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It appears that the full release of Wave 4 may be here.

It's a little earlier than I expected, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

As Skylanders Imaginators was a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, they wanted to release a new Wave of figures at the same time. However, TRU still wanted their early release so that showed up last week.

I'm sure more and more will show up throughout the day and definitely throughout the coming week, but here's a quick look at what we know and what we've seen so far.

Wave 4 Figures

There are two new standard figure packs releasing in Wave 4. These include:

This is the first time we're seeing Grave Clobber. His design and play style seem to be pleasantly surprising a lot of people so far.

Pain-Yatta we've obviously seen in the Combo Pack already, but here is the Single Pack that I know many of you have been holding out for. I will note that the Rock Candy Pain-Yatta (Chase Variant) has been spotted in these Single Packs as well.

Additionally, there are two new variants to look out for. These are not technically part of Wave 4, but they are releasing at the same time. These include:

These are this year's Easter variants. We have have both regular versions of these figures already, but this is first time we've seen Air Strike in a Single Pack (he's previously been exclusive to the Gryphon Park Observatory Adventure Pack).

Availability

All four of these figures should be readily available at TRU as they got the early release last week.

All four figures have listings up on the Best Buy website, but no stock yet so you can't place an order.

The two Easter figures have listings up on Amazon with a release date of March 4th listed, so you can place your pre-orders Egg Bomber Air Strike and Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf there.

There have been rumors of a few in-store sightings on the west coast. I don't doubt them, but I don't have any proof to share with you either.

CANADA: The Wave 4 figures are up on the Walmart and Best Buy websites.

Wave 4 Creation Crystals

We're still trying to figure out exactly what Crystals are shipping in Wave 4, but yesterday we did get some good news.

A fan in Canada found some Wave 4 Crystals on the shelf at TRU.

Image Credit: Flame58 on darkspyro
Dark Creation Crystals - Skylanders Imaginators Wave 4

This included not one, but two different Dark Creation Crystal Single Packs.

So we now know that we can expect both the Dark Pyramid and the Dark Reactor crystals in Single Packs.

Shortly after this discovery, Amazon also added some images to their listing.

Dark Pyramid Creation Crystal - Skylanders Imaginators Wave 4

Dark Reactor Creation Crystal - Skylanders Imaginators Wave 4

There have also been a few rumors of these being spotted in-store on the west coast. Again, I don't doubt them, but I don't have any proof to share with you.

Cursed Tiki Temple Adventure Pack

Still no sightings of the new Adventure Pack, but we weren't expecting that until March 12th anyway.

Should have more details soon.


  • Stayforeverskylanders

    This may be the last known variants for now but they are the best variants ever. Hard Boiled Flare Wolf has all five of my favorite colors in my favorite shade of those colors. This is definitely ending on a high note. 😎

    • JimyMahr

      I have always wondered about people knocking Skylanders and saying Infinity had the superior designs. Not that Infinity didn’t have good looking figures, but that doesn’t mean Skylanders aren’t. Infinity had figures that were all already created and animated and, IMHO, easy to figure out great poses for. The fact that Skylanders are all original IP (minus 4 characters), I think they have always done a good job translating from a figure into game and get the feel of the character right into what was a lump of plastic.

      • Zym

        The four (+1) characters are….Cortex, Crash, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and Spyro (plus magic item Sparx). Bowser and Donkey Kong don’t fit into the Skylanders game but at least Cortex and Crash have crossed paths with Spyro before. Of course, Sparx was Spyro’s sidekick like Navi for Link. I actually like Skylanders version of Spyro better than the original Spyro series. I only played the first Spryo game on PS and the Gameboy Advance game with the Crash and Cortex so I’m not sure if there are any other crossovers.

        • JimyMahr

          Actually, people originally trashed SSA for ruining Spyro. No. Not anymore than Link was ruined being in one of those Soul Caliber games, and to be honest, Spyro in Skylanders is a lot better looking and Dragon’s Peak was just as good, if not better than any regular Spyro level.

          Funny, I would forget all about the character that started it all wasn’t an original IP. Nor Cyner, but with around 150 characters only have 6(+1) being used from elsewhere, that’s pretty impressive. Even each character’s backstory is an enjoyable read and most are fun to play and look at, so from an original IP stand point, they are only slightly behind Pokemon in terms of sheer scale.

          • VideoGamer1212

            I agree that the back stories are all very entertaining, but I have to say… Trail Blazer’s and Pain-Yatta’s are a little odd. I mean… The “Unocorn?,” the magical unicorn with a churro horn that sprinkles enchanted cinnamon throughout Skylands? Really?

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            After eating enchiladas Captain Flynn has the enchanted cinnamon for dessert. 🍦🍰🎂🍮🍭

          • JimyMahr

            I never said they weren’t terribly bonkers at times, though I’ll give that one credit for being the most “Saturday-morning-cartoon-cereal-commercial”-ish.

      • Enigma

        Disney fanboys are going to be Disney fanboys. That’s just how it goes.

        • JimyMahr

          Now now, it’s not only Disney that has insufferable fan boys. Just go to any reddit and talk about how truly terrible SSIVXY Vegeta really is….. 😂

          • Enigma

            Sorry, I just hate Disney sometimes, ever since they bought Lucasfilms. Cancelling Clone Wars was the worst mistake ever, and Rebels pales in comparison.

            I still stick to my firm belief that Disney is a soulless, money-hungry Chomp Chest.

          • JimyMahr

            Harumph. 😤 In my day, my Star Warses weren’t animated nor did they have to go in numerical sequence…. Whoops 😳 I ruined my own grouchiness because the cartoon microseries Clone Wars was by far the best thing to come out of episodes 1-3.

  • Tage S. Rasmussen

    How many crystals are yet to be released ?

    • JimyMahr

      Pre Wave 4, I think only Water, Undead and Life have all molds released, with every other element lacking one, so doing the maths….. 24 out and 7 to be released?

      • Suzanne Maxwell

        28 crystals have been released so far there are six more to go 34 total

        • JimyMahr

          😡 Magic Claw. Stupid 8-pack. 😡 And, yeah, I forgot the Legendary Crystals. 😓

          • Zym

            I saw the magic claw for $30 from someone who took apart their 8pk for resale. I couldn’t do it, I really only want to pay $10 for it.

          • bailts

            Are they gonna have to magic claw crystal release in a single pack or should one try and find the 8 pack as cheap as they can?

          • bailts

            Are they gonna realse the magic claw later on or should one fine the 8 pack for as cheap as they can?

          • Zym

            No clue, it’s up to you if you want to get the 8pk just for the Magic Claw or hope for a Single Pack future release.

  • Jacky

    Thanks for the info. I got my son a Hard Boiled Flare Wolf, but in our TRU they said we need to give it a week to see Grave Clobber and Egg Bomber Air Strike. No new crystals in my TRU-Puerto Rico.

  • This is by far one of the smallest waves… why can’t we just get Blaster-Tron already lol

  • Danielle Estrada

    My husband and I just left the east lake Walmart in chula vista California, and there were 4 dark creation crystals! We also got painyatta and grave clobber at the national city’s toys r us

  • dgl14

    Will there be other creation crystals, for I chose the right ones , they would be the Fire Reactor, The Water Rocket, The Undead Fanged, The Life Acorn, The Magic Claw, The Tech Pyramid, The Earth Armor, The Air Lantern, The Light Angel, and The Dark Rune, I looked, where are the magic claw, the tech pyramid, the light angel, and the dark rune creation crystals

    • Zym

      Fire Reactor – Already released with Starter Pack and Dark Starter Pack
      Water Rocket – Already out as Single Pack and Triple Pack #2
      Undead Fanged – Already out as Single Pack, Triple Packs #1 and #4 and Combo Pack with Wolfgang
      Life Acorn – Already out as Single Pack, Triple Pack #2, and 8 Pack
      Magic Claw – Already out as 8 Pack
      Tech Pyramid – Not out yet
      Earth Armor – Already released with Gryphon Observatory Adventure Pack
      Air Lantern – Already released with Enchanted Elven Forest Adventure Pack
      Light Angel – Not out yet
      Darn Rune – Already released with Dark Starter Pack
      Air Acorn – Not out yet
      Good luck and not sure if any will be released in alternate packaging (I’m hoping for a Magic Claw Single Pack)

  • Zym

    Is there a way to tell which selfie spots and rail grind challenges one has completed? The game seem to know, but doesn’t want to share the knowledge with me (as far as I know).

    • VideoGamer1212

      In some of the levels, there is an objective for completing a grind rail.