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Dark Edition Starter Pack, 3 New Skylanders


Activision recently passed on details for the new Dark Edition Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack. It will include 3 new variants including Dark Snap Shot, Dark Wildfire and Dark Food Fight. In addition 3 traps will also be included in the pack: Life Hammer, Water Tiki and the Ultimate Kaos Trap.

dark-snap-shot-sm dark-food-fight-sm dark-wildfire-sm

The Dark Edition Starter Pack will retail for $99.99 and is available for pre-order at most retailers including Amazon.

This brings the total number of Dark Edition Skylanders up to 9. Our list of Trap Team Skylander characters continues to grow and we will add more as we become aware of them.

skylanders trap team dark edition starter pack

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Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest
at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise’s history starting on July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with Skylanders Trap Team™, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5000 in prizes to the best Skylanders costumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the Skylanders universe.

The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life,” where members of the Skylanders team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world’s most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.

Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:
Grand Prize: $4,000
Runner Up: $1,000
2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare Skylanders toys
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.
Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.

San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101


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New Characters + Traps Added to Database


Alot of new character images and more pictures of the crystal traps surfaced at the E3 conference, and this morning we finished up adding them all to our database. You will find a new page for a list of all the Traptanium Crystal Traps that will be available. Now, you should be able to login and add these to your collection (although you probably don’t have any yet, of course). They will currently show up as one of your figures, but we’ll get that bug fixed soon.

Secondly, we also added the following characters that we did not yet have on the site:

In addition better images of Wild Fire and Chopper were added.

At E3 Family Gamer TV has some in-depth footage of some gameplay for a number of these characters:

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Jade Fire Kraken Hitting Walmart Shelves in US


We had reported that Jade Fire Kraken was first seen in the Netherlands. We are now getting multiple reports that they are appearing in Walmart stores in the US. One of our readers, David, found them in Indianapolis. However, he did say that a manager removed them after he checked out due to release date restrictions.

jade fire kraken at walmart

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Rare Gold/Bronze Doom Stone Chase Figure Surfaces


A new variant of Doom Stone has surfaced on eBay. (11 listings as of this writing). We have no information on what stores these were found in, but these listings are from multiple areas across the US. It features Doom Stone with his top half in gold and bottom half in a bronze/copper color.



This variant is very similar to the Silver/Gold Stink Bomb and Bronze/Silver Trap Shadow chase figures that appeared a few months ago.

Are you seeing them in your area? Let us know in the comments what store and where you live.

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Skylanders: Swap Force Starter Pack for 35% – 50% Off


This is a sick deal, so we couldn’t help but tell you portal masters about it. Amazon is selling the Skylanders: Swap Force Starter Pack for just $32 – $45, depending on your console! The PS3 version is 50% off. In addition, the Fiery Force Battle Pack is 35% off at just $16.26.


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Lightcore Bumble Blast + Kickoff Countdown Available on Amazon


It’s been available for a little over a month now, but we’ve received a few emails asking about its release and availability. The LightCore Bumble Blast is now available on Amazon at retail price. This seems to be a figure that many missed so we thought we’d share that if you have not yet picked up yours, it is now available.

Also, Kickoff Countdown is in good supply at our local TRU, but also is available at Amazon for $9.99.


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Jade Fire Kraken Appears in Netherlands


One of our readers, Bram, has located what seems to be the first appearance of Jade Fire Kraken at his local Intertoys shop in the Netherlands!

Update: We have also started seeing a few show up on eBay, but the ones in-hand seem to be from Germany.

Jade Fire Kraken


Let us know down in our comments if you are spotting Jade Fire Kraken in your area. Fire Kraken now has a total of 3 toy figures.

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Toys for Bob Celebrates 25 Years with 25 Rare Skylander Giveaway


Toys for Bob, the developer of the Skylanders video games, is celebrating 25 years of business by giving away 25 rare Skylanders figures to 25 lucky individuals. They shared this news on their Facebook page and included the below picture. To enter the giveaway you just need to retweet the following status update!


As the photo suggests there are some nice rare, retired and exclusive Skylander figures to be won! Some that are pictured that are pretty rare include:

Good Luck To All!


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Skylanders Comic Books Coming in October!


Activision has partnered with IDW Publishing to bring us Skylander comic books! The first introductory 16-page comic #0 will be debuting at San Diego Comic-Con in July. The first issue will then be released on October 7th titled Skylanders: The Kaos Trap. It is now available to pre-order on Amazon!

Here is the full press release:




San Diego, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – In conjunction with Activision, IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever Skylanders comic-book series, penned by renowned comic-book writer Ron Marz, and Mike Bowden and David Baldeon as lead artists. In the world of video games, Skylanders is a global phenomenon and the best-selling kids’ game franchise since its launch in 2011.1 Now fans have the opportunity to follow the adventures of all their favorite characters from Skylands through the magic of comic books. The first issue, a prequel to the Skylanders Trap Team™ storyline, actually provides fans an inside look at where some of their favorite Skylanders came from, and even gives them a first look at a few all-new characters from the upcoming game.

IDW Publishing has been known for the quality and care given to some of the most beloved all-ages properties, and Skylanders is no different. The videogame sensation is making the leap to the pages of comics this July, debuting at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. Skylanders #0 features an introductory 16-page story as well as character guides and additional back-up information. The issue will be launched in both print and digital during SDCC weekend.

“We are thrilled to be combining Skylanders, the pioneer of the toys to life video game genre, with IDW, one of the industry’s leading comic-book publishers in the U.S.,” said Ashley Maidy, vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision. “The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into the backstories of their favorite Skylanders characters, expanding on the universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in the franchise’s short history. To explore the world of Skylands beyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long been awaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see this manifested through a comic series.”

Skylanders will also join IDW’s successful Micro Comic Fun Packs line-up this fall and will be available in comic-book stores as well as mass-market retailers this October. Distribution is expected in the following territories: United States, Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

“The idea behind creating a Skylanders comic book series resonates strongly with us on so many levels – the storyline and audience appeals to the comic book world and feels like a seamless relationship,” says David Hedgecock, IDW’s Managing Editor and Editor of the Skylanders series. “We’re honored to be the publisher of choice to introduce the world of Skylanders into the comic-book landscape.”

The world of Skylanders continues at IDW and whether you like your comics large, small or digital, we have you are covered!

About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwidedeveloper, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website,

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected release date of the Skylanders comic series are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

1Based on revenue, according to The NPD Group, GfK Media Control® and Activision internal estimates, including toys and accessories, life to date

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.


Can’t wait for the comics? Print and color our Skylanders coloring pages!

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