With the figures selling out quickly and Activision drip-feeding details of Skylanders: Giants in order to get fans in a frenzy, Skylanders fever is very much in full swing.
Weâ€™ve noted before in a previous eBay round-up how a few of the rarer figures have sold for large amounts, but a quick look at eBayâ€™s completed listings is all it takes to reveal that figures routinely sell for large sums.
A special Skylanders round-up beckons.
Starting off this feature with a bang is this set of six new and sealed gold and silver Skylanders which fetched $1,050 (Â£651) on a Buy It Now auction. Three silver figures, also new, managed to sell for Â£310 with 8 bids.
The most a silver figure has sold for on its own, at least at the time of typing, is this silver Eruptor which ended at $294.96 (Â£183) after 24 bids. This silver Dino-Rang comes close with Â£165 (23 bids).
There are a few exclusive figures that fans are eager to add to their collection too. A 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair exclusive Hex figure sold for Â£410 on a UK auction, attracting 25 bids. Thereâ€™s also a metallic Cynder which was only sold at a New York toy fair. One of these ended for Â£185 (34 bids).
As well as the gold and silver editions, a few â€˜legendaryâ€™ figures exist. These have a slightly slicker paint job than the usual. All figures appear in the game as normal though, no matter what edition they are. Toys R Us are the only place you can get Legendary Trigger Happy. An odd choice as this character is packaged with the starter set. He can still draw in the bids, though.
The latest set of figures sell for dozens of times over their original value too. These include Camo (one of which sold for Â£47.16), Warnado (Â£43.43) and Wham Shell which ended at Â£60.
Skylanders: Giants, as the name suggests, is going to include super-sized figures thatâ€™ll no doubt sell for a higher price than the standard figures. Hear that? Thatâ€™s the sounds of Activision dive bombing into a swimming pool filled with money.
skyladers are so cool. there are so many levles
when are the skylanders giants coming out
im surprised how much money they went for
This autumn, by the looks of things.
Play.com has one to pre-order already: http://www.play.com/Games/Wii/4-/28884798/Skylanders-Giants-Character-Pack/Product.html?searchstring=skylanders+giants&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts&urlrefer=search
Forget the so called ‘collectors’ of rare figures, just buy the game and enjoy it for what it is…
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