We knew this variant was coming, we just didn’t know any official dates…until now. Toys R Us will be selling Jolly Bumble Blast on 12/8 and Gamestop will have him on 12/7. The owner of portalflip spotted him at his local TRU early and took this photo.
Two new Skylanders variants were discovered recently on Facebook. The first, Gold Fire Kraken, is a Exclusive 2013 Dev Team Edition for the developers that helped make Skylanders: Swap Force for the Wii-U.
The other, Metallic Shroomboom, is seen being held by Zach Gordon on the recent Skylanders Boomcast.
With the release of Skylanders: Swap Force there was many new Skylanders Mega Bloks sets that have also begun to hit stores. Two of the more highly anticipated ones are Flynn’s Rescue Ship and Sharpfin’s Jet Boat. We wanted to post the video reviews from the folks over at The Brick Show who have shared their thoughts on them.
Earlier this month a new variant was found on eBay of a Spyro’s Adventure Crystal Clear Whirlwind. No, that’s not a typo. For some odd reason, just now is this variant showing up. Portalflip first reported it and confirmed in their post that it is a legit figure. It’s strange to see a new figures from a once-thought discontinued line of figures. However, remember on November 17th TRU is bringing back the Spyro’s Adventure Dino-Rang figure.
Is this a trend?
Update: We messaged the previous owner of this figure and they told us that a friend gave it to them awhile back. So, this is not new release, but rather just a variant that was never discovered until now.
The November flyers for Toys R’ Us were leaked recently and we discover that Legendary Zoo Lou, Legendary Night Shift and the re-release of Dino-Rang. All three of these releases are staggered over the next 3 weeks and are exclusive to TRU. They are as follows:
November 3rd – Legendary Zoo Lou
November 10th – Legendary Night Shift
November 17th – Dino-Rang (Re-Release)
From our experience the legendary characters are usually in very good supply as TRU knows collectors converge on the store for these releases.
Happy Hunting and add these characters to your wish list.
On a recent episode of Skylanders Boomcast Zach teases us with a new Riptide variant that is being called Green Armored Riptide. It’s very similar to the Green Gill Grunt released as part of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.
On Wednesday another 9 characters were released exclusively at Toys R’ Us. Now, these are not TRU exclusive characters, just released early only at TRU.
Now, we were able to get all 11 of these except for Gill Grunt. They had him, but he was gone by the time I got there (15 minutes after stored opened). I took the last Chop Chop and Star Strike they had. I asked the clerk and they said they didn’t have good stock on this wave for launch, only about 5-7 of each character.
What were you able to score? Let us know down in the comments.
With the official launch of Skylanders: Swap Force being this past Sunday we wanted to summarize what Swap Force characters are currently available.
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And if you haven’t had a chance to yet see some gameplay, we’ve posted the full Chapter 1 walk-through.
Are you ready? This is the day we’ve all been waiting for! Get your game face!
We wanted to give you a few tips heading into Saturday night, with tommorrow being the launch day for Skylanders: Swap Force.
Toys ‘R Us will be opening at earlier at 8am on Sunday at most locations so you don’t want to get there at their normal opening hours just to see all the good stuff gone.
Some Toys ‘R Us locations are opening at midnight tonight for the launch. TRU has posted those stores here. If you live in those areas, I highly recommended you go at midnight, it will be a fun experience.
Remember, many Wal-Mart stores will also be open at midnight and selling Swap Force since many are open 24 hours.
Last Tip: Don’t be the guy that pushes over a little kid to get in the store faster. Yes, you should see a small crown/line at the door.
From my experience with these launches they always have plenty of stock of each character for those that are early.
Be sure to view our Swap Force characters page. We will soon be launching a new feature where you will be able to keep track of your collection through our website.
According to this recent press release by Toys R’ Us, it seems that the Spyro’s Adventure version of Dino-Rang will be put into Swap Force packaging and released exclusively at TRU. From the way it reads, it doesn’t seem to be a re-molding of Dino-Rang, just the old version put into new packaging for the Swap Force launch of October 13th. Assuming that is the case, this is good news for those who came into Skylands a little late and didn’t have the chance to grab a Dino-Rang a few years ago.