They typically feature dark counterparts of the Skylanders from the standard edition, additional figures, and a two-sided dark version of the collection poster, with an image of the included dark figures on the alternate side. The included game and Portal are the exact same as in the standard edition starter packs.
Skylanders: Swap Force
The Dark Edition of Swap Force was only available at GameStop in the US and GAME in the UK. The pack contains Dark Mega Ram Spyro, Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Wash Buckler, Dark Blast Zone and Dark Slobber Tooth. Unlike later Dark Editions, the included poster also features the collections from the two previous games, making it the largest collection poster in any starter pack to date.
Skylanders: Trap Team
The Dark Edition of Trap Team contains Dark Snap Shot, Dark Food Fight and Dark Wildfire, as well as the Ultimate Kaos Trap. It also includes the Tidal Tiki (Water Tiki) and Weed Whacker (Life Hammer) elemental traps from the standard edition.
For SuperChargers and its Racing counterpart, the Dark Edition is available in three variations, depending on console. They all include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak and the Kaos Trophy. Regardless of version, the collection poster features the 2 SuperChargers and Vehicles from the normal version of the pack. The alternate side of the poster also features Kaos.
- PlayStation and Xbox: Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and the Dark Sea Shadow.
- Nintendo Wii U: Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster.
- Nintendo Wii (Racing): Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser.
The Dark Edition of Imaginators contains three Senseis: Dark King Pen, Dark Golden Queen and Dark Wolfgang. It also includes a Gold Imaginite Mystery Chest, as well as Life and Dark elemental Creation Crystals, in addition to the Fire Creation Crystal from the standard edition. Unlike the previous games, this edition is not available for the PS3 for unknown reasons.