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Skylanders Swap Force Announced; Jumping Added to Franchise (Updated)

Update: New assets and details added. Activision has announced that Skylanders 3 will be called Skylanders Swap Force, and the game will be making its debut at the 2013 New York Toy Fair beginning February 10. Plus, the new game will add a feature fans have been begging Toys for Bob to include since Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, and developer Vicarious Visions has come through with the goods.

Skylanders Swap Force are a subset of 16 all-new figures that are held together by a magnet at the figure's waist. By "swapping" the top halves of the characters, a total of 256 character combinations can be achieved. A new Portal of Power will be required to utilize this ability, but it is expected to be backward compatible with the previous games.

For example, one of the new Swap Force Skylanders is Wash Buckler who has a cutlass for a weapon and tentacles for legs. You can take
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Skylanders Swap Force Announced; Jumping Added to Franchise

Activision has announced that Skylanders 3 will be called Skylanders Swap Force, and the game will be making its debut at the 2013 New York Toy Fair beginning February 10. Plus, the new game will add a feature fans have been begging Toys for Bob to include since Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

Skylanders Swap Force are a subset of 16 all-new figures that are held together by a magnet where the base and the figure connect. By "swapping" the bases of characters, a total of more than 250 character combinations can be achieved. The first revealed Swap Force Skylander is Magna Charge who you can see in a high-res screenshot below.

Assuming each character can be swapped onto each of the elemental bases, the math works out to 16 x 8 = 128. The actual character combinations total is double that so there's more to these Swap Force figures than the initial press release is letting on. Swapable armor or hats,
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This Week in Comics: 05/03/2010

  • MonkeyTossTv
Earlier this week in the mail I got Together, the new New Pornographers record. Not to brag, but it also came with a poster and a 7” I haven’t listened to yet. How is it? Pretty good. Not my favorite New Pornos record, unfortunately, but better than most things in the world. The great thing about a New Pornographers album is that there will always be at least a few brilliant uptempo power-pop tracks on it, and so the inevitable “Best Of” record is going to be Epic.

So welcome to This Week in Comics, where every week is a comic and I totally listened to Together over and over while writing this one.

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Shadowhawk #1

(Dan Wickline/Tone Rodriguez/Steve Niles/Jim Valentino)

Shadowline/Image Comics

Ah, Shadowhawk, one of the smaller creations of the early Image Comics vanguard. One supposes that Jim Valentino wasn’t as big as the Liefelds,
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