Well, this doesn’t look tacky or anything. Skylanders has been giving out exclusive Toyfair figurines to attendees of the show itself and a couple of preview events last week. Said attendees are not civilians, as Toyfair is a closed, industry event. But, knowing the demand for these suckers, a bunch have listed them on eBay for Buy-it-Now prices in the four-figure range. Those actually getting bids are seeing them in the $US150-$200 range so far. These have already sold, including one for $US250.
The Skylanders Giants Chop-Chop, in blue chrome, is the one being handed out at Toyfair, and it’s fair to say there are potentially thousands of these things out there, so if you’re Buying-It-Now, you’re probably overpaying. A Toyfair edition of the Skylanders Giants Ninjini was handed out at two events on Tuesday, one of them a press event. Hawking swag should summon a swift tut-tutting from the State Board of Journalistic Practice. Oh that’s right, such a thing doesn’t exist.