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Wave 4 and Easter Variants Starting to Appear

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This is the news many of you have been waiting for.

In Store

Starting yesterday and continuing on into the weekend, I have been getting dozens of reports that Grave Clobber and Egg Bomber Air Strike have been found at multiple Toys R Us locations.

Grave Clobber and Egg Bomber Air Strike at TRU

Grave Clobber is available to purchase right now (if you can find him in your local store), but Egg Bomber Air Strike is street dated for February 27th as previously reported.

Online

Today some more figures started appearing on the TRU website. These include:

UPDATE: Grave Clobber can now be ordered online as well.

Egg Bomber Air Strike Box - Skylanders Imaginators

Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf Box - Skylanders Imaginators

Pain-Yatta Single Pack Box - Skylanders Imaginators

These three packs are available to order online right now, but I would have to guess they probably won't ship until Monday or later (past the street date).

Quick Thoughts

It's nice to see that Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf no longer has the creepy red eyes that we saw in the rendering. It appears they're blue and now fit the color scheme much better.

Overall, this release has all the markings of a TRU Early Release. I do expect to see all of these packs in other retailers eventually, but probably not for two weeks or so.

We know that the Cursed Tiki Temple Adventure Pack is scheduled for March 12th so I would anticipate that we'll see the rest of Wave 4 and the Easter Variants hit other retails about the same time.


  • D77

    I picked up Grave Clobber and Egg Bomber at a local TRU this evening. They were both register locked for Monday, but they were kind enough to let me purchase them since they were already out on the shelf. There were none of the other Wave 4 items out that I could find.

    • Erich

      Ooooooooooh. That’s a rough area. Big fines can come from overriding register lock. I’m glad you got them but I hope no one gets in trouble!

      • I know that can lead to big problems for retailers, but I did hear about a number of people who were able to walk out of the store with the Easter variants in hand today.

      • JimyMahr

        I found a Shovel Knight Amiibo out a week before lock was lifted. I didn’t know it had a lock so I tried to buy it. Locked. Simply took it to the manager, said that since the employees screwed up, I said override it (They can’t, at least they said so), so I said hold it for me until the lock opens and they said “Sure!” Easy enough work around. 😈

        • Erich

          Yeah. That’s what they are supposed to do. We could override it. But some people know that they can get in big trouble. Toys r us policy is to hold it for you. It’s also only strict about register locks if it’s an announced hold. Like if an item comes in with no hold date on the box or in our system, they will override it.

          • D77

            I believe that is what happened in my case. The workers mentioned the figures not having a strict hold date on them (until they were scanned at the register), so that is probably why I was allowed to purchase them. I have been shut down before when this happens at various places, but I’ve never had a TRU tell me they’d hold a figure for me. Glad to know that is a possibility in case I run into this again and don’t fair as well.

          • JimyMahr

            Never had an issue with Skylanders, though Gnarly Tree Rex was close. He was in the advert “New 2/21!!!”, went in asked about him and the electronics guy was like “Sorry, box says hold for 2/28 advert” and I say “Bah, no way they advertise him new two weeks in a row” and he said “Good point, so I’ll tell you what, I’ll ring him up. If he’s locked, you wait, if not, he’s yours.” Fair deal. Needless to say, I won that one too 😏

        • VideoGamer1212

          I gotta admit, I was pretty surprised when I found Nitro Head Rush at my local Target a week before it’s street date. It was, of course, register locked.

  • Stayforeverskylanders

    I went to ToysRUs and they did not have them yet. 👿 Am so mad. Just kidding. That just means on Monday I will go to every store in the area which is part of the fun. 👨🏻‍💼🎉😃

    • Erich

      I love skylander hunting!

      • Stayforeverskylanders

        Exactly. That is why the Amazon exclusives and missing figures is a pain. There is nothing like the childlike thrill of going into a store and seeing the figure you really wanted or a figure that surprised you because you forgot it was coming out so soon.

        • Erich

          I actually walked into a TRU in the middle of a day once and say roller brawl AND her veins buggy invariant and I almost had a heart attack. I was giddy and my adrenaline started pumpin like I had found I buried treasure. It was such a thrill. Hahaha. I’m 35.

          • Jacky

            i really understand the feeling, I go skylander hunting with my 8 yr old son and I think I enjoy the hunting as much as he does. lol By the way, I am 42.

          • Imani Richards

            Wow! 42? I thought I was the oldest Skylander collector out there at 38. Awesome!

          • Zym

            Heck no…I went to a TRU while visiting San Diego and there was a 70+ couple picking up a bunch of Skylanders Imaginators. We compared our lists and the husband turns to me an says “These are not for any grand kids, my wife loves these toys.”

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            I am 38 and a Leo which technically means I never grew up.

          • Enigma

            And who says that the Skylanders age demographic is ~12 years old? Lol…truth be told, it’s like the same thing with Pokemon…

          • Imani Richards

            I know right?

          • Imani Richards

            Lol!!!! That’s so cool.

          • JimyMahr

            Me. Exactly. 😀

          • JimyMahr

            Honestly, when I found the Shield Striker variant there was much less squealling and screaming than I thought there would be if I were I ever to find a variant. I was expecting “Oprah-gift-under-the-seat-style” meltdown on my end. Really just a lightning quick grab to the peg and ultimate fist pump.

          • VideoGamer1212

            Ha! That describes my reaction when I found 6 red Drill Sergeants at a WalMart. And this was around when Lightcore Countdown/ Wham-Shell were released during Swap-Force.

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            The ToysRUs in Alhambra, CA (that is near Pasadena, CA) as of Feb.27 has the Air Strike and Flare Wolf variants as well as the individual Pain Yatta and the Grave Clobber. Erich, the hunting mission was successful. My reaction was excitement but not as much as what you described. When I got Knight Light and any of the vehicles, especially the submarine, my reaction was exactly like yours. 🎉🎢🎡😍

          • Erich

            I get the most excited when I find a chase variant. They are just so rare.

          • Enigma

            Last August, I found a flocked lightcore Prism Break, from Europe, at my TRU here in the states. The glue was off, and the package was taped together, with the trading card missing. Looking back, I am kicking myself for NOT buying it. For whatever reason, I decided to place it back on the shelf. I had mixed emotions about it. On the one hand, it was open, thus collectibility was compromised. On the other hand, the variant was literally three and a half years old, and I managed to find one. But that thought led to my doubts as to whether it was real or not. It looked real, and I’m sure it was, but that night, I was exceptionally skeptical. Now I realize that I should have bought it, if for nothing else than the beauty of having a fuzzy, white rock golem placed on my self in all its glory.

            Why, why? WHY did I do this to myself? Lol…it’s funny how everyone is looking for chase variants, and desperately searching, too, and I just passed one up…😤😩😣😭

          • Erich

            Oh my goodness. That’s a horribly sad story.

            On another note, I personally think Skylanders look best opened and on a shelf together. I have about 5 chase variants and I opened them all.

          • Enigma

            Haha, well, I thought the opposite way back then, but this experience has changed my judgement. But you are lucky, I’ve only got one chase variant (Glow-in-the dark Sonic Boom) and I’ve been hunting since the first game…

          • Stayforeverskylanders

            With the chase variants I did not know how rare they were or much else about them until about eight months ago. That is why I tend to just automatically forget to search for them at the store. It would be cool if you guys found more considering how much you have been hunting for them.

        • Zym

          Back in SG and SWF times, I had to beat this other guy to the stores. He would always buy up all the variants just to re-sell. Sad, but I’ve never seen a hard to find chase on the shelves. Definitely not something I’m willing to pay $$$$$ for.

      • Froyop 12

        Sbandg

        • Erich

          Agree 100%. 👀

        • Imani Richards

          What is Sbandg?

          • Froyop 12

            Skylander boy and girl

          • Erich

            You are the first person I have run into who uses an acronym for that YouTube group. Sorry. I didn’t get it. My son loves FGTV

          • Imani Richards

            Thanks for the insight.

          • Erich

            I really wasn’t sure.

          • Imani Richards

            Lol! Apparently it means Skylander Boy and Girl.

  • Zym

    Monday is odd, but I’ll be there. I’ll go Sunday since that’s the usual Skylanders day for TRU here, maybe there will be some crystals at least since those can’t be register locked. Glad not to see an Easter Tae Kwon Crow, I’m guessing the Easter listing was Mystical. Since I’m behind in game play, I’m just going to toss this out there. While first seen in SuperChargers, I really like the occasional side scrolling.

    • Froyop 12

      I’m excited for egg bomber air strike

    • Zym

      Fail, I found nothing. I guess I’m sneaking out of work for a 10 o’clock lunch at TRU.

  • Laura Abner Lewis

    Just got my Grave Clobber, no Easter Variants out yet though, I’ll check for those tomorrow!

  • Enigma

    Ordered Pain-Yatta and Grave Clobber from TRU, should be at my home within a week. Free shipping was a pleasant surprise, and I actually expected the figures to be released in two weeks, not right now, so I’m psyched more than usual!

    • dgl14

      Like I said I looked at tru.com, there was no grave clobber

      • There’s a link to the Grave Clobber listing in the article above.

        • dgl14

          I know Matt, by Ebay, and his prices are very high

          • dgl14

            I stand corrected

  • Imani Richards

    I got Grave Clobber at my TRU store in California, but no Egg Bomber Air Strike. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc81d3a27624e88927f7adb67be19e01631289f94ac6ad9fd5b93e8a9eda8997.jpg

    • Froyop 12

      I got the opposite

      • dgl14

        Me too

  • dgl14

    I looked at the toysrus website, grave clobber wasn’t there

  • Commander BB Shockwave

    I have seen Bad Juju appearing in Hungary as well.

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  • Jackson Cohn

    I can’t find grave clobber on the toys r us website

  • Jackson Cohn

    Hi SCLmatt I like your videos!

  • Jackson Cohn

    I love grave clobber because he is so cool and the water element fits him so well because his head hands and feet are blue😐😗😙😝😜