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Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U

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Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U -  Activision - Toys"R"Us
Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U -  Activision - Toys"R"Us
Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U -  Activision - Toys"R"Us
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Product Description

Bring the Skylanders to Life!
Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power and help save Skylands.

Starter Pack includes: 1-Video Game, 1-Portal of Power, 3-Skylanders Figures, 1-Character Collector Poster, 3-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes and 3-Trading Cards

All Skylanders Spryos Adventure and Skylanders Giants Toys work in the Skylanders SWAP Force Game.

Additional Info

177247

0DE50A72

047875847163

84716

1.7 pounds

14.7 x 8.9 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Activision 1001350Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U
 
4.6

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (89)
  • Kid appropriate (75)
  • Easy to learn (64)
  • Graphics (64)
  • Multiplayer (50)

Cons

  • Too short (6)
  • No online play (3)

Best Uses

  • All ages (71)
  • Young children (30)
  • Multiple players (28)
  • Older kids (23)
  • Teenagers (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual gamer (39), Frequent player (29), Gaming novice (18), Hardcore gamer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (74), No (26)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good value for 1/2 price.

I bought this when it was half price. I also bought quite a few characters to use with it while they were on sale for BOGO 1/2 off. I have enjoyed playing the...Read complete review

I bought this when it was half price. I also bought quite a few characters to use with it while they were on sale for BOGO 1/2 off. I have enjoyed playing the game and looking for more characters. It's a bit of a money pit, but all the characters from the previous Skylanders can be used on the Swap Force portal. My suggestion to parents wondering which characters to buy - the player will get the most use out of other Swappable characters and there are 14 of those (16 altogether). The game can be played with just the three characters included (two Swappables and one not, but eventually, the player will need characters with each of the eight elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Magic, Tech, Life and Undead) and each of the eight abilities (Bounce, Jump, Spin, Dig, Climb, Speed, Rocket and Sneak). They will also need at least one of the Skylanders Giants characters. Having these other characters opens up lots of mini-games and allows completion of the game. The extra characters add a lot of fun to the gameplay. Basically, you will need at least six more Swap-force Skylanders and one Giant. The non-swappables are fun, too, but the accessory packs are a better value (Tower of Time and others). You will probably also want a way to protect the cards and stickers that come with the characters. The cards will fit perfectly into a baseball card album and pages. They are collectible and the stickers can be used to play mini-games on the iPad or iPhone. One of my favorite parts of this game is that the difficulty of play can be set to four different levels according to a player's age or skill. Even the easy level can be challenging. One of my least fave aspects is that you cannot save and exit when you want. The game has an autosave at certain points and you have to reach one of those or else lose some of your progress. Not a good thing when Mom says video game time is over for the day. If you get into collecting all the characters, you will find that there are quite a few variations of the same ones - there are some that were made exclusively for TRU, some for GameStop,etc. Between the Skylanders Swap Force website and Wikipedia, there is a lot of information out there about the characters that can help a new collector make sense of the plethora of characters, cards, accessories, etc.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

cool figurines

I enjoy being able to participate in a video game with my son. I like how you can change characters by putting figurines on. The figurines double as action toys so we had fun...Read complete review

I enjoy being able to participate in a video game with my son. I like how you can change characters by putting figurines on. The figurines double as action toys so we had fun just playing with those acting the characters out. The animated characters were a little disappointing because they remind me of the same ones Disney has used for 20 years. The personalities (good/bad) look like the predictable Disney with no originality.

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5.0

this starter pack is great fun

By Nadia

from modesto

About Me Gaming Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Easy to learn
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Audio
  • Graphics
  • Kid Appropriate
  • Multiplayer

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Ages

    Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

    its a fun game
    it was great price
    My 8 year old son loved it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    It was a Hit!

    By AntoniosMom

    from Seatac,WA

    About Me Casual Gamer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Easy to learn
    • Fun To Play
    • Graphics
    • Kid Appropriate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages

      Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

      This was the best game kit I've got my son so far, he loves it. And its great that its never ending for him like some games.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good value for 1/2 price.

      By Laura

      from Irmo, SC

      About Me Casual Gamer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Audio
      • Graphics
      • Kid Appropriate
      • Multiplayer

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Older Kids
        • Teenagers

        Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

        I bought this when it was half price. I also bought quite a few characters to use with it while they were on sale for BOGO 1/2 off. I have enjoyed playing the game and looking for more characters. It's a bit of a money pit, but all the characters from the previous Skylanders can be used on the Swap Force portal. My suggestion to parents wondering which characters to buy - the player will get the most use out of other Swappable characters and there are 14 of those (16 altogether). The game can be played with just the three characters included (two Swappables and one not, but eventually, the player will need characters with each of the eight elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Magic, Tech, Life and Undead) and each of the eight abilities (Bounce, Jump, Spin, Dig, Climb, Speed, Rocket and Sneak). They will also need at least one of the Skylanders Giants characters. Having these other characters opens up lots of mini-games and allows completion of the game. The extra characters add a lot of fun to the gameplay. Basically, you will need at least six more Swap-force Skylanders and one Giant. The non-swappables are fun, too, but the accessory packs are a better value (Tower of Time and others). You will probably also want a way to protect the cards and stickers that come with the characters. The cards will fit perfectly into a baseball card album and pages. They are collectible and the stickers can be used to play mini-games on the iPad or iPhone. One of my favorite parts of this game is that the difficulty of play can be set to four different levels according to a player's age or skill. Even the easy level can be challenging. One of my least fave aspects is that you cannot save and exit when you want. The game has an autosave at certain points and you have to reach one of those or else lose some of your progress. Not a good thing when Mom says video game time is over for the day. If you get into collecting all the characters, you will find that there are quite a few variations of the same ones - there are some that were made exclusively for TRU, some for GameStop,etc. Between the Skylanders Swap Force website and Wikipedia, there is a lot of information out there about the characters that can help a new collector make sense of the plethora of characters, cards, accessories, etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I'm glad we bought this product

        By Mom

        from Long Island ny

        About Me Gaming Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to learn
        • Fun To Play
        • Graphics
        • Kid Appropriate

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Ages
          • Older Kids
          • Young Children

          Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

          I like this product because it's easy to use and my son does it all by himself

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My son loves this game.

          By Melandyii

          from NY

          About Me Casual Gamer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to learn
          • Fun To Play
          • Graphics
          • Kid Appropriate
          • Multiplayer

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Older Kids

            Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

            Fun game, marketing genius as my son now wants every single Skylander created! For those of you who don't want to spend epic amounts of $ on this game, I suggest finding the game and items used.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great entertainment

            By Dad

            from Texas

            About Me Casual Gamer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to learn
            • Fun To Play
            • Graphics
            • Kid Appropriate
            • Multiplayer

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Ages

              Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

              Really nicely done, more entertaining than SL Giants. Big plus is that the previous Skylander figures can be used. We have plenty of those.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By BeckieNNate

              from Newark, De

              About Me Casual Gamer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to learn
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Audio
              • Graphics
              • Kid Appropriate
              • Multiplayer

              Cons

              • Nothing So Far

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • All Ages
              • Multiple Players
              • Older Kids
              • Teenagers
              • Young Children

              Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

              Well you put the Skylander on the Portal of Power and you play. Does everything it's supposed to do. Swappable characters with swappable traits. Haven't found an issue yet, unless you count the baby swiping them mid game to play with them. That can cause an issue.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              grand mother

              By grandmom

              from durham,nc

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Challenging
              • Fun To Play
              • Kid Appropriate
              • Multiplayer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Ages
                • Older Kids
                • Teenagers
                • Young Children

                Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

                love this game , brought the first version and now they really love the way you can switch up on the characters to turn them into a whole new one!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth every penny 7-9 yr olds will love

                By Fedexfast

                from Central New Jersey.

                About Me Frequent Player

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to learn
                • Fun To Play
                • Kid Appropriate
                • Multiplayer
                • Sweet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

                  In 2012 My son got Skylanders for the Wii. Loved it. This year we upgraded him to WiiU and swap force. Total hit. Well made products that kids will love!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  It is a lot of fun.

                  By Gamer grandma

                  from Seattle,wa

                  About Me Frequent Player

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Challenging
                  • Easy to learn
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Multiplayer

                  Cons

                  • Too Violent

                  Best Uses

                  • All Ages

                  Comments about Activision 1001350 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit for Nintendo Wii U:

                  The game is challenging but sometime it is too challenging.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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