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Skylanders Trap Team Video Game

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own.

What's one of the hottest video game to hit the market? If you answered the Skylanders franchise you'll be right! If you've been with me for a while you may have remembered my post last year about the Skylanders Swap Force. My family are huge gamers and my brother Mikael is probably the biggest one. He has been playing as a toddler and this is by far his favorite game. He has them all from the very beginning so he was super excited when once again Activision, the makers of the Skylanders franchise, sent him the brand new and highly anticipated Skylanders Trap Team this year. This was already on his wish list for his birthday so thank you Activision, you made him one happy little kid.

In Skylanders your toys literally comes to life within the games. In Trap Team they not only come to life inside the game but they also "magically" come to life outside the game as well. Your child can take their Skylanders with them in their "traps" and it's an experience you just have to see to believe. One thing that we have always loved about the Skylanders game is that although they are stand alone games, meaning that you don't need to have played the others in order to play this one, the characters are all playable within each game that you own. So our characters from the very first game, Skylanders Spyro Adventures can also be used in Skylanders Trap Team.

Here is a summary of what Trap Team is all about:
"In Skylanders Trap Team, Kaos, the grand master of evil continues his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands.  He has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison -- a fortress built entirely out of the magical substance Traptanium and home to Skylands’ most nefarious villains.  In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps.  Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late!"
There are a few new characters that has been introduced to the Trap Team squad including SnapShot and Food Fight who are included in the starter pack. Each character has a unique personality and you get to upgrade them by buying their powers from the coins that you collect by destroying their enemies. Your older characters all come into Trap Team complete with their upgrades and levels, but can also be reset if you decide that you want to play with them as a brand new character. There are about 50 new characters that can be purchased and if you're into collecting them then this is what will bring up the price value of this game.

Skylanders Trap Team introduces a ground-breaking innovation that lets Portal Masters “trap” the most wanted villains in Skylands and then play as them in the game in the battle for good. The game offers an unprecedented new addition to the game’s play pattern in the form of Traptanium Traps. When this new type of toy is placed directly into the Traptanium PortalTM, Portal Masters can “capture” a variety of special villains from the game and magically transport them from Skylands into the real world.  A built-in audio speaker allows players to magically hear the unique voices of the villains travel from the game into the real world Trap, and vice versa.  The Trap also lights up in sync with the villain speaking, adding even more magic to the experience.

In Skylanders Trap Team, you can play as a Skylander or capture Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for good. It’s up to Portal Masters to find these villains and capture them inside the new Traps that transport the villains into the real world via the Traptanium Portal.  Once trapped, players can return the villain to Skylands as a playable character. This exciting new play pattern gives fans the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay for both the single player and co-op experience.

Themed Trap designs add variety to the collectible Skylanders Trap Team experience.  Each Trap is elementally aligned, letting players capture villains who fall under that element. For instance, when Portal Masters explore the world of Skylands and encounter a water villain, they can insert a water Trap into the Traptanium Portal to capture that villain, as well as bring that villain back into Skylands as a playable character who helps in the fight for good. If players don’t have the correct Trap for a villain they encounter, the defeated villain will be held in a Villain Vault at the Skylanders Academy, where Portal Masters can keep track of the foes they have captured. When the player buys the correct Trap, they can transfer the villain from the Vault into the Trap in order to play as that character.   With each new Trap added to their collection, Portal Masters unlock an exciting world of possibilities!

Skylanders Trap Team features an all-new adventure-filled story with fun and interesting new characters as well as returning franchise favorites.  The game delivers a diverse and dynamic, story-driven gameplay experience, filled with adventure, combat, puzzles, mini games such as the new Kaos Challenge Mode, activities, platforming, and drop-in/drop-out co-op play -- all set within a variety of lush, compelling environments.

Skylanders Trap Team is a game that is fun for everyone young and old alike. You'll become addicted really quickly and will find yourself playing for hours without realizing how fast the time has passed. Trapping the villains and using them for good is truly a great feature and we love that we can "trap" and take the villains with us outside the game. Game play is easy and even the youngest of players will enjoy it.

Currently Skylanders Trap Team is available for the following consoles at these prices:

Launch Platforms:  Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™, 3DS™
Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Also available in Tablet formats.

$74.99 – Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack
$99.99 – Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack
$14.99 – Individual Trap Master toy
$9.99 – Individual Core Skylanders toy
$13.99 – Skylanders Minis Two-Pack
$5.99 - Individual Trap toy

Skylanders Trap Team totally gets our TWO TINY and BIG KIDS THUMBS UP!

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. This is one of the few games my two boys haven't played :) We always see the displays in the store though and it looks neat!

  2. My boyfriend owns them all as well and he was actually talking about picking this up this weekend. I play with him and I love it. It's a lot of fun too and certainly one of the better family games out there although only 2 persons can play at a time.

  3. I wonder if my daughter would like Skylanders. She likes Minecraft, I will have to think about this.

  4. My boys saw a commercial for this the other night and said they wanted to make sure it was on their Christmas lists.

  5. My boys love skylanders. It is the biggest hit in our house. LOL

  6. That is so cool. I know my niece wouldn't play with that but I'm tempted to see if my neighbor's son would like it. sending her a link now.

  7. I bet my Hubs would like playing Skylanders with our Grandson. When he comes over, we try really hard to keep him busy.

  8. My boys love anything that has to do with Skylanders. They enjoy playing the video game and pretend playing with the action figures.

  9. I have a nephew or two that would fight over this Skylanders game looks very fun for a boy

  10. I just know they sounded so familiar but I can't remember! I am sure this is so much fun for the boys.

  11. My youngest is already asking for this. He is such a Skylanders fan so I am glad they keep adding things to keep him interested.

  12. Two of my nephews have birthdays coming up this month, I think they'd love a Skylanders toy.

  13. My nephew loves Skylanders. I know he would go crazy over this!

  14. This looks like a great toy for kids. I'm sure it's a hit with the boys!

  15. This looks like a fun game. I am going to have to read your post again to get some more details in order. Yeah. I am not the gaming type but the kids sure are

  16. I have never heard of Skylanders before but I have all girls who are in their teens. But this looks like a cool toy for any little kid.

  17. My nephew keeps talking about this game and I am thinking it would be something to get him for Christmas, LOL. I know it is something he would want.

  18. Very cool! My 5 year old loves sky landers and would get a kick out of all of this!

  19. I cannot keep up with Skylanders, but it sounds like such a great game and it really seems to bring people together.

  20. We aren't into Skylanders yet here, but my neighbor'd kids love it!

  21. I am so behind with these toys. I really wanted a set and then we moved. Maybe this is the year!!

  22. This sounds awesome. My son would have loved it when he was younger.

  23. The whole trapping element of this is crazy cool. I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it!

  24. This isn't one kiddo talks about. Her big thing is Minecraft.

  25. I've heard a lot about Skylanders, but I've never actually seen them! They look pretty cool!

  26. I haven't heard my son mention this one. Maybe at 12 he might be a bit too old for these. They will make great gifts for nephews

  27. My son wants to get Skylanders. He saw it in a toy catalog last week and has been talking to me about them ever since.

  28. Skylanders is so popular. There are so many little boys in my son's class who talk about them a lot! ;)

  29. My son is big on video games, but he has yet to try out Skylanders. SOmething tells me this will be on his Christmas wish list this year.

  30. This is a great game for kids. This will be a great gift for Christmas.

  31. I am thinking about getting these for my son for Christmas. He always gravitates to where these are in the store every time we go to the store.

  32. We have some great Kinect games - they keep the kids active. We're considering adding some video games too.

  33. My kids love Skylanders & would probably have mini heart attacks if I got them this for Christmas! So glad it's available for the Wii too!


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