I work in retail, and boy do I hate Skylanders. As soon as they come in, they're gone. I'm talking about 40 of the single packs and 20 of the triple packs coming in several times a week. (sometimes 4-5 times.) This isn't a problem, we're there to sell things.
What happens is, you tell customers "look we have this one or this one." Usually Eruptor or Chop Chop, at this point you're realise I know the names of them. Yes, I do and heres why. The single packs we had 32 Eruptors and 1 Chop Chop.
"Do you have Spyro?"
"No, we have this one or this one."
5 minutes later, you'll get another staff member over the radio, "These Skylanders, do we have Spyro?"
Today a guy bought 13 of the triple packs, thats over £250 worth of Skylanders. I don't know how much profit he can make on Ebay with the generic ones, but is it worth the hassle?
p.s. If anyone knows where I can get a Spyro? I know some people who might be interested...