Activision released five of the eight Giants characters in Skylanders Giants during the game’s launch back in late October. The other three: Thumpback, Eye Brawl and Ninjini, have yet to make their way to stores despite the third wave of regular Skylanders hitting Toys R Us just before Christmas.
Signs that at least Thumpback and Eye Brawl are nearing release have hit the web in the form of official images of each Giant in its packaging. These images were provided to retailers by Activision and signal the figures should be available to purchase within the next month.
With Ninjini packaging not appearing, we could be looking at a Wham Shell-type scenario where she is the last new figure released and toughest to track down as retailers slow down on ordering heading into the summer and toward the inevitable Skylanders 3 release next fall. Between now and then, Frito Lay is expected to release mailaway Sidekick versions of Tree Rex, Ninjini, Thumpback and Eye Brawl that can be acquired by purchasing Frito Lay products and sending in redemption forms. Look for more on that upcoming promotion in the months ahead.