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Leaked Black Friday Sales


Hey Addicts!

I came across this info in another group I’m apart of S/O to Brian Cipra for the heads up! As we all know it is that time of the year once again turkey and monster sales. Some of the Black Friday sales have already been leaked so I decided to create a post that I’ll update when all the sales have been announced.

 

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THURSDAY NIGHT-
All Skylanders Superchargers starter packs for $49.99

FRIDAY-
BOGO 50 percent off all Skylanders and vehicles (along other toys to life products)

 

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$9.99 Vehicles and Superchargers
Buy 2 Get 3 Free on Used Figures

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$34.99 Starter Packs
$11 Figures and Vehicles

These are some awesome deals I can’t wait to get to the stores when these deals pop off! We still have Best Buy, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, and Amazon. What deals are you looking forward too? Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Sea Racing Action Pack Review


I cannot count the number of times I’ve been let down by the miscellaneous adventure packs. Until now, the ultimate adventure pack was Swap Force’s Tower of Time. Meanwhile Sheep Wreck Island and last year’s Midnight Museum were also highlights. The Sea Racing Action Pack is a new standard on which all Action/Adventure Packs should be judged

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The Figurines

Before we get to the additional content the game adds, let’s talk about Deep Dive Gill Grunt and Reef Ripper. This is the fourth iteration of Gill Grunt, and seeing him again, I wasn’t particularly excited. Between the metallic variation and the sidekick Gill Runt, who needs a seventh Gill Grunt?

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He’s just so excited this time around

Well I’m happy to report that Deep Dive Gill Grunt is wildly different from his previous incarnations. Deep Dive Gill Grunt emphasizes trident attacks and his ability to levitate off the grand via a wave. Both of these are viable attacks. The trident attack is one of the fastest attacks in the game.. Meanwhile, his wave levitation not only deals a lot of damage, but it gives Gill Grunt excellent maneuverability. It’s nice to see a Skylander who can close the gap between himself and enemies with both speed and sufficiency.

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His wave levitation is awesome

As for his talent skill trees, Deep Dive Gill Grunt is another huge win. I actually had a hard time making a decision about which path to follow. In one instance, Storm Summoner making his trident more powerful by fusing it with lightning. That said, Torrent Tamer gives his wave more range and damage. Both skill trees are amazing, but no matter which skill tree you choose, the subsequent damage and viability is a massive boon that’s hard to compare. This is the best Gill Grunt has ever been, and he is now one of the top tier water Skylanders in the game.

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I went with Storm Summoner. Just look at all the lightning!

As for Reef Ripper, it’s a viable water craft with excellent mods. Its singular attack is decent, but nothing to write home about; however, the area of effect damage attack is pretty spectacular. In 360 degree water sections, Reef Ripper is devastating. It fends of enemies with ease, while in racing mode, it shines when enemies cluster around you.

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From a design standpoint, Reef Ripper is a crowning achievement

Supercharger Mission

As for his Supercharger Mission, you’ll enjoy this tough mission of trying to catch fish. As players race around the Golden Temple, they have to acquire fish of different values. While it’s easy to score the 1 and 2 star victories, most players will have a tough time getting that elusive third star (100k points). It’s one of the best missions from what players have seen so far.

The Quality

With all that in mind, I cannot emphasize enough how amazing these two figurines look. Gill Grunt is the first Skylander, in series history, to make his base a part of the figurine. It’s one of the smartest and coolest designs ever conceived. But that’s nothing when compared to Reef Ripper.

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You need to see these figurines in person to appreciate their beauty

Reef Ripper is a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Captain Nemo inspired vehicle. You need to hold his figurine to appreciate its quality. Aesthetically, it’s gorgeous. But the swivel in the tale, the colors and the drill embellishments all stand out. This is Skylanders crowning achievement in design. Both Gill Grunt and Reef Ripper are a benchmark on which all subsequent Skylander figurines shall be judged. It’s an extraordinary achievement.

The Additional Content

Unlike previous Skylander Adventure Packs which added in more content with levels, this time the Sea Racing Action Pack adds additional racing levels. The two additional levels are Tropic Plunder and The Golden Temple.

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Tropic Plunder aerial view.

They might be the two best racing levels in Superchargers thus far. The air and land levels are fun diversions, but the water levels remind me of Diddy Kong Racing. Traversing the water while watching for speed boosts and items underwater is a unique experience. The grandeur of both additional levels is unparallel.
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The Golden Temple looks epic

Tropic Plunder has players flying over volcanoes and diving under pirate ships, while the Golden Tower has players getting significant air time with frequent jumps and boosts. I love the additional levels, and while they’re not worth the price alone, they’re another excellent reason why the Sea Racing Action Pack is a worthy addition.

Verdict

If you own Superchargers, buy the Sea Racing Action Pack. It might be the best additional content released to date. From a collector’s standpoint, Skylanders never looked better.

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Sea Racing Action Packing
Available now
MSRP: $34.99

This post originally appeared on my blog TheBookishGamer

Burn Rubber With Skylanders Supercharged RC Racers


 

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When Activision first announced that vehicles would be the gimmick of the latest installment of Skylanders I just knew RC racers would be coming it just made sense and I was right. The NYKO company who is responsible for making all kinds of third-party accessories for video games has teamed up with Activision and created some really awesome looking Skylanders Superchargers themed RC race cars.

 

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So far only two of the race cars are available to order via GameStop’s online store. The RC cars look like the vehicles we play with in the game. The Skylander that owns the vehicle is seen in the driver’s seat for example Fiesta and Crypt Crusher are used in the game to create a Supercharged vehicle and they are also used to create these sweet looking RC racers. The other character available is Spitfire and Hot Streak. They are $29.99 each which isn’t to bad of a price for an RC, but what I want to know is how they function? Are they hard to control? Can they do tricks like some of the really cool RC racers? Are they durable? Kids will be crashing these things into walls left and right will they crumble after one or two crashes forcing us to have to get a replacement? Or will they stand the test of time?

 

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I’m going to be getting both of these cars not only to review, but to play around with my son we both love toys and cars. Definitely will be having some fun with these. I am hoping that we don’t just get RC Race Cars, but also get a helicopters, planes, bikes and boats. That way we can also get a chance to use the Land, Sea, and Air concept with the RC’s.  If you are interested in owning a set of these just click this trusty link right here (Fiesta) and here (Spitfire). Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Ready, Set, Supercharge! Skylanders Superchargers Release Update


September 17, 2015
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Hey Addicts!
I received an email from Activision PR earlier today and thought I would share this bit of info to hopefully feed the Skylanders beast in you. Few things I wanted to point out. One there will only be 3 racing action packs. I know some of you were hoping to get more and two Skylanders is now the official sponsor of a few racers. How cool is that! Take a look at the press release to get more details. 3 days and counting I hardly can contain my excitement! Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
PORTAL MASTERS GET READY TO GO FULL THROTTLE WITH
SKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS THIS SUNDAY!
#1 Kids Console Game in the World(1) Brings Vehicles-To-Life,
A New Toys-To-Life Category
Skylanders SuperChargers Drives Franchise’s Innovation Even Further with Number of Firsts, Including Online Multiplayer and Racing Gameplay
Donkey Kong and Bowser Join the Incredible Cast of Skylanders Characters
as Guest Stars for the First Time, Available Exclusively for Nintendo Platforms
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Skylanders® fans with a need for speed should look no further — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing vehicles-to-life on September 20 with Skylanders SuperChargers. Available at major North American retailers nationwide, Skylanders SuperChargers takes kids on a wild ride as they drive the mountainous terrains, dive the deep-sea environments and fly the big blue skies of Skylands like never before with amazingly detailed vehicles, many of which feature moving parts that will play in the real world and come to life in the game via the Portal of Power®. Packing some major star power, the game includes two of Nintendo’s iconic characters reimagined as Skylanders — Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser — available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system, and in Skylanders® SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Wii system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
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“Remember when you were a kid and pretended that your toy cars came to life, zooming around your living room on the most epic racetracks of your imagination?” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Well, we are about to bring that fantasy one step closer to life with Skylanders SuperChargers. We are re-imagining toys-to-life by bringing race cars to life, along with helicopters, motorcycles, jet planes and submarines, as you race through Skylands and compete against other players for the first time. Our fans are going to love playing this game. I know I do.”
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Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life — an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. The trailblazing innovation of Skylanders SuperChargers is realized when players take the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles that are playable in both the physical and digital worlds in a high-octane action-adventure video game. Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments. The game features a brand-new class of heroes that is distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons.  SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos.  Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.  Right out of the box, the game also features an all-new Racing Mode that blends high-octane, supercharged racing with combat, accentuated by power-ups, boosts, hazards and more.
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Players can also buy Racing Action Packs that unlock extra content. A total of three Racing Action Packs, one for each terrain, will be available for $34.99 MSRP and each will include three special toys — a SuperCharger, vehicle and villain trophy which unlocks two exclusive racing tracks for the game. The first of the three packs, the Skylanders SuperChargers Sea Racing Action Pack, will be available at launch.
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MONTEREY, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: <> at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 14, 2015 in Monterey, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

To celebrate the arrival of Skylanders SuperChargers and the addition of racing to the franchise, Skylanders became the official partner of racing champion Max Chilton for the season finale of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

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MONTEREY, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: <> at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 11, 2015 in Monterey, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chilton, a 24-year-old former Formula 1 driver and fan of the Skylanders franchise, blazed the tracks of Laguna Seca in a Skylanders-themed race car on September 12-13.

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MONTEREY, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: <> at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 11, 2015 in Monterey, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

“SuperCharged” Chilton shattered Tony Kaanan’s 1997 track record in the qualifying race, broke the race lap record set by Helio Castroneves in 1996 and ended the season on the Indy Lights podium for Carlin.

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Skylanders also “SuperCharged” Enea Bastianini from the Gresini Racing Team to take the win at the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP in Italy, his first career victory in the Moto 3 World Championship.  Bastianini will take to the track again in his Skylanders SuperChargers-branded race suit at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain onSeptember 25-27.

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Skylanders SuperChargers is hitting store shelves in time for the holiday frenzy. Toys”R”Us® predicts the newest addition to the franchise will be one of their fast-selling games this holiday season and recently placed Skylanders SuperChargerson the company’s 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List.
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“The Skylanders brand continues to capture our customers’ attention every year by delivering on its promise to redefine play by merging the physical and digital worlds, which is why the newest addition to the franchise has been named to our annual Toys”R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are excited to support the launch of Skylanders SuperChargers and fully expect to be the global destination for fans to experience this truly innovative adventure in gameplay.”
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Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack will include two new Skylanders characters, a first-of-its-kind Skylanders vehicle, a newly designed Portal of Power® and the full AAA game. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available for the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360™and Xbox One™video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system for $74.99 MSRP.
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 Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Packs also will be available in North America on September 20 for $99.99 MSRP. All Dark Edition Starter Packs will include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak and the highly sought after Kaos Trophy which is the only way to unlock special gameplay content, plus a two-sided ultimate collector poster. The Dark versions of the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his vehicle, Barrel Blaster, will be available in the Wii U Dark Edition Starter Pack; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his vehicle, Dark Clown Cruiser, will be available in the Wii Dark Edition Starter Pack.
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Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, a complementary racing experience, will be available on September 20 for Nintendo’s Wii™ system for $74.99 MSRP and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system for $64.99 MSRP. The addition of Donkey Kong and Bowser as guest stars in the new game, along with their specially created vehicles, will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers and Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. The SuperCharged characters not only work in Skylanders SuperChargers, but will also work with select amiibo-compatible Nintendo games with a simple twist of the character’s base.

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Fans of the Skylanders franchise can also choose to buy the Digital Portal Owner’s Pack, available on September 21 for $49.99 MSRP for connected consoles, and use the Portal of Power they already own to play Skylanders SuperChargers. The download of the Digital Portal Owner’s Pack provides a great way for returning players to enjoy Skylanders SuperChargerson the platform of their choice. On October 25, the full Skylanders SuperChargers game will also be available on select iOS devices including iPad®, and for the first time ever iPhone® and iPod touch®.  Skylanders SuperChargers will also be available on Apple TV® this fall.
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Skylanders SuperChargers is forward compatible with all 300+ unique toys from all previous games – Skylanders® SWAP Force™, Skylanders® Giants, Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders® Trap Team. The game will be available onSeptember 20 in North America, September 23 in Australia/New Zealand andSeptember 25 in Europe.
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Let’s Hit The Road Skylanders Style!


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Just because summer is winding to an end, doesn’t mean that the fun and adventure has to stop there.  We here at Skylander Addicts want you to share your real-life adventures with your Skylanders, and with us.

Going to the beach for some final summertime fun?  Take a Skylander along!

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Going to an amusement park for some last minute thrills?  Take a Skylander along!

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Even if you are staying close to home, use your Skylanders to help show off your home town. What makes your hometown, your state or even your country unique?  Use your locale as a backdrop to show off your favorite Skylanders.

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Once you have taken your photos, be sure to visit Skylander Addicts & Collectibles on Facebook to share your photo with us.  Also, if you are Instagram, be sure and upload your photos there too.

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When sharing, use the hashtag #skylanderaddictsontheroad  Use your imaginations we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Superchargers Sea Racing Action Pack Images


Hey Addicts!

These awesome shots were shared with me from my bud in the land of OZ. Thanks Justin once again you are the man! Are you excited about playing the racing mode of the new game? I know I am can’t wait to play with some of you out there finally. Enjoy the images and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Skylanders Starter Packs On Sale At Toy R Us


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This is just a heads up for all of you all that are playing catch up on figures and starters. Toys R Us is having a great sale now all starter packs are 50% off! That’s right 50% off!

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This is an awesome deal for those off us that are completest and like to have everything or if you just couldn’t manage to get them when they were regular priced. Here is a link to order Toys R Us

Hope this helps out until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Supercharged Villains Images Old & New Faces


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As we know the villains are back in the new game with a twist. Check out the article I posted with all the info straight from Activision here. Thanks to my Aussie mate Justin for sharing these images with me so that I could share them with you. There are many familiar faces coming back like Chef Pepper Jack and Wolfgang but there are some villains we haven’t seen before like Spellslamzer, which has me excited to play this game even more! You can see the images in the gallery below hope you enjoy them. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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It’s Official, Skylanders SuperChargers Will Have Online Adventure Mode, Multiplayer, And Racing!


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Good morning addicts,

I just woke up to a bunch of confirmed and official Skylanders SuperChargers information.  Here is the official press release in its entirety which gives us all information about Skylanders SuperChargers Online.  Hope you all are as excited as I am. VROOM, VROOM, Let’s get ready to start those engines on Sept. 20.  Catch you all later on the Skyside!

COLOGNE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), continues to blaze the toys-to-life trail with Skylanders franchise firsts, racing and online multiplayer gameplay on console in Skylanders® SuperChargers, developed by Vicarious Visions. Whether fans prefer co-operative play in Adventure Mode or competitive multiplayer with up to four players in Racing Mode, Skylanders SuperChargersonline gaming is fueled with adrenaline-pumping action right out of the box.

“We continue to be firmly committed to driving Skylanders’ spirit for providing originality, innovation, creativity and fun with each game.”

Skylanders’ all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the game’s online multiplayer component. The high-octane mode is further amplified with all-new time trials, which include three-lap races that take friendly competition up a notch as players battle for the best time score on the leaderboard. All Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs will come loaded with six dynamic race tracks – two each for Land, Sea and Sky. With hidden routes, power-ups, and diverse locations, Racing Mode offers completely new ways to enjoy the game. Whether played in offline split-screen or online multiplayer, gamers can choose the best route to finish a race, trying to avoid attacks along the way as they navigate through dynamic environments. Voice-chat is available with friends for an added layer of excitement.

Skylanders SuperChargers delivers more ways to play than ever before:

  • Single-player Adventure Mode

  • Online and local co-operative Adventure Mode

  • Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen

  • Online competitive racing with up to 4 players

“Skylanders fans told us they wanted to go head-to-head in online multiplayer with their friends and family, and we delivered. Skylanders SuperChargers enables gamers to race against friends all over the world and brings an exciting new expansion to the Skylanders gameplay experience,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We continue to be firmly committed to driving Skylanders’ spirit for providing originality, innovation, creativity and fun with each game.”

Skylanders SuperChargers continues to rev its engine with the addition of Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Packs at launch and beyond. These optional expansion packs, one each for Land, Sea and Sky, unlock even more thrilling racing content for Portal Masters. Each pack comes loaded with three special toys, including a SuperCharger, its signature vehicle and a villain trophy. The villain trophy unlocks two new tracks and new modes, including SuperVillain Cup, Boss Pursuit and Mirror Cup. There are 12 boss villains across all three packs, with four in each pack, which players can defeat and play as. Fans can then store these boss villains on their villain trophy toy to play at a friend’s house.

Fans can augment their SuperCharger experience with a complementary, dedicated racing combat game — Skylanders SuperChargers Racing — for the Wii™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. All-new tracks, augmented with power-ups, boosts, hazards and more, offer up to 50 different and exciting gameplay experiences. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head-to-head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser™ and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS and can also be played on the Wii U™ system. The Supercharged character not only works in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, but also as amiibo in compatible Nintendo games, so players can store their saved data in both modes with a simple twist of the figure’s base.

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Skylanders SuperChargers Big Reveal? Are We Getting Villians? Online Racing? + New SuperChargers Pictures and Screenshots


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Hello Addicts, if you all don’t all know already, from the previous Skylanders game (Skylanders Trap Team) we were introduced to villains as playable characters.  They were made playable in game by trapping them in traps.  Yeah, those transparent things that are probably now sitting on your shelf collecting dust with the exception of a few of them.  Well, it looks like we may be dusting those traps off and really using them for Skylanders SuperChargers.

Recent pictures suggest that we may just be seeing playable villain characters in their very own vehicles.  I’m not saying this is 100% confirmed or that we may get all villains as playable characters or that traps may be used to play with villains.  But, from a trap point of view this makes perfect sense.  Trapped characters will be playable in game.  If you think about it, we are getting a smaller amount of figures compared to previous games, so why not utilize the traps to their full potential and reward the players whom have collected and bought traps.

I personally would love to race with villains, and with online, things could get really interesting.  So, enough of the small talk, if villains are brought into the Skylanders SuperChargers, who would you want to see?  Wolfgang, Sheep Mage,  Dream Catcher?  The list could go on…  Let’s look at some new recent pictures too, what do you think?  See you all on the Skyside!

Also as promised, Here are some recent new pictures of Skylanders SuperChargers Characters, artwork, and their vehicles.  Hope you all enjoy!

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