Disney Infinity is going to be pricy

Mike Wacashki!

I don’t envy the Skylanders team right now. They’ve hit on a great gap in the market, and it’s one that appeals to the demographic with the most cash to spend: Kids. And by money to spend, I mean the funds belonging to their parents. Still, Skylanders isn’t that bad financially speaking, and you know what you’re getting when you buy a new ally for your team. Disney plans to move into that territory though, and they’re bringing with them franchises that range from Pixar to Marvel. But it’s going to cost ya.

ONM got a look at the prices for the upcoming range of upcoming playsets, which will utilise similar technology as to what Skylanders has, to magic a plastic representation of your favourite character into a game. Right now, Pixar seems to be part of the first wave of figures on the horizon, with the Incredibles, Cars and Toy Story joining some familiar Disney brands.

Pricing for a run of the mill playset that includes two figures will set you back between £34.99 to £39.99, or around R466 to R532. But the real money is in selling extra figures for the playsets. Take for example two extra cars for, erm, Cars. Local yokel tow truck Mater on his own will cost you £15.99 (R213), while Italian race car Francesco Bernoulli will set you back £12.99 (R173). That’s a grand total of R383 on average for a pair of figures, and that’s not even for marquee characters from the big films. Right now, Skylander figures will hit your wallet for a less painful R120 per pack, or around R280 for three.

So imagine how much an Iron Man or Perry the Platypus will set you back. Hey, where’s Perry? Disney has the potential to upset the monopoly that Skylanders has right now; but not if it plans to get greedy and charge an arm and a leg for their products. Only time will tell if these estimated prices are a better reflection of what we’ll pay this side.

Or what parents will pay once again, to be more specific.

Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

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  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    You can see what’s going to happen. One family will buy Disney because they can afford it. And poor POOR little Timmy’s parents, who work down at the docs, and wake up 5 minutes before they go to bed to get there early, are going to have to cough up, or not buy them at all…

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Yep, it’s going to become a status thing. Just like Tamagotchis back in the day. If it wasn’t an original one then you were poor and uncool and got teased.

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        Yeah. I remember that with my younger boets they HAD to have the real Furbie (I can’t recall if there was a knock off actually). So it was a matter of, either get the REAL one, or none at all. Same with Power Rangers etc. A shame, because this looks like quite a bit of fun (I haven’t played Skylanders).

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          It’s all about the money…. badadumdumdeedeedeedumdum

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I believe this is the correct picture

  • Yup, now I have Perry’s theme song stuck in my head

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      ~He’s a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action!~

      • ~ He’s a furry little flatfoot who’ll never flinch from a fray!~

  • Deon Steyn

    Marvel’s acquisition by Disney seems innocent at first and they will use Marvel characters in this game. But I have this uneasy feeling in my gut. Attached is something I pulled from the disney store. Does it look natural to anyone?

  • OVG

    The lawyers over at Activision are all doing their stretching before the Activision gate lords set them free like a wild pack of wolves to sink their teeth all over Mickeys ass.

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