It seems that the writing's been on the wall for the toys-to-life market for a while now. The Disney Infinity franchise just got cancelled this summer, and the general sales in this industry have been steadily shrinking. Lego Dimensions and Skylanders have been holding the line thus far, but it seems that declining profits on the part of Skylanders may lead to that franchise being shuttered as well.
Liam Robertson – a source who has been spot on with many rumours such as this in the past – recently reported on what he's hearing for the future of the franchise. Evidently, poor sales for Skylanders Imaginators, its respective toys, and lower viewership than expected on the recent Skylanders Academy Netflix show has led Activision to pull the plug on the Skylanders game that was due for 2017, and the whole franchise just might be getting the axe as well. Here's Robertson has to say:
Of course, none of this is written in stone yet, but this scenario wouldn't be too far fetched given the decreasing relevance of toys-to life.
What do you think? Is Skylanders finished? How do you think Nintendo's amiibo line will be impacted by the shrinking market? Share your thoughts in the comments below.