Clever marketing mixed with a ton of collectible toys and rare variants have made the Skylanders franchise something of an 'extra' challenge over the summer months while fans of the video game await the next (and most likely yearly) release in Skylanders Swap Force. Something interesting to witness is the debate on 'what is real' [...]
We've been keeping tabs on all things Skylanders for the last two years and it was only until recently that multiple license deals were made with the franchise. Thus far most Skylanders merchandise has been of high quality - you get the sense that Activision has their hands in all decision making. Last week we [...]
USAopoly makes franchise branded versions of the board game Monopoly. Their most recent creation is the Skylanders Monopoly game. Skylanders Monopoly comes with 6 collectible pieces/tokens to use in the game, a fully detailed board to play on including a rather 'happy Kaos' with no sign of Eon and property as characters in the game [...]
RoomMates Decor has been in the 'Wall Decals' game for a while but only recently started to release products for the video game franchise Skylanders. Thus far we have seen three different combinations of Skylanders stickers/wall decals. There's the super large individual sticker/wall decal that includes a large collage of Skylanders characters from both games, the 30 piece set which includes a middle-range assortment of Skylanders characters and finally the 25 piece set which included portions of Trigger Happy and Bouncer that would combine to make the largest individual stickers/wall decals.
Skylanders Spryo's Adventure and the sequel Skylanders Giants are already both an international success with fans spanning all over the world but now gamers in Japan can rejoice as they will be treated to a localized Japanese version of the original game. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure will export to Japan in July 2013 - we're guessing [...]
Last year we saw the Skylanders Sidekicks promotion with Frito-Lay potato chips and this year they are back again starting 6/30/13. Skylanders Sidekicks are cute mini-versions (full set of four) that follow you around in the game like little pets. The Skylanders Sidekicks do not do much in the way to enhance the gameplay experience [...]
GameStop stores in the U.S. had a promotion over the weekend where you could pick up the Skylanders variant Polar Whirlwind, get a discount on figures, land a free Skylanders Sidekick, score a free poster and more! We're not quite sure why this was the right time for GameStop to roll out the promotions but [...]
Both Skylanders games (Spyro's Adventure & Skylanders Giants) have been a big hit with gamers of all ages. As with any popular franchise you can expect to see a ton of licensing and merchandise deals spun-off from the intellectual property. Thus far, the owners of the Skylanders license have taken care to bring mostly fun [...]
Skylanders Swap Force will release in the U.S. on Oct 13, 2013, in Australia on Oct 16, 2013 and Europe on Oct 18, 2013 for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. Pricing and release for the upcoming next generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are still pending.
It’s Skylanders Saturday – this week with Hot Head and Pop Fizz – click below to watch their respective Heroic Challenge videos – enjoy!