Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift Pre-Orders Releasing Early

Pre-orders for the new Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift toy will ship in October, five months before the scheduled release. Pre-order ASAP to guarantee one.

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Activision has some sweet Skylanders Trap Team news from E3 today, with fans of the toys-to-life franchise having the chance to get early access to a new Skylanders Trap Team figure. The female Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift toy, will ship five months early for those who pre-order the toy ASAP. As of this writing, Amazon.com still had Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift pre-orders available, so get in there now.

The Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift character is the latest toy be unveiled in the Trap Team lineup. Unlike the other toys, though, the Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift character will almost exclusively be offered to Skylanders fans who pre-order it. You can see what the toy looks like at this page.

The toy’s official retail release date isn’t until sometime in 2015, so getting the opportunity to own it in October is pretty slick.

Only a limited supply of Gearshift will be available on the October 5 Skylanders Trap Team release date, so fans are encouraged to pre-order her today.

Here’s a bit of the backstory for the Skylanders Trap Team Gearshift character:

Gearshift was created on the Tech island of Metallana by King Mercurus, who considered the young robot to be his own daughter. 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 Stormriders, inspiring the workers to rise up. Together, they drove the Stormriders out of Metallana and saved the kingdom.

For her heroic effort, Gearshift was made part of the Trap Team, using her new awesome Traptanium-forged gear to help defend Skylands.

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