How Skylanders is Fueling Kids’ Imaginations
Since my son was 4 years old, he’s had an obsession with Skylanders. How he even found out about them I don’t know. I suppose someone at preschool had an older brother. It seems the latest edition to the Skylanders story comes out right before or after my son’s birthday in October, making it the perfect gift for his birthday or Christmas every single year. I feel almost like now at 8 years old, he has grown with the Skylanders story from Skylanders Giants now to the most advanced Skylanders yet, Imaginators.
This year, the latest to the Skylander story is Skylanders Imaginators. Over the last few years, what I have noticed is my son wanting to do more with the game. He’d have all of these ideas and while the last game Swapforce started building the pieces for him to act on his ideas, Activision’s latest creation Skylanders® Imaginators really fuel’s kid’s imaginations.
If your child has played Skylanders before, they never had the opportunity to use Skyland’s most notorius villian – Kaos. The supervillian is joining the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters and are fully playable!
Skylanders Imaginators offers two fun ways to play:
• Create your own Imaginators using Creation Crystals
• Collect Sensei characters to level up your Imaginators and blow enemies away with powerful Sky Chi attacks
What we are loving about Skylanders Imaginators is that the character lineup is endless! Skylanders Imaginators immense possibilities empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander. Whatever your imagination can come up with! These Imaginators join a strong lineup of Sensei characters which include fan-favorite villains, now reformed and fighting for good! Portal Masters will be able to create their character’s appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more — to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable.
Create Imaginators from scratch on the go when you download SkylandersTM Creator, the new free mobile app that offers Portal Masters a one-of-a-kind experience to create Imaginator characters! Skylanders Creator lets users design Imaginators from scratch directly from the app. Skylanders Imaginators players also can magically transfer their created characters from the console game to the app using innovate audio technology.
Portal Masters are also able to collect Imaginite Mystery Chests. These chests will unlock new creation pieces, such as gear, weapons, and parts for players’ Imaginator characters. Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $74.99.
Skylanders Imaginators is available on all major gaming consoles including Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system.
The game has been named to the Toys“R”Us® 2016 Hot Holiday Toy List, Amazon’s 2016 Holiday Toys List, the Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys List, and Parents magazine’s “2016 Best Toys.”
*I received a Skylanders Imaginators for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway.