For the first time in the Skylanders series, players can create their own characters, known as Imaginators.

Because of Crash Bandicoot's appearance and popularity in this game, the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy was announced soon after for an HD remix for the PS4 titled "Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy"

Skylanders: Imaginators is the first Skylanders game to incorporate the Light and Dark Elemental Symbols.

The dark edition starter pack of Skylanders Imaginators(2016) comes with Dark King Pen,Dark Gold Queen and a extra skylander Dark Wolfgang with additional creation crystals.

Crash Bandicoot is introduced into the game as a Sensei playable character/toy.

Dr. Neo Cortex was introduced in this game as a playable character/toy figure.