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.
Last year I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition version of Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don't get one it's merely because you're some kind of monster.
For the past couple of years, Activision has been luring the press to their E3 booth to play the latest Skylanders game with the promise of an exclusive toy variant. For Skylanders: Trap Team they're getting a special trap pre-loaded with an exclusive villain instead.
Got extra Skylanders? Encase them in endless holiday nightmare. The problem with collecting Skylanders toys and games is extra toys and extra toy-scanning portals of power. Toy customization expert KodyKoala has just the thing — a glowing crystal prison — a Skylanders phantom zone. Such exquisite torture.