Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Unboxing Triple Pack G: Lightning Rod, Cynder, and Zook

Well a little over a week after ordering, my Lightning Rod/Cynder/Zook Triple Pack from Toys'R'Us.com finally came in the mail.  Aside from the slow transit and a corner being bent, all was well.  Here is the unboxing:

As always, I try to include as much information as possible in the video for one simple reason: the more info that is included, the fewer questions that have to be asked...that saves time for everyone.

If you want a quick unboxing, without commentary, I'm sure you can find it.  I go into a lot of detail to really show what you get for the money and there are many people that prefer that method. 

The video covers:

-Where I Got It: Toys'R'Us Online
-What it Cost: $24.99+Freight+Tax
-What is Included: Lightning Rod, Cynder, Zook, Web Codes, Cards, and Stickers
-The Stories on Lightning Rod, Cynder, and Zook
-Lightning Rod's , Cynder's, and Zook's Card Stats

-In Game Stats for Lightning Rod, Cynder, and Zook
-The Other Air, Undead, and Life Skylanders-Wave 5 Information

When I refer to Skylanders Rankings, I am referencing my blog post that factors in Health and Power Stats...you can find it RIGHT HERE

First off let me say...I really would have preferred singles for Lightning Rod and Zook.  I know that is almost the price of the triple pack at non-TRU stores, but it would have made for a better video as I'd have done Lightning Rod and Zook separate...As is, I felt obligated to include Cynder's info, despite unboxing her single pack, because prospective buyers of this Triple Pack will want insights on her as well.  That said, if you really want to focus on Cynder, please watch Cynder's Unboxing .

Cynder is the last of the Undead Element to be released following Ghost Roaster, Chop Chop, and Hex.  Lightning Rod is the 3rd Air Element to be released coming in the wake of Sonic Boom and Whirlwind and just before Wave 5's Warnado.  Zook is also the 3rd Life Element to be released following Stealth Elf and Stump Smash with Wave 5's Camo hot on his heels.

This Triple Pack is a great pick-up if you still like Cynder, or already have her and would like another to do her other upgrade path etc.

Let's take a look at the stats:

Lightning Rod "One Strike and You're Out"
#14 in Skylanders Overall Rankings

-Health 290/580
-Speed 43/91
-Armor 18/48
-Critical Hit 30/80
-Elemental Power 25/100

-Strength 65
-Defense 60
-Agility 60
-Luck 65

Cynder: "Volts and Lightning"
#33 in Skylanders Overall Rankings

-Health 260/520
-Speed 43/91
-Armor 18/48
-Critical Hit 30/80
-Elemental Power 25/100

-Strength 55
-Defense 75
-Agility 85
-Luck 45

Zook "Bamboo Yah!"
#32 in Skylanders Overall Rankings

-Health 260/520
-Speed 43/91
-Armor 30/60
-Critical Hit 20/70
-Elemental Power 25/100

-Strength 70
-Defense 85
-Agility 20
-Luck 70

Wave 5 Insights

I will close with a little info on Wave 5.

Wave 5 will consist of Camo, Warnado, and Wham-Shell.

Camo is the last of the Life Element Skylanders and will come in both Single Pack and Triple Pack H.

Warnado, who I am really looking forward to, will be the final Air Element Skylander and can be found in both Single Pack and Triple Pack H.

Wham-Shell is the last man standing if you will and as best I know will only come in single pack format.  He will be the final Water Element Skylander and the last Skylander to be released for Spyro's Adventure.

Triple Pack H will feature Camo, Warnado, and Ignitor (who has been out since Day 1 in the 3DS Starter Pack and as a quite hard to find Wave 4 Single Pack).

As of this posting, Warnado and Camo are being found in the US at Walmart and a few GameStops.  I imagine Toys'R'Us and Amazon will get them soon.  Wham-Shell, as of right now, has only been found in Australia and a few have found a crystal/clear variant of him.


I am currently looking for the final three Skylanders and will naturally unbox them, introduce them, and record their Heroic Challenges as soon as possible.

I am hoping to try out Lightning Rod and Zook early this week...I'll record when that happens.

Good luck tracking down not only these featured Wave 4 Skylanders, but Wave 5 and any others you might be missing!


  1. I had a question and please excuse this if it sounds stupid lol. Would buying any skylanders item outside of the U.S.A. be really that hard and if possible would the skylanders voice in-game be another language? Also I just acquired the Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack which completes my adventure pack collection! :)

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    1. First off congrats on landing DP...despite the 30 Day Exclusive Window it was a pain to track down for most of us.

      I don't think getting the actual game would be too hard as it isn't what gets hiked up in price and it is always on the shelf for every system. You'd need an insider OR have to resort to ebay etc.

      I know that a lot of times people buy a game early (ie released in Japan April 11th and to be released in the US April 28th etc) and the game does have the native title and language etc.

      I'm not sure how it would with Skylanders, but I would imagine the same...

      The figures, I would guess, register with the game and console so it would adjust accordingly?!

      Sorry I'm not more help...if you decide to pursue it let me know as you've peaked my curiousity.


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