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News Archive - 23rd of December 2013

5:16 PM - Monday the 23rd of December, 2013 - by dark52
The first stages of Wave 3 of the toys for Skylanders SWAP Force are starting to hit shops, the five new core Skylanders toys hit Toys R Us yesterday in the United States.

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Dune Bug, Smolderdash
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Phantom Cynder, Hyper Beam Prism Break, Horn Blast Whirlwind


Here's what makes up the rest of Wave 3, they're not quite yet available in the US but are already available in some other countries like Germany and Italy.

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Lightcore Countdown, Lightcore Wham-Shell


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Rubble Rouser, Spy Rise, Stink Bomb


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Arkeyan Crossbow

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Sheep Wreck Island


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Hyper Beam Prism Break, Horn Blast Whirlwind, Rip Tide

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Dune Bug, Phantom Cynder, Knockout Terrafin


The winners of the Frito-Lay sweepstakes for Quickdraw Rattle Shake are starting to report receiving their prizes so be on the lookout for it if you've won one (or more).

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In other Wave 3 news, today saw the introduction of the five new Wave 3 characters in Skylanders Lost Islands, you can now get Rubble Rouser, Stink Bomb, Spy Rise, Dune Bug and Wind-Up in the game, which means that at long last it is possible to match the Earth element Sugarbats. Last Friday saw a specially squeezed in Christmas update for the game as well:

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  • Jolly Bumble Blast makes his festive debut. It'll be 250 Gems if you don't have the toy.
  • A new SWAP Force House has been added, buy them for 350 Gems to put your SWAP Force characters in for the chance to earn Gold, Gems, Energy or Kingdom XP.
  • Another new companion, Fiznik, he'll double the Kingdom XP you get for the rather pricey sum of 3000 Gems.

And earlier last week they posted the regular Monday update.

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  • New companion Diggs who you can use to trade in large amounts of Gold and Energy for Gems once a day. He'll cost you 2000 Gems but is said to be only available until January 1st.
  • The Legendary Skylanders are here, all four of the new Legendaries from SWAP Force have been added. That's Legendary Night Shift, Legendary Free Ranger, Legendary Grim Creeper and Legendary Zoo Lou.
  • A new system has been added so that Kingdom XP is still moderately useful after reaching the maximum kingdom level of 40. Your bar will again start to fill up as you gather it and will eventually give you some bonus gems and wish stones as a reward.

The Skylanders Collection Vault also recently saw an update which allows you to now add characters to your collection even if you don't have their webcode.
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