Sunday, May 25, 2014

HOT Toy Review: Skylanders Swap Force Special Edition KICKOFF COUNTDOWN Character

The featured product was provided free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% the opinion of the Coupon Savvy Sarah family.”

Skylanders welcomes its newest character, Kickoff Countdown, to the SWAP Force family! Kickoff Countdown has the head of a soccer ball and celebrates this summer’s biggest sporting event. Fans of all ages will clamor for this unique Skylander, which is now available in stores nationwide in addition to online at

The heroes of Skylanders SWAP Force have enlisted yet another team member in the battle against Kaos, this time with a soccer-themed flair. This newly designed Kickoff Countdown is the only Skylander with the head of a soccer ball that appears both on the toy and in-game, which is sure to help him battle his way through Skylands’ most notorious Chompies and Trolls.
Originally, Kickoff Countdown was discovered by a group of Yetis who were snowboarding one particularly chilly morning when they came across a big bomb encased in ice.  After bringing it back to their cabin, they were shocked when it actually came to life.  No one, not even Countdown himself, has any memory of where he came from or how he ended up frozen in the mountains.  Since becoming a Skylander, Master Eon has been graciously trying to help piece together fragments of his past.  But this has proven difficult, as Countdown loses some of his memory every time he explodes – which happens a lot!

Rose got the Skylanders Swap Force starter set this past holiday season and loves playing it on the Nintendo Wii at Grandma and Grandpa's house. She even likes to swap characters with her best friend Isaac so they can try out new characters and see which ones they like. Rose had already heard of the Skylander character Countdown so she was super excited to get to review the unique Kickoff Countdown!

Rose's Thoughts:
  "I love some of Kickoff Countdown's moves especially when his head turns to a bomb and you press Z on the Wii - a tiny cut little bomb comes and attacks enemies for one hit and will explode."

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  1. I have never heard of sky landers swap force before. I am sure my kids would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is very cool! I have never heard of this. I want to get this guy for my son! I think he would really enjoy playing with him! What other figures do they have?

  3. My nephews are obsessed with skylanders... Nice to know the characters back story lol. These are pretty cool.

  4. My nephew is also obsessed with Skylanders i never knew about them till him and now i have the perfect birthday present!

  5. My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE Skylanders!! I'm going to have to check out the Kickoff Countdown. Thanks!

  6. This is so cute!! We have Skylanders and this looks like something my son would love--he looks like a soccer ball, love it!

  7. My boys LIVE the Skylanders! Great review! I will have to check this one out!