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Uh Oh, Skylanders ‘Giants’ Domains Popping Up

This time, maybe hide your wallet in advance of the toys getting announced.

It may be too early for Activision to say anything, but a Skylanders follow-up seems assured.

An obsession from certain individuals seems proof enough Activision is onto something with this whole Skylanders business.

So when domain watching website Fusible notices that Activision has grabbed a bunch of skylandersgiants.com and assorted domains here and internationally, it’s probably worth noting.

Activision is not listed in the registration data, but Mark Monitor is the credited registrant, and Activision has used Mark Monitor many times in the past, including skylandersgame.com.

You can poke around Activision's registration activities here.

Toy Fair kicks off on February 12 in New York, where Skylanders has been featured in the past. Not all toys for the game’s initial release have hit store shelves yet, so an announcement at Toy Fair next month might be premature.

Additionally, there’s a Twitter account called @skylandersgiant that’s retweeting stories about the domain name registration. It’s unclear if it’s an official Activision teaser or someone just fanning the flames, however.

I’ve contacted Activision about this Skylanders Giants business, but haven’t heard back.

When I looked to my right, Jeff Gerstmann could not be found, either. Must be coincidental.

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Posted by patrickklepek
It may be too early for Activision to say anything, but a Skylanders follow-up seems assured.

An obsession from certain individuals seems proof enough Activision is onto something with this whole Skylanders business.

So when domain watching website Fusible notices that Activision has grabbed a bunch of skylandersgiants.com and assorted domains here and internationally, it’s probably worth noting.

Activision is not listed in the registration data, but Mark Monitor is the credited registrant, and Activision has used Mark Monitor many times in the past, including skylandersgame.com.

You can poke around Activision's registration activities here.

Toy Fair kicks off on February 12 in New York, where Skylanders has been featured in the past. Not all toys for the game’s initial release have hit store shelves yet, so an announcement at Toy Fair next month might be premature.

Additionally, there’s a Twitter account called @skylandersgiant that’s retweeting stories about the domain name registration. It’s unclear if it’s an official Activision teaser or someone just fanning the flames, however.

I’ve contacted Activision about this Skylanders Giants business, but haven’t heard back.

When I looked to my right, Jeff Gerstmann could not be found, either. Must be coincidental.

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Edited by Ravoric

AWWW SHIT ITS THE GHOST ROASTER! HE ROASTS DEM GHOSTS!!

Posted by yoshisaur

I wouldn't mind this.

Posted by Overbite

Skylanders more like

dammit I can't think of anything.

Posted by RecSpec

I bought a Drobot because of the GOTY podcasts. I have a TY beanie baby under him to remind him that I AM NOT FALLING FOR HIS BULLSHIT!!

Posted by Video_Game_King
Edited by MooseyMcMan

Does that mean the toys will be so big that they take up all of the Portal of Power?

@Video_Game_King said:

@patrickklepek said:

An obsession from a certain individual seems proof enough Activision is onto something with this whole Skylanders business.

I think this is what you meant.

No, I think Johnny Vignocchi is just as obsessed, if not moreso.

Posted by RecSpec
@MooseyMcMan said:

Does that mean the toys will be so big that they take up all of the Portal of Power?

@Video_Game_King said:

@patrickklepek said:

An obsession from a certain individual seems proof enough Activision is onto something with this whole Skylanders business.

I think this is what you meant.

No, I think Johnny Vignocchi is just as obsessed, if not moreso.

Not to mention one of our mods. 
Posted by Grilledcheez

I still haven't bought the first one! I'm definitely interested in the concept though.

Posted by rargy

So who has skylanderspatriots.com?

Posted by MeatSim

Looks like the best Skylander category will return in 2012.

Posted by wukong

Clearly Activision and Whiskey Media are merging to create such great new properties as Skylanders Giants Bombs, World of Tested and Call of Anime: Modern Vice.

Posted by hagridore

Make a portal of power I can stand on. TAKE ME AWAY DROBOT.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@RecSpec:

They're all alternate personalities of Jeff. Hell, I'm pretty sure that if you slur it fast enough, Johnny Vignocchi sounds a lot like Jeff. (The key phrase is "fast enough.")

Posted by JayDee

big drobot?

Edited by I_smell

"Skylanders Giants" just sounds like action-figure versions of those miniatures.
 
Assuming kids still buy action figures.... Which-- hell if I know, man.

Posted by zef40

@I_smell said:

Assuming kids still buy action figures.... Which-- hell if I know, man.

Adults who used to buy action figures still buy action figures

Posted by Xeirus

@Overbite said:

Skylanders more like

dammit I can't think of anything.

Buylanders?

Posted by Niall_Sg1
Posted by GreggD

@Overbite said:

Skylanders more like

dammit I can't think of anything.

DryPanders. *cough*

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Oh god no!

Posted by Hokucho

I just want to buy the ones they've released... 11 stores have all been sold out since I bought the core game.

Posted by crusader8463

@GreggD said:

@Overbite said:

Skylanders more like

dammit I can't think of anything.

DryPanders. *cough*

Stupidlanders. *Hands GreggD a cough drop*

Posted by beard_of_zeus
Oh nooooooooooooooo, I've already spent so much money. Please Activision, will you give me no quarter from your delightfully addictive toys?!?!
 
My first wind Skylander should be showing up in the mail tomorrow....they're pretty hard to get a hold of, guys. All the stores near me keep getting restocked and immediately sold out. I was at the Walmart last week where I found an Empire of Ice set (so cool! pun intended!), and there were parents and kids there excitedly yelling about them being in stock. I'm a little ashamed to admit I was kind of peeved, because I wanted them to keep that info on the DL.
 
@Niall_Sg1 said:

I like how the Skylanders Giants twitter tweeted at Jeff.

http://twitter.com/#!/SkylandersGiant/status/161222297804488704

Haha, that's fantastic! Clearly, Jeff has mad sway in the Skylanders game, yo.
Posted by Draxyle

Activision: "Jeff Gerstmann puts our kids through college".

Posted by White

Jeff Gerstmann announces that he'll be filing for Chapter 14 Bankruptcy.

Posted by Slow_pC

I wear my drobot on a golden chain while I work ... he gives me powers to shoot lasers out of my eyes at angry customers and when I want to fly away I open my wings and shoot a few gears their way.

Drobot.... you give me wings, Not that stupid lunesta.

Posted by Bwgmon

Oh cool, a ghost rooster. So what, does he use ectoplas-

oh, Ghost Roaster? God damn it, I was hoping for some Phantom of the Cockra.

Posted by JuggaloAcidman

I have Skylander fever! I love those things! I'm obsessed!

Posted by RetroVirus

How about if they put Legendary Chop Chop riding Drobot? Instant money.

Posted by theveej

@RetroVirus said:

How about if they put Legendary Chop Chop riding Drobot? Instant money.

Mind BLOWN!!

Posted by vinsanityv22

Honestly, what with their death grip on Transformers, X-Men and Spider-Man licenses (or the Marvel comics license -- whatever they used to get Marvel Ultimate Alliance made. I know Sega has the Marvel movie license), I'm waiting for Activision to convert these franchises into "action figurable" franchises like Skylanders proves can work. Imagine getting new characters for Fall of Cybertron by going out and physically buying $10 "Ultra Armor Optimus Prime" or whatever.

Posted by MrMazz

O no how will Jeff pay for these?

LEAVE HIM ALONE BOBBY KOTIC

Posted by DarthOrange

Wait jeff is leaving Giant Bomb to run Giant Skylanders!?!?!

Posted by Vexxan

Jeff's probably off somewhere designing the new Skylanders, each and every one of them will be the size of the dragon statue you got if you bought the collector's edition of Skyrim.

Posted by freakin9

Ingenious way to get people to buy a new, much larger, portal of power.

SKYLANDERS GOT YOU BY THE BALLS MOTHERFUCKAS

Posted by Cozmicaztaway

@zef40 said:

@I_smell said:

Assuming kids still buy action figures.... Which-- hell if I know, man.

Adults who used to buy action figures still buy action figures

This, I guess? Really though, they make a large ass Drobot that doesn't hook to a game and I'm THERE.

Of course, I haven't seen a single-figure SKylander in a store in aaages. Not that I have the game, but dude, Drobot is so cool I want him anyway!

Posted by Lazyaza

They should make a Skylander character that is the shape and color of the GB logo and call it Jeffbot.

Posted by Grimluck343

Quick, someone register skylanderskylanderskylander.com.

Posted by CyleMoore

Oh crap, my 5 year old is obsessed with this game, and I don't mind playing it either.

Posted by DaveGilbert

I just hope that any new game will be compatible with the figures already released (though I doubt that will happen). I've already sunk a bunch of money into this game, and my kids have already beaten it.

Posted by EnSabac

I've been playing with my 9 year old, trying my damnedest to collect all the characters for her. The most I have found at a store was 4 characters (I had to buy them) other then that the reports have said that usually they are gone within a half hour of getting them on the shelf.

Posted by Neezie

@Cozmicaztaway: I bought the game just so I can roll deep with Drobot

Posted by Ravenlight

I'm holding out for Skylanders: The Reckoning.

Posted by VoshiNova

@rargy said:

So who has skylanderspatriots.com?

I got 200 on skylanderspatriots.com

: / after losing 50 on skylanders49's.com

Posted by gosukiller

@Ravenlight said:

I'm holding out for Skylanders: The Reckoning.

Skylanders: The Reckoning: Storm.

Posted by fox01313

Hrm maybe skylanders giants are just going to be giant (and real action figure) versions of the 30+ existing skylanders, that or plush versions which might be interesting to see. Either way expecting to see more of Drobot & others in the future as it is a fun game.

Posted by Ghostiet
@hagridore said:
Make a portal of power I can stand on. TAKE ME AWAY DROBOT.
Oh shit, this dude is onto something, give him a fucking job there.
Posted by StitchJones

I love Skylanders. It has been a fun investment for both my as well as my children. Good stuff! Would be cool if the game or future possible DLC would add random dungeons.

Posted by oatz

RIP Spyro

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