If you can only have one Skylanders game this year, you'll probably want to shoot for either the PS4 or the X1 version. If you're wanting a portable take on Trap Team, the new tablet version could be the way to go, or, the 3DS one offers a pretty solid experience with some caveats.
Whether this Gauntlet is just like the original one or not, I don't know and it really doesn't matter. But playing this game with others has proven to be a blast, even though it's not very deep or long. For $20, you can do a lot worse, but to find a game this instantly accessible and fun, you may be harder pressed to find.
If you aren't into JRPGs I won't say that this game is going to change that for you, but as someone who rarely plays the genre, Fairy Fencer F was surprisingly agreeable with me. It's another solid addition to the PS3's library of JRPGs, and I recommend making an effort to check it out.
A good buy for fans of The Eternals or those who have been picking up the Marvel Knights DVD releases thus far. The Eternals are not the best part of the Marvel universe to be sure, but I gained an appreciation for them with this motion comic.
It might have only lasted half as long as some of the other Transformers series that came after it, but Beast Machines is surprisingly entertaining and has held up well these last fifteen years. Shout! did an admirable job with this set, and for under a $0.80 an episode, it's a great buy for any Transformers fan.