This is a sponsored post by Frito Lay. All thoughts are my own.
A few days ago, I shared with you that we would be having a Frito Lay & Skylanders “Choose and Name A New Hero” party. Well, we came, we partied and we had a blast.
Our party was just a small gathering of my family and some of the kids from the next apartment building that my daughter knew from school. Since summer started, the kids are out from dusk til dawn, traveling to each others’ homes and playing. So when I told them I had a little treat that had to do with Skylanders, they all squealed in delight.
My daughter has practiced for a few days, so she could show off her Skylanders skills. My husband loved this part of the party because he decided to “supervise” the video game play. Ahem.
The kids all took turns playing and snacking on the yummy Frito Lay chips we had plus some frozen treats I got for the occasion. After all, it is summer in Los Angeles!
I had a chance to tell them all a little about the Choose and Name a New Hero contest and the three SkylandersTrap Team™ hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations, in alphabetical order 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, FL is imagined as half-dolphin, half-shipwreck unlike any Skylanders the world has ever seen
- High Five – submitted by Phylicia Nakamoto from Elk Grove, CA 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
The kids loved the names and immediately started discussing who they thought should win. So, I told them how fans can actually vote for who would win. Now you’re curious too? Well, it’s easy. You can select the winner by visiting the Frito-Lay Skylanders site and voting for your favorite of the three finalists names. You’ll then see the winning character and name come to life in SkylandersTrap Team™ and the finalist receiving the most votes will receive a $100,000 scholarship. The contest ends June 13th, 2014 so head over there today to vote.
Our little gathering was a hit, and I was nominated to have more gatherings which I am not sure if I’m excited about or worried about. Well, at least I know we’ll all have a blast playing the Skylanders games.
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