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Activision Announces New Skylanders Mobile Game – Skylanders Battlecast


OMG! It just keeps getting better! If you are an avid Skylanders junkie like myself you where probably jumping on the furniture, screaming “Boo-Ya-Ka!”at the top of your lungs, calling your best friend to telling him game night has just gotten real! No… that was just me? Aw shucks!

On a serious note today Activision unleashed some of the best news ever in my opinion. Not only will we be getting a new Supercharged Skylanders game, but we also will be getting a new mobile game titled Skylanders Battlecast. This new game uses digital and physical cards. SAY WHAT!!! Yup! Activision is holding no punches this year (Sorry competition, not sorry LOL!).

See for me I get the best of both worlds I get a new Skylanders game and a new card game. I have played card games like Magic, Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon for years. Now I’m really into Hearthstone, which is another Activision/Blizzard game involving cards that is just plain addictive in its own right. So I have high hopes and expectations for this game.

Check out the official trailer and press release below to get the scoop on what we can expect to see from Activision with Skylanders Battlecast. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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SKYLANDERS, LEADER OF THE TOYS-TO-LIFE CATEGORY,
 BRINGS CARDS TO LIFE WITH SKYLANDERS BATTLECAST  
Skylanders Delivers Brand-New Adventure with
Free-to-Play Mobile Card Battle Game
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – August 18, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is setting out to create a legendary league of card battlers with the mobile card battle game,Skylanders Battlecast.  Created by the pioneers of the toys-to-life videogame category, Skylanders Battlecast brings cards to life in a new free-to-play mobile adventure, set within the Skylanders universe. The game offers everything from collectibility to strategic card combat, online PvP and an exciting single-player campaign, appealing to both Skylanders fans and classic card battle enthusiasts.Skylanders Battlecast lets players create a team of their favorite heroes and build the ultimate deck for battle.  Fans can master strategic card combinations to become a champion of Skylands.
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“Built from the ground up to bring Skylanders to life on mobile devices, Skylanders Battlecast combines physical card play with mobile gaming in an all-new way,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc.  “This is our biggest investment, and one of our most magical ideas yet, for the Skylanders franchise on mobile.”
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For Skylanders Battlecast, players can purchase physical card packs at retail, as well as digital card packs in-game.  Players will experience a magic moment by scanning cards with their mobile devices and watching them come to life.  Additionally, fans can scan two character cards to create animated duels in which players can physically interact with the characters.
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“We are bringing physical cards to life in an exciting new way. Activision has assembled a team of experts across video game design, physical card game design, pro card players and top card artists to develop an amazing new experience,” says Josh Taub, senior vice president, product management, Activision Publishing. “With Skylanders Battlecast, fans can expect the amazing creativity, innovation and fun that Skylanders games are known for delivering.”

Coming in 2016, Skylanders Battlecast will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

 

 

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How Much For That Crystal Clear Tuff Luck In The Window?


Hey Addicts!

Boy do I have a treat for you! Check this out!

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I won’t say anything else you can find the link below, but I hope you have $500 to spare LOL! That is a lot of bacon to be giving away especially during the holidays. I don’t see it selling for that much, but if it does I want to thank the genius that makes this a dream figure. (so being sarcastic) What is the most you will pay for a chase or extremely rare figure? Sound off in the comments section and until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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EBay Link–> http://goo.gl/SBHF2U

Editor’s Note: Just to clarify, they’re asking for 500 British Pounds which is actually about $780 USD. Yeah! Let that sink in… LOL! Thanks SCL Matt! 🙂

Skylander Addicts Review-Light & Dark Expansion Packs


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Hey Addicts!

Got another fun-filled episode of Skylander Addicts TV loaded up on YouTube. This time I’m reviewing the much-anticipated Light & Dark Expansion Packs. I decided to do this episode using Black Lights to celebrate the release of the Light and Dark Expansion Packs take a minute to look at how that turned out.

Well guys my Loot Crate just came in so I’m going to bust it open and see what I got. This months subscription has an exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl in it can you say happier than a kid trapped in a candy store? 🙂 Hope you all enjoy the video… Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Wave 3 Spotted At Target Stores On The West Coast


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It seems that we may be getting Wave 3 Trap Masters & Core Skylanders along with the Light & Dark Expansion packs. Target stores on the West Coast have been said to have them stocked and ready to go at a few different locations. Toys R Us will be the only store with the Light & Dark expansion packs in the US as they have exclusivity for a few weeks. Quantities will be limited but don’t worry stores will begin getting more stock in after the holidays. If you just gotta have them though then I would be stalking the stores lol! I predict these are going to go very fast. Some Australian Portal Masters already have gotten their hands on Wave 3 figures as they are available now at Big W, EB, and Target. Tomorrow UK Portal Masters will be able to get their hands on Wave 3 but they will have to wait until January 16th to get the Light & Dark Expansion packs. Take a look at the pics in the gallery thanks to dark spyro reader blackmass and fellow addict from down under Caine Talbot for posting the original photos. I wish you all the best of luck in the battlefield and my you all get home victorious. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

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Light & Dark Element Street Date Finally Announced


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Just wanted to give you a quick update on what has been the talk of Skylands the Light & Dark elements. Activision has confirmed that we will be seeing the expansion packs this Sunday December 21st at Toys R Us. Unfortunately it looks like we will not be seeing Wave 3 until after Christmas. There is a rumor that they will be released the day after Christmas or that weekend but nothing has been officially announced. Check out the press release I got this morning to get all the juicy details.

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SKYLANDERS UNLEASHES TWO NEW ELEMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

New Light and Dark Element Trap Master Skylanders to be Included in Special

Element Expansion Packs This Holiday Season

Never-Before-Seen Elemental Zones and Villains Now can be Accessed and Captured in

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2014 – For the first time since the launch of theSkylanders® franchise, two entirely new elements – Light and Dark – will be unleashed in the world of Skylands, announced Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI). Two new Trap Masters, Knight Mare and Knight Light, will hit store shelves nationwide this holiday season via special Light and Dark Element Expansion Packs, ushering in new adventures in the lore of Skylanders® Trap Team. Each Element Expansion Pack contains a Trap Master, a special Trap capable of capturing either Light or Dark villains, as well as a location piece that unlocks a special level in the game. The Light and Dark Element Expansion Packs will be available at all major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Lucky Skylanders fans will be able to get their hands on copies of the Light Element Expansion Pack, which will be available first at Toys”R”Us® stores nationwide starting Sunday, December 21.

Portal Masters will have the opportunity to explore new levels within theSkylanders Trap Team universe, where they will find never-before-seen villains to capture and environments to explore. Amongst these villains are Luminous and Nightshade, who belong to the Doom Raiders – the elite members of Kaos’ army of Skylands’ most notorious bad guys.

“It’s amazing to see how deeply engrossed and fascinated our fans have been with the lore of the Skylanders franchise,” said John Coyne, vice president of Consumer Marketing at Activision Publishing, Inc. “By unveiling new Light and Dark elements and heroes to the Skylanders universe, our fans around the world will have new ways of exploring all the magic, excitement and fun of Skylands.”

The introduction of Light and Dark elements reveals additional back story of the Skylanders universe for fans to explore. Long ago, Knight Light and Knight Mare were both protectors of Skylands until being sealed off in other realms. Now that they have joined the Trap Masters, Knight Light wields his Traptanium Blade and Knight Mare unleashes her deadly Traptanium Lance to bring down evil everywhere!

There are images popping up on the Internet of the Wave 3 Trap Masters at Walmart stores on the West Coast as well as the expansion packs. Blackout and Spotlight look amazing! Who are you excited to play with the most? Team Light or Team Dark? Take our poll and let us know what side you are on. To get a closer look at these beautiful figures check out the video and the images in the gallery below. Until next time I will catch you on the SKYSIDE! BOOM!

 

 

 

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Activision Scores Big With Number 1 and 2 Best Selling Games In US


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Hey Addicts,

Looks like Activision has hit another one out of the park with the new the Skylanders Trap Team game. According to the NPD group Activision based on retail sales has become the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014. Pat yourselves on the back Portal Masters BOOMtastic job! But that’s not all! Activision recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the latest installment in the franchise series.

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In its first month of release COD: AW has become the #1 selling console game of the year through November in the United States overall, as well as becoming the top-selling title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Now here is the icing on the cake Destiny the new epic release from Bungie is the #2 selling console game among all titles in the US through November of 2014. BOOYAH!

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Check out the press release below to get more detail on this awesome achievement for our favorite franchises.

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CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE AND DESTINY ARE THE #1 AND #2 BEST-SELLING CONSOLE GAMES OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 Top-selling Game of the Year in the U.S.

Skylanders is the #1 Best-Selling Kids Video Game Franchise of the Year in the U.S.

 

Santa Monica, CA – December 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), has delivered the top two selling console retail releases of the year to date overall in the U.S., as well as the #1 kids video game franchise of 2014, based on retail sell-through, according to the NPD Group, through November.  In only its first month of release, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is already the #1 top-selling console game of the year through November in the U.S. overall, as well as individually on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. Destiny, the epic new release from Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014 through November and Skylanders® is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year through November in the U.S., based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories.

“To date, 2014 has been a series of number ones for Activision Publishing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the #1 top-selling game of the year, Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year, and Destiny is the #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “We are excited about how fans have responded to Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareDestiny and Skylanders Trap Team, and have even more great new content in store in 2015.”

Activision’s lineup of Call of DutyDestiny and Skylanders achieved the following in the U.S. through November 2014, according to NPD:

  • #1 and #2 top selling console titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,Destiny
  • #1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • #1 kids video game franchise: Skylanders
  • #1 top-selling new video game franchise of the year through November:Destiny
  • Call of Dutyleads November console game sales for 6th consecutive year

I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty series and Destiny is breath-taking in my opinion. Congratulations to Activision and its respected companies for doing such a great job this year. I am excited to see what the future holds for these titles. I’m going to Trap some villains, and blow up some stuff. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Legendary Deja Vu Looks BOOMTASTIC!


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This will be a quick post yesterday we told you guys about the Skylanders we can expect to see in wave 1. If you paid attention you saw that the 3 Legendary character was revealed Legendary Deja Vu. There was no image until now check it out!

 

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Boy does she look awesome! As the days go by I get more excited about the release of this game as I assume most of you are too. Now we know of 3 Legendaries who will be the 4th? I’m hoping it’s someone like Short Cut or Gusto or even Enigma would be cool!  What are your thoughts on the next Legendary figure? Let us know here or on any of our other social media sites. That’s it for now catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Special Announcement of Doom from Kaos!


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Ok Addicts!

Looks like Kaos has a message for us I got this email from Kaos himself! Actually, it came from Activision but play along 🙂 Check out what he had to say…

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ACTIVISION MADE A SPECIAL GAMEPLAY MODE 

FOR ME, KAOS, IN SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™!

Can You Believe Those Skylanders Losers Actually Caved In to My Demands?

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 – Attention foolish human fools! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is officially announcing an all new diabolical gameplay mode in honor of me, Emperor Kaos, the most infamously evil villain in all of Skylands!  In my glorious “Kaos Doom Challenge,” sniveling Portal Masters like you can feebly battle through increasingly difficult waves of my personal minions using your ridiculous army of Skylanders.

 

And since you obviously won’t stand a chance, I, Kaos, will graciously allow you to build defensive towers and battle my fearsome allies using any of your Skylanders from your entire collection. However, when you bumbling Portal Masters utterly fail to progress past my hoards of evil underlings, the “Mystery Box of Doom” will be opened – which will then incomprehensibly spit out gigantic villains that will completely destroy you! And because I am both benevolent and merciful, I will even let you fools use any of your pitiful Trapped Villains to fight them.

 

And, should any of you so-called “journalists” need an official quote from me -BEHOLD!  “A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer to have ever conquered Skylands.  Naturally, I had every tenth one banished to my “Kaos Doom Challenge” to test the effectiveness of my 100 waves of ultimate evil doom – and they were never heard from again. So let’s just say EVERYONE agrees – I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer ever.”

 

And for those of you who absolutely cannot wait for your horribly inevitable destruction, the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on a bunch of seemingly random days in October (October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2ndin Australia to be precise) on the following exceptionally awesome platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, a variety of iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation®4 system; PlayStation®3 system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a world to conquer.  I look forward to crushing your spirits. With loathing and disgust.

 

OMG! I am guessing this is the Kaos Mode we all have been hearing about. Check out the video of some gameplay footage showing off the Kaos Doom Challenge.

Activision & Toys For Bob Change The Game! Annouces New Tablet Version of Skylanders Trap Team


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Looks like Activision & Toys for Bob have a trick up there sleeve. Just when we thought there couldn’t be anything cooler than the up coming release of Skylanders Trap Team we get hit with the announcement of a tablet version of the game set to be released at the same time as the console version. Now you can play the mobile games and same version that you will have on your console on the go! Check out the press release I got his morning with all the sweet info!

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SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ UNLEASHES FULL GAME EXPERIENCE ON IPAD, KINDLE FIRE AND ANDROID TABLETS DAY-AND-DATE

WITH CONSOLE VERSION

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – AUGUST 12, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) announced today that it will bring the complete Skylanders Trap Team video game to tablets[i] at launch, marking the first time a full Skylanders® game will be available on iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets day-and-date with the console version. The tablet version of the game delivers the same experience with console-quality graphics i[ii] and comes with its own high performance controller, delivering yet another significant technological leap to the Skylanders franchise.

 

The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will include a Bluetooth® Traptanium Portal; an embedded Bluetooth® controller to provide the best gameplay experience possible; a built-in tablet stand; two Skylanders characters; two Traps and a display tray that lets Portal Masters keep track of the Traps they’ve collected and which villains they have trapped.

 

“Skylanders has become an incredibly appealing brand and franchise for kids around the world. And the tablet has become an incredibly appealing gaming platform for kids around the world. But we haven’t been able to bring the fullSkylanders experience to the tablet until now,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We always want to deliver breakthrough experiences, and we also always want to be wherever gamers want to play. This is a chance for us to bring the magic of Skylanders to a whole new platform and audience. Whether you want to sit on the couch and play with the wireless controller, or play on the go using just the tablet itself, this provides a great experience for gamers.”

 

Skylanders Trap Team brings a ground-breaking innovation to the Skylandersfranchise by reversing the magic of its signature Toys-To-Life™ play pattern to let kids bring life to toys. Skylanders Trap Team allows Portal Masters to seek out the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, defeat them and pull them out of the game into their living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Fans can then play as both heroes and villains who join the forces of good in an all-new adventure. Now, for the first time in franchise history, fans can experience a full Skylanders game on the go, wherever and whenever they want.

 

The tablet version of Skylanders Trap Team upholds the same gameplay-driven adventure as the console version with console-quality graphics,[ii] complete with lush, expansive environments that push the technological boundaries of select tablet devices. Like the console version of the game, all toys will be cross-platform compatible, with all skills and upgrades intact.

 

Skylanders Trap Team on tablet can be experienced two different ways:

  • “Controller” — Fans can play the game just like the console version using the Bluetooth Traptanium Portal and toys with the custom BluetoothSkylanders game controller included in the Tablet Starter Pack.
  • “Touch Controls” – For players who prefer to use touch controls instead of a controller, fans have the option to play the game just using on-screen touch controls.

The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2nd in Australia on the following platforms: a variety of iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation®4 system; PlayStation®3 system; Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

I’m excited to play this version of the game the touch control feature sounds fun. I love the innovative nature Activision has when it comes to wowing the fans of this franchise. Now that there will be a tablet version of the game will we finally get a multi-player/co-op option in the Split screen, no tethering, something? I surely hope so. Guess we will have to wait and see as they keep unveiling more info as it gets closer to release. Check out the pictures in the gallery at your leisure. So what do you guys think about this sweet news? Will you be getting this version of the game come release day as well? Let’s me know in the comments section or by taking the poll. If you haven’t already make sure to join me and other crazy collection addicted Portal Masters on Facebook. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE! Update-Photos and gameplay video have been added

 

 

 

 

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