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Skylanders SuperChargers Coming This Fall

Skylanders SuperChargers Key ArtThere’s always something new around the corner with Skylanders, and this year is no exception! Buckle your seatbelts, because the new Skylanders SuperChargers (available 9/20) puts vehicles front and center– a mechanic never before offered by the Skylanders franchise.

Skylanders SuperChargers is set to feature twenty vehicles total across three categories (land, sea, and air), as well as twenty new SuperChargers, Skylanders who can interact with the vehicles in a special way. While any Skylanders character can drive the new vehicles, each SuperCharger pairs with a specific vehicle, and when both are on the portal together it triggers special bonuses, giving the character and the vehicle extra power.

The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack will come in two forms: the Standard Starter Pack and the Portal Owner’s Pack. The game’s standard edition will feature the game, portal, and three characters– vehicle Hot Streak, SuperCharger Spitfire, and SuperCharger Stealth Elf– while the Portal Owner’s Pack will bring a new digital option to the table. Allowing you to use your portal from Skylanders Trap Team, this edition will come with digital versions of all three characters included in the standard edition, as well as a digital copy of the game itself, allowing console gamers to download Skylanders  digitally for the first time ever!

Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 20, 2015 for the following platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS (with a different version of Skylanders SuperChargers also coming to the Wii and 3DS.) For a special advance look at some of the new characters, vehicles, and more that will be featured in Skylanders SuperChargers, check out the gallery below!

 

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Skylanders Trap Team — Coming to Tablets & Consoles This Sunday!

STT_Tablet_Starter Pack ContentsThis Sunday, October 5, the wait is over! Skylanders Trap Team will be available on a multitude of familiar platforms– consoles like the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Wii U. But this iteration of the popular franchise also marks an important distinction for the series: it’s the first time that the full Skylanders console experience will also be available on iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets.

The new Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack (shown at left) includes a new Bluetooth Traptanium Portal that doubles as a docking stand for the tablet of your choice, as well as two traps, two Skylanders, and a Bluetooth wireless controller to play the game with. While the controller is included with the set, if your child is more comfortable using the tablet’s touch controls, don’t worry– touch controls will still be available in this version as an alternative to using the controller!

Skylanders Trap Team allows players to utilize Trap Crystals to capture and play as Skylands’ most dangerous villains, as the Trap Masters and other Skylanders work together to thwart the latest scheme of the evil Kaos. The game will be released on Sunday October 5 on Android, Fire OS, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, WiiU, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Portal Masters everywhere can get into the Skylanders Trap Team spirit by taking advantage of exclusive Skylanders products at retailers nationwide:

  • Get Legendary at Toys”R”Us – Toys”R”Us stores in North America and online at Toysrus.com will be the only places fans will find the limited edition Legendary Series of Skylanders toys at launch. The Legendary Series features alternative versions of new Trap Master characters and packs, such as Jawbreaker, Déjà Vu and the Nightmare Express Adventure Pack, all of which feature in-game stat boosts.
  • Meet the Minis at WalmartSkylanders fans can visit participating Walmart stores or go to Walmart.com to participate in the ‘Meet the Minis’ program to unlock special content featuring the fully playable and upgradeable Minis, including Gill Runt, Stealth Elf, Weeruptor, Pet Vac and Small Fry via the official Skylanders Collection Vault™ app.  Walmart will also be the only place fans can find the Skylanders Minis Buddy Pack, featuring Tidal Wave Gill Grunt and Gill Runt.
  • NITRO Trap Masters at Target – U.S. Target stores nationwide and Target.com will once again be the only place where fans can get their hands on the Skylanders NITRO series of toys, which features the powerful Trap Master NITRO Krypt King.
  • Portals for Punch Pop Fizz at GameStop – During the first week of launch, fans that bring in a Portal of Power® from any Skylanders game can trade it in to receive a free Punch Pop Fizz character, a bright red version of the fan-favorite Skylander.
  • Three Skylanders for Two at Best Buy – Players that purchase any twoSkylanders Trap Team game products at Best Buy will receive a free Volcanic Eruptor character, who’s unique appearance is visible in-game. This promotion is available only at Best Buy.

New Skylanders Game Announced: Skylanders Trap Team!

IMG_4734Last night, at an event spearheaded by Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, the gaming company announced the next game in the popular Skylanders series. Titled Skylanders: Trap Team, the game allows players to utilize a new class of Skylanders called Trap Masters to thwart Kaos’s latest plan to take over the Skylands.

Central to the new game is a fresh mechanic that lets players “trap” certain enemies with the aid of the redesigned portal and another new addition to the series, trap crystals. Created from the “traptanium” that flew to earth when Kaos blew up Skylands’ most infamous prison, the trap crystals can be inserted into a specific groove on the portal; doing so enables players to capture specific enemy characters once they have been defeated. Using the trap crystals, players can access the villains caught within them, turn these enemies to their side, and then play as such favorites as the Chompy Mage (who first appeared in Skylanders: Giants), Chill Bill, and yes, even archvillain Kaos himself.

IMG_4811Discussing the development of this new feature, Hirshberg stated that the idea came about as an extension of the groundbreaking and innovative design that has been a hallmark of the Skylanders license since the brand’s inception in 2011. “Previously we’d brought toys to life by letting what happened in the physical world impact the digital world,” he said, “and now we get to bring life into the toys by letting what happens in the digital world affect the physical world.”

Also on scene at the event was Richard Barry, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer of Toys “R” Us, who confirmed that the retail chain would be continuing its partnership with Skylanders. Barry announced that we will be seeing new Legendary figures at Toys “R” Us in conjunction with Trap Team, as well as other new exclusive Skylanders merchandise. He concluded by stating that the game, which hits shelves on October 5th, is now available for pre-order at Toys “R” Us, both in stores and online at ToysRUs.com.

IMG_4765As a final note, Eric Hirshberg said that working with Skylanders has given his team the opportunity to “make kids say ‘wow!’ for a living,” and I can certainly say that Skylanders: Trap Team is sure to make kids of all ages (including some adults!) say “wow!” when it releases this October.

Skylanders: Trap Team is now available for pre-order on all major video game consoles.

SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE is finally here!

Skylander SWAP Force Launch EventFinally for all those families that have loved the Skylanders in their prior two games the third installment in this series is out today 10/13/13.  I will confirm that all skylander figures for both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Gaints will work with in the newest edition of Skylanders Swap Force.

There are dozens of new figures for this Swap Force universe the big segment is the new Swap Force characters themselves.  For that dont know the top and bottom have swap creating 4 characters out of just 2. so there is a total of 16 swap force characters and that’ll give you over 256 combinations.

Here is a video of reviewing some of the new Wave 1 and 2 characters

 

 

Here is a video with Guha Bala President of Vicarous Visions

 

There are a few different special editions this go around…

Target has Nitro Magna Charge Exclusive. Toys ”R” Us has Legendary Grim Creeper and Free RangerWalmart has Enchanted Hoot Loop. Game Stop has a special Dark Edition Starter Park.

 

Whats next for your Skylander Portal – Skylanders SWAP Force

General_Skylanders SWAP Force_Magna ChargeThose that love Skylanders will rejoyce to know that the third installment of Skylanders was just announced… Skylanders SWAP Force will be arriving shortly to every major gaming platform.

SWAP Force builds upon the success of the franchise’s signature gameplay with an all-new innovative play pattern — swapability — that gives kids more choice than ever before by letting  them swap the top and bottom halves of the toys to create their own characters. The game lets Portal Masters reconfigure 16 SWAP Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations. Kids can mix and match characters’ powers and moves, and then bring them to life in the game.   Fans of the franchise also can play Skylanders SWAP Force with their entire collection of characters from both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants, now with the added capability of jumping.

Skylanders SWAP Force Logo LoRes

In Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an all-new adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, home to a mystical volcano that erupts every hundred years to replenish the magic in Skylands.  During an epic battle, a brave group of Skylanders were caught in the volcano’s eruption, which blasted them apart and sent them to earth.  But, the magic of the volcano gave these heroes a remarkable new power — the ability to swap halves – turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force.  Meanwhile, Kaos is back with a new evil plan.  And now, Portal Masters everywhere must reassemble the SWAP Force — in their original form or in new combinations — and send them back to Cloudbreak to save Skylands!

Skylanders SWAP Force features 16 new SWAP Force characters, along with 32 core Skylanders characters (16 completely new Skylanders and 16 new versions of fan favorite characters from previous games) and eight new LightCore™ characters. Skylanders SWAP Force also delivers high-resolution graphics that bring the game’s detailed characters and rich environments to life, immersing players in the gameplay like never before.

General_Skylanders SWAP Force_Countdown with rocket General_Skylanders SWAP Force_Blast Zone General_Skylanders SWAP Force_Magna Buckler

Fact Skylanders SWAP Force’s16 New Characters With Swappable Top and Bottom Halves Can Be Customized into More Than 250 Unique Combinations

Stay tuned to @dadarocks on twitter for more breaking news on Skylanders SWAP force from Toy Fair 2013!