I haven't gotten around to playing Skylanders yet, but I dig the concept. You collect little figurines then zap them into the game? Brilliant! And when you aren't playing the game, you can play around with the figures by themselves? Wonderful! It's a shame the toys aren't poseable, though...
DAH DAH DAH DAAAAAAAH! Here comes the enterprising toy modder to the rescue!
Jin Saotome, whose mods we've showcased in the past, has snatched up a few Skylanders figures and set about adding points of articulation to them. The results are marvelous, making you wonder why Toys For Bob didn't do this in the first place. As with his other mods, he'll be putting some of his creations up on eBay -- Chop Chop is already on the auction block.
So Jim, how much money would you spend on fully articulated Skylanders toys?
Articulated Skylanders, Spyro's Adventure figures [Jin Saotome's Dangerous Toys!] (Nice find, Nick!)
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Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay
I still remember the craze that surrounded the Furbie, the Beanie Baby, and the Teletubby doll. Marketing overlords have a terrifying sorcery in their employ that allows them to turn ordinary humans into ravening beasts, lust...more
|10:00 AM on 12.30.2011|
Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys
Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ...more
|7:30 PM on 11.10.2011|
Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball available for Skylanders
Activision has announced that three new characters -- Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball -- are now in stores, able to be purchased and used in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. New images of the toys have been released alongside...more
|11:00 AM on 10.17.2011|
Review: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Growing up in the nineties, I gained a certain affinity for contrived plastic gimmicks designed to be collected by compulsive children. The likes of Mini Boglins, Monster in My Pocket, and GoGo's Crazy Bones made up a huge pa...more
|3:30 PM on 10.11.2011|
Robots, sharks & ghosts in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Activision has released five new videos for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, detailing a selection of characters that your kids (or the kids you're pretending to buy them for) can purchase as toys and scan into a console as vi...more
|10:00 AM on 09.28.2011|
Skylanders cross-platform across console, PC, mobile
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is hoping to be one of the hot toy products this holiday season, featuring small action figures that can be slotted into a "portal" and brought to life in an accompanying videogame. It's a delici...more
|10:45 AM on 05.23.2013|
Fantasy Life will be getting an expansion in Japan
Readers know that I've been clamoring for an international release of Fantasy Life for quite some time. As a roaring success in Japan, Level-5 has already seen fit to update the game, calling the enhancement Fantasy Life Link...more
|8:45 AM on 05.23.2013|
Nintendo Download: Kirby's Dream Land 3, Super Star
It's a puff ball kind of week, as three Kirby games are hitting the Wii U Virtual Console -- Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star, and Kirby's Dream Course. If you buy two of the aforementioned titles by May 30th, you'll ge...more
|7:00 AM on 05.23.2013|
Monster Hunter would be way better if it was like this
Sure, the meme is a bit old but the added sound effects to the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate video is what really made this spoof for me. Bravo, Capcom-Unity. [Thanks, Dale!]more