Parents might not understand exactly how Skylanders works, but they most certainly understand what kind of damage Activision’s mega-popular franchise can do to a checking account.
The pioneer of the “toys-to-life” genre has made a mint selling mountains of collectible toys, which gamers then warp into virtual worlds by way of a handy little portal device connected to their console of choice. It’s been wildly lucrative for Activision and mildly debilitating for those of us sucked into its OCD world of collection and completion.
But for its next trick, the game that brought real-world toys into video games will attempt to reverse the magic.
Due out October 5 for pretty much every console underRead More »from Skylanders: Trap Team turns game characters into real-world toys