Vote For The Next #SkylandersGame Character! @FritoLay @PepsiCo @SkylandersGame #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Frito-Lay and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

    Being a mom and a teacher, I have a pretty good idea about what kids like and don’t like.  Over the years, I’ve learned that they enjoy being involved when decisions are made and that they do have their own opinions about a variety of subjects.  When it comes to my boys, they are extremely outspoken and have no qualms about sharing their opinions with others.  Frito-Lay and Activision recently gave families the chance to choose and name a new Skylanders character which will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap Team™.

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you all that thousands of entries were submitted by fans just like my boys who love Skylanders and definitely have lots of ideas that they are eager to share.  Three final Skylanders character names have been chosen to be voted on to become the first-ever fan-selected Skylanders Hero. The three Skylanders Trap Team™ hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations are:

  • “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.

    This weekend, we will be hosting a Frito-Lay and Skylanders home gaming party and we could hardly contain our excitement!  You see, now through June 13th, fans 13 years and older can vote for their favorite from among the three finalists names.  Not only will the winning character come to life in Skylanders Trap Team™ Video Game but the finalist receiving the most votes will also receive a $100,000 scholarship!

    There are so many reasons why I love this contest so much!  First of all, it challenges Skylanders fans to use their creativity to come up with new Skylanders characters.  Secondly, by giving the winner a scholarship the educational dreams of one deserving fan will be realized.  My family and I are thrilled to be a part of sharing such an amazing opportunity and hope you will all join us in VOTING HERE for your favorite finalist Skylanders character!

    But wait, I still have some more great news for all of you!  For a limited time, you can now purchase specially marked Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs to receive $10- off coupons for Skylanders SWAP Force™ Starter Packs!  Believe me, if your family loves snacks and Skylanders as much as mine do, this news will be music to their ears!

Let’s Discuss:  Which one of the three Skylanders Trap Team™ hero finalist names would you vote for and why?


Our Sponsor is giving away a Gift Basket, provided by Frito-Lay, containing a Frito-Lay multipack of snacks and Skylanders items (similar to the image above but product will vary) valued at $50.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Frito-Lay and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 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. Robin Rue says

    I don’t know, but my boys would. I am going to have to tell them about this because they are obsessed with Skylanders and would love to do this.

  2. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    Oh man, it is going to be so hard to choose which one I would vote for. I need to look at them some more.

  3. kay adeola says

    I have no idea which one i would vote for.My kiddies love these so i would have to ask them.

  4. Sandy VanHoey says

    I think High Five, not sure why really, just seems like the one who would win and like it being part dolphin

  5. coupontammy says

    I would vote for Bat Spin. I think it sounds like a good one. Plus it’s the one I think both my kids would vote for.

  6. Virginia Rowell says

    I voted for High Five. I think he’s adorable and I love that he can fly the highest.

  7. How fun! My sons will love this! I have no idea who I would vote for, that’s their domain lol

  8. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I’m not sure why, but I like Bat Spin the most. They’re all really cute though!

  9. Meagan Bailiff says

    id vote for flip wreck, these look really fun and believe it or not, my daughter has been interested in these!

  10. This is a fun idea! My son loves Skylanders. He got a giant Mega Bloks Skylanders ship for Christmas that totally rocked his world and he has been obsessed with Skylanders every since. If he won this, he would flip!

  11. Patricia says

    This is great. I like Bat Spin. He just sounds interesting.

  12. That is an amazing prize!!! Someone will have their life changed in one day. I like Flipwreck. 🙂

  13. I voted for High Five!!

  14. latanya t says

    I vote for High Five because I like his skill set.

  15. mail4rosey says

    We buy those packs all of the time (for packing lunches for hubby’s work). Thanks for the info. on the great coupon.

  16. celebbabylaundry says

    Skylanders is a great video game for kids!

  17. Love and Duck fat says

    I don’t even know what a Skylander is!! My kid is too young I guess.

  18. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I discovered what a Skylander was last summer. Very cool and popular with kids.

  19. I had never heard of Skylanders before, but the name “Bat Spin” would get my vote. It’s the most interesting.

  20. Oh wow this sounds fab what some lucky kids as well seeing something they came up with come to life 🙂 x

  21. D Schmidt says

    My Son’s favorite characters are Spyro and Gill not sure why but he has always been obsessed with them and from the finalists he likes Flip Wreck the most.

  22. Leigh Anne Borders says

    My son loves the name High Five. He loves that this is fast flying animal. He likes it because he believes (and is) a fast kid and this appeals to him. He feels like he can relate.

  23. Carlee C says

    They all sound like neat characters to me. I’m sure my son would like any of them.

  24. shelly peterson says

    my son likes Flip Wreck best. He likes his weapons.

  25. Desiree H says

    We really like High Five the best!! Thanks for the chance, awesome giveaway!!

  26. My son was just telling me about this the other day I had no idea what he was talking about

  27. Allisha Gold says

    I’d like to see the Flip Wreck come to life! I love dolphins so I think that’s really interesting how they combined the dolphin with a shipwreck.

  28. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Voted For High Five And Like This Character The Best Because He Is Super Cute, Has Is Powerful, Strong And Can Fly High And Faster Than Any Of The Skylanders!

  29. Patricia says

    We like Bat Spin. This is great. Thanks.

  30. Bridget Heiple Reich says

    I like High Five the best. Love that he can fly higher and faster than the others! 🙂

  31. Veronica Solomon says

    High five is my pick. I agree that kids like to be involved in decision making

  32. Virginia Rowell says

    I love High Five. He can fly the highest! That is who I voted for, I hope he wins.

  33. Virginia Rowell says

    I entered the scrubbing bubbles prize pack.

  34. Stacey B says

    My favorite out of the ones listed is Bat Spin! My son likes that one the best too.

  35. Misha Estrada says

    I think FlipWreck looks neat. I love dolphins.

  36. High Five is my favorite. I like that he can fly faster and higher.
    Thank you!

  37. Dawn Monroe says

    Id vote for Flip Wreck. Its very creative and I like marine animals. Its a great prize for who ever wins.

  38. Heather! says

    I think we would really like Flip Wreck. It’s an interesting concept and a very clever name!

  39. “High Five” Famous for his great speed, this hero can fly higher and
    faster than any other dragonfly in Skylanders. Faster and higher is always great for making a fast getaway in a bad situation!

  40. Sherrie Cruson says


    I’d love to see either Flip Wreck as the newest Skylander character. Mainly because he’s so different from any of the other characters.

  41. TheNewClassy says

    That giveaway/sweeps looks like a lot of fun! I have a nephew that I think could come up with cool character names.

  42. Marti Tabora says

    My choice would be High Five for a couple of reasons. I think it’s cool that he has such great speed and I think his name is really cool too. Not only that, but I really like dragonflies. Thank you.

  43. Flip Wreck and Bat Spin both sound awesome! I love witches and dolphins. My daughter thinks Flip Wreck would be a lot of fun to play with.

  44. Laurajj Jacobson says

    I really like High Five! I love that he can fly high and fast!

  45. I like High Five. Who wouldnt want to fly?

  46. Jill Myrick says

    I voted for High Five. I think that his ability to fly high and fast would make him an excellent asset to the team.


  47. Meagan Bailiff says

    my choice is flip wreck, i just really like that it’s half dolphin 🙂

  48. My kids would like to see Bat Spin win.

  49. I entered the Purex dryer sheets giveaway.

  50. Elizabeth Dalton says

    High Five sounds about right! Any character that can fly is exciting for kids!

  51. Kim Reid says

    I would like High Five to come to life! Being able to fly higher and faster is a great ability to have and my favorite characteristic.

  52. Kim Reid says

    Entered the Softsoap Bodywash giveaway!


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