Hands-on: Skylanders could be the ultimate kids’ game (SideQuesting) - Skylanders is collectible, self-sufficient, and going to make lots and lots of money.

That’s the basic goal behind the bold new gaming/retail venture for Activision from developer Toys for Bob. The digital game is understandable: third person action platforming, with a typical Good vs Evil story, special powers, and monsters. It’s not unlike many other games for kids, lasting only a couple hours long at its core.

Unless, of course, you add in the fact that it’s actually a figurine-based experience that encourages collecting and trading of toys… then it becomes something way, way more.

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