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Hungry? Eat A Skylander!


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Now by no means do I really think it is a good idea to eat a Skylander. I don’t think that it would taste that great or feel good coming out if you know what I mean, but have you ever been having lunch and thought it would be cool to have Skylanders food. Well thanks to the folks over at Kid Cuisine we have a new way to enjoy defeating Kaos with our stomachs! From now until April we will be able to enjoy 9 different Skylanders themed meals. Check out the press release below.

 Activision Publishing, Inc. and ConAgra Foods’ Kid Cuisine have teamed up to bring even more fun to frozen-food grocery aisles. Available now through April 15, kids everywhere in North America can enjoy a variety of Kid Cuisine meals inspired bySkylanders®, the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, giving fans all the more reason to play with their food. The promotional meals will be available at all participating major grocery stores and supermarkets across the country, as well as Walmart and Target.
KC-19624_10062548-CFThe Skylanders-inspired Kid Cuisine meals will infuse the magic that the blockbuster franchise is known for with this novel partnership. Fans will enjoy meals featuring their favorite characters such as Stealth Elf and Kaos shaped chicken nuggets with gem-shaped cookies, and Spyro and Dream Catcher-shaped macaroni with pudding that changes color while you eat! Fans will be able to get their hands (and mouths) on nine different Skylanders-themed Kid Cuisine meals:
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Beef Patty
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fish Sticks
  • Mini Corn Dogs
  • Fun Nuggets
  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza
  • Spaghetti
What’s more, fans will get an extra treat inside each Skylanders Kid Cuisine meal box; a free Stealth Elf Skylanders Battlecast card. Skylanders Battlecast brings cards to life in a new free-to-play mobile adventure, set within the Skylanders universe. The game offers everything from collectability to strategic card combat, online PvP and an exciting single-player campaign, appealing to both Skylanders fans and classic card battle enthusiasts. Skylanders Battlecast lets players create a team of their favorite heroes and build the ultimate deck for battle.  Portal Masters won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to continue to build their ultimate deck of cards on their quest to become a legendary Battlecaster in anticipation of the game’s official launch in 2016.
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I am a little bummed that the only card we will get is  stealth elf card. Would have been nice to get a different card in each package. Still nice to be able to bit into a Kaos head lol! Will these little meals be included in your next shopping trip? I know once my little ones see them they will be on mine. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Let’s Talk Battlecast!


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As some of you may already know Battlecast is coming real soon! Thanks to Skylanders Inquirer, Dark Spyro, and a few other Skylanders blogs we have a little more info about what we can expect to receive once we purchase our first batch of cards. Here is a break down of the game thus far.

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First thing to note is that there will be over 270 cards to collect. That is just to much power for one portal master to handle LOL! There are 4 card categories:

  • Character Cards-Used to summon Skylanders to cast spells or attack.
  • Spell Cards-Used to cast spells (of course).
  • Gear Cards-Used to upgrade your Skylander.
  • Relic Cards- Used to change the gameplay.

In the tradition of card games there is a rarity scale, a 4 level rarity scale to be exact.

Common, Rare, Epic, and Ultimate are the levels the cards will be broken down into.

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The cards will be packaged for purchase in two ways. You can buy the Booster Packs which include 8 cards not sure if there is a guaranteed rare card included as of yet, but I’m sure there will be. Or you can buy the Battle Packs that includes 22 cards, and a ‘Trading Shield’.

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What the Heck is a Trading Shield? I asked myself the same question. Well according to Skylanders Inquirer a ‘Trading Shield’ is used to trade cards, post pictures of your cards, etc. because once the cards are scanned into the game via the code on the edge of the card. The card becomes non-transferable the shield also protects your code from being used when you do share.

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The price of each pack has not been stated for us here in the US, but going by the price Skylanders Inquirer stated they were $7.99 NZD (approx. $5.45 USD) for the Booster Packs and $16.99 (approx. $11.64 USD) for the Battle Packs.

I am guessing the price will be between $5.99 to $6.99 USD for the Boosters and $11.99 to $12.99 USD for the Battle Packs. We will have to wait a bit longer for a definitive answer.

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Here is a list of the some of the cards thus far…

Commons:

  • Hex
  • Smash Hit
  • Snap Shot
  • Spitfire
  • Spyro
  • Stealth Elf
  • Stormblade
  • Trigger Happy

Rare/Epic:

  • Crusher
  • Food Fight
  • Hot Head
  • Jawbreaker
  • Jet-Vac
  • Pop Fizz
  • Riptide
  • Roller Brawl

Ultimate:

  • Countdown
  • Eruptor
  • Flashwing
  • Krypt King
  • Ninjini
  • Tree Rex
  • Wash Buckler
  • Whirlwind

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I can’t wait to start playing this! I already play Hearthstone and Battlecast is just a kid friendly version of that game, so I think I’ll enjoy it just as much. If you are a Hearthstone player you know what I mean. With Activision buying the MLG organization will we see a worldwide Battlecast Tournament? That would be BOOMTASTIC!!!

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Want some cards? Head on over to Skylanders.Com and click the links next to the images to get Spitfire and Stealth Elf.

Special thanks to Jason over at Skylanders Inquirer for scoop and posting the images. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Source: skylandersinquirer.com

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!

 

Toys R Us Skylanders Mega Sale


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If you are looking to stock up on Skylanders stuff to put under the tree. Then I would suggest you head down to your nearest Toys R Us or jump online immediately! They are having their biggest sale ever on select Skylanders merchandise.

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Unfortunately the sale only lasts for one day, but if you go to ToysRUs.Com type in Skylanders there is a button tab for a 2-Day Sale with a lot of Skylanders items that are on sale today as well as tomorrow.

Here are some of the deals you can snag today.

  • $39.99 — Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack (save $35!)
  • $10 — Skylanders SuperChargers Vehicles and Figures (save $4-$7!)
  • $17.59 — Skylander’s Eon Elite figures (save 20%!)
  • $28.79 — Skylanders SuperCharger Racing Packs (save 20%!)
  • $3 — Skylanders SWAP Force figures
  • $3 — Skylanders Giants figures
  • $2 — Skylanders Spyro Adventure figures
  • There is a bunch more on sale as well like Dr. Krankcases Lair. By the way if you are a Toys R Us credit card holder you can receive an extra 10% off of your purchase today as well as every Thursday and Saturday this holiday season.

Check out the links below to get more details on today’s sale. Thanks to Skylanders Inquirer and the Toys For Games page for the news. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Source: Skylanders Inquirer, Toys R Us 

Wave 3 Coming Soon!


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Hey Addicts!

Like most of you I have been anxiously awaiting the release of wave 3. Well according to myskylanders we can expect to see them hit the shelves sometime in mid-December.

Now that maybe when portal masters in Germany may see them, but still good to know that we will have them before or around the same time.

Here is a look of the figures in package. Who are you most excited to add to your collection? Let us know by leaving a comment. Thanks to myskylanders.de for sharing the info and the images.

Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Skylanders Superchargers Delivers Real-Time Online Multiplayer For IOS


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We all have anticipated the release of Skylanders Superchargers for IOS/Apple devices. Last year we got the chance to play a full version of Skylanders Trap Team that could be played on your favorite console and Apple device. Well this year Activision is kicking it up a notch by introducing real-time online multiplayer gameplay with Skylanders Superchargers. The new release not only allows players be able to take the game on the go, but now we will also be able to play online against other Apple users.

Take a look at the press release below for more details. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

skylanderaddictsblogNovember 9, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today that Skylanders®, the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, will further the company’s leadership in the mobile arena with Skylanders SuperChargers‘ launch on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV.  The Skylanders SuperChargers AAA game experience with console-quality graphics* is now available for compatible iPad, and for the first time ever, select iPhone and iPod touch devices, as well as the new Apple TV. The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV is now available in North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

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Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV presents even more value to fans with a new save feature using iCloud, offering seamless continuity across the Apple ecosystem. Players can simply log into their iCloud account, and the game will save its progress to iCloud automatically.  Now, fans can enjoy Skylanders SuperChargers with ease and flexibility, starting the game in their bedrooms on the iPad or iPod touch, picking it up where they left off in the living room on the Apple TV and then taking it on the road in the backseat of mom’s car on their iPhone.

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For the first time, Portal Masters can compete in four-person online multiplayer racing or two-person co-op adventure between devices through Apple’s Game Center. Players on Apple TV can also engage with others online who are on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

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“Last year, fans loved how they could play the same incredible game on iPad as on other platforms. This year we are giving Portal Masters even more ways to play their favorite game as we expand Skylanders SuperChargers to Apple TV, iPhone and iPod touch,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of product management for Skylanders at Activision. “Fans are able to play Skylanders SuperChargers on the compatible Apple platform of their choice, whenever and wherever they want.”

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The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV includes everything necessary for fans to play Skylanders SuperChargers out of the box, complete with exciting racetracks and captivating environments that push the technological and visual boundaries of gaming. The Starter Pack comes with the AAA game, the Portal of Power® with embedded Bluetooth® controller, a built-in stand, two Skylanders SuperChargers characters and a Skylanders SuperChargers vehicle.

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Additionally, fans can play digitally without the Starter Pack contents. When playing digitally, they get for free two SuperCharger characters, Instant Spit Fire and Instant Hot Streak, upon download of the app, while in-app purchases unlock digital versions of unique characters and vehicles from Skylanders SuperChargers.  Portal owners can download the app for free, play the first level and purchase the full game digitally.

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“Skylanders took the toys-to-life industry one step further when they brought their game to iPad last year,” says Laurie Schacht, co-publisher of The Toy Insider. “By bringing this year’s game to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Activision is enabling fans to play Skylanders SuperChargers in a truly compelling way on the platforms they’re on. This is the kind of magic we’ve seen consistently from the franchise since Skylanders created a brand new way for kids to play with their toys.”

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Skylanders SuperChargers can be played in a variety of ways:
  • Skylanders Game Controller — Fans can play the game just like the console version using the Bluetooth® portal and toys with the custom Bluetooth® Skylanders game controller included in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack.
  • MFi Extended Game Controller — An MFi Extended Game controller can be used for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV – a great option for multiplayer.
  • Apple TV Siri Remote — For the Apple TV, when players purchase the Starter Pack, Player 1 can use the Skylanders Game Controller and Player 2 can join in using the Siri Remote for great co-op action. The Apple TV Siri Remote also can be used by players who download the game and experience the first level for free, or by players who buy the full digital version of the game through the In-App Purchase.
  • Touch Controls — For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, players have the option to use just on-screen touch controls.

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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 trailblazing innovation of Skylanders SuperChargers is realized when gamers take the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles that are playable in both the physical and digital worlds in a high octane action-adventure videogame.

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Skylanders SuperChargers 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. The game features a brand-new class of heroes that is distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons.  Additionally, Skylanders SuperChargersfor iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV is forward compatible with more than 300 toys from all previous games.

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The Skylanders SuperChargers game experience is playable on Apple TV, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPod touch 6.  Fans with iPhone 5/5C, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad mini can enjoy the full game, excluding online functionality. Voice chat and split screen is not supported on Apple devices.

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