I ordered a Skylanders Trap Team Trapmaster Named Gearshift. Did You?

Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift

Yesterday I was on a family adventure and I saw my Instagram feed blowing up with the photo above. That is Gearshift a new character for the Skylanders Franchise. She is the first female Trapmaster announced for the Skylanders Trap Team game that is to be released October 5, 2014. Gearshift is the first individual character that fans can pre-order of the game. I rushed off to Amazon.com today and pre-ordered Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift Character (Affiliate Link) for myself.

You can learn more about Gearshift and Skylanders Trap Team After the jump.

Skylanders Trap Team Gear Shift Screen Shot


Portal Masters Get Day One Access to Limited Quantities of Gearshift via Pre-Order

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 5, 2014 – Skylanders Trap Team TM will get a heavy dose of girl power when Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) brings Gearshift to Portal Masters worldwide who pre-order the latest Skylanders hero to be unveiled in the Skylanders Trap Team lineup starting today. Gearshift will be offered in limited supply when Skylanders fans pre-order her at all major North American retailers, marking the first time fans will be able to get their hands on the Tech element character on day one well in advance of her official arrival at retail in 2015! Skylanders Trap Team brings a ground-breaking innovation to the Skylanders franchise by reversing the magic of its signature Toys-To-Life™ play pattern to let kids bring life-to-toys for the first time.

In Skylanders Trap Team, Gearshift was created on the Tech island of Metallana by King Mercurus, who considered the young robot to be his own daughter. But rather than performing royal duties, Gearshift preferred to spend her time in the oily depths of the kingdom among its workers, secretly tending to the huge subterranean machines. When her father discovered this, he was furious – but then a squadron of Undead Stormriders suddenly attacked. Learning that these marauders wanted to capture her father, Gearshift used her knowledge of the labyrinth below to hide him. Seizing the emblem of her people – The Great Gear – she used it to fight the Stromriders, inspiring the workers to rise up. Together, they drove the Stormriders out of Metallana and saved the kingdom. For this, Gearshift was made part of the Trap Team, using her new awesome Traptanium-forged gear to help defend Skylands.

Since only a limited supply of Gearshift will be available for the October 5, 2014 launch of Skylanders Trap Team TM in North America, fans are encouraged to pre-order her today to guarantee they can get this highly collectable character at launch!

Additionally, Skylanders fans attending E3 2014 will get an exclusive first glimpse of this new hero at the Activision booth, which is located in South Hall #1647.

Skylanders Trap Team allows Portal Masters to seek out the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, capture them and pull them out of the game into their living rooms by securing them in a Trap. Fans can then use Traps to play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good for the first time in an all-new adventure. The game will come with the Traptanium PortalTM, a new device that will enable kids to hear the villain speaking to them from inside the physical Trap. Kids will be able to place the Trap in a special slot on the Portal, next to their Skylanders figures, to defeat and capture villains, as well as play as villains. Players also have the option to switch between playing as a Skylander and a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay. They can even take their Traps and their Skylanders characters to their friends’ houses for fun, co-operative adventures across console game systems.