Aura24 over at darkspyro.net posted gameplay footage of the new frito-lay skylanders as well as their catch phrases and back stories. The gameplay looks great! Flip-Wreck was a surprise for me he looks a lot cooler than I thought he would be. His wheel shield attack is freaking boss! Batspin and High Five also look amazing I love Batspins bat transformation attack and High Five’s dash attack looks really wicked. Check out the videos & images below I also included the back stories and catch phrases that were included in the post. Thanks to Aura24 for sharing this info and once again to Matteomax for the images. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Name: Bat Spin
Catch Phrase: No Rest For The Wicked! (one of Cynder’s battle cries)
Bat Spin hailed from the underworld, where as a child she was separated from her people. After spending months searching for them, she eventually was welcomed by a colony of magical bats who raised her as one of their own. After many peaceful years living with the bats, the colony was invaded by an army of undead trolls, who were set on stealing their magic to build an ultimate sonar weapon. Bat Spin quickly took action and used powerful abilities that she had learned growing up with the bats and essentially becoming one of them. She heroically defeated the trolls and saved the colony. This caught the attention of Master Eon, who saw at once she would make a worthy Skylander!
Name: Flip Wreck
Catch Phrase: Making Waves!
Most of the dolphins of Bottlenose Bay spent their days playing in the waves. However, Flip Wreck was different. Always the adventurous one, he took it upon himself to be a self-appointed protector of his undersea world. One day, while exploring an underwater graveyard of shipwrecks, he came across a massive Ice Viking ship that was still intact. Suddenly, a huge crew of Ice Vikings burst out from inside and began leading an attack on the unarmed dolphin residents. Flip Wreck took off at once and quickly fastened together armor, shield, and sword using pieces from the nearby wrecks. He then single-handedly defeated the Ice Vikings, who retreated never to be seen again. For his heroic actions, Flip Wreck was made a Skylander and now turns the tide against evil in Skylands!
Name: High Five
Catch Phrase: Buzz Off!
Growing up, High Five was one of the most skilled sky racers of all the dragonflies. But as the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies, he was not allowed to enter any of the racing tournaments that took place each year because of his age. Instead he was forced to watch from the sidelines as his four older brothers competed for the coveted Trophy of Sparx, which legend has said holds magical properties. One year, during the biggest racing event of the season, High Five learned that the Troll Racing Team had stolen the valuable trophy and were going to use the race to cover their escape. He quickly took action, jumping into the race and using his amazing flying skills to weave and dodge his way to the front of the pack, where he caught up to the trolls and brought them down. For his actions, High Five was given the Trophy of Sparx. Even more importantly, he was made a Skylander, where he now helps protect Skylands from any evildoers!
Looks like Activision and Frito Lay are back at it again. Remember when they asked us to name a Skylander? Well, we did and now here is our chance to get our hands High Five!
I’m not to happy with the process though as with the Hot Dog contest we will be forced to use that darn Blipper App just grrrrrrrinds my gears! I sorry but this is by far the worst way to do this contest. I get that it may be more interactive and that it may be more convenient, but come on this app sucks! I like the original way buy some chips, send in your fee, and tada! You are getting your figure. I know there were some bad apples that spoiled the bunch but man these contests here as of late have been time-consuming and tedious in my opinion.
Anyway, enough ranting here is how you enter to win:
As always you have to be a US resident.
Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) Central Time (“CT”) on October 13, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2014 (“Game Period”). The computer of Sponsor’s Web master is the official timekeeping device of the Game.
There Are (2) Ways to Play
(a) Mobile Phone/Tablet: During the Game Period, purchase any specially marked Frito-Lay Classic Mix or Flavor Mix variety pack (while supplies last). Use your smart phone or other web-enabled device with data plan to download the free Blippar application (“App”) from the Apple App Store (IOS Download: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/blippar/id410604563?mt=8) or the Google Play Store (Android Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blippar.ar.android&hl=en). Once the App has been downloaded on your smart phone or other web-enabled device, launch the App. Scan the back of the bag with Blippar’s in-app scanner and then follow the App instructions to input your first name, last name, date of birth, email address, and zip code. If your mobile phone or tablet screen displays a winning prize message, you are a winner of a prize (subject to verification). The message will also provide next steps to claim your prize. If your mobile phone or tablet screen displays a non-winning prize message, you are not a winner of a prize. Message and data rates may apply.
(b) Call Toll-Free: To play without making a purchase, call toll-free 1-866-861-4528 and follow the automated instructions to play for a chance to win a prize (also a “Play”). Callers will be required to provide their phone number, including their area code, and date of birth (as two digits for month, two digits for day, and four digits for year) to verify eligibility. If you are a winner of a prize, you will hear a voice message indicating that you have won (subject to verification). The message will also provide next steps to claim your prize. If you are not a winner of a prize, you will hear a voice message indicating that you did not win a prize.
Randomly selected times, during the Game Period, will be chosen by the independent judging organization (the “Judges”), and the first participant who completes a Play in accordance with these Official Rules (whose Play is properly received and recorded by administrator’s computer(s) on or immediately after a randomly selected time during the Game Period) will win a prize (subject to verification). One (1) prize will be awarded for every fifteen (15) minute increment of the Game Period. All Plays must be properly received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer within the Game Period in order to be eligible to win a prize.
In the event of an identity dispute of a Play submitted via the App, the Play will be considered made by the registered owner of the email address used for the Play. In the event of an identity dispute of a Play submitted via the toll-free method of playing, the Play will be considered made by the registered owner of the phone number used for the Play.
Limit one (1) Play per day per person/email address/phone number, regardless of method of playing. A “day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour time period beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. CT and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. CT.
Prize Details/Odds of Winning
Prizes (7,680; one  awarded for every fifteen  minutes of the Game Period): One (1) Skylanders® High Five character. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $9.99 each. Winners must accept prize as stated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Plays received and the time in which they are received. Total ARV of all prizes is $76,723.20. Limit four (4) Skylanders® High Five character prizes per person/household.
For full contest rules and details go to the Frito Lay contest website or by clicking this link
Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Holy Smokes Addicts! There is a new Frito Lay contest coming our way and it is going to give us a chance to find the elusive Firebone Hot Dog. This time around we have to use an app to scan the in store displays and “Make the Skylanders Come to Life!” We will be able to enter every 15 mins to get a chance to win one of the “Treasure Hunt” Fire Bone Hot Dog figures and dig this they will be different than the one we have seen in store.
The bone in his mouth will be either be red, green, or purple in color. Unfortunately we don’t get to choose what color we receive.Will this give us a chance to trade for the color(s) we want or will we just all get the same color and not know what color it will be until we get it? Guess we will have to wait and see.
As an extra bonus we will also have a chance to be entered into a contest giving us a chance to have a Game Truck come to our house. How cool is that? The “Treasure Hunt” contest starts July 7th 12:00 am CST and ends September 5th 11:59 pm CST. The Game Truck contest begins June 30th 12:00 am CST and ends August 15th 11:59 pm CST.
Looks like Frito is making up for the lat contest not that it was that bad, but I can’t imagine it went as well as the previous contest promotions. I’m excited about these contests as I am sure most of you are. Having a variant colored Hot Dog would be sweet! He is my favorite fire character from GIants so this is like mana falling from heaven to me.
This Contest is only open to US residents and Alaska and Hawaii Sorry over seas Portal Masters. :(
Good Luck to everyone entering looks like we will be eating tons of chips or there will be a lot of homeless people receiving a Frito blessing. :)
Well that’s it for now until next time “Catch You On The SKYSIDE!”
Here is the link to the site where we will be able to vote for our favorite Skylander in the Name The Next Skylander Contest being held by Frito Lay. Can’t wait we just have 1 day and 17 hours left until we can vote away. Check back at 12:00 pm CT on 5/19/14 so you can be one of the first to cast your vote. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
I’m up early not just cause I had to cook breakfast for the kids, but because the Frito Lay Name The Next Skylander Hero contest starts today. Unfortunately the website is still down with no minutes left on the counter. We did however find some images of 3 new Skylanders that seem to be developed for the new Skylandes game. Below in the gallery you will see the pictures of a Dolphin character with an Air and Water Symbol, a new Undead female character surrounded by bats, and the coolest of them all in my opinion is the Life element Hybrid Dragon Fly that looks like a cross between Characters Drobot,Camo and Swarm. I can’t wait until this contest starts I have so many names already in my head since seeing them. I think they look better than ever bringing you back to what the characters looked like in the first installment of the game. What are your thoughts on the new characters? Are you excited for this new contest? Special thanks go out to Dark Spyro reader DPShiro for sharing the images. Well Daddy duty calls so as always I’ll catch you all SKYSIDE!
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So if you have been following the Frito train you have probably seen that there have been 2 promotions thus far. The Sidekicks promo being the first and the second Pumpkin Fright Rider which some of you Portal Masters are still looking for. Now Frito has announced that they are more promotion bags to be on the look out for. The newest one being a Glow In The Dark Rattle Shake or what some believe to be the variant that popped up on the Skylanders Page “Quick Draw Rattle Shake”. The other bag is just a promotion bag full of coupons that give you $10 off of a starter pack, and a $5 dollar Wal-Mart Gift Card when you purchase a Swap-Force Starter Pack.
I’m not to excited about the coupon bag, but I definitely am on the hunt for the Glow-In the Dark Rattle Shake bags. I have been seeing that they are predominately at Kroger stores as well as there sister companies like Fred Meyers. Hope this helps some of you out as you go out hunting. Let us know if you come across any of the bags and where or if you win one of the Rattle Shake figures. Catch you on the SKYSIDE!