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MAILLLLLLL! Surprise Package


Hey Addicts!

I went to collect the mail and noticed I had a surprise package from Activision I didn’t know what it was, but boy was I stoked to see what it was when I opened the package. Check out what was inside…

Yes! Love Potion Pop Fizz the official Valentine’s Day Skylanders Toy for Skylanders Trap Team. So have you been wondering how Pop Fizz turned into Love Potion Pop Fizz? Well I happen to have to scoop…

It is said that when his latest attempt to concoct the ultimate raspberry soda totally backfired, Pop Fizz was caught in a blast that turned him pink and gave him an alluring aroma. At least that’s how he tells it. But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Skylanders are wondering if Pop Fizz is telling the truth… or if there is a special someone who he is trying to impress.

I wonder who Pop Fizz could be trying to get some affection from? Guess we will have to wait and see. Currently Target is the only retailer with it shelved, but Best Buy will release him on 02/01 and Toys R Us on 02/07.  For all our UK readers he can also be pre-ordered at your local GAME store. Good Luck Hunting! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Skylanders Trap Team Is A Hit!


Skylanders Hunting

Part of yesterday’s haul

Hey Addicts!

Yesterday was the huge release of Skylanders Trap Team here in the US. Australian Portal Masters were the first to get their hands on the new game. Pictures and videos galore have popped up and the consensus is Portal Masters are in love with this game! I got this press release yesterday would have posted it sooner, but I was out hunting; I had a blast! by the way. Check out where everything is and what is exclusive to what store officially from the horse’s mouth.

Skylanders Trap Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOP SELLING U.S. VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE OF 2014(1) INTRODUCES ANOTHER GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATION WITH SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ ON STORE SHELVES NOW

 

Capture Evil, Unleash Good! Skylanders Trap Team Lets Fans Trap and Play as Villains

Skylanders Trap Team Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry, Offering the Full AAA Game Experience on Both Tablet and Console — for the First Time Ever

Franchise that Pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ Category Leads Holiday Hot Gift Lists for Fourth Consecutive Year

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2014 – Behold, Portal Masters! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is pleased to announce that Skylanders Trap Team is officially available at major retailers nationwide on Xbox 360â„¢ and Xbox Oneâ„¢video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wiiâ„¢ system, Nintendo’s Wii Uâ„¢ system, and a completely different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ hand-held system.  The launch of Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console gaming experience on Tablet*, introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.

 

“The Skylanders® franchise was built on a foundation of creativity and innovation,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “And with Skylanders Trap Team, we’re taking that tradition of innovation to new heights. For the last three years we’ve allowed kids to bring their toys to life in a video game, and this year, we’re letting them reach into the game, and pull characters out into the physical world by letting players trap and play as the villains. Skylanders Trap Team is also the first console game to simultaneously bring the entire AAA experience to tablet devices. Overall, we think Skylanders Trap Team represents our most magical innovation yet. But most importantly, it’s just a great game.”

 

The latest installment of the franchise that pioneered the Toys-to-Life genre is already poised to become one of the top family games this holiday season.Toys”R”Us® recently named Skylanders Trap Team as one of the “Fabulous 15” on the company’s 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, while Target named Skylanders Trap Team to their Top Toys for the Holidays List.  In addition, the game was featured in Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys of 2014, which highlights the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season.

 

Skylanders continues to lead and evolve the toys to life category with Skylanders Trap Team by letting fans seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pull them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, players will be able to place a Trap into the new Traptanium Portal™ to capture them. Players can then send villains back into the game where they can play as them to fight for good, reversing the magic. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.

 

“Since it launched four years ago, the Skylanders brand has continued to captivate young fans around the world who eagerly crowd our stores every time a new collectible character is introduced,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “In preparation for the debut ofSkylanders Trap Team, which truly reinvents the franchise’s signature gameplay, our teams across the globe have worked year-long to ensure Toys”R”Us is THE destination for Portal Masters ready to experience all the fun the new game – and our exclusive Legendary Skylanders toys – have to offer.”

 

Portal Masters everywhere can get into the Skylanders Trap Team spirit by taking advantage of exclusive Skylanders products at retailers nationwide:

  • Get Legendary at Toys”R”Us – Toys”R”Us stores in North America and online at Toysrus.com will be the only places fans will find the limited edition Legendary Series of Skylanders toys at launch. The Legendary Series features alternative versions of new Trap Master characters and packs, such as Jawbreaker, Déjà Vu and the Nightmare Express Adventure Pack, all of which feature in-game stat boosts.
  • Meet the Minis at WalmartSkylanders fans can visit participating Walmart stores or go to Walmart.com to participate in the ‘Meet the Minis’ program to unlock special content featuring the fully playable and upgradeable Minis, including Gill Runt, Stealth Elf, Weeruptor, Pet Vac and Small Fry via the official Skylanders Collection Vault™ app.  Walmart will also be the only place fans can find the Skylanders Minis Buddy Pack, featuring Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt.
  • NITRO Trap Masters at Target – U.S. Target stores nationwide and Target.com will once again be the only place where fans can get their hands on the Skylanders NITRO series of toys, which features the powerful Trap Master NITRO Krypt King.
  • Portals for Punch Pop Fizz at GameStop – During the first week of launch, fans that bring in a Portal of Power® from any Skylanders game can trade it in to receive a free Punch Pop Fizz character, a bright red version of the fan-favorite Skylander.
  • Three Skylanders for Two at Best Buy – Players that purchase any two Skylanders Trap Team game products at Best Buy will receive a free Volcanic Eruptor character, whose unique appearance is visible in-game. This promotion is available only at Best Buy.

Skylanders Trap Team introduces heroes known as Trap Masters that wield powerful Traptanium™ weapons used to defeat Skylands’ most notorious villains including Kaos, as well as brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and interesting designs. In addition, Skylanders Trap Team welcomes Skylanders Minis, 16 small but powerful Skylanders now fully playable, who join the battle against Skylands’ most nefarious villains. Coming toSkylanders fans worldwide on November 1, Eon’s Elite collectors’ toys feature never-before-seen decoration with a distinct, metallic finish and a golden base that sets them apart from other Skylanders toys.

 

Skylanders Trap Team is compatible with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games — Skylanders SWAP Forceâ„¢, Skylanders Giants™ and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® — every character also will be able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections.

 

To celebrate the launch of Skylanders Trap Team, Activision hid a “villain” inside a seemingly normal Skylanders Trap Team demo kiosk. Starting October 6 at 10 a.m. PDT, watch what happened here on the official YouTube channel:http://www.YouTube.com/SkylandersGame.

If you haven’t gotten out and grabbed the game get out to your local retailer, take advantage of these promotions and get a copy today! I promise you won’t regret it. For those of you that went out like me and couldn’t find the Kaos single pack trap it won’t be officially released until tomorrow Oct 7th at Toys R Us. A little frustrated because now I’m broke and will have to wait for wave 2 😦 Oh well will make hunting more fun when I can get them 😉 Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Where’s Nitro Magna Charge?


Nitro Magna Charge

Nitro Magna Charge

Hey Addicts!,

Today was a good day for us Portal Masters and Addicts with Nitro Freeze Blade being released today at Target. Unfortunately, there were no Nitro Magna Charge figures in site. Wonder what is happing with that? Hopefully we will see him turn up soon. He looks so cool! We will be releasing a new video soon with our buddy Bryan over at Bryan’s Toy Haven. So stay tuned to get a look at Nitro Freeze Blade during his hunting video.

For those of you still looking for the Easter Edition Skylanders Walmart stores have been getting shipments of them in all across the US. They have been selling out pretty fast as some of you have seen, but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten them yet. Toys R Us will be releasing them on Tuesday 3/25/14 so here is another chance at grabbing them. Remember Best Buy hasn’t had any in store as of yet, so you will still have another shot if you miss them at TRU. Good Luck and Happy Hunting! Hope to see more pics of what you guys scored. Post a picture of your score on our Facebook page ( link is below ) we love pictures! 🙂 Catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Gotta Get Them All! Skylanders Wave 4 Updates & Rumors


 

Hey Addicts!

It’s your friendly neighborhood Skylander Addict here with some more rumors about wave 4. Could they be true? Well, that is the point of rumors isn’t? Putting us on edge hoping and praying that what is said is totally true??? As much as some people hate rumors they are what fuel social media outlets everywhere. Some of us can’t wait to hear the next hot piece of juicy gossip. So much that we will start our own rumors and state them as true hence why we have so many tabloids and urban legends.

Well to celebrate the spirit of good old rumors here are a few that may tickle your fancy…

Rumor 1:

Walmart may be releasing the Easter Edition Skylanders before Best Buy releases theirs.

Some Portal Masters have seen some really cool displays show up in Walmart stores with the Easter Skylanders on them. We haven’t physically seen any of them stocked in the displays, but we have seen some wave 4 core figures like Fire Bone Hot Dog and Scratch as well LightCore Enchanted Star Strike appear in these displays at locations here in the US. SpringTime Trigger Happy has been sighted on the West Coast. So keep your eyes peeled as it looks we just may get an Easter surprise early.

Rumor 2: 

Jade Fire Kraken is coming soon!

There where a few rumors and speculations Jade Fire Kraken being released on St. Patrick’s Day at Target like Jade FlashWing was with last years Giants release. So much for that theory because as we all know there was no release at all for Jade Fire Kraken. Now that is not to say that he isn’t going to turn up soon we just don’t know when as of yet. But we do know that Jade Fire Kraken will not I REPEAT WILL NOT! be a Target exclusive

Rumor 3:

Doom Stone was suppose to be released with this latest wave.

When I called one of my local Toys R Us stores to ask about wave 4 swappers and core figures the sales associated informed me they had just gotten there shipment of swappers but no new core figures or Doom Stone. O_o He said that they where suppose to be getting Doom Stone in this wave but never got him. Don’t know if he was removed from this wave and saved for a later release or if this is complete utter BS and the TRU employee just didn’t know what he was talking about. I have since checked with some of my other sources and they have heard nothing, so I’m going with BS.

Rumor 4:  

Nitro Freeze Blade and Nitro Magna Charge are coming to Target tomorrow.

EHHHHHHHH! Wrong! We may see some stores putting them up on the shelf, but the register has them locked so they can’t be sold until Sunday 3/23/14. Which isn’t to bad at least we will be able to get them this weekend so we can get a little excited… Ok a lot of excited lol!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!

Last but certainly not least our final rumor and biggest one of them all!

Rumor 5: 

Skylander Addicts is shut down!

I was asked by a few people if the Skylander Addicts store page is closed. Well it is but just for now it will be back eventually just right now I am working towards giving you nothing but entertaining and up to the minute info about your favorite Skylanders and other HOT Toys! We still will continue to help our readers try to finish up there collections the shop just won’t be open for the time being. I would like to say to everyone that has shown me and Skylander Addicts their support from the bottom of my heart thank you very much. I have a lot of stuff planned for the future, so get comfy, find a spot to SKYLAX on this crazy airship I call a blog, and enjoy the ride! 🙂

By the way, if you still are looking for Wave 4 Core Skylanders you may want to call your local Toys R Us. I heard from fellow addict GrowUpKids that they had Scratch, Fire Bone Hot Dog, Turbo Jet Vac, and Fryno at his local store. Good Luck!

Check out the gallery below to see pictures of the Skylanders covered in this post. Also, If you are not already take a minute to follow this blog and our other social networks to keep getting sweet updates! Become a Skylander Addict today and get your fix when ever you need it! Until next time, Happy Hunting! I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Pre-Order Wave 4 @Best Buy


 

 

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Oh yeah! If you are like me you have been standing on pins and needles anticipating when the next wave would be released and who would be in it. Well the wait is over! According to Irate Gamer and a few other blog sites Best Buy has put wave 4 up for pre-order online.

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You can get Fryno, Punk Shock, and Springtime Trigger Happy for only $9.99. Not only are we getting a new wave, we also are getting new packaging with this wave. With Easter coming the packaging is shaped like eggs and the color matches the element, which the Skylander is associated with. I can’t wait until these guys are on my portal Trigger Happy looks so freaking BOOMtastic! Check out the pictures and get your pre-order in today! Catch you on the SKYside!

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Addicts Toy Review-Swap Force Best Buy Exclusive


So I pre-ordered the Swap-Force Best Buy Exclusive Heavy Duty Sprocket when I saw that she was available. I was very pleased with the transaction not only did I get a variant at a good price, but the pre-order came early as well. If you ordered this awesome figure then you may have gotten the same email I received when you chose the in store pick up option. The delivery date was scheduled for 1/12/14, but it arrived at the store 2 days early on 1/10/14. I picked her up yesterday and there was a little trouble finding my order but it was found with huge nametag stickers on the back. Man was it an eye sour but I was able to peel the stickers off without a problem so I wasn’t to upset. I didn’t see any of the figures out on the shelf not sure why, but it seems like that store only got online orders or something (weird).

Ok so lets talk about the goods! First of all the packaging comes with the curved design we have seen with the other figures that have been released in this series.There is nothing special about the packaging it is the same as the one used to package the normal Series 2 Heavy Duty Sprocket figures. The card and sticker is the same as normal Series 2 Sprocket as well. The figure is very lite in weight, but it is well put together and had a solid paint job. The top half of the figure, which is Sprocket’s top half is painted in a bright silver metallic paint. The tank she rides in is painted a metallic green color almost the same color as the paint used for the Giants Series 2 Gill Grunt variant. The base is painted the same color silver as the top half and the bottom of the base is the signature ice blue color of this version of the series.

Unfortunately this variant doesn’t have the out of game appearance in game like the Halloween Edition Pumpkin Eye Brawl appearing as normal Eye-Brawl in game during play. It would have been nice to see it look the same as it does out of game in game, but it is still a really cool figure never the less. Heavy Duty Sprocket has pretty average stats; Attack: 80/200, Defense: 140/200, Speed: 50/200, and Luck: 50/200. Once she is upgraded I’m sure she will be one of you favorites to play with I know she is one of mine. Heavy Duty Sprocket is available at most Best Buy stores exclusively for $9.99* (local sales tax applicable), so call your local store before you go out and see if they have any in stock or you can cruise over to the ever so convenient bestbuy.com and do a free in-store pick-up or have her shipped right to your door.

To get a better look at Best Buy Heavy Duty Sprocket Variant check out the photos in the gallery. Well I hope you enjoyed the review catch you on the SKYSIDE! Good Luck hunting Addicts & Portal Masters.

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I am in no way affiliated with Best Buy nor was I paid for this blog post.

I’m just a crazy collector that likes to write about what I like… and don’t like.

New Variant Comes to Best Buy!


Oh Boy Oh Boy! I have some great news! Like most of you probably have been wondering when is Best Buy going to have a variant as they were apart of the game during previous releases. Swap-Force has been released and Best Buy has been pretty much silent except for the projector wrist bands they where giving away during the release of the game. Well, wait no more because as of 1/12/13 (projected release date) There will be a variant of series 2 Sprocket! Now I’m not sure if this will be an in game variant or just a painted one, but still cool never the less. She is up for pre-order right now on there website so I would go and get yours RIGHT NOW! Check out the pic below she is a beauty. I just put in my order hope to see a lot of Portal Masters and Addicts get there hands on her as well. Good luck everyone hope you don’t have to much trouble trying to score one of these bad boys! I’m getting ready for Skylanders Day at Game Stop more info on that in another post. Catch you guys on SKYSIDE! 

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 Heavy Duty Sprocket Best Buy Exclusive Variant

Here Polar, Polar! Where Are You?!


The other day my friend Stacy and I were having a conversation about Polar Whirlwind and the release of wave 4. We were talking about the McDonalds rumor and how funny it would be to get Polar Whirlwind in a happy meal. Then we started thinking wouldn’t it be cool if McDonalds did a Skylanders Happy Meal Toy? They would be little collectors figures that don’t work on the portal, but still would be cool non-the less.

We then wondered where we would be seeing Polar Whirlwind once it is released. Since Toys R Us has Legendary LightCore Chill, Wal-mart has Molten Hot Dog, Target has Jade FlashWing, and GameStop has the single pack regular S2 Hot Dog as well as S2 Spyro and S2 Wrecking Ball, who is left? Best Buy that’s who!

They were a big part of the series being sold, have had exclusive variants before, and haven’t made much noise as of yet. So, we are thinking that is where Polar WhirlWind will be or Scarlett Ninjini since she isn’t released yet either or maybe she will be an amazon.com exclusive was our other thought.

Discussing this topic also brought up two other questions.

Question 1: When are the S2 Sidekicks being released?

Question 2: Where the heck is S2 Drobot?

Well we figure Frito Lay will do another promotion this spring sometime seeing as the first promo went so well. As for S2 Drobot his picture is up on the GameStop website, so we figure he will be there as well with S2 Spyro and S2 Wrecking Ball he just hasn’t become available yet.

This past week has been an amazing week and it looks like this is going to be an even better easter holiday with the siting of Skylanders Easter Eggs at Wal-Mart and the full release of Wave 4. And we can’t forget about the new Mega Bloks Sets and Mega Bloks Skylanders Weapons coming out that have been popping up on the west coast at Fred Meyers.

I myself already have the new Chrome Spyro and Blue Bash Sets. There also is a new commercial up on the Mega Bloks Youtube channel showing the new battle figures and the Eye Brawl Zepplin! If you haven’t seen it check it out!

What are your thoughts on where we willing be seeing the new releases?

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