This Easter weekend, Skylanders challenged us with these two new Spring edition – Easter characters: Eggcited Thrillipede and Spring Ahead Dive Bomber. Have you seen them yet? Both of them are packaged in an egg shell which is definitely better than a chocolate Easter egg! Mr K is super eggcited!
Listen up Portal Masters! Today I would like to share this great news with all of you! Activision announces it has teamed up with some of Europe’s top sports stars and entertainment personalities – including the UK’s very own Ben Collins (AKA ‘The Stig’) and former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton – who have designed seven customised Skylanders™ SuperChargers toys. The collaboration will see Activision donate the exclusive toys to Make-A-Wish, the world’s largest wish-granting organisation. The charity will auction off the models to the highest bidder, with the proceeds helping to support the many wishes that Make-A-Wish grants to children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world each year.
Alongside Ben and Max, well-known personalities from the racing world such as Timo Glock, as well as French TV presenter Joan Faggianelli, kitesurfing champion Gisela Pulido and popular YouTubers St3pny and TheKing77 have lent their talents to the project. Each have designed their very own SuperCharged car, either a Hot Streak or Crypt Crusher – two vehicles from the latest Skylanders game, Skylanders™ SuperChargers, in which vehicles are brought to life for the first time. The designs have been sprayed onto models of the cars for superfans to bid on and raise money for Make-A-Wish.
Jon Stettner, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish International, added: “On behalf of my colleagues across Europe, I would like to thank Activision, and all the famous faces involved in the project, for this fantastic collaboration. We are thrilled with the unique vehicles that have been specially designed and the money raised will help us in our ongoing efforts to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.”
Former ‘Stig’ from Top Gear, Ben Collins: “As soon as I heard about this Skylanders activity I had to take part. Being a huge fan of racing and cars, I think Skylanders SuperChargers is really cool and I’m enjoying playing the game! It’s a great idea to raise money for a highly deserving cause, like Make-A-Wish®, and getting to customise my own SuperChargers car was awesome.”
Happy Easter, everyone! Hope you all had a great Easter weekend! If you have been active on social media, you might have seen me tweet and Instagram the latest Skylanders Easter characters which are exclusive at Smyths! If you have not seen them, no worries, let me explain. This springtime, you can get your hands on the fully playable, pocket-sized Skylanders Minis toys, Power Punch Pet-Vac and Eggsellent Weeruptor.
Mr K is a huge fan of Skylanders and with the new additional, Trap Team, our collection is getting bigger and bigger. Early last month, his aunty bought him the Trap Team kit for his birthday. Yesterday, we were sent this fun Christmas kit to create our very own Skylanders Christmas snow globe.
This summer, we had so much fun and laughter! We did the summer activities A – Z and holidayed in Singapore! But not forgetting our Skylanders! They are still one of the PS3 games my son Mr K loves! He has targeted getting all the characters in each element by saving his pocket money. Over the summer, there are quite a few character deals online and he bought some to add into his collection.
Thanks to Skylanders for sending through the activities book, sunglasses and beach towel! Have you been wondering what the Skylanders have been up to this summer? Check out this epic sand sculpture of Kaos! How cool is that! His minions created to honour their boss on Gandia Beach in Spain! This is such an awesome sand sculpture! I bet a lot of fans would love to take a photo with him!
There are a few more weeks to the World Cup 2014 Brazil big kick off countdown! Of course, not everyone are football fans but Skylanders have a special member! He is Kickoff Countdown and he would like to introduce himself just in time for a kick-about to end all kick-abouts that’s taking place in Brazil!
This year Easter, we didn’t have any plans except having plenty of family time. It has been a very busy year for Mr C with his work and holidays tend to be ‘staycations’ at the moment! So we have used these long weekends playing games at home. Also we are not Christian hence we don’t celebrate with family or friends.
It was such a perfect day to play football and badminton with the kids! Mr K loved playing football with Mr C while I did a bit of gardening and Ms C loves playing on the swing. We are very proud of her as she is able to get up on the swing and swing by herself now. She was unable to do so a couple of months ago but one day she just got it!
This coming Monday 17th February 2014, do follow and join me @etspeaksfrom along with my two co-hosts Rachel @umeandthekids2 and Emma @TheMiniMesAndMe for #SkylandersHalfterm Twitter Party at 2pm. It is an hour long Twitter party!
After such a long month waiting, the wait is finally over! Skylanders Swap Force has landed and we have the starter pack for review. The excitement of both of my children plus Mr C was palpable! Mr K had played with them in Argos Christmas July and he had been pestering me since! This starter pack comes with 3 Skylanders figures, 1 Portal of Power, 1 Character Poster, 3 Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes, 3 Trading Cards and of course the video game.
My son, Mr K is a big fan of Skylanders! Last month, we went to Argos Christmas in July. He played the Skylanders SWAP Force and ever since, he has wanted it so badly. Shame that it won’t be released till October! That is a long wait for him. But he have to wait a bit longer so he can have it for a Christmas present instead!