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Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature a Skylander


Pikachu makes another appearance
Nov 04
I don't think I've watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since I was 10, but if gathering around the TV (or the actual event in New York City) is your thing, this year it'll feature Pikachu and Eruptor, the Skylande... read
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Same great gameplay, not so great new gimmick
Toys For Bob has found some rather interesting ways to evolve the Skylanders franchise. While the conceit the first time around was simply interactive toys, the developer mixed things up with giants on the second go, and... read feature

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Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too


Will even include a controller
Aug 12
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a... read
Skylanders Trap Team photo
Skylanders Trap Team

If you buy Skylanders Trap Team on Wii, the Wii U version will be free


Via a download code
Jul 25
Activision has announced a special promotion for the upcoming Skylanders Trap Team that will probably excite some Nintendo fans. If you buy the game on the Wii, it comes with a free download code for the Wii U version of... read
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Skylanders

Skylanders to get premium metallic toys with 'Eon Elite' line


Parents, your wallets!
Jul 25
While the Skylanders figures are generally high in quality, they're about to get even more detailed with a newly revealed "Eon's Elite" line. Basically, eight characters are going to get the makeover (starting with Chop ... read
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Skylanders

This is Skylanders Trap Team's Dark Edition


Skylanders will be all over San Diego Comic-Con
Jul 21
$99 to get started with Skylanders Trap Team in style -- thank heavens I'm not a kid (or don't have children, for that matter) because I'd be all over this. Activision has opened pre-orders for the Trap Team Dark Edition, whi... read
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Skylanders Trap Team pre-orders will get you access to a bonus figure


Don't miss your chance to get her!
Jun 05
Starting today, Skylanders fans that pre-order Trap Team will be given access to a bonus figure. New character Gearshift (pictured above) will be offered in limited supply, and this marks the first time fans will be able to b... read
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MONEY

Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Skylanders has made 2 billion dollars


In less than three years
Apr 29
Floating placidly in our oceans, far out of sight and out of mind, are near-invisible islands of trash. Plastics and chemical sludge metastasizing. One day, Skylanders toys will float out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. ... read
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Skylanders Trap Team has you capturing and reforming villains to your team
The developers at Toys For Bob are back in the saddle with Skylanders Trap Team, the next entry in their hit toys-meet-videogame franchise. This time the hook involves you capturing villains and enslaving brainwashing reform... read feature

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You have a chance to name these three new Skylanders


Let's all go in together to name the dolphin one Max Scoville
Feb 25
Frito-Lay and Activision are holding a little promotion to let fans name these three brand new Skylander characters that will appear in the next game coming out in 2014. There's just something so off about that dolphin creatu... read
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Skylanders series has made over $2 billion worldwide


Good!
Feb 06
Another reveal from today's Activision Q4 results was that the Skylanders series has grossed over $2 billion worldwide across all platforms. There's been over 175 million of the Skylanders toys sold too. Skylanders is a giant... read
Skylanders Swap Force photo
Skylanders Swap Force

The last two Skylanders: Swap Force types are out


Now you can 100% the campaign
Jan 13
If you haven't been following Skylanders, the game requires specific physical toys to unlock content. Not only does each character have a unique challenge, but they also have particular elemental powers (to unlock certain gat... read
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Snow globe

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal


Too cute for words
Jan 12
I'm not into Skylanders, but even I can't help but want this fantastic snow globe created from one the game's portal devices. Using a smaller 3DS portal and a snow globe creation kit, the holiday themed Skylanders ball of fes... read
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Skylanders

Skylanders Collection Vault brings new level of obsession


Prepare to see a whole new side of your Skylanders
Nov 30
For those looking to get a tad more intimate with their favorite Skylanders, Activision has a new app, the Skylanders Collection Vault, currently available on the iOS App Store.  Perfect for managing one's Skylanders col... read
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Skylanders: Swap Force

Impressions: Skylanders: Swap Force (Xbox One and PS4)


Slightly more Pixar-y
Nov 27
Skylanders: Swap Force was one of my biggest surprises of the year. After two full iterations in such a short amount of time, I didn't think Vicarious Visions had it in them to make the strongest one yet. But here we are, and... read
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Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle


Launches Nov. 15 for $299
Oct 25
A new Wii U bundle for this holiday season packs in a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack for a nice all-in-one gift idea. Set to launch on November 15 for $299.99, this bundle comes with a white Wii U, the Skylanders SWAP For... read
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Plus The Wolf Among Us hits PSN
A relatively tame week of releases, with the star being Skylanders: Swap Force. This series just prints money, especially now that you can split and merge toys to create new warriors. How cool is that? The other biggies this... read feature

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The Skyland of Doctor Moreau
Skylanders has had a bit of an odd history. Initially, it launched under the auspices of the Spyro name, and made a very small splash in the market -- so small, that barely anyone knew what it was. Fast forward to six months ... read feature

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There really needs to be a Skylanders cartoon already


It's just so cute!
Sep 25
The entire Skylanders series appeals to me in a lot of ways, most of all how it reminds me of cartoons I used to watch as a kid. This latest trailer for SWAP Force really shows off what I mean by that, and really makes me wi... read
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Let's take a look at the non-swappable new Skylanders


Four new characters
Aug 22
Okay first of all the creature in the header here looks like something from a nightmare. Just, so creepy. Well whatever it is, it's one of four new Skylanders playable in SWAP Force. Two of them are also just normal Skylander... read
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Activision bringing Destiny, Ghosts, more to gamescom


Plus Skylanders SWAP Force and Angry Birds
Aug 17
Activision will be at gamescom and are planning to wave their giant wads of money around as they will have the biggest ever demo-theater ever built in gamescom history for Destiny. It comes in at 72ft in length, 43ft wide, a... read
Skylanders Swap Force photo
Snakes shooting snake guns
Activision’s Skylanders franchise has always smelled of a money grab to me. Copperish, like the smell of old pennies scrounged up by hard-working parents so little Linda Anne can have all the newest and coolest Skylande... read feature

Skylanders in Japan photo
Skylanders in Japan

First Skylanders hits Japan in July, gets Wii U port


That's... weird
Jun 25
We are so used to waiting insufferably long periods of time for Japanese games to be localized and brought out West that we often imagine Japan as this floating island of privilege and good fortune. How easily do we forget th... read
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Skylanders

Hide your kids: Skylanders: Swap Force launches this Oct.


Also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Jun 07
Skylanders: Swap Force is targeting October 13, Oct. 16, and Oct. 18 for North America, Australia, and Europe, respectively. This new installment, centered around swappable parts for characters, will be out on most every syst... read
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Reviewing Skylanders Happy Meal Toys


Yeah, slow news day, etc.
Apr 16
Activision sent a box of those Skylanders Giants Happy Meal toys over. Bereft of anything interesting to do, I decided to review them. I didn't really review them, though. I just rambled sarcastically while playing with toys.  Videogame journalism is real. read
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Skylanders

It's happening: Skylanders toys in McDonald's Happy Meals


Parents don't stand a chance
Apr 10
This month, the inevitable will happen for the billion-dollar Skylanders franchise: it'll pair up with McDonald's for placement in Happy Meals. Nine toys based on Skylanders Giants will be offered from April 12 to M... read
Disney Infinity screens photo
Disney Infinity screens

Disney Infinity shows off new Monsters University screens


Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me!
Feb 12
Disney has sent us a new batch of screens from the Monsters University portion of Disney Infinity, which are based on the upcoming Pixar sequel to Monsters Inc. These new shots show off quite a bit of the game's two modes -- ... read
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Skylanders franchise nets $1 billion in worldwide sales


That's a lot of toys sold
Feb 11
Activision's Skylanders franchise just topped $1 billion in worldwide retail sales, the company announced, inclusive of its toys and accessories, and hit that milestone in only 15 months.  Last week, we reported over 100... read
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Activision's Kotick 'disappointed' by Wii U launch


Suggests Nintendo's system was a hindrance to Skylanders
Feb 08
Bobby Kotick, Activision's double-Satanic CEO, has been summoned from the Blood Waters to provide his nefarious opinion on the Wii, though he ended up instead discussing the Wii U, and its performance since launch. The o... read
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Over 100 million Skylanders toys have been sold so far


'The key to longterm success is breakthrough innovation.'
Feb 06
Activision's Skylanders franchise surpassed $500 million in total revenue, with over 100 million toys sold throughout the U.S., the company announced at their Toy Fair 2013 press conference.  The franchise reached this m... read
Skylanders: Swap Force photo
Skylanders: Swap Force

Here's what Skylanders: Swap Force looks like in action


Mix and match toys to create new figures
Feb 05
The next Skylanders game was revealed early in the morning today and it's going to let you swap different toy parts to make new heroes. Yes, you get to break the toys in half, but on purpose! Skylanders: Swap Force has a pre... read
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Skylanders: Swap Force
The next Skylanders is the last thing fans were probably expecting as there's three major changes going on with Swap Force, the new entry in the series. For starters, it's not developer Toys for Bob making this one. Vicarious... read feature







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