Over the past five years, the unlikely success of Activision’s Skylanders franchise has blossomed into a full-blow genre. This year, there are three major entrants in toys-to-life space (not counting Nintendo’s own spin on things with Amiibo).
As a service to parents, we’re breaking down everything that’s coming for the three different games. Below, you’ll find complete checklists for the toys and accessories we know are coming to Skylanders: SuperChargers, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Lego Dimensions.
We’ve also detailed some things to know about each of the games as you’re considering what you might already own (and what your kids say they need).
Thanks to the Toys To Life podcast for assistance filling in some of the information.
Disney Infinity 3.0
This year’s outing for Disney’s toys-to-life game puts the focus on Star Wars. While the galaxy far, far away gets the spotlight, Disney isn’t leaving its original characters or Marvel heroes out in the cold.
All of your past figures and power discs work in the toy box. This year also marks an important change for power discs as they are no longer blind-buy. They come in themed sets, so you won’t end up with duplicates or have to purchase exorbitantly priced singles on the secondary market (eBay or Amazon, for instance).
You can read our review of Disney Infinity 3.0 here.
- Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, PC, iOS (toy box only)
- Starter kit: $65 – Comes with base, game, Twilight of the Republic playset (based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano
- Star Wars Saga Bundle: $90 (PS4 and PS3 Only) – Comes with base, game, Twilight of the Republic playset (based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Rise against the Empire playset (based on the original Star Wars trilogy), Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skylwalker, Princess Leia, Boba Fett (early release)
- Playset price: $35
- Figure price: $14
- Power disc set price: $10
- Toy Box Expansion price: $20
The game is also available digitally for use with an Infinity base you might already own ($20).
Additional Star Wars figures available now:
- Anakin Skywalker (Light FX) – Best Buy Exclusive
- Obi Wan Kenobi
- Obi Wan Kenobi (Light FX) – GameStop Exclusive
- Yoda (Light FX) – Target Exclusive
- Ezra Bridger
- Kanan Jarrus
- Kanan Jarrus (Light FX) – Amazon Exclusive
- Sabine Wren
- Zeb Orrelios
- Luke Skywalker (Light FX) – Walmart Exclusive
- Han Solo
- Darth Vader
- Darth Vader (Light FX) – Toys R Us Exclusive
- Darth Maul
- Kylo Ren
- Poe Dameron
Disney Originals figures available now:
- Sam Flynn
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
Marvel figures available now:
- Hulkbuster Iron Man
Additional playsets available now:
- Inside Out (with Joy and Anger)
- Rise Against the Empire (with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia)
- The Force Awakens Playset (With Finn and Rey)
Power discs available now:
- Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic
- Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire
- The Good Dinosaur
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Toy Box Takeover (Toy Box Expansion Game)
- Toy Box Speedway (Toy Box Expansion)
Upcoming Star Wars playsets and figures:
Upcoming Disney Originals characters:
- Judy Hopps
- Nick Wilde
- Peter Pan
Upcoming Marvel playsets and figures:
- Captain America: The First Avenger – March 2016
- Marvel Battlegrounds playset – March 2016
- More to be announced
Upcoming power discs, playsets, and expansions:
Total cost right now for those needing a standard starter pack and wanting everything there is to get this year (that we know of) is $661. If you prefer to purchase the game digitally, you save $45 over the starter kit but need to purchase the Twilight of the Republic set for $35. That puts your cost at $651.