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3:22 PM - Friday the 7th of June, 2013 - by dark52
Pre-orders for Skylanders SWAP Force at retailers like Toys R Us, Target, Walmart and Best Buy now come with a free Lightcore Hex. Unfortunately it appears you have to wait until you actually get the game in October before you receive the Hex (despite being released in Australia recently).

The game has also now had its release date confirmed by EuroGamer as coming out on the 13th of October in North America, the 18th of October in Europe and the 16th of October in Australia.

It has also been announced for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but obviously with no release date for the consoles themselves there's also no release date for those versions.

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Along with those preorders are some new images of the packs, confirming for the first time exactly which two SWAP Force characters are in the Starter Pack, it's Wash Buckler and Blast Zone along with the "Series 3" equivalent Ninja Stealth Elf.

The 3DS Starter Pack has a completely separate line-up of toys, instead you get a different two SWAP Force characters (currently no names known but they are Undead and Air elements) as well as Volcanic Eruptor. So no duplicates like last time with Cynder and Tree Rex.

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And from the Toys R Us preorder pages there are a few new screenshots that are now in the gallery.
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#1 wreckingballbob 15:24:01 07/06/2013
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Also there is Series 3 Terrafin!

EDIT: Can you update the character list Dark?
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#2 Kevin16 15:45:41 07/06/2013
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Nice and why never released LC hex smilie
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#3 JackSparx 16:14:00 07/06/2013
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Loving this sooooo much! Even the 3DS starter look EPIC might be buying them both on release rather than waiting for a cheap sale for 3DS smilie EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK smilie
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#4 yelvy 16:44:49 07/06/2013
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loving that snake character, every time a new skylander is released its my new favourite at the moment! sooooo cool!
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#5 Swap Force Fan 16:45:45 07/06/2013
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^This. Can you add the 3 new swappers (Air, Undead, Magic, those unnamed swappers) And Volcanic Eruptor? Thanks, you're great dark52.
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#6 Sesshomaru75 17:13:55 07/06/2013
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My mom will be pre-ordering the Wii U version since we will be getting a Wii U soon and also so she can get the Lightcore Hex. I'll probably get the Nintendo 3DS version later since I like the rattlesnake guy and since it's a different version of the game anyways.

I'm actually looking forward to this more than I was with Giants. I have no clue why. lol
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#7 bionicle2809 18:00:25 07/06/2013
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Hey Dark, looking at the list on the Swap Force page, I think that only Volcanic Eruptor is a variant and Stealth Elf and Terrafin are just regular S3 characters.
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#8 wreckingballbob 18:09:32 07/06/2013
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Quote: bionicle2809
Hey Dark, looking at the list on the Swap Force page, I think that only Volcanic Eruptor is a variant and Stealth Elf and Terrafin are just regular S3 characters.



He think that because on Stealth Elf's card it says Ninja Stealth Elf.
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#9 Sesshomaru75 18:20:11 07/06/2013
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Quote: wreckingballbob
He thinks that because on Stealth Elf's card it says Ninja Stealth Elf.


Thank you for pointing that out. smilie

Perhaps this means that every Series 3 character will be variant of sorts? Probably not, but we've already seen two, so it's possible. They might be trying to make the Series 3 variants of previous characters more unique and different, so that they aren't just remodeling the same character every time. Adding a bit of flavor if you may.
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#10 Aura24 18:22:39 07/06/2013
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Looks like North America will be getting the game first this time around.
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#11 sky-dragon 18:33:49 07/06/2013
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aww is ganna come out before my bday smilie
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#12 bionicle2809 18:52:00 07/06/2013
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Quote: wreckingballbob
Quote: bionicle2809
Hey Dark, looking at the list on the Swap Force page, I think that only Volcanic Eruptor is a variant and Stealth Elf and Terrafin are just regular S3 characters.


He think that because on Stealth Elf's card it says Ninja Stealth Elf.


Oh, it does. So is Stealth Elf a variant too? A variant for the console version! Finally!
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#13 TheSkyGuy101 19:04:11 07/06/2013
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I think Skylanders Stole Volcanic Eruptor from me because I made a Fake Variant I painted called Toast Eruptor, I posted it on Google + and now look where it is. https://plus.google.com/u/0/10...sts/Bj5eqvFcDND
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#14 Sesshomaru75 19:06:30 07/06/2013
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Quote: TheSkyGuy101
I think Skylanders stole Volcanic Eruptor from me because I made a fake variant I painted called Toast Eruptor.


It isn't exactly stealing if the character doesn't even belong to you in the first place.
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#15 azz01 21:24:01 07/06/2013
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Wait,will the two skylanders in the 3ds version (not volcanic Eruptor)be sold in single packs?
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#16 Sesshomaru75 21:27:48 07/06/2013
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Quote: azz01
Wait, will the two Skylanders in the 3DS version (not Volcanic Eruptor) be sold in single packs?


We can't be sure for now. It's possible, but we can't be certain.
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#17 bionicle2809 21:48:13 07/06/2013
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Quote: azz01
Wait,will the two skylanders in the 3ds version (not volcanic Eruptor)be sold in single packs?


Most likely
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#18 pennyman 23:45:39 07/06/2013
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Woohoo -- made a quick vlog talking about the start kit and pricing info and gave the DarkSpyro forum a shout out!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-66XN1mfmkQ
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#19 HotDogAndZap 23:58:11 07/06/2013
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^ Awesome! I love your channel. smilie
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#21 Eruptor100 00:23:36 08/06/2013
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Quote: wreckingballbob
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Also there is Series 3 Terrafin!

EDIT: Can you update the character list Dark?


it's volcanic eruptor
it said
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#22 ThroneOfMalefor 00:31:32 08/06/2013
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Imagine the release date is pushed up two months? smilie
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#23 dark52 - Spyro the Admin 00:35:05 08/06/2013
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Quote: bionicle2809
Quote: wreckingballbob
Quote: bionicle2809
Hey Dark, looking at the list on the Swap Force page, I think that only Volcanic Eruptor is a variant and Stealth Elf and Terrafin are just regular S3 characters.


He think that because on Stealth Elf's card it says Ninja Stealth Elf.


Oh, it does. So is Stealth Elf a variant too? A variant for the console version! Finally!


Maybe, maybe not. There's new Eruptor artwork that doesn't look anything like Volcanic Eruptor so who knows what their plan with the Series 3s is.
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#24 Aura24 00:35:10 08/06/2013
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Quote: ThroneOfMalefor
Imagine the release date is pushed up two months? smilie


^You would like that, to see the reactions.

If the game was pushed back a few months, then it would be around December.
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#25 ThroneOfMalefor 01:28:58 08/06/2013
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It's the same as the 3DS eShop. The earthquake in Japan made Americans angry for the late launch of an electronic store. I would sit for YouTube reactions on this game. :v
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#26 Doomslicer 02:07:57 08/06/2013
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Darn, no pre-order for Sam's Club.
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#27 Hot Dog 542 10:31:56 08/06/2013
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Any word on when it'll be released in New Zealand?
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#28 bionicle2809 11:14:33 08/06/2013
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^ Probably the same day as Australia
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#29 LTU Spyro 14:35:46 08/06/2013
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The people who worked with the box design did a great job.
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#30 wreckingballbob 14:46:42 08/06/2013
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Quote: LTU Spyro
The people who worked with the box design did a great job.



It probably isn't finished...
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#31 TheSkyGuy101 18:48:19 08/06/2013
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The good thing that Toys For Bob Stole my idea is I'll be holding my own variant in my hand! smilie smilie smilie
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#32 Sesshomaru75 18:58:29 08/06/2013
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Quote: TheSkyGuy101
The good thing that Toys For Bob Stole my idea is I'll be holding my own variant in my hand! smilie


It isn't exactly stealing if the character doesn't even belong to you in the first place. - Just putting this here again in case you didn't see it.
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#33 SennyBonku 17:28:25 09/06/2013
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At times like this I really regreat, that I live in Poland. They've recently released Giants here (I guess all without Eye Brawl), not to mention that our "official website" is still crawling with SSA. Of course, I will have to burn my cash to order SwapForce games when they're out.

It's so superb, that they are releasing completly different Skylanders on 3DS and other consoles versions. Aside of that, I really like the wind SwapForce Skylander which looks like Parrot (not even close to bug) and the Snake-guy.

What I find disappointing, is the fact they're again releasing a variants of the old Skylanders, which were already heavily reposed during Giants. We had S2 Stealth Elf and Legendary Stealth Elf, not to mention about LC Eruptor and S2 Eruptor. Why they're just giving us a Volcano and Ninja version? They will probably have some alternate skills or paths, not to mention look, but hey... We've already played with them so many times! And it seems there is also another version of Terrafin... :<

They could give more attention to Sunburn or Camo or Ghost Roaster. On some V-log they've mentioned about S2 Sprocket, but it's still only one out of 24 S1 Skylanders (including Giants).

Anyway, I need to save my money again and I still haven't collected all Giants figures. Too bad I cannot preorder things on the pages mentioned abouve. smilie
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#34 TheSkyGuy101 17:40:49 09/06/2013
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You could still steal ideas smilie
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#35 wreckingballbob 17:47:27 09/06/2013
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Quote: TheSkyGuy101
You could still steal ideas smilie



They didn't steal your idea it is just a coincidence that they look the same.
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#36 Sesshomaru75 17:49:17 09/06/2013
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Quote: wreckingballbob
They didn't steal your idea, it is just a coincidence that they look the same.


This.
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#37 ThroneOfMalefor 20:21:17 10/06/2013
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this is skylanders
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#38 SkylanderDrew 23:07:45 25/07/2013
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FYI: just got an email from TRU stating the Swap Force Pre Order with HEX, free poster and FREE Single Character is back on til AUG. 3rd 2013....
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#39 SkylanderDrew 19:32:44 27/07/2013
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BUMP for additional FREE figure when you pre order from TRU.....

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