Daily Archives: November 18, 2014
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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I have always been intrigued by how these amazing toys are created. I can’t wait until I can get to see it in person. One can dream right?
How 3D printing brings ‘Skylanders’ to life
- By: Joseph Volpe -(http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/06/3d-printing-skylanders/)
It was during the development phase for Skylanders: Giants in 2012 that Toys for Bob began experimenting with 3D printing. The idea behind this investment, Reiche says, was so that he and I-Wei Huang, the lead character and toy designer, could get a real sense of how their two-dimensional drawings would fare as fleshed-out 3D models. But it wasn’t long before the studio scrapped that particular color 3D-printing process due to the fragility of the printed models. “The next generation of 3D printers went beyond this sort of grainy, but colored surface and became very high-resolution, rigid plastic rubber,” says Reiche. “We could make durable toys; make things that look really close to final in terms of the quality of the surfacing.” If there’s one inevitability surrounding 3D printing that Huang believes in, it’s that in the not-too-distant future, kids will be…
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