skylanders-name-contest-large Activision and Frito-Lay have teamed up for the Skylanders, Choose and Name a New Hero contest. The joint promotion gives fans the opportunity to choose a new Skylanders character that will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap Team, which is scheduled for release on October 5, 2014.

The contest launched in February, when fans were asked to select one of three potential heroes and then submit a suggested name for that hero. There were nearly 20,000 fan submissions and they have been narrowed down (by a panel of judges) to three finalists.

It’s now up to fans to vote for their favorite of the three finalist names, and the winning character will come to life in Skylanders Trap Team. Here are The three Skylanders Trap Team hero finalist names and their fan-submitted inspirations (in alphabetical order by hero name):

· “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.

Voting is open now through June 13, (2014) at www.fritolay.com/skylanders

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