While the Starter Pack options aren't nearly as complicated as they were last year for Skylanders SuperChargers, you still have a number of options to choose from.
This year the Standard Starter Pack for Skylanders Imaginators will include:
You will be able to play Skylanders Imaginators on:
The main campaign will be the same on all five consoles.
It is worth noting that there will NOT be a Wii or 3DS version of Skylanders Imaginators.
The Crash Edition Starter Pack will include:
Additionally, with this pack you will be able to unlock a new, Crash Bandicoot-inspired level called Thumpin' Wumpa Islands.
The Crash Edition Starter Pack will be available for:
This is a timed exclusive for PlayStation. (It is rumored to be 30 days.)
At the end of the exclusivity period, the Thumpin' Wumpa Islands Adventure Pack will be released.
This Adventure Pack will include the Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex figures. It will also unlock the Thumpin' Wumpa Islands level.
Crash and Cortex will be playable on all consoles.
In the US, the Dark Edition is exclusive to GameStop.
In other countries may vary or not exist at all.
The Dark Edition Starter Pack will include:
The Dark Edition Starter Pack will be available for:
At this time I have no explanation as to why the Dark Edition is not available for the PS3, but it has yet to show up in the listings at any retailer.
The Imaginite Mystery Chests are said to unlock new creation pieces, such as gear, weapons, and parts for players’ Imaginator characters.
This is all that we know so far. I do not know exactly how these pieces will function in the game.
It is also worth noting that we have seen images of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Chests. However, the Chest in the Dark Edition seems to be Black and Gold. It definitely looks different leading me to believe that this Chest might be exclusive to the Dark Edition Starter Pack.
From what we've been shown so far it looks like you should be able to get a Creation Crystal from each element within the first Wave (or two).
However, the only place to get a Dark Creation Crystal in the beginning is in the Dark Edition Starter Pack.
If you're a collector like myself and you're looking to get one of each available item, you will need to pick up: