Countdown was discovered by a group of Yetis who were snowboarding one particularly chilly morning when they came across a big bomb encased in ice. After bringing it back to their cabin, they were shocked when it actually came to life. No one, not even Countdown himself, has any memory of where he came from or how he ended up frozen in the mountains. Since becoming a Skylander, Master Eon has been graciously trying to help piece together fragments of his past. But this has proven difficult, as Countdown loses some of his memory every time he explodes – which happens a lot. In the meantime, Countdown has enjoyed working with Eon and fighting alongside the Skylanders to defend their world against evil – even though he occasionally forgets what he is doing.
Kickoff Countdown is a limited special variant of Countdown a new Tech Skylander that debuts in Swap Force. He has one other variant in Lightcore Countdown.
He was released to Toys R Us in late May 2014 and began to show up at other retailers in June.
Kickoff Countdown Unboxing
|Rocket Blast||Press Attack 1 to fire a rocket||Free|
|Bomb Head||Press Attack 2 to toss Traptanium Hammers, which smash down with mighty force.||Free|
|Controlled Burst||Hold Attack 1 to charge a rocket, release to shoot a large rocket that deals increased damage.||500 Gold|
|Roaring Rockets||Rockets do increased damage.||700 Gold|
|Explosive Friendship||Press Attack 3 to summon a bomb ally that explodes near enemies.||900 Gold|
|Hefty Concussion||Press Attack 2 to shoot a more powerful Bomb Head that does increased damage. Press Attack 2 again to detonate the Bomb Head.||1200 Gold|
|Boom Buddies Forever Path|
|Boom Buddies||Press Attack 3 to summon a bomb ally that explodes near enemies. Can now have four bomb allies at once.||1700 Gold|
|Bombing Blitzers||Bomb allies do increased damage. Adorable and explosive.||2200 Gold|
|Lingering Sparks||Bomb allies shoot flames from their fuses that damage nearby enemies.||3000 Gold|
|Triple Threat||Hold Attack 1 to charge a rocket, release to shoot a large rocket and two smaller rockets.||1700 Gold|
|Warhead Hands||All rocket attacks do even more damage.||2200 Gold|
|Mega Mortar||Controlled Burst does increased damage in a larger area.||3000 Gold|
|Soul Gem Ability|
|Self-Destruct||Hold Attack 2 for a short amount of time to cause a massive amount of damage to every enemy nearby.||4000 Gold|