One of THE hottest games and gifts this season is the brand new Skylanders Giants! The original Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was released last year around this time, and it was a big hit among many. Right now Spyro’s Skylanders Adventure is the number 1 selling game and highest selling action figure in the country – beating out brands like Star Wars and Batman. It has been quite the game, and I believe Skylanders Giants will do the same. It has become my boys’ absolute favorite video game. On October 21, 2012, Skylanders released a second game: Skylanders Giants. It is kind of like a sequel if you will.
Skylanders Giants plays similar to the original Skylanders, if you are familiar. Not only that, but the original characters can play in the new Giants game. Unfortunately, Giants cannot go into the original game, but the versatility is still great! If you already own Skylanders for one of your game consoles, you do not need to purchase the full Starter Kit, because your original Portal of Power will work with the new game! I love that!! There is also a vast (and FREE!) virtual world online at Skylanders Universe. It’s one stop shop for Skylanders fans providing hours of added value play for kids and tweens with creative and engaging elements.
For those of you who are completely new to the world of Skylanders (and Skylanders Giants), let me fill you in.
Skylanders Giants builds on the success of its predecessor by dramatically enhancing the magic of bringing toys to life in an exciting virtual experience as first introduced in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. The game features 16 new characters, led by eight GiantSkylanders, who are twice the size of their comrades. The Giants each have exciting new powers and abilities to match their size. Joining the Giants are eight new Skylanders, who also feature never-before-seen powers. Additionally, Skylanders Giantsintroduces new LightCore™ Skylanders that glow when on or near the Portal of Power®—no batteries required. Fan-favorites from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure return as Series 2 characters featuring an all new “Wow Pow” upgrade power as well as the choice of more than one upgrade path. And all your favorite characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure are 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants—stats and customizations intact.
I asked my kids how to describe Skylanders and this is what they said. “It is a game with a portal that you put characters on. You stick the characters on the portal and they connect to the game/disc that you insert in your gaming console. The characters each have their own powers and strengths. You can upgrade them during the game.” Sound cool?
Check out a trailer of the new Skylanders Giants, below:
That’s not all! I have teamed up with 4 AMAZING bloggers: Couponers United, Adventures of a Couponista, Enza’s Bargains and This Mama Loves Her Bargains, to bring you a giveaway of the Skylanders Giants Starter Kit. You do not need to own any previous versions of the game, to play this one. We are giving you the whole kit! The winner will get to choose their choice of gaming console! Giveaway is open to the US only and will end at 12:01am ET on 11/14. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below. You do not have to do every entry to enter, but the more entries you complete, the greater your chances of winning!
Winner will be notified via email and there will be a blog post announcing the winner.
If you want to purchase the Skylanders Giants Starter Kit, it is $74.99 on Amazon.
I was provided with a copy of the game to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are my own. The giveaway is being provided by the mentioned bloggers.
Would love to win! Would be my Christmas gift to my son this year. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
my son wants this so bad for the xbox360. Thank you for the chance
Thanks for the giveaway!
I have the ps3.
I would love to win this for the Xbox 360 system. Thank you for the opportunity.
OOOps I forgot to put which system..For the Wii
I would like this for the Wii! Thanks!
The wii. I LOVE Spyro
Wii U or PS3
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Thanks for the chance to win this, out 7 year old really wants this game.
My son would love this for Xbox 360
wii my son loves the original skylanders!!
Sorry, forgot for the Wii.
We have an XBox and a Wii. Would love it for the XBox though. This is really cool!
Wii! 🙂 Thanks for the contest!
My kids have a Wii and Xbox 360. Would be nice for them to play on either system.
My 9 year old son would love this for the Wii!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
My Grandson loves to play this on WII
thank you for the opportunity! We would need it for XBox please 🙂
You guys do a wonderful job ! My kids are to old for this but would make a great christmas gift for those who depend on people like us to light up christmas morning for their children !
My son would like the game for Xbox 360
I guess I should have said “XBox 360″…the newest system. Thanks again 🙂
For the Wii
My son is dying to have this for wii! Thanks!
My son would love this for Playstation 3
My kids would love this for Christmas!!!
A fun one thanks!!
My boys would love this for Wii or PS3!!
Skylanders Giants for PS3 please!
my 11 and 8 year old would love this for the WII!
For the Wii please.
We would love this for the xbox
My 7 year old LOVED the first Skylanders game–his Halloween costume was Trigger Happy. He REALLY wants Skylanders Giants!!
My 8 year old is new to Skylanders. Playstation 3.
I would love to win this for my kiddos
I would like it for the WII.
My children would love to win this! They are big fans of the first set!
either, this would be for a gift for another family and would be a “pay it forward gift” that would be sent out via our local food bank…
Wii for us please!! =)
I would choose the Wii
My Autisic Grandson loves Skylanders would love to win this for him for Christmas.
My son would love to add this to his collection.
Hope i wun
XBox 360 would be my preferred… but PS3 and Nintendo Cube are also acceptable. 🙂
Wii or xbox 360
My son would love this for his xbox 360
My 2 boys so want this, but one wants it for the 3ds and the other wants it for the xbox 360…go figure they never agree on anything…lol
We would love this for our WII
Great post. My son has talked about Skylanders and I was clueless!
We’re a PS3 family.
Would love to win this for the wii for my nephews.
I would love this for the Wii.
We have an Xbox, and a wii but my youngest son put pirate gold in the wii, so lets go with Xbox! Thanks
I would like it for xBox
I would like it for the 3DS.
If I won, I would like the Nintendo Wii Skylanders Giants Starter Kit
I’d love this for my son!! XBox360 🙂
Xbox 360. My friends son has this and my son loves playing it over there!
my step-son loves skylanders! 🙂 He has it for the wii 🙂
Thank you for such a great contest!
WII – my boys would love this
My son would love this for Christmas xbox 360 would be great! Thanks
i would like this for the Wii please..thank you!
xbox all the way!!!
I would like to have it for the Wii.
I’d like it for the Nintendo DS or the PS3
My daughter and husband play the original game together, love that they finally found an activity they can both enjoy since she is usually into princess girly things =)
It deleted the part about which system, weird. But for us they play it on the PS3 and 3DS, however now they are looking into the XBox version.
My son would be thrilled if I won this for the Xbox 360!!!
I would like the game for the Wii 🙂 My son is obsessed and was Spyro for Halloween 🙂 At least I think that’s the name… it was one of the characters, lol
I really want to get this game for the PS3.
for the Wii
Thanks for the chance.
xbox 360 🙂
thanx for a chance to win!!!
Wii or PS3. TY!
MY SON WANTS THIS SO BAD FOR THE WII THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO MAKE HIS X-MAS A BETTER ONE.
We would need for xbox360
I would like this for the WII game console.
I would love it for the Wii! Thanks so much! My 8 year old would be ecstatic!
Thanks for the chance.
Xbox 360, we have one in the living room that we play as a family 🙂
My son would love this for the xbox
I would love it for the Wii
XBox 360, my son has friends with this and is very interested.
we have a Wii – thanks
I would like to have one for the Wii
WoW! This would be great. My kids & husband love Skylander’s. We had Skylander’s Giant’s on reserve, but had to take it off because my husband lost his job for the second time in two years. This would be a GREAT Christmas present. Thanks 🙂
My Bonus Son would LOVE this! Thank you for this awesome prize!
We have the Wii! MY daughter loves this kind of stuff! Thank you!
could use it for wii or xbox 360
I would love this for G but we have the Wii?..thanks
Oh this is awesome! I never realized it works with the Wii, because our stores only ever had them with the Xbox stuff. We would love this for the Wii, I think even the hubby would have fun with this one.
Xbox would be perfect!
I would love this for the Wii or 3DS
The Wii or xbox 360
For the Xbox 360
I would like this game for our Wii. Thank you for the chance.
Would love to win this!
Omg my nephew would love this!
I would like the Skylanders Giants for either the PS3 or the Wii system, as we have both and the kids use both about the same. Thanks!!
I would love to win this. I’ve been too broke to buy even the first Skylanders and all of my friends have it and love it. I’ve been a fan of Spyro since his first game on the PS1.
Wii please! It would make a great Christmas gift for my nephew
Xbox – great review.
I’d love this for my nephew, playstation. Thank you
For Xbox! 🙂 My son LOVES his regular skylanders and is dying to get the Giants!
I would want this for PS3. thanks
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Wow I hope this goes through this time wii for us
Can you imagine how crazy Garret would go if I won ths?
Well we all would be thrilled to win, thanks
I’d want it for the XBO 360
I would like it for the xbox 360.
Would love this we love spyros adventure!
Would love PS3 or the Wii!
Wii ! Thanks for the opportunity! would make a perfect Christmas gift! my Boys are already asking for this! we have the original Game, looking to Upgrade! 🙂
The X-Box 360! we have started buying giants and putting them away until we get the new game!
xBox 360 🙂
I’d need the XBox 360 version.
PS3 for me!
The wii please
I would love to win for the XBOX 360 or the WII
Nintendo Wii 🙂
Either the WII or the PS3. Little brother (8) has WII and my son has (PS3). So either would be great.
PS3 would be fun.
the X-Box 360
Wow, this looks awesome! I would love to win it for the Wii! Thanks for the great giveaway!
PS3 or xbox
Thanks for the review as I didn’t know anything more than this was the “hot” item. My grandchildren – boy & girl – both think the Skylanders are awesome so it would be great to be able to give them this for the Wii. Thanks for the opportunity to win !
My daughter uses the Wii
I would love to win this for the Xbox 360 system.
For my xbox 360 😀
My son LOVES Skylanders!
Conner & Ethan would DIE if they got this! Hope I win!
i would love it for xbox!!
xbox 🙂 Thank u
I would need it for the Wii 🙂
XBox or Wii
XBOX360 or Wii will be okay!
For the Wii. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
my son LOVES Skylanders….and honestly we never win anything!!
I would like it for Wii
for the xbox
Thanks for the giveaway. For the Wii.
Kiddos Luv Luv Luv skylanders!
Would love this so much for xbox360
I would love to win this for Xbox.. my son loves them!
Wii or ps3 version for special needs gal here would be awesome. How kids can soar thru these games is beyond me!
My son is asking for this for the Wii. I can’t wait to see him when he gets it for Christmas.
Wii or XBox 360 would be amazing…
I’d love to wint his for the Wii
Would like this game for the wii
XBOX 360 please.
X box 360 here!
We need it for the Wii
Xbox 360 please 🙂
I would like it for the Wii game system.
This is at the top of my son’s wish list!
I meant to say PS3!! Thanks!!
Would LOVE to win this for my son!! he’s a huge fan and plays this game at his cousin’s house! We would want it for the Wii!
Sweet! Would love to win this!! I would choose the Wii
Xbox 360! My son would be thrilled! Thanks for this giveaway!
Would love to win this for my kids for the XBox
I’d like it for the Wii please! TY!
My son wants these for his wii sooooooooo bad he would be on top of the world if I won these for him 🙂
My son would just LOVE these! He is 4 years old and absolutely adores Skylanders! I really like the cake you made too. I found cookie cutters to do the elements in fondant! I’m excited to make his cake now!!!!