Skylanders has been using the same formula for four games now: Eight elements, a handful of figures for each element, and a new gimmick in each game. They have not deviated from that formula in several years. That is all changing on December 21st because, for the first time ever, Activision will be releasing new elements into the wild!
The new element expansions will be released in separate packs that will release this Sunday at Toys R Us. The Light and Dark expansions will each come with a new figure ( Knight Light and Knight Mare respectively), a new trap for capturing enemies, and a new level themed after the appropriate element. They will retail for $29.99.
I view this as a really good sign for Skylanders in general. They burst onto the seen several years ago and established the standard for excellence in Toys-to-Life games, but Other companies have seen the gold mines and are moving in to compete. The fact that Activision is seeing more opportunities to expand their current games is a great move!
These expansions are launching just in time for Christmas and clever parents might even be able to sneak these under the tree (or into a stocking) without their children even knowing these new elements were released. That is some Christmas magic!
What do you think? Are you buying these figures? Sound off in the comments!