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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 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

 
 
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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

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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Skylanders

This is Skylanders Trap Team's Dark Edition

$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, which includes coo...   read

 
 
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Skylanders Trap Team pre-orders will get you access to a bonus figure

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 buy a tech eleme...   read

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

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. Maybe those toy...   read

 
 
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The next Skylanders borrows a little from the Pokemon series

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 reforming them to wor...   read

 
 
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You have a chance to name these three new Skylanders

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 creature.  From ...   read

 
 
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Skylanders series has made over $2 billion worldwide

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 guilty pleasur...   read

 
 
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Skylanders Swap Force

The last two Skylanders: Swap Force types are out

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 gates), and in Swa...   read

 
 
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Snow globe

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal

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 festivities featur...   read

 
 
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Skylanders

Skylanders Collection Vault brings new level of obsession

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 collection, the fr...   read

 
 
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Skylanders: Swap Force

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

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 it seems as if...   read

 
 
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Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle

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 Force game, the Ni...   read

 
 
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New releases: Skylanders, Goodbye Deponia, and more

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 week include G...   read

 
 
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Skylanders: Swap Force

Review: Skylanders: Swap Force

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 later, and it w...   read

 
 
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There really needs to be a Skylanders cartoon already

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 wish Activision w...   read

 
 
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Let's take a look at the non-swappable new Skylanders

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 Skylanders in that you c...   read

 
 
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Activision bringing Destiny, Ghosts, more to gamescom

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, and is the heigh...   read

 
 
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