Quick update I previously posted that EE Whirlwind would be released on the 7th according to the email I had received. Looks like GameStop has other plans because during the latest Skylanders Day Event on December the 6th they have EE Whirlwind in the ad. So it looks like we will be able to get our hands on the 4th figure in the series a day early (Gotta love that!). There will also be some other deals going on during the event you can see what they are in the images below.
I can’t wait to see who is next will it be Gill Grunt for the water element and Stealth Elf for the Life element? I would like to see Terrafin as the Mountain Element who do you think will be next? Let me know in the comment section. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE”
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up if you hadn’t noticed already. One of the most sought after toys of the season the Skylanders 8-Pack Trap Pack is available now for preorder! All you have to do is hit this –> link to get your order in. This is going to sell out fast so make sure you get yours before they are gone. Until next time catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Check out Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy! He looks so BOOMTASTIC! Can’t wait to add him to my collection! I’m sure most of you feel the same way. Remember that Trigger Happy is exclusive to GameStop stores and will apart of the sales going on this week. Get him before he is gone! #SKYLANDERS #SKYLANDERADDICTS
In just a few more days our bellies will be full of Turkey and all kinds of scrumptious sides and desserts, but what I’m most excited about is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Me being from NYC it was a tradition to see the parade I loved watching all the amazing balloons float through the air owning the city for that moment. My favorite balloons throughout the years have been Kermit, Garfield, and Snoopy to name a few. Now all that has changed with Eruptor making his debut at the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade in a few days he is now my all time favorite! I’ll be glued to the tube come Thanksgiving morning with my Skylander PJ’s on enjoying the parade in all its glory. Take a look at the Behind-The-Scenes video of how Activision is prepping Eruptor for the big day.
Editors Note: Video has been added Sorry!
Now if that wasn’t BOOMTASTIC! enough wait until you get a load of this! I just got an email today from Activision announcing that Winterfest Lob-Star and the 4th Eon’s Elite Skylander Whirlwind will be setting the shelfs on fire this holiday season. Also expect to see a lot of other Skylanders related merchandise as well. We can expect to see these Skylanders in-store December 7th 2014 check out the email I got earlier today giving us a bit more info.
NEW SKYLANDERS TOYS AND GIFTS BRING MAGIC TO FANS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Winterfest Lob-Star Skylander, Latest Eon’s Elite Whirlwind and New Merchandise Now Available
Eruptor Balloon Flies in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Lineup for First Time
in Franchise History
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Nov. 24, 2014 – It’s officially the holiday season in the world of Skylands! To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is spreading cheer by debuting a special holiday Skylanders® Trap Team character, Winterfest Lob-Star, on December 7 to Portal Masters in North America. Also, Skylanders® players in North America can get their hands on the fourth Eon’s Elite character, Whirlwind, another fan-favorite character that made her debut in Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure. Winterfest Lob-Star and Eon’s Elite Whirlwind are examples of a variety of Skylanders-themed holiday offerings perfect for Skylanders fans looking for the best stocking stuffers this gift giving season.
On Thanksgiving Day, Skylanders fans can look to the skies as Eruptor makes his first flight in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Eruptor will join the prestigious ranks of balloons soaring above the streets of New York City for the landmark cultural holiday event. Portal Masters can check out behind-the-scenes footage of Eruptor prepping for the parade on the Skylanders YouTube channel,SkylandersGame.
Lastly, Skylanders merchandise from Activision’s network of licensing partners offers something for everyone this holiday season, including:
- FunPlay HideAway Play Sets – This holiday, the popular FunPlay HideAway play sets from PowerA, which enable fans to store and play with their favorite toys, now includes Dr. Krankcase’s Lair. A range of Fun-Play Hide Away sets are available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $9.99-$99.99.
- Construction Sets – Fans can look forward to Skylanders-themed construction sets from MEGA Brands, which let players build and battle in their favorite levels from the Skylanders franchise. The all-new Cut Throat Carnival construction set will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at Toys”R”Us, WalMart and Amazon.
- Micro Comic Fun Packs – Skylanders Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing feature three distinctive Legendary storylines and three exclusively-designed Legendary Traps that can be used to capture the most notorious villains in Skylanders Trap Team. The Legendary Skylanders Micro Comic Fun Packs and Trap are available exclusively at Toys”R”Us for a suggested retail price of $9.99. Additional Micro Comic Fun Packs are available at Gamestop and Amazon for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
- A-Z Box Set – The Skylanders A-Z box set from Penguin includes two never-before-published books: the full-color, 192-page A to Z of Skylands, and Pick Your Portal: The Trouble with Doubles. A sheet of stickers and a build-your-own Skylander paper model are also included. The Skylanders
A-Z box set is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $16.99.
Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games, and every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system; a variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony; all for the suggested retail price of $74.99. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system for the suggested retail price of $64.99.
Are you excited about the parade? Will you be watching Eruptor strutting his stuff? Take our poll below and let us know. Also check out the gallery if you want to see Winterfest Lob-Star and Eon’s Elite Whirlwind. In the words of my favorite pilot BOOM! there you have it all the info you need for Turkey Day. If you haven’t already check out our Guide To Black Friday Deals to help you get your hunt on after your food digests. Well I hope you all enjoy the parade and your Turkey Day (Gobble, Gobble) Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
Are you having fun playing the new Skylanders Trap Team game? Yeah me too what better way to show off our trapping skills than with a contest right? Well, I just got an email a bit ago informing me that Activision is holding a 3 week contest in celebration of Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Packs being added to online and retail Apple stores. All you have to do is take a photo or record a video of you playing Trap Team and post it to the Official Skylanders Twitter page (@SkylandersGame) with the hashtag(s) #TrapAndPlaySweeps #Skylanders and you are set.
The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet version of the video game is a fully playable version of the game available on the latest tablet designs such as iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android based tablets. Meaning for the first time us Portal Masters can take the same version played on our favorite console with us anywhere and all our saved data (stats etc.) will be go with us! So say you are at home playing Skylanders and you have to go to Grandma’s you don’t have to wait until you get back home or pack up your console, figures, controllers, etc. Just grab you pad and go because you can play this version of the game with or without using the physical toys. Can you say EPIC!!!!
“The arrival of Skylanders Trap Team in Apple retail stores nationwide and the Apple Online Store marks a momentous milestone for the Skylanders franchise,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of Product Management at Activision Publishing, Inc. “We’re thrilled that anyone who gets a new iPad this holiday season will have the ability to experience the magic of the complete Skylandersgame whenever, wherever they want.”
With a 90 Metacritic review score for iPad, Skylanders Trap Team is compatible with third and fourth generation iPads — the iPad mini Retina, the iPad Air and the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — all offering unmatched portability and high quality graphics that create an immersive, mobile experience like no other.
If you haven’t played the tablet version of Trap Team yet (Like me) you can get a free introduction download now for iPad! There are 3 digital content packs priced at $14.99 each also available in the iTunes Store so go and get your download on!
I can’t wait to see how you all “Thwart Kaos’ Evil Plan!” Let’s see those picture-taking, and video-making skills go to work! Until next time I’ll catch you guys on the SKYSIDE!
I have been MIA due to a lot of personal issues, but I’m still trying to stay on top of things so bare with me. Any who, I have seen that everyone is stoked about the light and dark Skylanders characters. As of yesterday Wal-Mart has listed Knightmare and Knightlight along with other unreleased Trap Masters.
The release date has not been officially released, but there is a placeholder date (a fictitious date used by the website until the true release date is known) of December 30st. Just looking at the date you know something isn’t right. I predict we will see the new figures soon possibly when wave 3 is released or when the big yearly Toys R Us Skylanders event is thrown in New York at Times Square. There are no images of the toys as of yet so we are still waiting to see those pop up. I will keep you all posted on we can expect to see these hit the shelves. Here is the Walmart link to both Knightlight and Knightmare figures if you can’t wait LOL! Note you can not order at this time Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Man Activision is doing it extra big on the marketing and promotion side of things. They are on Frito Lay bags, General Mills snacks, Yoplait yogurts, soon to be on Crayola coloring pages, and just announced that Eruptor will be at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you got to any retailer that sells Skylanders it would seem like the displays are even beefed up and nicely stocked especially at Toy R Us and Target. Speaking of Target have you seen the new “Alice in Marshmallow Land” Target commercial? If you have, did you notice that lead Trap Master SnapShot makes a cameo appearance along with other popular toys like Barbie and Leo from the Ninja Turtles. I think it is a very cute commercial. Take a look at the extended version and tell me if you agree. Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
Are you ready for another Skylanders event? I know I am, if you are to make sure to get to Toys R Us this Saturday November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Hit the link to get more info on the event and see what stores are participating in your area. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
A bit of news: The light and dark traps have been revealed! These are just rumors, but here are the pics:
So, it looks like there will be a Dark Sword Trap, Upside-Down/Flipped Trap, and an Exclusive Dark Spider Trap.
In the Light element, there’s a Light Rocket Trap, Light Yawn Trap, and an Exclusive Light Owl Trap. There is no official info released on these as of yet, so all of this is pure speculation. I will get more news to you guys as soon as it comes out. Until then, Catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Just a heads up wave 2 is slated to hit Target and other retailers on October 12, 2014. This will be your chance to get the infamous Kaos trap and trap master Bushwack. I know a lot of you are asking about the Mirror of Mystery Adventure Pack but there is no confirmation of it being released with wave 2 as of yet. I reckon that it won’t be released until sometime in November or maybe even a Black Friday deal or something. Who knows we will have to wait and see what happens we may get a surprise. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!