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Activision Switching It Up! Skylanders Imaginators Coming To Nintendo Switch


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Happy New Year Portal Masters! This year has started off rocky for us Skylanders fans with all the rumors going on about the series being canceled. It has had the community on edge to say the least. There seems to be a glimmer of hope for us just yet with the announcement of Skylanders Imaginators being released on the Nintendo Switch console as a launch title this coming March.

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Yesterday Activision announced on their blog that they have developed a version of Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch and boy does it sound AWESOME!!! New exclusive functions have been added to this version of the game making it more user friendly. The biggest addition is that we won’t need a portal! That’s right you read it correctly NO PORTAL REQUIRED!!! The new scan function exclusive to the Nintendo switch now allows us to scan our 300+ physical toys into the game and store them in a digital library for on the go Skylanders action!

The innovative design of the Nintendo Switch also introduces a new mechanic for Skylanders: No Portal of Power? No problem! With the Nintendo Switch you can load and store more than 300 toys from the Skylanders universe in a digital library, allowing players take the Skylanders and their adventures on the go.

Since Skylanders Imaginators and the Skylanders Creator app launched, fans have created and customized more than 25 million Imaginators, and we can’t wait to see what they do with the Nintendo Switch. Paul Reiche, co-founder and studio head of Toys for Bob said, “We’ve seen some amazing Skylanders created, and as kids’ collections continue to grow, we’re proud to offer more depth and variety to fans in ways never before possible with this new system.”

Not only are we getting a new version of the game but we are also getting new figures, a new Adventure/Level Pack, and Skylanders Academy will be returning for a second season  as well! By the way, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the show on Netflix you should it is totally BOOMTASTIC!!!

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Also coming for Skylanders Imaginators in March will be the Cursed Tiki Temple level pack. This new pack takes players on an all-new adventure where they can unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Imaginators. The pack includes a new Sensei character, Wild Storm, a life Creation Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.

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And later this Spring players will be introduced to another new Sensei, Grave Clobber. Once a great pharaoh who ruled the Golden Desert long ago, Grave Clobber was buried by his seven jealous brothers in an underwater tomb while he was sleeping.  He eventually rose from his watery grave, clobbered each of his brothers and became the perfect choice to be a Sensei trainer for the Brawler Class.

Skylanders Imaginators for Nintendo Switch will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 when the system launches, and The Cursed Tiki Temple level pack will be available for $29.99 MSRP on March 12 at participating retailers nationwide.

I’ll be on the hunt for these two for sure! We now will be able to open all of the hidden islands with the release of this new level pack and I can’t wait! Doesn’t Grave Clobber look so Boss? If you noticed this Adventure/Level pack will be different than the previously released ones in this series it will include a Mystery Chest.

Are you going to be getting the Nintendo Switch? I know I am not just for Skylanders either. You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch and the new version of Skylanders Imaginators now at GameStop and other participating retailers. I provided a link below for those of you that are interested. You can read the full article from the Activision blog by clicking the source link. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Source: Activision Blog

 

 

 

 

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Skylanders Day! Power Blues And More At Gamestop


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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!

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More Black Friday Deals!


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This is a quick update on the black friday deals that are coming up. Take a look below to see where to get the best bang for your buck!

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SSC Starter Packs

$37 (just says XBox 360 in the ad)

SSC Vehicles

$9

 

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Thursday

All Skylanders Superchargers single figures and vehicles

B1G1 80% off

Friday

All Giants, Swap Force, and Spyro’s Adventure Figures

Up to 65% off

Superchargers Starter Packs

$39.99

All Toys to Life figures, vehicles, and accessories

B1G1 40% off

 

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Superchargers Starter Packs

$37.99

 

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All video games, pc games, and accessories

20% off regular price

Superchargers Starter Packs

$37.99

 

For all of you Skylanders comic book collectors this is for you.

 

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November 25 – Dec 1

Online Only Everything!

Up to 75% off

When I find more deals I’ll let cha know. If you missed the first set of deals you can see them by clicking the link below. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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Skylanders: SuperChargers Wave 2 Out Now


Wave 2 of the SuperChargers is starting to make its way into stores. Wave 2 has the following:

Single Packs:
High Volt
Nightfall
Smash Hit

Vehicle Single Packs

Burn-Cycle
Jet Stream
Shark Tank
Stealth Stinger

Triple Pack (1 SuperCharger, 2 Vehicles

Shark Shooter Terrafin
Shark Tank
Jet Stream

I didn’t see any of the following: Nightfall, Jet Stream or the triple pack. GameStop, Best Buy and Wal-Mart seemed well stocked on the other items. My local Target didn’t have any of Wave 2 yet.

I picked up High Volt:
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He looks really impressive and I cannot wait to play him. I already own the Best Buy exclusive Smash Hit, but truth be told the regular Smash Hit looks better than the special edition. Here are some pics I took of some of the figurines I saw:

Stealth Stinger

Smash Hit

Burn Cycle
Here’s hoping Nightfall appears soon.
This post originally appeared on my blog The Bookish Gamer

GameStop Exclusive: Missile Tow Dive-Clops |


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Looks like Missile Tow Dive-Clops comes exclusively at GameStop on November 15th be on the look out! Click the link to see the image that is floating around the skyverse. Hopefully we can get a better image soon.

Update: Better image has been found. Check it out!

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Fiesta and Crypt Crusher Skylander Review


Fiesta was the first Skylander that cuaght my eye who didn’t come with the starter set for Skylanders Superchargers. A horn slinging mariachi skeleton was too cool to pass of. So how does he and his vehicle stack up? Let’s take a look.

Fiesta

To start with, Fiesta is one of the coolest Skylanders I have ever seen. The attention to detail from his skull cap that acts as a helmet, to his horn, and even to the spurs on his boots all give him a complete look.

In game however, Fiesta is a notably weaker character at close range. Despite a horn that can blow notes at enemies, neither the continuous stream of notes nor his solo notes deal much damage at all. In fact, despite his seemingly close nature, Fiesta is a Skylander who is far better at staying away from enemies. That’s because his ability to summon little mini skeletons as part of his mariachi amigo ensemble is far more devastating.

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Not as strong as he appears


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While Fiesta isn’t capable of much damage, the amigos can really stack up on damage. In many ways, the amigos act like dots (damage over type spells). When all three are on the screen, Fiesta’s damage really adds up. As it currently sits, Fiesta’s horn hits for 18; meanwhile, each additional mariachi amigo hits between 18-30. When all three are on screen, Fiesta is capable of massive damage, without them, though he is in big trouble. How you utilize him is not always easy. There’s a good amount of skill you have to apply to make sure he stays alive while avoiding enemies.

It seems the designers were aware of Fiesta’s weak ability so one of his first upgrades is the ability to “laid low.” It’s at this point he becomes hidden and takes reduced damage. It’s not altogether useful, but if your mariachi is doing all the work, there’s no reason to not go into this stance.

Two Skills Tress: One Answer
Fiesta’s first skill tree is the only real choice in all of this. This skill tree gives the amigos damage boosts and speed boosts, along with the ability to summon five amigos instead of three. Because the amigos are Fiesta’s only real way to sustain dealing high damage, this tree is the only real answer as far as I’m concerned.

The other skill tree emphasizes Fiesta as a solo artist. Additional experience, money and food is great, as is the ability to pierce enemies with solo notes. The final ability in this tree causes the amigos to explode. I could see this skill tree’s usefulness; however, because the amigos are so devastating, it’s hard to recommend this over making your Amigos stronger.

His Soul Gem Ability

Fiesta’s soul gem ability is called Family Fiesta. It’s a pretty essential tool because it’s the only distance attack he gets. Just holding down the alternate attack button causes a non-stop stream of amigos to attack the enemies. The enemies run in a straight line and, like his other attack, don’t deal much damage. But because of the distance it covers, it’s essential. More often that not I am using Family Fiesta over going into “Laid Low.”

Crypt Crusher

As for Fiesta’s vehicle, it’s a sufficient vehicle. Aesthetically, it’s awesome, but in game, it’s okay. It pales in comparison to the devastation of a vehicle like Hot Streak. His bullet attacks are okay; however, he can launch his mariachi amigos to deal damage over time to the enemy. It’s good, but not amazing. As for the vehicle’s upgrades, they’re awesome. Turning your vehicle from a coffin to a mummy inspired sarcophagus is maybe the coolest vehicle transformation in the game.

Side Mission:

As with any Supercharger you get, you get a side mission which involves collecting notes. This is definitely one of the hardest Superchargers missions to date. Big thumbs up.

Figurines

Let’s take a minute and talk about the figurine quality. Fiesta might be one of the best made Skylanders to date. The attention to detail is staggering. From his belt, to his spurs,  to the wrinkles on his pants, to the embellishments on his horn and hat, it all looks right. Furthermore, the paint job is also excellent with no noticeable bleed on the figurine anyway. Comparing Fiesta to almost any other figurine seems unfair because it’s such a huge jump in quality.

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Front and Back Picture of Fiesta

Crypt Crusher too looks amazing. Everything about the vehicle stands out. From the cushion inside the coffin to the hands holding the wheels. Just  from a design stand point, Fiesta and Crypt Crusher are a no brainer for Skylander addicts.

Crypt Crusher

It’s the coolest vehicle by a mile

Verdict

Fiesta and Crypt Crusher’s short comings are obvious. Fiesta does nothing that Shot Cut didn’t do better in Trap Team, but from a design stand point, he’s so amazing that he feels essential. It’s a cross roads of a character. I doubt many players will play him differently than summoning a bunch of amigos. It’s a shame he doesn’t deal more damage because he might be more viable, as would the other skill tree. He’s a flawed character, no doubt, but he is a fun flawed character to play.

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This post originally appeared on my blog TheBookishGamer
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