These are the real-world physical components used in the game.
The Toy Pad is a console accessory that is the core piece of the Toys-To-Life aspect of the game. It plugs into the console via USB, and recognizes when a Toy Tag is placed on it.
There are three zones on the Toy Pad, a round zone at the back and two L-shaped zones in front. Placing a Toy Tag on any zone makes the toy (character, vehicle, or gadget) appear in the game. Most of the time, it doesn't matter which zone you place a character in. But when you encounter certain situations in the game, the different zones will have special purposes. Only the center rear round zone can be used to write game data to blank Toy Tags.
Each zone on the pad can be lit up in a different color by the game. These will indicate which zone is in danger, which one you need to move onto for relic detection, which ability characters gain when on that zone, etc.
- Xbox One pads only work on Xbox One consoles.
- Xbox 360 pads only work on Xbox 360 consoles.
- PS3, PS4, and Wii U pads are interchangeable.
Toy Tags are light blue disks for Year 1 or orange, officially called gold tags by LEGO and TT Games, disks for Year 2 with LEGO studs to hold a LEGO minifigure or other LEGO builds. They come in two types:
- Character Tags: These have two inlets, generally to hold minifig legs. They also have printing to indicate which character belongs on the tag. Which minifig is actually attached to the Toy Tag is irrelevant - in the game, the Tag always represents the character whose printing is on the base.
- Blank Tags: These have four studs, to attach a clear blue 2x2 Lego brick with other parts on top. They are used for Vehicles and Gadgets. When they come in the package, the tags themselves are not specific to any item.
The Game Disc has the software to run the game. Each console has its own disc, and they are not interchangeable.