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Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack Review & Chaos Element Theory

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We go hands on with the new Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack and suggest that the numbers of enemy trappable characters for the new game indicate that two new Elements are planned (although currently not announced).

Here's what we know so far about the Starter Pack:
- Consoles (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)
- Snap Shot - Trap Master Skylander
- Food Fight - New Core Skylander
- Water Trap
- Life Trap
- New Traptanium Portal
- 2 Character cards

We also have a look at the new Trap Master characters, the full run down is as follows:
- Snap Shot
- Wollop
- Wildfire

Then there are new Core Skylanders
- Chopper
- Food Fight

40 Trappable Villains including Chompy Mage and Shred Naught. With each Trap element being able to hold four enemies this suggests that we will see two new Elements so that each of the Trap keys has the same number - four each.

Here is our interview with Jeff Poffenbarger, Executive Producer for Skylanders Trap Team:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

There will be a total of over 50 New Skylanders. I think these will break down as follows:
- 20 Trap Masters
- 8 New Core Skylanders (Existing Elements)
- 8 New Core Skylanders (4 of Each New Element) Chaos & Eon
- 16 Reposed Series 2, 3 and 4 Skylanders Show less
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