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The Crash Bandicoot/Skylanders crossover is handled better than I though it would be

After getting my PS4 review kit for Skylanders Imaginators, my eyes immediately gravitated towards the Crash and Cortex figures. I could have opted to meticulously make my own character or put on my army of previously acquired toys, but no,...   read

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That Skylanders Netflix show with Norm is out on October 28

Spyro is dead. Long live Spyro. I was just re-watching a great "Did You Know" episode on the series, and how the team at Insomniac was able to work some technical wizardry to actually get the thing to run, and found myself wanting to replay...   read


The next Skylanders will let you order your created character as a toy

Skylanders Imaginators is basically embracing the whole dungeon crawler setup this time. Now you can create your own character, assign it a class, and go full Diablo with it. But Toys for Bob and Activision are taking it a step further...   read

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Skylanders show, which has Norm MacDonald in it, coming to Netflix this Fall

Today, Activision reminded us that the TV show Skylanders Academy exists, and that it will premiere this Fall on Netflix. Along with a lot of bombastic language about how successful the series is despite the Toys to Life market issues ...   read

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Crash Bandicoot

Rumor: Crash Bandicoot might be getting the 'Conker' treatment with Skylanders

[Update: The official Italian website for Skylanders Imaginators had a "Crash" tab next to its standard and dark editions on PS4 (it has since been removed, but we have a screen capture below). It doesn't go anywhere, but perhaps Activ...   read

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Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators, the newest game in the series, is basically Diablo

Activision is in a unique position at this point. It basically started the video game toys-to-life market, and now, a major competitor has pulled out entirely. If it was worried before, it's less worried now. It's just as well as the compan...   read

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Trading card-based Skylanders Battlecast is out today

While Disney Infinity is shutting down entirely, Activision is doubling down on the market with a new Skylanders property, Battlecast. It's a mobile game that uses real trading cards on Android and iOS, as well as in-game unlocks. Multiplay...   read

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Activision has a round of layoffs, entire Minneapolis location may have closed

Following last week's investors' report, it seems as if Activision has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. These layoffs may be, in part, due to the fact that Activision says both Skylanders and Guitar Hero under-performe...   read

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Activision movies

Ex-Tarantino producer joins Activision Blizzard movie studio

Seeking new money-making avenues, Activision Blizzard announced it would start its own "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for its series like Call of Duty, StarCraft, and Diablo. Activision Blizzard announced ...   read

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Skylanders amiibo

Good news, collectors: The Skylanders amiibo are going to be sold separately

[Update: It looks like the pair are going to be sold on 1/9 at GameStop -- there's no current word on what the stock looks like, but since they're being distributed by Activision, there's no doubt that it will be more plentiful than Nintend...   read


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Skylanders iOS

Skylanders SuperChargers for iOS is basically the same as consoles, and that's crazy

It's crazy how far mobile gaming has come in just a few short years. I still remember the wild west of mobile development with my iPod Touch, and how gems were plentiful enough, but mostly ancillary or retro experiences. Now, they're replic...   read

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Activision Blizzard TV

Activision Blizzard forms studio for TV and film

Before long, we're going to start to see television shows and even movies based on Activision Blizzard properties. The company is putting together a new "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for its series like C...   read

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Review: Skylanders: SuperChargers

Year after year, I can generally count on the Skylanders games. I had zero hope for Spyro's return back in 2011, but every single iteration has been a competent brawler. While Activision can be accused of running franchises into the gr...   read

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Star Fox and Kirby were almost Skylanders

It's still weird to me that Bowser and Donkey Kong are appearing in the new Skylanders game, as part-amiibo nonetheless. Still, Nintendo has always bragged for years on end how they host the best Skylanders sales and have been very rec...   read

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New Skylanders
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Skylanders Battlecast is a brand new game in the Skylanders franchise

Activision has announced a new Skylanders game called Battlecast, and it's a free-to-play mobile card game. I'm guessing they want to get in on that sweet Hearthstone money (which funnily enough, is part of the same wallet), as t...   read

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Activision exec talks Skylanders SuperChargers for Wii, amiibo strategy

FamilyGamerTV channel had a chance to catch up with Activision exec Josh Taub, and get a quick rundown on what to expect later this year with the Nintendo editions of Skylanders SuperChargers. For starters, the Wii edition is described as ...   read

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Skylanders amiibo

Get ready to drop a lot of cash on the Skylanders line, amiibo collectors

Those who collect amiibo are no stranger to the variant game. It was just this past spring when both Gold Mario and Silver Mario released -- the former significantly more sought-after than the latter. Two more variants were announced this m...   read

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Toys to life
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Toys-to-life games have a long way to go

Between Skylanders, Disney Infinity, amiibo, and now LEGO Dimensions, I'm hearing an awful lot of talk about the "toys to life" category these days. That's fine, but nudge me when we can do this:   read

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Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo confirmed as Skylanders crossovers

Nintendo announced during their E3 presentation today that Donkey Kong and Bowser will both be making their mark on the Skylanders franchise this year in figure form, to be playable within the game. The figure will be a combination of...   read

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Activision confirms Skylanders SuperChargers, coming this year

Skylanders pioneered the recent toys-to-life market, and from there, moved on to giant figures, then to swappable toys, and eventually, to "traps." Now Activision is taking the series to vehicles with SuperChargers. Evidently maps will be ...   read

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature a Skylander

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 Skylander. While the ac...   read

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Skylanders 4 review

Review: Skylanders: Trap Team

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 with a mix-and...   read


Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too

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 actually serious...   read

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Skylanders Trap Team

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

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 the game. This...   read

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

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 Chop and Spyro ...   read

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