Okay people, the world can’t end December 21, 2012. That’s when the new Skylanders Giants wave 3 figures arrive! See, Activision doesn’t just release all Skylander Giants figures at once. They come out in waves. And now a third wave of characters is on the way just in time for the holidays.
The announcement came via Toys R Us today, which sent out a special email to people who have subscribed to the store’s mailing list. Apparently, when the stores open at 6am on December 21, 2012, the Skylanders Giants wave 3 figures will be available. Supposedly they’ll only be available in limited quantities, which means people will have to be fast if they want one of the special characters.
Here’s why people should be excited. While a lot of the Skylanders Giants wave 3 figures are remakes of original Skylanders figures, there are a few new ones. The confirmed remakes for this run are Cynder, Eruptor, Lightning Rod, Prism Break and Stealth Elf. It also seems that this wave might include a single Lightcore figure, Shroomboom.
Now, here’s where the Skylanders Giants wave 3 character details get sketchy. These are only rumors, mind you. Word on the street is that the Eye Brawl, Ninjini and Thumpback Giants figures will be in this wave. Also, supposedly a Scorpion Striker Battle Pack, which includes a Scorpion Striker item, Zap figure and Hot Dog figure will be available tomorrow.
If this is true, then I’m ridiculously excited and might have to beat some of you out as I rush to Toys R Us! I really want that Eyebrawl figure and Hot Dog, and I may have to fight you to get my Skylanders Giants wave 3 figures!
Update: 9:15am CST December 21, 2012
Well, so much for Skylanders Giants wave 3 being worthwhile. I, and it seems plenty of you, went to the store this morning and was disappointed to find that this round of new figures only included remakes of characters from the original Skylanders. What a crock. I think Toys R Us should have been more clear with its announcement, stating which characters would be available, and that Activision should have had a little consideration and released the last three giants figures at least so kids and players who are young at heart could have brought Eyebrawl, Ninjini and Thumpback home for the holidays!
Site [Toys R Us]