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Disney Infinity review: Imagination land

Disney Infinity, powered by a treasure trove of characters, settings, stories and childhood memories, manages to deliver a game that isn't about any of those things. Instead, Disney Infinity is about you. It is a toy box dumped onto your living room floor, brought to life by imagination, both yours and Disney's. That those precious items, packed away in the game, take so much effort, time and ultimately luck to unlock, is the game's one major stumbling block. if you want to play with a child or friend, you're going to have to plunk down some cash Infinity hopes to live up to its name. A play set brings with it two meticulously detailed plastic figures and a set piece. To access the content, a player places the figures and set piece on the Disney Infinity base and they are...

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This is how you get a lightsaber in Disney Infinity

There is a way to get Star Wars' iconic lightsaber in Disney Infinity — it just takes a bit of effort and a lot of cash. In the video above, Stephen Alva Wood of YouTube channel Nerdflip runs down how to obtain the coveted item. By using all 29 NFC figurines within the game and raising all characters to level one, players can unlock a green lightsaber, a weapon used in the space epic by Jedi including Luke Skywalker and Yoda. According to Wood, unlocking the lightsaber means players have spent at least $500 on Disney Infinity figurines at this point. In late 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm — and the rights to the Star Wars franchise — in a $4 billion acquisition deal. More recently, the Disney Store Facebook page responded to a comment from a fan that there were no plans to add Star...

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Official Disney Fan Club site hints at Disney Infinity 2.0 launch this August [update]

Disney Infinity 2.0, the "latest chapter" of Disney's real-world toy/video game platform, may launch this August, according to a news brief on the official Disney Fan Club D23. "Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming in August 2014, and a teaser trailer can be viewed at Marvel.com," according to the post recently discovered by Infinity Inquirer. "The teaser promises such Marvel-ous additions to the game as familiar Marvel characters, objects, and vehicles-the possibilities are infinite." The D23 news brief mentioning the Disney Infinity 2.0 launch window has been pulled from the website since the recent discovery, but still appears in Google's cache (viewed below). According to an invitation sent to Polygon this week, Disney and Marvel Entertainment will unveil a collaboration on "the latest...

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Toys for Bob and the story behind Skylanders

The figurines sit on shelves, hang on walls, tumble on desks in states of unpainted nakedness, dismantled and incoherent. They gurn, snarl and claw in an infinity of static poses. This is the place where the little plastic creatures of Activision's breakout monster hit Skylanders are conceived and birthed, the headquarters of Toys for Bob, a tiki-pirate-ship-themed ex-aircraft hanger in Marin County, California. Since its introduction back in 2011, the Skylanders video game and toy series has generated upwards of $2 billion in lifetime sales. It is one of the top 20 game franchises of all time, with 175 million toy sales. The Skylanders monsters have captured the imaginations of millions of children, by creating a magical illusion. Players place monsters on a plastic tray...

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Disney and Marvel unveiling Disney Infinity collaboration soon

Disney and Marvel Entertainment are set to unveil a collaboration on a Disney Infinity project later this month, according to an invitation the companies sent to Polygon today. The invitation, which you can see below, is for a media event scheduled to take place April 30 that will show off "the latest chapter of Disney Infinity." There's no word on whether that refers to a new game or an add-on to the existing title, which launched last August. Marvel released a brief teaser trailer for the project last week; the video mentioned the phrase "Disney Infinity 2.0."

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Marvel teases Avengers in Disney Infinity '2.0 Edition' (update)

Marvel's Avengers appear to be on their way to Disney Interactive's Disney Infinity, according to a teaser trailer released today by Marvel Entertainment. The 27-second clip, named "Get Ready to Assemble," shows Captain America's shield flying through the world of Disney Infinity, zooming past characters like Dash from The Incredibles, Sully from Monsters, Inc. and Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. A Disney Infinity logo pops up at the end of the video, along with a label mentioning a "2.0 Edition." We're reaching out to Disney Interactive for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in August 2009 for $4 billion. John Blackburn, CEO of Disney Infinity developer...

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Disney Infinity's Phineas and Agent P arrive first at GameStop March 15

Disney Infinity's Phineas and Agent P/Ferb, the latest expansion to Avalanche Software's action figure/video game hybrid, will be available at GameStop March 15, two weeks before their April 1 release elsewhere, the retailer announced today. GameStop customers will be able to purchase a two-pack that includes both characters for $29.99. A Phineas figure and an Agent P/Ferb figure are also listed on GameStop's website for $13.99 with release dates of April 29. March 15 will also be Disney Infinity Day at the retailer, which will offer the following discounts: Buy two get one free on all individual game characters Get a free Power Disc when you spend $20 on Disney Infinity products 50 percent off all play sets 50 percent off all Disney Infinity accessories 30 percent extra...

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Disney Interactive lays off approximately 700 employees

Disney Interactive laid off roughly 700 employees, about a quarter of its workforce, a representative for the company confirmed to Polygon today. The layoffs were a result of a company restructure. "Disney Interactive has consolidated several lines of business as part of an effort to focus the division on a streamlined suite of high quality digital products," a Disney spokesperson said. "As a result of this restructuring, we have undergone a reduction in workforce. These actions were difficult but necessary given our long-term strategy focused on sustainable profitability and innovation." According to a report in The New York Times, the layoffs hit Playdom hardest, a division focused on free online games like Disney City Girl, Marvel Avengers Alliance and Pirates of the Caribbean:...

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Phineas and Agent P coming to Disney Infinity's Toy Box April 1

Two characters from one of Disney's more popular cartoon franchises Phineas and Ferb — sleuthing platypus Agent P and the titular Phineas — are joining the ruckus in Disney Infinity's Toy Box on April 1. These two characters will be accompanied by two new power disks that give Toy Box a makeover to look like Phineas and Ferb's city of Danville: one is for an all-over terrain remake and the other paints over Disney Infinity's Skydome to look like the TV show's cloud-pockmarked sky. The Danville power discs even recreate the show's antagonistic Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated building and a small waterslide park invented in one of the cartoon's episodes. Phineas carries his trademark Baseball Shooter, a gun that fires baseballs, while Agent P uses his signature fedora to thwack things. "...

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Disney Infinity conjures Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Feb. 9

Disney Infinity will add another iconic character to its real-world toy/video game platform this Sunday, Feb. 9: Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mouse. The Fantasia star will be available at retailers nationwide for $12.99, according to publisher Disney Interactive's Tumblr. Press play above to see Mickey in action and his Mickey's Magical Escape toy box. Disney unveiled Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey at the D23 fan event last August. Avalanche Software's Disney Infinity, which has sold 3 million units, has added several new characters since its release last year, including A Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack Skellington and characters from Frozen, Rapunzel and Wreck-It Ralph. For more on the game, be sure to read and watch Polygon's Disney Infinity review.

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Disney Interactive revenue up 38 percent in Q1 2014

Disney Interactive recorded solid performance in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with significant year-over-year growth in both revenue and operating income, according to an earnings report from parent company The Walt Disney Co. Net revenue for the three-month span from Sept. 29 through Dec. 28, 2013, came in at $403 million, a 38 percent increase from the $291 million of revenue in the same period one year prior. Disney Interactive's operating income saw a massive year-over-year jump from $9 million in 2012 to $55 million last year, a growth of more than 511 percent. According to Disney officials, the improvement in operating income was largely due to the continuing success of Avalanche Software's Disney Infinity, which was released in August. The publisher's main...

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  • Wii U
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
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    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
    • Score 8.0
  • Wii
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Publisher Disney Interactive
    • Developer Avalanche Software
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