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Skylanders SWAP Force: Spy Rise (SWAP-able)
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2014
Style Name: Quickdraw Rattleshake
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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2014
Style Name: Doom StoneVerified Purchase
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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42 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2014
Style Name: Magna ChargeVerified Purchase
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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68 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2014
Style Name: Trap ShadowVerified Purchase
Great product. Perfect description. I have a very happy 5 year old. Waited a long time for this present!! Yay
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2014
Style Name: Freeze BladeVerified Purchase
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2014
Style Name: Doom Stone
Enjoying the character to complete the collection, glad that my brother got hischaracter and playing the game with doom stone
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2014
Style Name: Stink BombVerified Purchase
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2014
Style Name: Stink Bomb
I am on the east coast and just picked Stink Bomb and Rubble Rouser on Jan 7 from a Toys R Us. I did go a little crazy and picked up an additional 3 swap force characters during their sale this week where you can get $15.99/$16.99 characters from Giants or Swap Force collection at 3 for $35 which I think is a great buy. I found a few of the series 3 characters arriving in store that were absent during the holiday scramble.

All the new characters in the series are great and offer a new set of abilities. My kids could not wait to try them out. My son actually wanted Stink Bomb out of the other 5 I got.

We revisited some of the early levels because we did not have the "sneak" character before. There was a "sneak" portal where he is used to sneak in and try to get to the end without being detected. The kids had a LOL moment because when the alarm would go off, he would turn invisible and the computer would go back to normal. Just funny.

We also used the Rubble Rouser to revisit a "dig" portal where you had to secure 3 blue crystals. Its fun to see what he can do and they had a blast exploring it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2014
Style Name: Stink BombVerified Purchase
one of the best figures available for the game !!!!!
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