Are you Addicted? How I became a Skylanders Superfan!
I definitely think I am a Skylanders Superfan! As I like to say, “If it’s about Skylanders it’s about me!” I only started my collection this past Christmas.
I had seen the game in store when it was first released at Gamestop. I even was reading reviews about it in Game Informer and IGN, but I still wasn’t sold on getting the game. I thought that it was a game for kids and was going to be too childish or easy for me (Boy was I wrong). What sold me on the game was the figures and my 3 yr old daughter (she was 2 at the time). The first figure I saw in person was Spyro from the original Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure starter pack. I have always loved dragons especially Spyro so I thought it was cool to see him in a new game and with a figure. I loved the color and craftsmanship of the toy. I have a been into collecting action figures since I was a kid and always loved the artistry and talent needed to give the toys life.
Now here is where my daughter came into the picture. We were at Best Buy shopping I was looking at the new games that were coming out and had decided to grab Mortal Kombat the Collector’s Edition with the Sub-Zero & Scorpion books ends and Disney Universe. While I was debating on if I even wanted Disney Uni, I her my daughter squeal like a very excited little piggy, the sound she makes when she really is happy about something, cute and weird all at the same time. So of course I’m curious to know what has made her so happy. So I look up to see her play the Skylanders game with the biggest smile on her face she says to her mother, “Mommy, look I’m playing the game! I like this game!” At that point I knew I had to have it not just for me, but for her as well I wanted to see that same joy and happiness I saw again and again. Well to make a long story short, since then I have collected at least a hundred figures. I have all of the Giants Figures to date including Ninjini which I traveled from Ohio to NYC the day before the the event with my wife and kids.
We drove over night to be there standing in line in the cold waiting to get her and get her we did. I have all of the SSA figures except Lighting Rod, but I am actually waiting on him to come in the mail.
I have a lot of variants too the Flocked Stump Smash, all the mini Side-kicks from SSA, Gold Chop Chop, Crystal Cynder, Blue Bash, Green Gill Grunt, GITD Cynder, Sonic Boom, and Fright Rider, Red Drill Sergeant, Granite Crusher, Dark Spyro, Molten Hot Dog, Royal Double Trouble, Gnarly Tree Rex, and all of the Legendary figures. I got it so bad that I got all of the Mega Bloks construction sets to date, the stretchy Skylanders figures including the Legendary ones, just about every poster, hat and T-shirt you can find, Fleece Blankets, 2 out of the 3 Topps Trading card binders the UK and US versions, The Collector’s Tin, about half of the Topps Skylanders Giants Dog Tags, the blue Wii, a skin for my XBox, Skylanders joysticks for all of my systems, the Mega Puzzles (Still working on getting all of these), all the Toss ‘Em figures, 2 Castle Cases, and the books. Only thing i need is the Fleece sacks, the stylists, the key chains and the 4 Plush toys with the portals. If they made PJ’s in my size i probably would have then too lol! I am a big kid at heart and I like to have fun.This by all means is fun, heck it a blast!
Since playing and trying to find characters I joined a few groups and decided to start my own as well as a website dedicated to the wonderful world of Skylands. Some of you may be saying, “Wow! He is really a NERD!” In my opinion I’m not a nerd I just enjoy a broad spectrum of things. Some of them just happen to be what some consider geeky or weird. I know it’s really funny coming from a rapper/singer/producer that does some of the other things I do in my spare time, but you only live once as the saying goes so I’m enjoying my vybe (Please don’t kill it).
Am I a superfan? To say the least. Am I addicted? I think that’s an understatement. Now the real question is do I plan on stopping anytime soon? My answer to that is you heard the story of Peter Pan right?
To see more pictures from my collection, the collection of other addicts like myself, and more go to http://www.facebook.com/skylander.addicts.collectibles
Also check out my website for contests and news at http://www.skylanderaddicts.com
Posted on February 25, 2013, in My Collection and tagged Activision, addict, addicted, Blizzard, collectibles, collections, collector's, entertainment, figures, fun, gamers, games, gaming, kids, lennonjohn, lennonjohnjde, Skyland, Skylander Addicts & Collectibles, skylanderaddicts.com, skylanders, skylanders 3, skylanders giants, skylanders spyros adventure, skylanders3, superfan, toys, toys for bob, Vicarious Visions, video games. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.