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Top 5 Skylanders

Skylanders fan Marti Bennett chooses her favourites ahead of the release of Giants

Last month I was fortunate enough to complete my collection of Skylanders. Yes, all thirty seven of them. However this isn't a blog about how much it cost me! With the sequel Skylanders Giants out in the UK next week, I've been preparing by levelling up all my characters.

Skylanders learn some strong and interesting moves as they are levelled up and I had to pick the ones I wanted to use in the new game. Out of all the Skylanders available it was hard to narrow down my top 5, but here are my favourites.

Drobot

Element: Tech

Catchphrase: "Blink and Destroy!"

Drobot is said to be one of the smartest Skylanders. He made the robotic suit he wears to impress the other dragons that were teasing him. Other than the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes, Drobot can also shoot spinning gears called bladegears.

When I first discovered Skylanders and saw the pictures of them, Drobot was last on my to-buy list. An ugly looking Skylander just didn't appeal to me. But as time went on and I saw the characte in the game, I really warmed to him. It's part dragon, part robot and it shoots lasers! Actually, that's pretty cool.

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  1. mrmariomaster Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 08:00

    Mine would definitely be drobot. I mean, he can fire nonstop lasers! :P

  2. PhineasFerbStyx Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 08:28

    I would say out of the ones I have my top five would be:
    5.Voodood (Magic)
    4.Stealth Elf (life)
    3.Flameslinger (Fire)
    2. Chop Chop (Undead)
    1. Hex (undead)

    I am very excited for Skylanders Giants but I don't think I'll be allowed it for Christmas or for my birthday on the 4th of December because I'm asking for a Wii U but maybe I'll get lucky...

  3. Slinkington Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 08:45

    Most of the Skylander designs I'm really not fond of at all. However, there are a couple of stand-out ones, and I actually really like them:

    1. Prismbreak - Favourite by far!
    2. Stealth Elf
    3. Drobot
    4. Hex
    5. Tree Rex

    I've not seen all of the new ones yet (Excluding Tree Rex), so I'm hoping there are a couple from Giants that turn out to be really great.

  4. Murphy11 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 09:17

    My top 5

    1. SUNBURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (fire)
    2. Gill Grunt (water)
    3. Prism Break (Earth)
    4 Legendary Chop Chop (Undead)
    5 Camo (Life)

    Cant wait for Thumpback and Fright Rider!

    Got my Glow in the dark Starter Pack!!

    P.S Marti, Im PortalMasterEon on Darkspyro.net

  5. rrriki Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 10:45

    My Top 5 Skylanders Are-
    5. Flameslinger
    4. Stealth Elf
    3. Gill Grunt
    2. Camo
    AND MY FAVOURITE IS....
    1. Warnado
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  6. zwii01 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 11:26

    Although I don't have the game I've always thought Skylanders looked like a great forward thinking game. I saw a box the other day at work full of Giants figures which along with this blog post is tempting me more and more to give Skylanders a go.

  7. alexjones94 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 13:09

    I've got to say, I don't get Skylanders at all, it feels to me like a corporate move to get more and more cash out of young gamers. I desperately hope the NFC stuff is kept to an absolute minimum on WiiU.

  8. TheMasterSword12 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 16:19

    I have never played it because it costs Ł50 and you have to buy more charaters for MORE money

  9. gillgrnt987 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 19:23

    My top five Skylanders would be:

    1: Double Trouble{invincible!!}
    2: Gill Grunt{ my username was based on him}
    3:Eruptor{powerful and prone to burping}
    4:Boomer{show some love for him will ya?}
    5:Drill Sergeant{ got him before I got the game}

    My top five NEW Skylanders would be:

    1: Pop Fizz{loopy!!}
    2: Fright Rider{ rides a ostrich}
    3: Shroom Boom{ was going to go on Kaos pizza}
    4: Hot dog{he has a collar}
    5: Jet Vac{ nice english accent}

    My top five GIANTS are:

    1:Bouncer
    2:Tree rex {hardcore dude}
    3: Crusher{ GIANT HAMMER FTW!!!}
    4: Hot Head { I HAVE A TANTRUM!!}
    5: Thumpback {HES A WHALE!! WHO DOSENT LOVE WHALES!?}

    GO SKYLANDERS GIANTS!!

    p.s my username accidentaly missed out the u in gillgrunt :D

  10. Guybrush20X6 Saturday 13th Oct 2012 at 20:27

    I thought I might try the game out once the price lowered but turns out it's now a cash machine and I don't think I'll find one for a good price anywhere, to say nothing of the figures.

  11. imbusydoctorwho Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 12:51

    My favourite Skylander has to be Stealth Elf,as she is pretty fast,and I like her special attacks.
    I can't remember the other Skylanders I've got,as I haven't played the game since last year,though I do remember I have a Legendary pack of three Skylanders.

    I'll be leaving Giants till after Christmas,as there's far more better games coming out in the coming months.

  12. NintendoFrewin Sunday 28th Oct 2012 at 21:39

    I'm sorry, but Fright Rider DOESN'T ride a ostrich, he rides a skeleton broom thingy and Jet Vac is SCOTTISH, not ENGLISH. Please get your accents right. e.e

    My top five Skylanders would be:

    1: Double Trouble{invincible!!}
    2: Gill Grunt{ my username was based on him}
    3:Eruptor{powerful and prone to burping}
    4:Boomer{show some love for him will ya?}
    5:Drill Sergeant{ got him before I got the game}

    My top five NEW Skylanders would be:

    1: Pop Fizz{loopy!!}
    2: Fright Rider{ rides a ostrich}
    3: Shroom Boom{ was going to go on Kaos pizza}
    4: Hot dog{he has a collar}
    5: Jet Vac{ nice english accent}

    My top five GIANTS are:

    1:Bouncer
    2:Tree rex {hardcore dude}
    3: Crusher{ GIANT HAMMER FTW!!!}
    4: Hot Head { I HAVE A TANTRUM!!}
    5: Thumpback {HES A WHALE!! WHO DOSENT LOVE WHALES!?}

    GO SKYLANDERS GIANTS!!

    p.s my username accidentaly missed out the u in gillgrunt :D

  13. Lynn Bluck Friday 4th Jan 2013 at 09:38

    It is hard to say which are my top 5 as i had 12 bought me for xmas, and i am still learning each one.

    So far though i would say

    Pop Fizz is my fav
    Shroom Boom is my second

  14. Drobot Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 22:54

    I think drobot is the best skylander ever he is the smartest.
    This is my top five....
    1.drobot
    2.spyro
    3.stelf elf
    4.flame slinger
    5.jet vac
    These are my favorite giants....
    1.tree rex
    2.crusher
    3.swarn
    4.bouncher
    5. Hot head
    At first I liked spyro until I got drobot.

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