History Trivia / Skylanders

18th Jun '17 1:27:55 PM Operationgamer
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** ''Battlecast'' became this not long after release.
18th Jun '17 1:26:20 PM Operationgamer
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*OldShame: ''Battlecast'' appears to have become this, as the game isn't mentioned on the developers' website at all.



** ''Battlecast'' became this not long after release.



** In the original concept for the Spell Punk Library from ''Superchargers'', the Skylanders were originally supposed to be able to shift between Present and Past versions of the library, as well as interact with friendly Spell Punks who ran the facility. In fact, the original idea was that the Library as it exists now is the last remaining piece of a sprawling city, which the player could explore by shifting into the past, perhaps hinting that the Spell Punks as we know them now are the desperate survivors of the Darkness ravaging their society or were twisted by it to serve it.

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** In the original concept for the Spell Punk Library from ''Superchargers'', the Skylanders were originally supposed to be able to shift between Present and Past versions of the library, as well as interact with friendly Spell Punks who ran the facility. In fact, the original idea was that the Library as it exists now is the last remaining piece of a sprawling city, which the player could explore by shifting into the past, perhaps hinting that the Spell Punks as we know them now are the desperate survivors of the Darkness ravaging their society or were twisted by it to serve it.it.
** Activision planned to update ''Battlecast'' by releasing more content and cards later on but nothing ever came of this. The fact that [[https://www.reddit.com/r/skylanders/comments/5d5bmv/pretty_chuffed_with_todays_delivery_considering/ dev team behind the game was fired later on]] suggests that the remaining content would never be released.
13th May '17 4:27:18 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Related to the above, the Sentinel Sensei Barbella is actually based on yet more early concepts for the Golden Queen from ''Giants''.

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** Related to the above, the Sentinel Sensei Barbella is actually based on yet more early concepts for the Golden Queen from ''Giants''.''Giants''.
** In the original concept for the Spell Punk Library from ''Superchargers'', the Skylanders were originally supposed to be able to shift between Present and Past versions of the library, as well as interact with friendly Spell Punks who ran the facility. In fact, the original idea was that the Library as it exists now is the last remaining piece of a sprawling city, which the player could explore by shifting into the past, perhaps hinting that the Spell Punks as we know them now are the desperate survivors of the Darkness ravaging their society or were twisted by it to serve it.
11th May '17 4:34:38 PM DrVonOppendown
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** ''Imaginators'', while doing better than ''Superchargers'', suffered a similar reception, which has led to Activision declaring that 2017 will be the first year since 2010 which will not see the release of a new Skylanders game. Whether this is the series being quietly taken out behind the woodshed or taking some of the pressure off the creative team by not demanding annual releases from them remains to be seen.
6th Apr '17 9:38:53 AM DrVonOppendown
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** Stormblade was originally a Magic element peacock.

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** Stormblade was originally a Magic element peacock.peacock.
** Golden Queen's origins lie as far back as ''Spyro's Adventure'', as a concept for the Weapons Master being a LivingStatue. The team was quite fond of the concept and tried to revive it for ''Giants'', with some of their proposed designs servings as the basis for what would become the [[MiniBoss Arkeyan]] [[{{BFS}} Duelists]], albeit as a much more svelte, female golem.
** Related to the above, the Sentinel Sensei Barbella is actually based on yet more early concepts for the Golden Queen from ''Giants''.
8th Feb '17 4:29:31 PM Operationgamer
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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite ''Superchargers'' receiving a generally positive response from both critics and fans, the game did not sell as well as Activision had hoped.
3rd Nov '16 7:55:52 AM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Skylanders'' initially began life as an {{MMORPG}} called ''Spyro's Kingdom'', based off ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy, and hence was much DarkerAndEdgier than what we got. That version was scrapped early on (though a pitch demo is available), and Toys for Bob was brought in, with a tone much closer to the final game; eventually, it was decided to turn it into ''Skylanders'', after Activision determined that ''Skylanders'' would be [[MerchandiseDriven more profitable]] and bring in new fans. More info on both early versions is [[http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Spyro's_Kingdom here]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Skylanders'' initially began life as an {{MMORPG}} called ''Spyro's Kingdom'', based off ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy, and hence was much DarkerAndEdgier than what we got. That version was scrapped early on (though a pitch demo is available), and Toys for Bob was brought in, with a tone much closer to the final game; eventually, it was decided to turn it into ''Skylanders'', after Activision determined that ''Skylanders'' would be [[MerchandiseDriven more profitable]] and bring in new fans. More info on both early versions is [[http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Spyro's_Kingdom [[http://bit.ly/2eYoN6W here]].
3rd Nov '16 7:53:38 AM themisterfree
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** Italian commercials and trailer often have different voices for some characters: as an example, Claudio Moneta did Terrafin and Trigger Happy in commercials for the first game and Pop Fizz in the ''Giants'' trailer, but never voiced anyone in the games until ''Trap Team'', where he voiced Brawl & Chain and Wolfgang. At the same time, Marco Balzarotti (Pop Fizz's ''actual'' voice) did Tree Rex and Wash Buckler in commercials, but the latter is voiced ingame by Pietro Ubaldi, who also took the role of Eruptor in commercials but not in games, and both him and Dario Oppido voiced Snap Shot respectively in the trailer and commercials for ''Trap Team''... role Marco Balzarotti took in the actual game.

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** Italian commercials and trailer often have different voices for some characters: as an example, Claudio Moneta did Terrafin and Trigger Happy in commercials for the first game and Pop Fizz in the ''Giants'' trailer, but never voiced anyone in the games until ''Trap Team'', where he voiced Brawl & Chain and Wolfgang. At the same time, Marco Balzarotti (Pop Fizz's ''actual'' voice) did Tree Rex and Wash Buckler in commercials, but the latter is voiced ingame by Pietro Ubaldi, who also took the role of Eruptor in commercials but not in games, and both him and Dario Oppido voiced Snap Shot respectively in the trailer and commercials for ''Trap Team''... a role Marco Balzarotti took in the actual game.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was a {{MMORPG}} being made named "Spyro's Kingdom". It was scrapped early on (though a pitch demo is available) due to the decision that Skylanders would be [[MerchandiseDriven more profitable]] and bring in new fans.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was a ''Skylanders'' initially began life as an {{MMORPG}} being made named "Spyro's Kingdom". It called ''Spyro's Kingdom'', based off ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy, and hence was much DarkerAndEdgier than what we got. That version was scrapped early on (though a pitch demo is available) due available), and Toys for Bob was brought in, with a tone much closer to the decision final game; eventually, it was decided to turn it into ''Skylanders'', after Activision determined that Skylanders ''Skylanders'' would be [[MerchandiseDriven more profitable]] and bring in new fans.fans. More info on both early versions is [[http://spyro.wikia.com/wiki/Spyro's_Kingdom here]].
27th Oct '16 3:17:48 AM Vir
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* ActorAllusion: Kaos creating a guacamole monster in Imaginators brings to mind Richard Steven Horvitz's role as Dr. Chipotle Jr. and Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.

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* ActorAllusion: Kaos creating a guacamole monster in Imaginators ''Imaginators'' brings to mind Richard Steven Horvitz's Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz's role as Dr. Chipotle Jr. and Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera''.
18th Oct '16 7:16:42 AM markzilla6895
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*ActorAllusion: Kaos creating a guacamole monster in Imaginators brings to mind Richard Steven Horvitz's role as Dr. Chipotle Jr. and Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.
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