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Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania Video Game Gifts

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Sonic fans rejoice because the classic video game along with gifts and an elevated version of the Sonic game are all available for the holidays. Sonic Mania is the classic version redone for you updated gaming systems – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Sonic Forces is also available on those game systems and is more fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character.

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You can purchase the Sega Mania and Sonic Forces video game in the following ways to gift this season:


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Anthony has had the chance to experience both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces and here is his review from this 9 year old. Keep in mind he is aware that his Dad and I experienced the original Sonic Era and he loves when we share our games and play with him, but he was not a part of the original Sonic. He is of a new Sonic era and that is why Sonic Forces is brilliant.

Anthony talks about the new Sonic video game

I hope you enjoyed watching Anthony demonstrate Sonic Forces for you. Keep an eye out on fun Sonic video game themed items too!

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New Gaming Consoles: Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback


Gaming Consoles Coming Fall 2017: Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback

OK SEGA and ATARI fans! The newer consoles will be here in the fall. Many of your favorite classic games are back and pre-loaded into these consoles. Need a refresher on what those classic games are?

Are you excited yet? Here are some more features you get with each console

Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features

  • Two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers included
  • two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles
  • 720p HDMI output
  • scan line filtering
  • save/pause/rewind feature for every game

Also from Atari coming soon:

  • The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites
  • The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games

Screenshots for Atari Flashback 8 Gold

Sega Genesis Flashback features

  • stunning new design, reminiscent of the original console
  • 85 built-in games as well as an integrated cartridge port that plays almost all of your favorite Sega Genesis and Mega Drive original cartridges
  • Two new high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers included
  • two legacy controller ports for optional wired gamepads
  • 720p HDMI output
  • scan line filtering
  • save/pause/rewind feature for every game

Also from Sega coming soon

  •  The Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 81 all-time favorites
  • The Ultimate Portable Game Player returns with an enhanced selection of 85 built-in 16-bit Sega Genesis and Mega Drive classic games.



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What games are you excited to play again? Tell me in comments below. 

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New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

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New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

If you are a frequent reader then you know I have enjoyed bringing you many posts updating my readers on the Skylanders games by Activision. My son enjoys these features as he plays all of the Skylanders games from the original Spyros Adventure to the current Skylanders Imaginators and the ones in between.

In these games your child ‘becomes’ a Skylander as they fight to destroy the evil Kaos and his group who want to destroy the Skylands. Even better, your son or daughter can choose from male and female characters. There are 2 new characters just added to the Senseis, teaching the Skylnaders skills in Skylanders Imaginators, Blaster-Tron (male) and Tidepool (female).

Below, Anthony will tell you more about these 2 new Senseis an the story of how they became Skylanders and began the fight for justice.

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Skylanders Imaginators Cursed Tiki Temple Level Pack- Video review

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For the first time in franchise history players can unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators. The Cursed Tiki Temple Level pack includes a new Sensei character: Wild Storm, a life Creation Crystal, and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.

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Anthony shows you in the video below how he took the crystal in this pack and created his own Life Skylander Imaginator.

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The chest unlocks 80 creation parts that go into your creation bank so you have more body parts and weapons unlocked to create more Imaginators. Watch his video for a peek into the pack and setting up the creation part of the game.

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~ Anthony’s Review ~

Here is Anthony’s opinion of the NEW Skylanders Imaginators Cursed Tiki Temple Level Pack

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Skylanders News: New from The Skylanders Imaginators Game

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Skylanders news from Skylanders Imaginators are some fun new Sensei characters, a new platform to play on and new guest characters. Lets’ take a deeper look

NEW Skylanders Imaginators Sensei Characters

  1. Pain-Yatta: Magic Sensei with a Smasher as his weapon of choice
  2. Grave Clobber: Water Sensei with a Brawler as his weapon of choice
  3. Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf (Easter edition): Fire Sensei with a Bazooker as his weapon of choice

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NEW Skylanders Imaginators Guest Characters

  • Crash Bandicott and Dr Neo Cortex: play a level dedicated to the famous bandicoot, Thumpin Wumpa Islands, which pays homage to be beloved ‘90s video game icon.  

Skylanders Imaginators is on Nintendo Switch

  • Easily load and store your 300+ toys
  • Take your play wherever you want-internal library

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Skylanders Imaginators is here #HolidayGiftGuide

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Holiday Gift Guide Feature: Skylanders Imaginators

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It’s here. On October 16, 2016 Activision debut it’s newest Skylanders portal game. Skylanders  Imaginators is back and now you can create the Skylanders. All you need is an element crystal to start creating and a Master or Sensei to train your new Skylanders. You get these in the starter pack so you are ready to create right out of the box. This game comes with the newest portal you need for the play pieces.

There are 2 new feature play options with the Skylanders Imaginators.

  1. Skylanders Creator App-Read More!
  2. Online Mini Games- Read More!


See Anthony’s Unboxing Video and watch below some first steps in photo of how to get started creating your Skylander. He chose to start with Fire.


The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $74.99 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo’s Wii Usystem.  It supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games.




Visit to learn more.  Keep a lookout for a Special Halloween Candy-Coated Chopscotch + Skylanders Halloween costumes- forego the candy and give fans a Halloween themed version of the new Sensei character- a perfect addition to trick-or-treat bags! Portal Masters can dress up like their favorite Skylanders characters with costumes available at retailers nationwide! Happy Skylanders Creating!