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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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Activision Shows Up and Brings The Stars Out At E3 2015


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Hey Addicts!

This was one heck of a year for Activision at the E3 2015 event they held nothing back with all the reveals. I mean the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Guitar Hero, Destiny, and our favorite Skylanders Superchargers look like they all will be exciting games to play this year. I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series as well as Guitar Hero it is nice to see it come back. Seems that there were a lot of people who were pretty excited to see what Activision had in store for us gamers.

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Emily Osment

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Bella Thorne

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Ty Simpkins

Lots of celebrities visited the Activision E3 booth this year such as Emily Osment, Bella Thorn, Ty Simpkins, Neal McDonough, and Josh Duhamel who both by the way are voicing characters in the new Skylanders game.

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Duhamel is voicing the character High Volt and McDonough is voicing the character Astro Blast. I’m sure there will be more celebrity surprises that we don’t know about to come. Check out the press release from the event and enjoy all the images of the event and more Skylanders E3 images until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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ACTIVISION OPENS E3 2015 WITH MOST IMPRESSIVE 

LINEUP IN COMPANY HISTORY

                                                Offers Ultimate Hands-on Experience for All Four Tentpole Franchises

 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Delivers First-Ever Multiplayer Hands-on Reveal at E3

Worldwide Hands-on Debut of New Destiny: The Taken King

First Hands-on With Skylanders SuperChargers

Including Newly Revealed Nintendo Guest Stars

 Premiere of GHTV, the World’s First Playable Music Video Network in Guitar Hero Live; Fans Who Pre-Order the Game Get Access to Bonus Premium Content from Multi-Platinum Artist Avenged Sevenfold

Santa Monica, CA – June 16, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), for the first time on next-generation consoles is delivering hands-on gameplay across all of its franchises at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16-18.

Starting today, June 16, the company will debut the highly-anticipated follow up to the most played series in Call of Duty® history – Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, while showcasing a completely re-imagined Guitar Hero with true, breakthrough innovation in Guitar Hero® Live and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.  Additionally, Skylanders® returns this year bringing a new category of toys to life – vehicles.  Skylanders® SuperChargers expands the franchise’s signature gameplay with an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands.  Show attendees will also be able to play the next evolution of Destiny, The Taken King, which is the first major expansion for the franchise, featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid.  All playable on the show floor at Activision’s booth located in the South Hall, Booth #1647.

“This slate is built on innovation, creativity and quality, so it was an easy choice to deliver a fully hands-on experience this year at E3,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.  “Call of Duty: Black Ops III pushes the most played series in Call of Duty history to a new level; Skylanders SuperChargers delivers a completely new way to play the most popular kids game on the planet; Destiny: The Taken King adds an entirely new saga to the #1 top-selling new video game IP of 2014 in North America and Europe, and Guitar Hero Live brings the iconic franchise back to a new generation of players with breakthrough innovation. And there’s no better way to show people what we’re talking about than to let them play.”

*According to the NPD Group, GfK and Chart-track

Activision’s E3 Slate Includes:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Developed by award-winning developer Treyarch,Call of Duty: Black Ops III redefines how Call of Duty is played. The game is set in the year 2065, where bio augmentation and Cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  This elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter. Black Ops III also offers the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty, and, a mind-blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC; a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 version are also in development. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

In addition to the first ever Call of Duty multiplayer hands-on at E3, for the first time Call of Duty: Black Ops III also will be available for viewing in the Sony PlayStation booth, located in the West Hall, booth #4522.  This follows the announcement from Sony PlayStation and Activision that starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty DLC map packs will debut first on PlayStation, and this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will launch first on PlayStation 4 in August.

Guitar Hero Live – The pop culture phenomenon that introduced a new way to interact with music is back with the all-new Guitar Hero Live, featuring breakthrough innovations that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star.  Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two powerful ways to play, including GH Live, a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.

GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react to how well or poorly you play. As the lead guitarist, you play an array of songs in a variety of venues, ranging from the smallest club stage to the massive main stage of an outdoor festival.  GHTV is a 24-hour, always-on mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos – across a wide variety of genres – from the newest releases to favorite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand.  In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room or against players from around the world, while completing challenges along the way for sweet rewards.  Guitar Hero Livewill be available October 20, 2015, and on October 23 in Europe, on the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system and select mobile devices to be announced soon.  The game is rated “T” for Teen (Lyrics).  Through a one-of-a-kind partnership, fans can pre-order their copy at select retailers worldwide and get access to bonus content from multi-platinum artist Avenged Sevenfold, which includes premium shows, custom note highways and more.  Visit http://www.guitarhero.com/bonus for more details.  For more information about Guitar Hero Live, please visithttp://www.guitarhero.com,www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Destiny – From Bungie, and Activision comes Destiny: The Taken King, a major expansion and by far the largest addition to the Destiny universe yet. Featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and an all-new Raid, Destiny: The Taken King will put player’s skills to the ultimate test. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear.  The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. At launch PlayStation® gamers will also get access to a host of additional content for The Taken King, including a Strike, a Crucible map, three sets of gear and an exotic weapon, exclusive until Fall 2016. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels atwww.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.

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Skylanders SuperChargers – Rev your engines! Skylanders®, the #1 kids’ console franchise worldwide(1) is taking to Land, Sea and Air with Skylanders SuperChargers this fall. Skylanders SuperChargers is an unprecedented high-octane, action-adventure videogame where fans can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms. The new game features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. The trailblazing vehicles-to-life innovation of the game is realized when players take helm as Skylanders of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles. Not only are the vehicles playable via the Portal of Power® in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Portal Masters will also have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons.

Additionally, Activision and Nintendo announced a landmark creative collaboration today that brings major star power to Skylanders SuperChargers with the introduction of iconic Nintendo characters to the game – Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser.  Each character will have their own signature vehicles and will be available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Nintendo platforms. Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®3 system, iPad and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different and unique adventure will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand; and on September 25 in Europe.For more information, visit: www.skylanders.com, www.youtube.com/skylandersgame  or follow @SkylandersGame on Twitter and Facebook or @SkylandersTheGame onInstagram.

 

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Are You Ready For The Super Charged E3 Skylanders Unveiling


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I have been out-of-town for the past few weeks so I haven’t been able to post any info, but I am stoked for E3 like most of you are. It will be announced at 12:00 pm tomorrow and I bet there will be a lot of stuff to be seen. Nothing to share as of yet besides Nintendo is now teaming up with Activision to support Amiibos, which I think will be an awesome venture for both companies. Check out the image below.

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I’m over the moon to see Bowser and DK join the Skylanders in this adventure. They will be availble in Wii, Wii U, and 3DS starters from what I can see, but my question is will these be the only Amiibos? I’m sure there will be more I mean how can you have Bowser without Mario?

There is a new E3 exclusive this year and it isn’t a Skylander per say. This year we will be getting an exclusive variant of Hot Streak and I must say the color scheme is pretty awesome!

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According to press releases there will be new and returning licenses coming out with the release of the new game as well.Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 2.41.15 PMMan there is a lot of stuff coming with this new release licenses galore glad to see that things will be a bit different from it was last year. I didn’t notice as many licenses in 2014. I know there will be so much more info so I’ll be posting as I get it when I can as I’m still on the road. I’ve got one more image that you may not have seen check this out!

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This Skylanders name is Fiesta I guess it is safe to assume he was inspired by the Mexican Day of The Dead holiday and art. He looks BOOMTASTIC! I’m so full from all this Skylanders info I feel like I am going to burst! Yet I still keep screaming FEED ME MORE! LOL! How do you all feel about the new look of the characters and vehicles? Will you be adding the new Skylanders Amiibos to your collection? I know I will and if you are as addicted to Skylanders as I am you will too. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Skylanders Comes To GraniteCon 2014


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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…

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The other variant cover does not include the same label here is what it looks like if you don’t already know…

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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…

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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…

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Writer-Ron Marz

 

Writer/Artist-David Rodriguez

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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…

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It looks like another variant cover for issue #1. Here is what the regular cover of issue #1 looks like…

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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!

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Skylanders Sidekicks Get An Upgrade! Activision Announces Skylanders Minis


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Hey Addicts!
It has been an exciting few weeks with all of the events and updates about Skylanders Trap Team. Yesterday we found out that there would be a Skylanders Trap Team tablet version being released. Well late last night pictures started floating around Instagram of the Trap Team poster featuring a few new sidekicks. This morning Activision announced that the sidekicks were getting an upgrade and where now called Skylanders Minis. During Gamescom 2014 not only will you be able to be one of the first to play with the new Skylanders Minis, but you will also get to play two of Activisions highly anticapted releases Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny. Check out the press release I got this morning.
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ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. IS HANDS-ON AT GAMESCOM 2014 WITH

CALL OF DUTY®: ADVANCED WARFARE, DESTINY AND

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ GAMES PLAYABLE AT THE SHOW

European fans to get first hands-on

with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

 Destiny is GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP in history; fans to put their competitive multiplayer skills to the test in The Crucible

Skylanders Trap Team brings big surprises in small packages with first playable hands-on of new Skylanders Mini characters

Cologne, Germany – August 13, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will showcase a blockbuster line-up of some of the world’s most anticipated next-generation gaming releases at Gamescom 2014.

 

Kicking off on Wednesday 13th August at the Koelnmesse GmbH Exhibition Centre in Cologne, Germany, Activision will be offering consumers and industry influencers the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the biggest titles of the year.   Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare will be playable in the Microsoft booth located in Hall 5.2, Destiny will be playable in the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth, located in Hall 7.1 and Skylanders Trap Team will debut a new line of small-but-mighty characters in the Family Area, Hall 10.2.

 

“This September, October and November, we’re releasing three of the most talked about games in the industry, and perhaps our best slate ever. Destiny is the most pre-ordered new IP in history. Skylanders Trap Team is yet another breakthrough innovation for the biggest kids’ video game in the world*. And Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a creative leap forward for the biggest franchise in the industry,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “With all of the hours of great games to be played, we apologize to spouses, bosses and significant others of every stripe in advance.”

 

Activision’s Gamescom 2014 line-up includes:

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty® multiplayer enters a new era for the popular award-winning franchise.  Gamescom 2014 will see the global reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer with fans getting the very first hands on anywhere in the world.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is primed to deliver a thrilling blockbuster experience, packed with cutting-edge technology such as the exoskeleton, which changes the way gamers will play the game, and a brand-new weapon class, load-out system, endless customization and more, creating an in-depth, robust and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is being developed by Sledgehammer Games specifically for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC. Versions for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system are also in development.  The game is expected to release on November 4, 2014. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is rated M for Mature.

 

Destiny

From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, comes Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment that brings first-person action gamers together in a shared, persistent online world filled with epic adventures. Gamescom 2014 will showcase Destiny’s competitive multiplayer, The Crucible, with announcements of the modes, maps and playlists that will be available at launch. Multiplayer playlists will mix up the gameplay with special rotating events, such as the Iron Banner, which allows players to enter battle against one another with no combat level restrictions.  Destiny will also feature an exclusive map called Exodus Blue for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners, which will remain exclusive until at least Fall of 2015.

 

Fans visiting the SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth in Hall 7.1 will be able to compete head-to-head in the intense action of competitive multiplayer in The Crucible and on Saturday and Sunday top scorers in each gameplay session will be awarded a limited edition Destiny T-Shirt. The booth will also feature a custom-built ‘Sparrow’ statue, offering visitors a chance to create and upload their very own Destiny photo moment.

 

With four weeks to go before Destiny’s launch, global retailer GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Bob Puzon, said “With the launch of Activision’sDestiny just around the corner, our GameStop associates are working diligently to prepare for what is currently our highest pre-ordered new IP in history.  Based on the consumer excitement we are encountering in our stores every day, Destiny is on track to deliver a tremendous gaming experience.”

 

Destiny will be available on September 9 for the PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the officialDestiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers atwww.Bungie.net.

 

Skylanders Trap Team

Developed by Toys for Bob, creators of the Toys-to-Life™ phenomenon,Skylanders Trap Team reverses the magic of its signature play pattern — letting kids take villains out of the digital world and transport them into the physical world, where they are captured in magical Traps — bringing both Toys-to-Life and life to toys. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good in an all-new adventure.

 

Fans attending Gamescom will get a special Skylanders® treat — the first hands-on opportunity to play Skylanders Trap Team with a new line of cute, pocket-sizedSkylanders characters, called Skylanders Minis. Sixteen of the smallest but surprisingly powerful Skylanders are now joining the fight against Skylands’ most nefarious villains.  Diminutive in stature but mighty in battle, Skylanders Miniswill deliver a full Skylanders wallop as completely playable characters with upgrades and abilities, just like any other Skylanders, including the ability to trap villains.

 

At Gamescom, visitors in the Gamescom Family Area ((Hall 10.2) — who are “mini” enough to enter the smallest booth Activision has ever built — will be able to play with the new Minis.  Only those that meet the Skylanders Mini booth’s required height restrictions will get the chance to be the first in the world to play with five of the new Minis: Spry, Mini Jini, Drobit, Trigger Snappy and Hijinx. Visitors to the Family area will also have the chance to visit the Skylanders photo booth, where fans can be photographed as if they’ve been ‘trapped’ in Traptanium, just like the infamous villains in the game.

 

Ahead of Gamescom, Activision also announced that it is bringing the completeSkylanders Trap Team videogame to tablets at launch, marking the first time a fullSkylanders game will be available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablet devices[1] day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience, with console-quality graphics[i] and high performance game controls as its console counterpart, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise. It is playable with touch controls or a Bluetooth® enabled controller that comes with the tablet Starter Pack.

 

Skylanders Trap Team will be available on October 10 in Europe, October 5 in North America and October 2 in Australia/New Zealand on the following platforms: a variety of iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation 4 system; PlayStation 3 system; Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

 

Looks like it is going to be an awesome event I would love to be able to play with the little guys I’m excited to see that they no longer just follow you around and that they get to be upgraded just like regular Skylanders. I hope we will get more Skylanders minis in the future as more games are released. Are you excited about the new minis? Let me know by leaving a comment. There are some awesome images in the gallery of new characters and toys check them out at your leisure. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Blogger Bash NYC


This looks interesting I will have to check this out next year.

Leah's Life: Pearls and Oysters

Whenever fellow bloggers ask about which conferences I am or am not going to, or when asked if I’ll be at Blogher I joke that I’m allergic to those kind of conferences. The truth is I won’t break out into hives at one of the big blogger conferences, but at this moment in time for me as a person, a mother, and a blogger I just don’t think I am ready to participate fully.  Last week I went to Blogger Bash which integrated speakers, brands, philanthropy and bloggers into a jam-packed two day event in NYC.

Just my friend Lava B. Eruptor and I hanging out in NYC at Blogger Bash. Just my friend Lava B. Eruptor and I hanging out in NYC at Blogger Bash.

Although I’m still terrible at the networking and schmoozing part, I managed to do a little and get a lot out of the event.  Blogger Bash was divided into several parts.  There was the VIP experience, followed by Sweet…

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Sunderland Airshow 2014


http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=8205   
So we went along to the sunderland airshow yesturday and it was great if u missed out going yesturday then get over there today for the last day of the event!!! We took a few skylanders along for the day out and they like us had liads if fun!!!

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#rnli    a very worthy charity!!!

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There was a race to get to the sea!!!

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Group photo

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Then the air figures wanted to join in so heres there pics also

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All in all it was a really great day out and very hot!!! Hope those of you who live local can go its 100% worth the trip.

Happy hunting my looney lander lot and see u on the skyside

Skylanders Announces Eon’s Elite


Hey Addicts!

Today we saw some really awesome stuff at SDCC the most exciting news besides the comic book series was the revealing of the new line of Skylander figures. Activision is bringing us Skylanders Eon’s Elite a homage to 8 characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. Check out the press release and images of the new figures they look BOOMTASTIC! with their new paint jobs and extremely cool display cases.

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SKYLANDERS BRINGS PREMIUM TOY LINE

“EON’S ELITE” TO FANS THIS FALL 

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 24, 2014  – Today at San Diego Comic-Con,  Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.(NASDAQ: ATVI) announced plans to  bring “Eon’s Elite,” a new set of premium toys, to Skylanders® fans worldwide this fall. The limited edition Eon’s Elite will introduce eight must-have collectible versions of fan-favorite Skylanders characters, beginning with Spyro and Chop Chop.

 

The heroes  in the “Eon’s Elite” roster hail from the original Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® and have been carefully selected by Master Eon for displaying undaunted courage and commitment to defending all of Skylands.  Eon’s Elite features a never-before-seen decoration with a distinct, metallic finish and a golden base that sets them apart from other Skylanders toys.  Each of these special edition toys will be offered in premium foil packaging and also features a display case with a 3D lenticular background. Additionally, when played in-game, Eon’s Elite will be up to three times as powerful over other characters, which represents the biggest in-game boosts ever incorporated into a Skylanders toy to date.

 

“Eon’s Elite represents the most iconic characters from the original Skylanders game that started it all,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of product marketing at Activision Publishing. “These eight toys are not only premium quality but also honor the characters’ strength, courage and commitment. We’re excited to extend our fans’ collections with this new line.”

 

Eon’s Elite characters will be available in limited quantities at GameStop and EB Games stores in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and select retailers in Europe this fall while supplies last.

 

 

 

 

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So far we know of 2 figures that will be released who else do you think will be a part of the 8 figure series? Will you be getting these Skylanders? I know I will I gotta have them all I’m an addict! LOL! Well that’s all for now until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Skylanders Goes Dark At SDCC


Hey Addicts!

I have been under the weather so I haven’t been able to be on top of everything as I would like. I wanted to do a quick post about every thing that is going on at SDCC this weekend with Activision and our favorite franchise. As we know the Dark Edition is no longer a rumor I did a quick post about it the other day. Actvision sent me an email with more info about everything so here it goes.

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ATTENTION FOOLISH HUMAN FOOLS!

 SKYLANDERS “GOES DARK” AT COMIC-CON® 

INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO
 

Skylanders Trap Team™ Dark Edition Featuring Ultimate Kaos Trap Debuts

Activations Include Consumer Hands-on Gameplay, 

First-Ever Skylanders Comic Book Unveiling

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 21, 2014 –  For the first time, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI),brings Skylanders®, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life™ video game franchise(1), to Comic-Con International: San Diego. Starting Thursday, July 24, fans descending upon San Diego Comic-Con will be among the first in the world to get a look into the Skylanders universe, including new toys, and hands-on Skylanders Trap Teamgameplay, with more news to come.  Attendees will be the first consumers to check out the new Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack toys and will be able to pre-order the Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth (#303).  North American fans who can’t wait for the convention to start can pre-order the Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.

 

The Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition is a true collector’s starter pack that includes the special Ultimate Kaos Trap, which allows Portal Masters to trap and play as Kaos when the game launches in North America on October 5.  The Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack features the Ultimate Kaos Trap, a special, larger-sized Trap to capture Skylands’ #1 villain. The Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition will also feature two Traps; exclusive black and silver variant designs of new characters Snap Shot, Wildfire and Food Fight; a two-sided ultimate collector poster; sticker sheets and trading cards. The Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack will be available on Xbox 360™ games and entertainment system from Microsoft; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system; PlayStation® 4 and Nintendo’s Wii™ and Wii U™ systems for a suggested retail price of $99.

 

“In just 33 months, the Skylanders franchise has grown into a pop-culture phenomenon,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of product management at Activision Publishing, Inc. “What better way to honor our fans, many of whom attend San Diego Comic-Con, than to give them new ways to experience the game firsthand? With the Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition, #0 issue of the officialSkylanders comic and additional surprises to come, we have more to offer fans than ever before.”

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

  • Skylanders Panel (Room 7AB): “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life” panel on Thursday, July 24th from 6-7 p.m., moderated by Geoff Keighley, will offer insights into one of the world’s most beloved Toys-to-Life video game franchises, as well as a major announcement about new Skylanders characters. Speakers include: comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Billy and Mandy, Invader Zim), and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang. New updatesto the Skylanders franchise will be revealed, and fans will leave withSkylanders giveaways, while supplies last.
  • Skylanders Costume Contest (Room 7AB): Activision will award more than $5,000 in cash prizes and rare toys to the best Skylanders costumes at the panel on Thursday.
  • Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #303): Fans can check out new Skylanders Trap Team toys, pose with Skylanders‘ #1 villain Kaos and costume characters,and receive giveaways while supplies last.
  • Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2643): Leading comic book publisher IDW will debut the first-ever Skylanders comic-book series.Issue #0 – debuting at Comic-Con – will feature an introductory 16-page story that serves as a prequel to this year’s Skylanders Trap Team.  Limited copies of a variant cover of the comic book will be available for purchase exclusively for attendees.
  • First Public Hands-on Opportunities (Various Locations): Fans can be the first consumers in the world to play the upcoming Skylanders Trap Teamat several locations and receive special giveaways while supplies last:Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour kicking off in the Interactive Zone at Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Lot (no SDCC badge required); the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Ballroom, Marriott Marquis & Marina (no SDCC badge required); and the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt at 1 Market Place (SDCC badge required). While at the Xbox Lounge, fans can win a collectible Skylanders-themed Xbox One.
  • Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can get a sneak peek at the new Skylanders Halloween costumes available this fall at Rubie’s booth.
  • Mad Libs Pop-Up Shop (Booth #4612):Attendees can get their hands on the popular Skylanders Universe Mad Libs, featuring more than 20 original stories, available for purchase at the Mad Libs Pop-Up Shop.
  • Special Kids Day Activities – Sunday, July 27 (Various Locations):   Kids who play the game at the Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour in the Interactive Zone will receive special giveaways, while supplies last.  Fans can also stop by the Penguin Publishing booth to pick up their limited edition Skylanders activity poster, while supplies last. Kids will also get a peek into the Skylanders comic book at IDW’s Kids Comics Panel on Sunday at 10 a.m. (Room 4).

Man Activision has a big presence at SDCC this year I wish I could be there to play the game for the first time. I would love to see all of the costumes that people came up with I bet there where some really cool ones. There is still 3 more days of fun to be had so if you are attending take a min to absorb all the awesome Skylanders swag. I included a bunch of images in the gallery of the dark edition figures and more. If you went to the event today how was it? Are you going back? Are you impressed with Trap Team’s gameplay? I hear that if you play the demo you will receive a free Riot Shield Shredder trap the same trap given away at E3. Let us know if you get one and how much fun you had at the Skylanders booths. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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SKYLANDERS IS HEADING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!


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Hey Addicts!

I did a post a while back about the Skylanders Comic Book coming to the San Diego Comic-Con. If getting an exclusive Skylanders comic book isn’t enough for you then how does winning a lot of cash sound? Activision is doing it real big for the release of the new Skylanders comic book series. In celebration of the Skylanders coming to SDCC Activision is holding a SKYTASTIC costume contest during the SDCC panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life.” There will be guest panelist as well as a chance to win Cash and RARE Skylanders! Check out the email I got today with all the details!

 

 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

SKYLANDERS® IS HEADING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!

 

Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest

at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

 

Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise’s history starting on July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with Skylanders Trap Team™, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5000 in prizes to the best Skylanderscostumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the Skylanders universe.

 

The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life,” where members of the Skylanders team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world’s most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.

 

Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $4,000
  • Runner Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare Skylanders toys

WHEN:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.

Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB

111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

I really wish I could be there to see all the awesome costumes and see what amazing prizes Activision is going to give away, but unfortunately I can’t make it to SDCC not enough cash to make the trip 😦 Well if any of you addicts out in the San Diego area are attending the convention please share your pics and experience at the event. I hope everyone enjoys all the awesome things going on at SDCC this year it looks like it is really going to be sweet! Well that’s all for now folks until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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