Add Holiday Smiles With Mega Bloks Skylanders! #SkylandersSWAPForce @MegaBloks #Giveaway #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of MegaBloks. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.

    Every holiday season, it is becoming harder and harder to figure out what to get the kids.  Besides the fact that my boys have just about everything, kids these days are different than when we were growing up.  Once they get to a certain age, all they want is technology and the most expensive items you could possibly think of.  As an educator, I understand the importance of having time away from electronics and of encouraging children to explore their surroundings and to use their imaginations to pretend-play.

    That is why I really love the Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Boss Tank Showdown.  Not only does it include popular characters from Skylanders but it also includes a variety of building blocks which allow children to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to put together the characters and their vehicles.  Toys that allow children to use all of their learning modalities are worth every single penny because they allow kids to expand their ideas and their minds.

About the Boss Tank Showdown

    Evil Glumshanks bars the way to Kaos in his massive Boss Tank! Wash Buckler must try to take him down without losing a leg in the Boss Tank Showdown by Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™. Wash Buckler must use all of his Water powers and secret swapping ability to defeat Glumshanks and his tank. Duck Glumshanks’ cannon attack and watch it blast through the breakthrough wall, then use Wash Buckler’s mix-and-match capability to combine with any other Skylanders SWAP Force™ character and smash Glumshanks’ Boss Tank. Defeat Glumshanks and send a message to Kaos – the Skylanders won’t rest until the Darkness is finally defeated once and for all!


•      Buildable Boss Tank with working launcher

•      Includes Wash Buckler (Water Character) with mix and match capability –swap him with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ figures and turn him into a different character every time!

•      Evil Glumshanks character in battle garb

•      Buildable wall that “breaks” into pieces when activated, simulating tank cannon damage

•      Combines with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ playsets to build your adventure!

    As you can see, my son was absolutely thrilled to be able to put this toy together.  I’m excited about having the extra time to spend with him and share this quality time together.  Make sure you get your own Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Boss Tank Showdown to give to your children this holiday season.  There is nothing like seeing your child’s face light up when they realize you got them one of the top gifts of the season.  Having this toy under the tree will do just that!

Let’s Discuss:  Why do you think that Mega Bloks Skylanders is such a holiday gift-giving favorite this holiday season?

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Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign on behalf of MegaBloks. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. I honestly don’t know why one toy is the “one” of the season and another isn’t–must have something to do with advertising–this does look to be a great toy that can spark a childs imagination while increasing his motor skills!

  2. My son loves I mean loves skylanders. this would be the greatest thing ever if he got yet another set for Christmas. Crossing our fingers we win!

  3. debbie jackson says

    My son loves skylanders and this is a great set. I appreciate the quality materials and colors. What a nice giveaway

  4. Oh wow, my boys would go bananas over this set. They love these building sets – and a Skylanders one? It’s like hitting the lottery lol!

  5. Sandy VanHoey says

    what I love is any sklyander collector and who loves the game, this would be a perfect fit for them. I have a grandson that has many characters and he just loves skylanders so this would be an excellent addition to his collection and something fun

  6. Corinne Schmitt says

    My son loves Skylanders and what kid doesn’t love building sets? What a great gift idea for kids.

  7. melissaand keith miller says

    This would be a perfect gift for my son! He is a major Skylanders fan!!

  8. Todd Lovessweeps says

    My son loves Skylanders and he loves playing with building blocks so this would be perfect for him. I’m sure he would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. What a great toy to promote imaginative play. And how nice you are doing a giveaway.

  10. mena & taty says

    I love these types of toys because they foster creativity, problem solving and hours of fun!
    You are right, every year it gets more difficult to find great gifts for the kids

  11. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    Not sure, but this might be something to put on my Grandsons Christmas list. I have no idea what to buy him half the time. You are right about one thing, the older they get the more expensive they get.

  12. I love that you can be creative. Build and destroy and it doesn’t get ruined.

  13. mail4rosey says

    I love that you combine them with other kits. I also love that they’re nice and colorful, and of course that they have the Skylanders theme. 🙂

  14. That is a cool looking set. I think my oldest son would really like it. The cannon looks neat.

  15. I don’t know much about them, but my nephew loves them and asks for them for every birthday and holiday. I’m sure he will be thrilled that they can be combined with other playsets,

  16. Sandy VanHoey says

    Entered Despicable Me giveaway

  17. My son loved MegaBloks when he was younger. This set looks cool.

  18. I love MegaBloks . Loving the new lines they are coming up with too, such fun for the kids

  19. Melanie Roberts says

    How fun.. I didn’t know that there us a skylander Mega Bloks set.. we soo love Mega bloks.. thanks for sharing

  20. Haha! Those were the toys my brother used to have – similar ones, haha! brings back memories.

  21. I love MegaBloks a lot more than Legos. They are much bigger and I can see them a lot better when they’re laying on the floor where they always end up. My son is a big Skylander fan and has the video game. I know he would love this.

  22. Nicole Adkisson says

    We were just looking at mega bloks today for a friends birthday. I love when they have the characters, it makes it more fun for the kids.

  23. My sons would have loved these when they were that age. It is such a boy type of toy! I have a nephew who would love these and I have been wondering what to get him for Christmas.

  24. My son loves mega block and skylanders. This sounds like the perfect combination!

  25. Teresa McCluskey says

    I like that it stimulates the childs mind. Makes them think harder and play harder! It would be such a neat gift to go under the tree this year!

  26. I must say that kids these days have some really neat toys!

  27. Lean Lacaba says

    Kids get the coolest toys these days. My brother would have lo ed this if only we were younger

  28. Katherine Bartlett says

    These take so much patience! But it looks fun!

  29. Jennifer Williams says

    I love the size of the blocks, I never knew they had an in between size for building blocks.

  30. It allows children to use their imagination 🙂 thanks [email protected]

  31. The toys these days are changing so much, and seem to be getting more and more high tech and smaller pieces. I love that with the smaller pieces, the kids have to actually think about what they are doing and learn how the pieces fit together!

  32. I like that they are more complex than most toys these days. They are good for older kids who don’t like toys as much typically, but you don’t want to just get them a million video games. Plus, it’s a great gift!

  33. I love that it is such an interactive and creativity-strengthening toy! Kids aren’t passive players; it encourages active play and creativity.

  34. This is something my boys would love. I agree as time goes on it is harder to find them toys that they will enjoy.

  35. I love that they are easy and fun for my son to build and play with. He loves skylanders and loves building toys, so it’s a great merger.

  36. twinkies25 says

    My nephews love skylanders and the blocks look very fun to play with. They will enjoy buildings different skylanders for hours and hours.

  37. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Those are on holiday wishlists everywhere this year. They are popular!

  38. This toy is cool especially for boys! I can see your son love it 🙂

  39. Lindsey D. says

    My boys love Skylanders and building things. I like that they work together to read the directions and build together.

  40. Ginoy Caro Ramos says

    This toy is cool especially for mi kids

  41. my favorite feature is that it has the ability to mix and match , i think my grandson would have hours of enjoyment

  42. My son is really excited that you can swap out different characters and load them into the game. It seems really cool.

  43. Wow, this looks like the perfect gift for little boys this holiday season.

  44. Chef John & Anne says

    Those look fun! Great idea for little boys especially. I’m sure there are MANY others with the challenge of trying to find new ideas. Kids in America overall have WAY too much and I’m not sure this is such a “good thing” if not balanced well by parents as far as helping them think about it from the perspective of being blessed and NOT developing an entitlement or greed mentality. 🙁 Definitely makes gift giving a tremendous challenge!

  45. I love that Mega Bloks has combined two of my son’s favorite things: building and Skylanders. It’s really cool that they have created vehicles, power portals, and structures for the characters. The fact that the tank actually shoots something is an even bigger bonus! This is pretty much the perfect toy for my kid! 🙂

  46. I love that my kids can get creative and build they’re own structure! My kids are really in to skylanders and mega bloks so I think it’s the perfect combination for them.

  47. BohemianBabushka says

    I love Mega Bloks because it takes the grandbabies away from the tv and into imagination. ESO!!!

  48. Rebecca Williams Parsons says

    I like the build-able wall that you can build and they can pretend to blow it up with the cannon. What boy wouldn’t love that I know my grandson would lol

  49. Tracy Parral says

    The thing I love most about the new Mega Bloks Skylanders is that they are interactive in more ways that one. Not only are you building it and playing with it, but their is a cannon that really launches. The breakable wall is an excellent pairing.

  50. They encourage creativity and promote imaginations.

  51. The thing I love most about the new Mega Bloks Skylanders is that they look like they will last. So many things I buy are broke the next day!

  52. What I like is that the kids keep coming back and building something new. They never get tired or bored with them. I like toys that let them get creative. And my guys are fans of Skylanders.

  53. I like how sturdy and detailed this looks. My son would have hours and hours of fun playing with this, and letting his imagination run wild!

    Great toy, he wouldn’t get sick of it easily at all.

  54. Rebecca Peters says

    I honestly just love how they keep my son busy for hours on end! who wouldnt love that!

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