For the second year in a row, Activision and Toys for Bob have delivered a repainted Skylander figure to hand out to attendees at the International Toy Fair in 2013. This year’s figure is a Series 2 Chop Chop from Skylanders Giants, and he’s looking pretty sharp in his new digs.
The original Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was announced at Toy Fair 2011 as an all-new property and first entry in the then-experimental “toys to life” category. At the time no one knew for certain if the premise would be successful or not, so there was no Toy Fair exclusive figure that year.
By the end of 2011, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was a hit and retailers around the world sold out of figures just after Christmas morning. A franchise was born, so Activision came to Toy Fair 2012 in New York City with a repainted metallic Cynder Series 1 figure from Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure to help reveal Skylanders Giants to the world.
This year the lucky Skylander to get the metallic treatment is Chop Chop Series 2, and technically speaking he’s already in the wild. Our New York correspondent picked one up at a media event this past Tuesday and took some photos which you can examine below (click to enlarge). He will look great sitting next to a Cynder Toy Fair 2012 exclusive figure, and I plan to take a picture of the two together as soon as I have a Chop Chop in hand.
If you really must have one, Toy Fair Chop Chop is on Ebay already and ready to empty your wallet.