Monthly Archives: April 2014

Skylander Addicts First Look At Skylanders 4: Skylanders Trap Team


Hey Addicts!

Just like most of you I was waiting to hear the big news, but before I could find out what it was I got an email from Activision with a full break down. So with out further ado here it is all the info we know thus far of the new game Skylanders Trap Team.

Skylanders Trap Team

NEWEST SKYLANDERS® GAME – SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAMTM– TAKES TOYS-TO-LIFE PHENOMENON TO NEW LEVELS BY BRINGING DIGITAL CHARACTERS INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD

 

Skylanders Originator Toys for Bob Returns with

 Ground-Breaking Innovation

 

Portal Masters Can Now Capture and Play as Villains;

Capture and Play as Kaos for the First Time Ever

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – April 23, 2014  Skylanders® is redefining the toys-to-life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap TeamOn October 5 in North America, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will introduce the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise, which will reverse the magic of bringing toys to life – incredibly letting kids pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world.

 

With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good. The game will include the Traptanium PortalTM, a new ring of magical energy that enables kids to not only bring their Skylanders to life, but also magically capture villains using the new Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, kids will be able to place a Trap into the new portal to capture them. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.

 

This exciting new play pattern also gives players the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay. In addition, fans can even take their Traps and their Skylanders characters to their friends’ houses for fun, co-operative adventures across all console game systems.

 

“When we created Skylanders, we invented a new category of play and, in the process, disrupted two industries – videogames and toys.  With each new Skylanders game, our commitment to continuous, disruptive innovation has led to surprising and delightful new ways for kids to play with toys and games,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “With Skylanders Trap Team, we’re no longer just letting kids bring their toys to life inside the game anymore. This time, we’re letting them pull their toys out of the game as well. We are confident this installment of Skylanders will once again redefine what’s possible at the intersection of the physical and virtual worlds.”

 

“When Activision first introduced the Skylanders franchise in 2011, it promised to redefine play bymerging the physical and digital worlds. The company delivered on that pledge with three blockbuster titles – all of which have been named to the annual Toys”R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List – and is now poised to do it again with the introduction of Skylanders Trap Team,” said Richard Barry,Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer Toys”R”Us, Inc. “With Skylanders Trap Team, Activision is  reversing the magic of toys-to-life, allowing kids to bring characters out of the digital world and into the physical world for the first time. We’re thrilled to continue as a marqueedestination for Skylanders products, providing a comprehensive, global marketing and merchandising program, including our fully exclusive Legendary series of figures that will introduce Skylanders Trap Team to our enthusiastic customers this October.”

 

In Skylanders Trap Team, Kaos continues his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands.  He has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison — a fortress built entirely out of the magical substance TraptaniumTM and home to Skylands’ most nefarious baddies.  In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps.  Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late! The new adventure delivers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, filled with adventure, combat, puzzles, mini-games, activities, platforming and drop-in/drop-out co-op play — all set within new compelling environments.

 

Skylanders Trap Team introduces Skylanders heroes known as Trap Masters, brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and interesting designs. With every addition to their Trap Team collection, Portal Masters unlock exciting gameplay possibilities within each level.

 

Fans can pre-order Skylanders Trap Team starting on April 23, with special offers available at select retail destinations worldwide. Skylanders Trap Team will be available on Xbox 360™ and  Xbox Onevideo game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wii system, Nintendo’s Wii U system, and a completely unique adventure available on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The game will be available on October 5 in North America; October 2 in Australia/New Zealand; and October 10 in Europe.

Bummer the game isn’t called Skylanders Monsters but after I got a better explanation of the game I like the Trap Team title more now. Now if all this info isn’t enough for you hungry addicts out there check out the the first Skylanders Trap team video trailer! It’s pretty sweet if you ask me but don’t take my word for it see for yourself.

Still not enough for you? Alright! Alright! Check out the gallery to see a bunch of pictures of characters and more! But no more you may get dizzy from all this Skylanders Action 🙂

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It’s a bummer that the name of the new game isn’t Skylanders Monsters, but after seeing more info on the new game I like the Trap Team title more. Well now that you have soaked in all this info get on over to the Toys R Us website and get your pre-order in right now! That’s right you can pre-order the game right now be one of the first to say you have your copy waiting for you. Man was that a bunch of great news I’m sure we will get more news soon especially with E3 coming up soon. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM STARTER PACK REVIEW & CHAOS ELEMENT THEORY


Hey Addicts!

Here is another video from Family Gamer TV Check it out!

Bringing Life To Toys! Skylanders Trap Team


Hey Addicts!

Check out the exclusive interview of Jeff Poffenbarger, Executive Producer at the Skylanders Trap Team by Andy Robertson of Family Gamer TV. More to come guys stay tuned! 

http://www.familygamer.tv/video/skylanders-trap-team-hands-on-interview-full-details-trap-masters/

 

Skylanders 4 Rumormill: Skylanders Monsters???

Skylanders Springtime Fuzzy Trigger Happy Egg Hunting Edition


Hey Addicts!

Check out another cool video from Skylander Addicts and Bryan’s Toy Haven! Did you get a chance to get the exclusive Flocked aka Fuzzy Springtime Trigger Happy? Let us know in the comments section. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Happy Easter Everyone! Catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Skylanders Springtime Fuzzy Trigger Happy Egg Hunting Edition – YouTube.

Skylanders Day At Toys R Us Time Square-Update


Hey Addicts!

I’m over excited I woke up this morning to an email from Activision about the Skylanders Day Event. Check out it out!

MEDIA ALERT

 

 

HUNDREDS OF FANS TO CELEBRATE SKYLANDERS® DAY AT TOYS”R”US TIMES SQUARE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 WITH A SPECIAL TOY GIVEAWAY

Fans in Line to be Among the First to Receive the Final Skylanders SWAP Force Character Before it Hits Store Shelves

 

Activision Publishing, Inc. and Toys”R”Us® are giving fans the rare opportunity to receive a complimentary Skylanders® toy at a special Toys”R”Us Times Square event celebrating Skylanders Day! Before the final Skylanders SWAP Force character, Doom Stone, is released to the public, the first 500 Portal Masters to line up at The World’s Greatest Toy Store™ on Wednesday, April 23, will be among the first to get their hands on this must-have figure.*

 

Fans attending the event will get the chance to meet Skylanders costumed characters, experience the bestselling kids’ videogame franchise at in-store gaming kiosks and receive other fun Skylanders giveaways.

 

Eager consumers can also take advantage of the following Skylanders deals and discounts, valid only at Toys”R”Us Times Square, on Wednesday, April 23:

 

  • SAVE $25 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack (Was $64.99; Now $39.99)
  • BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL Skylanders figures and accessories – prices vary**

 

Where:

Toys”R”Us Times Square, Lower Level

1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY

4pm Eastern

 

 

*All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to braceleted event participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

 

**Discounted item must be of equal or lesser value to the lowest priced item purchased. Excludes all clearance items.

This is going to be a BOOMTASTIC day! I had a blast last year hopefully everything works out and I can get to the event this year.

I hope that all you guys in the area will be able to take advantage of the sales and enjoy the event. If you do attend send us pictures let us see how you spent your Skylanders Day! Until next time cath you on the SKYSIDE!

FUZZY Springtime Trigger Happy info…The latest!


Happy Thursday all,

I have been making numerous trips to Toys R Us over the last few days to garnish whatever information I can get about the Fuzzy Springtime Trigger Happy coming out tomorrow. Here’s a quick breakdown of the info:

There is only Fuzzy Springtime Trigger Happy per case. Most stores only received 1 case. Stores open at their normal hours, so it is first come first served (Remember to keep it civil please lol)

Associates were instructed earlier this weak to “pull” all the normal Springtime Trigger Happy figures and backstock them for Friday. This was done for a couple reasons; one being corporate instituted a POS (register) lock on the figure since the Fuzzy has the same barcode. The other being that the Fuzzy will be mixed in on the pegs with the other 11 Springtime Trigs from the case plus whatever they pulled off the shelves thereby creating a sort of “easter egg” hunt.

So if this figure is something you are really wanting I suggest you get there early portal masters!

Happy Hunting,

Noe

Look! It’s Kickoff Countdown!


Hey Addicts!

Images of the much-anticipated Skylanders Variant Kickoff Countdown has been posted on myskylanders.de. Not sure exactly when we can expect to see him here in the US, but rumor has it that it may turn up in Germany between May 6th, to June 12th according to Dark Spyro Reader Matteomax. Check out the pictures in the gallery to see what he looks like. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Nintendo Passed on Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Exclusivity – IGN


Glad they did! Sorry Nintendo… Nintendo Passed on Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Exclusivity – IGN.

via Nintendo Passed on Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Exclusivity – IGN.

Skylanders Day Comes Back To Toys R Us Time Square


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Hey Addicts! This is exciting news! If you remember last year there was an event in New York City where Activision gave away Ninjini before she was released. Now this year they are doing it again and they are giving away the much-anticipated Doom Stone figure. April 23rd is the big day for the event there will be giveaways and a game kiosk for portal masters to enjoy. I’m hoping to make it to this event as well, but not sure I’ll be able to make it. If you can get out to the event do so cause this is going to be a great day! Hit the link to get more info on the event. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!  Image – TinyPic – Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting. via Image – TinyPic – Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting.

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