Opening and Review of Skylanders Giants Topps Collector Card Starter Kit
What? Topps Skylanders Giants Collector Card Starter Kit, TRU Exclusive
Where Did You Get It? Toys'R'Us
What Did It Cost? $9.99 plus tax
What is Included? Collector Album, 2 Packs of Cards, and a Bonus Pack
What Was Stock Like? My local store did not have these out last week...the spot they resided was Pokemon stuff last week. That said, the peg was full, I'd say maybe 8-10 of them and I'd imagine more were in the back.
Break it Down Some More: I have to say, this is a pretty sweet set-up. If you are going to go for a complete set, I would suggest you pick this up (and the other TRU Exclusive that will have Bouncer or L-Bouncer in the "Bonus Pack").
If you are just going to go about things casually, this is still a good deal because you get some great cards and a nice album to display them in...
Personally, what I like best is simply the checklist. I was dreading having to go online and hope someone had strung a complete set together and conveyed all the info accurately...Now I don't have to worry about it. I'm at a loss for why the binder would't house the complete set, but I suppose you need both Starter Kits so I guess the 2nd Album will take care of that.
Essentially, here is what you really get:
-Album with front and rear covers that include the checklist.
--The Album looks to be 14 Sheets with 4 Cards Per Sheet
-2 Single Packs (6 Cards Per Pack)
--This one includes your 4 Legendary Skylanders and 3 Glow-in-the-Dark Cards
---And since you are reading this, here is what was in my pack: (L-Jet-Vac, L-Ignitor, L-Spyro, and L-Stealth Elf plus GITD Spyro, GITD Stump Smash, and GITD Trigger Happy).
All-in-all, this is a nice set-up for both the hard-core completionist and the casual collector. This would be a great gift (along with a few packs) for your kids, or any Skylander fan as it will either get them started on their collection, or provide a nice set-up for trading for their favorites and having a place to display them.
I'm still not sure if I'll go all out on this one or not, but I do think I'll pick up the other Collector Card Starter Kit and maybe a few more packs...The cards are nice and it is solid gear for any true Skylander fan.
Stay tuned as I'll try to get the checklist up in some form or fashion.
Front Inside Cover: Checklist 1/2
Back Inside Cover: Checklist 2/2