Daily Archives: September 28, 2015
I posted most of this info on the FB page but wanted to do an updated compiled post on the expected and spotted variants from Superchargers.
We already know about Happy Thrillapede but there is another easter/spring variant coming in 2016 and it’s a vehicle! Feast your eyes on this!
Purdy isn’t it? This is Spring Dive Bomber no release date has been announced yet on either of the spring variants I will keep you all posted when I get more info. If this spring release stays true to earlier releases there is still one more unannounced spring variant. I wonder who it will be if they decide to stick to the formula?
Next up we have what I like to call Patina High Volt this is one cool looking variant first in the series to have this type of paint job.
This is what is called a chase variant. I will break the meaning of the word “chase” down further for those of you that have no clue what I am talking about in my next guide. In a nut shell this will be a very rare and hard to get figure. One that collector’s will “chase” after for years to come. I hope we will see more variants like this who do you think will be next to get a chase makeover?
Speaking of “chase” have you had the chance to catch this sweet “chase variant” while out on the hunt?
Only available in PS4 and XBox One console starter packs. These started popping up everywhere online on release day. I happened to see two of them while hunting but couldn’t afford to grab one hopefully I get lucky in a few days (fingers crossed).
Of course by now most of you know that there will be a Legendary Sky Racing Action Pack which will include the Sky Trophy, Legendary Astroblast and the Legendary Sun Runner. We also know that it is exclusive to Toys r Us stores. What we don’t know is when the action pack will officially be released.
There have been sightings of this pack in Denmark, so hopefully we will see this new racing pack in US stores soon. You can see a pretty nice unboxing video from MySkylanders.De on YouTube via their channel. Take a look when you get a chance if you haven’t already.
The second Nitro variant in this series will be Nitro Soda Skimmer. Of course this will be another Target exclusive here in the US no release date has been announced either.
I am a big fan of the Nitro series instantly fell in love with these variants with the release of Nitro Magna Charge in Swap Force. Since then a set of Nitro figures has come with every release like the Legendary and Dark figures. Nitro Stealth Stinger has already been released, but my question is will there be a Nitro Skylander figure to match the vehicle? One can only hope so.
Last but not least the best news to me is that we will see what is being called “Power Blue” variants of Splat, her vehicle, and my fave tech lander Trigger Happy’s vehicle. There is no release date, but from the images we can see that they will be in-game variants. No store has announced that they are going to be carrying these variants, but I have a sneaky suspicion that we may see these in Walmart stores as their Exclusive variant much like Target and TRU. I sure hope we get a Power Blue Trigger Happy to match his vehicle as well.
Man that was a mouthful! Hope you all have gotten your fix today from all this info if not I suppose you could go in for another filling lol! What variants listed are you looking forward to adding to your collection? Sound off in the comments section and don’t forget to enter our contests more info on our page at facebook.com/skylanderaddicts and on Twitter @skylanderaddict
Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
September 28, 2015
Some of you may have wondered where the wave 2 Skylander figures are or when will they be released. Well I can only answer one of those questions sort of. If you were lucky enough to get a Nightfall figure you may have come into the issue of the figure not working on the portal. According to sources the figure has been recalled due to this issue, which also leads me to believe that other wave 2 characters were also held back to make sure the same issue was not happening with any of the other toys.
This is the official response from Activision:
Question: My Nightfall toy is not Registering in Skylanders Superchargers. What’s happening?
Answer: Since the launch of Skylanders in 2011 Activision has been committed to delivering high-quality toys to our consumers. It has come to our attention That our software is unable to recognize the Skylanders Superchargers Dark Element character Nightfall. As a result, we stopped shipment of a majority of the toys Before They arrived at retail. We will be reissuing the toy as soon as Possible, and consumers Should find Nightfall on shelves before the end of the year.
If you have received a non-functional version of the Nightfall toy, please call 1-844-HELP-EON for assistance from Activision. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause Skylanders fans.
This is the first time in Skylanders history that a recall has been issued.This isn’t the first time portal masters have had issues with a figure unfortunately it happens. There is good news though if you downloaded the Day 1 patch it fixes the issue. Bad news for Wii players there is no patch which is why some are assuming that is the reason figures still were recalled.
You can read more about the Day 1 Patch here.
If you are one of the unlucky folks to have gotten a faulty Nightfall and the patch still hasn’t fixed it call the help line and see what can be done to solve the issue. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!