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.
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…
Hey kids, want the same exact toys in black and gold? The Toys'R'Us legendary Skylanders line continues with next month's Trap Team, with a pair of special toys guaranteed to be warming shelves a month or two after launch.
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.
Today Activision announces Skylanders: Eon's Elite, a series of eight older Skylanders toys that have been repainted, repowered and repackaged as must-have limited-edition collectibles.
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…
Imagine, if you will, a world where Activision's crazy-popular Skylanders series isn't just populated with giants and dragons, but Marios and Zeldas and Samuses.
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.
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?And then there's Scratch, a purple cat with pink wings and a golden…
Say hello to Color Shift Hot Dog, the exclusive E3 2013 Skylanders toy Activision will be giving out at their Skylanders: Swap Force area when the show opens tomorrow. Shortly after that he'll be on eBay for several hundred dollars.
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.
Thanks to the new Skylanders Giants' Lightcore technology, which makes certain toys in the action figure-powered sequel blossom scintillating colored lights, my two 16-month-old children have discovered how to push in my brilliant reverse baby gate to get to the delicious plastic figures lurking behind it.
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.
GameStop loves its retailer-exclusive downloadable content, but Skylanders Giants DLC all comes by way of toys. What's the world's largest dedicated video game retailer to do? Exclusive toys, of course!
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…
I love Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. I love the toys. I love the colorful world and quirky characters. I love having characters that store their progress and can be transferred from PC to 3DS to console. The only thing I hated was the inability for the characters to jump.
It might be well-animated and feature the voice of someone I am relatively sure is Bobcat Goldthwait, but the only thing this trailer for Skylanders Giants is really good for is making your children annoying and your wallet ache.
All good and terrifically frustrating things must come to an end, and for countless parents, children, and collectors the release of the final three Skylanders figures marks the end of an era, to be followed later this year by the beginning of another.
It might seem like physical media is on its last legs. Between digital distribution, downloadable content, and the proliferation of online platforms like Valve's Steam and EA's Origin, the gaming industry seems to be inching closer and closer to virtual reality every day.