Figurines are toys, especially if marketed toward kids. If I have a Batman statue that doesn't move, but isn't intended for collectors or even adults, what is it? A toy.
But the reason I we bring this up is because this is milking the series for all it's worth. Plus, it isn't even adding a new canon storyline, to a franchise that doesn't even have one to a large extent, or an interesting one imo. It's not off topic, we are discussing how this all ties in to the series and a dying line at that.
But Skylanders isn't a game like any of those. It isn't a gritty shooter, or a game like LoZ. Point and Clink might work, but not on a console. It would work as a spin off, which isn't our point.
Okay... but if it's not canon it won't contribute to the games at all. Yeah it has plot points, but the games won't reference the series from what your saying. It wouldn't make sense that a story would cut off like that.
I never had amiibo, kid of forgot they existed for a second there. But this leads me to another point- these other games have characters people actually care about. Amiibo, Disney Infinity, and even Lego Dimensions have lovable characters that are know to people. The only reason some Skylanders characters exist is for the sole purposes of the gimmick.
Agreed. Plus this is why tons of kids parents fear Skylanders, since they understand the milking and the amount of money you must invest in it. Like a said before, other games like Dimensions are multipurpose.
Right. They don't even have poseablity! The series could have been a single series of games, with tons of effort. These games don't even come out at a year of distance anymore. No wonder everyone is saying quality is declining!