Kids love toys and video games alike—so why not bring them together into one harmonious, entertaining, and totally commercial experience? It was that bright idea that kick-started the toys-to-life gaming genre a few years ago, and the market only seems to be growing as smart chip-housing figurines proliferate.
Now that Apple has a console-like gaming box, the two biggest toys-to-life franchises are available on Apple TV, right in time for the holiday shopping rush. Skylanders SuperChargers is the fifth entry in the pioneering toys-to-life series, adding an array of vehicles for the first time in addition to various cartoonish characters. And Disney Infinity 3.0 puts its largest focus on Star Wars, but it also has heroes from the Marvel Comics and Disney/Pixar universes.