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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. GameSpot reports that Disney cites NPD data in claiming that its Disney Infinity IP was the stronger of the two, with November/December sales up 16 per cent year-on-year and its …

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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’. In a role reversal to bringing the ‘toys to life’, players of Trap Team can now capture in-game villains and transfer them to the little plastic traps that can sit on the portal …

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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. According to The Information, Activision is tentatively looking into such a move. The firm has a hot and cold relationship with the movie industry, although …

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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. The record-breaking kids IP that introduced the world to ‘toys-to-life’ was finding it harder and harder to find where the kids were playing. Wii and DS sales had fallen down; …

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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. It’s a big move from Activision. The kids gaming audience has split since the days of Wii and DS. Some are on Xbox 360 and PS3, many are playing online, some are still on …

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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. The limited edition Eon’s Elite set will introduce eight new versions of existing Skylanders characters, with Spyro and Chop Chop the first two ‘fan-favourite’ figures to see a re-release. The …

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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. IDW’s official comic book series will serve as a prequel to Skylanders Trap Team, with issue #0 featuring a 16-page introductory story to the universe. Immediate …

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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. Why is this important? Not only because Nintendo doesn’t want to be seen entering what is already a crowded toys-to-life sector but also because Skylanders and Infinity are two of …

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

The next game in the Skylanders series is, as rumoured, Trap Team. The game launches on October 10th for Wii, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The starter pack will retail for 64.99 and comes with two figures, the game and two ‘traps’. The ‘traps’ are …

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