Activision always remained adamant that the only way you would be able to get your hands on Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser would be through purchasing either the Wii U, Wii or Nintendo 3DS starter packs for Skylanders SuperChargers.
That intention has since changed, with each character now appearing in their own SuperCharged Combo Pack that have been spotted at a North American retailer. These new packs provide a cheaper alternative route to purchase at $24.99, and bundle the characters with their Barrel Blaster and Clown Cruiser vehicles respectively.
The figures are the first to work as both a Skylander character and amiibo, and are notably marked as being “for use with compatible Nintendo systems only.”
It’s strange that these have appeared without any prior announcement from Activision, but amiibo collectors worldwide will hopefully have confirmation from the publisher on an official release date shortly.[Thanks Skylanders Inquirer]