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.
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).
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.
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.
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.”
This is a quick update on the black friday deals that are coming up. Take a look below to see where to get the best bang for your buck!
SSC Starter Packs
$37 (just says XBox 360 in the ad)
All Skylanders Superchargers single figures and vehicles
B1G1 80% off
All Giants, Swap Force, and Spyro’s Adventure Figures
Up to 65% off
Superchargers Starter Packs
All Toys to Life figures, vehicles, and accessories
B1G1 40% off
Superchargers Starter Packs
All video games, pc games, and accessories
20% off regular price
Superchargers Starter Packs
For all of you Skylanders comic book collectors this is for you.
November 25 – Dec 1
Online Only Everything!
Up to 75% off
When I find more deals I’ll let cha know. If you missed the first set of deals you can see them by clicking the link below. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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!”
Tis the season to be hungry and go Skylanders Hunting for Mega Deals! With Thanksgiving just a few days away we all know what time that means. Fun or drama with the family, good or bad food, and my favorite part of the holidays TONS OF SHOPPING! There are crap loads of Black Friday deals being offered by some of our favorite retailers this year. I know a lot of you are going to be hunting for the best deals you can find on Skylanders, Traps, Accessories, and other sorts of Skylanders themed Merchandise. So I decided to put together a list of the best places to find the best deals on our favorite franchise.
Note: All of these sales are while supplies last so make sure to plan ahead. This is only to be used as a reference check with your local stores for full details on all sales.
Toys R Us:
My favorite place to go when I’m Skylanders hunting is Toys R Us they always have a nice selection and stay pretty well stocked. Plus you can put your items on lay away so you don’t miss out. All these deals begin on Turkey Day! (11/27) @5:00pm.
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures Figures -4/$10.00
Skylanders Trap Team Figures and Traps, and Giants SWAP Force Characters -B1G1 70% OFF
Skylanders SWAP Force Carry and Display Case -$14.99
Mega Blocks Skylanders Figure Pack -$23.99-$29.99
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$37.50
Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle -$199.99
Walmart Is another great retailer to visit this Black Friday to get all those exclusive buddy packs and more! These sales start Thursday 11/27 @6:00pm.
Skylanders Trap Team Trap Masters, Swap Force, or Giants Characters -$9.00
Skylanders Trap Team Start Packs -$37.00
I love shopping at Target I find all kinds of cool Skylanders related items there and the best part is they price match as well! And this holiday season if you order online you get FREE SHIPPING! That is the best thing ever in my opinion. This sale starts @6:00pm on Thursday 11/27.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$39.99
Skylanders Trap Master Single Characters-$10.00
I shop at Best Buy mostly for electronics but I find some nice deals here as well. Best buy has a nice Black Friday sale on starter packs and they are giving away a free Volcanic Eruptor with purchase. Sale starts 11/27 at 6:00pm.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack -$49.99
The best part about shopping at Kmart is getting to use Shop Rewards Points. It’s like having free cash I love it! Plus this Black Friday you can catch up on your collection if you missed out on figures from the earlier games by taking advantage of the B1G1 Free sale. The sale starts 11/27
Skylanders Swap Force And Giants Characters -B1G1 FREE
Skylanders Swap Force, Adventure Packs, Battle Packs and Triple Packs -$14.99
There are many of us that have a love/hate relationship with GameStop I personally only shop with them for the exclusives. They don’t seem to have any real deals on figures or starters (as of yet) in their Black Friday sales ad, but they are having a sale on other stuff. The sale starts Friday 11/28 at 12:00AM Midnight.
Limited Edition Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy-$24.99
Skylanders StraStrategyde-$9.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $15
Skylanders Nightmare Express Adventure Pack-$19.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $5
Skylanders Collapsible Storage Case-$9.99 (Normally $19.99) Save $10
Sam’s Club members can take advantage of this Black Friday deal on 11/27.
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs-$37.88
I hope that this list helps you get your game plan together I know I will be visiting these retailers to get in on the deals. I will update this post if I find out more. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”