Earlier this year I bought the Disney Infinity for my Nintendo Wii. The system comes with the Infinity Console, the disc, and the following three characters: Jack Sparrow, Sully from Monsters Inc. and Mr. Incredible. The box also comes with a little cube which had each characters “world” on it, so you could either play in a pirate theme, monster theme or super hero theme. Each character from those films could also play in their designated world, so, for example, Dash, Mrs. Incredible or Violet could all play in the Incredible’s themed world and so on.
I also got a double pack of The Lone Ranger and Tonto. They came with their own world in which only they could play in. While other characters are available to buy that do not have their own world, you can still play them in the Infinity Toy Box.
The worlds of the characters I find pretty good while the Toy Box I find just OK. Still, it was cool how they created this system and the characters that were coming out. Even more exciting was when they mentioned Marvel characters would soon be available, which they now are. I was waiting for this to come out, and when it finally did, I was pretty disappointed to hear that it is NOT available for the Nintendo Wii, but only for the Nintendo Wii U.
My issues for this is one, I have a Nintendo Wii, and I really don’t need to be spending over $300.00 on a new system when my current one works fine. I also don’t like how the Wii U does not hook up to the TV but to the large controller, sort of like a Nintendo DS, only bigger. Finally, I would have to then spend another $74.99 to get the new console the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack 2.0 Edition. While this console will have Disney characters that can play on it,(Stitch, Merida from Brave, Aladdin, Tinker bell, Big Hero 6’s Baymax and Hiro), it does come with three Marvel figures: Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man, besides the Avenger’s world where the Avengers can play in. A two pack with Spider-man is also sold with a world for the Marvel web-slinger to play in.
I really like how the Marvel heroes look. But I just can’t justify buying a new system, then a new Infinity console, just to play the Marvel characters. The only thing I would consider is buying the figures themselves individually of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Nick Fury just to put on a shelf.
While in the Disney Store this past week they had the following characters for sale:
Nick Fury (which I think is for the Spider-man world play set).
The individual figures are priced decently, but I won’t be making any purchases soon. Still, they would look pretty cool on a shelf.