New Skylanders starter pack injects tablets with console gaming powers

Distracting the kids on long journeys just got a hell of a lot easier
Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming pow

Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming powers

Tired of your kids dominating the family games console? Then you're going to love the Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter pack.

The child-friendly pack is designed to let your darling offspring/snot-nosed oiks get the full Skylanders experience on an iPad, Android device or Kindle Fire, with no need for them to interrupt Daddy or Mummy's marathon Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare session on the Xbox One. 

Each pack comes with a controller, two Skylander characters, two Trap pieces and a Traptanium Portal - a plastic stand kitted out in flashing LED lights which reads the RFID chips embedded in the base of collectable figurines. Slot one of the Traps into the portal and you'll be able to 'trap' enemies within the game, turning them into playable characters, with the option to switch characters mid-game.

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Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming pow

Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming powers

Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming pow

Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack injects tablets with console gaming powers

As players build up the whole set, each character is transported into the Skylanders world the minute the figurine is placed on the portal.

Once summoned, gamers have the option to either use on-screen controls, or they can dock their tablets into the side of the portal stand and use a physical Bluetooth controller - with thumbsticks and rear triggers - to progress through the game.

Both the controller and portal will work across iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, so there shouldn't be any compatibility issues when Android children cross over to Apple territory on a play date.

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