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TOP TEN RAREST SKYLANDERS
If your household is anything like mine collecting rare Skylanders figures has become somewhat of an obsession; a rather expensive obsession I should say.
It is absolutely amazing how much a small piece of plastic can be worth when 10,000 of your closest friends want that same piece of plastic.
Each Saturday morning, my son and I wake up early and hit the local superstores in search of these elusive, ultra rare Skylanders. So far, we have not found anything great but we have a great time looking.
As such, I thought I would put together a list of the top ten rarest Skylanders as determined by my son, my brother, and myself. Of course, opinions vary, so please take the poll below and leave a comment in the appropriate section. I would love to hear what you think the rarest Skylanders are.
Skylanders Flocked Stump Smash
#10 - Flocked Stump Smash
Starting out our list of rare Skylanders is the limited edition Flocked Stump Smash.
This exclusive figure was released in conjunction with Frito Lay. The promotion involved calling in to one of two 800 numbers and registering to win an exclusive figure. The sneaky part was that neither Frito Lay, nor Activision, actively promoted this offer.
You actually had to discover it on your own via the internet or by buying a bag of specially marked Frito Lay chips.
Only 7,334 Skylanders Flocked Stump Smash figures were produced making this a hot commodity indeed!
Skylanders Glow in the Dark Zap
#9 - Glow in the Dark Zap
The glow in the dark Skylanders are among the most sought after figures available in stores. To date, three have been released; Glow in the Dark Zap, Glow in the Dark Warnado, and Glow in the Dark Wrecking Ball.
Of these three, it seems as if the Skylanders Glow in the Dark Zap figure is the most difficult to obtain.
The strange thing about these chase figures is that they actually perform exactly the same as the regular figures in the game. I wish that these toys would glow while being used in the darker areas, such as the crypts or even in shadows.
Now that would make these Glow in the Dark Skylanders really something special!
Skylanders Silver Dino Rang
#8 - Silver Dino Rang
Dino Rang is a difficult figure to find in and of itself. Add the special silver paint variation and you really have a nice figure.
Of the hundreds of hours spent searching for rare toys, I never once stumbled across a silver Skylanders toy.
You would think that the odds would actually be in my favor; particularly since I live in a small city.
Alas, no such luck thus far. If I want one of these rare Silver Dino Rang Skylanders figures, I am going to have to pony up some decent cash and buy it online!
Skylanders Metallic Cynder
NEW YORK 2012 TOY FAIR EXCLUSIVE
#7 - Metallic Cynder
Anyway you slice it, Toy Fair Exclusives are hard to come by and this Skylanders Metallic Cynder is certainly no exception.
Released at the 2012 Toy Fair in New York City, Activision made a splash with this purple sparkle dragon Skylanders toy. Everything about this figure is rare from the packaging to the card back to the figure.
Priced at around $300, this is probably the cheapest you will ever see it. I completely expect collectors to buy these now, put them in their collections, and the world will never see them again!
If you want one, there will never be a better time than right now!
Skylanders Gold Chop Chop
#6 - Gold Chop Chop
How in the world did Chop Chop make the list?
Oh yeah, he is awesome....and GOLD!
Gold Skylanders are widely considered the rarest of the rarest. You can find them more frequently in Skylanders 3 packs, but if you are truly looking for a long term investment, buy the Gold Skylanders Chop Chop figure that is packaged by itself.
Besides an ultra cool paint job, he also carried around one heck of a sword.
I truly hope that a Skylanders Chop Chop costume is released before Halloween; that would rule!
Skylanders Crystal Clear Cynder
#4 - Crystal Clear Cynder
It my honest opinion that the Crystal Clear Cynder is more rare, and harder to find, than the Skylanders Metallic Cynder figure.
Let's face it; the clear figures are pure money.
Everyone loves them, everyone wants them, and no self-respecting stock boy is going to actually let the public buy them when he can clock out and buy them for himself.
He probably makes more money selling rare Skylanders than he does at Wally World anyway....I say good job dude. That's the American Spirit.
Skylanders Crystal Clear Stealth Elf
#5 - Crystal Clear Stealth Elf
I grew up reading D&D. Needless to say, I love Elves. I love anything to do with them.
As such, I really want a Skylanders Crystal Clear Elf.
I had hoped that I would luck into one since they are available both in the individual packs as well as the Skylanders Triple packs. I thought I saw one the other day, but it turned out to be the Toys R Us Exclusive Blue Bash.
Not sure how I confused the two, but I was happy to see a chase figure none-the-less.
Now I just need to stumble across a clear Stealth Elf.
Skylanders Crystal Clear Wham Shell
#3 - Crystal Clear Wham Shell
Heck, I can't even find the regular Skylanders Wham Shell in stores how in the world I am going to find the ultra rare Skylanders Crystal Clear Wham Shell.
Did they even released them in stores?
While I know for certain they did, I honestly do not know anyone fortunate enough to actually find one. You could literally fund your entire Skylanders obsession by selling this one Skylanders online!
Big money, no whammies...STOP!
Skylanders Chrome Silver Spyro
E3 2012 Exclusive Skylanders Toy
#2 - Chrome Silver Spyro
If you look at pure production numbers, this Chrome Silver Spyro Skylanders toy is the rarest figure released.
If fact, you had to be a member of the media, or have some connection in the industry, to even get a crack at getting one. From what I can tell, they gave these out at a closed door Skylanders Giants demo with Toys for Bob.
The math says that this should be number one.The problem is that I consistently see another figure selling for more money.
With that being said, expect to pay double, or even triple, the current market price as Christmas approaches!
Skylanders Pearl Hex
TOY FAIR 2012 NUREMBERG EXCLUSIVE
#1 - Skylanders Pearl Hex
This Skylanders Pearl Hex is the rarest Skylander in the world; bar none.
In our unofficial top ten rarest Skylanders list, the Pearl Hex Skylanders figure reigns supreme.
Not only was it a limited edition Toy Fair Exclusive, it was also released overseas; Nuremberg Germany to be exact. Despite the fact that this figure was one of the first chase figures to be released, its value has held steady.
Like I always say, if you want one you need to grab it now or else expect to pay well north of $500 once the Christmas Rush begins this fall.
Let Your Voice Be Heard! - Skylanders Opinion Poll
What Do You Think of Our Top Ten Rarest Skylanders List?
xan on May 26, 2018:
You need to add Crystal clear whirlwind and red camo
JeffGilbert on March 29, 2013:
I had heard of skylanders, but I never knew that there was this collective community. Informative lens, very well done.