It's already September and we are just one month away from the launch of Skylanders Trap Team.

This week we were able to get a bunch of high quality photos to add to the site. Not really anything you haven't seen before, but you can check them all out here.

The big news this week was all about store exclusives. This includes news about:

There's a lot of good stuff going on right now. Enjoy!

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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.

SCL Q&A

What are Core Skylanders?

Are basic as it may sound to some of you, this is a good question. It's a term that a lot of folks use, but it's never really explained. So for someone just diving in to Skylanders it can be confusing.

Core Skylanders are just your average Skylanders. They are the figures that we refer to as Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4 figures.

In Spyro's Adventure there was nothing but Core Skylanders (because there wasn't a “gimmick”).

In Trap Team everyone except the Trap Masters and the Minis would be considered Core Skylanders.

Do the SSA Adventure Pack items work in the newer games?

Yes.

Anything from Anvil Rain to Sparx the Dragonfly to the Sky Diamond all work in SWAP Force as well as Trap Team.

Do the SSA Adventure Pack levels work in the newer games?

Yes and no.

Level pieces like Darklight Crypt and Empire of Ice will not unlock a new level in SWAP Force or Trap Team. This is mostly because jumping was introduced in SWAP Force and those levels were not made with jumping in mind. (Basically jumping would allow you to “cheat” and bypass the puzzles.)

However, when you place one of these level pieces on the Portal in SWAP Force you receive a short, powerful attack that hits all enemies on the screen. So they're not completely useless. I imagine this will be the same in Trap Team.

Thank you for reading all the way to the end of the article.

Because you chose to read this far you are one of the first to find out that there is going to be a giveaway coming up on the site next week. Are you excited?

Stay tuned…