Wave 4 Swap Force Skylanders Starting to be Released

Wave 4 Swap Force Skylanders ReleasedIt looks like Wave 4 Swap Force Skylanders are starting to show up in stores. At least they are starting to show up at Toys R Us. We were at our local Toys R Us this morning and ran into both Trap Shadow and Freeze Blade. These were the only two we could find. A quick look at most of the major retailer websites, does not yield any results for these characters. So for now it looks like these are only at Toys R Us. Like many of the characters before, these tend to show up first at Toys R Us by a couple of weeks, before they make their way to other major retailers. So if you have been patiently waiting for a new Skylander to buy, give your local Toys R Us a call. Stay tuned here for some unboxing videos of these new characters.

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Swap Force Coming to McDonalds

Swap Force Coming to McDonalds
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We all knew it was going to happen, but the question has always been – When? Skylanders are coming back to McDonald’s. This time the Swap Force will be invading your Happy Meals with the likes of Rattle Shake, Freeze Blade, and even a Chompy. According to the McDonald’s website happymeal.com, the Skylander Toys will be the “Next” set of toys to come in Happy Meals, once the Mr. Peabody and Sherman promotion is finished. Typically promotions run anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. I think we are on the first week of Mr. Peabody toys here in the states, so judging by the toys available I would guess they have no more than two more weeks to go. Interestingly enough, that would put the new McDonald’s toys out around 3/23/14 which also coincides with the previously leaked release date for Nitro Freeze Blade at Target. So it looks like the new McDonald’s toys are going hand in hand with the release of Wave 4 characters. I’ll be sure to keep you updated as to when the toys actually start appearing in McDonald’s.

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Swap Force Arena Battles – Chomp Chomp Chompies

Swap Force Arena Battles - Chomp Chomp ChompiesLias and I are back for another look at the Arena Battles of Skylanders Swap Force. This time we take on Chomp Chomp Chompies. It’s a pretty intense Arena Battle where you must protect a tower of fruit from ever charging enemies. Coordination and communication are key as you can’t let yourself get distracted from the center for too long. Watch as I use Dune Bug, while Lias uses Roller Brawl and see how we do in this Swap Force Arena Battle.

Let us know what you think of Chomp Chomp Chompies!

 

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Phantom Cynder Unboxing

Phantom Cynder UnboxingWatch as Conner salutes in this Phantom Cynder unboxing video. (Why? I don’t know. He comes up with the strangest things sometimes.) It’s also one of his easiest unboxings yet. However, after pronouncing Phantom Cynder correctly the first time he quickly falls back into his bad habit. He also asks a very important question which I can’t really answer.

 

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TRU Skylanders Figures and Accessories Buy 1 Get One 40% Off

TRU Skylanders Sale

Toys R Us is again running their buy one get one 40% off deal on all Skylanders figures and accessories. If you’ve been holding off on some of the newer characters, now might be a good time to jump on this sale.

In addition to the TRU Skylanders sale, all Mega Bloks sets are also Buy One Get One 40% off. This would then include the Skylander Mega Bloks sets.

 

 

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Frito-Lay Choose Your Hero Contest Started

Choose Your Hero ContestFrito-Lay has announced the latest Skylanders promotion called Choose Your Hero. This contest will give one lucky winner the gift of naming one of the Skylanders in the next Skylanders game as well as a $100,000 scholarship. There are three potential characters that could be named. (See pic) Entrants will have to submit a name and a 200 word or less reason for coming up with the name for that character. One winner for each character will be selected. Then fans will get to decide which character and name get put into the next Skylanders game. The contest is open from 2/24/2014 until 3/21/2014 at which point the favorite character entries will be chosen for voting. Final character voting is expected to begin in May. For full rules and to register go to the Frito-Lay website here.

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