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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
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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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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

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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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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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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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
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More Skylanders Giants

Two new Skylanders Giants enter the fray


Thumpback and Eye-Brawl
Jan 23
It feels like we've been waiting forever for new Skylanders Giants characters. The titular "Giants," who are rather large and expensive toys, are getting a staggered release schedule to increase demand. Here, near the end of ... read
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Just how are the toys made?
Who knew actual physical toys would propel a videogame to become the number one selling Activision title (so far) this year and generating over $200 million in sales? Developer Toys for Bob struck gold with its ingenious idea... read feature

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Activision ditches the Spyro moniker but keeps the fun intact
Skylanders was one of the biggest surprises of 2011. Pretty much everyone expected it to be a cheap cash-in of 90s nostalgia to sell toys to unsuspecting kids -- and boy, were we wrong. It was actually a pretty fun, serviceab... read feature

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A look at all the biggest Skylanders Giants characters


Oct 05
Here's a nice look at all eight of the new Giants characters in Skylanders Giants. This may be old news to hardcore fans frantically looking for any bits of news on toys, but for everyone else you can see just how cool they ... read