Poor Spyro might have gotten a little lost in the crowd in the Skylanders video game series, but he’ll be at the head of his class in Skylanders Academy, a new animated series coming to Netflix this fall. Look how happy he is!
While a trio of remasters and a Skylanders cameo isn’t quite the Crash Bandicoot revival fans were hoping for, it’s a promising new beginning. And hey, new toy.
While Skylanders Imaginators is all about creating your own custom characters, they’d be nothing with Sensei characters to show them the way and give Activision new figures to sell. We’ll be seeing a lot of new faces during E3 this week, including Ember, the fire-based Sensei of the Sentinel class.
Earlier this week Activision introduced Skylanders Imaginators, a game where players can make any character they wish, with a child’s drawing of a character named Plunder Fist. Some commenters were concerned that they did not include an in-game image of Plunder Fist, so I asked them to make one.
Fans of Activision’s toys-to-life franchise have been dreaming up their own Skylands champions since the first game arrived back in 2011. This year’s Imaginators finally harnesses that creativity, giving players the ability to piece together the Skylander of their dreams.
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.