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Let’s Hit The Road Skylanders Style!


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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!

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Going to an amusement park for some last minute thrills?  Take a Skylander along!

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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.

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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.

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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

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Home Is Where The Skylanders Are: How We Became A Skylanders Family!


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My name is Jessica, and I am a Skylander aficionado.  I have the pleasure of spending my days with not one, not two, not even three Skylander Addicts.  My husband and our three sons are all clearly Addicts.  If you are keeping count, that’s four.  So, what sets my husband and sons apart and makes them, like you, Addicts?  Well, for us it is a multitude of different things.  The first thing I can think of, I can actually get these guys excited to go shopping.  If I mention wanting to go shopping it is amazing how quickly they will echo one another in their pleas to join me.  Of course they want to join me; just about every store I like to shop at is in a shopping center that includes their favorite Skylander retailers.  I have also been sold on the idea of driving a few towns over to go looking for new releases by being baited with promises of being able to visit stores that aren’t in our usual shopping destination.  What can I say, they know my weakness.

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Another thing that makes my family Addicts, and all of you too I am sure, is that you could play Skylanders 24/7 and never tire of it.  My family would play this game all day, every day if you let them.  I am not even sure that they would stop to eat.  That’s probably my favorite thing about the game though.  I love that it is something that they actually want to do together.  It’s amazing—my boys can actually occupy the same air space for more than five minutes without aggravating one another if they are playing.  It’s a pneumonia that can’t be explained.  For, while they are engaged in the goings on of Skylands, they can get along.  I also like that this is something even I, my non-gamer self, can play with the kids.  Of course, I am probably not as fun as playing with dad because I require constant help, but I can play.  Skylanders brings us together and for that, I am forever grateful.

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As I am sure you know, being a Skylander Addict is so much more than liking a game.  It’s a lifestyle.  We have posters.  We have clothes.  We have buttons.  I could go on and on.  We have had themed parties and read books. Pretty much, if it has been branded with Skylanders, it can probably be located in my house.  I have probably spent a small fortune feeding the addiction, but you know what?  I don’t mind.  There is something about the game, the characters—I just can’t say no.

Skylanders Addicts On Location At Disneyland


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As I stated yesterday I took a vacation to Disneyland with my family and in-laws. I wrote about the trip over at gofigurenews.com and shared a bunch of pictures on the Go! Figure Facebook page you can see them here. What I didn’t share on the page and I left exclusively for you guys is the Skylanders In The Wild pics I took while I was on vacation. Check out the gallery below for some of the cool shots I was able to capture while out enjoying my time away. I had a blast and can’t wait to visit the West Coast again nothing like the sunshine, sand and the beach. I’ll be publishing part 2 of my Disneyland vacation this weekend over at GoFigureNews.Com for any of you that maybe interested. While you are there take a minute to check out some of the reviews on all sorts of awesome toys and geek news. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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MAILLLLLLL! Surprise Package


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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!

 

Super Boomtastic Sale at Toys R Us UK


Evening Skylander Addicts! Got a bit of info for our UK readers.

After a call from my friend who works at Toys R Us today I flew straight over to grab myself a bargain, get some images, and info to share with you all!

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The first thing I noticed at my local store was that there was a nice amount of light and dark element packs in stock. If you still need one contact your local store you may get lucky. They also have a ton of traps in stock as you can see in the image.

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I then saw that the Skylanders Swap Force Island Fun-Play Hide-Away Play-sets are on clearance at £17.99 that is a steal! The Swap Force Flynn’s Airship Play-set is £14.99 another great bargain if you’re looking for one!!

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The best deal of the day for me was being able to take advantage of the 7 inch Android Swap Force Tablet sale. They are on clearance for ONLY £19.99!!! Such a great deal I had to grab one for me self and the wife.

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You can get the play sets online at toysrus.co.uk, but the Tablet deals are in store only so call around to see if there are anymore in stock in your area. Be quick because once they are gone they are gone! Good Luck and Happy Hunting! Hope you can get out there and grab yourself a bargain.

Skylanders Trap Team Easter Edition Figures Coming Soon…


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Hey Addicts!

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.

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Power Punch Pet-Vac

 

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.

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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!

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Source: myskylanders.de, darkspyro.net  

Skylanders Trap Team Wave 4 Revealed


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Got some awesome news from the folks over at myskylanders.de. Today they released a complete list of what we can expect to see hit stores when wave 4 comes and I’m pretty amped about a few things that are coming. Since their site is in German I took the liberty of translating it for you guys as best I could so here it goes.

We are looking at a projected date of wave 4 being released sometime in March. I’m not sure if that is the US release or if that is the projected date for overseas Portal Masters, but either way that’s good news to me. Looks like there will be six core Skylanders coming in wave 4 included are:

Core Skylanders

  • Echo-Water Element
  • Rocky Roll-Earth Element
  • Spotlight- Light Element
  • Blackout-Dark Element
  • High Five-Life Element
  • Batspin-Undead Element

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Glad to see we will finally see High Five and Batspin hit US stores I’m super pumped to get my hands on Spotlight and Blackout they look awesome and I bet they play just as well as they look if not better. Two of the most anticipated Skylanders Trap Masters will finally be making appearance in this wave along with Single pack versions of the Light and Dark Trap Masters.

Trap Masters

  • Short Cut
  • Thunderbolt
  • Knightmare
  • Knightlight

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I just realized about a week ago that Short Cut was a Trap Master. I was already excited to add him to my collection when I first saw him, but after finding out he was a Trap Master I wanted him even more. Thunderbolt looks so BOSS he is definitely a must have for me I want to see how well he plays his attacks look sick! We will be seeing another wave of traps as well included are:

Traps

  • Rocket Light Trap
  • Rocket Magic Trap
  • Sword Shadow Trap
  • Sword Air Trap
  • Sword Life Trap
  • Upside Down Guy Shadow Trap
  • Upside Down Guy Earth Trap
  • Spear Fire Trap
  • Spear UndeadTrap
  • Axe Water Trap
  • Kaos Trap

Also listed are 2 Triple Pack Trap Packs do not know what will included in the packs, but I’m sure it will be the same as it has been released in earlier waves as a way to save a little cash and get more traps. Those of you that do not have a Kaos trap (I need another one) will have another chance at getting this hard to get trap before it becomes unavailable again. I’m sure there will be more Kaos traps in the wave but you still will want to get to your local stores early when they go on sale.

There are two new mini packs coming as well included in these packs are:

Mini Skylanders

  • Pet Vac (Jet-Vac)-Air Element
  • Breeze (Whirlwind)-Air Element
  • Barkley (Tree Rex)-Life Element
  • Whisper Elf (Stealth Elf)-Life Element

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We will also see more of Mini Pack 5 (Gill Runt & Thumpling) and Mini Pack 6 (Small Fry & Weeruptor). There are some things expected to be released as well but not in wave 4 they will have their own separate releases or come in a mini wave. We already know about Nitro Head Rush, Legendary Bush Whack, and Love Potion Pop Fizz, but who else is coming? Here is a list of things we should see from now until at least April.

  • Enigma
  • Gearshift
  • Flip Wreck
  • Fling Kong
  • Triple Pack (Deja Vu / Rocky Roll / echo)
  • Triple Pack (Blackout / Fling Kong / Pop Fizz)
  • King Cobra Cadabra
  • Gnarly Barkley
  • Yawn Trap
  • Praise Goblin (Trap Variant)
  • Steampunk Shrednought (Trap Variant)
  • Eon’s Elite: Eruptor & Gill Grunt

I’m glad to see Gear Shift will be getting another run she is still around in some stores, but it will make her more available for those of us that haven’t gotten her yet (I need another one of her too lol). I so hope Enigma comes out in a mini wave-like a 4.5 or something I have to have him on my portal asap! Also mentioned in the article are the Easter Edition Trap Team figures, but I’m going to do a separate post about these as I feel they deserve to have a post just about them. I do not have an exact release date on any of this stuff just projected dates or a figure and trap case break down or anything like that, but when I get the info trust and believe I’ll be letting you know. Take a minute to show us some love on our social sites I love to see what new things you all are adding to your collections, game tips, or just shoot the breeze (Pun intended). Thanks to MySkylanders.De for giving us this awesome info. Happy Hunting All! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Source: myskylanders.de

GameStop Releases Kaos Trap Bundle Pack


 

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Hey Addicts!

If you didn’t already know this happened… GameStop has released 3 different Kaos Trap Bundle packs. Each bundle comes with a Kaos Trap, Water Trap and depending on what bundle you choose a Magic, Earth, or Life Trap. Each bundle is priced at $17.97 and is available online only.

Unfortunately the bundles have sold out, so for those of you that are still looking for a Kaos Trap bookmark the link and check it periodically to see if it is available again. Here are the links to all 3 bundles:

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B105815AbLink 2: http://goo.gl/tXpV7o

B105815CbLink 3: http://goo.gl/NF5Qt0

Good Luck Hunting everyone! Until Next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Legendary Bush Whack & Love Potion Pop Fizz Release Dates


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I wanted to give you guys a heads upon the release dates for legendary Bush Whack & Love Potion Pop Fizz. Rumor has it that Legendary Bush Whack will be released at Toys R Us stores on February 15, 2015. Love Potion Pop Fizz is said to be released February 7, 2015 I’m sure he will be released everywhere as he is an in-game variant. I have all the other legendary figures so I’m hyped to complete the set.

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LP Pop Fizz is just too cute I plan on customizing one and flocking it. This info was spotted on DarkSpyro.com posted by DS user Chaotic Lunacy said to have come from a reliable source.

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Guess we will have to see if he is right when the time comes. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Love Potion Pop Fizz Sighted On The West Coast


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Looks like we will be seeing our second holiday themed Skylander appear in stores soon. Love Potion Pop Fizz has been seen in California in store. Unfortunately, they are not able to be sold as they are street dated for 2/1/2015. I found a few images posted on DS and Instagram of what Love Potion will look like in package and out. I think he looks great and can’t wait to add him to my collection. What do you think about him? Will you be adding him to your collection? I think he will be readily available so no need to stress about not being able to get him, but just to be on the safe side get him as soon as you can. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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