Skylanders Ninjini The Awesome Magic Giant
The awesome Skylanders Giants video game was released in the fall of 2012, but not all of the figures were on sale from the start. Activision, the publisher of the game, launches the figures in a series of waves. So far we’ve had three waves of figures and still no sign of Skylanders Ninjini.
Ninjini is one of the eight royal giant figures in the game. Activision developed eight of these characters, one for each of the eight Skylanders Elements. So far the following giants have been released:
- Tree Rex – Element of life. Available at launch.
- Bouncer – Technological element. Available at launch.
- Swarm – Air Element. Available at launch.
- Crusher – Earth Element. Available at launch.
- Hot Head – Fire Element. Now available, it was released in December 2012.
- Thumpback – Water element. Now available, released in February 2013.
- Eye Brawl – Undead Element. Now available, released in February 2013.
- Ninjini – Magic item. Still waiting!
In addition to these giant figures, two special edition Skylanders variant figures have been released. These are:
Gnarly Tree Rex – Variant of Tree Rex. Sold exclusively with the limited edition Blue Wii Bundle Pack and Super Slim Playstation 3 Pack since December.
Granite Crusher – A Target Exclusive. Available at launch.
You can find Ninjini figures online on sites like Amazon and Ebay, but the prices are heavily inflated due to such high demand.
The Skylanders Ninjini figure
Skylanders Ninjini has to be one of the coolest Skylanders figures yet. As I mentioned earlier, she is a giant character, so her figure is quite large. The giants are about twice the size of regular figures. She has bright orange hair in a ponytail and a bluish complexion. Ninjni wears a purple and black outfit and carries two huge swords. It certainly seems like a force to be reckoned with!
The other cool thing about real giant figures, aside from their size, is that they all feature Lightcore technology. Lightcore technology makes figures glow when placed on or near the Portal Of Power. This amazing technology does not require batteries and is powered by the portal itself. When you put Ninjini in the portal, her eyes glow white and her legs glow purple.
Playing Skylanders Ninjini
Being a Magic Skylanders figure, Ninjini uses the power of magic to destroy enemies. She has two abilities at the beginning of the game, these are ‘Wishblades’ (Ninjini can use her swords) and ‘Bottle Blast’ (Ninjini explodes out of her bottle). Throughout the game, Ninjini gets more updates, and at a certain point in the game, there is a choice of update paths. Players can focus on improving Ninjini’s sword skills or her magic bottle skills.
Several of the Skylanders figures in the Giants game have exclusive variant versions. Ninjini is one of them. Scarlet Ninjini is an exclusive version of Ninjini. We don’t know much about her, except for the screenshots. Scarlet Ninjini has a red outfit instead of a purple one. His hair is dark brown instead of orange and his skin is a green color instead of Ninjini’s blue. We have no idea when it will be released and if it will be a store exclusive.