‘Skylanders’ Releases Love Potion Pop Fizz for Valentine’s Day


‘Skylanders’ has released another great holiday character. This time it is Love Potion Pop Fizz. Rumor is he was working on a raspberry soda when his recipe backfired and what you see is the result. A raspberry pink Love Potion Pop Fizz, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Skylanders Day at GameStop, Sunday January 10th, 2015


From open to close, all local GameStop stores will be hosting a Light & Dark Skylanders Day. Stop in for some great deals and exclusive traps and characters. Eon’s Elite Stealth Elf and Elite Terrafin will be on sale for $20 and if you haven’t joined the Trap Team, all starter packs will be $30 off.
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Skylanders Introduces Two New Elements


For the first time in the franchise’s history, Skylanders is introducing two new elements. Light and Dark elements join the other eight elements in Skylanders Trap Team with the introduction of two new characters. Knight Mare and Knight Light will be available soon along with a location piece that will unlock a special level in the game. Continue reading

Skylander Eruptor to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Many congratulations to our friends at Toys For Bob, and Activision. Eruptor, one of my favorite Skylanders, is to appear in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The larger than life Eruptor balloon took more than 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels of glitter to recreate his fiery personality. Check out the parade on turkey day starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Continue reading

Skylanders Trap Team: Released October 5th

Game Truck Interior. Photo by: Anton Olsen

Skylanders Trap Team will be released this Sunday in the US. My family and I, along with a few friends, had a chance to play a demo of the new game last weekend, and what we saw has us stoked for the release. This release delivers new characters, new elements, and the trap itself.
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Full Skylanders Trap Team Console Game Comes to Tablets

Skylanders Trap Team Mobile

With Gamescom almost upon us Activision announced a new version of Skylanders Trap Team for tablet devices. Unlike previous years though this is the full console experience and comes with a Bluetooth controller and Portal. Continue reading

Buzzer Beak is Next Skylanders Trap Team Villain

Trap Team Villain - Buzzer Beak

With E3 only a day away from opening its doors, I was excited to get an exclusive hands-on with a new Trap Team villain. Buzzer Beak is an Air villain that offers impressive flying and swooping attacks. Continue reading

Decoding E3 For Families

E3 For Families

I’m often asked what this yearly event is that I keep jetting off to, and not just by my kids. To that end I got a colleague to put together a family guide to E3 along with our expectations about what to look out for this year. Continue reading

Torch Skylander Revealed in Game Informer

New Torch Skylander

Here’s a look at Torch, a new Trap Team core Skylander revealed in the June copy of Game Informer. We found the image online in advance of the magazine hitting shelves. Continue reading

Family Gaming News Round-Up Feb 27th

This video-game news round up is designed to help keep mums and dads up to date with the latest gaming developments. If you want to play a more active role in the gaming life of your family, it’s a great way to become more informed. Continue reading

Skylanders: Springtime Trigger Happy

Photo by Anton Olsen

Just in time for spring time, Skylanders introduces a special Springtime Trigger Happy. This variant is styled after the Big Bang Trigger Happy, who was in turn styled after Major “King” Kong riding an H-bomb to his sure death in Kubric’s Dr. Stangelove. Continue reading

Skylanders 4 Toy Fair News: Mega Blocks Leak


GeekDad Andy Robertson brings us a little more news of from toy Fair 2014. This time it’s a little speculation about Skylanders 4, a brief description of the Mega Blocks leak, and his speculation on the new game. If Andy is right about the direction and timing of the new game it could be a great way to grow the franchise to keep up with the fans as they age. Continue reading

Skylanders, Still Hot and Still Growing


The Skylanders franchise has just passed the $2 Billion mark: that’s double where they were a year ago. This year marks a lot of milestones for the game as they break into the top 20 video game franchises of all time. This month they passed the 175 million toy mark and there is no end in site. Continue reading

New Mega Bloks Build Excitement

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Skylanders Swap Force is only a few days away now. That’s right, another new addition of interactive toys that meld with you gaming console is almost here. My kids area already feeling the excitement, so they picked up on of the new Mega Bloks sets Continue reading