The Gold and Silver Skylanders, the most expensive of all
Added: (Thu Mar 08 2012)
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A revolutionary new video game called Skylanders, has taken the world by storm, after it's release in late October 2011. Produced by Activision, Skylanders has successfully bridged the gap between video games and toys. When placed on the Portal of Power, Skylanders are miraculously transported into the Skylanders video game, and there are 32 Skylander figures in all.
In order to play Skylanders, you must purchase a Starter pack, which includes the video game, the Portal of Power and 3 Skylanders characters. In theory they game can be completed successfully with just these figures, however other types of Skylanders have different strengths, and each Skylander can replace another if it is destroyed in the game, so there is a big incentive to purchase more. There are 8 types of Skylanders: Earth, Fire, Wind, Air, Magic, Undead, Tech and Water, and each of the types have different strengths and weaknesses.
Skylanders available in shops have been few and far between, perhaps due to an under estimation of thier current popularity.. Sam's Club, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Toy's 'R' Us and Amazon are all distributors of the toys. Due to this lack of availability, prices of Skylanders figures on Amazon and EBay, have inflated quite considerably.
Rarest of all Skylanders Figures are the Gold and Silver Skylanders . These figures appear randomly on the shelves next to their normal counterparts, and when they appear is completely unpredictable. There are three gold and 3 silver characters.
The silver Skylanders are Silver Eruptor (Fire Type), Silver Boomer (Tech Type) and Silver Dino-Rang (Earth Type). Drill Sergeant (Tech type), Flameslinger (Fire Type) and Chop Chop (Undead Type) are the Gold Skylanders. The gold and silver Skylanders, are unlike Legendary Skylanders, as the look and behave exactly like their normal versions in the video game. Essentially the only difference is that they are painted metallic colors.
Due to thier scarcity, the gold and silver Skylanders command the highest prices on Amazon and EBay, with some selling close to 200 dollars.