Skylanders Swap Force Looks Totally Awesome

Oh man, I wish it was Fall 2013.  The reason?  I just saw that Skylanders Swap Force is coming out in 2013.  The game looks fantastic and I can’t wait to play Swap Force.

What is Skylanders Swap Force?

Swap Force is the latest in the Skylanders video game series.  Take a look at this video of Skylanders Swap Force from the 2.5.13 launch party in NYC –

Are you with me?  Super excited for Skylanders Swap Force.

Swappable Skylanders Means 250 Times The Fun

There will be 16 new swappable Skylanders Swap Force characters at launch.  That might not sound like much, but figure in you can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the figures and you come up with 256 different Skylanders!  Now, you need to understand that their powers and movements change as you shift their body parts.  Throw robot legs on a guy and he has robot movement.

In addition to swapping, Skylanders Swap Force also introduces new Swap Zones that have fun mini-games like flying and climbing.  Again, the graphics from the launch party look incredible and the gameplay will be much improved.

As you can tell, I don’t think Fall 2013 will come fast enough for our family.  We are counting down the days until the launch of Skylanders Swap Force!

 

Is There Any Place That Posts Real World Toy Reviews for 2013?

The other day, my 10 year old son asked me this very question –

“Dad, with all the stuff on Google, I can’t find any real and honest toys reviews.  Am I looking in the wrong place?”

As you can see, I have a very wise son.  He is basically right, it is very hard to find real world and honest toy reviews.  The task was made harder by the fact that he was looking for Toy Reviews for 2013 and it was still 2012.  But come on, he is only 10!

Where Are The Honest Toy Reviews?

It turns out that most sites create a toy review in this way…

  • Read a Press Release on a New Toy
  • Write an Intro Paragraph about the New Toy
  • Close with How Fun the New Toy Is

Yep, you read that right – countless toy reviews are based on press releases.  In fact, many writers never touch the toys they are reviewing.

How Do You Know if They Really Reviewed the Toys?

Guess what my son figured out – videos don’t lie!  He found this DadDoesBlog Toy Review Channel and it has videos of the writers playing with the toys.  Boom – instant proof that they actually played with the toys.  We watched countless videos from DadDoes.Com and they were great.  My son is hooked and so am I.

 

AppGear Zombie Burbz Hands-On Review. Augmented Reality Game for iPad

Zombies on the iPad and iPhone have been big for a while.  There is no shortage of apps that feature Zombies in endless battles.  So, what is so different about the new Zombie Burbz game for the iPad from AppGear?  You control your onscreen Zombie with a toy figure Zombie!

Augmented Reality Hits the iPad App Market

Zombie Burbz is the first game from AppGear.  AppGear is bridging the gap between apps and toys.  You use a toy figure Zombie to unlock different missions, but that is not all.  You also use your toy Zombie directly on the screen of the iPad to control the action in the game.

Here is a great video we found on YouTube that shows Zombie Burbz being played…

As you can see, the toy figures are really used in the game.  It looks like it cost about $10 to get a pack of 4 Zombie figures.  The thing is, only 1 of those Zombie figures actually interacts with the game, the other 3 are just for collecting.

Overall, the whole AppGear line looks pretty fun.  I love Zombie games, and having a toy zombie figure to control the action is a neat twist.

Also, you might want to check out the DadDoes.Com site – they have a ton of product reviews and just about everyone has a video that goes with it as well.

 

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