Toys for Bob and Activision are mixing up the inclusion of reposed figures in Skylanders Trap Team by lowering the number per Elemental group down to one and introducing a similar replacement known as the Skylanders Minis. One of these 16 new Minis figures is Gill Runt, and he will be available in a Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt Buddy Pack at Walmart for presumably the game’s October 5th launch in North America.
Skylanders Minis are an evolution of the Sidekicks concept that debut as a Frito Lay promotion with Skylanders Giants. While the Sidekicks characters merely followed around their playable counterparts, the Skylanders Minis are fully playable characters complete with upgrade trees.
Activision is selling the Skylanders Minis in a two-per-pack configuration. This Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt pairing could be the first of several retail exclusives that pair a regular Skylander with his or her Minis version. We’ll keep our eyes peeled to spot any other Buddy Packs that may show up at Target, Amazon.com, Toys R Us or other retailers.
Pre-order the Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt Buddy Pack at Walmart for $14.96 at Walmart.com, while supplies last.