This morning I got an email from Activision with a little more info and images of the new items coming to a store near you. Some of this has already been released or I already have told you about it. Such as Love Potion Pop Fizz take a look at the intro video provided by Activision…
Also being released are the 4D Crayola Color Alive coloring pages, and the easter edition figures. When I posted about this stuff I didn’t have any images of the easter edition figures. Well that is no longer the case you can now see what all the new items look like before they are released thanks to the press release I got this morning here is what it said…
SKYLANDERS KICKS OFF MORNINGS AND BRIGHTENS UP PLAYTIME WITH EXCITING NEW OFFERINGS FROM GENERAL MILLS AND CRAYOLA
#1 Top-Selling Kids Videogame Franchise of 2014 Worldwide¹ Unveils
Special Edition Crayola Color Alive! Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack and
Cereal Boxes from General Mills
New Love Potion Pop Fizz Toy Timed for Valentine’s Day and Easter Toys
Join the Skylanders Trap Team Lineup
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today exciting products from partners General Mills and Crayola® that will bring new Skylanders® experiences to fans. Starting this month, fans in North America can start their mornings by playing an interactive version of the popular Skylanders Skystones mini-game via specially-marked Big G cereal boxes. Portal Masters also can be on the lookout for Skylanders® Trap Team Crayola Color Alive! Starter Packs in April that will allow kids to bring their coloring to life. Additionally, new Valentine’s Day and springtimeSkylanders Trap Team toys also have been unveiled in anticipation of New York Toy Fair.
“We’re excited to extend our relationships with General Mills and Crayola for yet another year,” said Ashley Maidy, vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision Publishing, Inc. “Both brands are category leaders and have long been a mainstay for kids around the world. We believe these partnerships match the affinity our fans express for the Skylanders franchise.”
“As one of the most popular kids video game franchises in the world, Skylanders was an obvious choice as a partner for Big G interactive cereal boxes,” said Lisa Kessel, manager of Big G. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Activision to bring Skylanders Skystones cards to the breakfast table, adding even more fun to the cereals that fans already know and love.”
Additionally, special Crayola edition of the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on store shelves in early April 2015. The limited edition packaging will feature unique black and white line art of Skylanders characters for Portal Masters to color using Crayola’s Magic Crayons included in the Starter Pack. Fans can then watch the characters come alive on their smartphones or tablets using Crayola’s new Color Alive! 4D Experience augmented reality technology. This limited Starter Pack will be exclusively available at Toys”R”Us for the suggested retail price of $74.99 on Xbox 360™video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s Wii™ system, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and select iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Activision and bring the hugely popular Skylanders characters into the new, innovative Crayola Color Alive! franchise,” said
Warren Schorr, vice president of licensing at Crayola. “Activision shares the same passion as Crayola to bring creative experiences to kids around the world, and with Skylanders as one of the premiere titles in Color Alive!, kids can have limitless fun customizing their favorite characters and bringing them to life.”
Fans also can enjoy their Skylanders characters in a new way with Crayola’s Color Alive! Skylanderscoloring book, available now for a limited time on store shelves nationwide. Children can activate the special Crayola 4D Experience™ through the Color Alive! app by aiming their mobile phone or tablet camera at the coloring page to bring their unique Skylanders drawings to life. The included Magic Crayon transforms coloring by activating special effects through drawing on the page in real-time. Kids also can interact and take photos with the coloring book characters. The Color Alive! app is available on iPad, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, as well as iPod® Touch.
In addition to the exciting new offerings from General Mills and Crayola, Activision is bringing several special edition toys to the Skylanders Trap Team roster. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Love Potion Pop Fizz – a wild-and-crazy, potion-brewing hero from Skylands – is available now and features a limited edition design both in-game and on the toy.
Parents looking for the perfect toys to include in Easter baskets can get their hands on the springtime editions of fully playable, pocket-sized Skylanders Minis toys, Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggsellent Weeruptor. This year, Pet-Vac is aiming to break the all-time Skylander record for number of eggs collected, while Eggsellent Weeruptor has disguised himself as a candy-coated egg, having been chosen as the mascot in the Skylands Annual Dragon Egg Hunt. Lastly, Portal Masters can now use the new limited edition Earth Trap, inspired by the Easter Bunny, to trap Skylands’ most notorious villains.
Skylanders has sold through more than 240 million toys², outselling all top action-figure lines worldwide in 2014 for the third consecutive year³.
I’m pretty interested in getting the Crayola Starter pack set. I think it is a pretty cool idea to be able to color the box and make it look how you want. I want it just cause it’s a collector’s item and I love collector’s items. 🙂 The Bunny Earth Trap is pretty interesting as well. How about the mini variants? Pretty dope huh? I think so the color scheme on Eggscellent Weeruptor is absolutely beautiful and I bet it looks even better in person can’t wait! Well I’m going to end this with saying easter is going to be EGGSCELLENT! (Pun intented). Until next time “Catch you on the SKYSIDE!”
Want the Crayola 4D Color Alive Coloring Pages? You can buy them directly from Crayola right here. You can also get a sample page before you purchase it as well. The pages are only $5.99 plus tax of course and shipping if ordering from online. Happy Hunting!
I went to collect the mail and noticed I had a surprise package from Activision I didn’t know what it was, but boy was I stoked to see what it was when I opened the package. Check out what was inside…
Yes! Love Potion Pop Fizz the official Valentine’s Day Skylanders Toy for Skylanders Trap Team. So have you been wondering how Pop Fizz turned into Love Potion Pop Fizz? Well I happen to have to scoop…
It is said that when his latest attempt to concoct the ultimate raspberry soda totally backfired, Pop Fizz was caught in a blast that turned him pink and gave him an alluring aroma. At least that’s how he tells it. But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Skylanders are wondering if Pop Fizz is telling the truth… or if there is a special someone who he is trying to impress.
I wonder who Pop Fizz could be trying to get some affection from? Guess we will have to wait and see. Currently Target is the only retailer with it shelved, but Best Buy will release him on 02/01 and Toys R Us on 02/07. For all our UK readers he can also be pre-ordered at your local GAME store. Good Luck Hunting! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
As I mentioned in the last post this years easter edition figures have been revealed. According to myskylanders.de and darkspyro.net user Chaotic Lunacy we can expect another villain variant trap this easter. Red Hot Tussle Sprout is said to be a TRU exclusive with a release date of March 2, 2015. Also there will be an “Easter Edition” figure pack including Power Punch Pet-Vac, Eggscellent Weeruptor, and an exclusive Earth Easter Trap.
Chaotic Lunacy states that Red Hot Tussle Sprout will be the included trap in the easter edition pack, but myskylanders.de states that Red Hot will be its own trap and an exclusive Easter Edition earth trap will be included in the figure pack. The easter edition rings up at 10.99, but I am thinking that the $10.99 price is for the Exclusive Variant Trap with RHTS and not the easter edition figure packs. I think that the earth trap will be a separate trap much like the Legendary Traps (no trapped villain just an easter colored trap) included with Power Punch and Weeruptor.
The release date is also March 2, 2015 at TRU for Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggscellent Weeruptor so get ready folks cause it’s about to be on!I project that these will go fast just like the other easter edition figures that have been released in the past. Are you as excited about this as I am? I sure hope so! Keep an eye out for the easter edition figure packs as they may get an early release by another store trying to beat TRU to the punch. Enjoy the rest of the images in the gallery and until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
If you didn’t already know this happened… GameStop has released 3 different Kaos Trap Bundle packs. Each bundle comes with a Kaos Trap, Water Trap and depending on what bundle you choose a Magic, Earth, or Life Trap. Each bundle is priced at $17.97 and is available online only.
Unfortunately the bundles have sold out, so for those of you that are still looking for a Kaos Trap bookmark the link and check it periodically to see if it is available again. Here are the links to all 3 bundles:
Link 1: http://goo.gl/yyWNrD
Link 2: http://goo.gl/tXpV7o
Link 3: http://goo.gl/NF5Qt0
Good Luck Hunting everyone! Until Next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
I wanted to give you guys a heads upon the release dates for legendary Bush Whack & Love Potion Pop Fizz. Rumor has it that Legendary Bush Whack will be released at Toys R Us stores on February 15, 2015. Love Potion Pop Fizz is said to be released February 7, 2015 I’m sure he will be released everywhere as he is an in-game variant. I have all the other legendary figures so I’m hyped to complete the set.
LP Pop Fizz is just too cute I plan on customizing one and flocking it. This info was spotted on DarkSpyro.com posted by DS user Chaotic Lunacy said to have come from a reliable source.
Guess we will have to see if he is right when the time comes. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Looks like we will be seeing our second holiday themed Skylander appear in stores soon. Love Potion Pop Fizz has been seen in California in store. Unfortunately, they are not able to be sold as they are street dated for 2/1/2015. I found a few images posted on DS and Instagram of what Love Potion will look like in package and out. I think he looks great and can’t wait to add him to my collection. What do you think about him? Will you be adding him to your collection? I think he will be readily available so no need to stress about not being able to get him, but just to be on the safe side get him as soon as you can. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Awesome news everybody Activision Publishing,Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. has done it again! For the 3rd year in a row Skylanders has once again become the #1 kids video game franchise in the U.S. and globally.This is based solely on the retail sales from toys and accessories. Not only has Skylanders killed the game world, but so has two other titles from Activision Publishing. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has become the #1 selling console game around the world and is the number one franchise for the sixth year in a row. The newest IP from Activision Destiny has managed to become the #1 newest video game IP of 2014 as well as claiming the spot as the #2 best-selling console game of 2014 among all other titles in the U.S. Check out the press release I got the other day.
ACTIVISION DELIVERS TOP GLOBAL GAMES OF 2014:
CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE #1 TOP-SELLING VIDEO GAME; SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM #1 KIDS VIDEO GAME;
DESTINY #1 NEW VIDEO GAME IP
Skylanders Trap Team Outsells Nearest Competitor Globally by 17%;
Skylanders Franchise 30% Bigger than Nearest Competitor Globally
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Top-selling
Console Game of 2014 Globally; #1 Gaming Franchise in US for Sixth Straight Year
Destiny is #2 Top-Selling Video Game in the US Based on Revenue;
Biggest New Video Game Franchise Launch in History
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – January 16, 2015 — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the top-selling kids video game in the world with Skylanders Trap Team(1). Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally(1). Call of Duty is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row in the U.S., based on revenue(2).Skylanders® Trap Team is the #1 top-selling kids video game globally, andSkylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S, and globally, for the third year in a row, based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories(1).
“We’d like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As much fun as we had making these games, we’ve had even more fun playing along side you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year.”
In addition to these wins, Destiny, the epic new game from Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue(2). Destiny is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history(1). And Skylanderscontinued to lead the ‘Toys to Life’ category for the third consecutive year.
“Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global franchise in 2014,Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor. And Skylanders Trap Teamoutsold its nearest competitor globally by 17%,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “As the creators of the ‘Toys to Life’ category, we are thrilled to continue to lead it for the third consecutive year.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is developed by Sledgehammer Games for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is also available. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For the latest intel, check out:www.callofduty.com, www.facebook.com/callofduty,www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram.
Skylanders® Trap Team introduces a ground-breaking innovation that lets Portal Masters “trap” the most wanted villains in Skylands and then play as them in the game in the battle for good. The game offers an unprecedented new addition to the game’s play pattern in the form of Traptanium™ Traps. When this new type of toy is placed into the Traptanium Portal, Portal Masters can “capture” a variety of special villains from the game and magically transport them from Skylands into the real world — effectively bringing life to toys. Additionally, Skylanders Trap Team advances the gaming industry by offering the full AAA game experience on both tablet and console for the first time ever.
The fourth installment of the award-winning, $2 billion game franchise, Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous Skylanders games. Every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system; a variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. For more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com andActivision.com/presscenter.
Destiny casts players as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. Players will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating their own legend as they and their friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of their adventures, players will become more powerful as they wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and super abilities.
Destiny is rated T for Teen by the ESRB (Animated Blood and Violence), and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features), PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required for some features). For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.
Congratulations to Activisions and all its employees on a job well done. Thank you for giving us another Super Boomtastic game to enjoy this year I can’t wait for Skylanders 5! (Yeah I know Trap Team is still fresh shoot me). 🙂 Take a minute to show us some love on our social media sites. Show us your collections, share your artwork with us, or just chat us up we like to talk 🙂 until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
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.
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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Here’s an excerpt:
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