You know what’s a weird tie-in? Something that connects Skylanders: Swap Force to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, that’s what. Yet such a thing really exists, in the form of the Kickoff Countdown figure that is available today exclusively at Toys R Us for a limited time before he can be found at all retailers.
He’s essentially the same as the Countdown figure except that his bomb-shaped body has been replaced by a soccer ball. And while it may not be directly linked to the World Cup, the timing of his release is unquestionably designed to take advantage of the world’s most popular sporting event (sorry NFL!), which begins on June 12.
Now the only question is how many people are fans of both Skylanders and soccer. If the answer is “a lot,” maybe you want to get to Toys R Us right away. I imagine you might be able to grab him on the Toys R Us website later today too.
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