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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. That’s if a supposed shop listing from US retail giant Walmart is to believed, after LEGO fan site Brick Inquirerdug out the details from the firm’s product computer system. The Portal content is said to consist …

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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. Data tracker GfK Chart-Track reports that Skylanders toys are up 44 per cent in units and 25 per cent in revenue for the year-to-date. Meanwhile, Disney Infinity is …

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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. The publisher coined the phrase to describe its 2011 game and toy hybrid, Skylanders, and it has since been adopted by executives at Disney, Nintendo and Warner Bros. At that time, Activision hoped Skylanders would go …

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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? We speak to some of the genre’s experts to find out. We also look back at the winners of this year’s MCV Awards in pictures, including a …

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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. Videogamer reports that the rumours stem from Chinese retailer Taobao. 11 characters are named in total including Olaf (Frozen), Sam Flynn and Quorra (Tron Legacy) as well as …

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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. Warner Bros’ game will unite LEGO characters such as Gandalf and Batman, and is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on September 29th. The title …

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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. Reddit has got hold of official imagery and details of the title, which was last month rumoured to be in the works. The launch SKU will contain the game and a LEGO Toy …

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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. Videogamer claims to have word that Warner Bros is currently developing a toys-to-life game based on the lucrative LEGO franchise. The publisher declined to comment when pressed on the matter, although Traveller’s Tales’ associate producer Tim Wileman …

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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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