The Tiniest Skylanders Of Them All Are Now Playable Characters

Along with the normal and large-sized Skylanders toys, over the past year or so Activision and Toys For Bob have been releasing these ridiculously cute little promo figures that acted as cosmetic pets in games like last year's Swap Force. In this year's Trap Team, they're fully playable and fully freaking adorable. » 8/13/14 9:40am 8/13/14 9:40am

Meet The New Skylanders: Skylanders Trap Team

The next major installment in Skylanders, Activision's wildly popular toy-video game mashup, is called Trap Team, the company announced at a special event this afternoon in New York City. It's being developed by series creator Toys for Bob, and as the name suggests, the new game is going to let you capture bad guys… » 4/23/14 7:00pm 4/23/14 7:00pm

Kaos Hijacks Teaser For The Next Big Skylanders Game

Activision is planning to unveil the next big installment in its wildly popular (and lucrative) toy-video game combo Skylanders next week at an event in New York City. In preparation, the series publisher sent out some invitations that show chief antagonist and evil portal master Kaos being his lovable dastardly self. » 4/15/14 2:00pm 4/15/14 2:00pm

Activision Is Almost Finished With Skylanders: Swap Force Toys

The next wave of Skylanders: Swap Force figures hit Toys'R'Us this weekend, leaving hardcore collectors and impressionable youngsters only two more reasons to get out of bed in the morning until the next game is announced. What's the point of it all? » 3/15/14 6:00pm 3/15/14 6:00pm

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There's Skylanders: Swap Force Gameplay Footage Here, and It's Lovely

Activision doesn't have to sell me on buying Skylanders toys at this point—I literally have a bucket full of them sitting not three feet from me as I type—but the games, entertaining as they are, could use a little work. The kind of work they've done with the new engine for Skylanders: Swap Force. » 2/06/13 9:45pm 2/06/13 9:45pm

Latest Trailer Reveals the Hellish Tortured Existence of the Skylanders

Remember the music video for Metallica's "One", featuring footage from the 1971 film Johnny Got His Gun, about the World War I soldier that lost all his limbs and the ability to see, hear and speak after being hit by a mortar shell? He was a prisoner in his own body, just like the Skylanders. » 9/14/12 10:40am 9/14/12 10:40am

The Newest Skylander is a Giant Bee, and They Didn't Name Him Bee-Hemoth

Dear Toys for Bob, I know you folks are really good at making toys. I'm sure this Bob guy is completely overjoyed. Your Skylanders game wasn't too shabby, and I'm really looking forward to the follow-up, Skylanders Giants. I love your work, but you really need to leave the character naming to the people most… » 7/25/12 8:00pm 7/25/12 8:00pm

Where Have all the Skylanders Gone, Uncle Activision?

Activision's action figure-driven Skylanders: Sypro's Adventure was a huge holiday hit last year, with parents buying up starter kits in droves. Now, with hundreds of thousands of children demanding additional figures, empty Skylanders displays have become an all-too-frequent frustration for haggard parents. » 1/24/12 12:00pm 1/24/12 12:00pm