GameStop to sell retailer-exclusive Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition

Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition coming to GameStop and EB Games this October; pack will feature five exclusive colour variant characters.

Skylanders Swap Force, the upcoming title in Activision's toy-based game series, is set to receive a retailer-specific version: Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition, GameStop has announced, as reported by Business Wire.

The Dark Edition Starter Kit, which will be exclusive to GameStop in North America and EB Games in Australia, will include five Dark Edition figurines. These are Dark Washbuckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Spyro, and Dark Slobber Tooth. The kit will come with a copy of the game, a portal of power, a character poster, five sticker sheets with secret codes, and five trading cards.

The bundle will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Wii U, and is currently listed at $99.99 (A$119), which is a $25 (A$21) premium on the $75 ($A98) standard Swap Force starter pack. The game will go on sale in mid October, with current-generation console versions available for preorder now.

Skylanders Swap Force, the third game in the series, will allow players to mix and match tops and bottoms of toys to create new character and ability combinations. Activision recently announced that the franchise has passed more than $1.5 billion dollars in sales globally since launching in 2011.

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16 comments
ZIMdoom
ZIMdoom

Not worth it.  I pre-ordered Swap Force for my son.  The game already comes with 3 of those characters, and EB here in Canada is offering a 4th character and a "sidekick" character for free.  So for $25 more you are getting technically the same amount of stuff but the "priveledge" of getting more rare figures?  That aren't going to be worth anything anyway since toy collectibles are pretty much worthless. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

Skylanders Swap Force Dark Edition? Hmmm, Force Dark... wait a minute, that sounds like "Dark Side of the Force". Yes, I'm certain of it. Gamestop is making a retailer exclusive edition, because it's (long ago, some would say) been seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. They thought they could get away with it unnoticed, but I got them!

SaintJimmmy
SaintJimmmy

This isn't news 

Who on earth cares about skylanders

Dead Lobbies
Dead Lobbies

Dead Lobbies is a page in which gamers organize multiplayer matches on games long abandoned by the public. Be it for fun or trophy/achievement hunters, all are welcome.

darkdeath174
darkdeath174

Gamestop stores aren't in Canada anymore only Ebgames, Or is the use of North America once again being used for just America?

fatee
fatee moderator

Gameshit is also selling new copies of Xenoblade chronicles for $90 marked as used. Nintendo codes unused and everything. Fucking scam artists.

sirdukefillion
sirdukefillion

They said that the dark edition is available for every version of the game that's not true it isn't available for xbox one and ps4

ArthasReborn
ArthasReborn

I still think retailer-exclusive stuff is completely asinine. It leads to stuff like Xenoblade Chronicles costing an absurd amount.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@SaintJimmmy I care, but I'm not one of the ones who has to have them all. Remember, this is a franchise aimed at kids. I've seen plenty just outside playing the figures themselves.

LysanderxX
LysanderxX

@SaintJimmmy You'd be horrivied by the many, many people who pay $100s for the newest figures.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@darkdeath174Lol, it's usually the other way around, since America could mean USA (F*ck Canada and Mexico, you know), but it could also mean North America or even South America, strictly speaking.

fatee
fatee moderator

@ArthasReborn Yep, just today vg24/7 did a report on gamestop hoarding new copies (seeing as they were the only retailer to sell it) saying it's "out of stock"... now suddenly "new" Xenoblade is taken down as being listed... and replaced as a used copy for $90.

Previously there was no stock what-so-ever, used or new.

Now suddenly, after artificially created demand from the only exclusive store that bought rights to sell it, it's back on shelves - and in droves... for double the price.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@fatee @ArthasReborn That's what ebay and such are for. Luckily (for me at least :P), that situation is non-existent on the PC games side.