Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games (the very game developer who developed the first three Spyro games), reveals in a recent interview that he likes Skylanders, including his kids: http://www.vg247.com/2012/02/09/no-rest-for-the-wicked-ted-price-on-insomniacs-future/
Q&A: And finally, for fun, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Why bother with all this social and mobile nonsense when we’ve already discovered the real future of gaming?
Ted Price: We have it at home. My kids are really into it.
Q&A: It’s wild, right? I feel like Child Me’s mind would have exploded at the mere thought of it.
Ted Price: I’m really happy for the franchise, because – when we walked away from it years ago – I was disheartened by the follow-ups to the games we had made. And now, to see it back with a fairly innovative concept is really rewarding for those of us who were on the first three Spyros.