You will be able to get them in the following combinations:
A Triple Pack containing Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant and Double Trouble.
Single Packs of Cynder, Double Trouble, Whirlwind, Drill Sergeant.
And the Adventure Pack "Empire of Ice" with Slam Bam.
As for release date, a German catalogue gives them a vague "January" release date but who knows?
Now all we need to do is wait for the Empire of Ice and Dragon's Peak Adventure Packs to be released... whenever that'll be.
You might even get lucky and be able to find them early, as one poster on NeoGAF seems to have done.
UPDATE: As well as the individual packs you'll also be able to find them in two new triple character packs.
One containing: Stealth Elf, Wrecking Ball, and Sonic Boom
The other: Hex, Zap, and Dino-Rang
UPDATE 2: Looks like the European date has been moved backwards to December.
It should be able to assist with any spots that you're stuck in and help make it clear exactly which element types you need for each of the collectables.
There's also now an option to slightly highlight the topic creator in a topic, it's automatically been turned on but if you don't like it you can go into your settings and turn it right back off again.
And I've also added a counter to the birthday section of the settings page to let you know how many times you can modify it before getting locked out. Blanking it out no longer counts as a use.
Spyro - Double Trouble
Wrecking Ball - Voodood
Slam Bam - Zap
Wham-Shell - Gill Grunt
Bash - Dino-Rang
Prism Break - Terrafin
Hex - Cynder
Chop Chop - Ghost Roaster
Ignitor - Sunburn
Flameslinger - Eruptor
Whirlwind - Warnado
Sonic Boom - Lightning Rod
Boomer - Drill Sergeant
Drobot - Trigger Happy
Camo - Stump Smash
Zook - Stealth Elf
Thanks go to Aura24 for spotting the update.
The tour kicks off in Liverpool this weekend on the 10th and 11th of September before moving to London for the 17th and 18th. After that it's headed to France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Spain.
For those who can't make it to the events, the tour's website still has an interesting addition; the poster depicting all 32 Skylanders is finally at a size where you can see all of the remaining characters, including one you might not have been expecting.
The trophies for the PlayStation 3 version are likely to be identical.
In the Skylanders gallery you can find ten new console screenshots, four new 3DS screenshots and fifteen new short videos including ones focusing on some of lesser seen characters such as Dark Spyro and Sonic Boom.
You can also read the short back-stories to many of the Skylanders in their Guidebook profiles.
The characters they use have some levelled up abilities so you can see the progress that you can make while playing each individual character.
And in another video, this time from One of Swords, you're shown the same Stealth Elf being used on the Wii and then on the 3DS.
And finally COIN-OP.TV have a video featuring the Lead Designer of the 3DS version, Jonathan Mintz.
The video focuses on the process involved with using the unique Portal of Power for the 3DS as it works a little differently than on the consoles.
And Joystiq has a few more that GoNintendo neglected to post.
In the console and PC starter packs:
Spyro, Gill Grunt, Trigger Happy
In the 3DS starter pack:
Dark Spyro, Ignitor, Stealth Elf
Individually or as a pack of three:
Drobot, Stump Smash, Flameslinger
Individually or as a pack of three:
Voodood, Boomer, Prism Break
Individually or as a pack of three:
Chop Chop, Bash, Eruptor
Zap, Sonic Boom, Stealth Elf (also in 3DS pack)
There are also special Adventure Packs which contain a set of themed items and a character. In one called "Pirate Seas" you can get Terrafin along with some pirate themed items that will enhance your game.
And in another called "Darklight Crypt" you can get Ghost Roaster.
Thanks go to Okaps in the forum for spotting this.
Update: Added Darklight Crypt from Cdiscount, thanks go to Aura24 for that.
"We spent about six months on a variety of different directions with Spyro," says Reiche, "and to Activision's credit, they just kept saying more innovative, do something new, more innovative, and they gave us the time and the budget to really seek out what was our dream."
Quote: ars technica
You can bring your toy to a friend's house to share loot and play with your powerful character, and there will also be arenas included in the game so you can pit your characters against each other in battle. The toys themselves are well sculpted, have bright paint jobs, and look great on display.
There's environmental puzzles to solve and enemies to kill as well as plenty of items to collect. Little trinkets like a hat for your character can increase your strength or other abilities.
As well as new videos from ScrewAttack and GameTrailers.
Although the previous couple of years have been a bit quiet, with Skylanders on the horizon hopefully this one will be just a little bit more eventful.
Toys R Us also have the boxart and a bit more detailed descriptions of the contents of the Starter Packs which will include the game (obviously), the Portal of Power, 3 figures (Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy), poster, 3 trading cards, a sticker sheet, and 3 web codes. Hence the large shape of the box.
And IGN have uploaded three new videos showcasing Spyro, Trigger Happy, and Gill Grunt.
Thanks go to Aura24 for spotting the screens and SpyroPurple for spotting the videos.
Game Informer have received a teaser in the form of the Skylanders Spyro toy. E3 2011 starts on Tuesday next week, so not long left now.
Quote: Nintendo Difference
ND: Don't you feel that the game will lose some of its personality, as Spyro is now just one of many playable characters?
JY: No I don't think so, because we keep very true to Spyro's origins, and his abilities and play style that people have experienced in the past. There's everything you'd expect Spyro to be able to do, we want to make sure we do it right. You don't just do something because you can, you've got to be smart about it and be able to do it right, and make sure that you're pleasing the fanbase and yourself as a gamer and somebody who likes to enjoy toys. We believe we've definitely done Spyro justice.
Also check out the link for a few large photos of the Spyro, Gill Grunt, Eruptor, and Trigger Happy toys.
As before, registered users can alter a few things such as the region for the row of game links, the design of the background behind the logo, and the background colour of the gems.
Please report any problems you have with the redesign so I can fix them as soon as possible. Thanks!
This is apparently the "innovative new universe" that "will bring the world of toys, video games and the Internet together in an unprecedented way" that Activision recently mentioned in their Financial Results. Which means the game is likely unrelated to any previous Spyro games and you'll be using various real world action figures from a set of more than 30 characters to interact with the game in some manner.
No platforms are mentioned specifically other than "multiple systems as well as computers, handhelds and phones" but earlier rumours suggested Wii and DS as candidates. They also give a release date of "this fall".
Thanks go to Aura24 for finding the article.
I will also be bringing in a storage cap to the private message system and a cap on the number of guestbook posts that can be kept, but that will take a little longer to implement.