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Friday, May 25, 2012

The 30 Rarest & Most Valuable Skylander Figures

Author: Evan Butler

Rare Skylander Figures

Skylander figurines come in all different shapes and colors but they are not all worth the same. Which Skylander figures are the rarest and the most expensive?


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E3 2011 Spyro
E3 2011 Gil Grunt
E3 2011 Trigger Happy

E3 2011 SpryoPrice: $750 | See Current Prices
The rarest of all Skylander Figures are the three figures given away before E3 in 2011. Privately they have sold for $750. No public sales have occurred at this time.

In 2011, before Skylanders launched, Activision sent figures to different media people to hype the release. Each figure had a sticker asking the person to bring the figure to E3 in 2011 and try the game. All three figures are extremely rare.

Fire Kraken - Gold Developer Edition

Fire Kraken Gold SkylanderPrice: $300 | See Current Prices
In December 2013, Activision gave a limited edition gold colored Fire Kraken to all the developers who worked on Skylander's Swap Force. The exact number produced is unknown but this version should be more rare than the Employee Edition from 2012 because it was given to a smaller subset of Activision employees.

Pearl Hex

Pearl Hex SkylanderPrice: $250 | See Current Prices
Pearl Hex is a paint variant of the normal Hex and functions the same in game. The only difference is the coloration. Given away or sold at the 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair, they are very limited and hard to obtain. It has a brilliant luster using pearlescent white paint.

Green Chop Chop
Green Riptide
Green Scorp

Green Skylander FigurinesPrice: $ 230 Each | See Current Prices
The first rare figures for Skylanders: Swap Force, these green figures are fetching premium prices. The green figures play the same as the normal colored figures. Most people who own them will never take them out of the box though because they are meant for collectors and taking them out of the box cuts the price in half.

Purple Metallic Cynder

Metallic Cynder CharacterPrice: $230 | See Current Prices
Metallic Cynder is a paint variant of the normal Cynder and functions the same in game. The only difference is the coloration. Given away or sold at the 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair, they are very limited and hard to obtain.

Prism Break - Gold Employee Version

Prism Break Gold SkylanderPrice: $200 | See Current Prices
At the end of 2012 Activision gave all of their employees a limited edition Skylanders figure - the Gold Prism Break. There are estimated to be about 8,000 of these in existence, which makes it one of the rarest figures. With a value of $300 it turned into a very generous present for the employees.

Silver Dino-Rang
Silver Eruptor
Silver Boomer

Silver Skylander ToysPrice: $190 Each | See Current Prices
The Dino-Rang, Eruptor, and Boomer figurines also come in a metallic silver variant that is easy to fake. Activision learned their lesson from this mistake and does not ship solid color variants anymore. These figurines are as rare as the gold variants but people often overlook them.

Crystal Clear Stealth Elf
Crystal Clear Cynder
Crystal Clear Wham-Shell

Clear Skylander FigurinesPrice: $ 180 Each | See Current Prices
The Stealth Elf, Cynder, and Wham-Shell figurines also come in a clear variant. They function the same in game as the normal version but they glow which is a neat addition. These are part of a new approach by the publisher to prevent knock-offs. Creating translucent figurines requires a mold and impressive skills working with resin and is much harder than simply repainting the figurines.

Glow-in-the-Dark Zap
Glow-in-the-Dark Warnado
Glow-in-the-Dark Wrecking Ball

Glow-in-the-Dark SkylanderPrice: $140 Each | See Current Prices
The Zap, Warnado, and Wrecking Ball figurines also come in a glow-in-the-dark paint variant. They function the same in game as the normal version but they glow which is a neat addition. These are part of a new approach by the publisher to prevent knock-offs as the glow process is harder to replicate than simply repainting the figurines. This is part of the newer wave of releases and for the time being they are more sought-after, driving prices up.

Metallic Purple Eye Brawl
Metallic Purple Lightning Rod
Metallic Purple Wrecking Ball

Metallic Purple Skylander FiguresPrice: $120 Each | See Current Prices
Eye Brawl, Lightning Rod, and Wrecking Ball were made in a chase variant of Metallic Purple. The figures have a metallic sheen on them. They come in random boxes from Activision and have identical packaging to the normal variations. Only 1,500 were made of each figure.

Gold Chop Chop
Gold Flamslinger
Gold Drill Sergeant

Golden Skylander FiguresPrice: $90 Each | See Current Prices
The Chop Chop, Flameslinger, and Drill Sergeant figurines also come in a metallic gold variant that is easy to fake. Buyer beware, these variants were part of the first wave of figures and the publishers have learned from their mistakes when it comes to paint variants. Bootlegged versions are fairly easy to find.

Flocked Stump Smash

Flocked Stump SmashPrice: $45 | See Current Prices
This figurine is a unique variant of Stump Smash covered in felt. It was released as part of a Frito Lay promotion and only 7,334 were made. Prices for this figure could skyrocket due to its rarity.

Volcanic Vault

Volcanic Vault SkylanderPrice: $45
The Volcanic Vault is an interesting piece. This figurine opens up a new Multiplayer arena. The level is just a recolor of the Aquaduct but it is interesting just the same. This is a really unique piece and was part of a few promotions in stores such as Best Buy in the US and GAME in the UK. I see this piece getting harder to come by as it falls further into obscurity.

Blue Bash

Blue Bash WiiPrice: $27 | See Current Prices
The official Skylanders Facebook page held a fan poll of what Bash variant they wanted. The choices were translucent red, blue, or green. Even though Bash is an Earth element, blue won the contest and as such translucent blue Bashes were released to the public. They are relatively common but do fetch notable prices.

Dark Spyro

Dark Spyro FigurePrice: $24 | See Current Prices
Dark Spyro is a variant of Spyro but it actually functions differently in game. This piece is easy to find as it is bundled with the 3DS version of the game but that means that you have to buy that version to get it. It was sold in a single pack in the UK and may one day be brought to the US in the same fashion but it is hard to find for cheap.

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101 comments :

Anonymous said...

i found a clear red drill sergeant skylander character with a legendary trigger happy label. does it increase the value?

Anonymous said...

It is probably a mis-labelled toy. The value would most likely stay the same. I don't no what the retail value of a red drill sergeant is but i have heard there are some out there.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know if a red Drill Sergeant is rare or not because there are a bunch in stores, and i just bought one today.

Anonymous said...

it is only a walmart exclusive

bh0930 said...

I want to know if blue bash or red drill sergeant do anything different from the original characters or did I just spend $ to basically have 2 of the same thing?

Anonymous said...

The Red Drill Sergent looks like the original in the game. It starts at level 5 and comes with 2100 in coins

Anonymous said...

all the special ones except the legendary 4 retain the same abilities and appearance in the game...if anyone has an unopened blue bash ill trade for red drill seargant??

Anonymous said...

My blue Bash came level 5 and with 2100 gold

Anonymous said...

wow cool

Anonymous said...

I have just purchased a glow in the dark warnado, if anyone is interested in purchasing it? Contact me at matt_and@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

does any one else buy a red drill sergent for 2.50 at walmart

Anonymous said...

sorry typo

Anonymous said...

you can use the characters on the portal of power without opening them,

Anonymous said...

I know that the special Cynder's are rare but is the normal one rare?

Rich said...

If anyone is interested in a Flocked Stump Smash for trade for other Skulanders Email me:
Macey246@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The normal Cynder is not rare

Tony Dolceacqua said...

wallmart in ct is selling 3 packs for 3 dollars go figure after i bought them for 25, lol

Anonymous said...

I want one

Anonymous said...

I have a "red black and yellow" BASH in the original box. It is not the red translucent bash. I cannot find a match anywhere, nor any information regarding its rarity.

annoynamus 0000000 said...

they are way tooo expensive for any child

annoynamus 0000000 said...

right?

Anonymous said...

somehow, i just found a clear cynder at best buy for $9. then they honor the buy 2 get 1 free.

Anonymous said...

hi i wondered if they were really over 100$ r they and were do u find them u can email me my email adress is stasij@hughes.net send it when u get the chance thank u

Anonymous said...

hi i'm such a big fan of skylanders and i think u should have the regular ones on here

Anonymous said...

Why are you People obssesed with a vert high dollar toy that does the same thing as it's ten dollar varient

Anonymous said...

I got by mistake a "glow in the dark warnado", part of a 20 bucks "3 pack" package. My son does not like the "glow in the dark" version and prefer the original one. Guess what? I had to buy the original warnado toy at 20 bucks on ebay because it seems not available now in store.

Anonymous said...

is sparx dragonfly rare ?

Darren666 said...

Im selling volcano vault for 30 UK pounds any one interested email darren2585@Googlemail.com

Darren666 said...

Nt really comes with dragons peak

Robert Molina said...

I got a skylander chill with purple lips & also noticed that wing helmet is out of place, moved slightly back exposing grey part in front. Out of the four I got this is the only one like that, is it worth more?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about the Granite Zook? I recently bought 2 that I managed to find.

Anonymous said...

wanna sell the stone zook email me ace.chris@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Interested in buying one of your zooks. Pls let me know. Contact me at lilstomper@charter.net

Antony Sheppard said...

I sold one of those Black Zooks on eBay for £126 ($175)

Anonymous said...

Toadally

Anonymous said...

I have all 32 skylands new in packages including all adventure sets taking best offers I can be reach at 4196126138 anytime I'm in Ohio but will ship at your exspense this includes all 32 series 1 they work with the giants to they have never been opened wham shells and camo and warndo if you want I can also send pic

Anonymous said...

I have a chill with red/purple lips and helmet wayyy back on her head. you can see her whole forhead and white under the helmet. Is this worth anything more than what they sell for? I think also her hand is much lower than the chill with the blue lips.

Anonymous said...

I just got the skylanders lost isles app on the iphone and at the beginning you get a free random skylander and I got some ugly thing (first expierience with this franchise) and spent 10 gems (hard to get) to roll again and got dark spyro, really happy because he is who I was hoping to get the first time I looked at all the slylanders

Anonymous said...

I found a pearl/sparkle hothead, do you think it will be worth something good?

Anonymous said...

Happy to make you an offer on the sparkle hothead, sank2ary@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have this one :
http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Giants-Limited-Edition-White/dp/B00ADCRFIK

Does anyone know how much he is worth?

Anonymous said...

HECKS YEAH i just got a sparkle white hot head
taking offers suntzu0142@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Yes, taking offers 2 for White Hot Head Giant
http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Giants-Limited-Edition-White/dp/B00ADCRFIK

b_bostoen@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i just got blue bash :) and want to know how rare he is ?

Anonymous said...

Anyone no were can get boomer

Anonymous said...

Boomer is very rare at the moment in stores due to the popularity of Skylanders this Christmas. Recent searches online show Boomer at around $40-$50 USD new and used. Your best bet would be to comb your local toy and video game stores. I found that a local gocery store chain was selling Skylanders figures during the holiday season and now has them on clearance sale for $4.99 USD.

Anonymous said...

The article above does not mention the Skylanders Sidekicks figures which were only available as part of a Frito Lay promotion. There were 4 different sidekicks offered and since they are no longer available from Frito Lay and were never sold in stores, they are very rare.

Anonymous said...

Anybody know Author: Evan Butler email or twitter account ?

Jesse said...

I got the rare prism break employee edition before christmas break from the bosses really cool and thinking of letting it go to the right buyer, thinking a out it idk....

Anonymous said...

@Jesse - How much you asking for it? Email me Dxtra@yahoo.com .. Thanks!

Matt Plourd said...
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JJ Hendricks said...

@matt - It is worth a shot to offer a price like that but there is no way in the world he will sell for that price, when he can easily put it on eBay and sell it for $200+.

Heck I would pay $150 for it right now and then just flip it and sell on eBay myself.

terry caddy said...

hi jesse,may b a bit late but if you still have your employee prism break,how much r u asking for it.my son got his taken off him at the fair by a group of kids,he is only 8 yrs old.i want to try and get a replacement for him before i have to go out to afganistan come 2nd. week febuary,to try and keep his mind off me going out there. please let me know if you can help me out,regards teddy.

Anonymous said...

Amazon

Anonymous said...

i sell my White flocked Stump Smash.
éveryone need?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200898983297?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Mich said...
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Mich said...

Got a pearl hot head skylander

extremely rare

email if interested

mjt5989@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've got 6. red drill sergeants. Cory36cory@gmail .com if you want one

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen a series one cynder with the right eye painted but not the left?

Anonymous said...

Have glow in dark cynder if ne one wants to ttrade...message me johnsonkristi55@yahoo.com

Sarah jennings said...

I have a HUGE cock if anyone is interested!

Sarah jennings said...

I forgot to let you know... it sparkles too!

Equck Lucks said...

How much r u selling it for

Sarah jennings said...

How much?

Jake M said...

I have a 2013 Toy Fair chop chop that I would sell or swap for rare Skylanders

Anonymous said...

I have found a Molten Hot Dog without a tongue is it worth anything?

Anonymous said...

I just bought a headless hex. Her head is not in the bottom of the package. She is holding the ball in the air above just a neck. Weird huh? I wonder if these factory mess ups are worth anything? Some call them errors and some call them varients or something. It looks pretty cool. I bet there arw not alot of headless skylanders out there.

Chris Dankoff said...

Upon searching for rare Skylanders figures, I found a headless Pop Fizz in a 3-pack (his upper jaw and up is missing completely out of the packaging; unopened). Also found a Sprocket whose head is facing straight forward (a line connecting her eyes is parallel to a lines connecting her shoulders), her wrench (that she is swinging) is not cocked back as far.
Anyone interested in buying factory defects?
leeshiepie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I found what looks like an unfinished skylander figurine but it also looks like a glow in the dark figurine

Brandon Spandl said...

Got an E3 gold/bronze hot dog color shift any one interested?

Brandon Spandl said...

I got Boomer want to buy it

Anonymous said...

Just went to Target yesterday and they had two Darklight crypts! My son and I have been looking for 3 months for him and there he was! it was an awesome find and I bought two of them. "WE LOVE GHOST ROASTER"oh man, my 5 year son almost cried he was so happy. To us Ghost Roaster is like the holy grail. We started late so he was definitely the hardest character to find.

Anonymous said...

I got a skylanders character with no head not selling though

Anonymous said...

i found a discolored tree rex names rad tree rex. what is special about him?

Sarah jennings said...

They also make a tree rex called "Gnarly Tree Rex" I saw at Best Buy yesterday... I thought about buying it but then looked next to it and saw about 10 ninjini characters and decided against it! The skylander craze is starting to subside until Swap Force comes out I think!

Anonymous said...

I have a ghost roaster and a sunburn and all the undead element skylanders I bet those are rare

Sarah jennings said...

Not at all, ghost roaster is all over the internet as well as all the undead elements!

Anonymous said...

I'm selling my Skylanders Employee Exclusive Holiday 2012 GOLD PRISM BREAK and my Skylanders 2013 Toy Fair METALLIC BLUE CHOP CHOP. If interested check out my ebay listings or private message me through ebay (galaxy1881) for direct offers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321186719985

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321186712884?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

Anonymous said...

There is a rare Silver variant Boomer available on Amazon for cheaper than what they are selling for on Ebay if anyone is interested.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006XVGAHM

TCarroll1014 said...

Does anyone know if they made 2 different style Chills, aside from the rare one that is yellow? My daughter has 2 different looking Chills and we can't figure out why they aren't identical. One is a color that is more teal than blue, it's helmet falls lower on the face, has purple lips, and the hair is painted blonde on the back of the head under the helmet. The first one she received is more of a silvery blue, has blue lips, helmet sits high showing her forehead, and the hair under the helmet isn't painted.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

The headless hex is worth some good money.
You should sell it on ebay. Any skylander that's missing parts is rare. Or any that are paintes incorectly.

Anonymous said...

Wow, i have the skylanders swap force lightcore snowderdash exclusive employee edition holiday 2013

Anonymous said...

This needs to be updated, badly. The Silver variants have skyrocketed in price, Golds have dropped, GITDs have dropped slightly, and there are several variants missing from here.
Meanwhile, I'm interested in Silver figures, Clear Green ones, Snowderdash, and Gold Fire Kraken. Anyone have these?

Anonymous said...

Im looking to start collecting skylanders, any advice?

Anonymous said...

My only advice is get yourself a time machine, go back to 2011, then start collecting. I started 8/13 and have over 150 now. But ive spent an outrageous amount of money and time into finding these things. Oh yeah, and just like Sarah Jennings, i too have an enormous cock!

Anonymous said...

I have two trigger happy figures both of which are opened but i noticed that one has the letter x on the back of one of one of his legs and the other does not. Anyone know why this is?

Anonymous said...

I have a Chill character that has red lips instead of blue. I saw something at one time that said it may be a rare one. Does anyone have any info on that?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the glow in the dark cinders are worth anything

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the glow in the dark cinders are worth anything

Anonymous said...

I don't know but I really want all of them

Anonymous said...

Do you still have any of the series 1 skylanders? You can email me at : steph.elliott08@yahoo.com. I have a 4 yr old who loves skylanders but doesn't have them all and his birthday is coming up....so I figured I'd see what I could find.

Anonymous said...

Would you be interested in selling the second one? I can't find one for my son anywhere! steph.elliott08@yahoo.com......thanks

Anonymous said...

If anyone has a Boomer, Ghost Roaster, Wham Shell, or Sunburn they're wanting to sell e-mail me at : steph.elliott08@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Purchased a 3 pack today that had Big Bang Trigger Happy! He's missing his eyes! Anyone know if its worth anything? email me at khauleah@hotmail.com. TIA! Mare

Anonymous said...

I gounf glow in dark sonic boom at walmart

Anonymous said...

Glow in dark sonic boom giants at walmart

Anonymous said...

I have a complete set of series 1 Ghost roaster with cards, stickers, and tags, plus a lot of others. You can e-mail me at ladykay41@hotmail.com if interested.

Anonymous said...

I have a near-mint NIB Toy Fair 2013 Skylanders Chop Chop for sale -- anyone interested? drop me a line at nycrockstar@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a ton of figures from series 1and 2 for sale including flocked stump smash. Also have all the level sets. If interested email me at raya_ikari@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would have been worth alot. Mispackaged items are unique. Unopened they raise the calue alot.

Anonymous said...

I have all original 32 w cards and almost all giants exvept pearl hot head and purple eye brawl some othe neat ones as well royal double trouble and jolly bumble blast and a white flocked eruptor and willing to trade but u.s. only because im 13 and cant get money for out of country :( add me on ps3 rdgslick70 or kik me at hi_im_robert

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