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Skylanders Giants, the sequel to the hugely successful Skylanders Spyros Adventure, is at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year.

If you’ve not seen the game before, Skylanders is a video game and range of toys in one.

To play, you’ll need a games console (PS3, Wii or X-Box) and the Skylanders game, which comes with a ‘portal of power’ platform that plugs into your games console. Children place a Skylanders action figure on top of the portal and – hey presto – that character appears in the video game!

What makes Skylanders really smart is that kids can take their action figures to friends’ houses and use them on other Skylander portals – even if the friend uses another games console! Clever, eh? The Skylanders range is recommended for ages 6+.

Here at Tots100, we’re looking for 12 children (and their Mums and Dads) to join Team Skylanders and review the latest game, along with a selection of Skylanders toys and accessories over the coming months.

Fancy taking the Team Skylanders Challenge?

We’re challenging you and your children to get creative and come up with your own, original Skylanders character.

You can draw, build, craft or model your character using whatever materials you like. Once your character is finished, just share a picture of your character with us on Twitter using the #TeamSkylanders hashtag. You might want to upload a photo, or link to a blog post, Facebook post or Pinterest image – it’s entirely up to you, but please be sure only to enter your own pictures, of your own creation.

We’re looking for really creative, exciting characters with special powers and features to set them apart from the crowd. If you need some inspiration, why not check out the brand new range of Skylanders Giants characters?

When the competition closes, our judges will select their favourite pictures and invite their creators to join Team Skylanders. We’re looking for entries that are creative, fit in with the Skylanders Universe, and look like they’d be lots of fun to play!

As a member of the Team Skylanders family, you will receive a copy of the brand new Skylanders Giants game, just in time for Christmas, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Over the next few months, you’ll be among the first to try out a selection of new Skylanders toys and games, and write about them on your blog!  If your child has their own blog, we’d love them to write about Skylanders there – otherwise we’ll be inviting the kids to take over Mum or Dad’s blog to tell us all about Skylanders Giants!

 

How to Enter

You have just two weeks to create your brand new Skylanders character and share the results with us. The rules of our competition are very simple:

  • Create your Skylanders character by drawing, building or modelling, then take a photo.
  • Tweet your photo to @tots100 using the #TeamSkylanders hashtag before 5pm on 17/12/2012
  • Once you have shared your photo, please leave a comment on THIS post and tell us:
  • Your Twitter ID, your child’s name or initial and their age, and your preferred Skylanders platform e.g. X-Box or Wii.

 

Please read our full terms and conditions before entering.



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About 

Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she’s not working, she can be found blogging at Who’s the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.

64 Comments

  1. Posted 4 December 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Wow, what a fab challenge!

    • Posted 4 December 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Laura, can’t wait to see your entries!

  2. Posted 4 December 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Love this, my children are already on it!

  3. Posted 4 December 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    My son has already lots of ideas for this and is up for the challenge!

  4. Posted 4 December 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    As soon as told Dexter about this, he was on it like a car bonnet!! Photo tweeted!

    @iamwitwitwoo
    Dexter – 8 years old
    X Box

  5. Posted 4 December 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    My son absolutly loves Skylanders and really enjoyed taking part.
    Twitter ID @janglitz – https://twitter.com/janglitz
    Zak – Aged 7yrs old and we have a Wii console.

  6. Posted 4 December 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    My son spent an enjoyable evening on this one:
    http://cabbagedan.com/2012/12/04/creative-genius-runs-in-the-family/

    Twitter name: @cabbagedan
    Evan – 6 years old
    We have an Xbox 360

    All his own work. I just typed it up and drew a few ovals and rectangles in photoshop.

    • Posted 4 December 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

      That’s some fantastic attention to detail, Evan, well done!

  7. Posted 5 December 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    My son has already drawn his own Skylanders a while back so you can imagine his excitement at this competition. We will be back! x

  8. Posted 5 December 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    http://the1970sdiet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/skylander-competition.html

    Here’s my 8 year old sons entry “Wolfitist”

  9. Posted 5 December 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    p.s we play it on Xbox

  10. Posted 5 December 2012 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    @etspeaksfrom

    Kieran Cheng, 5

    Skylander – diggy

    PS3

    I had also done a blog post with all the photos taken: http://etspeaksfromhome.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tots100-skylanders-challenge.html

  11. Posted 6 December 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    @the19790sdiet – here is my 6 year old daughter’s offering of Tree Trunks!

    http://the1970sdiet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/skylanders-competition-part-ii.html

    We have an Xbox

  12. Posted 7 December 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    @ToybuzzUK

    My 2 sons have entered Jacob 5 and Thomas 7

    We would love to be part of team Skylanders and have an Xbox 360.

  13. Jeannette Cripps
    Posted 7 December 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Just tweeting you our entry.
    My twitter Id is @autismmumma.
    T (boy) – 10 years
    D (girl) 8.5 years
    We’d love to trial the game on PS3 platform please.

  14. Posted 7 December 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I’ve tweeted as @7hippopotamus My son Ed aged 10 loves skylanders and came up with this http://7hippopotamus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/spikey-skylander.html If he gets picked we’d like xbox 360 please.

  15. louise
    Posted 8 December 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Have tweeted my entry. My twitter is @myblog13
    We have playstattion 3 console.

  16. Louise
    Posted 8 December 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, i forgot to put the kids ages.
    Twitter @myblog13

    Kids
    M aged 12
    S aged 9
    A aged 7

    Playstation 3 platform please.

  17. Posted 8 December 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Here’s Sophie’s entry – http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/sophies-created-new-skylander.html

    I’ve tweeted @cherylp59

    Sophie (10) & Juliette (8) – plus Pierre (3) but he’d only play with the figurines, not the video game !

    Wii for us please :)

  18. Posted 9 December 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    fantastic, have now entered, hope you like it – http://www.allthingsemmadunn.com/2012/12/skylanders-blogger-challenge.html

  19. Posted 9 December 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    sorry forgot to say we would love to get this on WII – son is age 7 and im 25 – http://www.allthingsemmadunn.com/2012/12/skylanders-blogger-challenge.html

    twitter is @Missemmadunn

  20. Posted 10 December 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Just uploaded our picture on to twitter. Wee Z (aged 5 yrs 7 months) went with a skylander who could teach the other skylanders numbers and letters (as Z is obsessed with letters and numbers) and can be camoflague so they don’t know they are learning whilst they play. He also rides a motorbike!

    I’m @LauraCYMFT and we have the Xbox360.

  21. Victoria
    Posted 10 December 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m entering on behalf of Missing Sleep…
    E is five, with his entry Squeeze @missingsleep, and has a wii

  22. Posted 11 December 2012 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Hello
    We have entered via twitter using @mummyratesit
    We attached a youtube clip which is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxx37gHeC0&feature=youtu.be

    My son is Noah, age 7 and we have a wii
    His monster is called Splutnick which turns invisible and blasts people. Oouch!

    Michelle
    mummyratesit.co.uk

  23. Posted 12 December 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Just tweeted with Jacob’s photo – all his own work (as you can tell by the spelling) – he even made it out of playdoh to show what it should look like!

    @seasiderclare

    Jacob is 5 1/2 and Skylanders crazy. We have wii and xbox and don’t mind which.

  24. Posted 12 December 2012 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    My children have had a fab time!

    Twitter: @Hex_Mum
    Kaide age 7
    We have an X Box 360

    http://hexmum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/teamskylanders-introducing-snipper.html

  25. Posted 12 December 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  26. Posted 12 December 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink
  27. Posted 12 December 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Hello!

    Danny has entered with CactEYE!

    My Twitter ID is @claireyfairey

    Blog post: http://evans-crittens.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/teamskylander-meet-dannys-new-life.html

    E-mail: claireevanscritten@hotmail.co.uk

    Danny is 9 years old.

    We would prefer the game on the XBox.

    Thanks,

    Claire

  28. Posted 12 December 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I loved watching the children work togeter as they brainstormed to come up with ‘Acorn’ our Skylander character design – have tweeted you @sarahdazjc and have blogged here: http://thisisme-sarahmumof3.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/team-work-to-create-our-entry-into.html my three are Jake aged 10, Chloe aged 9 and Mikey aged 5 and we’d love Skylanders on the xbox360 Thanks

  29. Merlinda Little
    Posted 12 December 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    @pixiedusk

    XBOX

  30. Posted 13 December 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Whoops i tweeted you my sons entry but forgot to post here as well.

    My Twitter ID is @toxycat
    My childs name is Jake and he’s aged 12
    Preferred platform is Xbox

    His Skylanders name is DynoFlash and link to the photo of his drawing is below:

    https://twitter.com/toxycat/status/277427848938147840/photo/1

  31. Posted 13 December 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve entered my son’s (H) picture. He’s 5.
    We have a wii.

  32. Posted 13 December 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Sorry forgot my twitter ID @ericahughes
    So it”s an entry for my son H (aged 5)
    We have a wii.

  33. Posted 13 December 2012 at 10:14 pm | Permalink
  34. Posted 14 December 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    My son was so excited to enter this competition! Here is his entry: http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/team-skylanders-with-tots100.html

    My son is E and he is 6 years old. He would like to play Skylanders with a PS3.

    My twitter ID is @sunnydayto
    https://twitter.com/sunnydayto/status/279569085887557632

  35. Posted 14 December 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I left the last comment using my blog email but am registered with Tots100 with my personal email so I’m leaving another comment using that email in case you needed it. Hope that makes sense! :)

  36. Posted 14 December 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Just tweeted you our entry.
    Chester is 4 years old (and is skylanders obsessed!) he plays on Xbox.

    We have blogged his Character creation here http://www.oneblueonepink.com/2012/12/chesters-entry-for-teamskylanders.html

    and tweeted it to you, @oneblueonepink

    Thank you :)

  37. Posted 15 December 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    I tweeted my son’s entry from @fivegoblogging.
    My son’s name is Cameron and he is 8.
    We would like a wii version please.

    Thank you x

  38. Posted 15 December 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I have tweeted.

    http://www.mummymummymum.com/2012/12/15/electrono-the-latest-skylander/

    Zak – age 5

    We have a PS3

    @emvanstone

  39. Posted 16 December 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Here is our entry @familyfourfun http://www.familyfourfun.co.uk/2012/12/the-skys-limit.html
    Master E (8) & Madam T (6)
    We play on the WII

  40. Posted 16 December 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Here is our entry @familyfourfun
    http://www.familyfourfun.co.uk/2012/12/the-skys-limit.html
    Master E aged 8 and Madam T aged 6
    We play on the WII

  41. Posted 16 December 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    We have entered and cannot wait to see everyones ideas!!
    http://www.chelseamamma.co.uk/2012/12/team-skylanders.html

    • Posted 16 December 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      We play on the Wii!!

      • Posted 16 December 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

        @chelseamamma

  42. Posted 16 December 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Here is our entry http://www.snafflesmummy.com/2012/12/the-next-skylander-could-it-be-freeze.html

    My son is 5 (soon to be 6) and is known as Snaffles on my blog.

    We have a PS3

  43. Posted 16 December 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    and twitter ID is @snafflesmummy

  44. Posted 17 December 2012 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Have tweeted and blogged. We would like on XBox 360 if we won and Maxi is 7 and MIni 6. Twitter ID is mum_themadhouse http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/2012/12/17/let-me-introduce-you-to-decay-the-next-skylander/

  45. Posted 17 December 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Hi! All entered! @lemonfancy my son Evan-Eric is 10 and would love it on Xbox if he was picked :)

    Brilliant idea, I got 4 hours complete peace and quiet whilst he was inventing!!

  46. Posted 17 December 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Hi I have entered via Twitter my Twitter ID is MFM_Leeds here is a link to my sons entry http://umeandthekids.blogspot.com/2012/12/design-your-own-original-skylanders.html?spref=tw

    His name is Jake Marsden Hirst and he is 10 and a huge Skylanders fan. He plays on the Wii and Xbox so probably Wii
    He is on my blog as Jake with his own Skylander report for my site.

    Great Competition he had loads of fun telling us all his Skylanders special ability’s and stats

    Thanks

  47. Posted 17 December 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Here is our entry

    http://www.janmary.com/2012/12/team-skylander-new-creation-driller.html

    (Let’s just say it isn’t lacking in attention to detail!!!)

    My son is 8, we have a Wii, and he is a HUGE fan of all things Skylanders!

  48. Posted 17 December 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    OK here’s Fire Dude created by King Julien (T aged 10)
    http://lunchboxworldblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/gone-skylanders-crazy-team-skylanders.html
    My twitter ID is @lunchboxworld
    and it would make his year to receive the Wii version of Skylanders!
    He is a total Skylanders FAN!
    He’s walking around with fingers and toes and legs crossed!
    Caroline x

  49. Posted 17 December 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    My son and daughter have both submitted an entry, they are both 7 (twins) and we have a wii.

    Their names are George & India and my twitter id is @angeledenblog

    They have currently turned into their designs and are leaping about the house :)

    Abi

  50. Posted 17 December 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Our entry can be found here http://www.theminimesandme.com/2012/12/skylanders-new-character.html

    We have tweeted from @TheMiniMesandMe
    My children are named Minxy and Jamster on the blog although their real initials are C and J.
    We would like the game on X-Box please :)

    Many thanks!! x

  51. Posted 17 December 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi, my son’s entry is here:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477321065640706&set=a.287336854639129.74768.162645233774959&type=1&theater

    He is 11 and is generally known as aspie boy on the blog :) My Twitter ID is @c_oreilly Preferred Skylanders platform is X-Box

    Thank you!

  52. Posted 17 December 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Great opportunity! Here is our entry:

    Hedgy the Battle Hedgehog
    by Molly age 5
    @1978rebecca
    Playstation

    https://twitter.com/1978rebecca/status/280717503645220864

  53. Posted 17 December 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    PS the timestamp above says 5:37 – but its 4:57 weird!

    • Posted 17 December 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

      Sorry, our blog was set to UTC (whatever that is) rather than London time – but we know your entry came in on time, sorry about that!

  54. Posted 17 December 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    My twitter id @janmary3

  55. Posted 18 December 2012 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t leave the comment :( I checked lots of times how to do the entry, how did I miss this bit? We tweeted our pic on Friday as liveotherwise, my son is S and he’s 9. We’re wii.

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