Sunday, November 4, 2012

Unboxing Skylanders Giants Triple Pack #3: Sonic Boom, Sprocket, Stump Smash

Unboxing Triple Pack #3: Sonic Boom, Sprocket, and Stump Smash

What?  Skylanders Giants Triple Pack #3

Where Did You Get It?  Toys'R'Us

What Did It Cost?  $24.99 plus tax

What Is Included?  Sonic Boom, Sprocket, Stump Smash, Stat Cards, Stickers, and Web Codes

What Was Stock Like?  There were maybe 2-3 at TRU.  Walmart had none.  Target had none.  GameStop had 2 on the display if I remember correctly.  This was the first I had seen anything to do with Sprocket or Flashwing...Previously I had not been able to find them locally or out-of-town.

Quick Character Info:

Sonic Boom

Slogan:  "Full Scream Ahead!"

Card Stats:

Power: 65/150
Defense: 85/150
Agility: 60/150
Luck: 70/150
Total: 280/600


Slogan: "The Fix is In!"

Card Stats:

Power: 70/150
Defense: 110/150
Agility: 50/150
Luck: 50/150
Total: 280/600

Stump Smash

Slogan: "Drop the Hammer!"

Card Stats:

Power: 100/150
Defense: 90/150
Agility: 30/150
Luck: 60/150
Total: 280/600


I thought this triple pack would be more likely to be found than Triple Pack #4 due to Flashwing seeming to be more tough to come by...When I was in TRU and found it I was very surprised.

I have to be honest that I am not at all a fan of Sonic Boom's repose.  As mentioned in the video, I know the vast majority of people that have spoken or commented to me all liked her secondary path and the griffin for that camp her figure is a hit.  I will never like the repose.  That said, I do really like Sonic Boom and found her to be very solid down her primary upgrade path.  If these were just singles, I am not sure I'd have sprung for her though.

Sprocket is following in Boomer's footsteps in terms of "no one likes me."  I know there are some hardcore Sprocket fans, but the popular consensus is just that people don't like her look...much like Boomer.  And just like Boomer, people are basing this on the aesthetic value alone...had anyone taken the time to play AND upgrade Boomer, I don't think he would have been the bottom dweller.  I realize some have other tastes or other new Skylanders stand out more to them, but Sprocket barely got a vote in the poll.  That said, I personally think she has a great background story and should upgrade very well (Tech seems to do that).  I do think she is somewhat like a "gold lego," but I will not let that take away from her potential.  I will hold off final judgment until I've played...

Stump Smash is really why I "wood" have waited on this Triple Pack.  I passed on Stump Smash's Series 2 single and it was really hard for me to do so.  First off the repose is great.  Furthermore, when upgraded he is not only a stalwart in story mode, but also in battle mode.  Since I knew he was packaged with Sprocket in a Triple Pack, it helped cement my decision to wait and save the money.  It also didn't hurt that Sonic Boom was included.  Like I said, I'm not at all a fan of her repose, but I do think she is a great and under appreciated Skylander.

Overall, if you are a fan of Sonic Boom or Stump Smash and plan to get Sprocket, the triple pack is the best  way to go imo...

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