Battling their way out of the post-holiday shortage, Activision and Toys for Bob have unleashed a trio of new Skylanders at retail, including one that should be familiar to hardcore Spyro fans, should such a thing exist.
It’s nice to see some new faces on retail shelves, isn’t it? Three new toys are hitting store shelves as you read this, including the Magic Skylander Double Trouble, the Undead Cynder, and Slam Bam, a four-armed yeti that comes packed inside the Empire of Ice Adventure Pack, which also includes an entirely new level for the Skylanders games.
Fans of Spyro, the name Activision chose to throw onto the back of the branding for name recognition, will remember Cynder as the black dragon that served as Spyro’s love interest in the Legend of Spyro series of games. She still has dark powers, but she uses them for dark lovins now. Rawr.
See below for bios, videos and shots of the new characters in action.
Primary Attack: Yeti Fists
Secondary Attack: Ice Prison
o Arctic Explosion
o Yeti Ice Shoe Slide
o Ice Knuckles
Bio: Slam Bam lived alone on a floating glacier in a remote region of Skylands, where he spent his time ice surfing, eating snow cones, and sculpting amazing ice statues. It was a peaceful life, until Kaos destroyed the glacier, stranding Slam Bam on an iceberg that drifted through the skies for days. He awoke on Eon’s Island, where he was taken in and trained to become a Skylander. Now his ice sculptures serve as a frosty prison for any evil-doer.
Primary Attack: Eldritch Beam
Secondary Attack: Conjure Exploding Double
o Summon Magic Bomb
o Arcane Eldritch Beam
o Magical Cataclysm
Bio: Double Trouble was an adept spellcaster. On an expedition to find exotic ingredients for his potions, he traveled in search of a rare lily that was said to multiply the power of any spell. So thrilled was he when he found it, Double Trouble instantly ate the plant and performed a spell. Suddenly, there was a loud pop… then another… and another — until Double Trouble was surrounded by exact copies of himself. As it turned out, he had misunderstood the details about exactly what would multiply. But it didn’t matter, for he quickly realised the clones were delightful companions… never mind that they were only half his size and would explode on contact.
Primary Attack: Spectral Lightning
Secondary Attack: Shadow Dash
o Cynder Flight
o Black Lightning
o Shadow Reach
Bio: While just an egg, Cynder was stolen by the henchmen of an evil dragon named Malefor and raised to do his bidding. For years, she spread fear throughout the land until she was defeated by Spyro the dragon and freed from the grip of Malefor. But dark powers still flow through her, and despite her desire to make amends for her past, most Skylanders try to keep a safe distance… just in case.