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126 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for 3 characters., November 14, 2013
This review is from: Skylanders SWAP Force Triple Character Pack: Mega Ram Spyro, Blizzard Chill, Zoo Lou (Video Game)
These characters are all great. Buying in the triple pack saves several bucks too. Spyro is his series 3 incarnation, Chill is her Series 2 (She wasn't in the first game) and Zoo Lou is an all new Series 1 character. You can get a black and gold legendary Zoo Lou at Toys R Us, but he has one of the most unique color palettes in a Skylanders character so I highly recommend the White, brown and green normal edition.

Note: These are not Swap characters. There seems to be a lot of confusion on the part of parents buying for their kids. The Swap characters are sold either single or now in double packs. They are 15.99 each single and 29$ in the two pack. Those are the characters that you can mix and match tops and bottoms with. All characters from all games work in the Swap-Force game, but not all characters are Swap-characters. There is an icon on the packaging to denote whether the character is a Series 1, 2 or 3, whether it's lightcore or swappable. And just because these characters don't swap, it doesn't mean they suck. Far from it. They're just as powerful.

Also, Series 2 and 3 characters are backwards compatible with any game that they were in to begin with. So if you're just starting out and Swap Force is your first skylanders game, Series 3 Spyro works in Skylanders Giants and the original Skylander Adventure of Spyro games. So you can buy the previous games and get further value out of these characters and not have to buy Series 1 or 2 characters from the first two games if you have the swap force series 2 or 3. I know it can be hard for parents to keep up with this all. If you have any questions, send me a message. As an avid collector, I'll happily answer any questions you have.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2013 6:04:39 AM PST
rsc says:
do you need an entire new game for these to work on the wii

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 6:04:47 AM PST
rsc says:
do you need an entire new game for these to work on the wii

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 3:23:35 PM PST
Jeanine T. says:
Hi! Confused parent here...thought I'd take you up on your offer to answer questions. We have a Wii system and my son is asking for his first Skylander's set, Swap Force. I know the starter set has to be specific to your gaming system (ie: Get one for the Wii). My question is, do the characters have to be game-system specific or, once you have the correct portal for your gaming system, can you just buy any SWAP force figure and have it work? In searching on Amazon, the figures seem to list several game systems (Xbox, Playstation, Wii etc) that they work with, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to make a choice. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2013 1:42:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2013 1:45:35 PM PST
R. G. Dyman says:
Mich-e-lle, according to this link, http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/622840-skylanders-spyros-adventure/answers?qid=308527, the characters can be used on different platforms (Wii, PS3, 4, Xbox, ...). Therefore, you don't have to look for "Wii" characters. For what it's worth, numerous Internet posts say the same thing so I think you're safe in buying whatever character you want for your son.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 5:14:13 PM PST
If my kid owns the Skylanders giants portal, and wants now the Skylanders Swap Force figures, do we have to buy him a new starter set? Do we need the new portal of power or does it work with the previous one? Is it a new game? Or is the same videogame? I am lost here! Don't know what to buy! I appreciate your comments.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 5:30:11 PM PST
Jeanine T. says:
Thank you so much!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013 8:44:00 AM PST
D. Baumer says:
I have the same question about whether we need a second "portal" for Swap Force.

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 1:49:14 PM PST
GMack says:
My grandson loves Skylanders...what would you advise for him to start off with for his wii game not the u just the wii

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 10:18:39 PM PST
Yes...from what I understand the new portal is different so you have to have the new portal to Swap Force to be able to play the new game. BUT I did hear that the old games will work with the new portal (so no having to swap portals back and forth). If you have the Swap Force any of the figures will work with the new swap force game.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 10:19:27 PM PST
Also SWAP FORCE is a different game than the Giants or Spyro's Adventure. Hope this helps!
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