Toy Fair 2012: What’s Shiny and Purple and Possibly Yours? (Hint: Skylanders)

by Amy Kraft on February 15, 2012

As with last year’s Toy Fair, one of the things I’m most excited about is Activision’s Skylanders. Of course, last year I was just getting my first look. This year Olive and I have been playing and loving it, and are clamoring to hear what’s new. If you haven’t heard, the news is Skylanders: Giants. These new figures are twice the size of regular Skylanders, they glow when placed on the portal, and they add a whole new dimension to gameplay. (Check out my post on GeekMom for more detail on the gameplay.)

One of the things I’ve been hearing about is supply not meeting demand when it comes to the toys. Sounds like Activision has been ramping up production, and some of the stores that carry them have begun to set limits. Activision has been falling short on my household’s demand for girl Skylanders, so it was with great delight that we received the Toy-Fair-only limited edition Cynder. I took her home and Olive and I had to immediately start playing with her and her awesome and deadly lightning bolts.

If you’re thinking “Aw, man, I want one, too!” Don’t worry! Activision gave me another one and I’d like to give her to you!

You can enter to win her by doing one or more of the following (with up to three chances to win):

  1. Leave a comment on this post. I’d really like Cynder to go to a good home, so let me know why you feel up to the task of taking her on.
  2. Tweet this: “I really want the limited edition Cynder Skylander from @mediamacaroni”
  3. Like Media Macaroni on Facebook and leave a comment there about Cynder and Skylanders.

I’ll pick a winner at noon on Sunday, 2/26.

I have lots more Toy Fair recapping to do, but in the meantime you can pop over to Facebook and see my ongoing photo album of the show.

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