‘Da da da DUM, da da DA, da da DUM-mmmmm!’ Yes, that is the signature riff of everyone’s favorite Man in Black, Will Smi… er, Darth Vader! And today as he visits our blog he is not alone. He has with him one of his greatest Imperial allies: Baloo the Bear. Yes folks, we’ve traveled well past the galaxy far, far away and can’t even see The Twilight Zone in the rear-view mirror! We’ve gone to Disney Infinity… and beyond!
Coolness factor: Off the Charts!
3.0 is the third and last series of characters
I attended the pre-launch press party for Disney Infinity at the El Capitan Theatre in 2013 and believed this to be one of the greatest game concepts ever designed! The sculpture-quality gaming figures were worth the money almost for their display cred alone.
But my enthusiasm waned when version 2.0 was released and I discovered that none of the 2.0 characters would play on an old 1.0 version. And by old I mean just released the year before! So I already had an outdated and partially useless gaming system. This was a dastardly marketing plan worthy of:
But it got worse. Just one year later, and only two years after the launch, came the release of version 3.0 characters that, you guessed it, wouldn’t work with either 1.0 or 2.0 platforms! Disney, “You’re excessive greed disturbs me!”
And then… Disney cancelled the whole thing. No more Disney Infinity.
So now, not only have millions of gaming fans been betrayed, but retailers are stuck with shelves of slow-moving, and in some cases unusable, merchandise!
But all is not lost, as I am now able to pick up selected character figures for display purposes at up to 50% off the original prices. And as the retailers get more desperate to dump this defunct merchandise, we all should be able to get even more character figures at an even greater discount!
Now I’m sounding as evil as Darth Vader! But hey, I got Baloo for a deep discount, so it’s all good, right?
He was a bare necessity to my collection!
So now I have multiple 1.0 characters, a few 2.0 characters, a these two 3.0 characters. Why? Because I’m a collector. Because collecting is a disease. And because, as of yet, there is no cure!
Why not click on over to see why I think shutting down Disney Infinity was one of Disney’s Top Five Worst Decisions!