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 List of Skylander character figures for role play gaming
If your early years childcare setting, club or group has a game console / educational computer software policy for children's entertainment & learning please use this page and the skylanders list to keep up-to-date with the happenings in the world of Activision's Skylands..

Skylanders - Spyro's adventure and Giants both have a pegi rating of 7+ PEGI.info
PC - Wii - Xbox 360 - PS3

Minimise the risk of conflict happening when children take imaginative play ideas from digital programmes and virtual games or video to their gross motor play by agreeing boundaries that protect themselves, others and examines the concept involved with 'should, what you see inside a game, stay inside a game?' explore why children give their particular replies. 
 
Skylanders elements list - fire, water, magic, tech, air, undead, earth, life.
 Download a printable list of the skylanders names and use tag-ties or pegs to identify visiting figures.
 
Skylanders name list




The following 1st series of character images and text links are to amazon.co.uk through silkysteps affiliate account.
 
Figures are available in single and triple packs, as part of starter sets and in adventure packs.

There are also special edition legendary sets, glo-in-the-dark, colour change, dark, silver and gold figures & also for this first series a volcanic vault playing piece that reskins the aquaduct arena when in battle mode. How to use the volcanic vault: Start up the portal of power and enter Skylands play mode, place the volcanic vault on the portal. This will automatically unlock the arena so that the next time you visit battle mode the new skin has been applied. This magic item only needs to be placed on the portal once. it isn't needed to play further games on the now unlocked area..



Volcanic vault  - turns the aquaduct battle arena into a lava filled hot spot ..


Purchase a portal set that is compatible with your already owned console ie. a Wii, Xbox 360, Windows XP, Playstation 3, 3DS and then individual character figures. These figures are compatible across all platforms - ie. 1 figure will play on all portals Wii, Xbox, Windows, PS3 or 3ds ..

Identical figures can play side by side in a game, so if you invite 'visiting skylanders to play - good for team work! remember which belongs to whom when it's time to pack up - tag ties ..

Adventure packs

     Pirate seas                  Darklight crypt             Dragon's Peak              Empire of Ice
Character: Terrafin                Ghost Roaster                      Sunburn                         Slam Bam


Skylanders giants launched in autumn 2012
along with the new game comes a set of series 2 characters.
Series 1 characters, as listed above play on the new game, some characters have been re-released or 're-posed' to match the orange base associated with giants & have a higher capping of skill levels and some feature a lightcore that enables figures to glow when placed on the portal. All Giants glow ...

GIANTS
New characters include

Life skylanderTree-rex Tech skylanderBouncerAir skylanderSwarm Earth skylanderCrusherWater skylanderThump back Fire skylanderHothead
Magic skylanderNinjini Undead skylanderEye-Brawl

Smaller characters
Lightcore Chill - Lightcore Jet-vac - Sprocket - Flashwing - Hot dog - Fright rider


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When ready , and inline with any safeguarding awareness that the setting has in partnership with children, collagues and parents involving cyber bullying, use of the internet, home made accounts, gaining permission, adult and peer supervision or support,  the game itself expands online at

universe.skylanders.com

Safeguarding children - informative websites for the UK

 www.thinkuknow.co.uk  
Nominet's knowthenet.org.uk safe online gaming for children




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Double Dare Trigger Happy $66.99$74.99 Prism Break - Giants, Employee, Holiday 2012, Lightcore $152.51$150.00 Tuff Luck - Trap Team, Clear $54.76$75.00 Land Trophy $37.86$49.22 Sensei Ro-Bow $323.55$421.23 Blackout - Trap Team $72.00$30.16 Boomer - Silver $84.51$150.00 Dark Trap $32.50$41.79 Spyro $7.94$10.56 Sonic Boom - Giants, Pearl, Series 2 $100.00$97.60 Spyro - E3, 2011 $17.42$22.65 Trigger Happy $9.20$18.31 Hex - Pearl, Toy Fair, 2012 $127.46$168.69 Stump Smash - Giants, White, Flocked, Series 2 $61.19$100.02 Cynder - Toy Fair, 2012 $84.36$224.95 Hot Head - Giants, Pearl $99.99$141.00 Trigger Happy - Swap Force, Flocked $205.58$267.50 Zook - Giants, Stone, Series 2 $58.01$94.91 Riptide - Swap Force, Green $115.38$150.00 Stealth Elf - Clear $95.00$295.00 Dino-Rang - Silver $115.25$152.67 Eruptor - Silver $128.76$180.00 Chop Chop - Giants, Toy Fair, 2013 $84.98$124.50 Trap Shadow - Swap Force, Bronze, Silver $137.45$109.16 Master Barbella - Pink - Imaginators $177.89$212.50 Dark Creation Crystal $30.01$45.42 Drill Sergeant - Gold $60.88$142.46 Gill Grunt $7.42$8.99 Cynder - Clear $84.27$146.86 Bash $7.27$11.61 Eruptor $5.99$19.29 Master Starcast - Clear - Imaginators $180.00$292.58 Boomer $5.31$17.93 Master Ro-Bow - Imaginators $113.20$175.00 Zap - Glow in the Dark $87.50$199.99 Chop Chop $5.94$6.33 Stealth Elf $4.99$12.89 Trigger Happy - E3, 2011 $6.49$8.44 Cynder $4.51$10.58 Scorp - Swap Force, Green $67.25$87.02 Master Wild Storm - Imaginators $122.71$159.54 Chop Chop - Gold $27.47$125.00 Whirlwind $5.13$17.26 Breeze - Trap Team $73.01$70.00 Spotlight - Trap Team $52.99$64.95 Double Trouble $3.21$6.49 Camo - Spyro's Adventure $6.82$9.49 Stump Smash - Flocked $43.49$55.00 Whirlwind - Giants, Series 2, Stone $78.65$165.50 Stump Smash $5.00$26.50
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All About Skylanders

In the second of our "All About" series we are looking at the Skylanders video game franchise.

Skylanders is published by Activision and developed by Toys for Bob. The first game, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was released on 14th October 2011 in Europe. The second game, Skylanders Giants is planned for release on 19th October 2012 in Europe. Both games are available on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.

Both are platform games with fighting and puzzle elements. They have in common a set of small toy figures that provide access to the different characters and areas in the game. This works by placing a particular figure on a round portal peripheral that comes with the game, the related character then instantly appears on-screen. Taking the figure off the portal automatically saves progress. The figures can be used in different versions of the game at friends houses (regardless of the original platform -- Wii, PS3, 360 and so on).

The first game supported 32 different toy characters and the second game will expand this with another eight large Giant Skylander figures, eight new normal Skylanders and eight lighting up Skylanders. Additionally, the original game offered limited edition (gold, silver, translucent and glow-in-the-dark) characters that become much sought after.

Although the total cost of all these figures is considerable they are optional in the game. Parents should note that players can complete the game with the figures in the Starter Packs. Additional toy figures are desirable because of the new characters and areas they unlock but should be treated as a nice-to-have extra. By picking and choosing between the different Skylander characters players can access all the areas in the game by obtaining one figure for each of the eight element types.

[caption id="attachment_836" align="alignright" width="300"]Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Skylanders Giants Starter Pack[/caption]

Skylanders Giantssupports the figures and portal from the original game, enabling players to re-use characters and honours  any upgrades and money they have earned. Giants will also have new figures, a series of eight bigger characters (the Giants), some light-up Skylanders (Lightcore) and re-release Skylanders (Series 2) from the first game. Although both old and new figures will benefit from new branching upgrades and a higher level cap, only new versions of the toy figures will gain the new Wow-Pow attack.

In addition to the toy figures, the first game also enabled players to purchase Adventure Packs that provided to levels to explore and complete. These packs also provided special power items and a related Skylander character.

It should be noted that the eight new characters and eight giants released for the second game are not compatible with the original Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure game. This is clearly marked on the packaging.

[caption id="attachment_848" align="alignleft" width="428"]Skylanders Giants Gameplay Skylanders Giants Gameplay[/caption]

The main part of these Skylanders games is an adventure mode. Players work through a series of chapters in this mode, which provides steady progress while telling a story about the characters they are playing with. The game can be played by two players at the same time, although both share the same screen.

As you progress collecting money and experience enables you to upgrade your current character. Their general strength and agility slowly increases with their level. Then there are special attack upgrades that can be purchased with money collected. In the first game players have to pick one upgrade path for these attacks but in Skylanders Giants they will be able to switch between them.

Each Skylander figure you have works as a life in the game. When one Skylander runs out of health they become too tired to carry on and the player is asked to place a new figure on the portal. When all the Skylanders have been exhausted they will need to start the level again, whereupon each figure is returned to full health. Because of this later levels of the game can be quite hard to complete with only a small set of figures.

In addition to upgrades players can pick up "hats" that offer a specific boost to stats when they are worn. There are also bonuses for owning all the Skylanders for a particular element or grouping (all the dragon Skylanders for instance).

[caption id="attachment_842" align="alignleft" width="428"]Skylanders Giants Gameplay Skylanders Giants Gameplay[/caption]

There are also a variety of battle modes where players can fight against each other in closed arenas. Challenge modes are also provided for each character you own, completing these offer a further stats upgrade. Skylanders Giants promises to offer new arena battles as well as new challenges for new and old Skylander characters.

Figures for the first game were released in waves, so that not all figures were available from the off. At times this caused the demand for particular figures to outstrip supply, but this was soon rectified for subsequent releases. It is likely that a similar approach will be followed for Skylanders Giants.

In addition to the console game there is a 3DS version that comes with its own miniature portal peripheral. This uses the same figures as the main games but upgrades in each are kept separate, so progressing your character on the console game doesn't help when you next play on the 3DS.

There is also a Web world that players can explore and play in. They can either connect their portal to their computer (360 version only at present), or use a code, to access their characters online. An iOS game, Skylanders Cloud Patrol, also offers another way to interact with the world of the Skylanders.

As the popularity of the franchise has grown a variety of secondary merchandise has been created. Of particular note are a series of Skylanders books, annuals and stickers where children can enjoy discovering more about the world and characters.

Although Skylanders is quite a complex proposition, the play-value and sheer creativeness of the game makes the investment worthwhile. Add to this the support for your existing figures in the new Skylanders Giants game, multi-player modes and real-world toy angle and this is a stand out experience for families.

We hope this guide to Skylanders has been enlightening, more "All About" game guides can be found here. Check back for a Skylanders give-away starting next week.

More information on Skylanders Giants

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Skylanders, which was based on the Spyro the Dragon series from the 1990s, first came out in 2011 and quickly became a popular series. This popularity was fueled by the Skylanders figures, which are similar to the Nintendo Amiibo, and give players access to certain characters, items, and power ups in the Skylanders games. Of course, with any line of collectible figures/toys, some Skylanders are rarer than others. For the most part, the rarest Skylanders were employee or convention exclusives that were never available to the general public. Although the last Skylanders game came out in 2016, the figures are still widely collected through the resale marketplace and go for hundreds of dollars.

As of June 2021, the information on this list is as accurate as possible and will be updated as needed.

  • Ro-Bow
  • Release Date: Fall 2017
    Game: Skylanders: Imaginators
    Series: Sensei
    Current Price: $400 to $500

    Ro-Bow
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    Skylanders: Imaginators was the sixth and final game in the Skylanders series, which had enjoyed about five years of popularity. As the series was dying down and most people had moved on from collecting the Skylanders figures, production numbers dropped. Because of this, the final run of Skylanders figures for the Imaginators game have become some of the rarest Skylanders out there. The rarest of these figures is Ro-Bow because this was the very last Skylanders figure ever released.

    All of the Skylanders: Imaginators figures were difficult to find, but Ro-Bow was nearly impossible to get. Now, whenever Ro-Bow is listed for sale, the asking price is typically around $400 to $500!

    Did you know?

    Some of the other rare Skylanders: Imagintors figures include Pink Barbella, Clear Starcast, and Wild Storm.


  • Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind
  • Release Date: December 2013
    Game: LG Battlegrounds
    Series: Series 1
    Current Price: $500 (Red Camo); $500 (Crystal Clear Whirlwind); $800 (Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind bundle)

    Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind
    photo source: eBay

    Around December 2013, rumors began to fly around the Skylanders community that a mysterious Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind had surfaced. Initially, fans could not pin down where the figures were coming from and why they were so hard to find. This was because Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind were European exclusives tied to the release of a special Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack with the purchase of select LG Smart TVs. Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind were never officially released outside of Europe or the LG promotion.

    Did you know?

    Although Red Camo and Crystal Clear Whirlwind were made for the special edition of Skylanders Battlegrounds for the LG TVs, the figures work for any Skylanders games.


  • Metallic Purple Eye Brawl, Lightning Rod, and Wrecking Ball
  • Release Date: 2013
    Game: Skylanders: Giants
    Series: Series 2
    Current Price: $180 (Eye Brawl); $150 to $219 (Lightning Rod); $178 to $180 (Wrecking Ball)

    Metallic Purple Eye Brawl, Lightning Rod, and Wrecking Ball
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    Over the Summer of 2013, Skylanders released three very rare figures for the Skylanders: Giants game. These figures were the Metallic Purple Eye Brawl, Lightning Rod, and Wrecking Ball. Only 1,500 units of each figure were produced and released to various retailers. Skylanders collectors had to hunt down these Metallic Purple variants, which now sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay.


  • Gold Prism Break
  • Release Date: December 2012
    Game: Skylanders: Giants
    Series: LightCore Series 2
    Current Price: $300 to $375 on various resale sites

    Gold Prism Break
    photo source: Skylanders Characters List

    While the Skylanders series was still very popular, Activision would occasionally give employees special edition figures. For the 2012 Holiday Season, employees received a Gold LightCore Prism Break. These figures were also flocked with glittery white snow. Although Activision never says how many of these limited edition figures they produce, it was estimated by Skylanders fans that around 8,000 Gold LightCore Prism Breaks were given out. While employees were probably told not to sell their exclusive Gold LightCore Prism Break figures, these still pop up on eBay from time to time.


  • Gold Fire Kraken
  • Release Date: November 2013
    Game: Skylanders: SWAP Force
    Series: SWAP Force
    Current Price: None currently listed on resale sites

    Gold Fire Kraken
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    The Gold Fire Kraken Skylanders figure was given to members of the SWAP Force development team in 2013. The figure was exactly the same as the standard Fire Kraken, except it was all gold and the package had a sticker that said “Exclusive 2013 Dev Team Edition.” While there were initially some authentic Gold Fire Kraken figures put up for sale by people who received them, any you see for sale today that aren’t packaged are probably fake. This is because it really isn’t that hard to spray paint a standard Fire Kraken gold. So steer clear of any opened/used Gold Fire Krakens.


  • Frito-Lay Fire Bone Hot Dog (Green Flame, Purple Flame, and Red Flame)
  • Release Date: July 2014
    Game: Skylanders: SWAP Force
    Series: Series 2
    Current Price: $92 to $400 (Green Flame); $75 (Purple Flame); $100 to $300 (Red Flame)

    Frito-Lay Fire Bone Hot Dog
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    A few years after Frito-Lay did its first Sklanders promotion, the popular chip brand did it again with the Fire Bone Hot Dog giveaway. This time there were three color variants available of the same character. For the most part the Fire Bone Hot Dog figures looked the same and came in a translucent clear color, but the flames on the dog’s bone were different. A Green Flame, Purple Flame, and Red Flame variant was available.

    The official rules of the contest stated that 5,856 Fire Bone Hot Dogs were produced, but there was no information about how that number would be broken down across each color. There were two ways to enter the giveaway; fans could either download the free Blippar app and scan the back of specially marked Frito-Lay variety packs or call a toll-free number.

    Did You Know?

    Although the Fire Bone Hot Dog figures were special, in-game they looked like the normal Fire Bone Hot Dog, but were marked as “Special.”


  • Flocked Stump Smash
  • Release Date: April 2012
    Game: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
    Series: Series 1
    Current Price: $85 to $227 on various resale sites

    Flocked Stump Smash
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    In April 2012, Activision and Frito-Lay ran an exclusive Skylander promotion for a chance to win a limited edition Flocked Stump Smash or a random Skylanders figure. According to the official rules of the Frito-Lay promotion, there were about 7,334 Flocked Stump Smash figures up for grabs, while there were 11,000 random Skylanders figures available.

    To win a Flocked Stump Smash, people had to call into one of two 800 numbers and if they would either instantly win the Flocked Stump Smash or random Skylanders figure. At one point, after Activision shared their promotion on the brand’s Facebook page, everyone who called into the numbers was told they won the Flocked Stump Smash. However, with only a limited number of the figures available, Flocked Stump Smash has since become rare.

    Did You Know?

    Initially, Activision and Frito-Lay did not promote the Flocked Stump Smash sweepstakes and fans only noticed the promotion on specially marked variety packs of Frito-Lay chips.


  • Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy
  • Release Date: April 2014
    Game: Skylanders: SWAP Force
    Series: Series 3
    Current Price: $200 to $275 on various resale sites

    Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy
    photo source: Skylanders Character List

    Initially, Skylanders fans were upset when news about a special Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy was released because it looked like only 25 units were going to be available in Australia. However, after more digging, fans discovered that 1,500 Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy figures would be available. There was a big catch though, as only ONE Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy figure was sent to each Toy R Us location. Regular Springtime Trigger Happy figures were also available.

    Did You Know?

    Flocked Springtime Trigger Happy was the first time that Skylanders released a variant of a variant, the regular Springtime Trigger Happy.


  • Chrome Spyro
  • Release Date: 2012
    Game: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
    Series: Series 1
    Current Price: $50 to $500 on various resale sites

    Chrome Spyro
    photo source: WorthPoint

    During E3 2012, Activision once again came out with an exclusive Skylanders figure, this time it was Chrome Spyro. Activision announced the release of the next game/figures in the series Skylanders Giants and the Chrome Spyro was one of the last Series 1 figures produced. Chrome Spyro was given out to E3 attendees, but no one really knows how many were available. Since it was such an exclusive figure, Chrome Spyro goes for hundreds of dollars on resale sites.


  • E3 2011 Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy
  • Release Date: Early 2011
    Game: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
    Series: Series 1
    Current Price: $50 to $500 (Spyro); no Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy current listed

    E3 2011 Spyro
    photo source: Price Charting

    To drum up interest for a new reboot of the Spyro the Dragon franchise, in 2011, ahead of that year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) event, Activision sent out the very first Skylanders figures – Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy – to journalists and media personalities that would be in attendance. While official numbers were never released, those who attended the E3 2011 and received the figures estimate that there were about 600 or less figures given out. This makes the E3 2011 Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy figures the rarest Skylanders of all time.

    Each figure came in its own pack with a special sticker that said “Bring Me to Life at E3.” The actual Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy figures were identical to those released to the public later in the year, so only unsealed figures are valuable. Of course, this hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell their opened Series 1 Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy as the E3 exclusives.

    Did You Know?

    Authentic E3 2011 Spyro, Grill Grunt, and Trigger Happy figures can’t be used with the regular Skylanders games because they had a special chip that only worked with the E3 demo portals.

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    Skylanders characters all

    Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands’ greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders and battle alongside the almighty Senseis in the ultimate adventure to save Skylands.

    Embark on an Epic New Adventure

    • Use the Imaginite Creation Crystals to Create Your Own Skylanders
    • Play with Sensei Skylanders: the Ultimate Masters of the Almighty Sky-Chi Powers
    • Battle to Save Skylands with the Sensei and Imaginator Skylanders
    • Use 10 Different Battle Class Types to Defeat Kaos and his Minions
    • Play With Friends in COOP and Head-to-Head Racing Conquer All-New Side quests & Mini-games

    Infinite Possibilities to Create with the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack:

    • Skylanders Imaginators Video Game
    • Portal of Power®
    • 2 Skylanders Sensei Figures Master King Pen and Golden Queen
    • 1 Imaginite Creation Crystal – Fire Creation Crystal
    • 1 Sticker Sheet
    • Collection Poster featuring the complete set of Skylanders Imaginator Figures

    © 2017 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, SKYLANDERS, and SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

    Platform

    XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch

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    All Water Skylanders on the Portal (from their original games)

    Skylanders

    2011 video game series

    Video game series

    Skylanders
    Skylanders logo.png
    Genre(s)Platform, role-playing
    Developer(s)
    Publisher(s)Activision
    Creator(s)Toys for Bob
    Composer(s)Lorne Balfe
    Platform(s)Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One
    First releaseSpyro's Adventure
    October 13, 2011
    Latest releaseRing of Heroes
    December 12, 2018

    Skylanders is a toys-to-lifeaction-adventurevideo game series published by Activision.[1][2]Skylanders games are played by placing character figures called the Skylanders on the "Portal of Power", a device that reads the figures' tags through NFC and "imports" the character represented by the figure into the game as a playable character.

    Plot[edit]

    The game takes place in a world called Skylands, a realm filled with adventure and floating islands. It is the center of the universe where it is constantly threatened by evil forces who seek to rule Skylands and gain access to all worlds.[3] A band of heroes called the Skylanders use their abilities and machinery to defend their world from various threats, which they have done for generations. They have worked with the Portal Masters in keeping peace and balance in Skylands, battling the forces of evil, and protecting the Core of Light. Kaos, the main antagonist, has destroyed the Core of Light and Skylands is in his hands. It is up to the player to send the Skylanders into the game and stop Kaos. The Skylanders have an unbreakable bond with their Portal Masters. Each Skylander is associated with one of the ten elements of Skylands: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Magic, Tech, Life, Undead, Light, and Dark. The main plot is the Skylanders going through levels to defeat Kaos, and stop him from ruling over Skylands. The console versions of each game follow identical storylines, while the Nintendo 3DS versions follow stories different from those of the console versions.

    Games[edit]

    Spyro's Adventure (2011)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

    This is the first edition of the Skylanders franchise. There are 32 Skylanders in the game, four Skylanders for all eight elements. Skylanders are able to open gates of their element, which are found throughout the game. Here the main goal of the Skylanders is to restore the core of light that was previously destroyed by Kaos by collecting the Eternal Sources of each element and other components.

    Giants (2012)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: Giants

    Giants is the second installment in the Skylanders series set as a direct sequel to Spyro's Adventure. It introduces a new team of Skylanders called the Giants, massive creatures who were the first Skylanders assembled to stop the reign of Arkeyans. Unlike the other Skylanders, the Giants can lift, throw, and destroy trees and rocks as well. The players use the Giants when Kaos has found a way to reactivate the Arkeyan Conquertron and tries to takeover Skylands by rising the Arkeyans.

    Swap Force (2013)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: Swap Force

    Swap Force is the third installment in the franchise. Taking place in another part of Skylands called the Cloudbreak Islands, the player takes control of a new group of Skylanders called the Swap Force who hold the ability to swap top and bottom halves and abilities. Together, the Swap Force and the Skylanders fight Kaos and his mother from ruining the performance of Mount Cloudbreak.

    Trap Team (2014)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: Trap Team

    Trap Team is the fourth installment in the franchise. It introduces the Trap Masters and the Trap mechanic, which allows players to trap in-game enemies in element-specific Elemental Traps which are shards of trap crystals called Traptainium. The trapped enemies can then be summoned as playable characters for a limited time, except in the main hub, where they can be played for an unlimited amount of time. The Skylanders and the Trap Masters used this trapping advantage to stop Kaos and the Doom Raiders. They also introduced two new elements, those being the Light and Dark elements.

    SuperChargers (2015)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: SuperChargers

    SuperChargers is the fifth installment in the series. It introduces a new group of Skylanders called the SuperChargers who pilot special vehicles (Land, Sky and Sea) that allow the Skylanders to create rifts to travel through, like portals, while stopping Kaos who’s created The Sky Eater powered by The Darkness which has plans of its own. Two characters exclusive to the Nintendo console versions are Mario franchise characters Donkey Kong and Bowser as Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, along with their respective vehicles, the Barrel Blaster and Clown Cruiser. The characters, but not their vehicles, which were made exclusively for the game, also function as amiibo figures. The Wii version of the game is titled Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing and does not have adventure segments from the Wii U and PS3 versions. The plot for this version is where the SuperChargers compete in a race sponsored by Pandergast and the winner will win a snow globe which will grant one wish. The Nintendo 3DS version also carries that same name and likewise focuses on the racing elements only. This was the last game to be released on tablets.

    Imaginators (2016)[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders: Imaginators

    A sixth game was released on October 13, 2016, in Australia and New Zealand, on October 14, 2016, in Europe and on October 16, 2016, in North America.[4] In June 2016, Activision announced that the game would be titled Skylanders Imaginators, which allows players to create and customize their own Skylanders called Imaginators. With both theirs and the Senseis help the Skylanders try to stop Kaos who’s using mind magic to create Doomlanders with the help of an ancient Brain. The title was developed by Toys for Bob.[5]Crash Bandicoot and Doctor Neo Cortex are guest stars as playable characters in the game, marking their first appearance in a video game since Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 in 2010.[6] The figures for both were initially exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 starter packs (although they are playable on all consoles), but were released later on as a stand-alone double pack. Crash and Cortex appear as part of the Sensei Skylanders whose job is to train the Imaginators.

    Version differences[edit]

    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure[edit]

    The version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure developed by Toys for Bob was designed for the Nintendo Wii, with a HD version made for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Many motion-controlled activities were consequentially reassigned button inputs for certain actions. It is also why Skylanders possess only three abilities and cannot jump in the earlier entries, due to the lack of buttons on the Wii Remote.

    The Wii version features a New Game Plus option, which allows players to bypass most of the game's cutscenes and dialogue on a new file after beating the game. HD versions, however, require that the player watch most of the cutscenes and listen to all of the dialogue no matter what file is loaded.

    On the Wii version, character portraits used in dialogue feature stylistic 2D artwork, whereas HD versions use 3D character models.

    There are also a number of mechanical differences. On HD versions of the game, collision mechanics with abilities like 'Hex's Wall of Bones' are different, such that partner Skylanders in co-op mode can be lifted by them and circumvent obstacles.

    The Wii, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Spyro's Adventure feature a wireless portal that includes a USB wireless connector. The portal requires AA batteries. The Xbox 360 version of Spyro's Adventure features a wired portal, an adaptation that was made when testers who were forwarded early copies of the game expressed their frustration with providing the portal with batteries. Every Skylanders instalment thereafter featured a wired portal.

    The 3DS version, developed by Vicarious Visions, is radically different from the Console and PC versions. The 3DS version has no co-op functionality, and hence the starter pack includes a smaller Portal with an infrared reader that can connect to a 3DS system. The portal is powered with AAA batteries and has a USB port that allows it to function with the console versions of the game. It features a different plot and set of non-playable characters (with the exception of Eon). The three Skylanders included in the starter pack are also different, substituting the Toys for Bob version's 'Spyro', 'Gill Grunt' and 'Trigger Happy' for 'Ignitor', 'Stealth Elf' and 'Dark Spyro', a cosmetic variant of 'Spyro'. Players do not need to keep their Skylanders on the portal at all times like on the console versions, and instead 'load' two Skylanders into the game that they can alternate between, until a new Skylander is loaded in to replace it.

    Spin-offs[edit]

    In 2011, Activision released Skylanders Universe, an online browser-based multiplayer game that allowed players to interact with each other in Skylands, play minigames, customise their own island and log their Skylanders collection. Players could connect their portals to their computer to summon their Skylanders, much like in the core series. The service has since been discontinued.

    Activision released seven Skylanders spin-off games on mobile devices.[7] These titles include Cloud Patrol, Battlegrounds, Lost Islands, Collection Vault, Trap Team, SuperChargers (mobile port), Battlecast and Ring of Heroes.

    Music[edit]

    Lorne Balfe has composed the soundtracks to all the Skylanders games thus far, while Hans Zimmer composed the main theme.[citation needed] Imaginators does not use an original soundtrack, instead opting for a mix of stock music and pieces from previous games. An official soundtrack for Imaginators was also never released.

    Media[edit]

    Novels[edit]

    A series of books in the Skylanders franchise started with Skylanders: The Machine of Doom that takes place before the events of Spyro's Adventure. It was written by Cavan Scott, who would later write sequels to the novel under the Skylanders: The Mask of Power series, which also serve as prequels to Spyro's Adventure.

    Art Books[edit]

    Two art books, Strata: The Art of Skylanders: Swap Force and Clutch: The Art of Skylanders: Superchargers, were produced by Vicarious Visions. As employee exclusives, the only way to obtain them is through online sellers or charity events.

    IDW Publishing[edit]

    IDW Publishing created a comic series associated with the Skylanders franchise that has events that take place in between the games.[8] The series was reportedly cancelled in order to not conflict with Skylanders Academy, which used a different canon.

    TV series[edit]

    Main article: Skylanders Academy

    In 2016, it was announced that Activision Blizzard Studios would produce an animated television series based on Skylanders.[9] The first season debuted on Netflix on October 28, 2016, the second season on October 6, 2017, and the third and final season premiered on September 28, 2018.[10][11] On April 30, 2019, it was announced that Skylanders Academy was cancelled.[12]

    Possible film[edit]

    Activision has commented on the possibility of a movie and TV series based on the Skylanders reboot as something that they could look into in the future.[13] On May 6, 2014, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg announced that the Activision team had an interest in "jumping on the film adaptation bandwagon" and adapting Skylanders into a film.[14]

    Reception[edit]

    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure received generally favorable reviews, many praising the technological use of the "Portal of Power". Although some reviewers criticized the absence of online multiplayer, the toys for the Skylanders were widely praised. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure was nominated for two Toy Industry Association awards: "Game of the Year" and "Innovative Toy of the Year."[39]

    Skylanders Giants was released to generally positive reviews. However, the reviews from GameRankings and Metacritic were slightly lower than that of the previous game on some platforms. Cheat Code Central gave the game 9.2/10 and commented that "it feels like someone finally got everything right when creating a sequel," and praising the ability to use the Skylanders toys from the first game in the second.

    Skylanders: Swap Force was released to very positive reviews, with the reviews from GameRankings and Metacritic being the highest and most genuinely positive of the series so far across all platforms. Gaming website Quarter To Three gave both the Wii U and Xbox 360 a perfect score of 5/5. Video Game website Gaming Age gave the PlayStation 3 version the highest grade of an "A" and further commented that "Whether you’re a Skylanders fan or a gamer who’s looking for a charming and unique family-friendly game series to get into, Skylanders SWAP Force comes highly recommended."

    Skylanders: Trap Team was released to positive reviews. However, the reviews from GameRankings and Metacritic were slightly lower than that of the previous game on most platforms with only the IOS/Tablet version receiving the highest score.

    Skylanders: SuperChargers received positive reviews. The reviews from GameRankings and Metacritic were better than the previous game on most Platforms, with the exception of the Xbox One version slightly lower and the Wii and iOS versions having the highest scores.

    Skylanders: Imaginators received positive reviews on Metacritic, though the scores for the Wii U and PlayStation 4 editions were lower than those of the previous game.

    As of February 2015, the Skylanders series has crossed the threshold of $3 billion in sales, with 175 million toys sold since 2011, making the series one of the top 20 highest-selling video game franchises of all time.[40][41] As of 2015, over 250 million toys were sold.[42] As of 2016, over 300 million toys have been sold and the franchise has become the 11th biggest console franchise of all time.[43]

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    External links[edit]

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    No, you can’t use Trap Team characters on the Swap Force portal. But you can use Swap Force characters on the Trap Team Portal, also the Giants and the Spyro’s adventure work on the new Trap Team portal (backwards compatible).

    Can you use Skylanders Giants in Spyro’s Adventure?

    Skylanders: Giants is backwards compatible, which means you can use Skylanders from Spyro’s Adventure in Giants. You can use Series 2 Skylanders in Spyro’s Adventure (it’ll have Series 2 on it), but you can’t use Giant Characters, Lightcore, or new Skylanders in Spyro’s Adventure.

    Can you play Skylanders Giants on the Wii?

    Why can’t I play my Skylanders Giant character on my Skylanders Spyros Adventure game for the WII. Skylanders: Giants is backwards compatible, which means you can use Skylanders from Spyro’s Adventure in Giants.

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    Are there any Skylanders Giants that work with Spyro’s Adventure?

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