Skylanders Trap Team ~ Add it to Your Holiday List

Disclaimer: This product was received for review; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.


I’m not going to lie. Sometimes my kids get super lucky with me being a blogger. Skylanders Trap Team was top on my son’s Christmas List and he got it early because of my job. It was like an early Christmas the day it arrived at the door. There was plenty of screaming and running around the house; just like Christmas morning. He could not have been more excited. THIS. WAS. IT. The toy he had been dreaming of since he saw the previews months ago. He owns Skylanders Giants, Skylanders Swap Force, and now Skylanders Trap Team. When I asked him what he thought (after hours upon hours of playing), he said this is definitely the BEST YET. I thought maybe it would be similar to Swap Force, but he says it’s completely different and really takes Skylanders to the next level.



In Skylanders Trap Team, you can capture the villains and play them or play as yourself. It’s up to you. The coolest thing might be during the process of trapping them. It’s like you can hear them actually going from the TV screen right into the trap on the portal. Trap Master Skylanders are the ultimate trappers with powerful Traptanium™ weapons. My son has already seen GUSTO at the store and wants to buy it. I told him that we need to save something for Christmas. His entire list now is made up of different Trap Master Skylanders and Traps. He really wants the KAOS Trap so he can trap KAOS. He already owns most of the element traps. The screen will tell you which kind of trap you need for each villain. My son likes playing as CHOMPY MAGE and GULPER. 


STARTER PACK INCLUDES (and was just released on October 10th):

  • 1 Video Game
  • 1 NEW Traptanium Portal™
  • 2 Skylanders Figures
  • 2 Traps
  • 2 Character Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes
  • 2 Trading Cards
  • 1 Character Poster


We also really liked that the starter kit had a place to store the traps nicely. You can put them in under the villain’s name that you trapped. A perfect place to keep them organized and neat.


This is definitely a toy that kids are going to want this holiday season. You might as well pick it up now before it’s hard to find. You don’t want to be scrambling last minute and not be able to find it. You can purchase Skylanders Trap Team at GameStop, Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and on Amazon. So many great places to get it before the rush. I’m sure it will be tops on your kids’ holiday wish lists. We play it on the Wii, but you can also get it on the Wii U, 2DS, 3DS, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, and PS4. Check out the short video below of my kids playing it. And yes, it’s not just for boys. My 10-year old daughter was having just as much fun with it as my 7-year old son. I have a feeling my hubby and I might try playing it as well (if they ever let us have a turn)!



  1. Jenna Wood says:

    I love how universal Skylanders are, for all of the gaming systems, and that both genders can enjoy playing and get involved. I don’t know much about the franchise, but it is definitely brought up among the tweens in my life. I suppose I am not cool enough? All I need to know is where to buy Trap Team, right?

  2. Oh how fun! My boys absolutely LOVE Skylanders!

  3. My kids aren’t much into Skylander at the moment, but I’m sure that will change soon. I have a nephew who has been asking for this toy. It’s on his Christmas list, and I’ve already been given a copy of it.

  4. My son is a little too young for this yet, I think (4), but his cousin is obsessed! He’s 8 and it looks like so much fun! I know my son will love it – he’s into the video games, he just doesn’t know what Skylanders are yet ;)

  5. That looks really fun. I’D play this. I love all the cute little characters.

  6. My son is 13 and he cannot wait to play this! He is getting it for Christmas but does not know it!

  7. I think I saw this at Sam’s Club today. My kids LOVE Skylanders – both my son and daughter. (I agree, they’re not just for boys. Even my husband plays along.) But we only have a Wii and won’t be upgrading to a Wii U until someone around here gets his grades up. (Ahem.)

  8. My kids would be so excited too! Looks like a ton of fun!

  9. My son loves Skylanders! This would be an awesome Christmas present for him.

  10. My girls have never been interested in Skylanders. Until now. My 9 year old is home with me today and read this with me and now HAS to have it. I bet Santa may give it a whirl to get us out of MLP Canterlot.

  11. Lisa Bristol says:

    This is a really fun game. I have watched my friends kids playing it and they were having so much fun. I bet this will be a very popular gift this holiday season.

  12. My son is begging for this as well. He said he will ask for only this game for Christmas because he wants it that bad.

  13. You intrigued me with how you said you can hear them being trapped. That seems like super fun!

  14. I just bought this for my son for Christmas. He is a huge Skylander fan – he will be so surprised!

  15. I’ve heard a lot about this game. My 7 year old isn’t into this yet, but I’m sure it won’t be long! Looks really fun

  16. Pauline C. says:

    My cousin is crazy for Skylanders! I have to get this for him this Christmas.

  17. My kids go through phases with playing their video games, including Skylanders. I’m sure once they see this latest thing – it’ll be added to their wish list. Looks fun!

  18. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My son loves Skylanders. He has a lot of the different characters. This will make a great Christmas gift.

  19. This looks soo fun! I’ll definitely have to add this to the holiday list.

  20. We haven’t seen this yet. I’m sure the day will come soon that they ask for it and now I will know what they are talking about.

  21. My son has just recently been getting into Skylanders–I am so glad I read about this kit! It look like a great one to start him off with. Thanks!

  22. This looks so fun! :) My kids would absolutely love these. They are fans of Skylanders. :D

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