Skylanders Imaginators offers players a first for the series: the ability to create and customize playable characters. It’s a huge step for the series, but, initially, it also seemed like an odd one given the way toys-to-life titles typically work, since it looked as though players would not have physical versions of the characters created in-game.
Activision seemed all too prepared for this particular complaint, however! While the price is a bit on the higher side, die-hard Skylanders fans will have the option to 3D print their figure using the Skylanders Creator phone app for iOS and Android devices. For $49.99, players will be able to get a sandstone version of their character (encased in plastic, as the material can be a bit fragile). The figure will then work just as any other Skylanders figure would when placed on the portal! If that price seems a bit steep, fans will also have the option of spending $14.99 for a trading card that works in place of the figure, similar to Amiibo cards. Finally, $24.99 will get fans a custom t-shirt, featuring their creation.
Despite heavy competition, Skylanders continues to prove a resilient brand. While some other toys-to-life games have failed to find the same level of success, it would seem the franchise still has some very interesting tricks up its sleeve. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on Skylanders Imaginators as it develops!