In case you haven't been paying attention, this week gave us the first major leak of Skylanders Trap Team characters/information. Activision has been working all week to remove as moony images as possible, but you may still be able to catch a glimpse here or there.
Oftentimes if you have a question about something, you're probably not the only one.
Here at SCL I get dozens of emails each week with questions from readers like you. Even though only a few dozen take the time to write in, I am guessing that many more of you have the same questions.
So here in the SCL Q&A I hope to answer some of these questions in a more public forum so that all of you may benefit. I hope to make this a weekly post, but that all depends on you. Please keep sending me any Skylanders questions you may have. I will still reply to all of your emails, but I will also post some of the answers here.
Has anyone actually won a prize in the Skylanders/Frito Lay Fire Bone Hot Dog Giveaway?
I have won personally, and I know many others who have won as well.
Unfortunately, it seems like there may have been some kind of glitch in their system. Many people reported winning during the first week of the contest, but almost no one has won this week. It seems like they may have awarded too many prizes early on and now have to compensate.
Of course, this is all just theoretical, I do not have any inside information into this situation. If you haven't heard about this giveaway, you can read more here.
Why are there different Traps available for the same Element?
There are two basic reasons for this:
1) They want to give you a choice. Not everyone likes the same thing. So you can choose which sculpts you like for your Traps.
2) It can help you stay organized. Say that there's five Life Villains and you want to have them all ready to use in a Trap. This means that you need five Life Traps.
What if the Life Hammer Trap was the only Life Trap they made? That means that you would have five Life Hammer Traps and no way to remember what's inside without slipping each one into the Portal.
As far as we know right now, those are the only reasons that they have different sculpts of the same Element. If there are any other difference or bonuses, they have not been announced yet.
What is the Upgraded Sparrow Vehicle that GameStop is advertising with their Trap Team Pre-order?
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, take a look at this picture. In the right hand column you will see an offer advertising a Upgraded Sparrow Vehicle.
This is a mistake.
The Upgraded Sparrow Vehicle is a pre-order bonus for Destiny (another mainstream Activision title). Somewhere along the line GameStop got their Activision titles mixed up and have still neglected to fix their website. As of now GameStop is not offering a pre-order bonus for Trap Team.