Tag Archive: skylanders

Review: ‘Skylanders Trap Team’ offers great fun at a not-so-great price

It might be considered a family game, but Skylanders Trap Team is something of a homewrecker. My daughter is completely in love with it and gets upset if I play without her, which… Continue reading

Nintendo to introduce Skylanders-like action figures for Wii U

Mario is following in the footsteps of Skylanders. Nintendo has announced plans to introduce real-world toy figurines that could be used (and seemingly imported) into multiple games. Read more at Yahoo! Games

Skylanders claims a trio of sales records

The Skylanders are quickly becoming one of Activision’s most valuable franchises. As part of its earnings call yesterday, Activision noted that the franchise has crossed $2 billion in worldwide sales – a mark… Continue reading

Critics: Swap Force is the best Skylanders yet

A simple twist is having a big impact on Skylanders. Swap Force, the latest installment in Activision’s enormously successful toy/game hybrid, is the franchise’s highest-rated game to date, charming even critics who normally… Continue reading

Skylanders: Swap Force kicks off video game toy war

Even before the first Skylanders game hit shelves in 2011, the team at Activision was bracing for competition. The concept — marry action figures with video games — was largely untested, and while… Continue reading

Disney takes on toymakers with massive ‘Infinity’ game hybrid

Captain Jack Sparrow attending Monsters University? Lightning McQueen racing The Lone Ranger? What the heck is going on at Disney these days? Previously confined to the imagination of children, these sorts of mashups… Continue reading

Activision expands the Skylanders with ‘Swap Force’

Given how phenomenally successful the Skylanders franchise has been for Activision, it was just a matter of time before the company accelerated its expansion. Last year’s Skylanders Giants supersized the “toys meet video games” figurines.… Continue reading

Skylanders sales top $500 million

When Activision-Blizzard launched Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011, there were a lot of questions about its chances of success. A hybrid toy/video game based on an aging franchise? Would people be interested? The… Continue reading

Apptastic: Skylanders Cloud Patrol

Unlike its popular console cousin, the app store incantation of Skylanders isn’t exactly heavy on story. That doesn’t stop Skylanders Cloud Patrol from being an incredibly entertaining and time sucking game, though. Read… Continue reading

Rare Skylanders figures fetch over $1,200

You know a game is a hit when it sells on eBay for higher than its retail price. You know it’s a smash when pieces of that game are commanding premium pricing on the… Continue reading