It’s officially the festive season in the world of Skylands! To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is spreading cheer by debuting a special festive Skylanders® Trap Team character, Winterfest Lob-Star, on 7th December to Portal Masters in the UK. Also, Skylanders ® players in the UK can get their hands on the fourth Eon’s Elite character, Whirlwind, another fan-favourite character that made her debut in Skylanders ® Spyro’s Adventure. Winterfest Lob-Star and Eon’s Elite Whirlwind are examples of a variety of Skylanders-themed festive offerings perfect for Skylanders fans looking for the best stocking fillers this season.
Skylanders merchandise from Activision’s network of licensing partners also offers something for everyone this festive season, including:
· FunPlay HideAway Play Sets – This festive season, the popular FunPlay HideAway play sets from PowerA, which enable fans to store and play with their favourite toys, now includes Dr. Krankcase’s Lair (RRP £74.99). A range of FunPlay HideAway sets are available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of £9.99 – £79.99.
· Time Twisters – Comic, story and activity come together to form one incredible adventure for the Skylanders in Time Twisters, from Penguin. Join Chill, Hot Head, Wash Buckler and other Skylanders heroes as they embark upon a quest through time itself to defeat the wicked Kaos. This brand new story allows readers to immerse themselves even further into the world of the Skylanders, by completing fun puzzles to discover hidden elements of the plot. Available at retailers nationwide for a recommended retail price of £9.99 (ISBN: 9780141355993).
Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous games and every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U ™ system; a variety of iPads ®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation ® 3 and PlayStation ® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony; all for the suggested retail price of £64.99. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS ™ hand-held system for the suggested retail price of £64.99.
About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $2 billion Skylanders videogame franchise debuted in 2011 with Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure, which featured the Toys-to-LifeTM interactive figures, portal and accessories and firmly established the play pattern that seamlessly bridges the physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In October 2012, Skylanders® Giants expanded the gameplay experience with its mega-sized Giant Skylanders and LightCore® characters. Skylanders® SWAP Force™ launched in October 2013 and introduced an all-new play pattern – swapability. Skylanders was the top selling kids’ videogame franchise of 2013 ¹ worldwide and is now one of the top 20 videogame franchises of all time ². Skylanders® Trap Team reverses the magic of its signature play experience – incredibly letting kids pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world. For more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com