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Activision Switching It Up! Skylanders Imaginators Coming To Nintendo Switch


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Happy New Year Portal Masters! This year has started off rocky for us Skylanders fans with all the rumors going on about the series being canceled. It has had the community on edge to say the least. There seems to be a glimmer of hope for us just yet with the announcement of Skylanders Imaginators being released on the Nintendo Switch console as a launch title this coming March.

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Yesterday Activision announced on their blog that they have developed a version of Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch and boy does it sound AWESOME!!! New exclusive functions have been added to this version of the game making it more user friendly. The biggest addition is that we won’t need a portal! That’s right you read it correctly NO PORTAL REQUIRED!!! The new scan function exclusive to the Nintendo switch now allows us to scan our 300+ physical toys into the game and store them in a digital library for on the go Skylanders action!

The innovative design of the Nintendo Switch also introduces a new mechanic for Skylanders: No Portal of Power? No problem! With the Nintendo Switch you can load and store more than 300 toys from the Skylanders universe in a digital library, allowing players take the Skylanders and their adventures on the go.

Since Skylanders Imaginators and the Skylanders Creator app launched, fans have created and customized more than 25 million Imaginators, and we can’t wait to see what they do with the Nintendo Switch. Paul Reiche, co-founder and studio head of Toys for Bob said, “We’ve seen some amazing Skylanders created, and as kids’ collections continue to grow, we’re proud to offer more depth and variety to fans in ways never before possible with this new system.”

Not only are we getting a new version of the game but we are also getting new figures, a new Adventure/Level Pack, and Skylanders Academy will be returning for a second season  as well! By the way, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the show on Netflix you should it is totally BOOMTASTIC!!!

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Also coming for Skylanders Imaginators in March will be the Cursed Tiki Temple level pack. This new pack takes players on an all-new adventure where they can unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Imaginators. The pack includes a new Sensei character, Wild Storm, a life Creation Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.

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And later this Spring players will be introduced to another new Sensei, Grave Clobber. Once a great pharaoh who ruled the Golden Desert long ago, Grave Clobber was buried by his seven jealous brothers in an underwater tomb while he was sleeping.  He eventually rose from his watery grave, clobbered each of his brothers and became the perfect choice to be a Sensei trainer for the Brawler Class.

Skylanders Imaginators for Nintendo Switch will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 when the system launches, and The Cursed Tiki Temple level pack will be available for $29.99 MSRP on March 12 at participating retailers nationwide.

I’ll be on the hunt for these two for sure! We now will be able to open all of the hidden islands with the release of this new level pack and I can’t wait! Doesn’t Grave Clobber look so Boss? If you noticed this Adventure/Level pack will be different than the previously released ones in this series it will include a Mystery Chest.

Are you going to be getting the Nintendo Switch? I know I am not just for Skylanders either. You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch and the new version of Skylanders Imaginators now at GameStop and other participating retailers. I provided a link below for those of you that are interested. You can read the full article from the Activision blog by clicking the source link. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Crash Bandicoot Coming To Skylands


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E3 has kicked off and today we should be getting some more Skylanders info. Some images and other things have leaked all over the internet. The biggest leak that has had Portal Masters in a frenzy is that the beloved fan favorite Crash Bandicoot is coming to Skylands. The Italian Skylanders site added a Crash tab to there page leaking the secret that crash would be a Playstation exclusive.

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Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and the “SKYMIIBO” figures Playstation is getting one of there own. Hopefully they will also work like the Amiibo Skylanders with the switchable base. We don’t have much details on this starter pack or what element Crash will be but once we do I’ll be sure to post about it.

We also have learned the names of the images of the the other Skylanders Imaginators we have been seeing. But this time we are seeing them in toy form Ambush who is a Life Knight, Ember who is a Fire Sentinel, and we now have an image of the regular version of Wolfgang who is a Dark Bowslinger.

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I really can’t wait to see what other news we get today stay tuned for more updates as I get them. Are you excited about Crash coming to Skylands? Who else would you like to see come to Skylands? Leave your comments here or sound off on our social media pages. Thanks to Dotty and the crew at The United Sites of Skylands for keeping me updated. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Get Ready To Customize! Skylanders Imaginators Revealed


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The past few days have been so awesome for us Skylanders fans. I am pretty excited about the new installment of the Skylanders game. Yesterday we saw leaked images from the Asian Gamer @thereal8bittheater (mistakes happen). Well today we got full conformation about the new game here is everything you need to know about the new game thus far. First let’s check out the press release sent over by Activision.

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Fans to Submit their Skylander Designs for Chance to have Creations Featured in Game at Launch!

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Since the launch of Skylanders®, kids around the world have sent Toys For Bob, the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, hand-drawn Skylanders with one special request – please bring my Skylander to life.This October, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) will make that wish a reality. For the first time,Skylanders® Imaginators will empower Portal Masters to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander.

“Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders. No matter how in touch with our ‘inner kids’ we might think we are as adults, nothing comes close to the endless creativity that springs from the mind of an inspired kid,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We’ve turned this year’s game into the ultimate blank canvas for kids’ imaginations so they can create and play their own Skylanders.”

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Skylanders Imaginators gives players immense possibilities — including appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more — to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable. The amazing depth of the creation system could allow for more than a googol distinctive characters.

With the evil Kaos on a new quest to take over Skylands, it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to create their own Skylanders – known as Imaginators – using the new elementally-aligned toy type called the Creation Crystal. Creation Crystals allow players to transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!

Skylanders Imaginators introduces Skylanders Senseis, all-new heroes who represent 10 powerful Battle Classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler and more.

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Skylanders Senseis help train created Imaginators by offering a range of benefits including unlocking super-cool Imaginator weapons, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. There are a total of 31 Senseis, which include some fan-favorite villains who have been reformed and now fight for good!

“Skylanders consistently delivers on innovative gameplay experiences. With customization a dominant trend in the consumer market, the fact that Skylanders Imaginators will allow kids to bring their own creations to life is a game changer and one our customers will enjoy,” said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are proud to continue to serve as a marquee Skylanders destination, and look forward to fans’ excitement when the new Skylanders Imaginators game arrives this holiday season.”

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To celebrate imaginations coming to life, Activision is kicking off the

“Skylanders Art-to-Life Contest.” Starting today, Portal Masters are invited to submit drawings of their own created Skylanders for a chance to have their characters represented in the Skylanders Imaginators game at launch! To participate, fans simply draw their imagined Skylander and submit it via Instagram or Twitter with the dedicated hashtag#SkylandersArtContest, or to us directly at SkylandersCommunity@Activision.com.

The judging panel will include Toys For Bob who will determine a grand prize winner. For more information, including rules, visit: Skylanders.com/SkylanderArtContest.

Starting today, fans can pre-order Skylanders Imaginators Starter Packs which include two new Skylanders characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power®and the full AAA game. Skylanders Imaginators will be available on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system.

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Now that is a lot to soak in right? Seriously though how sweet is that we get another chance to create a character that will be in the game!? Ok you may still have some questions so I’ll try to clear up as many of them as I can in this post. If you have any more questions after you read this just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to get you an answer.

So far we know that the game is called Skylanders Imaginators. The game will feature 20 new Skylanders and 11 villains for a total of 31 figures minus the variants. No reposes this time, which is great! Finally we get our favorite villains in figure form. I so can’t wait to own a Kaos figure!

What’s included in the starter pack?

Included in the starter:

  • 2 Skylanders – King Pen and Golden Queen
  • 1 Imaginite Creation Crystal- Fire Element
  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Portal of Power
  • Skylanders Imaginators Game

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Will there be a Dark Starter?

Yes! Included in the Dark Starter:

  • 3 Skylanders- Dark King Pen, Dark Golden Queen, Dark Wolfgang.
  • 3 Imaginite Creation Crystals- Fire, Life, and Dark.
  • 1 Two sided Collectors Poster- Includes all the Skylanders Imaginators
  • 1 Portal
  • Skylanders Imaginators Game
  • and More!

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How many Battle Classes are there?

There are 10 Battle classes. The names of each class are as follows:

  • Brawler
  • Knight
  • Sorcerer
  • Ninja
  • Bazooker
  • Quickshot
  • Swashbuckler
  • Sentinel
  • Bowslinger
  • Smasher

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Will the game be released on Wii and 3DS?

As of now there is no release of the game on Wii or 3DS. Could this change? Maybe. If it does of course I’ll let you know.

What are the game modes?

  • Long single player adventure
  • Local two player co-op adventure
  • Multiplayer kart racing

No word yet on Elemental Zones or any other game modes, e.g. Digital vehicles are available for racing if you don’t own Supercharger Vehicles.

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How does the portal work?

Portal Supports two creation crystals, two character toys or one of each. The “Fan Favorite” Swap Force portal returns Portal has no trap slot. All previous portals are supported.

What can be customized?

Just about everything! From the arms and legs, to the size and color. You can even create custom catch phrases.

Collect Imaginator parts throughout the game

  • Common
  • Rare
  • Epic
  • Mythic

Part drops are randomized to support multiple playthroughs. Two players cannot create characters at the same time completed Imaginators are not saved in the game they exist solely in the Creation Crystal.

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How much will this cost me?

As mentioned in the press release the price of the regular starter pack is $74.99. The Dark Edition will be $99.99. You can pre-order now if you do you will get the Kaos figure as a pre-order bonus.

Sensei Skylanders will be $14.99 and Creation Crystals will be $9.99.

Can I still use my vehicles from Superchargers?

Yes of course, but the vehicles will only be used in the racing option of the game. Traps will work as they did in the Superchargers game.

When will it be released?

It will be released on October 16th in the US, October 14th in the UK, and October 13th in Australia and New Zealand.

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I’m excited to get this game. The game play and figures look amazing! I’m not too sure how I feel about the customizing option. It is a really cool idea something that the fans have been wanting, but not sure how this will feel in game. I will have to play around with it to be able to have a better opinion on the feature. Check out the awesome reveal video below if you haven’t seen it yet.

Official Skylanders Imaginators Reveal Gameplay Trailer

How do you all feel about the new game? Will you be entering the contest? Let me know in the comments section or on any of the Skylander Addicts social media pages. Special thanks go to Dorothea, Titus, Justin, Rob, and all the others who are apart of the United Sites of Skylands. You guys rock! Thanks a lot for your help supplying me with extra info and images. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skylanders Day! Power Blues And More At Gamestop


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Just wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that Skylanders Day is tomorrow at Gamestop. There are lot’s of good deals to be had. If you don’t already own them this is your chance to add the Power Blues to your collection. Save $30 on all starters and get 2 free Eon Elite figures. And the best deal in my opinion is the release of the Land Action Racing pack at 50% off! You also get a really cool poster with your purchase. Check out the ad below to see all the deals to be had on this one day event. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Wave 4 Plus New Variants


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Skylanders fans around the world are going crazy with the news of new figures and vehicles being released. With wave 4 Activision seems to have some surprises for us let’s take a look.

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Wave 4 Vehicles

Thanks to Dark Spyro, MySkylanders.de, SCL, and Skylanders Inquirer we have images of what the vehicles will look like. There are 5 vehicles included in this wave one being the Easter in – game variant Spring Ahead Dive Bomber. The other vehicles are…

  • Soda Skimmer
  • Sun Runner
  • Tomb Buggy
  • Hot Streak

Hot Streak is making it’s first appearance outside of the starter pack. This is a great opportunity to add this vehicle to your collection without buying a starter. For those of you that just want Astro Blast and Sun Runner you have your chance to do so as well. I think it would be better to get the racing pack personally so that you can get the trophy, but any way to save cash and still enjoy the game is the goal.

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Looks like there are only 3 figures in this wave (4 if you count Happy/Eggcited Thrillipede).

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  • Astroblast
  • Bone Bash Roller Brawl
  • Spitfire

This is a very weird release I say that because the only new figure is Bone Bash Roller Brawl. The other figures have already been released in the Regular Starter Pack and the Sky Racing Pack. Bone Bash will also be included in a Dual Pack with Tomb Buggy and a Triple Pack with Tomb Buggy and Splatter Splasher. Also making a Dual Pack appearance is Big Bubble Pop Fizz and the Soda Skimmer.

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Once again we get more variants in this wave. This time around they are bronze/copper in color. Bone Bash and Tomb Buggy both get the shiny metallic makeover. So far a few of them have been sited. The image of BB Roller Brawl was posted by a store employee on the Skylanders Game page and Instagram user @smoldersmith posted the image of the Tomb Buggy variant.

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I am loving the new variants! This game seems to have the most variants thus far. How do you feel about all these variants? Do you think it is a good or a bad thing for the franchise? Will you be chasing these down? Let me know what you think in the comment section or sound off on the Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and all our other social media pages. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

New Variant Pops! Up First Look At Birthday Big Bubble Pop Fizz


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I mentioned earlier that there is a new variant of Pop Fizz being made. Pop Fizz seems to be a character that has a pretty nice amount of variants since his release (that is another post in itself).

The latest variant of the character is Birthday Big Bubble Pop Fizz. No details as to when this figure will be released as of yet, but we do have an image of the toy as well as artwork image thanks to myskylanders.de

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When more info surfaces on this I’ll update you all on what I find out. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Nitro Soda Skimmer Spotted @Target


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As we posted on our Facebook page Nitro Soda Skimmer has popped up at a few Target stores. So keep your eyes peeled while you are out hunting.

Hope you can add yet another cool variant to your collection. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Skylanders Day @GameStop 1/9


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Happy New Year! There has been a bunch of craziness going on in the world of Skylanders. New Skymiibo Dual packs, Kaos Trophy single pack, possible Dark Edition Dual packs being released, Birthday Big Bubble Pop Fizz, and BATTLECAST! I’ll be posting more info about this stuff later.

Skylanders Inquirer and Myskylanders.de have been running some wonderful Skylanders news articles giving us a bunch of info about what’s coming. Check them out when you can.

I wanted to give you all a heads up about the new Skylanders day at Gamestop. Here is a look at all the deals you can find that day.

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These are some sweet deals on Skylanders stuff great time to get things you are missing until the new wave is released. Until next time i’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Superchargers Wave 3 Hitting Shelves


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Some of you may have gotten lucky and already gotten your hands on some of Wave 3. Images have been popping up online from different sources stating they are starting to hit shelves.

Wave 3 is suppose to be released in the US on the 1st of December, Germany December 18th, and Australia December 12th. If you want to know what is all suppose to come in Wave 3 click the link below. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Link: http://skylanderaddictsblog.com/2015/11/11/wave-3-coming-soon/

SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS REVS UP THE HOLIDAYS


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It is that time of year once again. Great food, family, and presents under the tree are great things to get excited about, but what I’m most excited about is getting more Skylanders. Activision and it’s affiliates want to make sure that portal masters around the world get the perfect Skylanders gift this holiday season. In order to make that possible they are release a bunch of merchandise with sales galore. According to the press release I received this morning

Skylands is abuzz with the holiday spirit and ready to supercharge kids’ holiday wish lists  with special toys, a newSkylanders® SuperChargers Racing Action Pack, Skylanders merchandise, BlackFriday deals and more.

Activision Publishing is kick starting the season by releasing a special holiday variant Missile Tow Dive Clops.

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  The fun-loving character is a heavily armored deep-sea explorer with an eye out for evil who slows enemies with candy-coated missiles. Missile-Tow Dive-Clops is available in Europe in late November, and in the United States and Canada onDecember 2, first at GameStop and EB Games, respectively.

As you know Eon’s Elite figures have been released at Toys R Us and they look awesome! The first three have already been released Slam Bam, Zook, and Voodood. The last three are coming at the end of November (more details below).

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Also available for the holiday season at Toys”R”Us® stores nationwide and online at www.Toysrus.com is the premium toy line Eon’s Elite, including fan-favorite characters Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood, as well as a new set of heroes — Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang — available first at Toys”R”Us beginning onNovember 29 ($19.99 MSRP).

Also being released is the second racing pack, which is for the Sky Terrain featuring Astro Blast, the Sky Runner, and the Sky Trophy that will unlock new tracks.

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Fans also can get their hands on the second Skylanders SuperChargersRacing Action Pack, now for Sky terrains ($34.99 MSRP). The Sky Racing Action Pack takes Skylanders racing to new heights featuring Astro Blast and Sun Runner, as well as a Sky trophy which unlocks new tracks and modes. Astro Blast, the adventurous space cowboy, is SuperCharged and ready to take on the bad guys in his Sun Runner spaceship, fully equipped with anti-gravity and speedy capabilities.

 

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Skylanders Superchargers is definitely going to be a hot item this season!

Skylanders SuperChargers has been named to the Toys”R”Us 2015 Hot Holiday Toy List, the Amazon Holiday Toy List and Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys List.  Fans won’t want to miss out on special BlackFriday deals on Skyanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, offered at $39.99 MSRP at participating retailers.

“Every year, the Skylanders franchise has produced innovative products that our customers love, including this year’s newest addition, Skylanders SuperChargers.” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are pleased to offer fans the broadest assortment of Skylanders merchandise this holiday season, to ensure they find the perfect present to put under the Christmas tree.”
Nothing says holidays like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Skylanders‘ very own Eruptor is taking flight in the iconic parade this Thanksgiving. With his 25-foot smile, Eruptor will soar above the streets of New York City for the landmark holiday event for his second year in a row, cementing Skylanders as a true pop-culture phenomenon.
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Portal Masters this holiday season can also enjoy an array of Skylanders merchandise to enhance their game experiences, including:
Fully revved up Skylanders SuperCharged RC Cars by NKOK;
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Skylanders Garage Storage Cases and Playsets by Power A;
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Skylanders holiday-inspired cozy pajamas by AME and Mad Dog Concepts;
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Skylanders hats and gloves set by ABG Accessories; Skylanders-themed Crayola Color Alive coloring books; Skylanders comic books by IDW Publishing, and more.
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Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life, an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. The game offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments. SkylandersSuperChargers is forward compatible with all 300+ unique toys from all previous games – Skylanders® Trap Team, Skylanders® SWAP Force™, Skylanders® Giants andSkylanders® Spyro’s Adventure.
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Skylanders SuperChargers is available for the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360™and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft ($74.99 MSRP). The game includes two of Nintendo’s iconic characters reimagined as Skylanders — Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser — available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system ($74.99 MSRP), and inSkylanders® SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Wii system ($74.99 MSRP) and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems ($64.99 MSRP).
The full Skylanders SuperChargers game is also available for compatible iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and the new Apple TV ($74.99 MSRP), offering fans even more value with a new save feature using iCloud which provides seamless continuity between multiple Apple devices.
I have talked about a lot of the Black Friday deals if you haven’t seen them yet you can do so by clicking this link -> Black Friday Deals
For more information be sure to visit https://www.skylanders.com/ or follow them on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame, Twitter @SkylandersGame and Facebook.com/SkylandersGame. Also don’t forget to visit our pages on all the above mention sites @SkylanderAddicts. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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