Back in February, Skylanders fans were asked to choose one of three potential Skylanders and submit a name a brief bio for the characters. A select panel of judges waded through almost 20,000 fan submissions. Today Frito-Lay and Activision have just announced the three final names and bios for the “Choose and Name a New Hero” contest. Now through June 13th, 2014 fans 13 years and older can visit www.fritolay.com/skylanders to vote for their favorite of the three finalist names, and the winning character will come to life in Skylanders Trap Team. The creator of the name and bio for the winning character will walk away with a $100,000 college scholarship.
“For the third year in a row, we’ve proudly partnered with Activision to help families create fun and memorable moments while enjoying their favorite snacks,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. “Now, all fans can help determine the future of the Skylanders game simply by voting for their favorite finalist hero. We are so impressed with the creativity this challenge sparked, and we can’t wait to see who the fans select as the winner.”
The three Skylanders Trap Team hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations (in alphabetical order by hero name) 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.
All fans will recieve $10-off coupons for the Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack by purchasing specially marked packs of Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs.