Skylanders: My latest gaming obsession

skylandersWoohoo! My first video game related post! For the past couple of weeks my brother and I have been obsessed with the Skylanders game. It’s an awesome video game/collecting game hybrid. What you do is collect the figurines of the Skylanders, and when you place them on the Portal of Power you can play as them in the video game. Here’s the story from the official Skylanders sight:

“For generations, the Skylanders have used their magical powers and weapons to protect Skylands. But now, an evil tyrant named KAOS has frozen and banished them to Earth. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power and bring them back to life in their world to save Skylands forever.”

One of the really cool things is that you can bring your figurines with you to a friends house, play on their Xbox and use their portal, but all of your stats and upgrades are still with your character, because their stats and upgrade info is stored in the figurine. Through the game you have to use your figurines to go through each chapter and save the Skylands and put KAOS out of power. I haven’t finished the game yet, but I play every chance I get. There are eight elements. Air, Life, Undead, Earth, Fire, Water, Magic, and Tech. As of now, I have six Skylanders, and can not wait to get more.



Long ago, Hex was a gifted and powerful sorceress who traveled deep into the underworld to confront the Undead Dragon King named Malefor, who made several attempts to capture her to learn her secrets.  Though she successfully battled the dragon, Hex returned from the underworld changed – having unwillingly joined the ranks of the Undead.  Many are wary of her since her transformation, suspecting she has used her powerful magic for evil purposes.  But Eon trusts her, and views her as a most valuable Skylander ally.

Stealth Elf


As a small child, Stealth Elf awoke one morning inside the hollow of an old tree with no memory of how she got there.  She was taken in by an unusually stealthy, ninja-like forest creature in the deep forest.  Under his tutelage, she has spent the majority of her life training in the art of stealth fighting.  After completing her training, she became a Skylander and set out into the world to uncover the mystery behind her origins.



Flameslinger is an Elven archer with incredible aim.  In fact, he is so good that he wears a blindfold just to prove it.  When he was young, he rescued a fire spirit from a watery doom and was gifted an enchanted bow and magical fire boots that he now masterfully uses to defeat evil throughout Skylands.  With the scorched earth he leaves behind, you can always tell where he has been.



Spyro hails from a rare line of magical purple dragons that come from a faraway land few have ever traveled.  It’s been said that the Scrolls of the Ancients mention Spyro prominently – the old Portal Masters having chronicled his many exciting adventures and heroic deeds.  Finally, it was Master Eon himself who reached out and invited him to join the Skylanders.  From then on, evil faced a new enemy – and the Skylanders gained a valued ally.



Dragons are smart, but none so much as Drobot.  He was born in the highest reaches of Skylands, where dragons spent all their time competing in aerial battles.  But Drobot was more interested in taking things apart to see how they worked.  While exploring one day, he came upon some mysterious technology, which he used to assemble a robotic suit.  Features include laser beams that shoot from his eyes, flight enhancement technology, a vocal synthesizer that gives him a deep booming voice, and the ability to shoot spinning gears.  With such power – more than most other dragons – Drobot joined the Skylanders to help protect the residents of Skylands.

Sonic Boom


Long ago, Sonic Boom took refuge high atop a mountain peak in the far reaches of Skylands, hoping to keep her griffin hatchlings safe.  But despite her precautions, a devious wizard tracked her down and placed a wicked curse on the griffin eggs.  Once hatched, the young hatchlings can live for only mere moments before they magically return to their shells… only to be hatched again in an endless cycle.  Wanting to prevent such evil from happening to others, Sonic Boom joined the Skylanders and has trained her young to defend Skylands each time they are hatched.


I don’t have her…yet. 🙂

While just an egg, Cynder was stolen by the henchmen of an evil dragon named Malefor and raised to do his bidding.  For years, she spread fear throughout the land until she was defeated by Spyro the dragon and freed from the grip of Malefor.  But dark powers still flow through her, and despite her desire to make amends for her past, most Skylanders try to keep a safe distance… just in case.

*all character bios were found at the official Skylanders website.*

This game is really awesome, and I can’t wait for the Skylanders: Giants game coming out on October 21st!


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