How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

Disney's collectible toy video game platform launches tomorrow, which means parents and fans will be raiding video game aisles across the country to score the initial wave of toys and playsets. How much money should they bring? All of it.

First thing you're going to need, whether you're a curious gamer or a haggard parent, is a starter kit. This includes the Infinity base, which connects to your game console via USB (except the 3DS version, which connects through magic), a game-enhancing Power Disc, a cube to unlock three adventure modes and three figures — Captain Jack Sparrow, Mr. Incredible and Sully from Monsters Inc.

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

I'm using GameStop prices her, since they generally stick to MSRB as far as games go, unless they're used. they've got the starter pack at $US74.99. That's the bare minimum you can spend.

Mind you the 3DS version of the game isn't the magical creation tool we've been talking about for months. It's a collection of themed mini-games that use the same figures as the console versions. I see no standalone version for sale yet, so if you want portable and console, it's $US150.

Do you have more than one child? Do you want to play the adventure playsets in co-op mode? Since only characters of the corresponding property can exist in an adventure playset, you'll need at least one other figure from each of the game's three starting worlds.

That means you'll need either the Sidekicks Pack or the Villains Pack. Retailing for $US29.99, these packs contain three villains or additional heroes from each of the three starting worlds — Davy Jones, Syndrome and Randall Boggs, or Barbossa, Mrs. Incredible and Mike Wozowski.

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?
How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

Assuming you only need one version of the game, we're up to 104.98.

What about those other two adventure worlds? Are you getting the most out of Disney Infinity if you don't have the Lone Ranger and Cars sets? No, you are not. Both of these packs contain two figures and a cube that unlocks what is essentially an entirely new adventure game within Disney Infinity. They're $US39.99 apiece (you can find them for $US34.99 elsewhere).

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?
How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

We're up to $US184.96 before taxes.

If we're spending this much, might as well get the rest of the toys, right?

Each individual figure runs $US13.99 — much more expensive than normal-sized Skylanders. The good news is we saved $US24 buying the Villains and Sidekicks packs! The bad news? That still leaves Francesco Bernulli and Mater from Cars and Violet and Dash from The Incredibles.

Adding those to the pile, our grand total is $US240.92. Good thing your kids don't want those game-enhancing Power Disc Packs! We'll ring you up for two at $US5.99.

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

$US252.90. Is that too large a price to pay for happiness? You should probably just make the plunge. The new stuff starts rolling out in October, with the $US39.99 Toy Story in Space playset and another 10 figures.

How Much Is Disney Infinity Going To Cost You?

I've got my review copy of the game already, along with the initial wave of solo figures. I was going to go out tomorrow morning and buy the Lone Ranger and Cars playsets, but then I saw how much they cost and decided to write this article instead. Hi.


    I really hope they tap into some of their old school franchises, Gummy Bears, Tail Spin, Ducktales, Darkwing Duck etc., - Unbeatable Value.

    Contributing to my long-held belief that there is a relevant (or at least semi-relevant) Penny Arcade strip for every situation. (Some of the Skylanders ones might've been more appropriate, but they didn't talk about price.)

      I think this one is probably more appropriate:

    I'll be on this once The Lion King and Aladdin are out.

    And yet I'm probably not going to be able to resist buying them all...

    Didn't buy Skylanders. Sure as hell not going to buy this.

    Why the hell did they make a Lone Ranger set before Aladdin, Lion King, Tarzan, shit even Emperors new groove.

      SImple. The movie is a flop and they have to flog the characters while they're fresh. The really iconic characters won't appear until the product's booming. No one will buy a Lone Ranger set a year from now - and at Christmas next year, children will still be screaming for Mickey and Ariel and Snow White.
      I'll bet you anything under the sun that the first Nemo pack comes out to coincide with Finding Dory ... or am I just cynical?

    did not buy skylanders (except for my lil sister as a birthday present) but i will be buying this, Disney is heaps better and this will be much more fun, its it coming to PS4?

    $423.25 for ps3 starter pack and all figures that come out on the 22nd, hmm not that bad

    How much will it cost me?: $0

    I'm not buying it.

    Wow a star wars stand alone game would make a killing, I have 4 kids and own most of the skylanders figures for them

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