We are MASSIVE Skylander fans in our house. I have shared how much we love the game previously HERE. With the anticipated launch of Skylanders Giants, my children have been going crazy waiting for it to hit the shops and have been talking, planning and searching for any information they could find to learn more about the game and what characters were going to be revealed. So as you can imagine I received the mother of the year award when I was invited to attend a special Skylander Giants launch event in Sydney. Whilst there I had the chance a play the new game and was introduced to some of the fun new 'giant' characters. 
Our family was very excited to receive a copy of the new Skylanders Giants game to review. My boys went absolutely crazy the day it arrived. They were jumping up and down, hugging each other and it was hilarious to watch. These Skylanders characters in a way have become friends to them and they were ecstatic with the thought of adding more to their small Skylander collection. See below:
Full of excitement!
After I calmed them down!
Here is what you want to know about the Skylanders Giants game: 
*The new Skylanders Giants game comes with a new portal of power which requires no batteries. It simply plugs into your Wii console. It is also really cool because it changes colour.
*For people that already have the original game and portal, they can purchase the portal owners pack, which comes with the new game (the CD disc that goes into the console) and a new giant character. No need to purchase a new portal. 
* For people that are new to the whole franchise, they can purchase the starter pack, which comes with the new game, a portal, and three characters (including one giant). The old characters are ‘forward compatible’, so you can use the toys from Spyro’s Adventure in the Skylanders Giant game, however the characters from Skylanders Giants are not backwards compatible, so you couldn’t put your Giant character in the old game as it’s not made for it. 
*The Giant Skylanders are new characters who are super size and have super powers.
*LightCore Skylanders light up when you place them on the portal of power. They feature additional in-game benefits, and also require no batteries.
*The series 2 Skylanders {Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure characters} have new power upgrades and can even increase their level cap from Level 10 to Level 15 in Skylanders Giants.
*All of the characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure are 100% compatible with the Skylanders Giants game and new portal of power. 
*The Skylanders characters have brains and remember their upgrades no matter what portal they are placed on. 
*Portal Masters {players} will see all new arenas and additional gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level-up every character. 
*Skylanders Giants also features closer integration with Skylanders Universe - the large online world that allows Portal Masters everywhere to greatly expand their Skylanders experience.
So I have to say that my kids are loving the new Skylanders Giants game. If you don't believe me check out 'The Skylander Wall of Fame' they have in their bedroom. Did I mention my kids are serious about this game!?! If you are interested in learning more about the game I recommend checking out the Skylanders Website or Facebook page. Now seeing as we love this game so much we wanted to share some of the Skylander joy and have a giveaway for Seven Cherubs readers. Sadly, I don't have a copy of the new game to giveaway but I do have some Skylander characters. There will be three winners who will receive the following items. 

Here is what is available to win:
1 x Skylander Giant single character 
1 x LightCore single character 
1 x Battle Pack {includes Chop Chop 2, Shroom Boom and the Dragonfire Cannon which unlocks a new combat arena}

Here are the giveaway guidelines:
1.Open to Australian residents only
2.Giveaway closes midnight November 15th, 2012
3.Most creative answers win.
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If you had your own Portal of Power where would you like to be transported to and what would your super power be?

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Good luck x

Disclosure: I received a free trip to Sydney to attend the Skylanders Giants blog event and a free copy of the Skylanders Giants game to review.