Monthly Archives: November 2014
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up if you hadn’t noticed already. One of the most sought after toys of the season the Skylanders 8-Pack Trap Pack is available now for preorder! All you have to do is hit this –> link to get your order in. This is going to sell out fast so make sure you get yours before they are gone. Until next time catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Check out Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy! He looks so BOOMTASTIC! Can’t wait to add him to my collection! I’m sure most of you feel the same way. Remember that Trigger Happy is exclusive to GameStop stores and will apart of the sales going on this week. Get him before he is gone! #SKYLANDERS #SKYLANDERADDICTS
Yesterday I announced that Winterfest Lob-Star is coming to retailers soon in the US, but I didn’t know about a UK release. Well that is no longer the case as GAME UK will be stocking the shelves with this in-game variant as early as December 1st. But wait that isn’t all! If you are a GAME Skylanders Club Member you will get early access to this beautiful figure on November the 29th.
Also I know alot of you have asked about the Kaos Trap and the 8-Pack Trap Pack well I have a little info for you on that as well.
Looks like GAME has received a shipment of Kaos Traps in very limited quantity so If you are still looking I would head down to your local GAME store before he sells out again. As for the 8-Pack Trap Pack Argos has had it listed for a long time with no release date, but there is a rumor that it will be hitting shelves the first week of December as well. The 8-Pack is the only way you will get the rare Tiki Tech Trap and the in-game villain variant Steamed Broccoli Guy so be on the look out for these so you don’t miss out. If they are released anything like they are here in the states stock will be very limited so make sure to get yours immediately or be forced to duke it out EBay style. I Hope this bit of data helps you out on your hunt this holiday season. Well I’m going to get some lunch and keep looking for more deals for all you addicts out there. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Editors Note: Kaos Trap has unfortunately SOLD OUT, but keep checking with your local GAME store I’m sure he will turn up again.
In just a few more days our bellies will be full of Turkey and all kinds of scrumptious sides and desserts, but what I’m most excited about is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Me being from NYC it was a tradition to see the parade I loved watching all the amazing balloons float through the air owning the city for that moment. My favorite balloons throughout the years have been Kermit, Garfield, and Snoopy to name a few. Now all that has changed with Eruptor making his debut at the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade in a few days he is now my all time favorite! I’ll be glued to the tube come Thanksgiving morning with my Skylander PJ’s on enjoying the parade in all its glory. Take a look at the Behind-The-Scenes video of how Activision is prepping Eruptor for the big day.
Editors Note: Video has been added Sorry!
Now if that wasn’t BOOMTASTIC! enough wait until you get a load of this! I just got an email today from Activision announcing that Winterfest Lob-Star and the 4th Eon’s Elite Skylander Whirlwind will be setting the shelfs on fire this holiday season. Also expect to see a lot of other Skylanders related merchandise as well. We can expect to see these Skylanders in-store December 7th 2014 check out the email I got earlier today giving us a bit more info.
NEW SKYLANDERS TOYS AND GIFTS BRING MAGIC TO FANS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Winterfest Lob-Star Skylander, Latest Eon’s Elite Whirlwind and New Merchandise Now Available
Eruptor Balloon Flies in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Lineup for First Time
in Franchise History
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Nov. 24, 2014 – It’s officially the holiday season in the world of Skylands! To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is spreading cheer by debuting a special holiday Skylanders® Trap Team character, Winterfest Lob-Star, on December 7 to Portal Masters in North America. Also, Skylanders® players in North America can get their hands on the fourth Eon’s Elite character, Whirlwind, another fan-favorite character that made her debut in Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure. Winterfest Lob-Star and Eon’s Elite Whirlwind are examples of a variety of Skylanders-themed holiday offerings perfect for Skylanders fans looking for the best stocking stuffers this gift giving season.
On Thanksgiving Day, Skylanders fans can look to the skies as Eruptor makes his first flight in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Eruptor will join the prestigious ranks of balloons soaring above the streets of New York City for the landmark cultural holiday event. Portal Masters can check out behind-the-scenes footage of Eruptor prepping for the parade on the Skylanders YouTube channel,SkylandersGame.
Lastly, Skylanders merchandise from Activision’s network of licensing partners offers something for everyone this holiday season, including:
- FunPlay HideAway Play Sets – This holiday, the popular FunPlay HideAway play sets from PowerA, which enable fans to store and play with their favorite toys, now includes Dr. Krankcase’s Lair. A range of Fun-Play Hide Away sets are available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $9.99-$99.99.
- Construction Sets – Fans can look forward to Skylanders-themed construction sets from MEGA Brands, which let players build and battle in their favorite levels from the Skylanders franchise. The all-new Cut Throat Carnival construction set will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at Toys”R”Us, WalMart and Amazon.
- Micro Comic Fun Packs – Skylanders Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing feature three distinctive Legendary storylines and three exclusively-designed Legendary Traps that can be used to capture the most notorious villains in Skylanders Trap Team. The Legendary Skylanders Micro Comic Fun Packs and Trap are available exclusively at Toys”R”Us for a suggested retail price of $9.99. Additional Micro Comic Fun Packs are available at Gamestop and Amazon for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
- A-Z Box Set – The Skylanders A-Z box set from Penguin includes two never-before-published books: the full-color, 192-page A to Z of Skylands, and Pick Your Portal: The Trouble with Doubles. A sheet of stickers and a build-your-own Skylander paper model are also included. The Skylanders
A-Z box set is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $16.99.
Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games, and every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system; a variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony; all for the suggested retail price of $74.99. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system for the suggested retail price of $64.99.
Are you excited about the parade? Will you be watching Eruptor strutting his stuff? Take our poll below and let us know. Also check out the gallery if you want to see Winterfest Lob-Star and Eon’s Elite Whirlwind. In the words of my favorite pilot BOOM! there you have it all the info you need for Turkey Day. If you haven’t already check out our Guide To Black Friday Deals to help you get your hunt on after your food digests. Well I hope you all enjoy the parade and your Turkey Day (Gobble, Gobble) Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Just in time for the Holiday season! We are giving away a free starter pack to one lucky winner! To enter just go over to our YouTube channel in the video below to find out how to enter! Thanks everyone for such a great year! Until next time, we will catch you on the Skyside!
Tis the season to be hungry and go Skylanders Hunting for Mega Deals! With Thanksgiving just a few days away we all know what time that means. Fun or drama with the family, good or bad food, and my favorite part of the holidays TONS OF SHOPPING! There are crap loads of Black Friday deals being offered by some of our favorite retailers this year. I know a lot of you are going to be hunting for the best deals you can find on Skylanders, Traps, Accessories, and other sorts of Skylanders themed Merchandise. So I decided to put together a list of the best places to find the best deals on our favorite franchise.
Note: All of these sales are while supplies last so make sure to plan ahead. This is only to be used as a reference check with your local stores for full details on all sales.
Toys R Us:
My favorite place to go when I’m Skylanders hunting is Toys R Us they always have a nice selection and stay pretty well stocked. Plus you can put your items on lay away so you don’t miss out. All these deals begin on Turkey Day! (11/27) @5:00pm.
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures Figures -4/$10.00
Skylanders Trap Team Figures and Traps, and Giants SWAP Force Characters -B1G1 70% OFF
Skylanders SWAP Force Carry and Display Case -$14.99
Mega Blocks Skylanders Figure Pack -$23.99-$29.99
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$37.50
Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle -$199.99
Walmart Is another great retailer to visit this Black Friday to get all those exclusive buddy packs and more! These sales start Thursday 11/27 @6:00pm.
Skylanders Trap Team Trap Masters, Swap Force, or Giants Characters -$9.00
Skylanders Trap Team Start Packs -$37.00
I love shopping at Target I find all kinds of cool Skylanders related items there and the best part is they price match as well! And this holiday season if you order online you get FREE SHIPPING! That is the best thing ever in my opinion. This sale starts @6:00pm on Thursday 11/27.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$39.99
Skylanders Trap Master Single Characters-$10.00
I shop at Best Buy mostly for electronics but I find some nice deals here as well. Best buy has a nice Black Friday sale on starter packs and they are giving away a free Volcanic Eruptor with purchase. Sale starts 11/27 at 6:00pm.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack -$49.99
The best part about shopping at Kmart is getting to use Shop Rewards Points. It’s like having free cash I love it! Plus this Black Friday you can catch up on your collection if you missed out on figures from the earlier games by taking advantage of the B1G1 Free sale. The sale starts 11/27
Skylanders Swap Force And Giants Characters -B1G1 FREE
Skylanders Swap Force, Adventure Packs, Battle Packs and Triple Packs -$14.99
There are many of us that have a love/hate relationship with GameStop I personally only shop with them for the exclusives. They don’t seem to have any real deals on figures or starters (as of yet) in their Black Friday sales ad, but they are having a sale on other stuff. The sale starts Friday 11/28 at 12:00AM Midnight.
Limited Edition Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy-$24.99
Skylanders StraStrategyde-$9.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $15
Skylanders Nightmare Express Adventure Pack-$19.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $5
Skylanders Collapsible Storage Case-$9.99 (Normally $19.99) Save $10
Sam’s Club members can take advantage of this Black Friday deal on 11/27.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs-$37.88
I hope that this list helps you get your game plan together I know I will be visiting these retailers to get in on the deals. I will update this post if I find out more. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Are you having fun playing the new Skylanders Trap Team game? Yeah me too what better way to show off our trapping skills than with a contest right? Well, I just got an email a bit ago informing me that Activision is holding a 3 week contest in celebration of Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Packs being added to online and retail Apple stores. All you have to do is take a photo or record a video of you playing Trap Team and post it to the Official Skylanders Twitter page (@SkylandersGame) with the hashtag(s) #TrapAndPlaySweeps #Skylanders and you are set.
The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet version of the video game is a fully playable version of the game available on the latest tablet designs such as iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android based tablets. Meaning for the first time us Portal Masters can take the same version played on our favorite console with us anywhere and all our saved data (stats etc.) will be go with us! So say you are at home playing Skylanders and you have to go to Grandma’s you don’t have to wait until you get back home or pack up your console, figures, controllers, etc. Just grab you pad and go because you can play this version of the game with or without using the physical toys. Can you say EPIC!!!!
“The arrival of Skylanders Trap Team in Apple retail stores nationwide and the Apple Online Store marks a momentous milestone for the Skylanders franchise,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of Product Management at Activision Publishing, Inc. “We’re thrilled that anyone who gets a new iPad this holiday season will have the ability to experience the magic of the complete Skylandersgame whenever, wherever they want.”
With a 90 Metacritic review score for iPad, Skylanders Trap Team is compatible with third and fourth generation iPads — the iPad mini Retina, the iPad Air and the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — all offering unmatched portability and high quality graphics that create an immersive, mobile experience like no other.
If you haven’t played the tablet version of Trap Team yet (Like me) you can get a free introduction download now for iPad! There are 3 digital content packs priced at $14.99 each also available in the iTunes Store so go and get your download on!
I can’t wait to see how you all “Thwart Kaos’ Evil Plan!” Let’s see those picture-taking, and video-making skills go to work! Until next time I’ll catch you guys on the SKYSIDE!
For two days only, from November 21st to the 22nd, consumers can buy one get one 40 percent off all Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo DS and Wii games at Toys R Us. The upcoming offer will apply to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – all of which are launching on November 21st as well. Toys R Us is currently hosting another Nintendo-related deal that allows buyers to purchase three amiibo figures for $30. This offer will also end on November 22nd.
I have been MIA due to a lot of personal issues, but I’m still trying to stay on top of things so bare with me. Any who, I have seen that everyone is stoked about the light and dark Skylanders characters. As of yesterday Wal-Mart has listed Knightmare and Knightlight along with other unreleased Trap Masters.
The release date has not been officially released, but there is a placeholder date (a fictitious date used by the website until the true release date is known) of December 30st. Just looking at the date you know something isn’t right. I predict we will see the new figures soon possibly when wave 3 is released or when the big yearly Toys R Us Skylanders event is thrown in New York at Times Square. There are no images of the toys as of yet so we are still waiting to see those pop up. I will keep you all posted on we can expect to see these hit the shelves. Here is the Walmart link to both Knightlight and Knightmare figures if you can’t wait LOL! Note you can not order at this time Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Definitely on my list! How about you? #SKYLANDERS
From the first game in 2011, Skylanders has been at the top of Kids’ Christmas lists for 4 years running. Of course, any parent who is told that their child wants a ‘Series 4 Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Skylander Mini Gill Runt Buddy Pack’ without context is left scratching their head. As it is, Skylanders is a annual franchise that releases a Game every October and with it a new line of collectable figures that are steadily released in waves over the year. There’s a heck of a lot to cover here, so bear with me.
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