Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Release

Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Release

Postby 1ofWiisdom » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:10 pm

Tons more information, pictures, and videos coming up tonight after work!! You will not believe some of this!!!

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SKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR
AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015

Attendees among First in the World to Play
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition,
Including Dark Versions of Donkey Kong™ & Bowser™,
and Check out Collectible Toy Line Eon's Elite

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - July 7, 2015 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is supercharging Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 with Skylanders, the world's leading Toys-to-Life and now Vehicles-to-Life videogame franchise. Activision will reveal the new Skylanders® SuperChargers Dark Edition at the convention where attendees will be among the first consumers in the world to play the game with dark versions of the Starter Pack characters, including Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle; and Skylanders fan-favorite Stealth Elf in a new Dark version. As an extra bonus, fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth #121 and Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt. North American fans who can't make it to the convention can pre-order online beginning today at major retailers while supplies last. Skylanders Comic-Con offerings also include a first-look at the highly collectible figures from the all-new Eon's Elite lineup, as well as the popular franchise-inspired comic book series, Mad Libs and costumes.

The Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition includes unique toys that true Portal Masters will want in their collections. All Dark Edition Starter Packs will be available for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, a two-sided ultimate collector poster and the highly sought-after Kaos Trophy, which is the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content.
Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow will be available exclusively in the Dark Edition Starter Packs for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4. The Wii U™ Dark Edition Starter Pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster, exclusively. A different, unique adventure including Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser will be made available on Nintendo's Wii™ system.

"This year Skylanders, the original toys-to-life franchise, gets a boost of high-octane gameplay and innovation by bringing toy vehicles to life for kids with Skylanders SuperChargers," said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. "We look forward to fans checking out our Dark Edition and Eon's Elite offerings for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con."

Eon's Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items. This year's fan-favorite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang and will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The first wave of Eon's Elite characters -- Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood -- are Toys"R"Us exclusives and will be available starting November. The second wave of heroes, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang, will be available in December.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can check out Skylanders at the following activations:
Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #121): Fans can get hands-on with the new
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition; check out all-new Eon's Elite collectible figures; take photos inside a life-sized Hot Streak vehicle or with Kaos and Spitfire statues; say hello to life-sized costumed characters Eruptor, Gill Grunt and Jet Vac; and collect giveaways all weekend long while supplies last --- including Skylanders buttons and event-exclusive Hot Streak vehicle toys each morning starting at 10 a.m. PT.
Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2743): Leading comic book publisher IDW will have copies of the Skylanders comic books series available for purchase. Attendees also will learn more about Rift into Overdrive, IDW's latest Skylanders offering and prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers- available for preorder now online. Fico Ossio, the comic book's lead artist, will be onsite for signings on Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT.
Mad Libs (Booth #1032): Attendees can purchase the popular Skylanders Universe™ Mad Libs. Fans receive a free tote bag with a purchase of three Mad Libs!
Nintendo Game Lounge (Marriott Marquis and Marina): Convention goers can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers and collect limited edition Skylanders-themed air fresheners while supplies last. Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Penguin (Booth #1514): Fans can purchase Penguin's Skylanders Universe™series of books.
Rubie's Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can purchase costumes at Rubie's booth.
Xbox Lounge (Manchester Grand Hyatt): SDCC badge-holders can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers, pre-order the game, enter to win a custom Skylanders SuperChargers Xbox One console on July 9, and collect special Skylanders posters while supplies last. Follow us on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame for contest details. The Xbox Lounge hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
About Skylanders SuperChargers
Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce a brand-new play pattern to fans, vehicles-to-life. For the first time ever, kids can explore and navigate the mountainous terrains, deep sea environments and big blue skies of Skylands like never before by going behind the wheel of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles - bringing them from physical world into the digital world in a high octane action-adventure videogame. The game offers a diverse and dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures featuring combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming -- all set within a variety of new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers has 20 land, sea and sky vehicles that are fun to play in the game and in the real world. There is also a new class of heroes -- 20 SuperCharger characters that feature all-new powerful attacks and moves, upgrades and personalities. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 20 in North America for a suggested retail price of $74.99.

About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million action figures(1) since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro's Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern - swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids' console game globally(1).

About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com or by following @Activision.
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Omenix » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:52 pm

Ok so the Eons Elites have had a big redo. New pose, cheaper price and characters people actually want, another GG wasn't necessary in TT. But why are there only 6? Do the backgrounds still connect? What about TTs EEs?

Next on the agenda, WHY 6 STARTER PACKS! Who in their right mind would buy 6? Just give wii and wii u the same as the others that way we dont need to pay $600 day one to have a complete collection down the road. Other than that, such hype! What does Kaos trophy unlock? They'll never tell!
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Omenix » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:16 pm

I was looking at the starter pack images and Datk Stealth Elf and what I think is called Sea Shadow (?) Aren't in wii or wii u versions. They just had to make it more complicated didn't they? Also they don't include Sea Shadows driver, or SEs vehicle, which is beyond stupid as you'll have a dark character without a dark vehicle or vice versa. I mean, if it's good enough value and people want it, people will buy, so here's what they should have done:
1. Nintendo pack: for a retail of $120 US you get all elements of regular starter pack (minus SE) as well as DK and Bowser and their vehicles.
2. Dark edition 1: for a retail of $100 you get dark spitfire and hotstreak, Kaos trophy, dark Sea Shadow and Dark Unknown Driver
3. Dark edition 2: for a retail of $120 you get contents of Dark edition 1 plus Dark SE and her vehicle.

These would be far better in reducing costs, with this you pay $240 and get 2 starter packs with no starter pack items left out, as opposed to the current $525. Sure there's no Dark DK or bowser, but these in dark were too much to begin with.
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby kdoub25 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:26 am

Wow so many choices, but too bad most will have a limited budget. Still debating what to do here. Is there anyway that you can post the dark and light pics of the Bowser and DK figures/vehicles for side by side comparison?

Also what do you know about the "different, unique adventure" advertised for the Wii? I have not heard this yet and wonder if it will help justify both a Wii and Wii U purchase.

Will the dark stealth elf be available for purchase separately for those Wii and Wii U users who miss out on the starter pack inclusion?
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Orion's Islands » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:43 am

Ok soo.....Wow.
Again.
I gotta hand it to Activision: They are making this release a memorable and fun one.

New Elites...all good.
New Elites being some Castaways?!?...Ding! Ding! WINNER! WINNER!!!
Believe it or not, Voodood...Most anticipated!

Dark Edition...Excellent!
Multiple Dark Editions across different platforms with different exclusive variants...D'oH! :shock:
Let's just say...I haven't wrapped my mind fully around the complications yet!


For Kdoub25...

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The non-dark Versions...
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The Dark Versions...
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Omenix » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:25 am

For Bowser and plane i prefer regular but I was always planning 3DS over wii anyway do its fine.

On the Wii U I prefer regular DK Car but Dark DK. I figured if id already be getting 2 Stealth Elfs in PS4 (dark or reg) and 3ds ,the wii u one is obsolete therefore in my logic i didn't count it as existing so for $20 more to get dark i also get spitfire and hotstreak so about $40 worth of value (kerp in mind this is typical Australian costs). Therefore it's more value to get the dark than the regular wii u.

From what I can tell the PS4/XB1 is the all in 1 pack with a land, sea and (assuming Kaos trophy unlocks the shown Kaos Vehicle) sky. I feel it would be better if they included sea shadows driver (can't remember the name? Night crawl? Something? Little help here?) As opposed to SE who already has a dark variant, as that would comparably feel better if we assume Sea Shadow and driver aren't wave 1 it's practically an extra $80 (kaos trophy character and vehicle ) for the cost of $20 and a stealth elf and it is still only 5 figures. WHY DID ACTIVISION NOT DO IT?! (Not to mention the OCD issues caused by having Sea Shadow and SE in dark but not Driver and SE vehicle)
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Postby Daphtaru » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:09 am

If anyone didn't think the Amiibo part was going to sell before. This is now like saying Gold Mario is easy to find...
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby 1ofWiisdom » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:09 am

I have added the videos now that they are up on YouTube.

The Sea Shadow is driven by Nightfall.

It is quite odd to have Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and not her vehicle AND Dark Sea Shadow and not it's Signature Driver. It is going to drive completionists crazy and admittedly feels unbalanced. Even throwing in a Jet-Vac set would be nice. I guess their logic is that the big sell for non-Nintendo Darks is the Kaos Trophy.

I have put in several questions, notable when/if we will finally get definitive info on what you do in the 3DS and Wii versions of the game. I really want Dark Bowser, but it is hard to justify shelling out $100 for a 6th Starter Pack without knowing what it does. I have a felling a lot of people will be buying the DSPs and then turning around and selling the extras (non scalpers that is...they will also be selling Dark Bowser/Dark DK etc).

Good solution, as suggested would have been to make the DSP truly spectacular and have the following:
Nintendo (Wii and Wii U)=Dark Bowser and Dark Clown Car, Dark DK and Dark Barrel Blaster (optionally adding Dark Spitfire and Dark Hot Streak)
Xbox/PS: Dark Spitfire and Dark Hot Streak, Dark Character/Vehicle 2, (optionally adding Dark Character/Vehicle 3) where Dark Character 2 and 3 DO NOT equal Stealth Elf, lol. I love the chick, but she is in standard starter packs and has Darks already.

The Elites are killer though!
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Daphtaru » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:21 am

1ofWiisdom wrote:I have added the videos now that they are up on YouTube.

The Sea Shadow is driven by Nightfall.

It is quite odd to have Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and not her vehicle AND Dark Sea Shadow and not it's Signature Driver. It is going to drive completionists crazy and admittedly feels unbalanced. Even throwing in a Jet-Vac set would be nice. I guess their logic is that the big sell for non-Nintendo Darks is the Kaos Trophy.

I have put in several questions, notable when/if we will finally get definitive info on what you do in the 3DS and Wii versions of the game. I really want Dark Bowser, but it is hard to justify shelling out $100 for a 6th Starter Pack without knowing what it does. I have a felling a lot of people will be buying the DSPs and then turning around and selling the extras (non scalpers that is...they will also be selling Dark Bowser/Dark DK etc).

Good solution, as suggested would have been to make the DSP truly spectacular and have the following:
Nintendo (Wii and Wii U)=Dark Bowser and Dark Clown Car, Dark DK and Dark Barrel Blaster (optionally adding Dark Spitfire and Dark Hot Streak)
Xbox/PS: Dark Spitfire and Dark Hot Streak, Dark Character/Vehicle 2, (optionally adding Dark Character/Vehicle 3) where Dark Character 2 and 3 DO NOT equal Stealth Elf, lol. I love the chick, but she is in standard starter packs and has Darks already.

The Elites are killer though!


It's been kinda obvious when they showed up with the Nintendo ones that not everyone is going to have an element based off the matching elemental. I have no idea what I'm doing right now on launch day.......

The whole other consoles get an exclusive..........It's a way for those that don't have a WiiU/Wii/3DS......To have something "exclusive". I don't see them changing that. To this day SSA still has some exclusives of just SSA only stuff based on what version owners have.

P.S. We now have 3 Hot Streaks and the game isn't even released yet.
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Re: Dark Edition Starter Packs and Eon's Elite S2 Press Rele

Postby Omenix » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:27 am

Yeah loving the elites, the whole thing is just better than the dark fiasco, also wouldn't Fiesta have been good in the dark starter seeing as he's undead (i don't think undead has actually been in any DEs yet )
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