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‘Lightseekers’ puts the action back into action figures

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Lightseekers, the role-playing game from Play Fusion and TOMY that seeks to bring video game action into the real world, has made the transition from Kickstarter to store shelves. 

On Saturday, at the New York Toy Fair, the makers announced that the game will get Toys “R” Us distribution, with pre-sales starting in April.

The game has come a long way since Play Fusion first showed it to us in October. Back then, the action figures were so unfinished, they wouldn’t let us photograph them.

Now, this video/real-world/augmented reality mashup looks ready for action. Read more…

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