Today Disney announced an August 30 release date for the Star Wars-themed Infinity 3.0 starter pack, but anyone who has invested in one of the annual toys-meet-games titles knows that the starter pack is just the beginning.
Were it only the $US64.99 price tag for the starter, which includes the "Twilight of the Republic Play Set" with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures. PlayStation 4 owners can also opt for the Star Wars Saga bundle, which includes the chance to play the "Rise Against the Empire" playset earlier than most with Anakin, Ahsoka, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Boba Fett for $US114 or so.
So that's the base game. It will also be available for digital download for folks that already have Infinity portals platforms, which explains why Anakin, Ahsoka and the "Twilight of the Republic" playset are also available in a standalone pack.
Solo figures (not to be confused with capital "S" Solo) available on launch day include the fab four from Star Wars: Rebels, Sabine the Mandalorian graffiti artist and those other three less important guys.
Disney proper will represent with Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf and the physical release of Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tr0n Probably Should Have Stayed Dead.
From Disney-Pixar's Inside-Out, a movie that made me cry for 30 minutes straight until the cat bit, we get a special playset pack featuring Joy and Anger, with Sadness, Disgust and Fear sold separately.
Finally there'll be a four-pack of Power Discs featuring a Tomorrowland theme.
So let's see, using Target prices as an example, getting everything at launch (not counting the special PS4 set) is $US64.99 for the starter plus one adventure pack at $US34.99, 13 figures at $US13.99 apiece and $US9.99 for the Power Discs. That's $US291.84. Mind you many major retailers hold special launch day sales (buy one, get one 50 per cent off happens a lot), so plan your shopping accordingly.