Monday, April 25, 2016

Skylanders partners with Autism Speaks and Light It Up Blue program

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To support the millions of families affected by autism, Skylanders®, the beloved kids videogame franchise, and Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to autism science and advocacy, invite fans to “Light it up Blue” with one-of-a-kind toys. Through this creative collaboration for April’s Autism Awareness Month, Skylanders and Autism Speaks are raising awareness for an important cause -- and in true Skylanders fashion, are having fun while doing it.

“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.”

The new series of Skylanders SuperChargers toys are blue and white to reflect Autism Speaks’ official colors. The “Power Blue” Skylanders SuperChargers feature Splat and Trigger Happy, as well as their SuperCharged vehicles Splatter Splasher and Gold Rusher -- all of which appear in-game as their special colors. The toys are on store shelves now at participating retailers in the U.S. and Europe and Canada.

“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.”

For more information please visit Skylanders website or follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 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). They are available for purchase at major retailers nationwide in addition to online at Amazon!

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  1. How cool! I know many affected by autism. That is great that Skylanders is partnering with Autism Speaks to support them.

  2. This is awesome that Skylanders are reaching out to help out those with Autism. I know a few parents out there who would love this for their kids!

  3. This is awesome! I love when companies use their popularity for a fantastic cause! Way to go Skylanders.

  4. That is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Skylanders is very popular with the kids at my daughter's school, and apparently, every where else as well!

  6. That is a great thing for them to do. :)

  7. I'm not familiar with Skylanders, but I hear they're popular.