Summary: Skylanders was one of the biggest surprises of 2011. Pretty much everyone expected it to be a cheap cash-in of 90s nostalgia to sell toys to unsuspecting kids -- and boy, were we wrong. It was actually a pretty fun, serviceable action game, and the toy craze took off like wildfire.
Summary: If you have a kid or know anyone who has them, chances are you've heard of 'Skylanders'. The game, which combines toys and video gaming into one wallet-depleting package, was a huge hit that sold over 30 million copies.
Conclusion: And last, here’s a special shiny silver repaint of the original Spyro figure. I got it at a Skylanders Giants press event meeting at this past year’s E3. You can read about that here. When they gave these out, they said they would expect to see lots of these on Ebay in a couple of days.
Excerpt: Last year, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures burst onto the scene and created an addictive beat 'em up series that parents could enjoy with their kids and young gamers could appreciate more than anyone.
Excerpt: There is a good chance you have heard of Skylanders . There is a decent chance you have seen the huge Skylanders display in the electronics section of a retail store. Given how successful the first game was, there is an equally good chance you already have a small army of these plastic fantasy...
Conclusion: While it has its share of bugs and is qualitatively a mere expansion of the original in many ways, Skylanders Giants is still a full-blown sequel, featuring more Skylanders, more in-game collectibles, and larger and arguably more robust levels (albeit fewer) than the original.