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Amazon and Best Buy get Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby Dual Pack

It looks like today is a Pokemon news day. The second announcement, after the Diancie reminder, is that two stores are getting a special Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Dual Pack. and Best Buy will both be selling a bundle that gives a person copies of both games. It also provides two codes, with more »

Skylanders Trap Team has the best characters

Skylanders is one of those series that constantly amazes. Not because of the sales figures or that each year Activision manages to put out a new iteraction, like Skylanders Trap Team, that looks too good to resist. No, the real reason it’s so impressive is that each round of Skylanders manages to be better than more »

Don’t forget about Titanfall K’Nex

You’ll never guess what I saw in Books-A-Million the other day – the Titanfall K’Nex. The sets were announced earlier this year at the 2014 Toy Fair, but I honestly, conveniently forgot about them. That kind of thing happens when a product is announced without a solid release window, sometimes. But, there they were – more »

NYCC 2014: Here’s The Walking Dead’s Clementine

I’m sure you’re all still hyped and buzzing about the premiere of season 5 of The Walking Dead. We’ve been waiting so long, after all, and all those cliffhangers made that wait unbearable. Well, allow a little good news from the 2014 New York Comic Con make it even better. McFarlene Toys is working on more »

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be my Mom’s birthday gift

Whew! Thank you, Natsume! You’ve really saved me a lot of time spent shopping and pondering with that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley release announcement. I mean really, you did me a service. See, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming out on November 4, 2014. Recently, I finally got my mom into the Harvest more »

More, better, Minecraft Lego sets are coming

I don’t know about you, but here in the Mystical Glade there are two things we love dearly. Legos, and Minecraft. And now there’s two great tastes, together! Do you see those Minecraft Lego sets?! One of those is a set of The End, which is so freaking terrifying that I’ve never actually been to more »

18 Amiibos available by December 2014

About an hour ago, I let you all know that Super Smash Bros Wii U will be released on November 21, 2014. That’s also the day Nintendo’s first 12 Amiibos will appear. However, there’s even more good news to be shared. That is, we’ll have 18 Amiibos to play with before 2014 ends. The first more »

Toys R Us has new Skylanders Trap Team figures today

Think all of the first round of Skylanders Trap Team figures are now in stores? Think again. Even though it seemed like there were a wealth of new Trap Master, Mini, and standard NFC figures available, it turns out there’s another batch that’s been held aside. Toys R Us got itself an exclusivity deal, and more »

Skylanders Trap Team promotion has Adam Carolla prank kids

Don’t get angry when you read that headline. This isn’t a mean Adam Carolla prank. It’s a good one, done in the name of Skylanders Trap Team hype. Let me explain. When I was about five or six years old, my cousin’s step brothers and sister wanted to do something nice for me. We were more »

8 Skylanders Minis are now available

Skylanders Trap Team is out and that means the hunt is on. Once again, we will scour the stores in search of our (new) favorite characters. There be figures out there, and the new Skylanders Minis and Trap Masters need to join our ranks. Surprisingly, half of the Skylanders Minis are already available. Activision promised more »

Disney Infinity 2.0 photo diary: Groot and Rocket meet Miku

Want to know one of the best parts about games that require various figures to play? Getting ahold of those figures for the first time and posing them with other ones you own! Which is exactly what I did the second the Disney Infinity 2.0 Groot and Rocket Raccoon NFC figures were within my grasp. more »

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I don’t want Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0, but do want Rocket and Groot

This is going to be a big gaming week for people who have kids, know someone with kids, or is a big kid at heart. This is the week Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 tries to take down Skylanders again. The last attempt went well enough, since we are getting a sequel, so there’s more »