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Skylanders: Trap Team getting premium 'Eon's Elite' line

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2014 9:15am PDT

Special toy line will be a limited run with special packaging and packing three times the punch in-game.

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Skylanders: Trap Team 'Dark Edition' lets you catch Kaos

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 7:05am PDT

$99 "Dark Edition" includes Kaos trap and dark repaints

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"jeez the Dark editions are such a money grab however this one seems like it adds something ..."

- cptstern see all 3 comments

Skylanders: Trap Team fan-named character vote begins

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 11:15am PDT

The finalists have been chosen for the fan-named character in Skylanders: Trap Team, and you can now vote for the winner.

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Skylanders Trap Team makes villains fight for you

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 6:00am PDT

Activison has revealed the next Skylanders game, coming this fall. Trap Team lets you capture villains and store them in their own special NFC devices to use them in battle.

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Nintendo rejected Skylanders exclusivity

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 9:00am PDT

In the early days of Skylanders development, Toys for Bob approached Nintendo about making it an exclusive, but Nintendo rejected the deal.

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"or the dude that cashed out his founding apple stock for like 10 grand"

- ninjase see all 29 comments

Skylanders toys coming to McDonald's Happy Meals (but they won't work with your game)

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2014 8:00am PDT

The Skylanders are coming to McDonald's Happy Meals! However, before you rush to the Golden Arches, do keep in mind that these toys don't unlock any content in the game.

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"This should piss off plenty of parents explaining to their kids that the toys don't connect to ..."

- Entity see all 7 comments

Fans name Skylanders for upcoming game in contest

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 5:00pm PST

Activision is holding a contest to name a Skylander that will appear in the next (as yet unnamed) Skylanders game. The winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship.

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"I name my Skylanderâ„¢ Pogs Footballcard, in honor of overpriced childhood fads gone by."

- Stimpak Chopra see all 6 comments

Original studio Toys for Bob heading up next Skylanders

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2014 5:00pm PST

Skylanders is getting another iteration this year, and it will be helmed by original creators Toys for Bob.

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"Star Dock games have been a little dry... Good, but dry. Hopefully they go out of their way to ..."

- Psigun see all 7 comments

Skylanders Collection Vault for iOS lets you manage your toys

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 26, 2013 2:00pm PST

If you're like Steve Watts, then you've probably spent an embarrassing amount of money working on building your Skylanders collection. Today, a new app will let you more easily manage your collection of toys and share them for the world to see.

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"Heh, they saw what Infinity had done with their iOS app and probably rushed to get something out ..."

- wytefang see all 3 comments

Wii U 8GB Basic system returns with Skylanders bundle

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2013 6:40am PDT

We thought Nintendo was phasing out the Basic Wii U model, especially after the company admitted that people preferred the 32GB model. Given how...

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Skylanders Swap Force, shaking up the emerging toy-game genre

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

Vicarious Visions explains how it started on Skylanders Swap Force years ago, with the goal of shaking up a series that hadn't even gotten off the ground yet.

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"But the end point to make is that each certainly has its strengths and while I think that Disney ..."

- wytefang see all 8 comments

Skylanders: Swap Force includes unique starter figures on 3DS

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2013 9:15am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force is due for a variety of platforms again, but this time around Activision has made sure you can get the console and 3DS versions without redundant stages or figures.

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Skylanders: Swap Force 'Dark Edition' adds five dark characters

By Steve Watts, Aug 12, 2013 11:30am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs.

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"this would ok if man-childs didnt snap them up in the hopes they'll be collectable. goddam ..."

- cptstern see all 2 comments

Skylanders Swap Force preview: boisterous bifurcation

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A hands-on look at Skylanders Swap Force, complete with terrible name-mixing puns.

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Skylanders Swap Force coming October 13, PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Skylanders Swap Force is coming October 13, Activision announced today. Versions will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not necessarily on the same date.

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"Kid? You mean I'm not the one who was supposed to be playing? Oops. ;)"

- ATimson see all 4 comments