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Developer Toys for Bob will showcase the upcoming figure-powered action game Skylanders Trap Team this week at San Diego Comic-Con, giving showgoers an early look at the collector-oriented Dark Edition prior to its launch in October. Skylanders Trap Team's Dark Edition is a special starter bundle...

July 22nd 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Skylanders-branded cereal and fruit snacks may soon stock the shelves at your local grocery store thanks to the franchise's newly expanded licensing business, Games Industry reports. Publisher Activision Blizzard announced at the Licensing Expo 2014 that it has partnered with 175 companies worldwi...

June 17th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Toys For Bob, the company behind the Skylanders series of video games, has marked its 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, the company announced via Twitter that it is giving away 25 rare Skylanders figures. To enter the sweepstakes, participants need to first follow the Skylanders Twitter account,...

May 22nd 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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We hope you liked Skylanders, because Nintendo is apparently setting up its own range of toys to accidentally tread under foot. At the company's financial briefing this morning, it outlined a Mario figure that could be used across multiple titles, somehow tying into game saves too. It's not the fi...

May 7th 2014 at 9:54pm 0 Comments
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Starting this Friday, McDonald's will bundle exclusive Skylanders Swap Force figurines with Happy Meal purchases, in the restaurant's latest ploy to keep kids occupied while they stuff their faces with Chicken McNuggets. Featured characters include Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna...

March 25th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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A new Skylanders game is in development at Toys for Bob, which should come as a pleasant surprise to all those dusty figurines you've been neglecting on your shelf. Skylanders get lonely too. Toys for Bob, acquired by Activision in 2005, created the Skylanders series and took charge of development...

February 7th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Activision announced today as part of its quarterly financial report that the Skylanders series has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide across all available platforms, as of December 31 last year. To date, Activision has sold approximately 175 million Skylanders toys, which players can collect...

February 6th 2014 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Rubble Rouser and Stink Bomb, the final two Skylanders Swap Force figurines in the third series, have been released and can be found at your local Toys R Us store in the US, Kotaku reports. You may already have a shoebox full of Swap Force characters, but these two characters are of particular int...

January 15th 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments