Eruptor Balloon Takes to the Sky in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Skylands is abuzz with the holiday spirit and ready to supercharge kids' holiday wish lists with special toys, a new Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Pack, Skylanders merchandise, Black Friday deals and more. To kick-start the season, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is offering a special holiday Skylanders SuperChargers character Missile-Tow Dive-Clops. The fun-loving character is a heavily armored deep sea explorer with an eye out for evil who slows enemies with candy-coated missiles. Missile-Tow Dive-Clops is available in Europe in late November, and in the United States and Canada on December 2, first at GameStop and EB Games, respectively.
Also available for the holiday season at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at www.Toysrus.com is the premium toy line Eon's Elite, including fan-favorite characters Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood, as well as a new set of heroes -- Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang -- available first at Toys"R"Us beginning on November 29 ($19.99 MSRP).
Fans also can get their hands on the second Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Action Pack, now for Sky terrains ($34.99 MSRP). The Sky Racing Action Pack takes Skylanders racing to new heights featuring Astro Blast and Sun Runner, as well as a Sky trophy which unlocks new tracks and modes. Astro Blast, the adventurous space cowboy, is SuperCharged and ready to take on the bad guys in his Sun Runner spaceship, fully equipped with anti-gravity and speedy capabilities.
Certain to be a top gift this season, Skylanders SuperChargers has been named to the Toys"R"Us 2015 Hot Holiday Toy List, the Amazon Holiday Toy List and Toy Insider's Hot 20 Holiday Toys List. Fans won't want to miss out on special Black Friday deals on Skyanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, offered at $39.99 MSRP at participating retailers.
"Every year, the Skylanders franchise has produced innovative products that our customers love, including this year's newest addition, SkylandersSuperChargers." said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We are pleased to offer fans the broadest assortment of Skylanders merchandise this holiday season, to ensure they find the perfect present to put under the Christmas tree."
Nothing says holidays like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Skylanders' very own Eruptor is taking flight in the iconic parade this Thanksgiving. With his 25-foot smile, Eruptor will soar above the streets of New York City for the landmark holiday event for his second year in a row, cementing Skylanders as a true pop-culture phenomenon.
Portal Masters this holiday season can also enjoy an array of Skylandersmerchandise to enhance their game experiences, including: fully revved up Skylanders SuperCharged RC Cars by NKOK; Skylanders Garage Storage Cases and Playsets by Power A; Skylanders holiday-inspired cozy pajamas by AME and Mad Dog Concepts; Skylanders hats and gloves set by ABG Accessories; Skylanders-themed Crayola Color Alive coloring books; Skylanders comic books by IDW Publishing, and more.
Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise's signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life, an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. The game offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers is forward compatible with all 300+ unique toys from all previous games - SkylandersTrapTeam, SkylandersSWAP Force, SkylandersGiantsandSkylandersSpyro's Adventure.
Skylanders SuperChargers is available for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft ($74.99 MSRP). The game includes two of Nintendo's iconic characters reimagined as Skylanders -- Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser -- available exclusively in Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system ($74.99 MSRP), and in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Wii system ($74.99 MSRP) and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems ($64.99 MSRP).