History Trivia / Skylanders

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''.
14th Jun '16 10:19:49 PM jameygamer
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* DuelingGames: To ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', ''Toys/{{amiibo}}'', and ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'', though ''Skylanders'' came first. Paradoxically, Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders figures are designed to double as amiibo.

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* DuelingGames: To ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', ''Toys/{{amiibo}}'', and ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'', though ''Skylanders'' came first. Paradoxically, Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders figures are designed to double as amiibo. Disney eventually dropped out of the duel despite leading at some point.
2nd May '16 11:49:16 AM Vir
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** Stormblade was originally a magic element peacock.

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** Stormblade was originally a magic Magic element peacock.
15th Apr '16 11:53:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/CoreyBurton does the narration for the commercials.
** The game itself has Creator/PatrickWarburton as Flynn and Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz as Kaos.
** Creator/JoshKeaton is Spyro.
*** And on that subject, his old voice actors keep showing up in roles as well:
*** Hot Dog, Duff and Fiesta are [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Crocker]] and [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 Spyro from his very first game]].
*** Stink Bomb is [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]]... and Spyro from his other [=PSOne=] games and ''Enter the Dragonfly''.
*** Blast Zone is [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Wakko]], the announcer for ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' since 1998, and Spyro and Hunter from ''[[VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail A Hero's Tail]]''.
** ''Giants'' has Creator/GeorgeTakei voicing the Arkeyans and Drill-X.
** Creator/BobcatGoldthwait and Creator/DanCastellaneta join in on the sequel as well.
** Creator/SumaleeMontano is Cali.
** Creator/LauraBailey is Persephone.
** Barbara Mamabolo ([[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Zoey]]) is Cynder.
** Creator/SteveBlum is Chop Chop, Vathek, Auric, Tuk and Enigma.
** Creator/TaraStrong is Flashwing.
** Sprocket is [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickles]].
** Creator/YuriLowenthal is Fright Rider. Yes, that's him. He is also Trail Blazer in ''Trap Team'', who sounds more like [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Luka]] or [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} Ben]].
** Voodood is [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Kevin Sorbo]]. (Kind of ironic in a corporate sense, because ''Hercules'' was produced by Creator/{{Universal}}'s ''Creator/ActionPack'', and ''Spyro'' started out as Universal property, before corporate dealings landed him in the hands of Activison.)
** Stump Smash and Tree Rex are Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
** Creator/CreeSummer is Roller Brawl.
** Smolderdash is [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender another fire princess]].
** Hoot Loop is [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Luxord]], [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Medic]], and [[VideoGame/DiabloIII The Male Demon Hunter]].
** Star Strike (and Spotlight) was [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs infected]]... and is, conveniently enough, an actual stage magician in real life.
** Magna Charge is [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Nigel Gearsley]], [[Franchise/DragonAge Cullen]], and [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Disciple]].
** Grim Creeper is voiced by Creator/LexLang.
** Rattle Shake, Sunburn and Brock are [[Manga/CodeGeass Schneizel]] and [[VideoGame/GuildWars2 Logan Thackery]], aka Creator/TroyBaker.
** Night Shift and Dive-Clops [[Creator/MauriceLaMarche are]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]] and [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Big Bob Pataki]].
** Wash Buckler and Wallop [[Creator/JohnDiMaggio are]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]].
** Hot Head, Rip Tide, Chomp Chest and Thrillipede are [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Basilio]] and [[TheOtherDarrin one of the Kenpachis]].
** Punk Shock and Dreamcatcher are Creator/TaraPlatt.
** Fire Kraken, Freeze Blade, Food Fight and Rocky Roll are Creator/BillyWest. Humorously enough, Food Fight even ''sounds'' a little like [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} the Nickelodeon Doug]].
** Slobber Tooth is [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Rodin]], various ''VideoGame/DotA2'' heroes...
** Scorp is [[TheOtherDarrin one of the Kyle Katarn voices]] and [[VideoGame/DarkChronicle Gaspard]].
** Scratch is [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]].
** Boom Jet and Bushwhack are the current voice actor for Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.
** Pop Thorn is [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Cid Highwind]].
** Tread Head is Creator/SeanSchemmel.
** Snap Shot, Slam Bam, Zook, Warnado, Cuckoo Clocker, Gigantus and Flavius are all Creator/FredTatasciore.
** Blastermind is Creator/WallyWingert.
** Blobbers and Mab Lobs are an almost unrecognizable Creator/CamClarke.
** Dr. Krankcase is Creator/QuintonFlynn, as per the [[RelationshipVoiceActor Clarke-Flynn Constant]] of video game voice acting.
** Spitfire [[Creator/DiedrichBader is]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Hoss Delgado]].
** Smash Hit [[Creator/RobPaulsen is]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Raphael]] and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Donatello]].
** High Volt is [[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates a different Flynn]].
** Stormblade is [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Artemis Crock]].
** In the Japanese version:
*** [[Creator/ShizukaIto Cali is]] [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Hinagiku Katsura]] and [[Anime/QueensBlade Captain Liliana]]
*** [[Creator/TakahiroSakurai Fright Rider is]] [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku Kururugi]].
*** [[Creator/YuiHorie Persephone is]] [[Manga/LoveHina Naru Narusegawa]] and [[Anime/DogDays Princess Milhiore F. Biscotti]].
*** [[Creator/KeiShindou Cynder is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Wang Liu-mei]] and [[Anime/QueensBlade Sainyang]].
*** [[Creator/KenichiOgata Pop Fizz is]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Genma Saotome]], [[Manga/InuYasha Myoga]] and [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Shamisen]].
*** [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki Eye-Brawl is]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Ryusei Date]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]].
*** [[Creator/WataruTakagi Hugo is]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Garrod Ran]], [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Eiikichi Onizuka]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII another Hugo]].
** In the Italian version:
*** Kaos and Auric are [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground Manic]].
*** Flynn is [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rampage]].
*** Hugo and Drill Sergeant are [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 Russell]].
*** Jet-Vac, Camo, Dino-Rang, Sunburn, Night Shift and Chompy Mage are Franchise/ProfessorLayton.
*** Pop Fizz, Slam Bam and Snap Shot are [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Optimus Prime]].
*** Dreadbeard, Hot Head, Bumble Blast, Krypt King, Wham Shell, Wash Buckler, Gulper and Scrap Shooter are Anime/{{Doraemon}}.
*** Wildfire and Chomp Chest are [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Mr. Krabs]].
*** Brock, Drill-X and Cuckoo Clocker are [[Manga/SaintSeiya Ikki]].
*** Wolfgang and Brawl & Chain are [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi]].
*** Dreamcatcher is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princess Luna]] (which also makes this an ActorAllusion).
*** Star Strike and Mags are [[Franchise/EverAfterHigh Duchess Swan]].
18th Feb '16 8:00:03 PM EnigmusPrime
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** Smash Hit was originally a koala-like Life Skylander whose different weapons in development included a brush cutter, a chainsaw, a giant spiked wheel, and an ad-hoc flail made of a vine and two smaller wheels. He was also at one point going to be a female sauropod of the Earth element.

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** Smash Hit was originally a koala-like Life Skylander whose different weapons in development included a brush cutter, a chainsaw, a giant spiked wheel, and an ad-hoc flail made of a vine and two smaller wheels. He was also at one point going to be a female sauropod ceratopsian of the Earth element.element.
** Stormblade was originally a magic element peacock.
6th Feb '16 9:15:02 PM Vir
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** Star Strike was [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs infected]]... and is, conveniently enough, an actual stage magician in real life.

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** Star Strike (and Spotlight) was [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs infected]]... and is, conveniently enough, an actual stage magician in real life.



** Spotlight is [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Kalista]].
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