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PR: Skylanders Has Full Slate of Holiday Merchandise

by Shawn Hopkinson November 24, 2014
Disney has tried it, and even Nintendo is getting in on the act, but no one does toys as playable video game characters like the Skylanders series. It has found just the right mix of rare and common, expensive and affordable to hook both kids and adult collectors. This Christmas, Activision has a wide range […]
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Activision's Skylanders Balloon Debuts in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Shawn Hopkinson November 5, 2014
We saw a hint of this earlier in Macy’s official parade poster, but now we have confirmation from Activision that Eruptor, one of the stars of its Skylanders franchise, will be featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a balloon. The Eruptor balloon took more than 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels […]

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Skylanders Trap Team Review - Fun and Engaging

by James Harveyon October 28, 2014
Skylanders Trap Team is the latest installment of Activision’s epic toy-meets-game series, promising to push the franchise to the next level with new characters, powers, and all that we hear whenever a new game in a long-running series hits. As with previous iterations, expect to plunk down quite a few bucks in order to get the […]
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Skylanders Trap Team Out Now

by Shawn Hopkinson October 6, 2014
The latest edition of the Skylanders franchise is on your store shelves now. Skylanders Trap Team adds several twists to the formula, the most notable of which are traps in which players can digitally “capture” Skylanders villains into toy traps and then bring them back into the game as playable characters. In addition to launching […]

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PR: Skylanders Trap Team Coming To Tablets

by Shawn Hopkinson August 12, 2014
Activision has announced it will be bringing a full Skylanders experience to tablets with a tablet version of Skylanders Trap Team. Releasing Oct. 5, the same day as the console version, the tablet version of Trap Team will be available for iPad, Kindle Fire HD, and Android tablets. The tablet version will come with its […]
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SDCC2014: Activsion Announces Fancy 'Eon's Elite' Skylanders

by Shawn Hopkinson July 25, 2014
If regular Skylanders aren’t fancy enough for you, Activision has you covered. Announced during the Skylanders panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the new “Eon’s Elite” Skylander’s line will present old Skylanders re-painted in a metallic scheme with a gold base. In addition to being more blinged out, these elite versions will also be up […]

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SDCC2014: Skylanders Trap Team Preview

by Eileen Cruzon July 25, 2014
Skylanders Trap Team SDCC2014 Preview Update:  7/25/2014 – While at Comic-Con (SDCC2014), we were able to preview another level in Skylanders Trap Team, watch interested children engage with the game and play a little bit of one of the levels ourselves. During the demo Activision presented Skylanders Trap Team on the Wii U. The characters showcased […]
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PR: Skylanders Goes 'Dark' at Comic-Con International: San Diego

by Shawn Hopkinson July 21, 2014
At this week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Activision will be showing off a “Dark Edition” of its Skylanders Trap Team line. The Trap Team line allows players to capture villains from the game and imprison them in toy traps that play back sounds that make it seem as if the bad guys are stuck inside. […]

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Skylanders Trap Team, Coming to Take All Your Money

by Shawn Hopkinson April 25, 2014
Activision has announced a new set of Skylanders toys with a new twist on the toy-based gameplay that has made the franchise such a hit. Imprisonment. Hear me out. Skylander’s Trap Team reverse the Skylanders formula of bringing toys into the game, by bringing game characters into toys. The Skylanders Trap Team experience is augmented […]
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Skylanders and Call of Duty Among Top Earners in 2013

by Shawn Hopkinson February 7, 2014
This week Activision released its quarterly earnings report, and there’s good news in there for fans of Skylanders and Call of Duty. According to a press release about the report, Skylanders sales are in the billions: ·         As of December 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated, life-to-date, more than $2 billion in worldwide sales and, at the end of the […]