Gold Skylanders figures are some of the rarest Skylanders toys out there. Such is the demand for these metallic figures, that people have been paying vast amounts of money for them, in order to complete their collections. Gold Skylanders first appeared in the original Skylanders game, known as Spyro’s Adventure. There are three gold figures from this first game, and these are Chop Chop, Drill Sergeant and Flameslinger. These three figures are essentially the same as their regular versions, except that they are painted gold. Even the base of each figure is gold, the only coloured part being the green plastic at the bottom of the base. It is important to understand that even thought these gold toys look very different to the original versions, they look exactly the same as regular figures in the game. They play the same as the regular Skylanders and have the same stats.
Gold Chop Chop seems to be the most popular of these three Skylanders. I have seen Gold Chop Chop’s advertised on Amazon for more than $200. It does seem incredible to me that people are willing to pay that much money for a toy that originally cost less than $10. Both Gold Flameslinger and Drill Segeant, also sell for large amounts of money. But exactly why are these gold Skylanders so expensive? Well, the main reason is that only a very limited number of these were ever produced. Gold Skylanders from Spyro’s Adventure appeared randomly on shelves next to their regular versions. Most of these rare toys were snapped up immediately, and very soon started appearing on eBay and Amazon for ten times their original price!
There is only one Gold Skylander that has been released for the Skylanders Giants game, the second in the franchise. This is a Series 2 version of Flameslinger. This figure is much more common, as it was distributed in a different way. This second Gold Flameslinger is an Amazon only exclusive, and there are many more of them out there. Consequently the price of this figure is much, much lower that the other gold figures. This gold Flameslinger can be identified as different, as his base is not gold. Instead, it is covered in orange flames.
There is one other Gold Skylander out there, but this one was never made for general release. The super rare Gold Prism Break figure was created as a special holiday gift for Toy’s For Bob employees. This exclusive limited edition figure looks awesome. It is a totally gold version of Lightcore Prism Break, and is decorated with white flocked material, to look like snow. This p