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What is the toy to life craze and which games will your kids want this Christmas?

What is the toy to life craze and which games will your kids want this Christmas?

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On the whole, console games aimed at younger family members these days come with toys attached. Whether that's Skylanders, which started the "toys to life" craze rolling, Disney Infinity or newcomer Lego Dimensions the basic formula is the same: purchase... >>

Skylanders SuperChargers preview: A toy-tastic addition to the series

Skylanders SuperChargers preview: A toy-tastic addition to the series

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Activision has revealed more of its new Skylanders game at E3: Skylanders SuperChargers adds vehicle and character team-ups both in toy and video-game form. As before the game uses toy figurines to access characters within the game. Additionally a range... >>

Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world

Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world

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Each year the Skylanders team come up with some new innovations to sate the appetites of an enormous global army of fans and in 2014 they might have just pulled off the greatest yet. The Skylanders shtick has always been to combine physical toys with... >>

Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review

Hands-on with Skylanders Spring Edition: Springtime Trigger Happy, Punk Shock, and Fryno review

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Publisher Activision is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair and has just shown off three Spring Edition figures under its Wave 4 Easter line of the Skylanders video game series. The next installment in the Skylanders series, Wave 4, will include three new Spring... >>

Skylanders Swap Force review
4.5 stars

Skylanders Swap Force review

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Skylanders: Swap Force is a game with a rich history behind it. We have to admit that back in 2011 when Activision invited us to interview Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen, the two ex-Toy Story scriptwriters who penned the first Skylanders game, Spyro's Adventure,... >>

Skylanders Swap Force preview and screens

Skylanders Swap Force preview and screens

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Skylanders is massive. Ask any six-year-old about it and you'll never shut them up about the collectable characters. It is Pokemon for the new generation. And it's actually really fun for adults too. The third in the now annual series is Skylanders Swap... >>

Toy Story writers dismiss 3D as gimmick

Toy Story writers dismiss 3D as gimmick

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Like Star Wars' Anthony Daniels (C3PO) before them, the original screenwriters of Toy Story, and wordsmiths behind Activision's forthcoming game/toy hybrid Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, have dismissed 3D as being a gimmick. Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow... >>