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Nitro Head Rush At Big W Stores


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Hope you all are enjoying this Saturday afternoon playing some Skylanders I hope. I got some info to share with you all by way of Oz (Australian Portal Masters known what I mean). If you haven’t heard already Nitro Head Rush has been spotted at Big W stores in Australia. She is priced at $19 so all of you in the land of Oz get to your local Big W stores to get your hands on this beautiful figure. US Portal Masters sorry no info on a release date here in the states, but hopefully we see it soon as well. Until Next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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


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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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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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Skylanders Trap Team Is A Hit!


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Part of yesterday’s haul

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Yesterday was the huge release of Skylanders Trap Team here in the US. Australian Portal Masters were the first to get their hands on the new game. Pictures and videos galore have popped up and the consensus is Portal Masters are in love with this game! I got this press release yesterday would have posted it sooner, but I was out hunting; I had a blast! by the way. Check out where everything is and what is exclusive to what store officially from the horse’s mouth.

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TOP SELLING U.S. VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE OF 2014(1) INTRODUCES ANOTHER GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATION WITH SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ ON STORE SHELVES NOW

 

Capture Evil, Unleash Good! Skylanders Trap Team Lets Fans Trap and Play as Villains

Skylanders Trap Team Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry, Offering the Full AAA Game Experience on Both Tablet and Console — for the First Time Ever

Franchise that Pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ Category Leads Holiday Hot Gift Lists for Fourth Consecutive Year

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2014 – Behold, Portal Masters! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is pleased to announce that Skylanders Trap Team is officially available at major retailers nationwide on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wii™ system, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, and a completely different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.  The launch of Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console gaming experience on Tablet*, introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.

 

“The Skylanders® franchise was built on a foundation of creativity and innovation,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “And with Skylanders Trap Team, we’re taking that tradition of innovation to new heights. For the last three years we’ve allowed kids to bring their toys to life in a video game, and this year, we’re letting them reach into the game, and pull characters out into the physical world by letting players trap and play as the villains. Skylanders Trap Team is also the first console game to simultaneously bring the entire AAA experience to tablet devices. Overall, we think Skylanders Trap Team represents our most magical innovation yet. But most importantly, it’s just a great game.”

 

The latest installment of the franchise that pioneered the Toys-to-Life genre is already poised to become one of the top family games this holiday season.Toys”R”Us® recently named Skylanders Trap Team as one of the “Fabulous 15” on the company’s 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, while Target named Skylanders Trap Team to their Top Toys for the Holidays List.  In addition, the game was featured in Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys of 2014, which highlights the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season.

 

Skylanders continues to lead and evolve the toys to life category with Skylanders Trap Team by letting fans seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pull them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Once they’ve defeated the villains, players will be able to place a Trap into the new Traptanium Portal™ to capture them. Players can then send villains back into the game where they can play as them to fight for good, reversing the magic. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.

 

“Since it launched four years ago, the Skylanders brand has continued to captivate young fans around the world who eagerly crowd our stores every time a new collectible character is introduced,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “In preparation for the debut ofSkylanders Trap Team, which truly reinvents the franchise’s signature gameplay, our teams across the globe have worked year-long to ensure Toys”R”Us is THE destination for Portal Masters ready to experience all the fun the new game – and our exclusive Legendary Skylanders toys – have to offer.”

 

Portal Masters everywhere can get into the Skylanders Trap Team spirit by taking advantage of exclusive Skylanders products at retailers nationwide:

  • Get Legendary at Toys”R”Us – Toys”R”Us stores in North America and online at Toysrus.com will be the only places fans will find the limited edition Legendary Series of Skylanders toys at launch. The Legendary Series features alternative versions of new Trap Master characters and packs, such as Jawbreaker, Déjà Vu and the Nightmare Express Adventure Pack, all of which feature in-game stat boosts.
  • Meet the Minis at WalmartSkylanders fans can visit participating Walmart stores or go to Walmart.com to participate in the ‘Meet the Minis’ program to unlock special content featuring the fully playable and upgradeable Minis, including Gill Runt, Stealth Elf, Weeruptor, Pet Vac and Small Fry via the official Skylanders Collection Vault™ app.  Walmart will also be the only place fans can find the Skylanders Minis Buddy Pack, featuring Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt.
  • NITRO Trap Masters at Target – U.S. Target stores nationwide and Target.com will once again be the only place where fans can get their hands on the Skylanders NITRO series of toys, which features the powerful Trap Master NITRO Krypt King.
  • Portals for Punch Pop Fizz at GameStop – During the first week of launch, fans that bring in a Portal of Power® from any Skylanders game can trade it in to receive a free Punch Pop Fizz character, a bright red version of the fan-favorite Skylander.
  • Three Skylanders for Two at Best Buy – Players that purchase any two Skylanders Trap Team game products at Best Buy will receive a free Volcanic Eruptor character, whose unique appearance is visible in-game. This promotion is available only at Best Buy.

Skylanders Trap Team introduces heroes known as Trap Masters that wield powerful Traptanium™ weapons used to defeat Skylands’ most notorious villains including Kaos, as well as brand new Core Skylanders characters and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders characters. The game also features a variety of elementally aligned Traps with unique and interesting designs. In addition, Skylanders Trap Team welcomes Skylanders Minis, 16 small but powerful Skylanders now fully playable, who join the battle against Skylands’ most nefarious villains. Coming toSkylanders fans worldwide on November 1, Eon’s Elite collectors’ toys feature never-before-seen decoration with a distinct, metallic finish and a golden base that sets them apart from other Skylanders toys.

 

Skylanders Trap Team is compatible with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games — Skylanders SWAP Force™, Skylanders Giants™ and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® — every character also will be able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections.

 

To celebrate the launch of Skylanders Trap Team, Activision hid a “villain” inside a seemingly normal Skylanders Trap Team demo kiosk. Starting October 6 at 10 a.m. PDT, watch what happened here on the official YouTube channel:http://www.YouTube.com/SkylandersGame.

If you haven’t gotten out and grabbed the game get out to your local retailer, take advantage of these promotions and get a copy today! I promise you won’t regret it. For those of you that went out like me and couldn’t find the Kaos single pack trap it won’t be officially released until tomorrow Oct 7th at Toys R Us. A little frustrated because now I’m broke and will have to wait for wave 2 😦 Oh well will make hunting more fun when I can get them 😉 Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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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Skylanders Swap Force Spectacular Hits The UK


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UK Portal Masters should be extremely excited about this event. The National Media Museum and Activision are hosting one heck of an event! There will be all kinds of cool Skylanders demonstrations and activity’s and the best part is it’s absolutely free, but you will have to register for a few of the events activities. You can get your picture taken and share it with friends, go behind the scenes and witness how characters are designed; challenges and stories are created, create your own Skylanders animated adventure, become a Skylanders designer and create your own Skylander out of Plasticine, see how 3D printers are used to bring characters from the computer screen to life, and more! Go to the National Media Museum website to get more details on the event. I would love to be able to attend this event myself, but unfortunately not enough notice. I’m hoping to be able to get some video and pictures to share with all of you. Hopefully we will see this event or events like this come to US. Will you be attending? If so, what are you looking forward to seeing or doing? Any of our UK readers that will be attending please share your experience with us we would love to hear all about it! As always I will be sure to keep you updated on all events like this until then, catch you on the SKYSIDE!

Granite Crusher In Store Now At Target!


Aw yeah! Got some great news for all you Skylander Addicts out there! If you have been wanting to get Granite Crusher, but got your dreams crushed when you found out there where no longer available. Fret no more they are doing a re-release of Granite Crusher at Target, but he is only available in store. Check out the link to find him in your area limited stock so act fast!

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