Monthly Archives: January 2015

Skylanders: The Christmas Toy of choice

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Christmas is an expensive time of the year; presents, dinners, work evenings out, catching up with friends and family all have their costs. Children can be the most expensive to buy for as well; the latest fads are growing ever more expensive and gone are the days when children could be easily amused with a yoyo or a simple, homemade toy. Children have access to the internet, they have smart phones and tablets, and they know what toys are cool in this shopping season.

Skylanders are all the rage, and have been since they were introduced by Activision a few years ago. These toys, ranging from three to seven inches in height, are used on the videogame Skylanders: The Legend of Spyro and the subsequent Skylander games since. You place each toy onto the portal of power to see that character appear in the game. It combines the popularity of videogames with the collect them all nature that so many people have; as a result the series, and the toys, have become increasingly popular over the years, with some rare figures costing hundreds or even thousands of pounds on eBay or from collectors.

Luckily most will only set you back about £10 or $15!

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