The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

Last year, I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition versionof Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $US99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don't get one it's merely because you're some kind of monster.

Debuting to the public at this week's San Diego Comic-Con, which I sadly will not be attending, the Dark Edition of Trap Team is the only place kids and adult collectors will be able to get their hands on special black and silver versions of new characters Snap Shot, Wildfire and Food Fight, who look pretty freaking amazing when combined with the translucent accessories that seem to define the Trap Team toys.

The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

This year's game is all about trapping villains and using them as playable characters, which leads us to the crown jewel of the collector's edition -- the Ultimate Kaos Trap.

The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

This larger-than-normal trap is used to enslave Kaos, the Invader Zim-voiced leader of the Skylands' evil forces. Just look at that giant head.

The Dark Edition news is just the tip of the floating sky island this week, as Activision prepares to invade Comic-Con with Skylanders. There'll be panels and signings featuring voice actors and toy designers, giveaways, and a Skylanders costume contest with $US5000 is prizes (including a set of rare toys).

The Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition will be available for preorder all over the place today for $US99 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii and Wii U.

The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year
The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year
The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year
The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year
The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year
The Skylanders Dark Edition Isn't A GameStop Exclusive This Year

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    So where in AUSTRALIA can we find this other than EB Games? I would love to know, but it's the only place I can find it.

      It's EB exclusive.
      https://twitter.com/EBGamesAus/status/491354124848353280

      Edit: spaces in copy paste link

      Last edited 22/07/14 9:12 am

        Now that's just weird, it's not Gamestop exclusive in the US, but it IS EB exclusive here.

        Thanks for the info though.

          Different distribution arrangements. Given the way all the swap force stock is being flogged off everywhere at the moment, I wouldn't be surprised if it was shopped around the AU market but no one else was interested.

    Yeah would love to get this somewhere other than EB in Australia

    There's a filter on US articles that grabs any $ and changes it to US$. Would be handy to filter 'Gamestop' to be 'EB Games'.

      Even though that would make it inaccurate, as it doesn't apply to Aus.

    It would have been more interesting to do something different this year than just a rehash of the Dark Edition. But still looks pretty good, got the Dark last round, probably skipping this round.

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