I am thrilled about this new game. I love the change to the franchise. The way the toys are a bit different, not just the vehicles but the way each toy looks. I’m excited to see who the 20 SuperChargers are going to be. I’m still speculating that there will be 2 for each element with 8 reimagined characters we have seen from the past. We’ve already seen Trigger Happy, Stealth Elf and Terrafin, looks like the SuperChargers may be the same characters as Eon’s Elite. But I am predicting 4 brand new Light/Dark Element characters, no rehashed ones from before. Gotta build up that element. Here are a couple more photos of Spitfire and Hot Streak.
Yesterday my friend and Dad.fm co-host, Adam Cohen of DadaRocks went to an event in NYC where he got to get hands on with a few of the new figures and vehicles from the game. We just finished recording our reaction podcast about the new series and it is pretty cool. You can see Adam’s personal photos from the event on that post. I also have a great new intro video for the game: BUCKLE UP!
You can Pre-Order the game from Amazon.com right now. Just click the image.
So, strap in because I have a TON of Skylanders SuperChargers news for you today. Yes, that’s right Skylanders SuperChargers, the fifth installment in the highly popular Skylanders franchise. This time instead of just toys to life or trapping villains or giants or swappable figures we are getting vehicles. Three classes or types of vehicles to be exact. They are for Land, Sea and Sky (can’t say Air because there is already and Air Element in the game). The official announcement says that there will be twenty vehicles and twenty SuperCharger characters. Here is my prediction on that. There will be two figures and vehicles of each of the 10 elements (Tech, Air, Fire, Water, Magic, Undead, Life, Earth, Dark, Light). Of these twenty characters I think at least 8 will be of characters we have seen before who are now SuperChargers. You can see that Stealth Elf is a Super Charger and it looks like Trigger Happy and Terrafin are as well. I don’t think that they’ll take the two light or two dark characters and remold them so soon after Trap Team. It would be a good time to build up that element with four new characters.
Speaking of new characters. Two new characters have been introduced (actually a third one is in one of the images below and then there is a new Stealth Elf). These new characters are SuperChargers Spitfire and Stormblade. Spitfire is a Tech enhanced Fire Spirit and Stormblade is a bird, a female character, too. My friend and also fellow Dad.fm co-host, Jeff Bogle of Out With the Kids will be excited to get this character, she sounds very cool. Here are a couple of images of each of these new characters.