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Kids Everywhere Rejoice As Skylanders SWAP Force Confirmed

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

UPDATE: The official announcement trailer has been released – see below!

Following up on news that Activision had silently registered several domain names for a possible Skylanders sequel, the publisher has unveiled Skylander’s SWAP Force for release presumably this fall on major console platforms (with no specifics available as of yet).

SWAP Force’s new gameplay mechanic gives players the ability to customize their figures by swapping parts around. With 16 new swapable characters, kids are able to modify their characters attributes, move sets and physical appearance by taking them apart and re-configuring them. Aside from the 16 new characters swapable, Activision will also release 16 brand new characters, as well as 16 “core” characters, returning fan-favorites, in a similar way that they issued “series 2” figures with Skylanders Giants.

The game will be on display at the 2013 New York Toy Fair, Feb 10th, in booth 3061 if any of you reading this are planning to attend.

If you’ve got a little one who wants to know about the plot of Skylander’s SWAP Force click the read more link we’ve got the full press release from activism after the jump.Read More


Skylanders: Giants “Hot Dog” Now Available For Pre-Order

Posted on December 6, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If you’re all like me and have been playing the Skylanders games with your children, you’re always on the lookout for when the next characters are releasing.  I don’t know about other regions, but the Skylanders Giants figures seem to be staying in stock pretty well – I mean, Activision & Toys For Bob can’t really make any money of scalpers right?

So today it was announced that you can now pre-order Hot Dog through Gamestop.com! I’m sure you could also pre-order this in store as well. Hot Dog will be available January 1st, 2013 (assuming the world doesn’t end here soon huh?). I know I’ll be headed out tomorrow to pre-order mine! So who is everyone’s favorite Skylander from both games combined? I’d have to say mine is between Hex & Terrafin – I’m also digging the giant Bouncer as well!

You can find the link to pre-order Hot Dog by clicking right here!


Skylanders: Giants | Review

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

So how do I describe Skylanders: Giants? On the surface this would appear to be something far out of my experience, as I am not really the intended audience for this kind of game. But if My Little Pony can find an audience outside of its intended market then maybe I can find some enjoyment from  an overly colour saturated kid’s product.Read More


Crusher Revealed For Skylanders: Giants

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Skylanders: Giants is the follow up to the smash hit Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures. For those of you who have collected all 32 original Skylanders (or to those whom are still hunting) you’ll be pleased to know that there are even more of these little guys coming out this October. Well, some are little guys – but the one below is…a Giant. Crusher is his name.

To see more about Crusher and what he can do (including a video), continue reading after the jump.

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Skylanders: Giants Chills Out With This New Character

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Activision has a monster on their hands. Skylanders are becoming as collectible as Pokemon. The original title boasted a lofty 32 different characters – 4 from each of the 8 elements. That doesn’t even include all the variants that are out there of these collectible video game characters. Skylanders are popular and they are selling like hotcakes!

With the announcement of the new game, Skylanders Giants, we all knew that both there would be even more new characters to come. Today, Toys For Bob and Activision have announced a new character that will join the fray: Chill. So just who is this new character? Check out the profile below to learn a bit more about her!

Element:  WATER
Character Type: New Skylander
Bio:  Chill was the sworn guardian and personal protector of the Snow Queen.  As captain of the queen’s guard, her many heroic deeds had earned her the respect of the entire Ice Kingdom.  But when the Cyclops army began to expand their empire into the northern realms, the Snow Queen was taken prisoner during her watch, and Chill has never forgiven herself for letting it happen.  Ashamed and embarrassed, she left the Ice Kingdom behind and swore never to return until she could reclaim her honor.  Now as a member of the Skylanders, she remains courageous and strong, while always on the lookout for her lost queen.

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