I… do not really understand Skylanders. I admit it. When it became the “hot thing” I steered my video-game-loving child in the other direction and may have been known to randomly shout “Hey, is that a Minecraft mod??” to distract him. I have no shame.
Nevertheless, my understanding is that it’s the Greatest! Game! Ever!! and you need various characters to expand your gameplay. Pretty tricky of the game inventors. And each character is normally at least $10, which seems… well, a little much.
Right now Amazon has many of the Skylanders Single Character Packs marked down to just $5.99, like Sprocket here. You can click through to find other reduced characters, like Whirl Wind, Stump Smash, Sonic Boom, Drill Sergeant, and more. If you have to buy ‘em, you might as well get ‘em for 40% off.