Good morning, portalflippers!
This week’s update post is a twofer as I continue to catch up on my holiday backlog. Today’s Lost Islands update is already live so here’s what players can look forward to this week as well as what you can look back on from last week’s update.
- Bird House: Apparently Vicarious Visions’ mobile team has heard about the bird and now all your bird Skylanders have a place to roost. For 200 Gems you can cage those avians for 4 hours and be rewarded with a payout of Gold, Energy, Kingdom XP, or Gems. This house pays out the same as the Cadette and Scout houses.
- December’s Alter Ego: Hailing from the Great White North, or Canada as us yanks call it, Snowler Brawl is here for the holiday season. Available from the Wishin’ Well or for 1500 Gems you can recruit her today for your roller derby team before she heads home.
- Jade Fire Kraken: An odd addition to the Lost Islands since he has yet to be released as a figure, Jade Fire Kraken bounces into your Kingdom. Buy him for 300 Gems or win him from the Spin to Win Wheel today and complete the quest that has been sitting in our queue for weeks.
- Companion Tessa: Newest chieftess of the Cloudbreak Islands, Tessa takes time out of her new found duties to help give your Kingdom a population boost. For 3000 Gems she will become your companion and endorse your Kingdom adding a 25% Mabu population boost.
- Timed Quests: This week you can use your Giant Skylanders to earn a free Hall of Legend and run a few errands for Advisor Orville to earn a free Radiant Field.
- Super Tuesday: This week’s Tuesday boost doubles all XP earned by your Skylanders and a 50% discount on Wheellock.
- Jolly Bumble Blast: This is a bit of a bonus for me as I was able to purchase Jolly Bumble Blast early but if you can find him he is currently able to be added to the game via the bluetooth portal. My guess is we’ll see him next Monday after he officially goes on sale.
And that’s all the Lost Islands is offering us this week! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving break. If you’re looking for some extra holiday cheer this month you can check out our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway and you may find yourself with an extra gift under your tree this year.
Recently I was extremely lucky on a shopping trip and was able to get my hands on Jolly Bumble Blast early. But as always my gain is your gain as well! How would you like to see either of these gifts under your tree this year?
That’s right we’re running another giveaway and we’ll be picking two lucky winners! The grand prize winner will receive the hard to find Darklight Crypt (with gift bag!) and the runner up will receive Jolly Bumble Blast. The entry period will run for a full 12 days and will once again be run through Rafflecopter. Here’s all the different methods of entry:
- Follow @portalflip on Twitter (Mandatory)
- Like portalflip on Facebook
- Tweet about the giveaway (Once a day)
- Leave a comment below to let us know what you want Jolly Bumble Blast to bring you this year
Remember that all entries must go through the Rafflecopter widget in order to count. If you have any questions about the contest or have difficulty entering you can always message me here or on Twitter. Good luck to everyone who enters and happy holidays!
Hey there, portalflippers!
After a brief holiday break I’m back and with some great news! After getting sucked into holiday shopping for the entire weekend by my wife I ran into some luck and found some really cool items. Most importantly I found Jolly Bumble Blast at Toys R Us!
It’s actually not supposed to be sold until 12/8 but because of the mistake a manager came and allowed us to buy it. Keep an eye out for Jolly Bumble Blast next week when he’ll be sold everywhere. In addition to Toys R Us, Gamestop will also be selling this holiday variant starting on 12/7.
Good morning, portalflippers!
We have finally reached the Black Friday sales and there’s a lot for portalmasters to choose from! From heavy discounts on SWAP Force starter packs to B1G1/B2G1 deals on figures we’ve compiled them all here. Do bear in mind that retailers may offer new deals at any time as they try to one up each other. If you hear of a new deal or find one that we’ve missed please comment below and share with everyone else!
If you go shopping this coming weekend I wish you the best of luck and may you get all the deals you want!
- Thursday – Friday: All SWAP Force starter packs for $49.99
- Thursday – Friday: B2G1 free all SWAP Force single pack
- Friday – Sunday: SWAP Force Dark Edition (Wii only) for $79.99
- 11/24 – 11/27: All SWAP Force starter packs for $49.99
- Thursday – Saturday: B2G1 free all Skylanders figures and accessories
- Thursday – Saturday: Mega Bloks Skylanders Zeppelin Air Ship Assault for $16
Toys R Us
- 11/24 – 11/27: B1G1 40% off all SWAP Force figures and accessories
- 11/24 – 11/27: Skylanders Giants Battle Arena $19.99
- 11/24 – 11/27: Skylanders Giants Over the Door Storage for $18.99
- Tuesday: Buy any SWAP Force starter pack for $74.99 and get a Skylanders Giants starter pack for free
- Wednesday: All Spyro’s Adventure triple packs or adventure packs are $9.99
- Thursday 5pm – 9pm: All SWAP Force starter packs are $37.49
- Thursday 5pm – 9pm: B1G1 70% off all SWAP Force single packs
- Thursday 5pm – Saturday: B1G1 free all Spyro’s Adventure & Giants figures (Includes triple, adventure, and battle packs!)
- Thursday 5pm – Saturday: 8GB WiiU bundle with metallic Wash Buckler for $259.99
- Thursday 5pm – Saturday: Skylanders Giants Battle Arena, Over the Door storage, or display case for $19,99
- Thursday 5pm – Saturday: SWAP Force tackle box ($14.99) or XBOX 360 controller ($20.99)
- Friday 5am – Saturday: All SWAP Force starter packs for $49.99 (in case you missed it)
- Friday 5am – Saturday: Free Spyro’s Adventure or Giants 3DS starter pack with the purchase of a 3DS XL
- Thursday 6pm – 7pm: All Swap Force starter packs for $38.96
Come and knock on their door!
Green Rip Tide and Green Chop Chop may have already moved into their new home on eBay but now they have a new roommate to make way for: Green Scorp! All three are molded from a translucent green plastic and are currently the only known chase variants from the SWAP Force generation of figures. Sightings of each figure can be counted on one hand but currently they’re mainly being found in Europe with no known sightings here in the USA. Keep an eye out for these while you’re in stores this holiday shopping season and if you’re lucky enough you’ll be in Green’s Company too.
Good morning, portalflippers!
Beenox, developers of the Wii version of SWAP Force, have shared with the world what this years employee exclusive variant figure will be on their Facebook page. Curious as to what you’ll be pulling your hair out over?
Sharing a color scheme with the equally elusive Golden Snitch, Gold Fire Kraken will be the crowning jewel in any collector’s collection this holiday season as well as a great way to celebrate the 115th Golden Dragon Parade in Los Angeles. Thanks to Reimu from DarkSpyro for tipping us off to this gilded Skylander figure.
Good afternoon, portalflippers!
I know that it’s now Tuesday but Vicarious Visions’ mobile team has been a bit busy releasing the Android version of Lost Islands. The Lost Islands birthday bash continues and I hope you stocked up on Shrines last week as this week’s update is giving you ample opportunity to exceed the limit of 3 Shrines per element. Check out what we can look for ward to for this week:
- Gorm & Tuk: The hipbros, Gorm & Tuk, are here to pump up your SWAP Force characters like a SNL sketch from the 90s. For 400 Gems these bodybuilders will double the amount of Gold and Hero XP that your SWAP Force characters earn. Since Mount Cloudbreak is one of the best missions around this will be a huge boost.
- Super Tuesday: Already in full swing, Super Tuesday will double the Gold that you earn today and offers a 75% discount on adventure balloons. (Thanks again, Thaysula)
- You Get A Shrine!: Nitro Magna Charge has a timed quest that awards a Tech Shrine.
- And You Get A Shrine!: Do you have Birthday Bash’s House? Finish this timed quest for an Earth Shrine.
- YOU’RE ALL GETTING SHRINES!: For those of you with Avril or plan on getting her, finish her timed quest to get a Water Shrine.
And that’s all for the Lost Islands this week. Again I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all the new Android players and promise that our Lost Islands FAQ will soon be updated to reflect your OS of choice!