Thoughts of the Day – Skylanders and the Search For More Money

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I’ll admit it… I enjoy and respect the Skylanders games.

But at the same time, that doesn’t mean I have to like the marketing gimmick that the games employ with its full toy line that accompanies each release in the series.

On October 13th, the roster of Skylanders toys is set to grow again with the release of Skylanders Swap Force. Every year since the first game came out, a new game has been released with new characters, new settings and new mini-games for parents and kids to play together as they enjoy the Skylanders universe.

That being said, new characters means new toys to buy to play as these characters. This means shelling out another 10-15 books for each of these new characters added to the roster. With 16 new characters and 16 new swappable characters being introduced this time around, that’s 32 characters you have to buy for the complete set!

Like I said, I like the game, but I don’t like the impact that it has on my wallet. I’ve bought about 30 figures in total so far! This is another collection game, just like Pokémon. While you don’t have to have the entire collection of Skylanders to beat the game, who’s going to stop at having just one character of each Skylander element? You just gotta have them all!

And if you think that’s bad, wait until you see tomorrow’s video…. We’re going to talk about Disney’s Infinity!

My question for you today… What do you think of the Skylanders series? Do you enjoy the games or do you think its just a cash cow franchise?

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