The Worst Feature Of Disney Infinity? These Power Discs.

I have no problem whatsoever with purchasing toys to unlock new characters and powers in a video game — as long as those toys aren't sold randomly in blind packs, like Disney Infinity's Power Discs.

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The idea is rather cool — these colorful circular and hexagonal discs can be placed on the Infinity base under your characters to unlock new powers and equipment or change the scenery of the entire world. I got to see them in action during Comic-Con earlier this month, and damn do I need to get my hands on that Wreck-It Ralph Sugar Rush disc.

I wonder how many $4.99 blind packs I'll have to buy to get it.

I hate blind packs. I hate doubles. I hate the idea of paying for something not knowing what it actually is, or if I even want it. So yeah, not a big fan of these.

Maybe it's just me. The idea is for kids to collect and share, after all. Maybe that concept is making a comeback. I figured they'd all moved on to file-sharing on the internet.

See below for the initial lineup of Power Discs being randomly slipped into 2-packs next month.

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Circular Discs

  • Bolt’s Super Strength – Character that you’re playing with does 10% more damage
  • Fix It Felix’s Repair Power – Character you’re playing with has 20% more health
  • C.H.R.O.M.E’s Armor Shield – In-game character receives -10% less damage
  • Pieces of Eight – In-game character gains 10% more loot

Hexagonal Discs

  • Mickey’s Car – Drive Mickey’s Jalopy in the Toy Box
  • Cinderella’s Coach – Drive Cinderella’s Carriage in the Toy Box
  • Kahn– Ride Kahn the Horse from “Mulan” in the Toy Box
  • Stitch’s Blaster – In-game character gets Stitch’s blaster from “Lilo and Stitch”
  • Carl Fredericksen’s Cane – In-game character gets Carl’s cane from “Up”
  • Sugar Rush
  • King Candy’s Dessert Toppings Texture Set– Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to Toy Box terrain objects
  • Sugar Rush Sky Skydome – Adds a “Sugar Rush” theme from “Wreck-it-Ralph” to the Toy Box sky
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Wonderland Texture Set – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box terrain objects
  • Tulgey Wood Skydome – Adds an “Alice in Wonderland” (animated film) theme to Toy Box sky
  • Finding Nemo
  • Marlin’s Reef Texture Set– Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box terrain objects
  • Nemo’s Seascape Skydome – Adds a “Finding Nemo” theme to the Toy Box sky
  • Tangled Lantern
  • Rapunzel’s Kingdom Texture Set – Adds a “Tangled” theme to Toy Box terrain objects
  • Rapunzel’s Birthday Sky Skydome – Adds a “Tangled” theme to the Toy Box sky

Rare Hexagonal Discs

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Adds the Dumbo ride from the Parks in the Toy Box

    Abu the Elephant – Adds the elephant version of Abu in the Toy Box

    Astro Blasters Space Cruiser – Adds the Astro Blaster vehicle from the Buzz Lightyear attraction in the Toy Box

DISCUSSION

By
Stephen Totilo

This is definitely the sketchiest part of the game. As a kid I'd be delighted by the surprise of discovering which discs I got from a blind pack. Same way I liked the surprise of getting a random assortment of baseball cards from a pack when I was a kid. But as an adult, I see this layered on top of the Skylanders toy model that Disney is aping and it sure looks purely like another revenue stream that makes Infinity that much more expensive. Sorry. I'm an old grump!