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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Team Up and Dress Up with these Skylanders Costumes! – Halloween Costume Ideas and Tips for Kids


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Hey Addicts!

Halloween is just right around the corner so have you thought about costumes yet? If you are looking for some cool costume ideas check out costumeexpress.com they have an awesome selection of costumes especially Skylanders themed ones for all the Portal Masters out there. I personally like the Snap Shot and Kaos costumes would be cool if I could find a Kaos costume in my size lol!

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If you do decide to make a purchase take a picture of what you got and tag us by using the hashtag #SkylanderAddictsLoveCostumeExpress so we can share your awesomeness. BOOM! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Source via: Team Up and Dress Up with these Skylanders Costumes! – Halloween Costume Ideas and Tips for Kids.

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Let’s Hit The Road Skylanders Style!


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Just because summer is winding to an end, doesn’t mean that the fun and adventure has to stop there.  We here at Skylander Addicts want you to share your real-life adventures with your Skylanders, and with us.

Going to the beach for some final summertime fun?  Take a Skylander along!

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Going to an amusement park for some last minute thrills?  Take a Skylander along!

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Even if you are staying close to home, use your Skylanders to help show off your home town. What makes your hometown, your state or even your country unique?  Use your locale as a backdrop to show off your favorite Skylanders.

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Once you have taken your photos, be sure to visit Skylander Addicts & Collectibles on Facebook to share your photo with us.  Also, if you are Instagram, be sure and upload your photos there too.

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When sharing, use the hashtag #skylanderaddictsontheroad  Use your imaginations we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Photos By: Ziotec and LJ The Toy Addict

Superchargers Sea Racing Action Pack Images


Hey Addicts!

These awesome shots were shared with me from my bud in the land of OZ. Thanks Justin once again you are the man! Are you excited about playing the racing mode of the new game? I know I am can’t wait to play with some of you out there finally. Enjoy the images and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Activision Announces New Skylanders Mobile Game – Skylanders Battlecast


OMG! It just keeps getting better! If you are an avid Skylanders junkie like myself you where probably jumping on the furniture, screaming “Boo-Ya-Ka!”at the top of your lungs, calling your best friend to telling him game night has just gotten real! No… that was just me? Aw shucks!

On a serious note today Activision unleashed some of the best news ever in my opinion. Not only will we be getting a new Supercharged Skylanders game, but we also will be getting a new mobile game titled Skylanders Battlecast. This new game uses digital and physical cards. SAY WHAT!!! Yup! Activision is holding no punches this year (Sorry competition, not sorry LOL!).

See for me I get the best of both worlds I get a new Skylanders game and a new card game. I have played card games like Magic, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon for years. Now I’m really into Hearthstone, which is another Activision/Blizzard game involving cards that is just plain addictive in its own right. So I have high hopes and expectations for this game.

Check out the official trailer and press release below to get the scoop on what we can expect to see from Activision with Skylanders Battlecast. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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SKYLANDERS, LEADER OF THE TOYS-TO-LIFE CATEGORY,
 BRINGS CARDS TO LIFE WITH SKYLANDERS BATTLECAST  
Skylanders Delivers Brand-New Adventure with
Free-to-Play Mobile Card Battle Game
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – August 18, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is setting out to create a legendary league of card battlers with the mobile card battle game,Skylanders Battlecast.  Created by the pioneers of the toys-to-life videogame category, Skylanders Battlecast brings cards to life in a new free-to-play mobile adventure, set within the Skylanders universe. The game offers everything from collectibility to strategic card combat, online PvP and an exciting single-player campaign, appealing to both Skylanders fans and classic card battle enthusiasts.Skylanders Battlecast lets players create a team of their favorite heroes and build the ultimate deck for battle.  Fans can master strategic card combinations to become a champion of Skylands.
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“Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc.  “This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile.”
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For Skylanders Battlecast, players can purchase physical card packs at retail, as well as digital card packs in-game.  Players will experience a magic moment by scanning cards with their mobile devices and watching them come to life.  Additionally, fans can scan two character cards to create animated duels in which players can physically interact with the characters.
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“We are bringing physical cards to life in an exciting new way. Activision has assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop an amazing new experience,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, product management, Activision Publishing. “With Skylanders Battlecast, fans can expect the amazing creativity, innovation and fun that Skylanders games are known for delivering.”

Coming in 2016, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

 

 

10 Signs You Might Have A Skylanders Addiction


Are you a super Skylanders fan? No, not just the regular I love this game cause everyone else does kind of fan I mean a die-hard say something about my game and I’ll slap you fan!? Do you think you have a Skylanders addiction? Well here is 10 signs telling you that you just might…

 

 

 

 

Skylanders Starter Packs On Sale At Toy R Us


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Hey Addicts!

This is just a heads up for all of you all that are playing catch up on figures and starters. Toys R Us is having a great sale now all starter packs are 50% off! That’s right 50% off!

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This is an awesome deal for those off us that are completest and like to have everything or if you just couldn’t manage to get them when they were regular priced. Here is a link to order Toys R Us

Hope this helps out until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Skylanders Superchargers Wave 1 Retail Packshot –


S/O to Ghost Roaster for the info via Skylanders Superchargers Wave 1 Retail Packshot –.

Are You Ready To Get Supercharged?


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Who is anxiously counting down the days until SuperChargers releases?  I know we are here at my house!  It has been confirmed by Activision that this release will feature two exciting franchise firsts.  First, knowing this release features vehicles, it seems only fitting that it would also have a racing mode.

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You can race two player head-to-head locally and with up to four players online.  You read that correctly—online.  That’s because in addition to racing, this edition is going to allow for online multiplayer mode.  Have a friend across the pond who is as much of an Addict as you?  Now you can join in the fun together.  That has to be one of the most anticipated new features.  It is the one area where this game has lacked when compared to other games.  It’s great to see Activision finally make this available.

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Have a Wii or Nintendo 3DS?  If so, you can also play an exclusive, dedicated racing combat game.  In your starter pack you will find Bowser and his Sky Cruiser.  Have a WiiU? In your starter pack you will find Donkey Kong and his Land Vehicle.  As if this wasn’t exciting enough, these figures will also be Amiibo compatible.

Don’t have a Nintendo system?  No worries—you can still find Skylanders SuperChargers for your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and IPad.

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SuperChargers hits store shelves September 20 in the US and on September 25 in Europe. Who are you most excited to add to your collection on release day? Let us know in the comments section or on our social sites.

Pre Order Supercharger Variants


Hey all! How ya doing?

You getting excited much? It almost here!!!
Well the variants are now beginning to pop up a little bit of everywhere, now we know of 4 different variants, YES 4!!!

First we have the Supercharger Frightful Fiesta Variant. He is the latest Skylander to join the Holiday Variants and he looks pretty BA! He is exclusive to GameStop stores you can pre-order him here.

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Next up is Steel Plated Smash Hit! His is one gusty squirrel. This variant is exclusive to Best Buy just so get your pre-order in asap!  Doesn’t Smash Hit remind you of a Best Buy variant from the past? You can preorder this awesome figure here.

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Of course we knew there would be Legendary Skylanders as always, but I was totally surprised to see Jet Vac be chosen again. I wonder why they decide to use him instead of another fresh Skylander? He still looks awesome and of course he is only available at Toys R Us stores pre-order him here.

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And finally we have Nitro Stealth Stinger this variant is exclusive to Target you can pre-order this figure here.

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I wonder if there will also be variants of Fiestas vehicle to match the figure as well as Jet Vac’s? Will we be seeing a Nitro Stealth Elf? Who else will we see become variants? I’m not sure I can take many more surprises, but on the other hand Activision please keep them coming! Until next time see u on the skyside!

Supercharged Villains Images Old & New Faces


Hey Addicts!

As we know the villains are back in the new game with a twist. Check out the article I posted with all the info straight from Activision here. Thanks to my Aussie mate Justin for sharing these images with me so that I could share them with you. There are many familiar faces coming back like Chef Pepper Jack and Wolfgang but there are some villains we haven’t seen before like Spellslamzer, which has me excited to play this game even more! You can see the images in the gallery below hope you enjoy them. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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