A bit of a slower news week. A lot came out this week, but there aren't a lot of announcements for the future just yet.




New Releases

On Monday, January 5th, we saw the release of two new SuperChargers variants at Toys R Us. This included:

Legendary Roller Brawl is a TRU Exclusive as all the Legendary Skylanders are, but Pop Fizz (discover the mystery Birthday) we are still expecting to see at other retailers eventually. It's just a matter of when…

On Saturday, January 9th, the Single Pack of the Kaos Trophy was released. This is a Timed Exclusive for GameStop. No word yet on how long the exclusivity will last this time, but it has not been found anywhere else yet.

Finally, on Sunday, January 10th, Nitro Soda Skimmer was released as a Target Exclusive.

If you're not sure if your store has received their stock yet you can use the Target Inventory Checker over at BrickSeek. This is a very useful tool that you can use to check the inventory of any item at Target as long as you have the DPCI number. In this case the number for the Nitro Soda Skimmer is:

DPCI #: 207-03-0209

If the system claims that your store has them in stock, but you don't see them on the shelf, ask an employee to look up the DPCI number for you and they should be able to find them.

SCL Milestones

This week the SCL social media accounts hit some numbers worth mentioning. This includes:

Thank you to everyone who has already subscribed or followed. It means a lot as every new follower helps the SCL brand expand just a little bit more.

Giveaways

To help celebrate these milestones (and because I have more stuff to give away), I am currently running two giveaways.

The first giveaway is for the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong & Barrel Blaster Combo Pack. You can find that on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAQEVTqREg7/

The second giveaway is for the Hammer Slam Bowser & Clown Cruiser Combo Pack. You can find that on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/sclmatt/status/686245138293628928

Both of these giveaways end on January 16th. The winners will be announced on their respective platforms on January 17th.

Toys For Games Awards

Many of you have already heard by now, but I've been nominated for Community Leader of the Year in the 1st Annual Toys For Games Awards.

I've been “campaigning” most of the week and I've finally moved into first place!

So a big thank you to everyone who has voted so far.

The voting is still open until January 17th so if you haven't voted yet I would still like to get your vote to ensure that I can stay in first place. It only takes 30 seconds of your time:

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  1. Go here: http://www.toysforgames.com/featured-post/the-first-annual-toys-for-games-awards/
  2. Scroll down about halfway to “Community Leader of the Year”
  3. Vote for “Matt Sonnenberg, Skylanders Character List”
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The awards show is scheduled for January 19th. As soon as I get the results, I'll be sure to update you.