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The Skylanders series is a video game franchise by Activision Publishing, Inc. that contains the concept of toys and video games coming together. Playable characters are unlocked in the game when their toy action figures are placed on a device called the Portal of Power. It serves as the second reboot to the Spyro franchise.[1]


The Skylanders are the main playable characters in the Skylanders series. They are legendary heroes; champions in the world of Skylands. Their ancient mission is to protect Skylands and its magical Core of Light that kept the ultimate force behind all evil, The Darkness, at bay. Using their magical powers and machinery, the Skylanders defended their world for generations with the help of the Portal Masters.

Spyro the Dragon is implied to take the leader role of the Skylanders when a Portal Master isn't available.


Each Skylander wields a single element: Air, Dark, Earth, Fire, Life, Light, Magic, Tech, Undead, and Water. So far, there are a total of 175 main Skylanders in the series.


Main series


In early 2017, Activision announced that they had partnered with Com2us for a new Skylanders mobile RPG game due to release in the first half of 2018.[2]


The main developers of the Skylanders series is Toys For Bob, who developed Spyro's Adventure and Giants. Vicarious Visions took over developing Skylanders: Swap Force, creating a whole new atmosphere for the franchise. As Skylanders became a $2 million dollar franchise, Activision announced that the franchise will be in a 2-year development rotation, with Toys for Bob working on Skylanders: Trap Team after they took a break last year when Vicarious Visions developed Swap Force.[3]



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  • Each game was associated with certain colors, even those without base borders.
    • Spyro's Adventure was associated with light blue, with green bases.
    • Giants was associated with orange, with matching bases.
    • Swap Force was associated with green, with cyan bases.
    • Trap Team was associated with both red and blue, with red bases.
    • SuperChargers was associated with vermillion, a much redder shade of orange compared to Giants'.
    • Imaginators was associated with dark blue, close to black.
  • 2017 will mark the first year that does not receive a main Skylanders title, receiving new content for Imaginators instead.
  • The upcoming Com2us-developed mobile RPG will mark the first time a Skylanders mobile game was developed by a developer not owned by Activision.