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SCL News – March 13, 2017

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This week focuses around a long awaited release. Unfortunately, many of us are still waiting.

Cursed Tiki Temple Level Pack

The Cursed Tiki Temple Level Pack released this week.

It is currently available from GAME stores in the UK and now on Amazon (Germany).

UPDATE: This pack is also available from Amazon (UK) for those who were unable to find it in a local store.

As of this writing there have been no sightings in the US. Hopefully this will change in the coming week.

I wrote a full article about the pack earlier this week so I won't cover that again here.

Easter Variant Update

The only other news this week is that the two Easter variants:

can now be ordered from Amazon (US).

They are available from all retailers, but if you haven't been able to find them yet or you were waiting to get your 20% off (Prime member discount), now is the time.


  • Poopysteve

    Wasted article. Dark spyro forum will have more up to date info faster. Amazon UK have had them. Mine are arriving from them tomorrow. I suggest people watching the forums for quicker info.

    • Erich

      Wasted article? This article? Is that what your partial sentence was trying to convey? If you aren’t familiar with this site, allow me. Matt does a great service in keeping this site up to date. He makes periodic updates as big news hits. Then, once a week, (Monday) he does a recap. Today is Monday. This is his recap. He keeps up to the minute news on twitter.

      As a frequent viewer of Dark Spyro, I have almost completely switched to this site. Yes, there are no forums. But we, as a community, maintain conversation and updates as WE find new info. Dark Spyro updates very very infrequently. The forum is good when you can figure out which one you should read.

      Please don’t come here and insult the site. Matt does a great job and his community are polite and engaged. All ages, good time. Have a great night.

      • JimyMahr

        I don’t even need to read your post Erich, but I know I can echo your sentiments. However, by looking at his user name coupled with no picture, I’m guessing we simply are suffering the first troll I’ve ever seen on this site. We’ve been spoiled with a great community, let’s not get all IGN and just fuel this fire.

        • Erich

          That’s funny. It is likely our first troll. I just couldn’t help myself. I’m so happy to have found a PG site where people are respectful. I won’t sit idle by and watch it get taken over. I’m guarding the door.

          • JimyMahr

            Sounds good to me! It really is difficult to to find sites with good communities. This is one, I have a baseball site I like too and Polygon is one of the best as well, especially since video game sites are notoriously toxic what with the trolls, fan boys and hipsters spewing constantly into the stream of public opinion.

          • VideoGamer1212

            It almost seems as if it is someone from DarkSpyro, trying to dis on this site and get people to transfer over to the forum.

          • Froyop 12

            Matt is better

          • Jana T

            Never!!

        • Jacky

          I like when you called it a troll…lol

      • Stayforeverskylanders

        You tell him, Erich. 🥊 Btw I got Breath of the Wild for WiiU. Sounded too good to wait for and it will be awhile before I get Switch. Matt does do a great job 👍🏽

        • Erich

          Excellent! I’ve played BotW ALL day today and I can’t get enough. I’m at least 20 hours in and haven’t done hardly any missions. I just keep exploring and trying to open up the map. Occasionally I get it handed to me and I know I’ve gone too far in the wrong direction too early. Fantastic game.

          I want imaginators for switch. But I’m just not sure I have 3 hours to sit and load all my characters onto it at this time in my life. I have to schedule something like that. Haha

          • JimyMahr

            I wish I had gotten a Switch but I will so I’ll hold off on BotW until then. For what it’s worth, I picked up InFamous Second Son for PS4 and binged it during my week off. Quite a good game and the 20 bucks was a bit cheaper than the $360 a Switch and Zelda would have set me back.

            Oh and I am totally getting Imaginators for Switch when I do get it. Perhaps, they’ll find a way to access scanned characters into, subsequent future games.

          • Erich

            It drives me nuts that they never let our collection transfer. That’s such a basic feature nowadays.

          • Froyop 12

            I agree it is annoying

        • Zym

          Sad, I’ve been sitting on the switch for 11 days now (starting to hurt) with BotW just calling to me. I just don’t have the time to unbox and play right now. Still have time to play a quick level of SI though.

      • Jacky

        Agree with you 100%. What kind of name is Poopy… poopy? I think he is a Poopy Troll.
        Thanks JimyMahr for the troll idea. 😉

        • Erich

          It’s a crappy name.

          Thank you!

          I’ll be here all weekend. Tip the waitstaff.

        • Joshua G.

          He sounds like a 3-year old who loves potty humor.

      • ALL HAIL MATT. ALL HAIL MATT.

      • Froyop 12

        MATT IS DOPE LIKE TONY FROM SURVIVOR

    • Sure enough, Amazon UK has the pack available as well. Thanks for sharing.

      • JimyMahr

        Stay classy, Mr. SCL_Matt. 👍

    • Joshua G.

      First off, don’t insult Matt. He works hard on this site giving us updates. This site is also a reliable source, so who cares if Darkspyro comes out more often? This site is just as good IMO.

      Second, what kind of a name is “Poopysteve”? You sound like you’re a 3-year old trying not to swear.

      Third, if there’s anyone worth dissing in this threat, it’s you, you stupid troll.

    • Joshua G.

      Dude, DarkSpyro’s latest post (about the Imaginators v2 software update) came THREE DAYS after SCL, and SCL covered the update WAY before DarkSpyro did.

  • Poopysteve

    Not insulting the site. Just meant it as this is info we all know. My bad. Forums seem to be more up to date. If you guys can read I also contributed. I informed on amazon uk, which he updated. So before assuming im a troll, it seems my post contributed more than yours. Also, poop smells like shit and shit smells like poop.

    • Erich

      That is a fact. I actually went to the U.K. site just now and the item won’t ship to the US. Not sure why it doesn’t. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1dd3f7fc047b19ba6179c0ee233f6f3e6321e4f4568b3e6f2443fe27a984627f.png

      • Poopysteve

        Mine did. Youll see. You can order it. Mines on the way with delivery tomorrow.

        • Erich

          I totally believe you. I’m merely saying that as of today, we cannot order it that way.

          • MrMinderbinder

            I saw the same message. However, when I ordered it, it allowed the order (even with my US address). As well, there was a 5-pound discount. So, at 25 pounds plus about 10 pounds for shipping, converted to US dollars, it cost about $44.

            Again, I got the same message as you about not allowing orders to the US, but the order went through anyway. Who knows?

          • Erich

            Tricky brits.

          • MrMinderbinder

            See, but the point is, we shouldn’t have to go through this nonsense to get a complete set of Skylanders. There have been various debacles over the years, what with limited Light/Dark trap quantities, impossible-to-find traps, Thrillipede, and now Chompy Mage and Wildstorm. These aren’t the behaviors of a company that values customer loyalty.

            I love the games, I love the toys, but I don’t love Activision.

          • Erich

            This is additional content. I cannot even think that this pack won’t come out in the US. It’s just a little later. You’ll see.

            And I totally agree. I swear, if we see another major mess up like not sending an entire character to America, I may give up. But we really only missed thrillipede and yawn traps. I hate to justify crap, but trap team was hemmoraging money. There was no profit made from that. They just stopped making more traps.

          • JimyMahr

            Which, I think in the last article someone made mention of a clear water trap list on Amazon or Ebay for 30 bucks. Why would they make so many water traps as to run out of dye color. It’s like they put the first year business major intern in charge of supply chain on water traps. “The more I have them make, the more they’ll sell. Genius!” Then around March their boss came in and said “Corporate gave us a budget to make one million traps, why do these numbers show 900k water traps made? We still have two waves of this stuff?!”

          • Jana T

            Maybe the clear water traps were supposed to be consolation prizes….so all of us poor fools could pretend we have the Light Yawn Trap and fill up our trap cases.

          • Zym

            Not even for $5, I’m not adding another water trap to my collection. They’ve been there for almost a year now and nobody has picked them.

          • VideoGamer1212

            They’ve been there for far longer than a year. But I totally agree. I wouldn’t purchase one for 50 cents.

          • Jana T

            Lol. I found a crystal clear angel trap at Walgreens on clearance for $1.75…I put it my trap box in the space I was saving for the Light Yawn Trap…it made me feel a little bit better than having an empty hole there.

          • Poopysteve

            I ordered 10 of them so ill keep everyone posted once received. They are from the Uk so im sure theyll look just like the ones from Game that have been posted everywhere already. Im sure the bronze chest is just a placeholder before the release of actual pictures. They still ship to the US even though the msg says they dont.

          • MrMinderbinder

            Just ordered 10? So, you’re one of the price gougers, just waiting to kick desperate collectors right in the cobbles? Cheers to you, mate.

          • Poopysteve

            I love all the assumptions. I ordered 10 because I have family and friends that want them as well and figured id order the lot being its out of the country and just get them for everyone. Has nothing to do with gouging anyone.

          • Joshua G.

            I actually found a Thrillipede at a Target in Woodland Hills once, I think late last year.. I already had an Easter version, so I didn’t buy it.

          • Jana T

            No worries!! Easter Thrillipede will serve the purpose just as well!

        • Kramer Hodges

          Did it come?

        • kdub

          Did yours arrive??

      • Stayforeverskylanders

        Maybe we can take him to the Mirror of Mystery and change him into one of those sixties peace loving good trolls.

      • Imani Richards

        That’s strange that the UK image shows a bronze treasue chest. Is their CTT pack different than the US pack?

        • Erich

          I noticed that too

      • Froyop 12

        That’s weird

      • Sammysam

        Actually it does the same thing to me (can’t ship to Canada), but if I add it to my cart and checkout, everything is fine. It’ll charge me shipping & Import Deposit… which is the usual for international shipping on Amazon.

        Yep – sorry, old news I guess :)… should have read the comments below …

  • Apicklz

    Matt!!!! I’m a newbie and trying to catch up collecting… Thank you Thank you so much for your sites and all you do…

    • MrMinderbinder

      I was in your spot about a year ago. However, at that time, supply was plentiful and stores were liquidating in spades. I got over 2/3 of my Skylanders at Buy One, Get Three Free prices.

      Unfortunately, today there are two huge factors working against you. Supply of old Skylanders is considerably down. Toys R Us only stocks a few old characters (mostly Superchargers and Trap Team), and other stores have even less. If you’re looking for a complete collection, you’re going to mostly be working the Amazon/Ebay angle.

      Just a heads up on some of the items that will be quite expensive if you want them new in package:
      1) Trap Team – Light & Dark Expansions, Spotlight and Blackout, several miscellanous traps
      4) Swap Force – Magna Charge, Rattle Shake, Free Ranger, Scratch
      5) Giants – Lightcore Pop Fizz, Lightcore Chill, Bash (Series 2), all 4 sidekicks
      6) Spyro’s Adventure – Darklight Crypt, all 4 sidekicks

    • Zym

      I agree with MrMinderbinder, it won’t be easy. Just go for your favorites first and make sure to pick up a Whirlwind. With a smaller army of Skylanders, Whirlwind is a good character to fully restore the health of any Skylander (except Crash).

    • Jana T

      Have fun!! I started collecting after playing Swap Force with my niece/nephew and became immediately addicted to the game. On my very first trip to Toys R Us to buy characters, my boyfriend handed me one of about 3 or 4 GREEN Twin Blade Chop Chops. Not intending to collect everything on the poster anyway, I opted for the regular Chop Chop, bought a few more, and left. Soon after, I was looking on eBay for Giants figures and discovered that green chop chop was called a “variant”, and was selling for $230!!! Of course, I ended up collecting everything from Swap Force anyway, but alas, no green chop chop for me. Good thing you found Matt when you did!!

    • Erich

      Go check GameStop for used Skylanders. You’ll be amazed what some stores have! Often times they will be buy two get one free also!

      Have fun!!

  • Jana T

    Amazon Germany has a release date of March 17th….should we be so lucky? Otherwise it’s $44.59 from the U.K. or $44.38 from Germany (preorder), as of today’s conversions.

    • Jana T

      …..those prices are the totals, including shipping and fees.

  • Zym

    So my new question is for anyone who gets one of these CTT packs. I know you may be tempted to put Wild Storm on first, but I’m curious if the blue chest also unlocks the level. If someone can put the chest of first, I’d be curious to know.

    • VideoGamer1212

      I don’t have the pack yet, but I know that if you go to CTT in the M.A.P., it says that Wild Storm is required.

    • MrMinderbinder

      My return question – why would this matter? They’re currently only available together. If you have one, you have them both. Under what circumstances would you have the chest, but not Wild Storm? I guess the only conceivable situation is that you want to keep Wild Storm and sell the chest. I just can’t imagine who would be buying that – who wants the level but not the character?

      I’m guessing that Wild Storm unlocks the level, the Blue Chest unlocks the special Imaginator gear (like all other chests).

      • Enigma

        There’s a market for anything, my friend…

      • Zym

        What does it matter? It’s fun to know. Just like finding the negative world and little big power in Super Mario Bros. or wall walking in Metroid. Let’s say someone trades in their chest and figure at a used store (it’s been known to happen) and someone buys the chest and someone else buys the figure…do they both get access to the level? I know when we got Crash and Cortex, we loaded Crash on one account and Cortex on the other just to make sure they both unlocked the level. All information is good.

        • MrMinderbinder

          You say “it’s been known to happen”. I can’t imagine a single person alive who would be enough of a collector to seek out a used Blue Chest but not enough of a collector to want Wild Storm himself. That’s just not realistic – it’s like an 80’s toy collector who really, really wants He-Man’s shield, but doesn’t actually want a copy of He-Man.

          And even if such a person existed – this person doesn’t care about an extra level in the game. If they don’t feel the need to collect Wild Storm, they won’t feel the need to play every single DLC level. Just because such a person could theoretically exist, doesn’t mean the probability of them actually existing is higher than 0.

          • Enigma

            Please stop generalizing. It is such a pet peeve of mine. The most definitely IS someone who would want just the chest, and even if there wasn’t, there are way more people who would rather buy a single Blue chest and a single Wild Storm for less than $30 and not buy a duplicate crystal. If given the option, that would be what I would do myself. But with limited stock and no guarantees of getting two of three items for a good price, I, as well as many others, have to get the entire adventure pack. So please, before you begin to generalize, I ask that you place yourself in other people’s shoes and think from a different perspective.

          • MrMinderbinder

            “Please stop generalizing. It is such a pet peeve of mine.” You post this, right after you said “There’s a market for anything”. You are clear on what generalization is, right? And that you can’t use one in one sentence, then try to tell other people to not use them in the next.

            As you say, there may be people who want to buy the items separately. I didn’t say there weren’t. I said there weren’t people who want the chest and the level, but not the character. Such a person would have to have a compulsion to play every inch of the game and to collect every single item of gear, but not actually want to collect every character (which is actually still impossible, as there is at least one item of gear unique to each sensei, acquirable only through owning the sensei).

    • Tiger XTRA

      It contains one weapon from each battle class.

  • Joshua G.

    Asked Activision Support on Twitter what the issue relating to the CTT release was. Waiting on an answer…

    • Imani Richards

      Activision Support is useless. Every time I have a question for them they say they don’t know.

      • Froyop 12

        Yeah don’t use activision they probably don’t even have it in their system

        • Joshua G.

          Well, neither do the stores. I have a feeling this’ll be the new Thrillipede debacle.

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            It would appear the rate of Thrillpede debacles has increased and has struck again. That is why this cycle is a little more annoying then the others.

          • Joshua G.

            I’ll say. When there’s a set release date for something, it’s easy for me to wait patiently and anticipate the day when I purchase it, but when something happens like what did with the CTT release, my head starts spinning, because I’m so confused at what’s happening – and the fact that we haven’t got ANY new word on this thing since March 12 doesn’t help me, either. I’m just DYING to know the outcome of all this.

    • Josh Rosenkranz

      I get stuck with the SAME employee, and as always, Issues involving whoever makes the toys is “unfortunate”.

    • mindee

      I emailed the person listed on the press release for it and didn’t get a response. Can’t really say I’m surprised. Would love to know what the real issue is for not releasing as promised. Better be something like the factory where they are made exploded or I’m going to be super mad. Lol

  • Jana T

    There is a listing for CTT on eBay for $69.99 – In Hand…I suspect the Amazon UK orders are beginning to arrive…or did someone actually find it in the US?

  • MrMinderbinder

    Well… I feel like I got the ol’ bait-and-switch on shipping dates. When I ordered the item, Amazon UK listed that the arrival date would be March 16. That date held firm until this morning, when the item actually shipped and the arrival date shifted to March 31.

    I’m glad that the item is ordered and that delivery is now locked down, but it really is a scam when you pay so much extra for shipping, only to get an arrival date that could very well be later than when the item will be available in local stores. Basically, ordering from Amazon UK will only turn out to have been a good move if the item never makes it to the US at all (or releases at least three weeks later than scheduled). But then, Skylanders have set that precedent, haven’t they?

  • Kratosx

    orderd this on amazon ulk since im in europe its a little more expensive then it be in stores but my country wont be geting it until late april if anything, stil wiating for wave 5 to get date since tidepool is in it she was my most looked forward to skylander this time around and it sad she wont come until wave 5 and the same time when last adventure back is relesed something about mines that was listed in the game after last uppdate

  • Joshua G.

    Okay, I tried to be patient about this, but I just can’t take it anymore. This is just annoying. It’s been almost a week and we have not gotten anything new since March 12, the day the Cursed Tiki Temple pack was supposed to be released. It’s just mind-boggling. I just don’t even know why the release was delayed, or whatever happened.

    • Joshua G.

      UPDATE: It has been a WEEK, and STILL no word from ANY source about the Cursed Tiki Temple’s whereabouts. I am losing my patience chunk by large chunk as I speak.

      • Enigma

        I am too, kind of. But if memory serves me correctly, Grave Clobber and the other Wave 4 singles were announced by Activision to have a release date that was one week after they were actually released. So these screw-ups could be bad or good. Now, Acti never said CTT would be available in the U.S. on March 12 (again, if my memory serves me correctly). The U.K. typically gets figures before the U.S., so only time will tell. Activision’s statements give us leeway in interpretation, so we should hold out hope for two more weeks. This could end up being a repeat of JBCM, where Acti announced it but the U.S. didn’t get it until weeks later.

        • Joshua G.

          JBCM?? What’s that?

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            Jingle Bell Chompy Mage ❄️🎅🏻🎉

          • Joshua G.

            Oh. But I don’t remember that having a set release date.

          • Enigma

            I don’t really feel like searching for the article myself (sorry if this comes off as arrogant and jerk-ish) but it is archived on this site. If you wish to find it for yourself, it was written in November.

  • Jacky

    We should have a full month of “no skylanders”, pacific protest so Activision and Toys for Bob accept that without us, they are nothing. But… I know that we are all crazy fans and we will be running to the stores as soon as we know that the CTT is out. 🙂 lol

    • Imani Richards

      Yeah! It kind of makes me glad that it will be the last game for a while. I’m absolutely exhausted with chasing down these skylanders with these false release dates.