Quantcast
Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay - Destructoid




Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure  



Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay


9:00 AM on 02.20.2012
Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay photo



I still remember the craze that surrounded the Furbie, the Beanie Baby, and the Teletubby doll. Marketing overlords have a terrifying sorcery in their employ that allows them to turn ordinary humans into ravening beasts, lustful for scraps of molded plastic and stitched cloth full of wool. Skylanders, it seems, is the latest diminutive idol to weave its stick voodoo. 

A lovely man from Activision who probably shouldn't be seen talking to me sent along a helpful link to an eBay page recently, one full of Skylanders for sale at exorbitant prices. Despite having been launched only late last year, the series of figures is already full of rarities and special edition figures. It's highly manufactured hype, but it seems to be working. 

The rare "purple metallic" Cynder toy seems to rake in sums in the area of $200. It was exclusive to the New York Toy Fair, although judging from the eBay list, everybody in America has one. One fellow in the UK flogged a collection of six gold and silver figures for $1,260.46. Meanwhile, another seller shifted five three-packs of metallic blue variants for $650 apiece, for a grand total of $3250!

What's weird about the Skylanders craze is that Christmas is long gone by now. These toy fads usually happen in the run up to the holidays, as parents desperately scrabble to buy their kids' respect with material goods. Apparently, Skylanders is evergreen, and it's making mad cheddar for enterprising collectors.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure



9:30 PM on 06.25.2013
First Skylanders hits Japan in July, gets Wii U port

We are so used to waiting insufferably long periods of time for Japanese games to be localized and brought out West that we often imagine Japan as this floating island of privilege and good fortune. How easily do we forget th...more



10:00 AM on 12.30.2011
Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys

Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ...more



7:00 PM on 11.21.2011
Modded Skylanders toys are even MORE awesome

I haven't gotten around to playing Skylanders yet, but I dig the concept. You collect little figurines then zap them into the game? Brilliant! And when you aren't playing the game, you can play around with the figures by them...more



7:30 PM on 11.10.2011
Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball available for Skylanders

Activision has announced that three new characters -- Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball -- are now in stores, able to be purchased and used in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. New images of the toys have been released alongside...more



11:00 AM on 10.17.2011
Review: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Growing up in the nineties, I gained a certain affinity for contrived plastic gimmicks designed to be collected by compulsive children. The likes of Mini Boglins, Monster in My Pocket, and GoGo's Crazy Bones made up a huge pa...more



3:30 PM on 10.11.2011
Robots, sharks & ghosts in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Activision has released five new videos for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, detailing a selection of characters that your kids (or the kids you're pretending to buy them for) can purchase as toys and scan into a console as vi...more



10:00 AM on 09.28.2011
Skylanders cross-platform across console, PC, mobile

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is hoping to be one of the hot toy products this holiday season, featuring small action figures that can be slotted into a "portal" and brought to life in an accompanying videogame. It's a delici...more




3DS

8:30 AM on 09.02.2014
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets a UK demo this week

Square Enix has just sent over word that Europe is getting a demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. It'll drop on September 4th, and will feature two songs -- "Edgar and Sabin's Theme," and "Those Who Fight." ...more



4:00 PM on 09.01.2014
Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to

Mighty No. 9 is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2015. After a massive Kickstarter, creator Inafune and developers Comcept and Inti Creates have kicked off a long line of products to hype it up, including Mi...more



5:00 PM on 08.30.2014
Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along ...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more