Skylanders Partners with Autism Speaks with Limited Edition Superchargers Toys
Autism touches our home in a very unique way, our middle son John-Benjamin was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Autism right after he turned three. Since his diagnosis we’ve worked hard and doing what we thought was best for our son and learning as much as we can about Autism. I always love learning about companies who support the Autism community as much as they can, and that’s why I am happy to learn about the partnership with Skylanders and Autism Speaks for Autism Awareness Month, with the production of limited edition ‘Light It Up Blue’ Superchargers Toys called the Power Blue Crew.Thanks to Skylanders for sending us the four toys limited edition Power Blue Crew toys to feature on our site. Our package included two character figures and two Superchargers vehicles.
Available now, the Power Blue crew features blue-and-white-colored Skylanders SuperChargers characters including Splatter Splasher, Trigger Happy, Splat and Gold Rusher – all of which appear in-game as their special colors! These characters will retail at the suggested price of $12.99 (SuperChargers) and $14.99 (vehicles).
Skylanders is supporting Autism in several ways beyond the creation of Power Blue toys:
- Supporting an employee-match donation program for Autism Speaks
- Encouraging participation in the Autism Speaks Walk on April 2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca in support of World Autism Awareness Day
- Activision is also making donations to non-profits that are making a difference in the autism community
“Autism affects one in every 42 boys and one in 68 children in the U.S. We’re proud to work with Skylanders, an iconic franchise that’s known for bringing joy and magic to kids and families,” said Peter Morton, Vice President of Corporate Development at Autism Speaks. “This year’s Light it up Blue campaign for World Autism Awareness Day marks our first alliance with a videogame and toy, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
“Since the debut of the franchise, we’ve heard from parents that Skylanders plays a special role in the lives of their kids on the autism spectrum,” says Josh Taub, Senior Vice President of Skylanders Product Management, Activision. “The entire Skylanders team was deeply committed and proud to bring these special toys to life. If they can put a smile on a child’s face, then we know we’ve done our job right.”
Thanks to the generosity of Skylanders one lucky reader will win their own Power Blue Crew Limited Edition Skylander. The giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Ends March 30th, 2016. Enter via the tool below. Good Luck.