It is a little late, but I figure I just as well get the Weekly Update cranked out...
Well, we will get started with Skylanders Hunting. Why?
Here is why...very soon we should see Molten Hot Dog, Legendary LightCore Chill, and even Wave 4...As of right now, nothing it set in stone, but we should know more very soon.
Molten Hot Dog
I can say that Molten Hot Dog IS HERE though. Wednesday he started showing up in California Walmarts. As of writing this (3 AM 2/22/13) I've tracked him via ebay all the way to eastern Arizona...It is just a matter of time for him to show up across the US. I still, adamantly predict that he will be just as easy to obtain as all Walmart Exclusives...So, just be patient and buy him for $9.99.
Legendary Light Core Chill
Is still in Canada at TRU...I've yet to hear word of her crossing the border just yet.
Wave 4: Spyro, Wrecking Ball, and Ninjini
Are still overseas...we should know more on them soon. With employees seizing virtually all variants and "hot" figures, once the boxes filter in there will be ebay listings. I haven't skimmed things close enough to monitor whether or not our friends across the pond are seeing the remaining LightCore as well...Stay tuned for updates!
That said, I am happy to report a few firsts tonight. Every store I went in (and I hit them all minus best buy) had traces of a recent stock of Wave 3. Target and Walmart also had evidence that Wave 1 had been somewhat restocked...most notably, Terrafin. Nonetheless, here are the highlights:
So, what did you see?
Target had traces of a W1 restock...Plus, this is the first time in forever I have seen any Giants at this store. No Hot Head, EB, or TB, BUT they did have pretty much all of W3 minus Prism Break.
Toys'R'Us: Holy cow (haven't said that in a decade or so, lol). This was the first time I have seen Eye Brawl and Thumpback in mass quantities...I'd say there were 13 Eye-Brawls and 14 Thumpbacks. They had quite a few Hot Heads and few W3 remnants, most notably Cynder.
Walmart: Man do I regret even entering that place. My only motivation was of course, Molten Hot Dog. Everyhwere I went tonight was dead...we had rain, sleet, and snow over night and it was freaking cold all day. Naturally, that means some people are pre-destined to wander aimlessly through the aisles of Walmart. It has to be the most crowded I've had to deal with since the holiday season...Granted, I rarely set foot in the place, but geez...this almost makes me want to forego Molten Hot Dog. This was also about the smallest selection I've seen at this particular store. They did have some W3 singles as well as Hot Head and Thumpback, but no Eye-Brawl. This particular store didn't have any sign of a special display either. If not for the picture it would have been wasted time. Other big highlight was 2 Lightning Rod singles.
GameStop: Although not pictured, they did have the best stock, albeit in the smallest quantities, of Wave 3.
Just for the record, the Triple Packs I first reported back in January (5 & 6)...I have NEVER seen them anywhere since. I'm sure they are shipping, but they must be going FAST.
Skylanders Giants Blind Playthrough
As of starting this blog post, Part 83 went LIVE on YouTube. The uploads tonight were 81-83 which cover Intros, Stats, Upgrades, and Heroics for Cynder, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor respectively.
If you take the above link you can see what Parts 84 and beyond will be...I'll continue that trend to encourage people to actually use the link!
I will tell you this: Parts 89-91 will cover Chapter 16 and the final battle with Kaos...I only used Newlanders.
Part 92 just does random stuff like check accolades, but the real draw will be showcasing Hatterson...who has become a popular point of discussion here lately. Currently it is the last video to be edited and ready to upload.
Part 93-94 will feature Giants ONLY taking on Kaos.
Parts 95-100 will highlight the Adventure Packs...And yes, I do think it is cool we finished on Part 100 :D
The plan now is to continue working on my "Hard File" to help the Legendaries level up etc.
The next round of recordings will likely be upgrades and/or more intros if I land W4 characters etc. Following the upgrades I will try to 3 Star each Chapter by getting the Time Goals taken care of!
After the upgrades and Time Goals, I will begin Nightmare Mode. I am unsure if I will 3 Star Nightmare Mode, or just do a quick playthrough to move on to another title. The Nightmare Mode poll has a day left to vote, but it is overwhelmingly in favor of me recording Nightmare Mode...I wasn't sure if people would want to see it...clearly it is still of interest.
Skylanders Poll Battles: Castaways vs Newlanders
Man, this has turned out to be pretty popular yet again! As of writing this, most polls were getting close to 100 Votes! I think we have some killer matches in this one, and a few are within 10 votes...Boomer and Sprocket continue to remain 50/50.
I will likely stretch this one into Round 2 etc, but I also plan to launch some new Poll Battles, complete with supporting vids...so stay tuned.
If you've got ideas, feel free to post up!
Blog Poll Archive
Speaking of Polls, earlier this week I created the Blog Poll Archive to make an easy way to track and revisit your favorite polls...I added it to the "1ofWiisdom Specials" on the Right Hand Side of the Blog...Here is the direct link: http://www.1ofwiisdom.blogspot.com/2013/02/blog-poll-archive.html
Skylanders Trading Cards
This one had become a hot topic the last few days...namely, "Why don't you open any more Skylander Cards?" Well, the answer was simple...I couldn't find any! Note that past tense in that previous sentence. After posting to both Twitter and Google + about it, guess what I found at Target tonight? Yep...Skylander cards! Granted, someone had stashed the Jumbo Packs behind Garbage Pail kids, but I took the time to salvage them...You should see 2 new "opening" vids either this weekend, or early next week.
Movie Review: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Yep...expect one. If you follow on Twitter, you likely saw me mention I watched my first movie in forever last night...Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva...I will do a combo unboxing and review of the movie...I'll keep it fairly basic...stay tuned! It should be up over the weekend or early next week as well.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS UPDATE
If you recall, I was working hot and heavy on this one up until getting on a Layton kick...Last night, after the Layton movie, I picked it back up...
For the first time ever, I pulled one of my 2 "Starters" and put someone else on...That was really my hold up...I have rescued 4 of the 5 seekers and just have a little left in the last area, but was really hurting from all the missed "Elemental Challenges" since I had ONLY used Dark Spyro and Ignitor the ENTIRE TIME. Well, I am happy to say Warnado entered the picture and cleaned house on the Air Element stuff...I got the Portal out and will be working towards wrapping it up and checking out the Adventure Packs.
And just for the record, I have still yet to play Sklanders Giants 3DS, lol. One SSA is taken care of, I will plug it on the 3DS and go to town.
Wii: Skylanders Giants
Wii: Wii Fit Plus
Wii U: Darksiders II (although it has been 2 + weeks)
Wii U: Madden 2013: My Nephew has been enjoying us playing on the same team
3DS: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
3DS: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
3DS: Mario Tennis (Nephew got back into it...I'm working towards 20+ Street Pass Matches)
3DS: Find Mii II (Still vs Dark Lord for 3rd Time)
Auto Audio (In the Car/Truck): Gary Allan "Set You Free" and "Get Off On the Pain"
Home Audio (At Home): Anna Nalick's 2 AM and Audioslave's "Audioslave"
--Actually, the track right now is "Shadow on the Sun," a track I really like...especially the intro.
Well, it is now really late...but hey, I got the Weekly Blog Update done on time...just like old times!
I hope to edit Parts 93-100 this weekend and have them ready to upload...I will also be uploading Parts 94-86 and beyond etc.
If I get the time you should see new Skylanders Giants Card Opening vids as well as the Professor Layton movie review.
Don't forget you can still vote for how you'd like me to record upgrades AND of course, the Castaways vs Newlanders polls are going strong if you've yet to vote.
Hope everyone is ready for the weekend! Good luck Giant hunting and if you come across any finds, let me know! I will keep monitoring for Molten Hot Dog and check the ads for L-LC Chill etc. Anything I find out, I'll post up...
I'm off to Skylands...if my mattress is Skylands anyway...