*This post was sponsored by Frito-Lay. All opinions are my own.*
To say my family is a fan of Skylanders would be an understatement. This game has literally taken over all of our recent holidays for our six year old son, Warren. He enjoys all three games and getting new characters to try out with his older brother. I love that it is a game that my husband likes just as much. They all work hard to level up their characters and play so well together. Warren can hardly contain himself waiting for the latest installment in the game series, Skylanders Trap Team™.
First Ever Fan Selected Skylanders Hero
Frito-Lay and Activision have teamed up to give fans the unique opportunity to choose and name a new Skylanders hero which will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap Team™, slated for release October 5,2014. Three final Skylanders® character names are to be voted on to become the first-ever fan-selected Skylanders Hero. How cool is that?
Three Hero Finalists
The three Skylanders Trap Team™ hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations:
- “Bat Spin” submitted by Kimberly Josey from Charlotte, N.C., is a witch tasked with saving the underworld from trolls to prove worthy of joining the Skylanders heroes.
- “Flip Wreck” submitted by Noel Foster from Clearwater, Fla., is imagined as half-dolphin and half-shipwreck, unlike any Skylanders the world has ever seen.
- “High Five” submitted by Phylicia Nakamoto from Elk Grove, Calif., is the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies. Famous for his great speed, this hero can fly higher and faster than any other dragonfly in Skylanders.
HOW TO VOTE
Now through June 13, 2014, fans 13 years and older can vote for their favorite of the three finalist names, and the winning character will come to life in Skylanders Trap Team™ Video Game; Finalist with the Most Votes Receives $100,000 Scholarship
Special Savings for Fans
This is the third partnership between Activision and Frito-Lay that gives fans an exciting way to engage with the popular Skylanders franchise exclusively through specially marked Frito-Lay variety packs of snacks. To celebrate the promotion, fans will receive $10-off coupons for Skylanders SWAP Force™ Starter Packs in specially marked packs of Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs. Now is a great time to save on a starter pack for your family!
In celebration of the partnership between Activision and Frito-Lay, I’ve been given the opportunity to host my own home gaming party. My kids are very excited! In preparation for the party, we received a box of Frito-Lay and Skylanders merchandise that all my kids are currently enjoying. It felt like Christmas when it arrived. I loved watching the excitement as they went through it all.
Fast favorites were the extra soft blanket and pillow. Warren has laid claim to them, but he often shares with Lucian. A highlight was a couple of characters included in the box that they didn’t already own, including Bash a rock dragon. I don’t know who was more excited about that one, my husband or my boys. My husband wanted to try him out right away, so he played a game with Warren right after work.
Be sure to look for specially marked packages specially marked Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs to receive $10- off coupons for Skylanders SWAP Force™ Starter Packs. Don’t forget also to vote for your favorite character by June 13th.
I have a Frito-Lay and Skylanders® themed prize package for one lucky reader valued at $50! (Contents of prize package will vary.)