Saturday, August 31, 2013

The more real Swap Force Poster

Dune Bug, Scratch, Wind-Up and Punk Shock, along with the entire range of Skylanders: Swap Force characters have been revealed today thanks to a new poster found by supernicmax. Reshared from

Holy Bananas! Camo is back!!! Or should I say Holy Watermelons!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Variants coming to GameStop

So I stopped at our local GameStop yesterday to ask a question about pre-ordering Swap Force Dark Edition.
Here are my questions with the employees responses:
  1. If I order online can I pick it up here on 10/13? - No
  2. Can I pre-order in the store with you today? -Yes, which system?
  3. Will there be a midnight launch? - Maybe, we haven't heard.
  4. If I can't make it in on Sunday 10/13, can I come the next day and still pick it up? - Yes, you have a month to pick it up.
Then he offered this bit of marketing, "Come back next month as we will have some variants."

Skylander Hunting #1

We have been Skylander Hunting for months now and a few times I recorded the adventure. I just haven't turned that into a video to post. So here is a recent one that was teased a while back.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Swap Force Characters [Updated]

Ok so this information has been out for a while but I have been sitting on this post waiting for one more Life element to be revealed. It still might show up but I don't see other people talking about it. I heard Skylander Dad mention it once in a video.

16 Swappers
  1. Wash Buckler
  2. Magna Charge
  3. Stink Bomb
  4. Night Shift
  5. Blast Zone
  6. Freeze Blade
  7. Spy Rise
  8. Hoot Loop
  9. Free Ranger
  10. Rattle Shake
  11. Trap Shadow
  12. Doom Stone

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Swap Force Poster

Update- August 31
New poster is out. See it here.
With so many sources sharing Swap Force character updates recently I thought is would attempt to pull them together in something I am familiar with.

On the Skylanders Giants website there is a poster page that can be downloaded. It is very similar to the poster that comes in the starter pack.

There have been some character names revealed (Dune Bug, Wind Up, Scratch etc.) but no certain element associated. If you have any more info on these please share and I will update the poster mock up below. The lightcore characters are glowing copies of themselves to appear different than the non-lightcore versions. If I am missing an image please share a link to it.

Another update is already planned because of the small black and white logo I started putting on the Life and Air elements.

This is also a very low resolution image. If there is interest in making it larger I will take the time to do it.
*I just realized that I missed regular Grim Creeper. Will update soon.

This is a work in progress please suggest update that I may have missed?

Friday, August 16, 2013

We went Skylander Hunting: Part ?

We go Skylander Hunting at least once a week, much to the dislike of WSM (Wannabe Skylander Mom). We are so close to getting a complete set so we keep looking. In recent months there hasn't been much selection but everyonce in a while we find a small treasure. Please now with all the chase variants (Purple Eye Brawl, Purple Wrecking Ball, Purple Lightening Rod, Pumpkin Eye Brawl {not out yet?}, Wicked Thumpback {what is this?}, Dark Green Gill Grunt and don't forget the one we really are looking forward to... Punch Pop Fizz.) Oh, man taking him out of the 3DS starter pack makes sense since they did it with Gnarly Tree Rex. He sounds to be the most obtainable like a Walmart walk in... I am going to try tonight on the way home from work. The video below is a teaser for the full length feature something. This is the best I could do from my iPhone, at work, in a meeting.
So we will work on the numbering of our hunting videos. I guess we can make it up at.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Skylanders Giants LightCore - The good old days

Ran across this old ad today on YouTube. Ahhh... The good old days. Ha, back when LightCore was new and cool. But at least they chose Prism Break because he has the best LightCore effect according to the voting at our house. Drobot got voted the worst LightCore. It looks like he will stay at the bottom of the list unless Light Core Hex is extremely pathetic.
Which is your favorite LightCore? Which is the worst? Do you have a favorite one coming in Skylanders Swap Force?

Monday, August 12, 2013

[Updated] GameStop Announces Exclusive Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition Starter Pack

Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition Starter Pack
Game Stop Exclusive. The reveal hasn't been officially put on the Facebook page but Game Stop let the cat or Skylanders out of the bag... or Kaos's lair.

While on a special mission, a team of Skylanders discovered a secret lair where Kaos was experimenting with a new discovery - Petrified Darkness - which he intended to use to take over all of Skylands!  In the fight to stop Kaos, the lair exploded, releasing a cloud of pure Darkness!  The Skylanders knew they could not let it escape, so they absorbed the dark energy, transforming them into dark versions of themselves.  Fortunately, Spyro had learned to tame the darkness within him long ago.  So with his help, these Skylanders now have also learned to control it - combining its power with their own to fight Kaos and the forces of evil.
Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands' magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power and help save Skylands.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This has to be mistake

Browsing the preorder pages of the various retailers I noticed something on the Walmart site and thought this has to be a mistake. I am glad I didn't preorder from Walmart. I don't think we could wait that long for these Skylanders. "Preorder this item today and it should ship on 12/31/13."

Currently Walmart is the best place around here to find any type of Skylander. The Target nearest us has had zero new shipments in the last two months. I took them off my Skylander hunting route. As the kids would say, "Fail, Target"

And this is a fail for Wally World. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Swap Force Secrets... Dark Secrets

Two days ago the @SkylandersGame twitter account posted a picture with 10 eyes and these words, "We've got a Dark Secret..."

The wannabe Skylander kids (WSK) have already seen Dark Ninja Stealth Elf so it wasn't too hard for them to guess that the teaser image was for "dark" version of other characters. The question for them was WHO? Now I, wannabe Skylander Dad, have access to more resources and found some interesting work by other fans that solved the mystery very fast and easily.

So I showed the annimated GIF created by dark52 and posted to to the WSKs and they nearly jumped through the ceiling. They are so excited for more Skylander variants. Nice Work dark52!

Well then today they posted the image below. Could it be a hint of something to come. Of course! He looks very Pirates/Black Pearl-esk.

We'll see on Monday when the final reveal happens on

Friday, August 9, 2013

New Eye Brawl Variant?! Pumpkin Eye Brawl

While looking for Purple Eye Brawl, I came across a question that asked if Purple Eye Brawl was the same as Pumpkin Eye Brawl. That doesn't sound the same but it intrigued me enough to do some searching... Sears has this currently listed on their site:

Could it be another variant. Check out the release date - Sept 3. I guess someone could order it then return it if it isn't what they are expecting. Here are some ideas....  

All Orange like the Purple variant.
Orange with a stem. But that would probably break off.

Pumpkin... No Jack-o-lantern Eye Brawl.