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Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions on keeping annual Skylanders 'magic' alive

Since first launching in 2011, Activision has turned its toy-powered gaming franchise Skylanders into an annual release. The third game in the series, Skylanders: Swap Force, is set to arrive this fall and will allow players to mix-and-match parts of 16 new toys for over 250 in game character...

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New Skylanders: Giants bundle demands your money a month early at GameStop

What is there to compare to the thrill of opening brand new Skylanders? Opening brand new Skylanders a month early, of course. The Skylanders: Giants Scorpion Striker Battle Pack is now available at GameStop, a month earlier than competing retailers. The pack includes a series 2 Zap, Hot Dog, an...

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Skylanders franchise up to $500 million retail sales in the US alone

The United States loves Skylanders to the tune of a whopping $500 million of retail sales, as announced by Activision this morning. Based on recently released NPD data, US boys and girls (and US older boys and girls) can't get enough of the action-RPG games and those oh-so-lucrative accessory packs...

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Toys R Us exclusive: Legendary Skylanders Giants figures, alternate versions of others

Skylanders Giants launches October 21, and if you're in the market for some elite figures, you may want to hit up your local Toys R Us. The retailer has the exclusive rights to sell a limited edition 'Legendary' series of Skylanders Giants figurines with special in-game abilities. Toys R Us is also...

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Skylanders Giants review: Big toys, small changes

Of all the good fortune I've been afforded in my life, little compares with the joy of becoming a parent. That probably goes without saying. However, being able to justify the ludicrous cash outlay that comes in the pursuit of a hobby was, for me at least, an unexpected side benefit of having a...

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Skylanders Giants enters retail portals on Oct. 21

Your Skylanders are about to get a whole lot bigger. Activision has revealed that Skylanders Giants will launch on October 21 (October 19 in the UK, says CVG). Of course, that means that not only will the game launch in October, but so will a host of new Skylanders toys. That includes the likes of...

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Three new Skylanders shock, burn and boom into Spyro's Adventure

Spyro's universe is expanding -- much like ours, but without the physical, philosophical or scientific implications -- with three new characters. Lightning Rod, Zook and Sunburn, the last of which comes to Skylanders in the Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack, are all available now. Lightning Rod and...

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Rare Skylanders sell for more than $1,000 at auction

The supplemental toys surrounding Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure have become the latest in a long line of collectable merchandising campaigns to reach "You paid how much?!" levels, following in the proud footsteps of Pogs, Pokemon cards and Beanie Babies. An eBay auction for 6 apparently rare...

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Skylanders creative lead eying Wii U's NFC for the future; mobile game explained

"Giants is the idea for the future," Toys for Bob CEO and development lead Paul Reiche III told me during an interview this morning, just ahead of this weekend's Toy Fair 2012. His company's latest project, Skylanders, is up for an award at the big show, not to mention an award or two at DICE 2012...

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Skylanders Giants will not require new Portal, mobile apps coming, Toys R Us to have exclusive figures [update]

More details about Skylanders Giants are coming in from the event currently taking place in New York. First and foremost, the new game will require a new Portal (i.e. "the thing you put Skylanders toys on") in order to recognize the new giant characters. Said Portal will accommodate up to two giant...

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