It is that time of year once again. Great food, family, and presents under the tree are great things to get excited about, but what I’m most excited about is getting more Skylanders. Activision and it’s affiliates want to make sure that portal masters around the world get the perfect Skylanders gift this holiday season. In order to make that possible they are release a bunch of merchandise with sales galore. According to the press release I received this morning
Skylands is abuzz with the holiday spirit and ready to supercharge kids’ holiday wish lists with special toys, a newSkylanders® SuperChargers Racing Action Pack, Skylanders merchandise, BlackFriday deals and more.
Activision Publishing is kick starting the season by releasing a special holiday variant Missile Tow Dive Clops.
The fun-loving character is a heavily armored deep-sea explorer with an eye out for evil who slows enemies with candy-coated missiles. Missile-Tow Dive-Clops is available in Europe in late November, and in the United States and Canada onDecember 2, first at GameStop and EB Games, respectively.
As you know Eon’s Elite figures have been released at Toys R Us and they look awesome! The first three have already been released Slam Bam, Zook, and Voodood. The last three are coming at the end of November (more details below).
Also available for the holiday season at Toys”R”Us® stores nationwide and online at www.Toysrus.com is the premium toy line Eon’s Elite, including fan-favorite characters Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood, as well as a new set of heroes — Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang — available first at Toys”R”Us beginning onNovember 29 ($19.99 MSRP).
Also being released is the second racing pack, which is for the Sky Terrain featuring Astro Blast, the Sky Runner, and the Sky Trophy that will unlock new tracks.
Fans also can get their hands on the second Skylanders SuperChargersRacing Action Pack, now for Sky terrains ($34.99 MSRP). The Sky Racing Action Pack takes Skylanders racing to new heights featuring Astro Blast and Sun Runner, as well as a Sky trophy which unlocks new tracks and modes. Astro Blast, the adventurous space cowboy, is SuperCharged and ready to take on the bad guys in his Sun Runner spaceship, fully equipped with anti-gravity and speedy capabilities.
Skylanders Superchargers is definitely going to be a hot item this season!
Skylanders SuperChargers has been named to the Toys”R”Us 2015 Hot Holiday Toy List, the Amazon Holiday Toy List and Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys List. Fans won’t want to miss out on special BlackFriday deals on Skyanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, offered at $39.99 MSRP at participating retailers.“Every year, the Skylanders franchise has produced innovative products that our customers love, including this year’s newest addition, Skylanders SuperChargers.” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are pleased to offer fans the broadest assortment of Skylanders merchandise this holiday season, to ensure they find the perfect present to put under the Christmas tree.”
If you are looking to stock up on Skylanders stuff to put under the tree. Then I would suggest you head down to your nearest Toys R Us or jump online immediately! They are having their biggest sale ever on select Skylanders merchandise.
Unfortunately the sale only lasts for one day, but if you go to ToysRUs.Com type in Skylanders there is a button tab for a 2-Day Sale with a lot of Skylanders items that are on sale today as well as tomorrow.
Here are some of the deals you can snag today.
- $39.99 — Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack (save $35!)
- $10 — Skylanders SuperChargers Vehicles and Figures (save $4-$7!)
- $17.59 — Skylander’s Eon Elite figures (save 20%!)
- $28.79 — Skylanders SuperCharger Racing Packs (save 20%!)
- $3 — Skylanders SWAP Force figures
- $3 — Skylanders Giants figures
- $2 — Skylanders Spyro Adventure figures
- There is a bunch more on sale as well like Dr. Krankcases Lair. By the way if you are a Toys R Us credit card holder you can receive an extra 10% off of your purchase today as well as every Thursday and Saturday this holiday season.
Check out the links below to get more details on today’s sale. Thanks to Skylanders Inquirer and the Toys For Games page for the news. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
As you may have read from my earlier post that we were expecting some sort of announcement today about the release of a Dark Starter Pack for Skylanders Superchargers. What we didn’t expect was this!
Yes! we will be getting Dark Versions of Donkey Kong & Bowser with Dark versions of their vehicles as well as what is referred to as a Kaos Trophy, which will be the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content . Here is what the official press release had to say about this momentous occasion:
AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015
Attendees among First in the World to Play
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition,
Including Dark Versions of Donkey Kong™ & Bowser™,
and Check out Collectible Toy Line Eon’s Elite
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 7, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is supercharging Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 with Skylanders, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life and now Vehicles-to-Life videogame franchise. Activision will reveal the new Skylanders® SuperChargers Dark Edition at the convention where attendees will be among the first consumers in the world to play the game with dark versions of the Starter Pack characters, including Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle; and Skylanders fan-favorite Stealth Elf in a new Dark version. As an extra bonus, fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargersDark Edition Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth #121 and Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt. North American fans who can’t make it to the convention can pre-order online beginning today at major retailers while supplies last. Skylanders Comic-Con offerings also include a first-look at the highly collectible figures from the all-new Eon’s Elite lineup, as well as the popular franchise-inspired comic book series, Mad Libs and costumes.
The Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition includes unique toys that true Portal Masters will want in their collections. All Dark Edition Starter Packs will be available for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, a two-sided ultimate collector poster and the highly sought-after Kaos Trophy, which is the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content.
Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow will be available exclusively in the Dark Edition Starter Packs for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4. The Wii U™ Dark Edition Starter Pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster, exclusively. A different, unique adventure including Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system.
Yes you read that right we will also be seeing some new Eon Elite Characters! There are six new Eon’s Elite Characters being released, but there has been a change in what retailer will be carrying them. Toy R Us will be stocking shelves this time with the 1st Wave will consist of 3 characters (Voodood, Zook, and Slam Bam) beginning in November. The 2nd Wave will include the remaining 3 characters ( Ghost Roaster, Boomer, and Dino-Rang) and will be released in December. Notice that there are only six of the forgotten 8 included in the Series 2 run of Elite’s.
Does that mean we may see the last two at special events or with a Frito Lay competition or two? I’m praying they release the other two as well (On knees crying out to the Skylanders Gods!). They will be priced at $19.99 each which is cheaper than the $24.99 price tag GameStop has with the first series. Guess that means we will see a price drop in the first run of figures at GameStop that is good news for us that still need them. Here is more from the press release:
“This year Skylanders, the original toys-to-life franchise, gets a boost of high-octane gameplay and innovation by bringing toy vehicles to life for kids with SkylandersSuperChargers,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We look forward to fans checking out our Dark Edition and Eon’s Elite offerings for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con.”
Eon’s Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items. This year’s fan-favorite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang and will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The first wave of Eon’s Elite characters — Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood — are Toys”R”Us exclusives and will be available starting November. The second wave of heroes, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang, will be available in December.
For those of you that are attending SDCC 2015 this year you can stop by booth #121 to get your chance to play the Dark Edition first hand before other Portal Masters and get some bragging rights LOL! Here is a list and schedule of where you can find Activision and the Skylanders at the event.
San Diego Comic-Con attendees can check out Skylanders at the following activations:
- Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #121): Fans can get hands-on with the new
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition; check out all-new Eon’s Elitecollectible figures; take photos inside a life-sized Hot Streak vehicle or with Kaos and Spitfire statues; say hello to life-sized costumed characters Eruptor, Gill Grunt and Jet Vac; and collect giveaways all weekend long while supplies last — including Skylanders buttons and event-exclusive Hot Streak vehicle toys each morning starting at 10 a.m. PT.
- Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2743): Leading comic book publisher IDW will have copies of the Skylanders comic books series available for purchase. Attendees also will learn more about Rift into Overdrive, IDW’s latest Skylanders offering and prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers– available for preorder now online. Fico Ossio, the comic book’s lead artist, will be onsite for signings on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.
- Mad Libs (Booth #1032): Attendees can purchase the popular Skylanders Universe™ Mad Libs. Fans receive a free tote bag with a purchase of three Mad Libs!
- Nintendo Game Lounge (Marriott Marquis and Marina): Convention goers can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers and collect limited edition Skylanders-themed air fresheners while supplies last. Hours:Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Penguin (Booth #1514): Fans can purchase Penguin’s Skylanders Universe™series of books.
- Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can purchase costumes at Rubie’s booth.
- Xbox Lounge (Manchester Grand Hyatt): SDCC badge-holders can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers, pre-order the game, enter to win a custom Skylanders SuperChargers Xbox One console on July 9, and collect special Skylanders posters while supplies last. Follow us on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame for contest details. The Xbox Lounge hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Man there is a lot of fun to be had at SDCC for Skylanders Fans if you happen to be one of the lucky folks attending take some pictures and tag Skylander Addicts in them so we can see how much fun you are having. For those of us not attending the event you can still pre-order the Dark Edition starting today. How many of you Addict Portal Masters will be getting the Dark Starter? I will be getting all 3 Dark Edition Starter Packs, which is a pain to do, but I want all the Dark figures so I’ll forking over $300 plus just on starters. I wish there was a way to get them all and not have to buy all these starters. I would use the extra cash on more Skylanders anyway, but still. Any who, enjoy the images in the gallery and check out the Facebook page for more images. As always until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
I woke up to a message from NOE telling me to check out Dark Spyro. Of course I jumped up and hit the net to see what was going on. At first I looked at the post and was like “Really? Nitro Head Rush Info… Eh!” then I noticed a comment that made me understand what the fuss was about. According to DS user Txholdem1224 there will be an exclusive Special Easter Edition Weeruptor Mini Skylander and Earth Trap.
This is awesome news! I’m not sure if the Weeruptor and Earth trap will come together, but it is nice to know that we will be getting easter exclusives from TRU and Target. Here is the DPCI to help you out while you are on the hunt: 207-00-3014.
Now back to Nitro Head Rush as we already know she is being seen on the shelves of Target stores, but the figures are register locked with a release date of 2/15. What you may not know is the DPCI so here it goes: 207-00-3012. Hopefully having this bit of extra information will help you guys get your hands on these with no issues. DS user star kitty posted some images of the Nitro Head Rush figure they spotted but couldn’t purchase. Check out the images in the gallery below. Special thanks to NOE, Star Kitty, and TxHoldEm for the heads up.
Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
This shouldn’t be new news, but for those of you that don’t know tomorrow January 10, 2015 is Skylanders Day at GameStop stores in the US. Are you still looking for the Light and Dark Packs? Well you can save $10 if you buy both packs at the event tomorrow. You can also save $5 on the Eon’s Elite Figures, so if you’re still in need of adding Terrafin and Stealth Elf to your Elite collection now would be a good time to get them and any of the other Elite figures you may be missing. There are some other great sales going on as well like save $30 on Starter Packs and Skylanders Trap Team Traps for 99 cents with the purchase of a Trap Master. The first 20 customers will receive a new Skylanders Mini Comic Pack with a 2 sided poster included. The GameStop exclusive Lob Goblin Rocket Light Trap will also be available, but stock is limited so make sure to get there early to get what you need.
Now I know that GameStop has had a sale going on all week on Skylanders merchandise, but tomorrows sale is for one day only. Unfortunately, all the advertised sales are “in-store” only. (sorry online shoppers) The images you see are from the email you should have received for the event if you are apart of the GameStop Skylanders Club. I have waited to get my Light Traps and Elite figures just so I could take advantage of this sale. I’ll be there bright and early so I can get in and get out, then have some breakfast with the family. Happy Hunting and Good Luck! Until next time catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
I have been MIA due to a lot of personal issues, but I’m still trying to stay on top of things so bare with me. Any who, I have seen that everyone is stoked about the light and dark Skylanders characters. As of yesterday Wal-Mart has listed Knightmare and Knightlight along with other unreleased Trap Masters.
The release date has not been officially released, but there is a placeholder date (a fictitious date used by the website until the true release date is known) of December 30st. Just looking at the date you know something isn’t right. I predict we will see the new figures soon possibly when wave 3 is released or when the big yearly Toys R Us Skylanders event is thrown in New York at Times Square. There are no images of the toys as of yet so we are still waiting to see those pop up. I will keep you all posted on we can expect to see these hit the shelves. Here is the Walmart link to both Knightlight and Knightmare figures if you can’t wait LOL! Note you can not order at this time Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Man Activision is doing it extra big on the marketing and promotion side of things. They are on Frito Lay bags, General Mills snacks, Yoplait yogurts, soon to be on Crayola coloring pages, and just announced that Eruptor will be at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you got to any retailer that sells Skylanders it would seem like the displays are even beefed up and nicely stocked especially at Toy R Us and Target. Speaking of Target have you seen the new “Alice in Marshmallow Land” Target commercial? If you have, did you notice that lead Trap Master SnapShot makes a cameo appearance along with other popular toys like Barbie and Leo from the Ninja Turtles. I think it is a very cute commercial. Take a look at the extended version and tell me if you agree. Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that pesky Kaos trap is up for pre-order now at walmart. Hope this helps some of you to finally add Kaos to your collection. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Looks like there is a new villain variant coming to a portal near you! Right now you can preorder Steamed Broccoli Guy already trapped exclusively in an 8 pack trap key set at walmart.com
This is a pretty good deal I would be getting my pre-order on if I were you. Thank to Matteomax from darkspyro for the tip. Until next catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Today was a good day for us Portal Masters and Addicts with Nitro Freeze Blade being released today at Target. Unfortunately, there were no Nitro Magna Charge figures in site. Wonder what is happing with that? Hopefully we will see him turn up soon. He looks so cool! We will be releasing a new video soon with our buddy Bryan over at Bryan’s Toy Haven. So stay tuned to get a look at Nitro Freeze Blade during his hunting video.
For those of you still looking for the Easter Edition Skylanders Walmart stores have been getting shipments of them in all across the US. They have been selling out pretty fast as some of you have seen, but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten them yet. Toys R Us will be releasing them on Tuesday 3/25/14 so here is another chance at grabbing them. Remember Best Buy hasn’t had any in store as of yet, so you will still have another shot if you miss them at TRU. Good Luck and Happy Hunting! Hope to see more pics of what you guys scored. Post a picture of your score on our Facebook page ( link is below ) we love pictures! 🙂 Catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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