Where Did You Get It? Special delivery from Activision! Thanks!!
Where Does it Retail? Amazon.com, GameStop, Hastings, and Everything Entertainment
What Does It Cost? $39.99
Is It Worth the Price? YES!!
Unboxing and Review of Monopoly: Skylanders
I was very pleasantly surprised this afternoon when a mystery shipment from Activision came to work. At first I was thinking it might be the new purple variants, or maybe some E3 Hot Dogs to give away...The box could have housed a TON of Skylanders. I then got a tip off on the label...Skylanders Monopoly? Seriously? I literally tried to find this locally on my lunch hour (I did at least get a 2nd S2 Drobot out of the trip). What a sweet surprise! And luckily it came before I ordered it in from Amazon.
I have to say, this is a great collector's piece. The artwork is the best I have ever seen on a board game. The details (property names etc) are spot-on and were definitely well crafted. You could literally just use this as a backdrop for your Skylanders and be set...If you open it, you can utilize the board for a floor mat display to an army of Skylanders.
Or, you can actually play the game...Monopoly: Skylander looks like it will take all the fun of Monopoly and seamlessly mesh the classic game play we all know and love into a submersive Skyland experience.
There are 22 Skylands based locations, Treasure Chests replace the Community Chest, Luck-O-Tron Cards replace the Chance Cards, Houses are Huts, Hotels are Casltes, both the Huts and Castles have Skylander themed coloring, and we get six collectible, metal game tokens, that includes, KAOS.
I am VERY IMPRESSED with the little things on this game...As you know I am a stickler for details and spend time going over things with a fine tooth comb...This didn't disappoint me, but it did exceed expectations...big time. Again, I can't stress how pleased collectors will be with just the artwork and display potential of the game...It is a nice addition for any collector be they casual, or hardcore. Hats off to Activision, Hasbro, and USAopoly for crafting this one!
I have to once more thank Activision for sending this out, I appreciate Flynn's Balloon too! I hope that the unboxing and review will help alert other Portal Masters and Skylander fans to the game and perhaps convince a few that may have been skeptical of the polished web store shots that this truly does feature great artwork.
As for the game itself, I haven't played yet...but I will Saturday night!
Here are a few quick shots to go along with the video...
Thanks again to Activision and be on the lookout for KAOS as seen in the last picture...
"BEHOLD MY METAL MINIATURE MONOPOLY PIECE...FEAR IT...FEAR MY METAL MINIATURE MONOPOLY GAME PIECE!!!" (Swallows Fly)