I have no problem whatsoever with purchasing toys to unlock new characters and powers in a video game -- as long as those toys aren't sold randomly in blind packs, like Disney Infinity's Power Discs.
The idea is rather cool -- these colourful circular and hexagonal discs can be placed on the Infinity base under your characters to unlock new powers and equipment or change the scenery of the entire world. I got to see them in action during Comic-Con earlier this month, and damn do I need to get my hands on that Wreck-It Ralph Sugar Rush disc.
I wonder how many $US4.99 blind packs I'll have to buy to get it.
I hate blind packs. I hate doubles. I hate the idea of paying for something not knowing what it actually is, or if I even want it. So yeah, not a big fan of these.
Maybe it's just me. The idea is for kids to collect and share, after all. Maybe that concept is making a comeback. I figured they'd all moved on to file-sharing on the internet.
See below for the initial lineup of Power Discs being randomly slipped into 2-packs next month.
- Bolt’s Super Strength – Character that you’re playing with does 10% more damage
- Fix It Felix’s Repair Power — Character you’re playing with has 20% more health
- C.H.R.O.M.E’s armour Shield — In-game character receives -10% less damage
- Pieces of Eight — In-game character gains 10% more loot
- Mickey’s Car — Drive Mickey’s Jalopy in the Toy Box
- Cinderella’s Coach – Drive Cinderella’s Carriage in the Toy Box
- Kahn– Ride Kahn the Horse from “Mulan” in the Toy Box
- Stitch’s Blaster – In-game character gets Stitch’s blaster from “Lilo and Stitch”
- Carl Fredericksen’s Cane – In-game character gets Carl’s cane from “Up”
- Sugar Rush
- King Candy’s Dessert Toppings Texture Set– Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to Toy Box terrain objects
- Sugar Rush Sky Skydome – Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to the Toy Box sky
- Alice in Wonderland
- Alice’s Wonderland Texture Set – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box terrain objects
- Tulgey Wood Skydome – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box sky
- Finding Nemo
- Marlin’s Reef Texture Set– Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box terrain objects
- Nemo’s Seascape Skydome — Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box sky
- Tangled Lantern
- Rapunzel’s Kingdom Texture Set – Adds a “Tangled” theme to Toy Box terrain objects
- Rapunzel’s Birthday Sky Skydome – Adds a “Tangled” theme to the Toy Box sky
Rare Hexagonal Discs
Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Adds the Dumbo ride from the Parks in the Toy Box
Abu the Elephant — Adds the elephant version of Abu in the Toy Box
Astro Blasters Space Cruiser – Adds the Astro Blaster vehicle from the Buzz Lightyear attraction in the Toy Box