Summary: I am so glad I did NOT buy the Value Starter Bundle pack. After going to a popular toy brick and mortar store, I found out that NONE of the additional Skylanders included in the Bundle pack are Swap-able. Just so you know how to tell, only the Large Skylander figurines are swap-able, and they will have an arrow in the background showing that it can be swapped with another character. I just thought I would inform those how to look for the swap-able characters.
Summary: best price I could find after searching every where. But the little black ninja figure "Ninja stealth elf" is not a swapper. It cannot change its bottom with another character. I am unsure if all starter packs come with him, but I don't appreciate that a swap force starter pack figure isn't swappable.
Summary: Son loves the game, but beat it in less than 24 hrs and has no desire to get more skylanders to open extra worlds. Thought he'd play it longer than this. I got it for $50 plus another $50 on extra skylanders. Cost a lot for just 1 day of play. I do love that his old skylanders work on it too. Kids enjoyed the added variety.
Summary: My 10 y/o son is a hardcore Skylanders enthusiast. Got it for Christmas and he hardly touched it. He found it confusing and the game itself was a big departure from previous versions (which he prefers to play more).
Summary: This would have been perfect had it come with the correct Lightcore figure in the box. Our bundle arrived with the Star Strike Lightcore character when the box clearly shows the Grim Creeper Lightcore in the bundle. I'm pretty sure it was just a packaging error. My son received it for his birthday (and he LOVED it) and it's the perfect amount of characters to start the game if you don't have any characters to begin with.