The Skylanders franchise is one of the first game series to use the "Toys-to-Life" concept, used by amiibo in a similar manner. It is the second reboot of the Spyro franchise. The first game of the series, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, was released in 2011. The latest game is Skylanders: Imaginators, released in October 2016.
- Activision wanted to make a deal with Nintendo to make the series exclusive for their consoles, during Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure production. However, Nintendo turned down the deal, and Activision made the game multiplataform.
- The first planned characters are a warrior version of Peach (Nintendo didn't want Mario heroes), Fox (because of his flying vehicles, but Nintendo do not want him because of the Star Fox Zero release), and Kirby (not used because HAL Laboratory are the owners of the franchise, not Nintendo).