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Skylanders at New York Toy Fair 2014

With no news we can speak of YET on the next chapter of Skylanders, we do know we MAY be getting it this fall! What we were able to see in person for the first time is the Easter packing for Fryno, Punk Shock and Springtime Trigger Happy along with a demo showing Springtime Trigger Happy complete with in game hat and The three Swap Force characters in Wave 4 Trap Shadow, Freeze Blade and Doom Stone. Check out some pics of them below and stay tuned for a more detailed report and video in a few days!

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Skylanders Giants #1 best-selling console and hand-held video game

Today, August 16th 2013, Activision Publishing announced that Skylanders Giants was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held video game in dollars in both U.S. and Europe year-to-date in 2013.

The Skylanders figures outsold all action-figure properties in the U.S. and Europe year-to-date in 2013, and the Skylanders property outpaced all toy properties overall in the U.K. year-to-date as of June 30, 2013 including giants likes Star Wars and Marvel!

As of July 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated life-to-date more than $1.5 billion in worldwide retail sales, and year-to-date in 2013, in both North America and Europe, Skylanders Giants was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held game overall in dollars

Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing commented on this milestone:

“We began something very special with Skylanders and the magic of bringing toys to life through a video game, But it’s not just about the game. We know the toys have to be just as creative and imaginative as the kids that play with them, and that’s why we’re so excited to bring even more innovations — like dynamic swapability — to this genre when Skylanders SWAP Force comes out in October.”

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants were developed by Toys For Bob, and Skylanders SWAP Force is being developed by Vicarious Visions. For more information, visit www.skylanders.com

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DIY handmade Skylanders frame for Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day, combine two things dad loves- spending time with his kids and gaming! The most popular game that dads play with their kids, Skylanders Giants, offers a starter pack for only $69.99 (available on any console). Now dad can spend quality family time by helping the kids bring toys to life in the world of Skylands!

Already a fan? Surprise your dad with a special handmade Skylanders frame and include one of your favorite memories of playing the game with dad! The quick and simple character frame gift idea can be made in 5 easy steps- instructions at the link below!

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Skylanders Homework Packs!

Hi Portal Masters!  As kids are getting ready for Summer it’s now time to put the parents to the test!

The hottest toy and game property around, Skylanders Giants has a fun activity for kids to “school” their parents on their favorite characters and introduce them to the world of Skylanders!

The Homework pack features five chapters of fun – one for every week day:

–      Monday: History (Skylanders story – SSA and Giants)

–      Tuesday: Science (elemental sources)

–      Wednesday: Characters (character’s abilities, strengths and weaknesses)

–      Thursday: Technology (practicalities of what and how to buy and play)

–      Friday: Art (to include dot-to-dot and drawing of key characters)

–      Quiz sheets at the end of each chapter testing parents on what they’ve learned that day

–      Reward charts to stick on the fridge door with a Skylanders sticker that children award parents once a chapter is complete successfully

Click Below  for the downloadable version you can download right now for free!  And stay tuned as we will also be doing a  giveaways of  a hard copies of the packs accompanied and a Giants figure!

(Please note each link below is a large PDF file and may take a few minutes to load)

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