Recently we got the news that the popular cartoon series Skylanders Academy is coming back to Netflix for not one but two more seasons. We can expect to see Season 2 in the fall of 2017 and Season 3 the following year. Check out the official press release provided by Activision below.
Attention All Skylanders! Activision Blizzard Studios Expands “Skylanders Academy” To Season 3
Netflix Renews the Critically Acclaimed Animated Series for a Third Season
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – February 2, 2017 – Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that its Netflix original series “Skylanders™ Academy” has been renewed for a third season. Production on the third season of “Skylanders Academy”—the first television series developed and produced by Activision Blizzard Studios—will begin in February, with animation again created by the renowned TeamTO studio in France.
“Activision Blizzard Studios celebrates the opportunity to bring another season of quality programming to families around the world,” said studio Co-President Nick van Dyk. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Netflix on this iconic franchise.”
Season 3 will launch in 2018. This year, audiences can enjoy Season 2 of “Skylanders Academy,” which brings back Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.
New addition Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join the cast in Season 2, voicing the role of Cynder, a new cadet at the Academy with a mysterious past. The Diamond Minecart (Daniel Middleton) will reprise his role as Cy and Daniel Wu returns as King Pen. Additional voice talent in Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz. The series features the exclusive song “Harmony” (Skylanders Academy Theme) produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Timbaland and performed by Timbaland fet. Dalton Diehl.
“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic, and we’ve taken a lot of creative inspiration from fans’ excitement,” said studio Co-President Stacey Sher, “We have a lot of fun in store for season three and are thrilled to give audiences even more of the characters they love.”
Based on Activision Blizzard’s record-breaking $3.5 billion Skylanders® game franchise1, “Skylanders Academy” is high quality entertainment for the whole family. This Netflix original series follows the heroic adventures of Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. The award-winning Skylanders franchise, created by Toys for Bob, has sold through more than 300 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011(1), and late last year Activision launched Skylanders® Imaginators, the latest innovation in the franchise.
Activision Blizzard Studios launched last year to create original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties, which includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world. “Skylanders Academy” is the first production by Sher and van Dyk, who are joined by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick as the series’ executive producers.
About Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight over 500 million monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision’s Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, Diablo®, StarCraft® and Heroes of the Storm®, and King’s Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
This is great news for the franchise that gives us portal masters hope that the rumors of the series being cancelled are just that rumors. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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!
As some of you may already know Battlecast is coming real soon! Thanks to Skylanders Inquirer, Dark Spyro, and a few other Skylanders blogs we have a little more info about what we can expect to receive once we purchase our first batch of cards. Here is a break down of the game thus far.
First thing to note is that there will be over 270 cards to collect. That is just to much power for one portal master to handle LOL! There are 4 card categories:
- Character Cards-Used to summon Skylanders to cast spells or attack.
- Spell Cards-Used to cast spells (of course).
- Gear Cards-Used to upgrade your Skylander.
- Relic Cards- Used to change the gameplay.
In the tradition of card games there is a rarity scale, a 4 level rarity scale to be exact.
Common, Rare, Epic, and Ultimate are the levels the cards will be broken down into.
The cards will be packaged for purchase in two ways. You can buy the Booster Packs which include 8 cards not sure if there is a guaranteed rare card included as of yet, but I’m sure there will be. Or you can buy the Battle Packs that includes 22 cards, and a ‘Trading Shield’.
What the Heck is a Trading Shield? I asked myself the same question. Well according to Skylanders Inquirer a ‘Trading Shield’ is used to trade cards, post pictures of your cards, etc. because once the cards are scanned into the game via the code on the edge of the card. The card becomes non-transferable the shield also protects your code from being used when you do share.
The price of each pack has not been stated for us here in the US, but going by the price Skylanders Inquirer stated they were $7.99 NZD (approx. $5.45 USD) for the Booster Packs and $16.99 (approx. $11.64 USD) for the Battle Packs.
I am guessing the price will be between $5.99 to $6.99 USD for the Boosters and $11.99 to $12.99 USD for the Battle Packs. We will have to wait a bit longer for a definitive answer.
Here is a list of the some of the cards thus far…
- Smash Hit
- Snap Shot
- Stealth Elf
- Trigger Happy
- Food Fight
- Hot Head
- Pop Fizz
- Roller Brawl
- Krypt King
- Tree Rex
- Wash Buckler
I can’t wait to start playing this! I already play Hearthstone and Battlecast is just a kid friendly version of that game, so I think I’ll enjoy it just as much. If you are a Hearthstone player you know what I mean. With Activision buying the MLG organization will we see a worldwide Battlecast Tournament? That would be BOOMTASTIC!!!
Want some cards? Head on over to Skylanders.Com and click the links next to the images to get Spitfire and Stealth Elf.
Special thanks to Jason over at Skylanders Inquirer for scoop and posting the images. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
It officially Christmas time and the Skylanders have given us yet another holiday tune. Check out the video below and Happy Holidays!
This may be old news to you all that follow tons of groups like me, but for those of you that haven’t heard the news a new variant has popped up on Ebay. This variant is also a patina so we now have 2 of this particular variant to be on the hunt for. The first being the High Volt variant which not many of us have been lucky enough to find in the wild. The newest variant release is Patina Lava Lance Eruptor.
I am hoping that I will get my hands on one of these guys, but I’ve only seen chase figures in the wild one time and have never since gotten the chance to again (I am hopeful). Are you a chaser? Do you own any chase figures? If you could have any chase figure what would it be?
I wonder who will be the next patina variant? Will it be another Skylander or will it be a vehicle? I kind of would like to see a patina version of the Shark Tank. What vehicle would you like to see get a patina makeover? Well that’s it for now folks be sure to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and show us some love on Instagram. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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