What Does It Cost? $74.99 plus tax
What is Included? Video Game, Collector Poster, New Portal of Power, Stat Cards, Sticker Sheet with Web Codes
-Characters: Blast Zone, Wash Buckler, Ninja Stealth Elf
Kind of a bitter sweet moment realizing that it is probably a better option to pick the game up on the Wii U than the trust old Wii. It is kind of like the transition point. I have several Wii U games, but they are primarily launch titles, or system exclusives...SWAP Force marks a transition point for me. I guess you might as well go big, right?
The Wii U Starter Pack for SWAP Force is very nicely packaged. I can not tell you how slick the New Portal is! The detail on it is immaculate (hence why I picked it as the featured screen shot for the video). It really is a step up...It has a new, lean build, but is noticeably wider an features a corded power supply (yeah for saving on batteries!).
You can't go wrong with Ninja Stealth Elf being a Starter Pack character as she will bring familiarity and good balance to veterans, and a well rounded "regular" Skylander for new comers to the series.
Wash Buckler and Blast Zone seem to be opposites, but that is why they are perfect for SWAP Force...Their "Swapping" has that nice, memorable contrast to really highlight the newest selling point of the series.
That said, here is the video, enjoy:
Once my internet connection gets the ball moving you can find the Nintendo Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack unboxing here: http://youtu.be/aHhdTVNSSQg
Skylanders SWAP Force not only impresses out of the box, it will provide hours of family fun entertainment. The play options are almost limitless and your new power truly is choice!