Entries in 'skylanders' (40)

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
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.

Alex Calvin
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

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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

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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
Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Nintendo's own take on the Skylanders toy/game model will be released next month – but the toys might miss the launch.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 17th 2013 at 12:27PM in News

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Skylanders-inspired Angry Birds Star Wars II due out in September

Skylanders-inspired Angry Birds Star Wars II due out in September

Retail rejoice, the next game in the Angry Birds series features physical goods.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 15th 2013 at 2:59PM in News
UK games retail could make £1.28bn in six months

UK games retail could make £1.28bn in six months

UK games retailers will do battle over a possible £1.28bn over the next six months, MCV?can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 12th 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Skylanders named licence of the year at LIMA Awards

Skylanders named licence of the year at LIMA Awards

Activision's Skylanders property was last night named as best licensed programme of the year at LIMA's International Excellence Awards.

by Samantha Loveday
on Jun 19th 2013 at 9:21AM in News