Collecting Skylanders can be a confusing and frustrating ordeal, and it looks like SuperChargers is not going to be any easier to figure out, especially now that each character has a related vehicle. Several retailers are already accepting pre-orders for what appears to be Wave 1 of Skylanders SuperChargers. We've listed each character below with their related vehicle and purchase link when available. You can also keep track and sign up for SuperCharger alerts here.
Remember, you will need to pre-order either a Skylanders SuperChargers Standard or a Dark edition (Dark not avilable for iPad) Starter Pack to play the game. The Turbo Charge Donkey Kong, Hammer Slam Bowser and related vehicles only come with the Nintendo Wii U and Wii Dark Edition Starter Packs, just to confuse things right out of the gate.
To further confuse Skylanders fans there are retailer exclusives and random variant figures. The first retailer exclusive is Legendary Hurricane Jet Vac, who is only available through Toys R Us. Here's his official bio:
"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."
Skylanders SuperChargers Wave 1 Pre-Orders
Dive Clops and Dive Bomber
"Believe it or not, Dive-Clops is actually the twin brother of Eye-Brawl. When he was young, his batwings were blasted off by pirates while flying over the Swirling Sea, causing him to plunge into the abyss below. After rolling on the bottom for several days, he was discovered by an underwater civilization of Jelly Dwarves. They were instantly fascinated by the bizarre looking eyeball and took him back to their Corral Castle, where they built him a magnificent dive suit that would allow him explore the depths of the sea. But everything changed when Dive-Clops decided to venture to the mysterious Whirlpool of Destiny deep within the ocean. As he got closer, he suddenly felt pulled by its immense power, and reemerged to discover that thousands of years had passed! Now with his destiny before him as a member of the Skylanders, Dive-Clops lets the minions of Kaos know that there are many dangers of the deep!"
Fiesta and Crypt Crusher
"Despite being undead, Fiesta had always been the life of the party. He was once the head member of a popular mariachi band in the personal court of Count Moneybone, who all undead citizens respected immensely. In his spare time, Fiesta and his bandmates played music for all of the new arrivals that entered the Underworld. However, a day came when the new arrivals were actually several Skylanders, who had come on a mission to stop Count Moneybone from unleashing a robot army on all of Skylands. Fiesta then realized that he, like so many others, had been fooled by the evil Count into thinking he was kind and generous - not the vengeful monster he truly was. Unbeknownst to the Skylanders, Fiesta and his bandmates helped to distract the robot army so they could infiltrate Moneybone's mansion and put a stop to him. Even though the Skylanders were unaware, this act of bravery and defiance did catch the attention of Master Eon, who recruited him at once."
- Pre-order Fiesta ($12.99)
- Pre-order Firghtful Fiesta (variant) ($12.99)
- Pre-order Crypt Crusher ($14.99)
Stormblade and Sky Slicer*
"From the moment she left the nest, Stormblade had always pushed the boundaries, seeking to travel further than anyone had ever gone. At a young age, she made the bold leap off of her home island and plummeted through the deep blue sky in an attempt to find the bottom of Skylands - only to find no such bottom existed. This did not fulfill her curiosity, nor did it sway her belief there was something else beyond the limits of her world. Soon she built a custom ship, the Sky Slicer, and raced to the furthest reaches of Skylands in search of its end - but no end could be found. She wanted answers, and so she came to the one person that could help her - Master Eon. The Portal Master instantly saw the unquenchable thirst for exploration that resided in Stormblade, and asked her to join the Skylanders on a very special mission that would take her through the uncharted rifts between worlds!"
*Sky Slicer is also listed as "Sky Slider" of some websites.
Shark Shooter Terrafin and Shark Tank*
"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."
*According to the Skylanders wiki, Terrafin's vehicle is the Shark Tank, but the Tank is not avilable for pre-order on any US retailer websites at this time. Instead they all have Nightfall's Sea Shadow vehicle available, even though there is no Nightfall figure.
Skylanders SuperChargers will begin shipping on September 20, 2015.