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Get Ready To Customize! Skylanders Imaginators Revealed


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Hey Addicts!

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.

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Fans to Submit their Skylander Designs for Chance to have Creations Featured in Game at Launch!

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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!

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How many Battle Classes are there?

There are 10 Battle classes. The names of each class are as follows:

  • Brawler
  • Knight
  • Sorcerer
  • Ninja
  • Bazooker
  • Quickshot
  • Swashbuckler
  • Sentinel
  • Bowslinger
  • Smasher

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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.

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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

  • Common
  • Rare
  • Epic
  • Mythic

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.

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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.

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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.

Official Skylanders Imaginators Reveal Gameplay Trailer

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS REVS UP THE HOLIDAYS


Hey Addicts!

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.

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  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).

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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.

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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.

 

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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.”
Nothing says holidays like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Skylanders‘ very own Eruptor is taking flight in the iconic parade this Thanksgiving. With his 25-foot smile, Eruptor will soar above the streets of New York City for the landmark holiday event for his second year in a row, cementing Skylanders as a true pop-culture phenomenon.
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Portal Masters this holiday season can also enjoy an array of Skylanders merchandise to enhance their game experiences, including:
Fully revved up Skylanders SuperCharged RC Cars by NKOK;
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Skylanders Garage Storage Cases and Playsets by Power A;
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Skylanders holiday-inspired cozy pajamas by AME and Mad Dog Concepts;
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Skylanders hats and gloves set by ABG Accessories; Skylanders-themed Crayola Color Alive coloring books; Skylanders comic books by IDW Publishing, and more.
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Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life, an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. The game offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments. SkylandersSuperChargers is forward compatible with all 300+ unique toys from all previous games – Skylanders® Trap Team, Skylanders® SWAP Force™, Skylanders® Giants andSkylanders® Spyro’s Adventure.
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Skylanders SuperChargers is available for the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360™and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft ($74.99 MSRP). The game includes two of Nintendo’s iconic characters reimagined as Skylanders — Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser — available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system ($74.99 MSRP), and inSkylanders® SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Wii system ($74.99 MSRP) and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems ($64.99 MSRP).
The full Skylanders SuperChargers game is also available for compatible iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and the new Apple TV ($74.99 MSRP), offering fans even more value with a new save feature using iCloud which provides seamless continuity between multiple Apple devices.
I have talked about a lot of the Black Friday deals if you haven’t seen them yet you can do so by clicking this link -> Black Friday Deals
For more information be sure to visit https://www.skylanders.com/ or follow them on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame, Twitter @SkylandersGame and Facebook.com/SkylandersGame. Also don’t forget to visit our pages on all the above mention sites @SkylanderAddicts. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Are You Ready For Skylanders Day?


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Hey Addicts!

This shouldn’t be new news, but for those of you that don’t know tomorrow January 10, 2015 is Skylanders Day at GameStop stores in the US. Are you still looking for the Light and Dark Packs? Well you can save $10 if you buy both packs at the event tomorrow. You can also save $5 on the Eon’s Elite Figures, so if you’re still in need of adding Terrafin and Stealth Elf to your Elite collection now would be a good time to get them and any of the other Elite figures you may be missing. There are some other great sales going on as well like save $30 on Starter Packs and Skylanders Trap Team Traps for 99 cents with the purchase of a Trap Master. The first 20 customers will receive a new Skylanders Mini Comic Pack with a 2 sided poster included. The GameStop exclusive Lob Goblin Rocket Light Trap will also be available, but stock is limited so make sure to get there early to get what you need.

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Now I know that GameStop has had a sale going on all week on Skylanders merchandise, but tomorrows sale is for one day only. Unfortunately, all the advertised sales are “in-store” only. (sorry online shoppers) The images you see are from the email you should have received for the event if you are apart of the GameStop Skylanders Club. I have waited to get my Light Traps and Elite figures just so I could take advantage of this sale. I’ll be there bright and early so I can get in and get out, then have some breakfast with the family. Happy Hunting and Good Luck! Until next time catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”

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Rocket Man..Err Goblin!


Happy New Years portal masters!

Let’s start 2015 off with a blast in the US!

The Gamestop exclusive light rocket trap with Rebel Lob Goblin variant is now starting to appear in US stores. Check with your local store.

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Happy Hunting,
Noe

Skylander Addicts 2014 Review


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Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

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New Trap Villain Variant!


Hi all! How’s your collections coming along?
I have a bit of info that you may find interesting, the new villain variant “rebel lob goblin”

 

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Is out now for purchase in Australia the release date for the US is January 10, 2015 at GameStop stores. As always there is no date for the UK but when I know u will all know!

I would like to personally wish you all a happy new year from everyone @ #skylanderaddicts and #skylandersassist happy hunting into 2015 and we will see you on the skyside!

NEW MINIS OUT NOW!!! Plus…


Hey hey US portal masters! Got some great news for you all this evening!

New Minis have ARRIVED!!!
The fire and water mini packs are now out at Toys R Us and Walmart. Get yours today.

Plus…kaos trap got a little easier
Included with the deliveries of the minis is more random trap cases but each case now contains 2 kaos traps no matter what. This means odds have now increased greatly of finding the most elusive trap!

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Happy Hunting,
NOE

Whirlwind Coming Sooner Than Expected!


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Quick update I previously posted that EE Whirlwind would be released on the 7th according to the email I had received. Looks like GameStop has other plans because during the latest Skylanders Day Event on December the 6th they have EE Whirlwind in the ad. So it looks like we will be able to get our hands on the 4th figure in the series a day early (Gotta love that!). There will also be some other deals going on during the event you can see what they are in the images below.

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I can’t wait to see who is next will it be Gill Grunt for the water element and Stealth Elf for the Life element? I would like to see Terrafin as the Mountain Element who do you think will be next? Let me know in the comment section. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE”

Pre-Order Skylanders 8-Pack Trap Pack Online At Walmart


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Hey Addicts!

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up if you hadn’t noticed already. One of the most sought after toys of the season the Skylanders 8-Pack Trap Pack is available now for preorder! All you have to do is hit this –> link to get your order in. This is going to sell out fast so make sure you get yours before they are gone. Until next time catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”

Skylander Addicts Guide To Black Friday Deals


Hey Addicts!

Tis the season to be hungry and go Skylanders Hunting for Mega Deals! With Thanksgiving just a few days away we all know what time that means. Fun or drama with the family, good or bad food, and my favorite part of the holidays TONS OF SHOPPING! There are crap loads of Black Friday deals being offered by some of our favorite retailers this year. I know a lot of you are going to be hunting for the best deals you can find on Skylanders, Traps, Accessories, and other sorts of Skylanders themed Merchandise. So I decided to put together a list of the best places to find the best deals on our favorite franchise.

Note: All of these sales are while supplies last so make sure to plan ahead. This is only to be used as a reference check with your local stores for full details on all sales.

 

Toys R Us:

My favorite place to go when I’m Skylanders hunting is Toys R Us they always have a nice selection and stay pretty well stocked. Plus you can put your items on lay away so you don’t miss out. All these deals begin on Turkey Day! (11/27) @5:00pm.

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures Figures -4/$10.00

Skylanders Trap Team Figures and Traps, and Giants SWAP Force Characters -B1G1 70% OFF

Skylanders SWAP Force Carry and Display Case -$14.99

Mega Blocks Skylanders Figure Pack -$23.99-$29.99

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$37.50

Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle -$199.99

 

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Walmart:

Walmart Is another great retailer to visit this Black Friday to get all those exclusive buddy packs and more! These sales start Thursday 11/27 @6:00pm.

Skylanders Trap Team Trap Masters, Swap Force, or Giants Characters -$9.00

Skylanders Trap Team Start Packs -$37.00

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Target:

I love shopping at Target I find all kinds of cool Skylanders related items there and the best part is they price match as well! And this holiday season if you order online you get FREE SHIPPING! That is the best thing ever in my opinion. This sale starts @6:00pm on Thursday 11/27.

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs -$39.99

Skylanders Trap Master Single Characters-$10.00

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Best Buy:

I shop at Best Buy mostly for electronics but I find some nice deals here as well. Best buy has a nice Black Friday sale on starter packs and they are giving away a free Volcanic Eruptor with purchase. Sale starts 11/27 at 6:00pm.

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack -$49.99

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Kmart:

The best part about shopping at Kmart is getting to use Shop Rewards Points. It’s like having free cash I love it! Plus this Black Friday you can catch up on your collection if you missed out on figures from the earlier games by taking advantage of the B1G1 Free sale. The sale starts 11/27

Skylanders Swap Force And Giants Characters -B1G1 FREE

Skylanders Swap Force, Adventure Packs, Battle Packs and Triple Packs -$14.99

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GameStop:

There are many of us that have a love/hate relationship with GameStop I personally only shop with them for the exclusives. They don’t seem to have any real deals on figures or starters (as of yet) in their Black Friday sales ad, but they are having a sale on other stuff. The sale starts Friday 11/28 at 12:00AM Midnight.

Limited Edition Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy-$24.99

Skylanders StraStrategyde-$9.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $15

Skylanders Nightmare Express Adventure Pack-$19.99 (Normally $24.99) Save $5

Skylanders Collapsible Storage Case-$9.99 (Normally $19.99) Save $10

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Sam’s Club:

Sam’s Club members can take advantage of this Black Friday deal on 11/27.

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs-$37.88

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I hope that this list helps you get your game plan together I know I will be visiting these retailers to get in on the deals. I will update this post if I find out more. Until next time I’ll catch you on the “SKYSIDE!”

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