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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Skylanders Podcast – mini KABOOM


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Congratulations to the Skycast on 25 episodes! via Skylanders Podcast – mini KABOOM.

Source: http://thearcadearchives.com/2015/07/27/breaking-news/

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Home Is Where The Skylanders Are: How We Became A Skylanders Family!


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My name is Jessica, and I am a Skylander aficionado.  I have the pleasure of spending my days with not one, not two, not even three Skylander Addicts.  My husband and our three sons are all clearly Addicts.  If you are keeping count, that’s four.  So, what sets my husband and sons apart and makes them, like you, Addicts?  Well, for us it is a multitude of different things.  The first thing I can think of, I can actually get these guys excited to go shopping.  If I mention wanting to go shopping it is amazing how quickly they will echo one another in their pleas to join me.  Of course they want to join me; just about every store I like to shop at is in a shopping center that includes their favorite Skylander retailers.  I have also been sold on the idea of driving a few towns over to go looking for new releases by being baited with promises of being able to visit stores that aren’t in our usual shopping destination.  What can I say, they know my weakness.

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Another thing that makes my family Addicts, and all of you too I am sure, is that you could play Skylanders 24/7 and never tire of it.  My family would play this game all day, every day if you let them.  I am not even sure that they would stop to eat.  That’s probably my favorite thing about the game though.  I love that it is something that they actually want to do together.  It’s amazing—my boys can actually occupy the same air space for more than five minutes without aggravating one another if they are playing.  It’s a pneumonia that can’t be explained.  For, while they are engaged in the goings on of Skylands, they can get along.  I also like that this is something even I, my non-gamer self, can play with the kids.  Of course, I am probably not as fun as playing with dad because I require constant help, but I can play.  Skylanders brings us together and for that, I am forever grateful.

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As I am sure you know, being a Skylander Addict is so much more than liking a game.  It’s a lifestyle.  We have posters.  We have clothes.  We have buttons.  I could go on and on.  We have had themed parties and read books. Pretty much, if it has been branded with Skylanders, it can probably be located in my house.  I have probably spent a small fortune feeding the addiction, but you know what?  I don’t mind.  There is something about the game, the characters—I just can’t say no.

Update !! Racing Packs, photos, pictures – Leak! Wave 1 with High Volt, Nightfall & Smash it! |


Hey Addicts!

Our very own @ziotec999 was credited in this article from MySkylanders.De. Awesome work Ziotec as always.

via Update !! Racing Packs, photos, pictures – Leak! Wave 1 with High Volt, Nightfall & Smash it! |.

Superchargers Wave 1-3: Probable list |


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Hey Addicts!

Myskylanders.de posted a list of what we can expect to see in the first three waves. I looks pretty legit to me check it out and let me know what you think about it.

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Dark Edition Wii Starters And Dark Bowser Exclusive To Toys R Us


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Hey Addicts!

A few weeks ago the Dark Edition starter packs were announced at SDCC all the starter packs went up for sale that week except the Wii Starters. It had some of us thinking it would be region locked or that a Wii version was not being made. I kept trying to reassure some of you that there would indeed be a starter pack for the Wii console’s I just hadn’t figured out why they were not available yet until now.

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Recently Toys R Us announced that the Dark Edition Wii Starters and Dark Bowser would be exclusive to Toys R Us stores. See good things come to those who wait 🙂

If you are a completest like myself or you have a crazy Amiibo addiction like most of us Amiibo collectors then you will want to get your hands on this one before they are gone.

Until Next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Game Changer: Skylanders Goes Online!


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SDCC 2015 kicked off in high gear this year and the fans loved it! Many companies such as Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Lego, IDW, Funko and of course Activision once again showcased our favorite franchise and announced that we will be getting more Eon Elite figures and another Dark Edition starter pack with the release of the new game.

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You can learn more about the dark edition and the Elite’s here. I added some images on the Facebook page thanks to my buddy @ziotec999 showing us some new vehicles and Skylanders. For the first time we finally get to see what Astroblast who is a Light Elemnt Skylander looks like as well as his vehicle and I must say it looks pretty sweet!

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We also got a chance to see what Lava Lance Eruptor’s vehicle would like it is called the Burn-Cycle and it is BA!

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Also first time images of Big Bubble Pop Fizz and his vehicle the Soda Skimmer as well as newcomer Thrillipede and his vehicle Buzz Wing.

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A new combo pack is being introduced it is called a Racing Action Pack. It will include 1 – Skylander, 1 – Vehicle, and 1 – Trophy, which will give Portal Masters the ability to race with villains. As you can see from the image below the Golden Queen Trophy is included in this R.A.P.

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One major thing that stuck out like a sore thumb from the images was that we will now be able to race head to head with other players and finally be able to do co-op missions with our friends now that Online Multi-Player Mode has been added.

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This is BOOMTASTIC! I have prayed for an online mode as most of you have. Now that we have it I hope that they will bring back PVP mode. It would be awesome to battle other portal masters around the world see who has the best Skylanders. Only time will tell, but I’ll tell you what this has me even more excited to play this game and see what else will happen with this franchise now that we can play online.

Are you excited about the addition of an online gaming experience? Sound off in the comments or on the Facebook page. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Bowser And DK Get A Dark Make-Over Skylanders Style! Plus New Eon’s Elite Figures!


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As you may have read from my earlier post that we were expecting some sort of announcement today about the release of a Dark Starter Pack for Skylanders Superchargers. What we didn’t expect was this!

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Yes! we will be getting  Dark Versions of Donkey Kong & Bowser with Dark versions of their vehicles as well as what is referred to as a Kaos Trophy, which will be the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content . Here is what the official press release had to say about this momentous occasion:

skylanderaddictsSKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR

AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015

Attendees among First in the World to Play 

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition,

Including Dark Versions of Donkey Kong™ & Bowser™,

and Check out Collectible Toy Line Eon’s Elite

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 7, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is supercharging Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 with Skylanders, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life and now Vehicles-to-Life videogame franchise.  Activision will reveal the new Skylanders® SuperChargers Dark Edition at the convention where attendees will be among the first consumers in the world to play the game with dark versions of the Starter Pack characters, including Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle; and Skylanders fan-favorite Stealth Elf in a new Dark version.  As an extra bonus, fans can pre-order the Skylanders SuperChargersDark Edition Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth #121 and Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  North American fans who can’t make it to the convention can pre-order online beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.  Skylanders Comic-Con offerings also include a first-look at the highly collectible figures from the all-new Eon’s Elite lineup, as well as the popular franchise-inspired comic book series, Mad Libs and costumes.

The Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition includes unique toys that true Portal Masters will want in their collections.  All Dark Edition Starter Packs will be available for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and include Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, a two-sided ultimate collector poster and the highly sought-after Kaos Trophy, which is the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content.

Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow will be available exclusively in the Dark Edition Starter Packs for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4. The Wii U™ Dark Edition Starter Pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster, exclusively. A different, unique adventure including Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system.

Yes you read that right we will also be seeing some new Eon Elite Characters! There are six new Eon’s Elite Characters being released, but there has been a change in what retailer will be carrying them. Toy R Us will be stocking shelves this time with the 1st Wave will consist of 3 characters (Voodood, Zook, and Slam Bam) beginning in November. The 2nd Wave will include the remaining 3 characters ( Ghost Roaster, Boomer, and Dino-Rang) and will be released in December. Notice that there are only six of the forgotten 8 included in the Series 2 run of Elite’s.

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Does that mean we may see the last two at special events or with a Frito Lay competition or two? I’m praying they release the other two as well (On knees crying out to the Skylanders Gods!). They will be priced at $19.99 each which is cheaper than the $24.99 price tag GameStop has with the first series. Guess that means we will see a price drop in the first run of figures at GameStop that is good news for us that still need them. Here is more from the press release:

“This year Skylanders, the original toys-to-life franchise, gets a boost of high-octane gameplay and innovation by bringing toy vehicles to life for kids with SkylandersSuperChargers,” said John Coyne, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc.  “We look forward to fans checking out our Dark Edition and Eon’s Elite offerings for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con.”

Eon’s Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items.  This year’s fan-favorite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang and will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The first wave of Eon’s Elite characters — Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood — are Toys”R”Us exclusives and will be available starting November. The second wave of heroes, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang, will be available in December.

For those of you that are attending SDCC 2015 this year you can stop by booth #121 to get your chance to play the Dark Edition first hand before other Portal Masters and get some bragging rights LOL! Here is a list and schedule of where you can find Activision and the Skylanders at the event.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees can check out Skylanders at the following activations:

  • Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #121): Fans can get hands-on with the new
    Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition; check out all-new Eon’s Elitecollectible figures; take photos inside a life-sized Hot Streak vehicle or with Kaos and Spitfire statues; say hello to life-sized costumed characters Eruptor, Gill Grunt and Jet Vac; and collect giveaways all weekend long while supplies last — including Skylanders buttons and event-exclusive Hot Streak vehicle toys each morning starting at 10 a.m. PT.
  • Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2743): Leading comic book publisher IDW will have copies of the Skylanders comic books series available for purchase. Attendees also will learn more about Rift into Overdrive, IDW’s latest Skylanders offering and prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers– available for preorder now online.  Fico Ossio, the comic book’s lead artist, will be onsite for signings on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.
  • Mad Libs (Booth #1032): Attendees can purchase the popular Skylanders Universe™ Mad Libs. Fans receive a free tote bag with a purchase of three Mad Libs!
  • Nintendo Game Lounge (Marriott Marquis and Marina): Convention goers can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers and collect limited edition Skylanders-themed air fresheners while supplies last.  Hours:ThursdaySaturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Penguin (Booth #1514):  Fans can purchase Penguin’s Skylanders Universe™series of books.
  • Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can purchase costumes at Rubie’s booth.
  • Xbox Lounge (Manchester Grand Hyatt): SDCC badge-holders can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers, pre-order the game, enter to win a custom Skylanders SuperChargers Xbox One console on July 9, and collect special Skylanders posters while supplies last.  Follow us on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame for contest details. The Xbox Lounge hours: ThursdaySaturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Man there is a lot of fun to be had at SDCC for Skylanders Fans if you happen to be one of the lucky folks attending take some pictures and tag Skylander Addicts in them so we can see how much fun you are having. For those of us not attending the event you can still pre-order the Dark Edition starting today. How many of you Addict Portal Masters will be getting the Dark Starter? I will be getting all 3 Dark Edition Starter Packs, which is a pain to do, but I want all the Dark figures so I’ll forking over $300 plus just on starters. I wish there was a way to get them all and not have to buy all these starters. I would use the extra cash on more Skylanders anyway, but still. Any who, enjoy the images in the gallery and check out the Facebook page for more images. As always until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Skylanders Game Teases Fans With Dark News


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Some of you may have missed this yesterday so I thought that I would post about it here. The Skylanders Game released a few images on their social media sites the first image (see below) was posted on the Skylanders Italy fan page with the caption:

Attenti Padroni dei Portali, qualcosa di molto oscuro si sta avvicinando…

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When translated the caption pretty much reads: “Beware Portal Masters! Something really dark is coming…”

Later the same day the UK Skylanders game page posted this image (see below) with this caption:

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We’ve got a dark, dark secret to unveil tomorrow. What could this mean, Portal Masters?
You know us, we can’t keep a secret quiet for long – Drop back tomorrow afternoon for an exclusive look…

SDCC is this week and if you remember at last year’s event Activision announced the release of the Trap Team Dark Starter packs. I assume that the same thing will happen again this year with Superchargers.

What will we see in the starter packs?

Well from the looks of things we will be getting 2 Dark vehicles (see images below) and some sort of Kaos item not sure what it is, but my guess is that it will be a dark version of the Kaos Doomstation.

 

 

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Will we also get Dark Skylanders figures?

I am sure we will but they have just not been unveiled yet, but from the images we can assume that there will be dark versions of Spitfire and Nightfall since we are getting there vehicles. I will do an update post once I get more information.

I hope you enjoy all the images, take a min to share us with your friends, tell me what you think about this any questions or concerns, and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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