Barkley was one of the four special "sidekick" characters released by Activision through their second promotion with Frito-Lay. He is the miniature of Tree Rex. Fans who collected UPC symbols from specially marked bags of Frito-Lay 20-count variety packs, could send away for these side kicks for just a few dollars shipping. The character is NOT a controllable Skylander in game, but will show up in the "Giants" and "Swap Force" games to fight next to one of the main characters when placed on the portal. He is treated more like a magic item where he supports any other character that the player is using. Unlike magic items, a sidekick does not expire after a time limit.
The orange base Barkley can now only be obtained used or through a reseller, however a red base Barkley will be re-released for Skylanders Trap Team. All 8 of the original minis as well as 8 new minis will all be playable in Trap Team.
Barkley will also be in the Starter Pack for the 3DS version of Trap Team which was released with Wave 1 Skylanders for Trap Team.
Barkley will also be released in a Mini 2-Pack with Whisper Elf, though no release date for that package has been announced.
Meet Barkley w/ Brawl And Chain (Trap Team)
|Shockwave Slam||Press Attack 1 to slam the ground with massive fists, causing shockwaves.||Free|
|Sequoia Stampede||Press and hold Attack 2 to charge through enemies and obstacles.||Free|
|Photosynthesis Cannon||Press Attack 3 to harness the power of the sun and shoot light beams.||500 Gold|
|Big Thorn Shockwave Slam||Hold Attack 1 for a bigger, more powerful Shockwave Slam||700 Gold|
|Super Stampede||Sequoia Stampede attack does increased damage.||900 Gold|
|Treefolk Tripleshot||Photosynthesis Cannon fires triple burst shots. Prerequisite: Photosynthesis Cannon||1200 Gold|
|Treefolk Charger Path|
|Titanic Elbow Drop||Press Attack 1 while charging to perform one serious elbow drop move.||1700 Gold|
|Lightfooted||Charge longer and faster, doing more damage in the process.||2200 Gold|
|Ultimate Stampede||Sequoia Stampede attack does maximum damage||3000 Gold|
|Lumbering Laserer Path|
|Super-Charged Vaporizer||Hold down Attack 3 to charge up the Photosynthesis Cannon for more damage.||1700 Gold|
|Sun Skewer||Photosynthesis Cannon blasts through enemies and explodes for more damage.||2200 Gold|
|The Pod Maker||Vaporized enemies turn into exploding plant pods. Prerequisite: Super-Charged Vaporizer||3000 Gold|
|Soul Gem Ability|
|Woodpecker Pal||A woodpecker buddy joins Barkley in battle.||4000 Gold|