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How-To: Add Articulation to Skylander Figures

Ever since Skylanders was released last holiday season, one of the most commonly requested additions to the franchise has been articulated toys. Custom toy maker Jin Saotome decided not to wait. He’s created a bunch of highly articulated Skylanders mods, many featuring plastic representations of their powers.

Now he’s produced a step-by-step guide for modding your own Skylanders with poseable parts.

However, mod at your own risk. Removing a Skylander from its base will cause the portal to no longer recognize the character. The base is where the magic happens.

[Disclaimer: I am a designer at Toys for Bob, makers of Skylanders. I also cover games for MAKE]

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I design games for work and for fun. I recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, and am now employed as a designer at Toys for Bob.

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