 top loaded per page and fits the entire collection easily.

    ShaneG.

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    1. Wow, very nice work Shane! Thanks for posting!

      It looks like the European starter packs were orchestrated MUCH better than ours. I could deal with having to pick up 2 for the special cards, but the fact that the binder was a 2x2 blew my mind. The packaging was large enough for the standard 3x3 that I grew up with. Oh well...

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