In Skylanders: Imaginators, the traps function the same way as in SuperChargers during the raceway part of the game. In the normal part of the game, they only give you 500 gold. They cannot be used in the Nintendo Switch version of Imaginators. 
The reason for this smell may be because like The Ultimate Weapon, Traps need a level of Stinkocity to function, which in this case, is the slight smell of mustard.
The Rune Rocket and the Shining Ship resemble the rocket on the Toys For Bob logo.
While most of the Traps are translucent, the Kaos Traps are the only ones that are opaque.
The inside of Tech and Light Traps are slightly dense.
The difference between the original and Ultimate versions of the Kaos Traps are as followed:
The original is available in single packs. Kaos' forehead markings are slightly hollowed in.
The Ultimate Kaos Trap available exclusively from the Skylanders: Trap TeamDark Edition Starter Packs. Kaos' eyes, forehead and face markings are printed in silver. Also, Kaos' head is bigger than the original's.
The Flood Flask, Spirit Sphere and Spectral Skull have Legendary versions that come in Micro Comic Fun Packs.
Rubble Trouble has an Easter Bunny version. However, instead of appearing as a differently-colored variant in the game, it only appears as a normal Earth Handstand Trap.
In Skylanders: Trap Team "The Discovery Trailer", the Ultimate Kaos Trap prototype appeared to have no silver printed markings and Kaos element icon, and has a slightly hollowed-in forehead symbol.
Several traps in the trailer, such as the Undead Angel, Tech Hammer, Life Hand, and Earth Logholder were concept traps and never made it to the final stage.
The Shrub Shrieker, Blazing Belch, and Beam Scream are the only traps to not receive a North American release.
During the racing parts in Story Mode and Racing, all Traps that are placed in the portal slot only show the same shape of the Undead Orb (Spirit Sphere) or Earth Orb (Banded Boulder) while in all different colors.
While most of the Traps shoot one shot of ammo at a time, Magic Traps shoot double homing ammos, Tech can blast three ammos in different directions.
As shown in Rift into Overdrive and Battlecast, the Traps are larger to Skylanders characters than to players, big enough to be held like a scepter.
Due to a production fault, The Aqua Axe and Soaking Staff will sometimes lose their color causing them to resemble "Crystal Clear" variants.
The Arcane Hourglass makes a cameo in Spyro Reignited Trilogy also by Toys For Bob, used as an actual hourglass by the Dream Weaver dragon Zikomo in the first game.