Something fishy is going on Portal Masters and I’m trying to get to the bottom of it. So I posted earlier today about the single pack easter edition figures being a rumor. Well this evening futureshop.ca (Canadian version of Best Buy), Best Buy, and Amazon have listed the same single packs that were thought to be fakes.
It is not certain what is going on, but Eggscellent Weeruptor’s name is spelled wrong in all the images. Although the image I posted was fan made it seems to be of a genuine product unless the images were snatched from the same online source and it all is incorrect. I highly doubt that is the case so here are my assumptions on what is going on…
We know that Target and Toys R Us will have their own Skylanders Easter Edition figures with Toys R Us also releasing an exclusive Russle Sprout trap, but they are supposed to be packed together not in single package form. With other major retailers listing single packs with a late March release it leads me to believe that every other retailer maybe receiving single pack easter figures and Target and TRU will have separate easter sets at their locations.
I’m sure we will have exact release dates for everything after Toy Fair, speaking of Toy Fair a lot of us were not sure if Activision would be attending this years event. Today we got conformation that Activision would indeed be at Toy Fair but at a smaller booth than usual.
I’m stoked to get some more Skylanders news I don’t think we will hear anything about the new game but I do think we will see the easter figures, some other variants, and possibly get a new Toy Fair Exclusive Skylander. Toy Fair kicks off tomorrow so hopefully we will get some good news and images then.
So what are your thoughts on this whole thing? What do you thing is going on with the easter release? Leave a comment and let me know. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on what I find as usual. Until next time I will catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”
This morning I got an email from Activision with a little more info and images of the new items coming to a store near you. Some of this has already been released or I already have told you about it. Such as Love Potion Pop Fizz take a look at the intro video provided by Activision…
Also being released are the 4D Crayola Color Alive coloring pages, and the easter edition figures. When I posted about this stuff I didn’t have any images of the easter edition figures. Well that is no longer the case you can now see what all the new items look like before they are released thanks to the press release I got this morning here is what it said…
SKYLANDERS KICKS OFF MORNINGS AND BRIGHTENS UP PLAYTIME WITH EXCITING NEW OFFERINGS FROM GENERAL MILLS AND CRAYOLA
#1 Top-Selling Kids Videogame Franchise of 2014 Worldwide¹ Unveils
Special Edition Crayola Color Alive! Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack and
Cereal Boxes from General Mills
New Love Potion Pop Fizz Toy Timed for Valentine’s Day and Easter Toys
Join the Skylanders Trap Team Lineup
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today exciting products from partners General Mills and Crayola® that will bring new Skylanders® experiences to fans. Starting this month, fans in North America can start their mornings by playing an interactive version of the popular Skylanders Skystones mini-game via specially-marked Big G cereal boxes. Portal Masters also can be on the lookout for Skylanders® Trap Team Crayola Color Alive! Starter Packs in April that will allow kids to bring their coloring to life. Additionally, new Valentine’s Day and springtimeSkylanders Trap Team toys also have been unveiled in anticipation of New York Toy Fair.
“We’re excited to extend our relationships with General Mills and Crayola for yet another year,” said Ashley Maidy, vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision Publishing, Inc. “Both brands are category leaders and have long been a mainstay for kids around the world. We believe these partnerships match the affinity our fans express for the Skylanders franchise.”
“As one of the most popular kids video game franchises in the world, Skylanders was an obvious choice as a partner for Big G interactive cereal boxes,” said Lisa Kessel, manager of Big G. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Activision to bring Skylanders Skystones cards to the breakfast table, adding even more fun to the cereals that fans already know and love.”
Additionally, special Crayola edition of the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on store shelves in early April 2015. The limited edition packaging will feature unique black and white line art of Skylanders characters for Portal Masters to color using Crayola’s Magic Crayons included in the Starter Pack. Fans can then watch the characters come alive on their smartphones or tablets using Crayola’s new Color Alive! 4D Experience augmented reality technology. This limited Starter Pack will be exclusively available at Toys”R”Us for the suggested retail price of $74.99 on Xbox 360™video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s Wii™ system, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and select iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Activision and bring the hugely popular Skylanders characters into the new, innovative Crayola Color Alive! franchise,” said
Warren Schorr, vice president of licensing at Crayola. “Activision shares the same passion as Crayola to bring creative experiences to kids around the world, and with Skylanders as one of the premiere titles in Color Alive!, kids can have limitless fun customizing their favorite characters and bringing them to life.”
Fans also can enjoy their Skylanders characters in a new way with Crayola’s Color Alive! Skylanderscoloring book, available now for a limited time on store shelves nationwide. Children can activate the special Crayola 4D Experience™ through the Color Alive! app by aiming their mobile phone or tablet camera at the coloring page to bring their unique Skylanders drawings to life. The included Magic Crayon transforms coloring by activating special effects through drawing on the page in real-time. Kids also can interact and take photos with the coloring book characters. The Color Alive! app is available on iPad, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, as well as iPod® Touch.
In addition to the exciting new offerings from General Mills and Crayola, Activision is bringing several special edition toys to the Skylanders Trap Team roster. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Love Potion Pop Fizz – a wild-and-crazy, potion-brewing hero from Skylands – is available now and features a limited edition design both in-game and on the toy.
Parents looking for the perfect toys to include in Easter baskets can get their hands on the springtime editions of fully playable, pocket-sized Skylanders Minis toys, Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggsellent Weeruptor. This year, Pet-Vac is aiming to break the all-time Skylander record for number of eggs collected, while Eggsellent Weeruptor has disguised himself as a candy-coated egg, having been chosen as the mascot in the Skylands Annual Dragon Egg Hunt. Lastly, Portal Masters can now use the new limited edition Earth Trap, inspired by the Easter Bunny, to trap Skylands’ most notorious villains.
Skylanders has sold through more than 240 million toys², outselling all top action-figure lines worldwide in 2014 for the third consecutive year³.
I’m pretty interested in getting the Crayola Starter pack set. I think it is a pretty cool idea to be able to color the box and make it look how you want. I want it just cause it’s a collector’s item and I love collector’s items. 🙂 The Bunny Earth Trap is pretty interesting as well. How about the mini variants? Pretty dope huh? I think so the color scheme on Eggscellent Weeruptor is absolutely beautiful and I bet it looks even better in person can’t wait! Well I’m going to end this with saying easter is going to be EGGSCELLENT! (Pun intented). Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
Want the Crayola 4D Color Alive Coloring Pages? You can buy them directly from Crayola right here. You can also get a sample page before you purchase it as well. The pages are only $5.99 plus tax of course and shipping if ordering from online. Happy Hunting!
As I mentioned in the last post this years easter edition figures have been revealed. According to myskylanders.de and darkspyro.net user Chaotic Lunacy we can expect another villain variant trap this easter. Red Hot Tussle Sprout is said to be a TRU exclusive with a release date of March 2, 2015. Also there will be an “Easter Edition” figure pack including Power Punch Pet-Vac, Eggscellent Weeruptor, and an exclusive Earth Easter Trap.
Chaotic Lunacy states that Red Hot Tussle Sprout will be the included trap in the easter edition pack, but myskylanders.de states that Red Hot will be its own trap and an exclusive Easter Edition earth trap will be included in the figure pack. The easter edition rings up at 10.99, but I am thinking that the $10.99 price is for the Exclusive Variant Trap with RHTS and not the easter edition figure packs. I think that the earth trap will be a separate trap much like the Legendary Traps (no trapped villain just an easter colored trap) included with Power Punch and Weeruptor.
The release date is also March 2, 2015 at TRU for Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggscellent Weeruptor so get ready folks cause it’s about to be on!I project that these will go fast just like the other easter edition figures that have been released in the past. Are you as excited about this as I am? I sure hope so! Keep an eye out for the easter edition figure packs as they may get an early release by another store trying to beat TRU to the punch. Enjoy the rest of the images in the gallery and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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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