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It’s ALIVE! Crayola Color Alive App Review


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Hey Addicts!

A while back I posted about Crayola releasing Skylanders related products. Slowly but surely I have seen items pop up in store a few giant coloring page books and a Skylanders Art Kit among other things.

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I thought there would be more products out by now. I am guessing we will see a lot more stuff released when Skylanders Superchargers hit the shelves. The coolest Skylanders product recently released by Crayola in my opinion is the Color Alive coloring book series. There are 4 books in the series featuring dragons and fairies there also is a Barbie and my favorite a Skylanders edition as well.

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There are 16 pages in each book to color once you are done creating your masterpiece the image can then be brought to life via the Crayola Color Alive App.

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With a little help from the 4D giants Daqri Technologies Crayola has managed to come up with an extremely innovative idea. Not only can the app bring your creations to life but you can also save your artwork then create a gif and share your creations, which is a really cool way to show off your art skills to your friends. Check out this cool Chop-Chop gif!

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Priced at $5.99 plus tax you may find it cheaper at some stores but not much. The lowest I have seen it in store for is $5.97 at WalMart. Each book comes with a set of 6 crayons and 1 exclusive special effect color. Right now the only way to collect the 4 different colors is by buying each book individually.These books can be found pretty much anywhere you can buy Crayola products. By the way you can use any Crayola crayon or marker on the pages and they still will come alive the exclusive crayon adds special effects to your image.

Pros:

  • Great activity to do with children.
  • Nice price!
  • Looks great!
  • App is free!
  • Free pages come with the app
  • More pages can be purchased via the app

Cons:

  • App doesn’t work on all devices. Has a compatibility issue with lower end devices.

My kids had a blast coloring the pages, but they were pretty upset we couldn’t get the app. I tried downloading it on multiple devices, but kept getting an error message. It seems that if you don’t own a device that has a front facing camera and 1GB of RAM space the app can’t be downloaded which is a bummer for parents that can’t afford the higher end tech. I mean the point of buying this product is to make it come alive right?

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I had all the specs except the 1GB of RAM (Man that is a big file). I was able to see how the app worked by using a friend’s tablet. The app looks great and seemed to work well. I hope that the incompatibility issue is addressed soon so all Portal Masters can enjoy this product. It really is cool to see the Skylanders you color jump right off the page! Otherwise this is sadly just an overpriced coloring book.

Over all this is an awesome product, but I always say don’t take my word for it try it for yourself the app is available for free download on itunes and the Goggle Play Store. If you already own the book and app share some of your Skylanders artwork and let me know what you guys think about the product good or bad. Be sure to follow Skylander Addicts on our social media outlets Facebook, Twitter, etc. we love hearing from you guys. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Crayola & General Mills Join Activision’s Skylanders License Program


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Looks like we have some new things to add to the collection coming real soon. Crayola and General Mills has announced that they have joined Activision’s License Program. We can expect to see some really cool stuff coming this spring and summer.

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According to Business Wire Activision and Crayola will be releasing unique Skylanders-branded color and activity formats. The specialty line will include Crayola’s signature formats including Color Wonder, Giant Coloring Pages and Xtreme Coloring, among other new platforms and will be available this holiday at top retail channels worldwide.

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Also, starting in June, a new promotion with General Mills will release Skylanders-shaped Fruit Flavored Snacks to fans all over North America. This relationship marks Activision’s first entry into the category and will bring six character favorites, including Chompy, Gill Grunt, Jet Vac, Kaos, Stealth Elf and Eruptor to grocery stores, supermarkets, drug stores and mass market retailers.

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We can also expect to see more from previous licensee companies such as POWER A (Carrying Cases & Game Accessories), Mad Dog Concepts (Sleepwear), ABG Accessories (Headwear & Cold Weather), Thermos (Lunch Kits & FUNtainers™), FAB (Backpacks & School Supplies), PTI (Easter), American Greetings (Party Goods & Supplies) and Rubie’s Costumes (Halloween) in 2014.

There is so much more information in the article check it out on your down time. My kids are already going bonkers they can’t wait to color and eat fruit snacks Skylanders style. To be honest I can’t wait to do it with them, but don’t tell anyone lol! Are you excited about the new products being released? Let me know your thoughts on the announcement. Special thanks go out to fellow addict Marty Jordan for sharing the article with us.

Catch you on the SKYside!

Source: Market Watch

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