Monday, May 22, 2017


 ** A Geek Daddy received the featured products for free to review **
Two new toys-to-life Sensei for the Skylanders Imaginators video game have just arrived on store shelves.  Sensei figures when placed upon a portal pad are incorporated into the game as playable characters.  Each Sensei is a master of one of 10 powerful Battle Classes (e.g., Knight, Sorcerer, Brawler and more). Being the "master" of these Battle Classes, only Senseis have the ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. Skylanders Senseis have a master-to-apprentice relationship with build-it-yourself customizable digital Imaginator Skylanders characters that are stored on Creation Crystals. This is supported in-game through the Sensei unlocking of unique Imaginator weapons, the increase of Imaginator level caps, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as the unlocking of new Secret Techniques for Imaginators of the same class.  The newest Sensei to join the game are Master Tidepool and Master Blaster-Tron. They're both very AWESOME in my opinion!

I really like the classic sci-fi look of Blaster-Tron who has the appearance of a futuristic robot or alien pulled from the movie screen of  a cult film.  Blaster-Tron isn’t just state-of-the-art technology; he literally is from the future.  When the Skylanders traveled forward in time to stop Wolfgang, they ended up bringing back the renegade robot with hopes that they could learn from his advanced circuitry.  Eon immediately noticed that he had an actual “Good/Evil” switch that had been set to Evil.  After flipping it to Good, Blaster-Tron was completely transformed.  Besides going from bad robot to good robot, he ditched his blaster gun in exchange for a laser sword.  No one knew exactly why, but as long as he was helping out the cause of justice, the Skylanders were happy.  As a bonus, Master Eon noticed that his skill with the blade was second to none, and so he made Blaster-Tron a Sensei for the Knight Class, where he now gives 110% to training his students - which is technically possible because in the future, we figure out how to give more than 100%.

Tidepool has a fishy vibe to her looking as she could be an inhabitant of the undersea kingdom of Atlantis or a relative of the Monster from the Black Lagoon.   Long before she became a Sensei, Tidepool was an undercover agent for a top secret organization known as the Aqua Marines.  However, one day she was betrayed by her superiors, who were part of an even more top secret organization intent on destroying Skylands.  Using her spy training, Tidepool made it her personal mission to seek out every member of this evil shadow group and bring them to justice.  This did not go unnoticed by Master Eon, who felt that someone of her caliber would be perfect to train new Skylanders as a Sensei of the Gunslinger class.  However, Tidepool was not easily convinced that she could even trust Eon and the Skylanders after being deceived by her last organization.  To earn her trust, she requested that everyone pass a truth test that she would conduct.  Thankfully, all of the members of the Skylanders Academy passed with flying colors… except for Flynn, who insisted that he was 50% Mabu and 50% enchilada sauce.  Tidepool felt that he was 100% meathead.

Keep an eye out for these great new additions to any Skylanders collection.  They're sure to be a blast to play with!  For more information about the video game, please visit

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