Entries in 'skylanders' (39)

Skylanders Superchargers will 'take the toy vehicle market by storm', says Activision

Skylanders Superchargers will 'take the toy vehicle market by storm', says Activision

Activision says its new Skylanders game will compete with the likes of Hot Wheels and Corgi.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 5th 2015 at 1:34PM in News
O2 customers can get free Skylanders from GAME

O2 customers can get free Skylanders from GAME

A Skylanders figure triple-pack is now available for free for O2 customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
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
Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

From the toys-to-life fun of Skylanders and Disney Infinity to the imaginative gameplay of Minecraft, LEGO and LittleBigPlanet, there’s plenty on offer for young gamers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 27th 2015 at 1:15PM in News

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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
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
Destiny and Hearthstone make $850m as Skylanders becomes a $3bn franchise

Destiny and Hearthstone make $850m as Skylanders becomes a $3bn franchise

Activision Blizzard has posted full year net revenue of $4.4bn thanks to the success of four key franchises.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 9:32AM in News

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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
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Skylanders Trap Team

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Skylanders Trap Team

The world’s biggest kids franchise has included a new innovation this year in the form of ‘traps’.

on Dec 13th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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
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