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I recently saw this on the Previews website and thought I would share it with you all. Comic book shops around the world will be celebrating Halloween ComicFest 2015. What is Halloween ComicFest? It is basically Free comic book day in the fall. There is a great selection of titles to choose from this year. The best part for us Skylanders Addicts is that an IDW Skylanders Mini-Comic will be included in this years celebration.
This issue reprints a special selection from the Skylanders: Light in the Dark storyline featured in Skylanders Volume 4 coming next month! Want to know more about Halloween ComicFest 2015 and get a preview of the mini comic? Click the link below. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Source: Halloween ComicFest 2015
I recently got my hardcover version of the latest Skylanders comic titled “Rift Into Overdrive”. The cover art looks fantastic and the story so far is pretty sweet. The book starts with Skylanders enjoying some down time at the Academy partaking in a carnival. Kaos is showing off his good side since he has been captured and forced to be rehabilitated, but is Kaos trying to pull a fast one over on the Skylanders? Take a look at the preview images and tell me what you think.
Want more? Then you will have to get yourself a copy to see what Kaos and Glumshanks are up to. If you haven’t already pre-ordered and are looking to add this book to your collection, just click the link to Midtown Comics and they will take care of you.
Personally I buy most of my comics from Midtown. They have great prices, awesome customer service, and shipping is BOOMTASTIC! Your book(s) will come shipped in a special cardboard box, inside of a midtown brown bag, and each comic will come with a carboard backing inside of a plastic resealable sleeve. Perfect for all of us collectors that like to keep collectibles mint. Order today and save 15% off the original price! Tell ’em we sent ya! 😉
Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Only 5 more days until release day! Are you ready to get Supercharged?
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!
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:
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.
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:Thursday – Saturday, 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: Thursday – Saturday, 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!
Well it’s the moment you all have waited for the 1st Annual Skylander Addicts 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! So without further ado here is Day 1 of the giveaway.
Here is how things will work. For the next 12 days we will be giving something away on one of our social media pages. Each day I will tell you what page or site the giveaway will be held. Each giveaway is only for the social site it is announced on. For example, our first contest will be on Facebook strictly for our Facebook readers.
So just follow the rules Like the post, Share the post, Comment on the post and you will be entered for a chance to win this set of TRU Exclusive Skylanders Micro Mini Comics by IDW & Activision Publishing.
Remember you must be a member of our Facebook page to be a winner so hit that like button to make sure your entry is counted. There is a link here that will take you right to us. Good Luck Addicts & until next time I will catch you on the SKYSIDE!
A few weeks ago I was privileged to receive an email from a PR person at IDW asking if I would like to review the new Mini Comics. Of course my answer was a big fat “YES!” So, about a week after that I got a package in the mail came nicely bubble wrapped with care, great job IDW with packing the box by the way. Proper packing is key in this game called collecting it can make and break you. There are still a few companies that don’t get the concept yet.
Anywho, check out the video below to get a closer look at the comics. If you don’t already own them I suggest getting to your local Toys R Us, GameStop, and Comic Book Shop immediately! Midtown Comics is a great place to shop for your comic book needs If you haven’t heard of this place you are missing out on one heck of an experience IMO. Not only do they have a huge store in NYC, but they have an online store as well with great prices, subscription and back stock options.
I have gotten pretty much all of my comics from this company and I am rather pleased with the orders I made through them. They came perfectly mint inside of a brown bag then that bag was placed inside of a special cardboard box that kept everything in place. They are definitely one of my favorite collectible retailers when you order or visit their store tell them LJ The Toy Addict sent cha! Take a look at the gallery to see the cover art for the latest Skylanders Comic Book. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
We have seen a lot of info come out as we get closer and closer to the big day. So many new things are being released with Trap Team I start sweating thinking about all the money I am about to shell out 😀 I am sure a lot of you are with me. I mean with traps, figures, starters, and if you are like me Topps, Mega Bloks stuff and now IDW Comics how will one keep up! I already have my plan for release day as I am sure most of you do. Well I got some really cool info to share with you all that are excited about the comic book series. As most of you already know Skylanders debuted the new comic book series by IDW at this years SDCC (San-Diego Comic Con) and it was a major hit! There were two variant covers of issue #0 one with a Convention Exclusive 2014 label in the left corner as you can see in the picture below…
The other variant cover does not include the same label here is what it looks like if you don’t already know…
I have had the opportunity of being able to grab one of these from SDCC and I love it! I still need to get the first cover, but I am already working on get it as we speak. Last week it came to my attention by way of fellow addict Kristina Silva that the Granite State Comic Con or GraniteCon held in Manchester, NH is going to have it’s own variant cover. This variant cover will be for issue #0 here is what it looks like…
If you are attending this years GraniteCon you will have a chance to meet some really cool people that are involved in the making of the games and comics like these guys…
Voice Actor-Richard Horvitz (Kaos)
They will be involved in a Skylanders Panel at this years GraniteCon as well as signing autographs. The comic book is $10 and if they go by last years prices autographs will be $20. As I was searching for info about GraniteCon i came across this…
It looks like another variant cover for issue #1. Here is what the regular cover of issue #1 looks like…
From what it looks like there will be a lot of variant covers for this series. I plan on having them all including the hardcover copy available to pre-order online. I included a few pages from the comics in the gallery for those of you that have not seen it yet. Do you have issue #0? Will you be getting issue #1? If you do own it what do you think about the comics so far?Let me know in the comments. I personally enjoyed the comic book very much the artwork and storyline so far are great I can’t wait to see more.
If you would like more information about GraniteCon check out their Facebook page. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Looks like Toys R Us will be selling exclusive Skylanders Legendary Traps inside of their exclusive IDW Micro Fun Packs. Rob from Coin-OpTV created a pretty detailed youtube video about what we can expect to see in the packs. Check out the video on CoinOpTV’s Youtube channel. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!