As of April 2015, 301 official Skylander characters exist. The website SkylandersCharacters.com includes a complete list with descriptions of every character, including basic statistics and photos.
Skylanders is a series of video games for multiple gaming systems such as Playstation, Nintendo, Xbox and Wii. To start, players need a gaming system and a starter pack that includes a few hero characters and a Portal of Power. The Portal of Power transports the characters into the video game, where they come to life.
Players of the game begin with basic starter packs, but they must obtain extra toys to access all of the game components. Traps catch villains, and players need Trap Masters to open the Elemental Gates in the game. A new set of characters emerges with each new Skylander game.