Summary: Beware the packaging you see the product in now is not what you get when you order this product. I ordered this for my sons Birthday Party what I got was a large brown box with "loose" figures and a game that was not shrink wrapped which makes me believe the game was used. This box was missing the poster and promotional material that is described on the colorful packaging Skylanders pack. I returned this ASAP and was able to pick it up from Wal Mart.
Summary: This came in a plain brown box with no cover. It was not sealed. The Wii game was also not sealed. The Tree Rex figure is not the same as the one that is shown. It looked like it was stolen or pirated. I am returning, and I would not buy this unless you want something that looks like a knock-off.
COMES OPENED IN A PLAIN BOX, LOOKS LIKE A PIRATED VERSION
8 March 2013
Summary: I completely agree with the reviewer below! The game comes opened if purchased directly from a certain vendor and fulfilled by A. It is in a plain brown box with an open disc case. Amazon does not warn about this when purchasing and it makes it seem like a pirated version. I bought this as a gift and it looks TERRIBLE! I think this is a fake version! The game is unwrapped and not in the package as shown in the picture.
Summary: This kit comes with the wired USB portal. You would think that there would be less issues with the wired vs wireless option. Unfortunately the portal stopped working the second day we had it. It would light up (getting power over the USB connection) but failed to recognize any characters. Having to work through Activision's support portal (no pun intended) is a major PITA.
Summary: yes, I think previous skylander was good game, but this one is, I would say, "rip-off" game. Skylander giants has only 16 chapters, and it is soooooo easy to finish final chapter 16. You would not feel that you have completed this game when you finish chapter 16. So you will start to search "how to go further". Then you will find out that you need to buy "adventure pack" (about USD40) to go further, chapter 17, 18, 19, 20 and so on...
Summary: There is no doubt that this game is as slick and well made as the original Skylanders game. We have had no compatibility problems with either our original portal or our old characters. There are even a few new concepts in it which add an extra dimension. The "Giants" concept is also very cool with the larger characters being very impresive. But there-in lies the problem... Tree-rex (included in set) is so tough he's virtually indestructible.