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Skylanders trademark all manner of different spin-off products as we get closer to the launch of Skylanders Giants.
Here is the full list:
Bubble bath, Hand soaps, Liquid soaps for hands, face and body, Mouth washes, Hair shampoo, Hair conditioner, Toothpaste, Sun blocks, Bar soap, Breath freshener, Children's scented spray for use on toys and dolls, Compacts containing make-up, Cosmetics, Emory boards, Perfumes, Colognes, Eye make-up, Face painting kits, Fingernail decals, Lipstick, Sun screens, Hair gels, Body lotions, Vitamins, Vitamin and mineral supplements, Vitamin and mineral nutritional supplements for children, Gummy vitamins, Children's vitamins, Dietary supplements, Nutritional supplements, Vitamin fortified beverages, Dietary supplemental drinks in the nature of vitamin and mineral beverages, Bandages for skin wounds, Metal key chains, Metal rings and chains for keys, Tins of metal, Metal name badges; Metal dog tags, Metal identification bracelets, Book lights, Flashlights, Lamps, Night lights, LED lights for lighting purposes incorporated into key chains, small toys or other similar personal items; Projector lamps, Bicycle lamps, Bicycle lights, Bicycle reflectors, Bicycles, Tricycles; Push scooters, Bicycle bells, Bicycle handlebar grips, Bicycle horns, Bicycle training wheels, Bicycle water bottle cages, Baskets adapted for bicycles, Bicycle pumps, Saddlebags for bicycles, Saddles for bicycles, Safety pads for bicycles, Clocks, Alarm clocks, Wall clocks, Watches, Key chains made of precious metal, Key chains as jewelry (trinkets or fobs), Clocks incorporating radios, Cloisonne pins, Ornamental pins; Costume jewelry; Rings being jewelry, Pins being jewelry, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces and Charms, Lockets; Rubber or silicon wristbands in the nature of a bracelet, Slap bracelets, Plastic bracelets in the nature of jewelry; Jewelry, namely, dog tags for wear by humans for decorative purposes, Adhesive note pads, Back to school supplies, namely, binder folders, notebooks, journals, pens pencils and cases; Binders, Blank journal books, Book marks, Books, Calendars, Children's activity books, Children's books, Children's interactive educational books, Children's wall stickers and murals, Collectable trading cards, Coloring books, Comic books, Crayons, Desk pads, Desktop organizers, Organizers for stationery use, Personal organizers, Encyclopedias, Folders, Framed art prints, Pen and pencil cases, Gift-wrapping paper, Graphic novels, Greeting cards, Invitations, Lunch bags, Maps, Markers, Napkins, Note pads, Notebooks, Novels, Paper badges, Paper name badges, Paper napkins, Paper stationery, Paper tablecloths, Paper place mats, Party ornaments of paper, Pen and pencil cases and boxes, Pencils, Pens, Postcards, Posters, Pouches for writing instruments, Printed instruction manuals and strategy guides in the field of computer games and toys; School supply kits containing various combinations of selected school supplies, namely writing instruments, pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, highlighter pens, folders, notebooks, paper protractors, paper clips, pencil sharpeners, writing grips, glue, and book marks; Sketch pads, Stationery writing paper and envelopes, Sticker albums, Stickers, Stick-on whiteboards and dry-erase boards, Strategy guides, Temporary tattoos, Appliques in the form of decals, Chalk, Chalk erasers, Arts and craft clay kits, Arts and craft paint kits, Easels, Paint boxes and brushes, Paint brushes, Glue for stationery or household use, Paper patches for clothing, Corkboard pins, Push pins, Gift bags, Passport holders, Cellophane paper, Paper food wrap, Backpacks, Bags, Organizers for console and handheld game systems, Carrying cases, Protective carrying cases specially adapted for handheld video games, Luggage, Messenger bags, Purses, School bags, Umbrellas, Wallets, Wheeled bags, Leather key chains, Imitation leather key chains, Tote bags, Luggage tags, Backpacks with rolling wheels, Bean bag chairs, Cushions (chair cushions), Novelty pillows, Plastic cake decorations, Plastic name badges, Sleeping bags, Toy boxes and chests, Non-metal and non-leather key chains, Plastic key chain tags, Plastic key chains, 3D ornaments made from plastic, Decorative 3D pillows and cushions, Plastic storage tubs, Storage drawers; Storage and organization systems comprising shelves, drawers, cupboards, baskets and clothes rods, sold as a unit; Non-metal dog tags, Bath towels, Battery powered toothbrushes, Beach towels, Beverage glassware, Blankets, Bottles sold empty, Bottles, Bowls, Cake decorating kits, Children's towels, Dental floss, Dishware; Disposable dinnerware, namely, plates, bowls, serving trays, and drinking cups; Drinking cups (not of precious metal), Drinking glasses, namely, tumblers, Drinking vessels, Face towels, Hand towels, Hooded towels, Household containers for foods, Insulated vacuum flasks, Kitchen towels, Lunch boxes, Mugs, Piggy banks, Plastic water bottles sold empty, Empty water bottles for bicycles, Plates, Reusable stainless steel water bottles sold empty, Sandwich boxes, Soap dishes, Thermal insulated bags for food or beverages, Thermal insulated containers for food or beverages, Thermal insulated wrap for cans to keep the contents cold or hot, Tooth brushes, Toothbrush holders, Toothpicks, Towel sets, Towels, Vacuum bottles, Baking dishes, Cup cake molds, Plastic storage containers for household or domestic use, Cake stands, Baby bedding, namely, bundle bags, swaddling blankets, crib bumpers, fitted crib sheets, crib skirts, crib blankets; Diaper changing pad covers not of paper, Baby blankets, Bath towels, Beach towels, Bed blankets, Bedding, Blanket throws, Blankets for outdoor use, Children's blankets, Comforter, Curtains, Curtains and towels, Drapes, Face towels, Hand towels, Hooded towels, Kitchen towels, Lap blankets, Large bath towels, Pillow cases, Place mats not of paper, Receiving blankets, Sheets, Throws, Towel sets, Towel sheet, Towels, Towels that may be worn as a dress or similar garment, Traveling blankets, Valances, Woolen blankets, Clothing, namely, Active wear, Apparel, Athletic footwear, Bandanas, Baseball caps, Bathrobes, Beanies, Belts, Boots, Caps; Children's and infant's apparel, namely, Jumpers, Overall sleepwear, Pajamas, Rompers, and One-piece garments; Children's t-shirts, Costumes for use in children's dress up play, Fleece tops, Flip flops, Footwear, Gloves, Hats, Headwear, Hooded sweatshirts, Hosiery, Infant wear, Infant wearable blankets, Jackets, Leg warmers, Mittens, Night gowns, Night shirts, Pajamas, Pants, Ponchos, Rain boots, Rain coats, Rain slickers, Rain wear, Robes, Scarves, Shirts, Shoes, Sleep pants, Sleepwear, Slickers, Slippers, Socks, Sportswear, Sweat shirts, Swim wear, Thermal underwear, Tops (clothing), T-shirts, Underwear, Water shoes, Wearable blankets in the nature of blankets with sleeves, Wrist bands, Carpets, Rugs, Wall coverings, Borders being wall decorations in the nature of wall coverings, Vinyl wall coverings, Wall coverings of cork, Wall coverings of paper, Wall coverings of plastic, Wall coverings of textile, Wall paper, Wallpaper in the nature of room-size decorative adhesive wall coverings, Candied fruit snacks, Fruit based snack food, Dehydrated fruit snacks, Drinking yogurts, Processed fruit- and nut-based food bars, Snack mix consisting of processed nuts and dried fruit.
Amazon listing confirms Skylanders Giants confirmed for 3DS and PC.
A new listing for the following five Skylanders Giants products on Amazon reveals that the game will be coming to 3DS and PC, as well as the previously announed Wii, 360 and PS3 versions. Toys for Bob have already said they are handling the development of the console versions in house this time (having only looked after the Wii version previsouly).
The listings also suggests that there will be a stand alone disc version of the game. The first game, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, was only available in a Starter Pack that included the portal and three figures. Skylanders Giants being sold on its own suggests that you can complete the game using just your existing figures.
The list is conspicuously missing both Vita and Wii U versions, which may suggest that we won't get Skylanders on those platforms for a little longer.
Skylanders Giants is not only a new adventure but introduces new Giant/Normal characters as well as extending levels of the old characters. The old figures are supported in the new game, complete with any levelling up and hats they have from the original game. However only the new Skylanders Giants versions of the figures will be able to take advantage of the additional levels.
Because of this it will be important to distinguish the Skylanders Giants figures from the originals. As well as different packaging the Giants figures will have an orange baseplate, rather than the green baseplate of the original figures.
8 Giant Skylanders (orange base): These Giants figures are about twice the size of the original Skylanders and light up when they are on the portal and are powered by the peripheral with no need for batteries in the toy itself. They offer different stats and abilities in the game. Throwing in game objects, bashing through walls and completing feats of strength also distinguish them from normal Skylanders.
4 New LightForce Skylanders (orange base): These new figures light up when they are on the portal and are powered by the peripheral with no need for batteries in the toy itself. These four are new characters for Skylanders Giants and can only be used in the new games.
4 New Skylanders (orange base): These new figures add one new character to each of the eight elements for the new Skylanders Giants game. They cannot be used in the original Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure game.
28 Reposed Re-released Skylanders (orange base): These figures not only offer a reposed version of the original Skylanders, but they can also take advantage of the higher levelling up in the new game. These figures will work in both Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures and Skylanders Giants.
4 Reposed Re-released LightForce Skylanders (orange base): These new figures light up when they are on the portal and are powered by the peripheral with no need for batteries in the toy itself. These four are light up versions of existing Skylanders from the first game and can be used in both the original and new games.
|Use in Spyro's
|New LightForce Skylanders
|Reposed LightForce Skylanders
This results in a total of 12 new normal Skylanders and 8 new giant Skylanders figures for the new game. These cannot be used in the original game, only characters that existed in the original already can be used there. The 32 reposed and 4 re-released LightForce Skylanders (orange base) can be used with the first game, in addition to the 32 original (green base) figures.
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