Daily Archives: July 27, 2015
Congratulations to the Skycast on 25 episodes! via Skylanders Podcast – mini KABOOM.
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.
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.
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.