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Earlier this year, I blogged about the most revolutionary kids game, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures, which is a toy/game hybrid! You really do get to bring your Skylander toys to life inside the video game and it would seem that this game has been a massive hit amongst kids of all ages, including the kids *ahem*of the adult variety!

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So you can well imagine that the next generation Skylanders Giants has been eagerly anticipated by big and little kids around the world and today it officially launches here in South Africa! You can read the Girl Guides review of Skylanders Giants hereand see why they gave it a 90% rating! What it’s about: The Skylanders have, for thousands of years, guarded the Skylands, a magical world of floating islands. Now, an evil tyrant called Master Eon has succeeded in freezing all the Skylanders, and has banished them to Earth. This explains why all these Skylanders Characters are here! Players of the game, can place their Skylanders Figures onto a Portal of Power, which miraculously brings them back to life in the Skylands, in order to save their world. Players once again lead a team of heroic Skylanders in an all new adventure to save their world. Portal Masters will journey through new areas of Skylands, encountering new enemies, solving fun puzzles, overcoming different hazards and obstacles, and finding a variety of collectable rewards and treasure. What makes Skylander Giants bigger & better than it’s predecessor: Going Big: Skylanders Giants introduces eight new highly collectible figures that are twice the size of the main Skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form. Their in-game powers and abilities reflect their colossal scale. Please see character breakdown below. Bright Lights: Helping to further the real world magic of bringing toys to life, Skylanders Giants includes a set of characters that feature new lighting technology integrated into the toys, allowing the figure to light up when near or on the Portal of Power. These characters have additional in-game benefits as well. Batteries are not required. Brand New Skylanders: Eight new regular sized skylanders, each with their own unique powers, abilities, and personality, join the adventure alongside the Giants. Forward Compatibility: Every beloved character from Skylanders Spyro’sΒ Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact. Wider Worlds: Portal Masters will see all new arenas and more gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level up every character. Skylanders Giants also features closer integration with Skylanders Spyro’s Universe the large online world that allows Portal Masters everywhere to greatly expand their Skylanders experience. Additionally, the game features new Hero Challenges, more Battle Mode gameplay, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and the Skylanders online universe What is most exciting of all is that Skylanders Giants is available on all gaming platforms bar PC (PS3, XBOX360, 3DS & Wii) but is also available on two new platforms – Wii U and most excitingly, Apple for all you iPad users! I have a great Skylanders Giants giveaway sponsored by Megarom Interactive – A Skylanders Giants starter pack on the platform of your choice valued at R800!

And a Skylanders Adventure case, which is the perfect accessory for storing all the collectable characters and is valued at R399!
Other awesome Skylanders Giants accessories, available instore now include the following:
Skylanders back pack!
Skylanders mini sling bag!
Skylanders zip case!
And the mother of all accessories – the Skylanders battle arena!
All you need do to win is leave a comment below telling me which gaming platform you’d like to win! Remember that you can choose from 3DS, XBOX360, PS3, Wii, Wii U & Apple!
For extra entries, share this link on Face Book remembering to tag The Blessed Barrenness in your Face Book update or tweet the link remembering to include me in your tweet – @SharonVW
Entries will close on Friday, 7th December at midday!
And………… go!