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Your Field Guide To Skylanders

by Jeff Cork on Dec 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM

Update: The release of Skylanders Giants in October introduced 16 new characters to the Skylanders’ Roster. The Giants list contains the characters’ official bios and their availability. They are also grouped according to their elemental types like the original list for the Spyro’s Adventure roster.

 

Original Story: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure has been a big success for Activision, which is probably crystal clear if you're the parent of a young Skylanders fan (or a fan yourself). Tracking down the figurines is almost a game of its own. To further complicate the process, the game's 32-character roster has been split among various retail configurations, making it tricky to track down specific figures if you don't know what you're looking for. With that in mind, I've compiled a list of all of the game's roster, along with their official bios and how they're available – individually or as part of a bundle. It may not make particularly elusive critters pop up on shelves, but it could make your life a bit easier.

The characters are grouped below by their elemental types. If you just want the info and don't care how a particular character became infused with their magical powers, skip to the last page for a text-only version.

Giants

Air Elemental Types:

Swarm

Swarm was once a prince from a proud race of mysterious insect warriors that had built their entire civilization inside a giant honeycombed pyramid. Growing up as one of the 9,000 members of the royal family, he was never permitted to leave the hive. But unlike his brethren, there was a magical quality to Swarm that caused him to grow much larger than the rest of his kind. No longer able to fit amongst the rest of the colony, the young prince broke the long standing tradition and stepped out into the open world – where his size and strength would be put to good use in the legendary battle between the Giants and the Arkeyans. 

Available individually. 

Jet-Vac

Jet-Vac was the greatest, most daring flying ace in all of Windham. He was given his magical wings when he was young, as was the tradition for all Sky Barons. But when his homeland was raided, he chose to sacrifice his wings to a young mother so she could fly her children to safety. This act of nobility caught the attention of Master Eon, who sought out the young Sky Baron and presented him with a gift – a powerful vacuum device that would allow him to soar through the skies once again. Jet-Vac accepted the gift with gratitude, and now daringly fights evil alongside the other Skylanders.

Available individually, in a legendary triple pack with Ignitor and Slam Bam, and in a starter pack with Tree Rex and Cynder.

Life Elemental Types:

Tree Rex

Long before the Giants protected Skylands, Tree Rex was a majestic tree living peacefully in the ancient woods. But this tranquil existence came to an end when the Arkeyans built a nearby factory to produce war machines. After years of his soil being poisoned by the magic and tech waste from the factory, he mutated into who he is now – a powerful Giant who will crush anything that threatens the natural order of things.

Available individually in the Portal Owner’s Booster Pack and in a starter pack with Jet-Vac and Cynder.

Shroomboom

Shroomboom was most unfortunate to have been born in a pizza topping garden belonging to the Kaos. Growing up among his fellow fungi, he knew it was only a matter of time before a late night craving would bring about their demise. So Shroomboom took a twig and a strand of spider web and made a slingshot. One by one, he launched all of his friends over the garden fence before flinging himself over to join them. Then he guided them all to the edge of the island and leapt to freedom, using his mushroom cap to catch a friendly breeze. Now as a member of the Skylanders, Shroomboom continues to perform courageous deeds… but he can be hard to find on pizza night.

Available in a Battle Pack with Chop Chop and a Dragonfire Cannon.

Undead Elemental Types:

Eye-Brawl

Throughout history, there have been many epic battles, though none more bizarre than the legendary brawl between the headless giant and the infamous flying eyeball. It all started with a staring contest, but with the headless giant having no eyes and the flying eyeball unable to blink, it soon escalated into an all our war as the two rivals fought fiercely throughout the land of the undead for over a hundred years! With neither opponent backing down, the two combatants were eventually struck with the realization that if they were to combine their formidable powers, they would be a force to be reckoned with. By teaming up, the infamous flying eyeball and the headless giant became known as Eye-Brawl – one of the most powerful Skylanders ever known!

Currently unavailable.  

Fright Rider

Rider and his magnificent ostrich, Fright, were the finest jousting team in all of Skylands. But after winning the championship for the 3rd straight year, a jealous competitor placed a curse on the elf that sent him to the Land of the Undead. Not wanting to be without his partner, Fright, who up until this point had been afraid of nearly everything, ate a bag of skele-oats that turned him into a skeleton so that he could brave the journey to the underworld to save his friend. Grateful for being rescued, Fright Rider returned to the surface dedicated to helping others – while still dominating an occasional jousting tournament from time to time!

Available individually. 

Earth Elemental Types:

Crusher

Crusher knew from the moment he put on his father’s mining helmet that his true passion in life was crushing rocks. He was fascinated with rock-lore and traveled all throughout Skylands in search of rare minerals to pulverize with his powerful hand-crafted rock hammer, which he also named Crusher. But along his travels, he discovered that the evil Arkeyan King was also searching for rocks – to melt down into weapons of war. Crusher’s fury built up like an avalanche. After all, crushing was his job! So he put aside his hammer for a greater purpose – crushing Arkeyan Robots!

Available individually. A Granite Crusher is available exclusively at Target.

Flashwing

Flashwing’s true origins are a mystery. But her first appearance came when Bash made a wish that he could fly and looked up to see a shooting star streak across the sky and land in a valley below. In the center of the lowing impact crater was a large, brilliant geode – which suddenly cracked open to reveal Flashwing. Bash may not have soared that day, but his heart sure did, because Flashwing was beautiful… and lethal. As soon as Bash stepped closer, the gem dragon turned towards him. Not knowing if he was friend or foe, she blasted him off the cliff with a full force laser pulse from her tail! Perhaps Bash flew that day after all.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Gill Grunt and Double Trouble.

Fire Elemental Types:

Hot Head

Hot Head had always been a short tempered fire giant. But it was when magical oil was discovered in Skylands that fuel was really added to the fire. As exciting as the discovery was, the celebration lasted only 5 minutes – coming to an abrupt halt when Hot Head needed to cool off and plunged into the thick black pool, causing the entire island to explode! Though it would be another 2,000 years before the magical oil was discovered again, the impact that it had on Hot Head was immediate. He was instantly infused with magical oil, giving him the ability to generate an infinite supply of fuel – making him incredibly volatile, highly combustible, and ready to torch anything that got in his way.

Available individually.

Hot Dog

Hot Dog was born in the belly of the Popcorn Volcano. While on a nearby mission, a team of Skylanders had come across the stray fire pup when the volcano erupted and Hot Dog came rocketing straight into their camp, accidentally setting Gill Grunt’s tent on fire. Using his nose for danger, he helped the Skylanders complete their mission – even pouncing on a lava golem like a blazing comet when it threatened his new friends. After displaying such loyalty and bravery, Hot Dog was brought back to Eon’s Citadel where he became a Skylander – and then he proceeded to bury Eon’s staff.

Currently unavailable.

Water Elemental Types:

Thumpback

Thumpback was once a crew member of The Phantom Tide, the most fearsome pirate ship in all of Skylands. But the actual pirating part about being a pirate didn’t interest Thumpback so much as the benefits that came with traveling on a large ship. After all, his real passion was fishing. But when his chance came to finally ensnare the most elusive creature in the sky – the Leviathan Cloud Crab – he was pulled over board and carried off into the horizon. This was actually quite fortunate, because sometime later The Phantom Tide and its entire crew were banished to the Chest of Exile. Thumpback’s pirating days were over, but his legend as one of the first Skylanders had only just begun.

Currently unavailable.

Chill

Chill was the sworn guardian and personal protector of the Snow Queen. As the captain of the queen’s guard, her many heroic deeds had earned her the respect of the entire Ice Kingdom. But when the Cyclops army began to expand their empire into the northern realms, the Snow Queen was taken prisoner during her watch, and Chill has never forgiven herself for letting it happen. Ashamed and embarrassed, she left the Ice Kingdom behind and swore never to return until she could reclaim her honor. Now as a member of the Skylanders, she remains courageous and strong, while always on the lookout for her lost queen. 

Available individually and in a triple pack with Ignitor and Zook.

Magic Elemental Types:

Ninjini

Ninjini was the most renowned magical ninja from ancient times, long before the Arkeyans ever rose to power.  But a dark sorceress, who was jealous of Ninjini’s skill as a warrior, trapped her within an enchanted bottle to be imprisoned for all of eternity. Time stretched on, yet Ninjini remained steadfast and determined to escape – even mastering the dual sword technique within the solitude of her bottle. Over the years, her strength continued to grow until alas, through sheer force of will, she broke free! From that moment on, Ninjini made it her mission to help those in need as one of the first Skylanders, always carrying that enchanted bottle as a reminder of her own resilience. 

Currently unavailable.

Pop Fizz

Nobody is quite sure who Pop Fizz was before he became an alchemist, least of all Pop Fizz himself. After many years of experimenting with magical potions, his appearance has changed quite significantly. In fact, no one even knows his original color. But it’s widely known that he is a little crazy, his experiments are reckless, and the accidents they cause are too numerous to measure. Understandably, he has had a difficult time finding lab partners, or anyone that even wants to be near him. In hopes of making himself more appealing to others, he attempted to create the most effective charm potion ever – but that just turned him into a big, wild, berserker. Or maybe that’s just how he saw the potion working in the first place…

Available individually and in a triple pack with Whirlwind and Trigger Happy.

Tech Elemental Types:

Bouncer

Long ago, Bouncer was an All-Star Roboto Ball player. But when the evil Arkeyan Empire destroyed his hometown and discontinued the games, he was converted into a security-bot and stationed in the mines. It was there that Bouncer encountered dozens of Mabu prisoners who remembered him fondly from his playing days. He quickly became a bit of a celebrity around the mines, and it wasn’t long before this new adulation convinced him that he could be just as much of a hero in life as he was on the field. Thus, he decided to join the Skylanders and take a stand against the evil, Arkeyan overlords.

Available individually.

Sprocket

Sprocket was raised with all the privileges of a rich, proper Golding. But she cared little for fancy things. Instead, she spent most of her time growing up in her uncle’s workshop, learning how to build and fix his many mechanical inventions. But everything changed on the day her uncle mysteriously vanished. When she eventually discovered that Kaos had been behind his disappearance, she constructed a battle suit and went after him, leaving the luxury and comfort of her family’s wealth behind. From that moment on, Sprocket was dedicated to fighting the forces of evil, while never losing hope that she would be reunited with her beloved uncle. 

Available individually and in a triple pack with Stump Smash and Sonic Boom. 

Spyro's Adventure

Air Elemental Types:


Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod once lived in the majestic Cloud Kingdom, where his countless acts of heroism along with his winning smile and electric physique made him the most famous storm giant in the realm.  He was a true celebrity, and the palace halls were littered with statues of the chiseled hero.  But all the praise and admiration could never quite satisfy Rod, who yearned for something more.  As luck would have it, he met an adventurous young dragon named Spyro, who told him fantastic stories of faraway places and dangerous adventures.  Rod was spellbound, and he set off with Spyro to seek an audience with Eon to join the Skylanders.


Available individually and in a triple pack with Cynder and Zook.


Sonic Boom
Long ago, Sonic Boom took refuge high atop a mountain peak in the far reaches of Skylands, hoping to keep her griffin hatchlings safe.  But despite her precautions, a devious wizard tracked her down and placed a wicked curse on the griffin eggs.  Once hatched, the young hatchlings can live for only mere moments before they magically return to their shells... only to be hatched again in an endless cycle.  Wanting to prevent such evil from happening to others, Sonic Boom joined the Skylanders and has trained her young to defend Skylands each time they are hatched.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Wrecking Ball and Stealth Elf.


Warnado
Warnado was hatched in the fury of a rare and powerful Enchanted Twister.  Although initially frightened and quite dizzy, over the passing years he grew to enjoy his whirling surroundings and learned many abilities and secrets of the Air Element.  This led to Warnado becoming a powerful force and the only known turtle of his kind.  Now, the only time he gets dizzy is when standing still.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Camo and Ignitor.


Whirlwind
Whirlwind is an air dragon with unicorn ancestry – two species that could not be more opposite in nature, which made her never quite fit in with either group.  Other dragons were envious of her beauty, while unicorns shunned her for her ability to fly.  But Whirlwind found peace within the dark and stormy clouds, where she learned to harness the tempest power within her.  Despite her turbulent youth, she was the first to defend both dragons and unicorns when the trolls began hunting them, unleashing her ferocity in a brilliant and powerful rainbow that could be seen throughout many regions of Skylands.  From that day forward, evil-doers would quake when dark clouds brewed, and run from the rainbow that followed the storm.

Was formerly a Target exclusive; will be available individually and as a triple pack with Double Trouble and Drill Sergeant.

Life Elemental Types:

Camo
Hatched at the roots of the Tree of Life, Camo is half-dragon, half-plant – with effervescent life energy flowing through his scaly leaves.  This power allows him to cultivate fruits and vegetables at a highly-accelerated rate, which causes them to explode when they ripen.  Camo's unique gift caught the eye of Master Eon, initially because he was hungry and tried to eat a melon that exploded in his face.  But upon realizing his true power, Eon convinced Camo to help the Skylanders protect their world.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Warnado and Ignitor.


Stealth Elf
As a small child, Stealth Elf awoke one morning inside the hollow of an old tree with no memory of how she got there.  She was taken in by an unusually stealthy, ninja-like forest creature in the deep forest.  Under his tutelage, she has spent the majority of her life training in the art of stealth fighting.  After completing her training, she became a Skylander and set out into the world to uncover the mystery behind her origins.

Bundled in the 3DS version with Dark Spyro and Ignitor. Also available individually and in a triple pack with Wrecking Ball and Sonic Boom.


Stump Smash
Stump Smash was once a magical tree that spent most of his time sleeping peacefully in the forests of Skylands.  Then one day he awoke to discover his entire forest had been chopped down and logged by trolls – himself included.  His long branches were gone, leaving him with only powerful mallets for hands, which he used to smash the troll tree-cutting machines.  Although still grumpy about what happened to him, Stump Smash has vowed to protect Skylands against those who would do it harm – especially trolls.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Drobot and Flameslinger.


Zook
Zook hails from a strange and unusual species called Bambazookers, who once lived their entire lives standing in place – until Zook discovered they could walk simply by stepping out of the mud.  After that, he became a wandering hero, using his hand-carved bamboo tube as a bazooka that fires special explosive thorns.  Campfire songs were even written about him.  Now, Zook spends him time as a Skylander, figuring he can be an even bigger hero – and have even more songs written about him.

Available in a triple pack with Cynder and Lightning Rod.

Undead Elemental Types:

Chop Chop
Chop Chop was once an elite warrior belonging to the ancient race of Arkeyan beings.  Like many of the Arkeyans, he was created from a hybrid of elements - in his case, undead magic and technology.  Chop Chop is a relentless, highly-skilled solider who wields a sword and shield made of an indestructible metal.  With the Arkeyans having vanished long ago, Chop Chop wandered Skylands for centuries looking for his creators.  Eventually, he was found by Eon and recruited as a Skylander.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Eruptor and Bash.


Cynder
While just an egg, Cynder was stolen by the henchmen of an evil dragon named Malefor and raised to do his bidding.  For years, she spread fear throughout the land until she was defeated by Spyro the dragon and freed from the grip of Malefor.  But dark powers still flow through her, and despite her desire to make amends for her past, most Skylanders try to keep a safe distance – just in case.

Available individually; will be available in a triple pack with Lightning Rod and Zook.


Ghost Roaster
There was a time when Ghost Roaster was neither a ghost nor a roaster.  Instead he was a chef living in a village high in the mountains.  One day, while clipping wool from a sheep to use in a recipe, he accidentally fell into the Valley of the Undead and transformed into a ghost eating ghoul!  After eating an entire spectral village, its Ethereal Ruler chained Ghost Roaster to a spiked ball as punishment – its rattle heard as he wanders the night, warning nearby spirits.  When Master Eon eventually heard of his predicament, he figured even a ghost eater could be useful.  So he made Ghost Roaster a Skylander – after he promised to eat only evil ghosts.

Available in the Darklight Crypt adventure pack.


Hex
Long ago, Hex was a gifted and powerful sorceress who traveled deep into the underworld to confront the Undead Dragon King named Malefor, who made several attempts to capture her to learn her secrets.  Though she successfully battled the dragon, Hex returned from the underworld changed – having unwillingly joined the ranks of the Undead.  Many are wary of her since her transformation, suspecting she has used her powerful magic for evil purposes.  But Eon trusts her, and views her as a most valuable Skylander ally.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Zap and Dino-Rang.

Earth Elemental Types:

Bash
Bash spent most of his early dragonhood staring into the sky, watching the flying creatures of Skylands soar amongst the clouds.  Determined to join them, he learned how to curl himself into a ball and roll with incredible momentum in a vain attempt to take flight.  Over the years, his skin hardened, forming a natural protective armor unlike any other creature.  He now thunders through Skylands, leaving a wake of destruction against any who threaten it.  Despite his thick skin, he still gets a bit touchy about his inability to fly.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Chop Chop and Eruptor.


Dino-Rang
For years, Dino-Rang trained to use the weapons of his tribe – earthen boomerangs.  His people were skilled hunters in a world far away from the realm of Skylands.  As he slept one night, a freak portal suddenly opened beneath him.  Unsure of how – or why – he arrived in Skylands, Dino-Rang set out to explore the world that was suddenly his new home.  Eventually becoming a Skylander, he now fights with his own brand of dino-justice, while seeking out the fabled Twin Diamond Boomerangs, which he believes could hold the clues to his greater destiny.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Zap and Hex.


Prism Break
Prism Break was once a fearsome rock golem who didn't like to be disturbed.  Then, an accidental cave-in left him buried underground.  One hundred years later, a mining expedition digging for valuable jewels discovered him by chance with a well-placed blow from a pick axe – something Prism Break doesn't talk about.  After 100 years of solitude, he found that the pressure of the earth had transformed him emotionally as well as physically, turning his crude rocky arms into incredible gems with powerful energy.  Grateful for being free of his earthly prison, Prism Break decided to put his new abilities to good use and dedicated himself to protecting Skylands.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Boomer and Voodood.


Terrafin
Terrafin hails from The Dirt Seas, where it was common to swim, bathe, and even snorkel beneath the ground.  But a powerful explosion in the sky created a blast wave that turned the ocean of sand into a vast sheet of glass, putting an end to Terrafin's duty as the local lifeguard.  Not one to stay idle, the brawny dirt shark found himself training in the art of boxing, and not long after he was local champ.  Fighters came from all around to challenge him, but it was a chance meeting with a great Portal Master that led him to give up his title for a greater purpose.

Available in the Pirate Seas adventure pack.

Fire Elemental Types:

Eruptor

Eruptor is a force of nature, hailing from a species that lived deep in the underground of a floating volcanic island until a massive eruption launched their entire civilization to the surface.  He's a complete hot head – steaming, fuming, and quite literally erupting over almost anything.  To help control his temper, he likes to relax in lava pools, particularly because there are no crowds.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Chop Chop and Bash.


Flameslinger
Flameslinger is an Elven archer with incredible aim.  In fact, he is so good that he wears a blindfold just to prove it.  When he was young, he rescued a fire spirit from a watery doom and was gifted an enchanted bow and magical fire boots that he now masterfully uses to defeat evil throughout Skylands.  With the scorched earth he leaves behind, you can always tell where he has been
.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Drobot and Stump Smash.


Ignitor
On his first quest as a knight, Ignitor was tricked by a cunning witch into wearing a magical suit of armor that he was told would resist fire from a dragon.  But as it turned out, it was made of cursed steel.  He journeyed to a dragon's lair where a single blast of fire transformed him into a blazing spirit, binding him to the suit of armor for eternity.  Despite this setback, Ignitor remains a spirited knight who is always fired up to protect Skylands from evil – and find the witch that tricked him.

Bundled in the 3DS version with Dark Spyro and Stealth Elf; will be available in a triple pack with Camo and Warnado.


Sunburn
Born in the center of an active volcano, Sunburn is part dragon, part phoenix, and 100% fire power.  He is very proud of his unique heritage, and is the only dragon and phoenix hybrid known to exist in Skylands.  This rare combination makes him a desirable target for dark wizards and bounty hunters that seek to gain power by unlocking the secrets behind Sunburn’s ability to teleport.  Joining the Skylanders gave Sunburn a way to help defend the world from evil, but also provided him with protection, as he remains one of the most sought after creatures in Skylands.

Currently unavailable; will be available in the Dragon's Peak adventure pack.

Water Elemental Types:

Gill Grunt
Gill Grunt was a brave soul who joined the Gillmen military in search of adventure.  While journeying through a misty lagoon in the clouds, he met an enchanting mermaid.  He vowed to return to her after his tour.  Keeping his promise, he came back to the lagoon years later, only to learn a nasty band of pirates had kidnapped the mermaid.  Heartbroken, Gill Grunt began searching all over Skylands.  Though he had yet to find her, he joined the Skylanders to help protect others from such evil, while still keeping an ever-watchful eye for the beautiful mermaid and the pirates who took her.

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Spyro and Trigger Happy.


Slam Bam
Slam Bam lived alone on a floating glacier in a remote region of Skylands, where he spent his time ice surfing, eating snow cones, and sculpting amazing ice statues.  It was a peaceful life, until Kaos destroyed the glacier, stranding Slam Bam on an iceberg that drifted through the skies for days.  He awoke on Eon's Island, where he was taken in and trained to become a Skylander.  Now his ice sculptures serve as a frosty prison for any evil-doer that gets in his way.

Available in the Empire of Ice adventure pack.


Wham-Shell
Wham-Shell was ruler of a kingdom deep in the oceans of Skylands that for a long time lived peacefully.  That is, until his underwater utopia was invaded by a legion of oil-drilling trolls that scattered his people to the wind.  Armed with a powerful mace that had been handed down from one king to the next for generations, Wham-Shell defeated the greedy trolls and drove them away.  Soon after, he joined the Skylanders to help defend against this type of atrocity ever happening again.

Available individually.


Zap
Zap was born into the royal family of water dragons, but a riptide washed him to a distant sea, where he was raised by electric eels.  Growing up, he excelled in everything and even created a special gold harness that allows him to carry an endless electrical charge and shock things at a great distance.  Zap also proved to be a gifted racer, outstripping any opponent with the possible exception of the dolphins.  With them, it became a good natured challenge to see who could keep up with Zap.  But an electric current in his wake often reminded them who they were dealing with.  Despite his mischievous streak, Zap grew to be a true protector of the seas and Skylands.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Hex and Dino-Rang.

Magic Elemental Types:

Double Trouble
Double Trouble was an adept spellcaster.  On an expedition to find exotic ingredients for his potions, he traveled in search of a rare lily that was said to multiply the power of any spell.  So thrilled was he when he found it, Double Trouble instantly ate the plant and performed a spell.  Suddenly, there was a loud pop – then another – and another – until Double Trouble was surrounded by exact copies of himself.  As it turned out, he had misunderstood the details about exactly what would multiply.  But it didn't matter, for he quickly realized the clones were delightful companions – never mind that they were only half his size and would explode on contact.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant.


Spyro
Spyro hails from a rare line of magical purple dragons that come from a faraway land few have ever traveled.  It's been said that the Scrolls of the Ancients mention Spyro prominently – the old Portal Masters having chronicled his many exciting adventures and heroic deeds.  Finally, it was Master Eon himself who reached out and invited him to join the Skylanders.  From then on, evil faced a new enemy – and the Skylanders gained a valued ally.

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy. A special Dark Spyro variant is bundled in the 3DS version with Ignitor and Stealth Elf.


Voodood
Voodood was a brave warrior among his people.  During his rite of passage as a young orc, he entered the Cave of Trials to prove his worth.  It was there he found much more than expected.  Lured by a brilliant light, Voodood discovered the skeleton of an enormous dragon with an ornate axe buried where the heart would have been.  The village was astonished when he exited the cave holding the legendary Axe Reaver and wearing the dragon skull on his head.  Voodood quickly became warrior leader and defended his homeland from many beasts and invaders until he was the last of his tribe.  Soon after, he joined the Skylanders.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Boomer and Prism Break.


Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball was once a tiny grub worm about to become the main ingredient in an old wizard’s cauldron of magic stew.  But when he was dropped in, the wizard was shocked to see the little grub devour all of the soup and emerge from the cauldron 20 times larger and with a long, sticky tongue.  The poor old wizard was even more surprised seconds later, when Wrecking Ball proceeded to swallow him whole.  Eventually he ran, quite literally, into the powerful Portal Master Eon, who was intrigued by how he came to be and impressed with his unique abilities.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom.

Tech Elemental Types:

Boomer
As a young troll, Boomer loved to blow things up – particularly sheep.  Later, he was drafted into the troll army, where they gave him LOTS of things to blow up.  However, Boomer realized the sole mission of the army was war and conquest.  Even though he was a troll, these things didn't interest him.  So he left the trolls after saving a town from being destroyed by them.  Not long after, he was invited to be a Skylander – the only troll ever to win such an honor.  Now he uses his explosive skills to fight – much to the relief of sheep everywhere.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Prism Break and Voodood.


Drill Sergeant
Like many Arkeyan artifacts, Drill Sergeant was buried for centuries – a long forgotten remnant of an ancient powerful civilization.  It was only a chance collision with a burrowing Terrafin that led to his systems firing up again.  By Arkeyan custom, Drill Sergeant was then obligated to become Terrafin's servant.  This didn't sit well with the dirt shark, so his first order as master was for Drill Sergeant to not serve him at all – a command he continues to follow zealously to this day.

Was formerly a Wal-Mart exclusive; is now available individually and in a triple pack with Whirlwind and Double Trouble.


Drobot
Dragons are smart, but none so much as Drobot.  He was born in the highest reaches of Skylands, where dragons spent all their time competing in aerial battles.  But Drobot was more interested in taking things apart to see how they worked.  While exploring one day, he came upon some mysterious technology, which he used to assemble a robotic suit.  Features include laser beams that shoot from his eyes, flight enhancement technology, a vocal synthesizer that gives him a deep booming voice, and the ability to shoot spinning gears.  With such power – more than most other dragons – Drobot joined the Skylanders to help protect the residents of Skylands.

Available individually and in a triple pack with Flameslinger and Stump Smash.


Trigger Happy
Trigger Happy is not just his name, it's his solution to every problem. No one knows from whence he came – he simply showed up one day with his hand-crafted shooters, blasting gold coins everywhere and it's been like that ever since.  And while his home is a great mystery to everyone throughout the lands, they all know him as a crazy goldslinger that will take down any bad guy – usually without bothering to aim.

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Spyro and Gill Grunt.

A Quick And Dirty Skylanders Checklist:

 

Giants

Air Elemental Types:

Swarm

Available individually. 

Jet-Vac

Available individually, in a legendary triple pack with Ignitor and Slam Bam, and in a starter pack with Tree Rex and Cynder.

Life Elemental Types:

Tree Rex

Available individually in the Portal Owner’s Booster Pack and in a starter pack with Jet-Vac and Cynder.

Shroomboom

Available in a Battle Pack with Chop Chop and a Dragonfire Cannon.

Undead Elemental Types:

Eye-Brawl

Currently unavailable.  

Fright Rider

Available individually. 

Earth Elemental Types:

Crusher

Available individually. A Granite Crusher is available exclusively at Target.

Flashwing

Available individually and in a triple pack with Gill Grunt and Double Trouble.

Fire Elemental Types:

Hot Head

Available individually 

Hot Dog

Currently unavailable

Water Elemental Types:

Thumpback

Currently unavailable 

Chill

Available individually and in a Triple Pack with Ignitor and Zook.

Magic Elemental Types:

Ninjini

Currently Unavailable.

Pop Fizz

Available individually and in a Triple Pack with Whirlwind and Trigger Happy.

Tech Elemental Types:

Bouncer

Available individually.

Sprocket

Available individually and in a Triple Pack with Stump Smash and Sonic Boom. 

 

Spyro's Adventure

Air Elemental Types:

Lightning Rod

Available in a triple pack with Cynder and Zook.

Sonic Boom

Available individually and in a triple pack with Wrecking Ball and Stealth Elf.

Warnado

Available individually and in a triple pack with Camo and Ignitor.

Whirlwind

Was formerly a Target exclusive; will be available individually and as a triple pack with Double Trouble and Drill Sergeant.

Life Elemental Types:

Camo

Available individually and in a triple pack with Warnado and Ignitor.

Stealth Elf

Bundled in the 3DS version with Dark Spyro and Ignitor. Also available individually and in a triple pack with Wrecking Ball and Sonic Boom.

Stump Smash

Available individually and in a triple pack with Drobot and Flameslinger.

Zook

Available in a triple pack with Cynder and Lightning Rod.

Undead Elemental Types:

Chop Chop

Available individually and in a triple pack with Eruptor and Bash.

Cynder

Available individually; will be available in a triple pack with Lightning Rod and Zook.

Ghost Roaster

Available in the Darklight Crypt adventure pack.

Hex

Available individually and in a triple pack with Zap and Dino-Rang.

Earth Elemental Types:

Bash

Available individually and in a triple pack with Eruptor and Chop Chop.

Dino-Rang

Available individually and in a triple pack with Zap and Hex.

Prism Break

Available individually and in a triple pack with Boomer and Voodood.

Terrafin

Available in the Pirate Seas adventure pack.

Fire Elemental Types:

Eruptor

Available individually and in a triple pack with Chop Chop and Bash.

Flameslinger

Available individually and in a triple pack with Drobot and Stump Smash.

Ignitor

Bundled in the 3DS version with Dark Spyro and Stealth Elf; will be available in a triple pack with Camo and Warnado.

Sunburn

Currently unavailable; will be available in the Dragon's Peak adventure pack.

Water Elemental Types:

Gill Grunt

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Spyro and Trigger Happy.

Slam Bam

Available in the Empire of Ice adventure pack.

Wham-Shell

Available individually.

Zap

Available individually and in a triple pack with Hex and Dino-Rang.

Magic Elemental Types:

Double Trouble

Available individually and in a triple pack with Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant.

Spyro

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy. A special Dark Spyro variant is bundled in the 3DS version with Ignitor and Stealth Elf.

Voodood

Available individually and in a triple pack with Boomer and Prism Break.

Wrecking Ball

Available individually and in a triple pack with Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom.

Tech Elemental Types:

Boomer

Available individually and in a triple pack with Prism Break and Voodood.

Drill Sergeant

Was formerly a Wal-Mart exclusive; is now available individually and in a triple pack with Whirlwind and Double Trouble.

Drobot

Available individually and in a triple pack with Flameslinger and Stump Smash.

Trigger Happy

Bundled in the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii versions with Spyro and Gill Grunt.