While the competition bows out of the toys-to-life genre, Skylanders is finding new things for fans to buy. Today’s worldwide launch of Skylanders Battlecast adds physical trading cards to the mix.
Disney Infinity was an excellent showcase for company’s vast stable of beloved characters, from Pixar to Marvel Comics to Star Wars, as well as an excellent creative outlet for kids of all ages. The one thing the series never got right was gameplay, and with yesterday’s cancellation it never will.
Where Disney Infinity delivers a series of small self-contained stories and LEGO Dimensions is just getting started, the Skylanders series has spent the past five years building an original fictional universe—and tearing it apart.
Amiibo collectors who purchased a Skylanders Superchargers starter pack for the Wii U, Wii or 3DS solely to acquire the exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong combo figures are kicking themselves right now.
Children’s console games have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the motion controlled mini-game bundles and second rate movie tie-ins. In their place we have experienced and talented developers working with budgets the size of blockbuster movies.
The new Skylanders video game is pretty great, but what about the toys? Toy Time takes a quick look at the good and not-so-good with the new Superchargers toys, starting with Donkey Kong’s shirt.
The latest entry in Activision’s annual toys-to-life video game franchise has that new car smell.
The fifth installment of the series that started the toys-and-games craze goes on sale tomorrow, which means stores packed with baffled parents trying to make sense of it all. We’re here to help.
Activision announces Skylanders Battlecast, a card battler for iOS and Android—basically mobile Skylanders with collectible cards instead of figurines, and Pokémon-style battles, either offline or online. There’s a trailer above, and the game itself should be out next year.
Activision revealed today that they’re adding online multiplayer to Skylanders: Superchargers. The game’s getting online land, sea and air races for up to four players, along with an online co-op story mode.
Dark Edition Skylanders starter packs and their exclusive toy variants have always vexed collectors, but the upcoming SuperChargers Dark Editions add a deeper level of frustration in the form of two different Nintendo sets, each with their own exclusive Skylander/Amiibo toys.
Downloadable Content isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s been a prominent feature in dozens of critically acclaimed titles and big budget series for years now. Love it or leave it, it’s here to stay.
With attacks that spawn adorable skeletal bandmates and a ride that was once his coffin-shaped kids bed, Skylanders: Superchargers Fiesta is an unliving, unbreathing example of why I love this stupid series.
Adding land, sea and air vehicles to the mix gives this fall’s Skylanders game an exciting new twist. More importantly, it gives children toys they can actually play with.
Tomorrow Skylanders: Trap Team introduces two completely new elements to Activision's wildly successful toy-meets-game series. We're going to play with them today, and you can watch.
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side... and the light... of Skylanders. Having teased players since the game's October release, Activision finally reveals the two new elements being added to the Skylanders universe starting December 21.
Since 1927 the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been filling the skies of New York with colorful balloon representations of pop culture icons. Video games didn't enter the picture until 1993, and only three gaming icons have made the cut so far.
In celebration of the launch of Skylanders: Trap Team, Activision planted hidden cameras all over a Toys'R'Us and piped the voice of comedian and podcast master Adam Carolla through the game's demo kiosk. Then the taunting begins.
It's that time of year again. Time to set aside last year's toys in favor of a shiny new batch of Skylanders: Trap Team figures. Seriously, set the older toys aside - you won't be needing them for a while.
Normally when a big-name video game releases a version on tablet devices, it's either a pared down version of the console experience or a completely different game altogether. Not only is Skylanders: Trap Team's tablet offering the exact same game as on consoles, its portability and convenience makes it the superior…