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Netflix Skylanders Academy Renewed For Two More Seasons


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Hey Addicts!

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!

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Crash Bandicoot Coming To Skylands


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Hey Addicts!

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.

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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.

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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!

 

Skylanders Starter Packs On Sale At Toy R Us


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Hey Addicts!

This is just a heads up for all of you all that are playing catch up on figures and starters. Toys R Us is having a great sale now all starter packs are 50% off! That’s right 50% off!

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This is an awesome deal for those off us that are completest and like to have everything or if you just couldn’t manage to get them when they were regular priced. Here is a link to order Toys R Us

Hope this helps out until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

Are You Ready To Get Supercharged?


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Who is anxiously counting down the days until SuperChargers releases?  I know we are here at my house!  It has been confirmed by Activision that this release will feature two exciting franchise firsts.  First, knowing this release features vehicles, it seems only fitting that it would also have a racing mode.

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You can race two player head-to-head locally and with up to four players online.  You read that correctly—online.  That’s because in addition to racing, this edition is going to allow for online multiplayer mode.  Have a friend across the pond who is as much of an Addict as you?  Now you can join in the fun together.  That has to be one of the most anticipated new features.  It is the one area where this game has lacked when compared to other games.  It’s great to see Activision finally make this available.

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Have a Wii or Nintendo 3DS?  If so, you can also play an exclusive, dedicated racing combat game.  In your starter pack you will find Bowser and his Sky Cruiser.  Have a WiiU? In your starter pack you will find Donkey Kong and his Land Vehicle.  As if this wasn’t exciting enough, these figures will also be Amiibo compatible.

Don’t have a Nintendo system?  No worries—you can still find Skylanders SuperChargers for your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and IPad.

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SuperChargers hits store shelves September 20 in the US and on September 25 in Europe. Who are you most excited to add to your collection on release day? Let us know in the comments section or on our social sites.

Pre Order Supercharger Variants


Hey all! How ya doing?

You getting excited much? It almost here!!!
Well the variants are now beginning to pop up a little bit of everywhere, now we know of 4 different variants, YES 4!!!

First we have the Supercharger Frightful Fiesta Variant. He is the latest Skylander to join the Holiday Variants and he looks pretty BA! He is exclusive to GameStop stores you can pre-order him here.

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Next up is Steel Plated Smash Hit! His is one gusty squirrel. This variant is exclusive to Best Buy just so get your pre-order in asap!  Doesn’t Smash Hit remind you of a Best Buy variant from the past? You can preorder this awesome figure here.

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Of course we knew there would be Legendary Skylanders as always, but I was totally surprised to see Jet Vac be chosen again. I wonder why they decide to use him instead of another fresh Skylander? He still looks awesome and of course he is only available at Toys R Us stores pre-order him here.

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And finally we have Nitro Stealth Stinger this variant is exclusive to Target you can pre-order this figure here.

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I wonder if there will also be variants of Fiestas vehicle to match the figure as well as Jet Vac’s? Will we be seeing a Nitro Stealth Elf? Who else will we see become variants? I’m not sure I can take many more surprises, but on the other hand Activision please keep them coming! Until next time see u on the skyside!

UK Portal Masters Release Updates-King Cobra Cadabra, Gnarly & More


Hey Addicts!

Ziotec shared some interesting info in our Facebook group and I thought I would share. I know a lot of you have wondered when new Skylanders were being released on your side of the water so this should help. As soon as we get an update on Steam Punk I’ll update the post. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

 

What: King Cobra Cadabra

Where: GAME Exclusive

Release: 6/12/15

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What: Red Hot Tussle Sprout

Where: Tesco Exclusive

Release: Out Now While Supplies Last

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What: Gnarly Barkley

Where: Argos Exclusive

Release: 6/12/15

What: Steam Punk Shrednaught

Where: TESCO Exclusive

Release: TBA

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Still Looking For Kaos? I Know Where To Find It!


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It’s another lazy Sunday here in chilly Ohio. I hope you all are enjoying the last day of your weekend before you have to go back to school and work. I know some of you have been frantically looking for the Kaos Trap. They are seemingly nowhere to be found besides eBay and Amazon for outrageous prices. Well that may have just changed for just a moment. Is seems that Walgreens stores have gotten some stock of Wave 3 Trap Team traps and guess who is there? That’s right KAOS! So if you still are in need of this villainously elusive trap head on down to your local Walgreens store to see if you can still find him in stock.

Look what I found! #skylanders #GotchaKaos

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I just grabbed one myself along with a Snake Life and Winged Water Trap as of 2 days ago. Sorry I’m just saying something about it I have been busy working on a few new websites and some music projects as well. I’m not sure how well stocked the shelves will be as I got the last of each trap on the shelf when I made my purchase. It maybe a good idea to call around to see what is still available, if they can hold the items you want, or possibly place an order to the warehouse for you (can’t hurt to try). Hopefully some of you get lucky and can get some goodies. If you do tell us about what you find and how your experience was with hunting. Please be sure to show us some love on our social networks we love to hear from other Portal Masters if you need any help just drop us a message and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Happy Hunting! Until next time next time “Catch You On The SKYSIDE!”

Ssssssss! Says the 🐍 😋

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Score! #skylanders #SKYLANDERADDICTS

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New Skylanders Game To Be Released in 2015


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Hey Addicts!

I was going through my timeline and I noticed that Portal Master Andrew Azalea tagged me in a link to an article discussing the new release of Skylanders slated to be released in 2015. According to VideoGamer the new game will not be made by Toys for Bob, but instead will be developed by Vicarious Visions makers of last years mega hit Skylanders Swap Force. Most of us die hard fans already had this knowledge, but it is good to know that the rumor seems to be true. Due to the sale of over 240 million toys since the Skylanders Game was released in 2011 generating over 3 billion in retail sales, Activision has stated that they have out sold every toy line released in 2014 making it the Number 1 selling toy in the world. You may remember me mentioning Skylanders being the #1 children’s console game of 2014. As well as receiving another #1 console game rating with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With the tremendous amount of sales Activision will not only be releasing a new Skylanders game, but according to the Activision 4th quarter company report there will also be a new Call of Duty game and a 3rd expansion of Destiny.

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What will the new game be called? What will it be about? Who will be in it? Man so questions are coming to me now… hope I can get some more info in the months to come. Are you excited to hear that there will be another game coming? What are your guesses about what the new ‘gimmick’ will be? Let me know in the comment section. Be sure to check us out on all of our social networks. Oh I have a small announcement to make. For those of you that have followed the Skylander Addicts journey the original website is coming back with a brand new look. I’m pretty excited to bring the original Skylander Addicts site back. I want to know what are some changes you would like me to make before I republish the site? I want to continue to grow our awesome fold and what better way to do so than to have your help. Without you I wouldn’t be able to do any of this and for that I am grateful and thankful to have the friendship of all of you. Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”

Sources:

http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/skylanders_trap_team/news/new_skylanders_game_confirmed_for_2015.html

http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a627110/skylanders-activision-confirms-innovative-new-title-for-2015.html#~p3y2kt4pehLtUb

 

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

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