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Activision has been looking to let fans make their own Skylanders for quite some time

A portion of a GamesBeat interview with Toys for Bob's Paul Reiche... GamesBeat: Did you work on this for more than just this particular cycle? Did you have the idea going way back? Reiche: We’ve had the idea of creating your own Skylanders for a while. But we needed to make sure we could do it well. Part of that was understanding the visual vocabulary of what a Skylander is.
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