No one can contest that Skylanders have been a force since the first game was introduced. Today Activision announced that it has sold more than $500 Million dollars in accessories and figures. Skylander Giants was responsible for $195 Million by itself.
It managed to get to this point by selling faster than any other action figure on the market. The property itself is the most popular kids gaming property out there. With those factors combined, it created a perfect storm of sales and made this level of success possible. Congratulations Activision on a job well done.