This week, Skylanders is making its triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con. Alongside exclusive giveaways, hands-on opportunities, and other exciting activities; San Diego Comic-Con will mark the debut of the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition and new lineup of Eon’s Elite toys for 2015.
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition gives a sinister spin to the starter pack and includes special variants Dark Spitfire and his signature land vehicle, Dark Hot Streak, as well as a two-sided collector’s poster and the coveted Kaos Trophy, which unlocks exclusive Kaos content. Depending on your platform of choice, however, the Dark Edition will also include additional characters and vehicles. For instance, the Dark Edition Starter Pack for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 will also include Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow water vehicle.
Nintendo fans, however, will get awesome variants of the Donkey Kong and Bowser toys and vehicles announced last month at E3. The Wii U version of the Dark Edition starter pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his signature Dark Barrel Blaster Land vehicle, while the Dark Edition starter pack for Wii will offer Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle.
SDCC badge holders can go hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers at the Skylanders booth (#121), at the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, or at the Nintendo Game Lounge at the Marriott Marquis and Marina. For Skylanders collectors, there’s also the 2015 collection of Eon’s Elite toys, special versions of Skylands’ most top heroes that offer powered up in-game stats, premium designs, distinctive poses, and custom packaging. This year, the lineup of Eon’s Elite toys grows with the addition of Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer, and Dino-Rang. The first wave of characters, Slam Bam, Zook, and Voodood will be available this November with a suggested MSRP of $19.99.
However, fans at San Diego Comic-Con won’t have to wait until release to check out the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition or new Eon’s Elite characters. Starting with preview night on Wednesday, July 8, and through Sunday, July 12, attendees can go hands-on with the Dark Edition, see the new Eon’s Elite characters in-person, and take photos inside a life-size Hot Streak or with life-sized statues and costumed characters. We’ll also be giving away event-exclusive items all weekend long, starting at 10am PT each day.
But that’s not all—our friends at Penguin (Booth #1514) will be showcasing Skylanders Universe™ Mad Libs, Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649) will be offering a sneak peek at new Skylanders costumes, and IDW Publishing (Booth #2743) will be debuting Rift Into Overdrive, the comic book prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers.