Monthly Archives: September 2014
Ok afternoon all hope your day is going well I’ve came across this bit of information that I think a lot of you in the uk will want to know…
So it turns out that #whsmiths will be selling the hardback copy of the new comic and it’s only £5.25.
(Here’s the link) http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/skylanders-the-kaos-trap/9781631401411
It’s release date is 30 sept 14 so that’s only 2 days away.
Happy hunting and see u all on the skyside.
Here’s the list of TRU US stores doing a midnight release. Check for your local one.
Here is Part 2 of the HDRoom’s Toys For Bob visit. Enjoy!
Aura24 over at darkspyro.net posted gameplay footage of the new frito-lay skylanders as well as their catch phrases and back stories. The gameplay looks great! Flip-Wreck was a surprise for me he looks a lot cooler than I thought he would be. His wheel shield attack is freaking boss! Batspin and High Five also look amazing I love Batspins bat transformation attack and High Five’s dash attack looks really wicked. Check out the videos & images below I also included the back stories and catch phrases that were included in the post. Thanks to Aura24 for sharing this info and once again to Matteomax for the images. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Name: Bat Spin
Catch Phrase: No Rest For The Wicked! (one of Cynder’s battle cries)
Bat Spin hailed from the underworld, where as a child she was separated from her people. After spending months searching for them, she eventually was welcomed by a colony of magical bats who raised her as one of their own. After many peaceful years living with the bats, the colony was invaded by an army of undead trolls, who were set on stealing their magic to build an ultimate sonar weapon. Bat Spin quickly took action and used powerful abilities that she had learned growing up with the bats and essentially becoming one of them. She heroically defeated the trolls and saved the colony. This caught the attention of Master Eon, who saw at once she would make a worthy Skylander!
Name: Flip Wreck
Catch Phrase: Making Waves!
Most of the dolphins of Bottlenose Bay spent their days playing in the waves. However, Flip Wreck was different. Always the adventurous one, he took it upon himself to be a self-appointed protector of his undersea world. One day, while exploring an underwater graveyard of shipwrecks, he came across a massive Ice Viking ship that was still intact. Suddenly, a huge crew of Ice Vikings burst out from inside and began leading an attack on the unarmed dolphin residents. Flip Wreck took off at once and quickly fastened together armor, shield, and sword using pieces from the nearby wrecks. He then single-handedly defeated the Ice Vikings, who retreated never to be seen again. For his heroic actions, Flip Wreck was made a Skylander and now turns the tide against evil in Skylands!
Name: High Five
Catch Phrase: Buzz Off!
Growing up, High Five was one of the most skilled sky racers of all the dragonflies. But as the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies, he was not allowed to enter any of the racing tournaments that took place each year because of his age. Instead he was forced to watch from the sidelines as his four older brothers competed for the coveted Trophy of Sparx, which legend has said holds magical properties. One year, during the biggest racing event of the season, High Five learned that the Troll Racing Team had stolen the valuable trophy and were going to use the race to cover their escape. He quickly took action, jumping into the race and using his amazing flying skills to weave and dodge his way to the front of the pack, where he caught up to the trolls and brought them down. For his actions, High Five was given the Trophy of Sparx. Even more importantly, he was made a Skylander, where he now helps protect Skylands from any evildoers!
The Skylanders Character List has put together this handy dandy checklist for us to use when going out hunting on release day. The list includes everything being released on release day and where to get it! I’ve already grabbed the pdf you should too.
I recently posted about the Nintendo 3DS release of Skylanders Trap Team. There were some images within that post that let us know there were two new elements Light and Dark or Darkness and Brightness. What we didn’t know is what new Skylanders would be apart of these new elements. Well recently Matteomax from darkspyro.net posted a link to a French website that ran an article about the new elements and the names of the new characters. According to the article the new elements are “mini elements” due to them having only two characters in each element and the names of the new characters are Blackout and Spotlight.
Blackout is the Dark character and from what I can understand he is a core character that is a quadruped or four-legged creature that uses multi-directional shade or shadows and vortexes.
Spotlight is the Light character that is also a quadruped but it uses rings and lasers that work much like Prism Breaks beams.
There are also two other characters but we don’t know their names. The Dark elemental is a Centaur that wields a big sword and the Light elemental is a Guardian Angel/Warrior character. Both are believed to be Trap Masters but we don’t have anything official stating that yet. If you follow the Skylander Dad he did a video that showed a concept of an angel character that possibly is the Light character that is talked about in the article.
The article is written in French so my only understanding is what Google translator shows me. We do not know what these creatures will be but some have speculated that they will be spider-creatures others are hoping for hybrid dragons among other things. Whatever they are I know they will be cool and I can’t wait to see them in action. We still do not know what Villains or Doom Raiders will be in the Dark and Light elements but I’m sure we will find out soon.
For those of you that can understand French and want to see the article for yourself here is a link. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Thanks to darkspyro admin dark52 we now have basic conformation on the names of the Light and Dark Skylanders. According to the Walmart website Blackout and Spotlight are core characters priced at $9.99 and Knight-Light and Knight-mare are Trap Masters priced at $14.99. Knight-Light is the Angel Warrior and Knight-Mare is the Centaur creature. Thanks to dark52 for finding out this info.
Looks like Activision and Frito Lay are back at it again. Remember when they asked us to name a Skylander? Well, we did and now here is our chance to get our hands High Five!
I’m not to happy with the process though as with the Hot Dog contest we will be forced to use that darn Blipper App just grrrrrrrinds my gears! I sorry but this is by far the worst way to do this contest. I get that it may be more interactive and that it may be more convenient, but come on this app sucks! I like the original way buy some chips, send in your fee, and tada! You are getting your figure. I know there were some bad apples that spoiled the bunch but man these contests here as of late have been time-consuming and tedious in my opinion.
Anyway, enough ranting here is how you enter to win:
As always you have to be a US resident.
Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) Central Time (“CT”) on October 13, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2014 (“Game Period”). The computer of Sponsor’s Web master is the official timekeeping device of the Game.
There Are (2) Ways to Play
(a) Mobile Phone/Tablet: During the Game Period, purchase any specially marked Frito-Lay Classic Mix or Flavor Mix variety pack (while supplies last). Use your smart phone or other web-enabled device with data plan to download the free Blippar application (“App”) from the Apple App Store (IOS Download: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/blippar/id410604563?mt=8) or the Google Play Store (Android Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blippar.ar.android&hl=en). Once the App has been downloaded on your smart phone or other web-enabled device, launch the App. Scan the back of the bag with Blippar’s in-app scanner and then follow the App instructions to input your first name, last name, date of birth, email address, and zip code. If your mobile phone or tablet screen displays a winning prize message, you are a winner of a prize (subject to verification). The message will also provide next steps to claim your prize. If your mobile phone or tablet screen displays a non-winning prize message, you are not a winner of a prize. Message and data rates may apply.
(b) Call Toll-Free: To play without making a purchase, call toll-free 1-866-861-4528 and follow the automated instructions to play for a chance to win a prize (also a “Play”). Callers will be required to provide their phone number, including their area code, and date of birth (as two digits for month, two digits for day, and four digits for year) to verify eligibility. If you are a winner of a prize, you will hear a voice message indicating that you have won (subject to verification). The message will also provide next steps to claim your prize. If you are not a winner of a prize, you will hear a voice message indicating that you did not win a prize.
Randomly selected times, during the Game Period, will be chosen by the independent judging organization (the “Judges”), and the first participant who completes a Play in accordance with these Official Rules (whose Play is properly received and recorded by administrator’s computer(s) on or immediately after a randomly selected time during the Game Period) will win a prize (subject to verification). One (1) prize will be awarded for every fifteen (15) minute increment of the Game Period. All Plays must be properly received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer within the Game Period in order to be eligible to win a prize.
In the event of an identity dispute of a Play submitted via the App, the Play will be considered made by the registered owner of the email address used for the Play. In the event of an identity dispute of a Play submitted via the toll-free method of playing, the Play will be considered made by the registered owner of the phone number used for the Play.
Limit one (1) Play per day per person/email address/phone number, regardless of method of playing. A “day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour time period beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. CT and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. CT.
Prize Details/Odds of Winning
Prizes (7,680; one  awarded for every fifteen  minutes of the Game Period): One (1) Skylanders® High Five character. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $9.99 each. Winners must accept prize as stated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Plays received and the time in which they are received. Total ARV of all prizes is $76,723.20. Limit four (4) Skylanders® High Five character prizes per person/household.
For full contest rules and details go to the Frito Lay contest website or by clicking this link
Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
I meant to post this yesterday but I was tied up with some other work. As we all know yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and in celebration of Activision put together a pretty cool video for us. This is the first time we get to see the new mini-game featuring the All-Skeleton Ska-Band of Skylands the Skaletones! There seems to be a lot of really cool features in Trap Team I think this will be the best Skylanders Game yet! Make sure you take some time to subscribe and check out some of the other cool videos on our YouTube channel as well. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Hi again you looney Lander lot this time round I have info on the twin pack which will be sold at TESCO in the UK.
Again this figure is also priced really well at only £13.50 and this too is available for preorder now so here’s the link to get yours now to avoid missing out.
This is a twin pack containing S4 Gill Grunt (Tidal Wave Gill) and Gill Runt who unlike the original sidekick version released a few years ago now he will be able to be played and upgraded as a normal figure can!!! Exciting!!!
P.S. The image shown is the Walmart version but just click the link and it will take you there.
Until next time see you all on the SKYSIDE.
Hi my Lander lot so a little bit info for all our UK collectors.
Nitro Krypt King can now be preordered from ASDA in the UK and it has a price tag of only £13 which I personally think is a really good price for a variant Trap Master…
Here’s the link for u all so get preordering to guarantee you get yours.
This is gonna be a must have for all collectors, and I know I’m definitely getting it!