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.
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.
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!
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.
The Only Way to Bring a Gigantic Flaming Chipmunk-Headed Tornado Twisting Dino-Legged Turtle-Shelled Bowslinger with a Robot Voice and a Jet Pack to Life!
Fans to Submit their Skylander Designs for Chance to have Creations Featured in Game at Launch!
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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
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!
How many Battle Classes are there?
There are 10 Battle classes. The names of each class are as follows:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Been a while since I’ve posted been really busy with the new baby. I wanted to share this tidbit of information. If you remember a while back I posted information about the Battlecast game being released March 1st. Unfortunately for us the game was pushed back for unknown reasons. Many of us were left wondering what happened anticipating the release while some of us ordered from overseas sellers
Thanks to my sources and the info posted by Skylanders Character List we can now see that a new date has been set for the release of Battlecast at Toys R Us stores that date being May 24th. That is exactly the same day the last remaining Skylanders figure Thrillipede and vehicle Buzzwing are set to be released it’s also one day after my birthday so you know what I’ll be asking for.
I’m really excited to get this game, as I know some of you are as well. I am also excited to get some Skylanders 6 info at E3, which is coming up soon. What do you think the new game will be called? Do you think it will tie into the new cartoon series Skylanders Academy or maybe the comic book series? Only time will tell I just know that I am over amped! Guess I’ll have to keep playing Superchargers and Battlecast for the time being. If you haven’t already make sure to go and download the Battlecast app so that you don’t miss out on anything. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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!
Producer of ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Erin Brockovich’ Named Co-President of Activision Film Studio | Re/code
Well this is interesting news! It looks like the producer of a bunch of Quentin Tarantino movies and the Academy Award nominated movie “Erin Brockovich” has become the new co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios.
Stacey Sher along with former Disney executive and co-president Nick van Dyk will be developing shows for television and films based on popular Activision Blizzard games such as Call of Duty, Starcraft, and our favorite franchise Skylanders!
This news makes me hopeful that the Skylanders series will be good. The Warcraft movie already looks sweet! I can’t wait for COD and Starcraft trailers!
What are your thoughts on Stacey and Nick operating the new Activision Blizzard Studios? Do you think this is a good or bad thing for the company?
I think this is a great start in the right direction. Both Stacey and Nick are awesome at what they do so in my opinion nothing but good things can come from this.
Click the link below to read the full article from Recode. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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 exciting news for me and I am sure most of you portal masters and addicts out there that love this franchise as much as I do. For years now we have wanted to see an animated movie or series of the Skylanders. There had been rumors that Activision was planning to release something, but the rumor was quickly nipped in the bud. Sadly we thought it would never happen as they said they were not interested in anything other than making the game. Then we got Skylanders comic books which in my opinion are freaking BOOMTASTIC! Naturally one could assume there would be a TV series or something coming. Well today our prayers have been answered by the Sky Gods!
There is not much information about the series except that it will be called Skylanders Academy. It will be the first project released by the new Activision Blizzard Studios Film & TV Company. They did give us a list of voice actors that will be voicing the Skylanders.
“Skylanders™ Academy” will feature the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald (“Saturday Night Live”) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz.
The series is now in production so I hope that we will get to see the new show by summer of 2016 (fingers crossed).
Take a look at the official pre release on the Activision website to get a bit more details on what we can expect from Activision Blizzard Studios. I will keep you all updated with more info on this topic as I get it. Do you think that the Skylanders cartoon will be good? Are you excited? Take the poll and leave a comment let us know what your thoughts are. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Skylanders isn’t the only thing coming! Duty Calls! LJ Out!
Just because summer is winding to an end, doesn’t mean that the fun and adventure has to stop there. We here at Skylander Addicts want you to share your real-life adventures with your Skylanders, and with us.
Going to the beach for some final summertime fun? Take a Skylander along!
Going to an amusement park for some last minute thrills? Take a Skylander along!
Even if you are staying close to home, use your Skylanders to help show off your home town. What makes your hometown, your state or even your country unique? Use your locale as a backdrop to show off your favorite Skylanders.
Once you have taken your photos, be sure to visit Skylander Addicts & Collectibles on Facebook to share your photo with us. Also, if you are Instagram, be sure and upload your photos there too.
When sharing, use the hashtag #skylanderaddictsontheroad Use your imaginations we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Photos By: Ziotec and LJ The Toy Addict
These awesome shots were shared with me from my bud in the land of OZ. Thanks Justin once again you are the man! Are you excited about playing the racing mode of the new game? I know I am can’t wait to play with some of you out there finally. Enjoy the images and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
OMG! It just keeps getting better! If you are an avid Skylanders junkie like myself you where probably jumping on the furniture, screaming “Boo-Ya-Ka!”at the top of your lungs, calling your best friend to telling him game night has just gotten real! No… that was just me? Aw shucks!
On a serious note today Activision unleashed some of the best news ever in my opinion. Not only will we be getting a new Supercharged Skylanders game, but we also will be getting a new mobile game titled Skylanders Battlecast. This new game uses digital and physical cards. SAY WHAT!!! Yup! Activision is holding no punches this year (Sorry competition, not sorry LOL!).
See for me I get the best of both worlds I get a new Skylanders game and a new card game. I have played card games like Magic, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon for years. Now I’m really into Hearthstone, which is another Activision/Blizzard game involving cards that is just plain addictive in its own right. So I have high hopes and expectations for this game.
Check out the official trailer and press release below to get the scoop on what we can expect to see from Activision with Skylanders Battlecast. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
“Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile.”
“We are bringing physical cards to life in an exciting new way. Activision has assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop an amazing new experience,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, product management, Activision Publishing. “With Skylanders Battlecast, fans can expect the amazing creativity, innovation and fun that Skylanders games are known for delivering.”
Coming in 2016, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.