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Amiibo, Disney Infinity, Skylanders, Lego Dimensions: A Guide to Gaming Toys

Which toys-to-life game is the best fit for you?


It was pitched as the reinvention of toys, but it turned out even that was an understatement.

Since its 2011 debut, Skylanders has become a multi-billion-dollar franchise with literally hundreds of merchandising deals. While Skylanders didn’t invent the toys-to-life genre — games that use physical toys to load characters and levels into a video game — it did popularize it and kick off a broader interest in the style of gaming.

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