Sunday, June 23, 2013

Skylanders Giants: Unboxing Series 2 Drobot

What?  Series 2 Drobot
Where Did You Get Him?  Walmart
What Was the Cost?  $9.96 plus tax
What Was Stock Like?  One store had no traces, the other had the one I got.


Unboxing Series 2 Drobot




Quick Info:

Drobot
Tech Element, Series 2

Slogan: "Blink and Destroy!"

Card Stats

Power/Strength: 65/150
Defense/Armor: 95/150
Speed/Agility: 70/150
Luck: 65/150
Totals:  295/600

Defense/Armor is +15 over LC Drobot
Speed/Agility is +5 over LC Drobot
Luck is -5 under LC Drobot







Finally!  The middle-end (that makes sense, right?) of June is when we saw Series 2 Drobot descend on stores and become available for purchase!  This is a big deal for several reasons...First, S2 Drobot is basically the last "Series 2" character we need to wrap up collections.  Second, his WowPow is supposed to be killer.  Third, and this is speculation, he could be tough to find..the more time you have to dedicate to it the better!

It was around this time of the year in 2012 when Wham-Shell started to appear...We all know how that went.  Wham-Shell, to date, remains harder and more sought after than several of the store exclusives and in-game variants.  We don't know if Drobot will follow along those lines, or within 2-3 weeks he will be falling off pegs at every store.  Doubt is a big deal in collecting and it serves to drive up demand and price, thus aggravating the run-of-the-mill collectors and fans of the series.

My advice, as always, is to start looking for him now, and purchase him the first time you see him...this eliminates any issues and future expenses (ie paying 3x retail).  That said, if he wind up being common place, you could save by waiting it out...That said, the gamble is in your hands...Spend time now and get him for retail or barter a 1/2 off sale with paying 2-3x what you should have.  I err on the guaranteed thrifty side of those equations.

I have to say, his pose has really grown on me in this Series 2 rendition...he looks great!  I am glad to have him in time for the Tech Element Upgrade Series!

Plus, I can now, finally move on with the collections video folks have been requesting!


8 comments:

  1. I don't know what I should do I ccould buy him but already have him as an s1 and lc so I don't know I'm also unsure if he'll be in a triple or only single like whamshell I need ur advice

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    1. Big perk to S2 Drobot is simple: WowPow and the ability to switch paths.

      I could see him or LC Hex being like Wham-Shell...maybe more so S2 Dro due to LC Hex being tied in with the pre-order.

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  2. I have had a think about if and I think that lc hex will be like whamshell not s2 drobot because whamshell was only single not in a triple pack and I think the final triple pack will be- first I'll look at the possible characters they are : jet vac, drobot, zap, chop chop, cynder you will notice 5 characters not 6 do there will be only one more triple pack- I will now tell you my thoughts about the characters in the triple pack:
    Jetvac- in 3p because all newlanders are in a triple pack except him
    Cynder- not in 3p because she was in starter pack with jetvac so probably not in 3p with him
    Chop chop OR zap- only one will be in the 3p because both were in bp's and I don't think Activision will put both together in 3p
    Drobot- in 3p because we only" know" of 2 in 3p and he is the last possible character
    So to sum up :whamshell type character=lc hex
    Last 3p most likelys2 drobot ,jetvac, zap OR chop chop

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    1. It is all possible, but I remember when GameStop had all the triples listed (no characters, just numbers) and it stopped at 9. This was way back when we just had the launch line up...

      It could very easily be the end...or, perhaps they will add another etc.

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    2. I decided to buy him now and it was well worth it because my local target was having I buy 1 get 1 free sale so I also got an extra lc prism break for free!

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    3. Good call...LC Prism Break is probably my favorite one.

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    4. Is lc pg ur favorite character overall or ur favorite lc character?

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    5. Well, he is definitely up there overall, BUT I meant he is probably my favorite LC Character (in terms of the Light Up Effect).

      Terrafin remains my #1. Prism Break is a best though and is probably in my Top 10.

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