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E3 2012: Power A to unveil new Skylanders accessories at E3

Posted by: Russell at 6/5/2012 9:28 AM
As of right now, the only Skylanders "accessory" I've seen (and this isn't counting the portal and whatever else comes with the game) is a carry case that can hold the portal and roughly ten figures.  I'll be honest, I've contemplated buying one at some point.  However, Power A will be unveiling some new accessories at E3 2012, including Skylanders editions of its three most popular game controllers (the Pro Pack Mini set for the Wii, the Mini Pro EX for the PS3, and the Mini Pro EX Wired Controller for the Xbox 360) and new cases to hold multiple Skylanders figures and the Portal of Power (as well as figures for the upcoming Skylanders Giants), 



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Skylanders Accessories Showcased in PowerA Booth at E3 

Controllers, Cases and More To Debut at E3 EXPO June 5-7 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA. - June 5, 2012 (E3 EXPO, Booth #5222 West Hall) -- PowerA today announced that it will debut an expansive collection of officially licensed Skylanders video game accessories at the E3 Expo June 5-7 in Los Angeles. Skylanders: Spyro's AdventureTM from Activision was the #1 new kids video game IP of 2011 and the franchise has achieved phenomenal success worldwide with its game that brings toys to life. Since game launch, PowerA has experienced unprecedented demand for its Skylanders Tower Case and Adventure Case video game storage and display products and Bobble Styluses. This year look for even more offerings for Skylanders fans, including accessories for the game's upcoming sequel -- Skylanders GiantsTM.

"The Skylanders phenomenon appears to be showing no signs of slowing down, and the response to PowerA Skylanders products has been amazing," said John Moore, divisional vice president of product development and marketing for PowerA. "Skylanders fans are clamoring for everything the franchise has to offer, and as the exclusive video game accessory licensee, our assortment of cases, controllers and accessories amplify their experience."

"PowerA has already been a great partner in translating the elements of the game into engaging accessories that delight Skylanders fans," said Ashley Maidy, Head of Global Licensing and Partnerships for Activision. "As we expand this license on a global scale, we'll be working with PowerA to bring officially licensed Skylanders accessories to new territories."

This year, PowerA will be releasing Skylanders editions of its three most popular video game controllers: the Pro Pack Mini™ controller set for Nintendo Wii™, the Mini Pro EX Controller for PLAYSTATION® 3  and the officially licensed Mini Pro EX Wired Controller for Xbox 360®. Gamers can expect the same high quality PowerA controller experience with the addition of Skylanders themed graphics.

Collecting Skylanders toys has become a popular pastime for kids and gamers alike. PowerA has storage and display solutions for every gamer's collection of Skylanders. Multiple Skylanders can be displayed in the Castle Display Case, Battle Arena or the Carry and Display Case, but if the need to carry an army of Skylanders to a friend's place arises, the Skylanders Gamepack will hold multiple toys as well as the Portal of Power®. The Skylanders Gamepack will outfit gamers who are anticipating the impending release of this fall's Skylanders Giants. This bag has room for Skylanders and the soon-to-be-released eight Skylanders Giants figures.

These new Skylanders accessories from PowerA will be available later this year at retailers nationwide. Visit PowerA.com/Skylanders for more details.


Skylanders Giants is developed by Toys For Bob, an Activision studio located in Novato, California. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.skylandersgame.com