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!