Potential Release Date for Easter Variant Imaginators

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I know what most of you are thinking: Easter? But what about Valentine's Day? What about Heartbreaker Buckshot?

Heartbreaker Buckshot

All I can tell you right now is that I'm looking into it.

I was most definitely expecting the next figure announcement/release date information to be about Heartbreaker Buckshot, but for the time being it's not.

If I find anything on Heartbreaker Buckshot soon I'll be sure to post again or update this article.

Easter Variants

In any case, this year we are expecting two Easter-themed variants. This includes:

As of today these figures were introduced into the TRU system. (Thanks to Laura for sending these in.)

Skylanders Imaginators Easter Variants at Toys R Us

As you can see in the picture above they are currently dated for February 27th, but please note that these dates are subject to change and it's something we've seen in the past.

This year Easter falls on April 16th.

Typically we see the holiday variants show up in stores 2-4 weeks prior to the holiday they are celebrating. That's why I was expecting to hear something about Heartbreaker Buckshot by now.

Personally I think this date seems early for an Easter release (not to mention February 27th is a Monday which would be an odd day for a Skylanders release), but it could simply indicate that TRU is getting an early release on these figures.

I will be keeping a close eye on all of these variants over the next few weeks.

Be sure to follow @sclmatt on Twitter for all the latest news.

  • Froyop 12

    Yay these are the only vareints I have been waiting for!

    • Stayforeverskylanders

      The Easter variants always have the best colors.

    • VideoGamer1212

      I always buy two of each Easter variant figure because of the special Easter egg packaging, but with the way the boxes are now, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with… if they do anything like that at all.

  • Activision keeps saying March 12th is their release date for the new adventure pack and characters. This will coincide with the new Nintendo launch

    • Operationgamer17

      March 3rd, actually.

      • The Switch launches on the 3rd along with the Switch Starter Pack, but he’s right that the new Adventure Pack is slated for March 12th.

        • “This March also marks the debut of some of Skylanders Imaginators’ most anticipated characters, as well as a brand-new expansion pack. Now Portal Masters all over the world can engage in new content, toys and experiences with the award-winning Skylanders Imaginators this spring!”

          “The Cursed Tiki Temple level pack takes kids on an all-new adventure as they unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators – a first in franchise history! The pack comes with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to players; a life Creation Crystal; and an Imaginite Mystery Chest all for the suggested retail price of $29.99 on March 12 at participating retailers nationwide.”
          Jan 13, 2017

        • VideoGamer1212

          In Skylanders: Superchargers, we had to update our game to gain access to new features. Will we have to do the same here for the Cursed Tiki Temple pack?

    • March 12th is the release of the Cursed Tiki Temple Pack, but that has nothing to do with these releases.

  • Kingofskylanders11

    While I would be excited about this, I have never seen a jingle bell Chompy Mage in Australia on shelves so I don’t expect to get any of these. (I know you can order JBCM off the EB Games site but I am only 13 so I can’t really.)

    • Syrus Orelio

      you could ask you parent or guardian to order for you and give them the money you saved up for it

  • VideoGamer1212

    Holiday variants tend to show up around 2-4 weeks before their holiday. This shows that these figures are going to be released almost 7 weeks before Easter., and its on a Monday. I’m not sure if that date is correct.
    Also, still hoping we will be hearing something about Heartbreaker Buckshot soon!

    • Zym

      Love Potion Pop Fizz I think came out between Feb 1st and Feb 8th so hoping not to be heartbroken this year. Maybe a specific store will get them first. I’m not surprised with the early Easter release, TRU does get a lot of early releases.

      • VideoGamer1212

        I know TRU gets early releases sometimes, but almost never THIS early…

        • Zym

          Just checked, this date is the Monday before Ash Wednesday so maybe they are going for start of Lent.

  • JimyMahr

    Speaking of new figures coming out, my custom figure just arrived.

    It comes in it’s own Imaginators box (not, figure box, more like a mini version of the Portal Owners box). It comes with a envelope with Eon on the front and sealed with a gold embossed sticker of the elements. The “bubble” the figure comes in is quite heavy duty witha nice solid base and the figure itself is replicated beautifully. Now, I’m not sure if this is always the case, but mine is of the “flocked” variant variety (fuzzy looking). I’ll add some pictures shortly. All in all, well worth the money paid for it.

    • JimyMahr
      • Froyop 12


      • Jacky

        Very nice☺

      • Stayforeverskylanders

        Very cool.

      • Erich
        • JimyMahr


          And, my solo shot of my figure came out sideways too, which is why it isn’t posted. 😜

          This weekend I just finished putting all my cards into a collectors album and once I get paid, I am definitely splurging on a card as well. I know it does the same thing as the figure, but honestly, they did SuperChargers and Imaginators a disservice by ixnaying the collectible cards. My SuperCharger section looks pathetic with only those tiny stickers (not to mention no starter pack stickers) and I can’t help but cry knowing Imaginators never even got that much.

          • Erich

            Agreed. The removal of cards made me sad. I was annoyed when stickers left, but I was proud of my card collection.

            Let’s start a petition to bring back cards if another game ever comes out.

          • JimyMahr

            Certainly! It worked for yawn traps, right? 😜

            Actually since I’m guessing Battlecast is dead, they need to have some urge to print cards building up.

            And speaking of Battlecast, in anyone is interested, Amazon has a booster pack box with about 45 packs for 44 bucks or some such, pretty good deal actually.

    • JadeWind

      The 3D printed figures are sandstone. That’s why they look flocked.

      • JimyMahr

        Ahhh, thank you. I’m a bit of a windbag, but I can admit when I don’t know something and 3d printing is something I know nothing about. It gives it a very “soft” look which I wasn’t expecting but I’m glad they don’t look like that injection mold sculptures you can get at the fair.

  • JimyMahr

    Sorry, should have put these as a reply to my original post

    • Zym

      Cool, but what am I looking at? The way the picture is, looks like Eon is presenting the box.

    • Zym

      Nope, my bad, I guess my browser needed a refresh, didn’t even see your previous post. Cool figure, from what I can see, the color and figure look great. Can two of these fit on a portal? Hopefully they will be printing these for a while. You may have to update your avatar from the patina shield striker to custom skylander.

      • JimyMahr

        Thank you. Your avatar is Zim, so it is obvious that you know greatness when you see it 😊

        As for two on a portal, I would assume you could. They are fairly… Volume-ess, so they might hang off the portal a bit, but seeing as you can plop an unopened Imaginator box, which doesn’t even fit on the portal and have it work….

        • Zym

          Yea, I wish they could support two portals that way each player could be next to their own portal and figures. It would also support the people who like to keep their figures in boxes (just Eon’s Elite for us). We used to watch Invader Zim and then when we got the Spyro’s Adventure game and heard Koas’ voice…definite plus.

  • Erich



    Hunting is brutal. Monsters.

    I can never undo that. Let me warning heed your choices. It shows a lot of camouflage, beards, dead bucks, blood, and hearts. This is why I’m vegetarian. 😭

    • Stayforeverskylanders

      You know that everyone who reads this will automatically google it (guilty). They are awful, I can’t even crush an 🐜 on purpose. Now we have to get Heartbreak Buckshot so he can shoot us with an arrow and then we will only see hearts 💕 💕 💕

      • Erich

        I took the chance that maybe someone might listen. Hahahah. I honestly wanted to find more info.

        I did not.

        • Stayforeverskylanders

          Looks like Heartbreak Buckshot may break our hearts twice 💔💔 if he has disappeared. He lives up to his name the snozzwanger punk. Oh well, the Easter variants will make up for this 🐇😎