This is the information that Skylanders distributors give to stores that sell Skylanders. While nothing is 100%, I think it gives us an idea of what we can expect to see in stores for Skylanders Trap Team.
|Mini Character 2-Packs||$13.99|
|Trap Level Pack||$24.99|
A Variety of Trap Packs
After much debate, it seems that they have decided to offer Trap Triple Packs. This is very good news especially since these packs come with a small discount.
Now I'm just hoping that they're packaged well so that I can buy two 3-Packs and have one of each element (if you include the two Trap from the Starter Pack).
I think we'll just have to wait and see what kind of variety and choice we have in these packs, but I think it was a very good decision to make some sort of multi-pack.
As you would expect, the Core Character Single Packs are still $9.99. The Trap Masters (or this year's gimmick figures) are still $14.99. Then we also still have the Triple Packs at their standard $24.99.
Nothing new here. No surprises which is probably a good thing.
Mini Character 2-Packs
While no one I've talked to has a definite answer as to what these are, I think we have a pretty good idea.
Basically, Activision has been teasing us with Sidekicks for weeks now and it appears they may be playing a bigger role in Trap Team.[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]THEORY
In the Q&A section on the Official Skylanders website they have noted that we can expect 16 Trap Masters and 18 all new characters. I always thought 18 was a strange number because it isn't divisible by 8.
So far there have been 8 Sidekicks, but they only cover 6 Elements.
Life: Whisper Elf, Barkley
Magic: Mini Jini
Tech: Trigger Snappy
Undead: Eye Small
Water: Gill Runt, Thumpling
What if these extra 2 “all new characters” are two new Sidekicks to cover all the Elements?
I don't know about you, but that makes me feel a lot better about that 18.[/box]
Trap Level Pack
Once again we're not 100% on this, but it seems fairly obvious. These are the Adventure Packs.
They add a Level to the game and they have the right price point. I welcome their return.
I think there are two notable omissions:
Personally I would not lose a wink of sleep if both of these were tossed aside for Trap Team. I've never liked them and I don't think they sold particularly well as they are often clogging up the shelves.
I also think it makes sense to let some thing go because they need to make room for the Traps and Mini Character 2-Packs on the shelves.
Like I said at the beginning, there is a lot of conjecture going on here, but a lot of it lines up nicely with other things we've seen and heard.
I'm sure we'll hear some more about these additions and omissions in the coming weeks.