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In February Frito-Lay unveiled three new Skylanders and began a contest to give a name to one of them. Today the top entries for each of the three Skylanders have been revealed and you can now vote and decide which one is your favourite.

High Five
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High Five is the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies. He can fly higher and faster than any other dragonfly and is famous for his great speed.


Bat Spin
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Bat Spin is a witch from the underworld. One day, trolls came to the underworld so Bat Spin had to save the underworld's people and she did. Afterwards, Eon asked her to join the Skylanders.


Flip Wreck
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Flip Wreck is half dolphin and half ship wreck.


You can vote for your favourite once per day if you like, the voting period runs until the 13th of June when the votes will be tallied and the winner decided (although we'll have to wait a bit longer for it to be announced).
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#1 yelvy 18:47:36 19/05/2014
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Eh... These names are... OK...
Edit: Actually, after thinking about it, they're terrible! smilie
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#2 Chibilove 18:49:11 19/05/2014
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"High Five is the fifth son of the Royal High Flying Dragonflies. He can fly higher and faster than any other dragonfly and is famous for his great speed."

- When i put in my name, the backround story was very similiar to this. Very eerie. Indeed.
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#3 DummyZ 18:53:25 19/05/2014
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Those names are just... bleh, to be totally honest.
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#4 Sky Airglow 19:49:16 19/05/2014
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Disappointed in the names. And the back stories.
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#5 ShadowMewX 20:06:03 19/05/2014
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…Those backstories… e.e Since when were backstories backsentences?
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#6 Razz 20:35:14 19/05/2014
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The total lack of giving a hoot on Flip Wreck's backstory is killing me. smilie
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#7 BP 20:45:05 19/05/2014
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Really, really disappointed in the names and backstories they chose. "Flip Wreck is half dolphin and half ship wreck" How?!?!? He is a dolphin with legs, how is he half ship wreck? And what kind of backstory is that? "Bat spin needed to save the world, and she did." Really? And Bat Spin is word play on what?

I almost think they picked two bad names for the bat person and dolphin so that High Five (the obvious name based on the flying thing with the 5 on the hat that 90,000 people submitted) wins.
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#9 DaMadNes 20:53:36 19/05/2014
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The anemic back stories have more to do with the character limit imposed when submitting entries than with a lack of creativity on the part of entrants.

That having been said, Bat Spin is a truly underwhelming name.

Hopefully either High Five or Flip Wreck will win. I'm sure that the TFB team will enhance the characters back stories prior to releasing the new game.
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#10 Bifrost 22:01:26 19/05/2014
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Oh for the love of Eon, Flip Wreck's "backstory". The name is actually a pretty bad(thus good) pun,but the description should put that out of the competition, the rules speficially said you had to give him backstory. Bat Spin's name is horribly uncreative and High Five is fortunately also a bad good pun, and even if their stories are cheesy as heck, at least they're more than a descriptive sentence.

Guys who can vote, keep us from sacrificing a bunch of Hex and Thumback toys to the character design gods and vote for High Five.
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#11 SackBoy01 23:51:07 19/05/2014
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Flip wrecks backstory though >.>
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#12 sprocketrocket 23:58:18 19/05/2014
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my name was batilda bad i know but really batspin!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?
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#13 gnarlytreesnex 00:59:20 20/05/2014
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I named all of them and this skylander high 5 I like it especially that my favorite number is 5
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#14 Sleepy0429 01:44:51 20/05/2014
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Hive five!
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#15 SackBoy01 02:04:22 20/05/2014
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^
^ Mt favorite number is also 5! smilie
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#16 TheShadowDragon 02:44:18 20/05/2014
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I can actually work with these names. I have totally nothing against them.
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#17 Doomslicer 03:32:13 20/05/2014
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Blech.
Blech again.
Flip Wreck is... decent... but the rest, oh Eon blech again! *ok I'm a little tired and stroppy but I think we all agree they're wretched*
I saw dozens of better names suggested on this board, Sawlphin was my favorite btw, but still lots of great names around that should've gotten in place in these.

Backstories are forgivable as the character limit was so strict, but Bat Spin's was just... ugh... something like bats saved her from some fate because she was always kind to them but she still ended up undead or something would've worked so much better.

Guess we know that the target demographic are certainly winning.
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#18 Kevin16 09:37:05 20/05/2014
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Really.... the names are kinda boring.... but the backstories!? its always the same... trolls attack, skylander saves, eon saw it blahblahblah... who agrees? the name Dragonfly was even better for High five....
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#19 MugoUrth 12:49:10 20/05/2014
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Is... is it still April Fools somewhere?
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#20 Kevin16 13:10:57 20/05/2014
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''Bat Spin'' looks more like a friggen vampire then a witch....
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#21 LegendaryFlames 15:11:12 20/05/2014
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That's the most terrible names ever. When I get my "Bat spin" and "High five" I'm so gonna change those ugly names.
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#22 SackBoy01 15:55:09 20/05/2014
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The bad part is only one character is going to win. :/
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#23 gillgrunt987 16:00:02 20/05/2014
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In my opinion 9 year olds made these. Bat Spin? Dear lord... I can just about forgive High Five in terms of name and back story(JUST), but the others? They are almost(or even more) as uncreative as:
Call of Duty games
but "Flip Wreck"'s back story? Who on earth thought that THAT was a good one!? Urgh. *leaves topic*
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#24 imkarebear26 19:27:49 20/05/2014
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Lame, all of them.
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#25 Masterospyro 19:59:32 20/05/2014
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I named High Five FireFlight I wish I Won FireFlight Is a better Name Right?
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#26 Dyno-Mite 20:46:42 20/05/2014
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Quote: Masterospyro
I named High Five FireFlight I wish I Won FireFlight Is a better Name Right?



Not for the character, no.
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#27 GamerZack7 22:17:39 20/05/2014
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I'm not sure about any of those names, although "Flip Wreck" is slightly better than the other two (though his backstory seems a little washed-up...pardon the pun). The backstory for "Bat Spin" doesn't quite make sense, since she seems more like a vampire queen who uses Warnado as a mount. And "High Five"? Decent backstory, though I can't work out how the "Five" part applies to him.
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#28 Jesus Skywalker 22:50:29 20/05/2014
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Those are terrible...
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#29 SkylandersGamer 01:28:41 21/05/2014
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These names are horrible just horrible and the back stories just suck
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#30 I-Brawler 13:42:28 21/05/2014
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High Five's pun name works on many levels, and the backstory is decent.

Flip Wreck's name really fits a Skylander, but the "backstory" is a no no.

Bat Spin: Good(ish) backstory, horrible name.
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#31 sky-dragon 13:43:24 21/05/2014
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High five good name he has 5 flies high he's the only one I love hope he wins
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#32 Cooltonium 14:21:44 21/05/2014
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BAT SPIN!!!!
WHAT THE CRAP IS THAT


Never leave kids too name Skylanders
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#33 I-Brawler 18:10:33 21/05/2014
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*ahem*

Nearly all of the Skyros here are kids AND they sent in names.
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#34 Dyno-Mite 19:51:56 21/05/2014
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Quote: Cooltonium
BAT SPIN!!!!
WHAT THE CRAP IS THAT


Never leave kids too name Skylanders



Oh, the irony.
*to
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#35 Masterospyro 23:12:02 21/05/2014
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Well I say the best named Sylander is High 5
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#36 HudsonDaOne 00:03:54 22/05/2014
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Yay! Skylanders passes up some perfectly good names for some lame ones written by kids. "Bat Spin" and "High Five" sound like 90's bands or something a 7 year old would nickname these characters instead of calling them their real name, and "Flip Wreck" sounds like a toddler trying to say shipwreck. I can see it now... Trap Team is going to be the last Skylanders game.
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#37 weebbby 00:11:51 22/05/2014
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Well, I'd nickname any if I got them, but Flip Wreck is okay.
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#38 tigerdr 02:06:14 22/05/2014
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wait if we're voting for not the name but the top skylander, that means two of them aren't going to be in the next game...if i read that correctly. which means yeah eventhough you pick names that means two just remain concepts. if you went on that logic i don't like the bat girl or the hybrid dolphin eventhough flip wreck is the best name for him. high five i bet too many came up with and looks the most interesting to go with. i'd go for high five i guess but at this rate the contest was a disappointment
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#39 TheShadowDragon 02:19:11 22/05/2014
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If I had to choose either one of the three new heroes, I'd definitely go for "High Five". The Life element would like to have the first flying Skylander.
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#40 joeiscool 03:23:27 22/05/2014
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Bat Spin... hate it.

Flip Wreck... I could live with it.

High Five... I actually like it!
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#41 Doomslicer 15:21:57 22/05/2014
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I think they chose names picked by kids from the target demographic. It's the only explanation.
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#42 boomerfan 18:45:23 22/05/2014
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i personally think that the one with the most potential is probably flip wreck

the other 2 not so much
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#43 eyebrawler 13:10:23 23/05/2014
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Wow... These names and back stories are ****
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#44 gnarlytreesnex 03:56:05 24/05/2014
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Bat spin... Lame
Flip wreck... Coolish
High five... Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#45 Epic popthorn 14:38:50 25/05/2014
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Bat Spin: No.
Flip Wreck: Meh.
High Five: There are a lot better names for this guy but he has the best name
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#46 xXBeavcoonXx 17:01:41 25/05/2014
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Ok guys I just wanna say I know the backstories suck, but I
I highly doubt they will keep it like that. I mean, why create a really intricate backstory for all 3 of them when they will only use 1 of them????
I think High Five is da best though.
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#47 xXBeavcoonXx 23:26:48 25/05/2014
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Quote: Cooltonium
BAT SPIN!!!!
WHAT THE CRAP IS THAT


Never leave kids too name Skylanders



SO DANG TRUE
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#48 GillGrunt4Ever 14:09:25 29/05/2014
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Here are my opinions:
High Five: He's pretty cool; I'm most likely going to get him.
Flip Wreck: He's alright; I might get him. He also looks more like 2/3 dolphin and 1/3 shipreck than 1/2 dolphin and 1/2 shipwreck.
Bat Spin: No. Just no.
I kind of liked High Five's backstory, but Flip Wreck's story could have been longer, and Bat Spin's story...Once again, no. Just no.
Edit: I think that High Five's backstory actually could have been longer, but I still like the figure.
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#49 GillGrunt4Ever 22:53:51 30/05/2014
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Quote: joeiscool
Bat Spin... hate it.

Flip Wreck... I could live with it.

High Five... I actually like it!


I TOTALLY agree!
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#50 MugoUrth 01:21:47 31/05/2014
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I just want High Five to win so I can say "Hey! Activision named a character after one of my OCs." (NEEEEEEEERD!!!)
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