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Review: 'Imaginators' lets kids build their own Skylanders

Kids these days sure have a lot of characters to play with, whether they're into superheroes, "Star Wars" or classics like Barbie and G.I. Joe. But their most memorable imaginary friends are the ones they make up on their own — say, aliens made of Legos or exotic dinosaurs created with crayons and paper.

Skylanders, Activision's six-year-old universe of crazily diverse critters, seems particularly well-suited to children who aspire to make their own monsters. And "Skylanders Imaginators" (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360; $74.99 for starter pack) allows just that. If classic Skylanders like the pirate octopus Wash Buckler and...