Guess what? We’re going to host a Frito-Lay and Skylanders party to help promote the Frito-Lay and Skylanders “Choose and Name a New Hero” contest. Thanks to a joint promotion between Frito-Lay and Activision, fans can help choose and name a new Skylanders character that will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap TeamTM, which will be released in North America on October 5, 2014. My son can’t wait until the new game comes out. He’s a Skylander nut. BTW, if you have a Skylanders fan in your family, you’ll want to enter my giveaway for a prize pack consisting of a Frito-Lay multi-pack and Skylanders merchandise!
The first phase of the Frito-Lay and Skylanders “Choose and Name a New Hero” contest is over. Back in February, Skylanders fans were given the opportunity to select one of three potential heroes they wanted to see in the next Skylanders video game. As part of the selection, contestants submitted a suggested name and a 200-character or less inspiration for the name they chose. A panel of judges, which included executives from Frito-Lay and Activision, selected three finalists from nearly 20,000 fan submissions. In the current phase (now until June 13th), fans can vote for one of the three finalists. The character receiving the most votes will appear on Skylanders packaging and in the Skylanders Trap TeamTM video game. In addition, the contestant who created the winning name will be awarded a $100,000 scholarship. That’s not a typo. The winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship. Awesome, right?
Here are the three finalists:
A witch tasked with saving the underworld from trolls to prove worthy of joining the Skylanders heroes. Submitted by Kimberly Josey from Charlotte, N.C.
Imagined as half-dolphin and half-shipwreck, unlike any Skylanders the world has ever seen. Submitted by Noel Foster from Clearwater, Florida.
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. Submitted by Phylicia Nakamoto from Elk Grove, California.
My favorite is Bat Spin, but my son likes Flip Wreck. Vote for your favorite by going to the Frito-Lay and Skylanders Choose and Name a New Hero contest page. You have until June 13th to cast your vote. And yes, Skylanders fans 13 and older can vote too.
This promotion kicks off the third year Frito-Lay and Activision have joined together to give fans a fun way to engage with the popular Skylanders video games. In addition to a new character contest, the two companies are also offering $10 off the popular game. On specially marked packs of Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs, there is a coupon good for $10 off Skylanders SWAP ForceTM Starter Packs. So, what are you waiting for? Go buy some Frito-Lay variety packs today!
Thanks to Frito-Lay and Activision, a reader of my dad blog will win a prize pack consisting of a Frito-Lay multipack and Skylanders merchandise (items may be different from items shown in the photo above). The deadline to enter my contest is Friday, June 13th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Frito-Lay and Activision, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received something for writing this sponsored post. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]