Light and Dark Expansion Packs Coming 12/21

Light and Dark Expansion Packs Coming 12/21
Dark Element Expansion Pack

Activision has announced that the new Light and Dark expansion packs will be available starting Sunday December 21st at Toys R Us. Two new Trap Masters will be part of these packs, Knight Light will come with the Light Element Expansion Pack and Knight Mare will come with the Dark Element Expansion Pack. In addition each pack will contain a corresponding new trap and an expansion level with new enemies to trap. There will also be two new core dragon Skylanders released. Blackout is a new Dark Element dragon, and Spotlight is a new Light Element dragon. Look for all of these to be on Toys R Us store shelves this Sunday! Check out the new trailers for the new Trap Masters.

Dark Element

Light Element

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Mirror of Mystery Available at Best Buy

Best Buy Mirror of MysteryI was browsing the Best Buy website, trying to figure out when they were going to actually have Wave 2 Skylanders in stock, when I was surprised to see the Mirror of Mystery Adventure Pack listed. It turns out that it and a lot of the other Wave 2 characters are actually now in stock now at Best Buy. They are not available for shipping but they are available for in store pick up (at least at the stores around me). So I was able to pick up quite a bit this evening. I placed my order through the website for in-store pickup. I would highly suggest this method myself. And don’t forget, you can support this site buy ordering your Skylanders through our links like that. But there are other reasons to order for in-store pick up. First, if the store is closed, you guarantee that they won’t sell out in the morning if you can’t get to the store right away. I did this on launch day and got some triple trap packs that seemed to sell out very fast. But tonight as I went into the store to pick up my latest order, I thought I’d check their shelves. Not one Wave 2 Skylander or Trap was on the shelf. Yet when I picked up my order they had everything waiting for me behind the counter. I believe they just got the stock in, but have yet to place it on the shelves. Had I just ran into my local store, I may have been sad to see nothing seemingly in stock. And then I would have had to ask someone to check the back, wait for people to figure out what they were doing or where the stuff was and in general it would have been a pain in to but to get what I wanted that way. So if you check the Best Buy website and find that your local store has the Mirror of Mystery in stock. Do yourself a favor, and just order it for in-store pickup. Wait an hour (usually not even that long), and go pick it up. It could not have been easier for me tonight. That said, look for our second Mega Epic unboxing of Wave 2 characters coming very soon.

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Lightcore Bumble Blast at Toys R Us

Lightcore Bumble BlastI was visiting my local Toys R Us this morning checking out their buy one get one 40% Skylander sale as well as their 60% off clearance games when I saw Lightcore Bumble Blast on the shelf. He was not listed as available online or through other major retailers online websites, but Toys R Us definitely had a few of them. If you are looking to get a hold of this excellent Lightcore character then I would suggest a trip or a phone call to your local Toys R Us.

 

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Wave 4 Release Date Outed?

SpringTimeTriggerHappy_BestBuyA strange thing happened the other day on the Best Buy website. For a short period of time, they had three new Skylanders available for pre-order. The available date was April 6, 2014. Now that’s a long time away, and the listings have since been removed. But it makes one wonder, was that the release date for the next wave of Skylanders? Perhaps Best Buy was waaayyy ahead of Punk Shock Best Buythemselves and that was some wave 5 characters? It’s hard to know but the images leave a lot of questions that fans will probably have wait to find out the answers too.

The characters shown were Fryno, Punk Shock, and Springtime Trigger Happy. What was most intriguing about the listings was the packaging that was shown. Each figure came in special “Easter Egg” colored packaging. Fryno_BestBuyThis raises a lot of questions. Are these characters only going to be available around Easter? Are these special Easter edition packaging for characters that might be released a month earlier in regular packaging? Are these characters exclusive to Best Buy? Are all characters going to have Easter packaging at Best Buy around this time? Will they still be available early for pre-order much like the silver Heavy Duty Sprocket was? Is the wave 4 release date going to be April 6, 2014? I’m afraid I don’t have the answer to any of these questions. Hopefully Wave 4 comes sooner than that, but at least we know the Easter Bunny should be bringing a few new Skylanders to this house!

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Legendary Zoo Lou released today!

Legendary Zoo Lou
“Nature Calls!”

Legendary Zoo Lou was released today exclusive to Toys R Us. In addition to having a new Skylander to pick up. Toys R Us characters were still buy one get one for 40% off at my local Toys R Us. That deal was supposed to have ended on the 2nd, but at least at my local Toys R Us it was still active. So try to grab him soon or call your store to see if the BOGO 40% off sale is still going on.

Also, today started the promotion where you can get a free Skylanders Show and Go case with a purchase of $50 or more. And still going on is the deal to get an exclusive Metallic Green Gill Grunt (series 2/Giants version) with total purchase of $100 or more. As my local Toys R Us representative explained it to me, you do not have to spend all $100 during one trip. It can accumulate between 10/13 and 12/31, as long as you use your TRU Rewards card. In January, TRU will e-mail coupons for the free Metallic Green Gill Grunt if you have met the $100 qualification. The Metallic Green Gill Grunt is scheduled to be available 1/18/14.

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Swap Force Wave 2 Release List

Here is a summary of the characters that have been released as part of Wave 2. These characters are showing up in stores in very limited supply, but do not seem to be available online yet.

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Wave 1 Swap Force Skylanders

Today I was out in the stores and I noticed a few more sporadic Wave 2 release characters at Target and Toys R Us. So they are getting out there although in very limited supply still. Yesterday I ran down the list of the new Wave 2 Skylanders. Today I want to recap what has already been released with Wave 1. Here is the list of Wave 1 Skylanders:

I’ve also tried to update all the character pages with what wave they are in, if they have been released.

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