The space fighter series Star Control is at the center of a new dispute over who owns the franchise, and what that means for the future of the series. In a recent series of posts, Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III have called on the publisher Stardock, which purchased some of the rights to the series…
After a bit of a stumble with last year’s Superchargers, Skylanders is back and ready to go toe-to-toe with Disney Infinity in the creativity side of the toys-to-life battle. Had the competition not folded, Imaginators would have given it a run for its money.
Skylanders: Imaginators puts a lot of stock in letting players create their own characters, but they’re only half the battle. The new sensei characters are here to guide freshly-crafted Skylanders on their way. We’ve got the first 17 or so, plus one of the special 3D printed figures. Check them out!
The idea was to show folks a quick five minute video of the character creation process in Skylanders: Imaginators while I work on our review. What I ended up is a nearly 20 minute testament to how deep and compelling this year’s gimmick turned out.
The latest installment of Activision’s toys-to-life series series allows players to create their own Skylanders characters. Thanks to a mobile app launching alongside the game later this month, they’ll also be able to make 3D printed figures, playable trading cards and t-shirts featuring their creations.
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.
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?
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.