12 January 2013

Skylanders Giants

Sunnyboy has been fascinated by Skylanders for several months since he bought a Skylanders character (Dino-Rang) for 50p at a car boot sale and has spent many hours watching Skylanders games on YouTube and creating Skylanders characters out of Lego.


During December Sunnyboy entered a Tots100 competition to design a new Skylanders character and was chosen to join Team Skylanders. He was delighted to receive a Skylanders Giants Starter Pack to review and Dino-Rang finally came to life!

Playing Skylanders Giants for the first time

Dino-Rang on the Portal of Power

The Skylanders Giants Starter Pack includes a Skylanders Giants video game, Portal of Power, 3 Skylanders figures (Tree Rex, Jet-Vac and Cynder), character poster, 3 trading cards and 3 sticker sheets.

This is Sunnyboy's review:

What did you think of the game when it first arrived?
I was very happy.

How easy is it to play?
Quite easy.

Do you like the new giant characters?
Yes. Tree Rex has good powers and does do some good stuff like smashing things, lifting things, running and shooting.

What's your favourite character?

What do you like best about the game?
That you get to have different characters and you can stop a giant robot called Kaos.

Is there anything you would like to improve?
I'd like the Skylanders characters to have pets they can collect.

What other Skylanders accessories or figures are you hoping to try out in future?
I'd like to try Thumpback, Hot Dog, Ninjini, Wrecking Ball, Trigger Happy, Eye-Brawl and Shroomboom.

Trigger Happy made with Lego

Eye-Brawl made with Lego

Tots100 Index

Note: We received a Skylanders Giants Starter Pack (PS3) to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are our own.



  1. Have just read the review and have learned a lot about Skylanders from it, love the Lego characters too.

  2. Cool toys!
    He is growing so fast!


  3. Love the review, we hadn't seen Skylanders before, but I'm sure Tarka will be very interested in them!
    Gina x

    1. There's a website we found where you can play an online version for free if Tarka is interested. It's quite basic compared to the video game but still fun!
      Lovely to see you back Gina. Are you still at the same blog? :) xx