Entries in 'toys to life' (24)

Anki targets Skylanders with September launch

Anki targets Skylanders with September launch

Watch out Skylanders, Anki believes it can become a new force in toys-to-life with its upcoming racing game: Anki Overdrive.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 9th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Disney Infinity 3.0 set for August launch

Disney Infinity 3.0 set for August launch

The latest entry in Disney’s Infinity toys-to-life series will be hitting stores in late August.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:13PM in News
Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney’s Interactive games publishing arm has been folded into its consumer products division in an apparent effort to double-down on toys-to-life.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:16AM in News
Disney: Toy shortages are irresponsible and rude to hardcore fans

Disney: Toy shortages are irresponsible and rude to hardcore fans

The executive producer of toys-to-life brand Disney Infinity has seemingly lashed out at Nintendo over the platform holder’s failure to manage the Amiibo supply situation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2015 at 1:45PM in News

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Disney 'flips toys-to-life on its head' with Playmation

Disney 'flips toys-to-life on its head' with Playmation

A new system that integrates video and real-life play has been unveiled by Disney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Skylanders SuperChargers introduces vehicles for the first time

Skylanders SuperChargers introduces vehicles for the first time

Vehicles are to be the key differentiator in this year’s new entry in the Skylanders series, dubbed Skylanders SuperChargers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 1:41PM in News
Doctor Who and The Simpsons now confirmed for LEGO Dimensions

Doctor Who and The Simpsons now confirmed for LEGO Dimensions

A number of new brands destined for LEGO Dimensions have been leaked via the LEGO website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Whatever you think the future holds for the increasingly busy toys-to-life category, Amiibo continues to be a big success for Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 8:22AM in News

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Disney Infinity 3.0 to form galactic alliance with Star Wars for the first time

Disney Infinity 3.0 to form galactic alliance with Star Wars for the first time

Disney’s next toys-to-life sequel will introduce blockbuster behemoths Star Wars and Avengers: Age of Ultron to the franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 6th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

It seems that Valve’s beloved puzzle-platformer Portal could be coming to LEGO’s toys-to-life debut.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Amiibo are the biggest accessory winners of 2015 so far, with all three franchises seeing major year-on-year growth.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 11:11AM in News
Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

It’s a little known fact that the term ‘toys-to-life’ is actually an Activision trademark.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:06AM in News

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Will anyone win the toys-to-life war? Find out in this week's MCV

Will anyone win the toys-to-life war? Find out in this week's MCV

With Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions and Amiibo, the toys-to-life space has never been so competitive. But who is going to lose out?

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Frozen's Olaf and Mickey Mouse in line for Disney Infinity 3.0, leak claims

Frozen's Olaf and Mickey Mouse in line for Disney Infinity 3.0, leak claims

Some of the Disney IP in line for an appearance in the still unannounced Disney Infinity 3.0 have seemingly been revealed online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 1:31PM in News
UK retail expects toys-to-life growth as LEGO enters the fray

UK retail expects toys-to-life growth as LEGO enters the fray

Leading UK games retailers expect the toys-to-life genre to get even bigger this year with the arrival of LEGO Dimensions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2015 at 1:35PM in News
Warner's LEGO toys-to-life game leaks online

Warner's LEGO toys-to-life game leaks online

LEGO Dimensions appears to be the name of Warner and LEGO’s first foray into the toys-to-life genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2015 at 1:09PM in News

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Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Warner making LEGO toys-to-life game, report claims; No Five Armies DLC for Hobbit

Yet another company is to enter the toys-to-life category, according to online rumours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
Disney Infinity and Skylanders dispute 2014 toys-to-life crown

Disney Infinity and Skylanders dispute 2014 toys-to-life crown

Which was the best selling franchise in 2014 – Disney Infinity or Skylanders? That all depends on who you ask.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 9:37AM in News
Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Shigeru Miyamoto has outlined plans for future Amiibo products.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Disney Infinity 2.0

Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Disney Infinity 2.0

Cosmic superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy will be coming to Disney Infinity 2.0.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 3:41PM in News
Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Entertainment, media and technology market research firm Interpret has revealed that over 72 million children are interested in owning toys-to-life products.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 11:24AM in News
Nintendo turns back to toys to fix its broken business

Nintendo turns back to toys to fix its broken business

There seems to have been two main reactions to Nintendo’s recent annual loss of $456m. The most prominent is that these huge losses suggest Nintendo’s time is up.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:44AM in News
Sony signs Invizimals toy deal

Sony signs Invizimals toy deal

SCEE is teaming up with IMC Toys to produce Invizimals toys.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2013 at 11:36AM 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