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#1 Posted: 17:42:45 05/10/2021 | Topic Creator
Toys For Bob’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations


On October 5th 2021, Toys For Bob announced a 10th anniversary celebration featuring a livestream and behind the scenes content via Twitter.


Quote: Toys For Bob
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, we're hosting a livestream featuring some of our amazing devs, next Tuesday October 12th at 12pm PST. Until then, we're filling your newsfeed with fun behind the scenes Skylanders content!
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Toys For Bob have since posted the following 'behind the scenes' content to social media:


Update 1: Stump Smash, Gill Grunt & Chop Chop Concept Art
Update 2: 'Cyclops Snail' Concept Art
Update 3: 'Cyclops Snail' Model
Update 4: 3D Printing Arbo
Update 5: Developer Story - Lead Animator, Andy Salvo
Update 6: Spyro’s Kingdom Prototype Box Art
Update 7: Developer Story - Lead Level Designer, Ray West
Update 8: Creating Toys for Bob’s Opening Intro
Update 9: Scrapped Idea: Mini Stories

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Full Livestream Archive




Spyro’s Kingdom Prototype




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Tealgamemaster’s 10th Anniversary Video


Tealgamemaster had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the developer’s stories of Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure.


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#2 Posted: 18:19:54 05/10/2021
Am I strong enough to haunt the stream to try and get some questions answered that never did in any events we had


probably not
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#3 Posted: 20:44:52 05/10/2021
thanks for sharing! i can try to catch it, but it's not likely.

it's nice that they're doing an anniversary thing
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#4 Posted: 17:32:04 06/10/2021 | Topic Creator
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Am I strong enough to haunt the stream to try and get some questions answered that never did in any events we had


probably not


Well, they’re actually taking questions on Twitter at the moment so no harm in trying! I’m trying to think of a good question.
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#5 Posted: 00:25:58 07/10/2021
Loving the Cyclops Snail art they posted
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#6 Posted: 20:51:28 08/10/2021
cyclops snail is very adorable
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#7 Posted: 12:59:02 09/10/2021
it’s a shame that vv are dead because hearing about the 3ds version would be nice, and i wonder if they would have said more. if anyone is actually willing to ask for me please ask if they can say anything about when the 3ds development started and how much input tfb and vv had on eachother’s versions

cyclops snail is a bazillion times better than cyclops slug, that actually would have been pretty cool, even as an enemy (sure seems like they reworked the stripy shell and spike aesthetic for nautilus enemies tho and i like them more too, i-wei has very wack initial concepts but sooo good at refining them and reworking pieces into places they would fit better). (personally, i think the spikes on this snail guy could have been worked to be longer and maybe ribbed and have a lightning rod effect/plasma ball rod kinda thing where the vfx has sparks tethered between them. it’s fun to think of what could have been with concepts, and i’ve seen the others but not this one before.) i remember them giving that arbo to a particular youtuber, but i wish they posted more shots of it, it was always one of my fav old pieces tho.

i’d just like to see more of each of the things they’re showing (this is a pittance compared to the i wei blogs, those were a solid glimpse where this feels more like nostalgic promo pieces), but i don’t really expect much. hearing about random pieces like this doesn’t get me as much somehow, i’d like to see really out there concepts or footage we haven’t dug up at all and i’m not getting my hopes up. no offense, and glad to see they still care but i feel like fans already dug up so much stuff in the last few months they probably won’t show much by comparison. i have to wonder if they have really tight lips or restrictions, or they just want to be cautious or don’t want to show really ****ty old builds and stuff, but i’d love to see ****ty old builds they would be ashamed of although they probably can’t and damn it.

i know the first game was supposed to have an open world and i have to wonder if they ever dug back up those concepts for si and what they would have used from them, but yeah they won’t share things that specific, it’s nice but this just isn’t for me unless they start putting up saucier things. didja know there is evidence for online multiplayer in the first game, and i’m not talking about universe?

also, itd be nice to know if they have any interest in ever making more skylander artbooks (i know the vv ones were for employees, but… it couldn’t hurt to ask this.)
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#8 Posted: 21:26:40 10/10/2021
skylanders remake, lets make it happen!
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#9 Posted: 21:28:16 10/10/2021
im not ****in getting any younger... so here is hoping.
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#10 Posted: 02:43:41 12/10/2021
stream's tomorrow!!!

tfb have also posted more unseen concepts on their twitter

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(https://twitter.com/ToysForBob...2270412802?s=20)

i love this cover art. mwah
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#11 Posted: 18:56:51 12/10/2021
starting soon!

https://www.twitch.tv/toysforbobofficial

put your reactions here!


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they'll be late -__-

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Kaos is using his magic to disrupt the broadcast... we'll be streaming soon!


https://twitter.com/ToysForBob...0730539008?s=20 smilie

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stream still isn't running. the chat has been set to emote mode and seems to have been stopped

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stream is running!
edit: jk it's down again

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up now but the audio isn't very good. they're playing skylanders music in the bg which is nice

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paul yan is on and talking about his experiences as an animator. he liked animating a lot of varied characters.

daniel acada worked on level art. he hopes people appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into worldbuilding

mike stout worked on acti publishing. he visited tfb a lot. plug for tealgamemaster

chris nelson did tool programming and boss battles

andy sello. made a lot of characters.

(i'm listening, but i just checked the stream and it looks like some people are being brought in via a zoom-adjacent thing)

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oh **** i put this in the wrong topic
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#12 Posted: 19:35:20 12/10/2021 | Topic Creator
And it’s live!
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#13 Posted: 19:44:02 12/10/2021
sorry i put the other one in the wrong section of the forum. (it's here: https://forum.darkspyro.net/sp...hp?post=6468230)

-tfb intro is stop-motion animated. made many trigger happy sculpts with the help of character designers

-voice actors were important to amplifying the personality of characters

-flynn as main character is canon

-hugo says a different thing in the first level depending on whether or not you're using the starter pack 'landers or other ones

-wanted to make the player (portal master) feel powerful from the start

-they're playing it on the wii. wii version uses a different engine bc they thought the game would be wii exclusive. xpec entertainment taiwan reverse-engineered code of the game to port it to other consoles. some sequences didn't transfer completely accurately. they'd play the game to see how to adjust things.

-something about vertices and tiling on the wii

-scrapped levels. original scope would be lots of small levels with one mechanic. ~5 min. about eighty of these. given a directive to do aaa stuff and given an extension so they didn't have to ship the game in 2010. got another 10 months. would not have been toys with brains withouit extension. originally you'd wave the wiimote over the skylander and the wiimote would hold the progress. cut boss levels w/ doomlanders (evil skylanders). maybe battle up to three at once -- decided to save that for until trap team.

-royal mabu family (?). many of the small scrapped levels repurposed into challenge levels.

-someone otis invented the chompies and everyone likes them. they have nostalgia for skylanders, too.

-boss battle development loop -- you could play the battle and edit it at the same time. sometimes they'd script themselves into corners

-stormy stronghold. vertical slice level (representation of finished progress). put a ton of breakables in it. tried to figure out how to get people to want to switch skylanders they use. think of a few categories of things a skylander could do and then provide options in the environment for that. (direct attack, indirect attack, close range attack, etc) have enemies prompt you to use other 'landers

-which characters did you have the most fun working on? prism break -- has a special light core employee edition (tm). likes his abilities. ghost roaster. interesting dynamic with hp sacrifice thingy. trigger happy (the golden cheat) used to shoot his own money and lose gold. also used to steal gold. a lot of people didn't realize he did this, so they did not ship him with this. wreaking ball. he's cute and weird. drobot bc they designed his hover strafe. chompy mage has a lot of bullet hell inspo. chop chop was fun to design with matt lo. at one point there was a 9 way attack combo -- to complicated for final game. double trouble (uhhhh 'tiki'style). was called mesmorph wizard -- more of a conventional wizard but it was too nerdy. boomer

-spyro's kingdom proto. ugly ass repurposing of tlos spyro but now with bad teeth. skylanders called minions. i really hope someone is recording this bc it's new. running around a green field as fire dragon. the snail dude has a 3d mdel. snail looked too much like bob from monsters vs aliens and wasnt starter kid material so he was switched out with trigger happy. he was purple red black at some point. fire dragon. lantern item. rock dragon. proto portal is colorful and looks like an easter egg. some limited traversal elements. you'd originally thumb trhough on your wiimote instead of putting toys on a portal.

-thought about warping sound down when you put lander on the portal. spent a lot of time tweaking the process to make putting toys into the game nice. something about thinking about magic moments

-people would steal the proto-'landers when tfb would demo them out

-wanted people to be able to play with the toys the way they like

-showing off cyclops snail mold. red octane helped develop toys. printed enough landers to go to the moon. they keep accidentally playing their 10th anniversary bumper. one population (my fellow autistics) really liked it, so that's how they knew it would go well

-it was cool going and seeing all their work in toys r us as giant displays (oof i miss that)

ok i have to go do irl stuff now but if anyone has other notes or opinions please share! i think the stream is winding down so hopefully i dont miss anything important
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#14 Posted: 20:33:18 12/10/2021
plz someone post a youtube link for the whole show here after its done, dont have time to watch now smilie
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#15 Posted: 21:05:26 12/10/2021
TealGameMaster is hosting another stream with the developers, and the Portal Casters podcast is premiering an episode with Paul Reiche on Wednesday.

https://youtu.be/JtwS3npHgpk
https://twitter.com/slportalca...0649790467?s=21
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#16 Posted: 23:09:46 12/10/2021 | Topic Creator
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plz someone post a youtube link for the whole show here after its done, dont have time to watch now smilie


I recorded the whole show and have updated the OP with it
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#17 Posted: 16:00:33 13/10/2021
Seems like there wasn't much new in Teal's interview - just more details about what we heard during the stream. Gotta wait and see what's in the podcast then...
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#18 Posted: 19:33:28 13/10/2021
Apologies, I misconstrued the initial tweet. No podcast episode today, but the hosts uploaded a video on their YouTube channel announcing they’ve interviewed at least twenty-five special guests, such as I-Wei Huang and Robert Leyland, for their 10th Anniversary special. Sounds like a mix of TFB staff and content creators.

https://youtu.be/-jMwBTJUzZI
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#19 Posted: 19:46:12 13/10/2021
TFB uploaded the Kingdom footage without commentary if anyone is interested
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#20 Posted: 12:42:33 14/10/2021
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plz someone post a youtube link for the whole show here after its done, dont have time to watch now smilie


I recorded the whole show and have updated the OP with it



thanks smilie
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#21 Posted: 20:02:23 14/10/2021
As someone that's on the podcast, this is much bigger than I expected it to be. Definitely interested to see how this goes
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#22 Posted: 14:12:21 15/10/2021
Ok that was actually good, actual proto footage and I know people who got direct answers. I wish we had more, and they messed up with saving no official VOD but I’m satisfied.
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