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Skylanders Giants get Small – It’s Frito-Lay Sidekicks Promotion Time Again!

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I was driving to work tonight and I realized that today is June 30. I kept racking my brain trying to figure out why I thought the date was significant. Then it hit me, today is the day when Skylanders Giants themed 20 packs of Frito-Lay chips start arriving to stores. They are Skylanders Giants themed because there is another sidekicks promotion starting today and continuing till October 20th, a week after Skylanders Swap Force is scheduled to arrive in stores. there are four new sidekicks so I bought four bags.

The promo is a bit different this year. Last year you had to fill out a card and mail it in to get your sidekick and you had to rank in order of importance the one that you wanted. Those ones from last promotion were, Trigger Snappy, Whisper Elf, Terra Byte and Gill Runt. This year the sidekicks are small versions of four of the Giants from Skylanders Giants. They are Barkley, Eye Small, Thumpling and Mini Jini. The way you order your character is different, too. You buy the bag of chips and inside there is a code. You enter that code at skylanderspromo.com/fritolay. When you go to the page you have to enter your age and then enter your code. Next you can choose which figure you are going to get and then you enter your shipping info and are taken to PayPal where you pay the $2.50 for shipping and handling of the figure. In 10-12 weeks the figures will be shipped. I placed an order for one of each and look forward to them arriving.

Oh and inside the bag, there are two coupons, one for $5 off a Skylanders Giants Starter pack or $10 off a Skylanders swap force Starter Pack, That coupon expires on 11/31/13. The other coupon is for $1 off a Skylanders spyro’s Adventure or Skylanders Giants figure and that expires on 9/31/13.

Top Christmas Video Game Pick: Skylanders Giants

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack for the Wii

One of the most hotly anticipated video game sequels was released on October 21. Skylanders Giants is the follow up to last year’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. I played Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure last year and all throughout the year. I loved it and collected each and every Skylanders figure that I could get my hands on. There were 32 regular figures from Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure which works out to four figures from each of the eight elements (Life, Water, Undead, Fire, Air, Tech, Earth and Magic). I bought them all plus four legendary figures and a few other special ones. Now with Skylanders Giants there are 48 figures plus variants so by the time I’m done collecting this time around I’ll probably have close to 100 figures. But that is okay because I LOVE this series of games and I’m playing everything that has to do with Skylanders and Skylanders Giants. I even wrote a handy guide for people interested in the Skylanders Giants game.

Here’s how the characters break down for Skylanders Giants:

  • Eight brand new regular size characters, one from each element.
  • Eight brand new Giants figures, one from each element.
  • Eight Lightcore regular size characters, one from each element.
  • Twenty-Four regular size Series 2 Skylanders figures (characters from Skylanders: Spyro’s adventure in new poses)
  • 4-6+ Legendary Figures
  • 4-6+ Variant Figures

On the day of the release I bought every single figure that was released and on the next day Toys R US had a wave two preview and I bought all but two of the figures from that wave, I still cannot find Lightcore Jet Vac. A friend online actually found and bought Hot Head (Fire Element Giant) for me and tweeted to me that he got it for me, so excited for that one. Continue reading Top Christmas Video Game Pick: Skylanders Giants