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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a reference on elements and abilites
Blast Zone (Fire - Rocket)
Boom Jet (Air - Rocket)
Doom Stone (Earth - Spin)
Fire Kraken (Fire - Bounce)
Free Ranger (Air - Spin)
Freeze Blade (Water - Speed)
Grilla Drilla (Life - Dig)
Hoot Loop (Magic - Teleport)
Magna Charge (Tech - Speed)
Night Shift (Undead - Teleport)
Rattle Shake (Undead - Bounce)
Rubble Rouser...
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58 of 88 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES"...yet...
Clear and distinct marketing ploy. Yes stink bomb is coveted, and yes he's not in stores yet (except where claimed by the lucky few). But this ad is misleading in that wave three is only begun trickling in at this time, and the toy is worth only about a rousing $15.00. there is nothing special about this version of the toy, nothing, and in all probability nothing oh so...
Published 12 months ago by Peanut


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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a reference on elements and abilites, November 13, 2014
Blast Zone (Fire - Rocket)
Boom Jet (Air - Rocket)
Doom Stone (Earth - Spin)
Fire Kraken (Fire - Bounce)
Free Ranger (Air - Spin)
Freeze Blade (Water - Speed)
Grilla Drilla (Life - Dig)
Hoot Loop (Magic - Teleport)
Magna Charge (Tech - Speed)
Night Shift (Undead - Teleport)
Rattle Shake (Undead - Bounce)
Rubble Rouser (Earth - Dig)
Spy Rise (Tech - Climb)
Stink Bomb (Life - Sneak)
Trap Shadow (Magic - Sneak)
Wash Buckler (Water - Climb)

If you include the two that come with the starter pack you only need: Rattle Shake, Magna Charge, Free Ranger, Hoot Loop, Stink Bomb and Rubble Rouser, to have all abilities and elements covered.
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63 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Roll with the Punches"!, November 29, 2013
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Night Shift is a great skylander. he can punch enmies constly and his uppercut does massive dammage.for his lower half he has
the teleport ability and a upgrade that can revive him if he gets K.O.'d.overall,he is a great charter
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36 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duh! Gotta Get the SWAP-ables!, January 5, 2014
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This is a no-brainer. You want to get these SWAP-ables if you get nothing else. They're fun and when you've fully upgraded one character, you can switch the halves and use any leftover money from one character to upgrade the other half's character. Too cool!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He's The Best Earth Swapforce... but he's only alright otherwise, May 28, 2014
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Over the past seven months, Activision and Toys from Bob have released a steady stream of Skylanders. The final Skylander for Swapforce is Doom Stone; it has been nearly two months since the last Skylander was released (Sheep Wreck Island / Scratch / Fryno). The question now is: was Doom Stone worth the wait?

Aesthetically
From a design stand point, Doom Stone is cool. The character designs in Skylanders tend to be a little bit odd, but it's rare to see a design that is clever. Doom Stone is one of those rare individuals who bridges rar is a clear reference to Greek Mythology. At first, he appears to be a soldier made out of stone, but when you look at his shield, it's clear he was attacked by a gorgon (Medusa). He is covered in stone, and his shield is the head of Medusa with green snakes coming out of it.

As a warrior, he wields a giant club with slices of jade in it, and as a spin Skylander, like Free Ranger, he stands on a tornado. He is, admittedly, a cool looking dude. If you need a rock skylander, but only can choose one, Doom Stone is a far better choice than the underpowered and terrible looking Rubble Rouser.

When swapped, in game, he looks cool enough. But the actual figurine when swapped looks less cool. His top is too small to fit on most of the other Skylanders comfortably. So he sits, looking too small, yet still oddly top heavy because of his weapon. I love the reference to mythology, but I'm not sure the more rugged aesthetic looks right in the Skylanders universe.

A gorgeous figure in his own right
The figure is, as all Skylanders are, well made. The design is pretty impeccable, and he has a considerable weight to him, especially when compared to Hoot Loop or Fire Kraken. The paint job looks great, and his eyes look good. In fact, the eyes is what allows him to fit so comfortably into the Skylanders universe. It gives him a more cartoonish appeal. The most impressive part of the figurine is his club. Because Doom Stone is a warrior, it's amazing to see that the same amount of attention that was put into the figure was put into his weapon.

How does he play?
I was really excited to get Doom Stone, and to no one's surprise, he hits like a truck (Rock Skylanders always do). His club hits hard. More impressible is his bottom, which is actually a stone wheel with jade spikes. On your first button press it spins a little bit. With each additional press (up to four), it becomes more vicious. Upon the fourth press, it spins wildly and extends pretty far.

Doom Stone, despite being a warrior, is a defensive character. His bottom attack allows him to create distance between him and his enemies, and upon upgrading him he can use his shield. The shield is impressive because it reflects projectiles and can turn enemies into jade. Doom Stone is one of two characters in the entire series who has this amazing defense ability (the other is Crusher). Potentially, his defense makes him one of the more unique characters in Swapforce.

That said, he is a lumbering character. He moves slowly and he is susceptible to attacks. While eventually I got better with moving him, he just isn't agile enough. Learning how to balance his slow movement with his shield and spin attack is necessary. He is one of the more difficult Skylanders to master. For PVP, Doom Stone may have some longevity because of his ability to reflect projectiles, but his movement is a major hindrance.

One of the two upgrade paths is pretty standard fare. His club hits harder. It's not the most interesting, but it seems necessary. The other path causes enemies, who are turned into jade, to burst causing small jade shards to blast out. It's admittedly fun, but I'm not sure of its value over the club. If you go the second path, he will be one of the better arena characters.

A Fine Purchase
Doom Stone is average for a Skylanders: Swapforce characters. He isn't overtly weak, but his slow movement speed means he is less valuable and he is completely useless in Time Attack. His inability to escape hasty situations means he is difficult to use in Score Attack. If you're playing through the game on Nightmare mode, Doomstone is a fun and worthy addition, and he has a lot of potential in PVP.

For the final Skylander, I'm not too impressed. He's good, but he is not great. The last Skylander really needed wow factor, and Doom Stone isn't that character. I'm happy to own him, but outside of his ability to turn enemies into jade, he just doesn't measure up to cooler like characters like Spy Rise or Wind-Up.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stink Bomb is the Bomb!!!!!!!, February 23, 2014
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Stink Bomb is perfect for anyone that is a BIG Skylanders fan. It is definitely one of the better swapforce characters. My 6 year old loves it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars please that he got it fast, June 24, 2014
Enjoying the character to complete the collection, glad that my brother got hischaracter and playing the game with doom stone
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, June 22, 2014
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This review is from: Skylanders SWAP Force: Trap Shadow (SWAP-able) (Video Game)
Great product. Perfect description. I have a very happy 5 year old. Waited a long time for this present!! Yay
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love them!, May 20, 2014
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Every kid loves skylanders. These are the best cheap entertainment and the used ones hold their value. Recommend for any parent
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great swapable character!, December 28, 2013
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My son has loved the new Swap Force game for his Wii U, and has enjoyed playing with all of the "swapable" characters the most.
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31 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free Ranger "Fried Chicken" Skylander, October 24, 2013
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I love Free Ranger Swap Force character. I changed his name to "Fried Chicken". You can change the top half and also the bottom half's name. Named "fried" because he can fry his enimies with blast of lightning either through his blade swipes, lightning eyes, or his tornado that also produce lightning blasts. He utilizes his tornado for picking up enemies and twirling them around at the same time as using his other attacks, he also uses his tornado legs for a speed boost. He's a very strong, effecient character, my favorite swapping character so far.

**Update**
You cannot necessarily do two attacks at once with Free Ranger. Unless you switch his top half to Rattle Shake's or Grilla Drilla's. You can send out the auto fire snake with "Rattle" or send out the monkeys with "Grilla" and they WILL attack the bad guys as they are spinning around in a tornado. Therefore two attacks at once. This is very, very effective. :-)
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Skylanders SWAP Force: Trap Shadow (SWAP-able)
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