Entries in 'skylanders' (29)

Report: Activision wants its own movie studio to turn Call of Duty and Skylanders into films

Report: Activision wants its own movie studio to turn Call of Duty and Skylanders into films

Activision's unusual relationship with Hollywood took another turn this week, with reports that the publisher is looking to open its own TV and movie studio.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2014 at 9:16AM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

From the moment Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO, bemoaned the poor sales of Wii U, you knew Skylanders had a problem.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

Activision is bringing the 'full' Skylanders Trap Team game to tablets

This year's Skylanders game is coming to tablets… the exact same version that launches on consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
New line of Skylanders premium toys to launch this Autumn

New line of Skylanders premium toys to launch this Autumn

Activison has announced that a new range of premium Skylanders toys will be coming to the UK later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 25th 2014 at 12:06PM in News

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Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Skylanders magazine, comic incoming as part of new licensing agreements

Comic giant IDW, Crayola, Immediate Media and General Mills have all signed up or extended their deals as licensing partners for Activision’s Skylanders property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:59PM in News
Nintendo's Amiibo 'offers a completely different experience' to Skylanders and Disney Infinity

Nintendo's Amiibo 'offers a completely different experience' to Skylanders and Disney Infinity

American Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-AIme has insisted that upcoming toy line Amiibo will not compete with Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
Confirmed: New Skylanders is called Trap Team, costs £64.99

Confirmed: New Skylanders is called Trap Team, costs £64.99

The next game in the Skylanders series is, as rumoured, Trap Team.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 24th 2014 at 12:01AM in News
Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Nintendo turned down Skylanders exclusivity opportunity

Skylanders has been such a huge success it has made Activision the biggest seller of RFID tech in the world – but Nintendo refused a proposed partnership with the brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 1:46PM in News

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GAME launches Skylanders Swap Force Club

GAME launches Skylanders Swap Force Club

Skylanders fans now have a place to gather thanks to a new social initiative from GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2014 at 1:02PM in News
Exclusive Skylanders Enchanted Lightcore Star Strike heading to GAME

Exclusive Skylanders Enchanted Lightcore Star Strike heading to GAME

Retailer GAME has been named as the exclusive stockist of a new Skylanders figure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2014 at 3:43PM in News
Skylanders figure releases to become more evenly distributed

Skylanders figure releases to become more evenly distributed

Activision is to reduce the annualised focus of the Skylanders brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
Skylanders franchise reaches $2bn in sales worldwide

Skylanders franchise reaches $2bn in sales worldwide

Activision has announced the Skylanders series has grossed more than $2bn worldwide.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 7th 2014 at 4:57AM in News

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Skylanders games and toys arrive in India

Skylanders games and toys arrive in India

Two years after it took the world by storm, Activision’s Skylanders series has finally made its way to India.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Dec 16th 2013 at 11:52AM in News
Skylanders Collection Vault iOS app released

Skylanders Collection Vault iOS app released

Activision has launched a free companion app for its popular Skylanders franchise.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 27th 2013 at 7:25AM in News
How retail made Skylanders

How retail made Skylanders

In his first interview as Activision’s UK MD, Roy Stackhouse speaks to MCV about the success of Skylanders, the launch of Swap Force and why the franchise will live on ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2013 at 1:15PM in News
Toy retailers back Skylanders

Toy retailers back Skylanders

The Entertainer, WHSmith, and Toymaster are among the retailers who will be selling video games in the run up to Christmas this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:40PM in News

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Isle of Skye twinned with Skylanders world

Isle of Skye twinned with Skylanders world

Real life island the Isle of Skye has been twinned with Skylands, the setting of Activision’s Skylanders series.

by Alex Calvin
on Oct 16th 2013 at 2:11PM in News
Swap Force is most pre-ordered Skylanders game

Swap Force is most pre-ordered Skylanders game

Pre-orders for this year’s Skylanders are 60 per cent higher than last year’s smash hit, Skylanders Giants.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 20th 2013 at 2:18PM in News
Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:25PM in News
Disney "extremely happy" with early Disney Infinity performance

Disney "extremely happy" with early Disney Infinity performance

Chief financial officer Jay Rasulo has said Disney is “extremely happy” with the early commercial performance of Disney Infinity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2013 at 2:09PM in News
Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The IGEA welcomes new members this week, while Skylanders breaks a sales record and Saint's Row IV gets classified.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2013 at 7:23AM in News
Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Angry Birds and Pokémon are the latest big name franchise to take on Skylanders as the toy war heats up, but is there enough space to stock them all?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Call of Duty leads Activision's six-strong Wii U line-up

Third party support for Nintendo's new console has been erratic at best, but Activision has confirmed it will support Wii U with six titles this autumn, including Call of Duty: ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 9:36AM in News
Toy war heats up in the latest issue of MCV

Toy war heats up in the latest issue of MCV

This week's issue of MCV features the latest from the video game toy war and an interview with PS4's Mark Cerny.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 18th 2013 at 2:50PM in News