New Skylanders: glowing, glowing, gone

Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the special edition Skylanders until Skylanders: Giants arrives, Activision has slipped a few new ones out. Joining the rare gold and silver Skylanders toys are the similarly elusive glow in the dark and crystal clear figures.

Wrecking Ball, Warnado and Zap seem to be the figures given the glowing treatment. A set of all three sold for AU$500.00 (£312.01) while individually they’ve been selling for everything between £59 and £159.

The crystal figures have been fetching even greater amounts. Again, just a handful are available. Stealth Elf seems to the most common, followed by Cynder. The word ‘common’ there really is pushing it. A crystal Stealth Elf reached US$392.00 (£247.99) after 14 bids while a crystal Cynder went for US$250.00 (£158.16). This crystal Wham Shell didn’t manage to find a new home though.

Also of note are the limited edition Stump Smash figures, available only to winners of a recent Frito Lay’s competition. 7,334 of these were up for grabs so they shouldn’t be that hard to track down. What makes this figure unique is that it has been flocked to give a velvet-feel, presumably to imitate moss. Prices have been averaging US$100 (around £65).

This last figure reminds us of a He-Man character – the infamous Moss Man.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • I payed 299 for Wham Shell I don’t care if I over payed these things are a Hit and are now becoming Harder to find!! The Silver eruptor is the hardest to find!
    Me Wife and Kids love the Game and the Figures I have over 2k spent and loving it the Chase. I have all The sky landers Now =-) Every single one!!! And will buy them as the release.
    Great Job Actaivison!!!!

  • there is a few glow in the dark characters like the base of undead anyway the light-up near portal characters lok cooler

  • I have MOST of the Skylanders – just have one glow in the dark and the 3 crystal clears to get.

    Of course, there will soon be the Skylanders Sidekicks – another Frito Lay promotion, so I’ll be hunting for those too!

    I think Activision have got their marketing dead right on this – I wish I had thought of it :-)

  • well i heard skylander giants are coming out on wii, 3ds, xbox360, ps3 and much more but the most common one (giant) is called tree rex and i think he is transformed from stump smash or just like himself (no transformation)

    many thanks nathan batchelor

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