Name a New Skylanders Character, Celebrate with a Frito-Lay Gaming Party, and Win!


This past holiday weekend was quite a busy one for us. In addition to honoring the Memorial Day holiday, we had a plethora of birthdays to celebrate and did so in style. As if that didn’t tire us out enough, the end of the month, now, and dates well into June are looking to be just as fun-filled and busy. For the moment, however, we are taking things one day at a time. And, first up, is a rather exciting little event that we have planned in honor of the Frito-Lay brand and Skylanders.

Choose and Name a New Hero - Vote Now

You see, the two brands partnered up on an incredibly fun contest – Choose and Name a New Hero – back in February that gave fans a unique opportunity to name a new Skylanders character. The new hero will appear in an upcoming Skylanders game that is slated for release in the fall. With three new character designs to choose from, fans could opt for which one they’d like to see in the new game installment and subsequently name them. My kids and I actually tried our own hand at naming one of the characters but, unfortunately, our name suggestion was not chosen as one of the final three from the near twenty thousand name suggestions. For those that did make the cut however, well, their fate now lies in your hands. As we embark on the next phase of this particular contest, the ultimate decision of which new character and name choice will make it into the new Skylanders game is up to you – the fans!

Meet “High Five,” “Flip Wreck,” and “Bat Spin.”

Choose and Name a New Hero - Characters

“High Five” submitted by Phylicia Nakamoto from Elk Grove, California, 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.

“Flip Wreck,” submitted by Noel Foster from Clearwater, Florida, is imagined as half-dolphin and half-shipwreck, unlike any Skylanders the world has ever seen.

“Bat Spin” submitted by Kimberly Josey from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a witch tasked with saving the underworld from trolls to prove worthy of joining the Skylanders heroes.

From now through June 13th, fans thirteen years and older can head over to the Frito-Lay Skylanders contest page to vote for your favorite and help to decide the ultimate hero of heroes. The winning character and name will appear on new packaging and in the Skylanders Trap Team video game scheduled to be out this October.

Skylanders Trap Team Logo

As if naming a brand new character for an award-winning game franchise wasn’t enough, the finalist receiving the most eligible votes will also receive a $100,000 scholarship!

Choose and Name a New Hero - Character Vote

And, with that, there must be celebration!

That is where I come in.

To help kick things into high gear and get the masses excited about this contest, voting for and choosing a name, and helping to award a bright young mind with the gift of an incredible future, I too have partnered with Frito-Lay and Skylanders to host a spectacularly fun gaming party. Sound the alarms! Cue the band! Call in “Hot Head” to light the fireworks! And, of course, bring in the snacks!

Frito-Lay Multipack Skylanders Vote

Having been supplied with a great amount of goodies, we will be having our very own gaming party this weekend! Just take a look at all of the amazing gear we received!

Frito-Lay Skylanders Gaming Party Supplies

Frito-Lay Skylanders Gaming Party Supplies

The kids and their friends will surely have a blast playing with their own favorite Skylanders characters, both, on and off screen. The adults can mingle and reminisce about the good ol’ days and our own experience with everyone’s favorite little purple dragon – Spyro! And, yes, we will all be voting for the new Skylanders character options while enjoying plenty of tasty treats from none other than Frito-Lay! What’s not to love?

Be sure to check in for all of the real-time party action this weekend as we head off into the world of Skylanders for an epic adventure of fun, play, games, goodies, snacks, prizes, voting, and more! And, while we’re on the topic of voting for favorites, what is your favorite way to incorporate Frito-Lay snacks into your festivities? Feel free to send over some of your best and exciting ideas. I may just use them in our gaming party!

And maybe I’ll even clue you in on which new character yours truly will be voting for. I’ll give you a hint… the boys and I don’t agree on this one.

Keep up with Frito-Lay and Skylanders via their social media outlets to stay up to date on all of the latest news, exciting events, new product releases, sale prices, giveaways, fun promotions, and more. There, you can also follow along with the Choose and Name a New Hero contest!

You can purchase Frito-Lay and Skylanders products from a vast majority of retailers (food, gaming, big box, etc.) online and in-store nationwide. To celebrate this promotion, fans will receive $10-Off coupons for Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Packs in specially marked packs of Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs.

Now, don’t forget to get those votes in!


Choose and Name a New Hero - Vote Now

While you’re voting to help someone else’s chances of winning, you too can try your own luck right here! To further celebrate the fun that is to be had with, both, my own gaming party and the soon-to-be-released new character and Skylanders Trap Team video game, one lucky Eighty MPH Mom reader will win a spectacular gift basket prize pack!

Frito-Lay Skylanders Gaming Giveaway

One (1) winner will receive a Frito-Lay and Skylanders gift basket prize pack that includes the following:

  • Frito-Lay variety pack
  • Skylanders products (exact products will vary)

Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends 6/18/14. ARV of $50.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends June 18th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

**By entering this giveaway, you confirm that you have read and agree to my giveaway rules. Sponsor reserves the right to limit one prize per person/household (of this item/prize pack). Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize {though it is usually much sooner}. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Odds of winning: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.


*Randi participated in this campaign on behalf of Frito-Lay and Skylanders (by way of Activision) and received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are those of the reviewer only.


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Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.


  1. Bat Spin is my favorite because that idea came from Charlotte, NC. That’s my town! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  2. I like High Five because I immediately know this character can fly. High five is a name that is easy to remember. I like the others, but High Five is my favorite.

  3. Seyma Shabbir on

    I like High five, original character and he can fly. The other 2 already have a similar Skylander character.

  4. I like Flip Wreck because he is so unlike all the other characters. I mean he is half ship wreck 🙂

  5. Flip Wreck because I like dolphins and this is a new concept different from other Skylanders. Dragonfly has been done and I hate Bats so Flip Wreck was the answer for me. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. I like Flip Wreck because of the dolphin in him, and because the creator is from Clearwater (near where we used to live!)

  7. kelly nicholson on

    Which of the three Frito-Lay & Skylanders Choose and Name a New Hero Contest characters is your favorite and why?

    never heard of them,but Bat Spin looks cool..thanks

  8. Our favorite is High Five because he flies higher than any Skaylander dragonfly and with super speed.


  9. My favorite is Flip Wreck because it seems like it’d be a good fit with other Skylanders characters and I like the overall design of the character. Thanks.

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