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  • Blog Post: Vicarious Visions Co-Founder Brothers Depart After 25 Years

    Karthik and Guha Bala, founders of upstate New York-based Vicarious Visions, have departed the studio. The duo have been behind installments of Activision’s biggest properties, including Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Skylanders. “Vicarious Visions started in 1991 as a high... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Releases Limited Edition Skylanders To Bring Awareness To Autism

    Skylanders collaborated with Autism Speaks to release Power Blue Skylanders: SuperCharger figures today. Autism Speaks is an organization focused on autism science and advocacy, and has partnered up with Activision to put a spotlight on April’s Autism Awareness month. The blue and white Skylanders... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Lays Out 2016 Release Plans

    In addition to a new Destiny expansion dropping at some point in 2016, Activision Blizzard laid out a number of key releases for the year. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty and Skylanders are getting new installments this year. Call of Duty will be handled by Infinity Ward. No specifics beyond that were announced... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Digital Revenue Now 53 Percent Of Total, Skylanders And Guitar Hero Underperform

    Activision has reported its full-year earnings for 2015. The company posted a slight increase in sales, with growth in operating income and net income, also. Revenues totaled $4.6 billion, up from $4.4 billion in calendar 2014. Of that, 47.5 percent was attributable to subscriptions (including World... More
  • Blog Post: Tarantino Collaborator Stacey Sher To Co-Lead Activision Blizzard Studios

    Activision Blizzard’s new movie and television division, Acitivsion Blizzard Studios, now has its second leader. Stacey Sher ( left) , who produced Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight , Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight , and Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon , will co-lead the business... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Hopes To Replicate Blizzard’s Hearthstone Success With Skylanders Battlecast

    Put away the toys, because you won’t be using them for Skylanders Battlecast. Activision is turning to another genre that prints money for the next mobile installment: cards. You won’t just be purchasing them digitally, though. This is a Skylanders game, of course. You’ll be getting... More
  • Blog Post: There's Only One Way To Get The Donkey Kong And Bowser Amiibo Skylanders

    Amiibo collectors are used to paying a little bit more than retail for that one figure they really want. If you're interested in a full set that includes both of the upcoming Amiibo Skylanders, you're going to need two different versions of the Skylanders Superchargers starter set. Turbo Charge... More
  • Blog Post: Bowser And Donkey Kong Skylanders Are A Pricey Pair

    During its E3 2015 Direct video presentation, Nintendo and Activision revealed that a pair of familiar characters are coming to Skylanders Superchargers. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser are great fits for the game, and they also can be used as Amiibos with the twist of the figure's... More
  • Blog Post: Parents Don’t Mind Spending $131 On Skylanders, Disney Infinity, And Others In Six Months

    The NPD Group has issued a report on one of the hottest segments of the gaming industry: action figure games. Whether you call them “toys to life” or “interactive gaming toys,” more competitors are trying for a slice of the pie. Activision’s Skylanders, the genre originator... More
  • Blog Post: Limited Edition Easter And Valentines Day Skylanders Figures Unveiled

    A trio of new figures are coming to Skylanders Trap Team to commemorate Valentine's Day and Easter. Available at announcement, Love Potion Pop Fizz is a full-size Skylander and will be joining the main roster of Trap Team characters. A pair of mini-figures , Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggsellent Weeruptor... More
  • Blog Post: Skylanders Is Now A $3 Billion Franchise

    After a year, we finally have new Skylanders sales data. Activision last reported in early 2014 that the the franchise was worth $2 billion. That’s a bit higher now. Skylanders, which was confirmed on Activision’s earnings call today, is now a $3 billion franchise. The “toys-to-life”... More
  • Blog Post: The War Of The Action Figures: Disney And Activision’s Dueling Sales Stats

    There is a war brewing in the gaming world, and it’s not the one you might think. Ever since last year, Activision and Disney have been duking it out in the growing “toys to life” market (also called “toy-loadable content”). Today sees dueling statistics about performance... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Touts Dominating Sales In 2014

    We're still a few weeks away from closing out 2014, but that's not stopping Activision from celebrating a little early. Hot off the heels of last night's November NPD numbers , Activision has announced that the two best-selling console games of the year belong to them. According to Activision... More
  • Blog Post: Skylanders Eon’s Elite Are Three Times More Powerful Than Other Figures

    When Skylanders was first announced, there was a healthy amount of skepticism about the combination of toys and video games. Activision and developer Toys for Bob proved the concept, building the property into a $2 billion mammoth over the past three years. This year, Activision is introducing a line... More
  • Blog Post: Activision’s Eric Hirshberg Explains Why The Company Bets Big

    Publishers and developers have personalities just like the individuals that comprise them. That’s the benefit of working in a creative industry, even one that is becoming increasingly driven by bottom line performance. As you look across the field of remaining mega-publishers, you’ll notice... More
  • Blog Post: Kid Reporters Ask Kevin Love The Big Questions In This Cute E3 Skylanders Interview

    Crack kid reporter team Sophie and Stellan trapped Timberwolf NBA player Kevin Love at E3 this year, and weren’t afraid to confront him with the big questions, like: “If you could trap one of your opponents, and put them on the T-Wolves, who would it be?” and “What’s the... More
  • Blog Post: Toys For Bob Giving Away 25 Rare Skylanders Figures In Honor Of 25th Anniversary

    Skylanders developer Toys for Bob is celebrating its 25-year anniversary by giving away 25 rare Skylanders figures. RT to win RARE Skylanders! Toys For Bob turned 25! In celebration, it’s a big giveaway! #TFB25 Rules here: http://t.co/WYheUX91aK — Skylanders Game (@SkylandersGame) May 21... More
  • Blog Post: Activision, Potato-Chip Company Holding New Skylanders Promotion

    Update: A few months ago, fans were given the chance to name the three Skylanders pictured above. Activision and the contest's co-sponsor selected the winners, and all three fit the characters quite well. The new water Skylander is named Flip Wreck, the death Skylander is Bat Spin, and the life Skylander... More
  • Blog Post: IDW Is Bringing Skylanders To Comic Books

    Skylanders are everywhere. They are plastered on backpacks, thermoses, phone cases, pajamas, and bathroom accessories. It was only a matter of time until their stories were told in print. Starting this October, IDW Publishing and Activision are joining forces to bring Skylanders to comic books. The first... More
  • Blog Post: McDonald's Adding Skylanders Toys To Happy Meals

    Skylanders fans should be really happy next time they order a Happy Meal at McDonald's. For the second year in a row , the fast food giant will be stocking figures based on Activision's epic game that brings toys to life. From March 28 through April 24, Happy Meal purchasers at participating... More
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