Over the past four years, the toys to life genre of games has exploded from non-existant to some of the best selling games around. Kids (and kids at heart) everywhere love collecting the toys and having the colourful cast of characters come to life on the screen in front of their very eyes.
However, as is to be expected with a series that requires you to buy so many different pieces, the total cost of these games can get rather pricey. Well, since three majors TTL franchises are releasing games next month (Disney Infinity 3.0, Lego Dimensions and Skylanders Superchargers) we thought it would be a good idea to break down exactly how much everything costs so that you can be smart little shoppers and get the bang for your buck.
Note: We have prices listed for EB Games and JB HiFi, as they are two of Australia’s biggest gaming retailers. We will add more prices as other stockists reveal pricing information.
Activision really brought the TTL genre into the forefront of gaming with the fun and accessible Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Since then the colourful cast of characters has exploded, encompassing of giants, interchangeable pieces and villains all across four games. Superchargers amps up the action with the addition of vehicles and new Nintendo characters, but what does all these new additions mean for the bottom line? Check out the breakdown below to find out:
|Item||Type||Price (EB Games)||Price (JB HiFi)|
|Starter Set (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)||Starter Pack||$99.95||$89.00|
|Starter Set (Wii U)||Starter Pack + (Donkey Kong)||$99.95||$89.00|
|Starter Set (Wii)||Starter Pack (Bowser)||$99.95||$89.00|
|Starter Set (3DS)||Starter Pack (Bowser)||$89.95||$79.00|
|Sea Racing||Action Pack||$39.95||N/A|
So far this is everything that has been announced but the total cost of everything we currently know about is:
EB Games: $291.50 (1x Starter Set) |$491.40 (3x Starter Sets)
JB HiFi: $89.00* (1x Starter Set) | $346.40* (3x Starter Sets)
* JB HiFi doesn’t yet have pricing available for the Action Packs, figures or vehicles so this data only represents the cost of the Starter Packs themselves.
While at first glance, Skylanders: Superchargers is easily the cheapest of the three TTL games coming out this September, remember that this information isn’t 100% accurate. Not only do we not know what is coming out (or when it is coming out) after the first wave, but the Nintendo figures are each available in specific Starter Packs, meaning to collect them all (at retail) you would have to purchase three individual starter packs, which is a bit of a ludicrous ask.
Want to know how Skylanders: Superchargers compares to the other Toys to Life games releasing this September? Then you had best check out their breakdowns: