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Frito Lay contest names revealed
Matteomax Platinum Sparx Gems: 5192
#1 Posted: 17:22:47 19/05/2014 | Topic Creator
So, finally, the Frito Lay names from the contest have finally been revealed:

High Five for the dragonfly-like character.

Bat Spin for the vampress.

Flip Wreck for the dolphin.


Ehh, can't say that I like the choice, except for Flip Wreck, who seems very original.
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Rattlebuckler Gold Sparx Gems: 2298
#2 Posted: 17:24:14 19/05/2014
i like them all
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Hexin_Wishes Yellow Sparx Gems: 1522
#3 Posted: 17:27:13 19/05/2014
You're absolutely kidding!

Did they only get like 3 responses? "Bat Spin"? "High (freaking) Five"?

Flip Wreck is the best of the three.

I'm mad someone got a sizable scholarship for those weak as hell names!
RadSpyro Gold Sparx Gems: 2007
#4 Posted: 17:31:34 19/05/2014
...Seriously?

From some of the entries I saw, there were way more fantastic entries. High Five in particular bugs me, it just seems so lame.

Flip Wreck however, is great. The other two are, in my own opinion, uncreative.
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wreckingballbob Emerald Sparx Gems: 4565
#5 Posted: 17:33:01 19/05/2014
I don't mind any of them.
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Rattlebuckler Gold Sparx Gems: 2298
#6 Posted: 17:33:30 19/05/2014
flip wreck for the win
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Psychomancer Yellow Sparx Gems: 1374
#7 Posted: 17:37:37 19/05/2014
Yeah

None of them are really great. Bat Spin is not even "okay". Is a bad choice. I am sure they have many better sugestions.

High Five and Flip Wreck are good. But with that backstory.. can't really vote for Flip Wreck.

Ended up voting for High Five.
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nocturnalnathan Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#8 Posted: 18:03:56 19/05/2014
Ugh, all of those names are awful.

I thought we were supposed to get 3 name options for each character, not just 3 top names. What happens to the losers, do they just get their developer picked names?
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bionicle2809 Diamond Sparx Gems: 8350
#9 Posted: 18:04:37 19/05/2014
High Five is quite clever... It's like... Hive. But it still doesn't make much sense. Flip Wreck is the most original of the names for sure and really sounds like a Skylanders-esque name. Can't see the website at the moment, so I can't see the back stories - anyone mind posting them?
Matteomax Platinum Sparx Gems: 5192
#10 Posted: 18:05:02 19/05/2014 | Topic Creator
Quote: nocturnalnathan
Ugh, all of those names are awful.

I thought we were supposed to get 3 name options for each character, not just 3 top names. What happens to the losers, do they just get their developer picked names?



Supposedly, they're scrapping them for the next game. Personally it would be interesting to see what happens to them, if they get programmed into the game or not.
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TacoMakerSkys Platinum Sparx Gems: 5652
#11 Posted: 18:07:50 19/05/2014
Quote: ladala
The stories are:

High Five:
"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:
"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:
"Flip Wreck is half dolphin and half ship wreck."


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bionicle2809 Diamond Sparx Gems: 8350
#12 Posted: 18:08:49 19/05/2014
Oh dear god those stories are awful. Okay, High Five's name makes a lot more sense now. I kind of want him anyway. Vote away people, vote to your hearts content!
Psychomancer Yellow Sparx Gems: 1374
#13 Posted: 18:09:53 19/05/2014
Quote: Matteomax
Quote: nocturnalnathan
Ugh, all of those names are awful.

I thought we were supposed to get 3 name options for each character, not just 3 top names. What happens to the losers, do they just get their developer picked names?



Supposedly, they're scrapping them for the next game. Personally it would be interesting to see what happens to them, if they get programmed into the game or not.


Seriously? I thought they would simply be given names by the developers.
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Matteomax Platinum Sparx Gems: 5192
#14 Posted: 18:14:32 19/05/2014 | Topic Creator
I could've sat there and wrote a 10 page story for each of them.. smilie
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#15 Posted: 18:15:01 19/05/2014
I can totally work with those new names.
Rattlebuckler Gold Sparx Gems: 2298
#16 Posted: 18:22:39 19/05/2014
the only two i like is high five and flip wreck the back stories are god aufulw
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NINJAsk11 Yellow Sparx Gems: 1124
#17 Posted: 18:35:05 19/05/2014
So wait. Do we pick the best name? And the losers dun make it?

Explain this to.me, explain the entire consept of this contest.
nocturnalnathan Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#18 Posted: 18:36:02 19/05/2014
Quote: Matteomax
Quote: nocturnalnathan
Ugh, all of those names are awful.

I thought we were supposed to get 3 name options for each character, not just 3 top names. What happens to the losers, do they just get their developer picked names?



Supposedly, they're scrapping them for the next game. Personally it would be interesting to see what happens to them, if they get programmed into the game or not.


Seriously? I have got to start reading the fine print better... I was thinking that all three were making it into the game, I thought we were just voting on the names! I actually like all three characters, it's just the names that are lame.
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#19 Posted: 18:45:52 19/05/2014
So, if anyone is interested in following along or participating, we put up a new video a couple minutes ago announcing a VOTING POLL on our channel. We have three UNLISTED videos for each character that are only found via this site and in the description of the MAIN video. . In case FRITO LAY doesn't show us the polls, perhaps this will give us a good idea of who will win! smilie We thought it was a good idea, hope you don't mind us posting.

To vote, we ask our viewers to leave a thumbs up. The videos will forever remain UNLISTED so the Thumbs Up are only being used to count votes.

If you are interested in voting, here they are:

The names and voting videos are:

►High Five:


►Bat Spin:


►Flip Wreck:


So far, HIGH FIVE is winning. That's SkyBoys choice too!
The main video, if anyone wants to see, is here: http://youtu.be/typJd8Q4QAo
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yelvy Gold Sparx Gems: 2450
#20 Posted: 18:49:36 19/05/2014
Not liking the names at all! smilie
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#21 Posted: 18:52:17 19/05/2014
I'm not even getting the consept...
yelvy Gold Sparx Gems: 2450
#22 Posted: 18:56:20 19/05/2014
And the characters were unoriginal to begin with. High five is a lot like Camo but with wings, Flip wreck (Seriously, who came up with THAT?) is just another terrafin, and Bat spin is another undead elf thingy!
spyroflame0487 Emerald Sparx Gems: 3856
#23 Posted: 19:11:56 19/05/2014
Uggh. Well, I guess we should have expected some less than ideal names. I mean, these are probably names kids would give to them.
"Bat Spin" tho. lol is it supposed to be a pun? What even
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Skybagel Gold Sparx Gems: 2092
#24 Posted: 19:17:43 19/05/2014
Flip Wreck I like... But High Five and Bat Spin sound like they were named by five year olds.

Ha... Five... Just realized that.

EDIT: Wait, what? The winner receives an $100,000 scholarship!?

With these uncreative names and back stories that probably took three minutes flat to come up with, none of these winners should get it.
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Psychomancer Yellow Sparx Gems: 1374
#25 Posted: 19:28:28 19/05/2014
Quote: Skybagel


EDIT: Wait, what? The winner receives an $100,000 scholarship!?

With these uncreative names and back stories that probably took three minutes flat to come up with, none of these winners should get it.



100% agreed. None of them deserve it...
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Skorus Green Sparx Gems: 492
#26 Posted: 19:36:20 19/05/2014
Flip Wreck is what you'd get if Thumpback and Doomstone made a baby.
Bat Spin is what you'd get if Fright Rider and Roller Brawl had a baby
And High Five is Camo's and Swarm's baby.

I hate how most of the new Skylanders are really unoriginal, Food Fight for example looks like Trigger Happy, especially with the gun, but shoots fruit, a bit like Camo.
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GothamLord Yellow Sparx Gems: 1790
#27 Posted: 19:44:22 19/05/2014
All three are horrible name selections. It seems more like picking which of them is the least awful, rather than the best of the best. Did they seriously just pick these out of a hat? I saw better backstories/names listed just amid people on the boards here and other sites.
Dyno-Mite Ripto Gems: 92
#28 Posted: 19:47:31 19/05/2014
My personal reviews:
1. High Five: I don't understand the people calling him unoriginal, the only similarity with smilie is his leg structure and placement, he otherwise as a completely unique build and is designed to look like a dragon mixed with a dragonfly, as clearly evidenced by his wings. His name's okay, pretty bland and out-of-place though.
2. Flip Wreck: It's a crying shame that Flip Wreck and High Give can't make it, but it must be so. He is overall mediocre but has a slightly better name than High Five.
3. Bat Spin: Just...no.
Kiroq Gold Sparx Gems: 2328
#29 Posted: 20:37:28 19/05/2014
The only name I like is Flip Wreck the others are too boring and simple
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Nroc-Nuika Platinum Sparx Gems: 5209
#30 Posted: 20:47:20 19/05/2014
Bat Spin? Wow, that's poor.
Was Smoke Scream not an option?

Flip Wreck is pretty cool, though I prefer Throttle Nose.

High Five feels pretty throw away. Even Hive Five would have been more creative.
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SkylandersFan27 Blue Sparx Gems: 508
#31 Posted: 21:22:18 19/05/2014
Quote: Dyno-Mite
My personal reviews:
1. High Five: I don't understand the people calling him unoriginal, the only similarity with smilie is his leg structure and placement, he otherwise as a completely unique build and is designed to look like a dragon mixed with a dragonfly, as clearly evidenced by his wings. His name's okay, pretty bland and out-of-place though.
2. Flip Wreck: It's a crying shame that Flip Wreck and High Give can't make it, but it must be so. He is overall mediocre but has a slightly better name than High Five.
3. Bat Spin: Just...no.


Hive Give?
Hexin_Wishes Yellow Sparx Gems: 1522
#32 Posted: 21:25:15 19/05/2014
Quote: Nroc-Nuika

High Five feels pretty throw away. Even Hive Five would have been more creative.


or even further: Hive Fly

I can't believe you guys are voting for it though! 100k to someone for a name as weak "High Five"?
RadSpyro Gold Sparx Gems: 2007
#33 Posted: 21:27:56 19/05/2014
Quote: Hexin_Wishes
Quote: Nroc-Nuika

High Five feels pretty throw away. Even Hive Five would have been more creative.


or even further: Hive Fly

I can't believe you guys are voting for it though! 100k to someone for a name as weak "High Five"?

Honestly, I would not be surprised if people are voting based on their favorite design as opposed to their favorite name.
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Skybagel Gold Sparx Gems: 2092
#34 Posted: 21:45:49 19/05/2014
Omg guys new winner for a fourth Skylander

[User Posted Image]

Name: Gremlin Gun

Backstory: Gremlin Gun is a gremlin with a gun one day Cyclopes raided his village so he shot them with his gun. Eon made him a Skylander.

SWEET NOW I CAN LIVE MY ENTIRE LIFE WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR COLLEGE LOANS YEAH
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#35 Posted: 22:36:08 19/05/2014
Quote: RadSpyro
Quote: Hexin_Wishes
Quote: Nroc-Nuika

High Five feels pretty throw away. Even Hive Five would have been more creative.


or even further: Hive Fly

I can't believe you guys are voting for it though! 100k to someone for a name as weak "High Five"?

Honestly, I would not be surprised if people are voting based on their favorite design as opposed to their favorite name.


It's the way it should be, who honestly gets too fed up with a bad name? Design is more important, at least to me, as well as a Skylanders' character.
DragonDog Ripto Gems: 1798
#36 Posted: 22:46:45 19/05/2014
I hate Bat Spin. She is ugly and has the worst name ever.
Flip Wreck is a good name but his design looks to much like Thumpback.
High Five is a weird name....
reminds me of that little kid show me and my sister watched when we where 5. It was called High-Five.
but his character is pretty cute.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8957
#37 Posted: 23:05:27 19/05/2014
Between So Decent It's Meh,One Sentence Description and Name Is Not A Pun, I think there should be no competition to have High Five as the final fan 'lander. It's not even a competition between good and okay names,it's between the fact two of these visibly don't deserve the scholarship, and in Flip Wreck's case should be disqualified according to the rules.
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ExcitonKnight Gold Sparx Gems: 2668
#38 Posted: 23:07:06 19/05/2014
These names are awful and uninspired IMO, I could think of better names for the 3 of them

1. For Flip Wreck: Dolphender

2. For High Five: Dragonsect

3. For Bat Spin: Necronado

I will admit that these names aren't much better, but it can't get much worse.
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#39 Posted: 23:08:10 19/05/2014
Really? Such sad names.

My Keel Haul would've been tons of fun.
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#40 Posted: 23:09:44 19/05/2014
Quote: Psychomancer
Quote: Skybagel


EDIT: Wait, what? The winner receives an $100,000 scholarship!?

With these uncreative names and back stories that probably took three minutes flat to come up with, none of these winners should get it.



100% agreed. None of them deserve it...


Ikr, a $100,000 scholarship for bland names
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Windumup Emerald Sparx Gems: 3217
#41 Posted: 23:19:41 19/05/2014
High Five: >.< my name was way better then this trashy name. Also who entered this name, a 5 year old ?
Bat Spin: I shall repeat High Five's comment for this
Flip Wreck:

[User Posted Image]]
I"M OUT!
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newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3962
#42 Posted: 23:40:49 19/05/2014
Stop crying because you didn't win the contest, these names are perfectly fine.
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#43 Posted: 23:47:25 19/05/2014
Dear 5 year old who entered the horrid name "Bat Spin"

[User Posted Image]

i despise you.


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High Five and Flip Wreck are great.
Skybagel Gold Sparx Gems: 2092
#44 Posted: 00:03:46 20/05/2014
Quote: newkill
Stop crying because you didn't win the contest, these names are perfectly fine.



I didn't even enter though smilie
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ExcitonKnight Gold Sparx Gems: 2668
#45 Posted: 00:12:23 20/05/2014
Quote: Skybagel
Quote: newkill
Stop crying because you didn't win the contest, these names are perfectly fine.



I didn't even enter though smilie


Neither did I, We just think that these names are lackluster
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8957
#46 Posted: 00:24:01 20/05/2014
Quote: newkill
Stop crying because you didn't win the contest, these names are perfectly fine.


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


This person is getting 100k in scholarship if they win. That's not fine in any possible way, specially because it's against the judging guidelines: I see straightfoward, but I don't see creative, original, or fun.
Then again, according to the guidelines you had to type in the INSPIRATION for the name, not a backstory, and definately not a 1 sentence description.
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wgeorge111 Emerald Sparx Gems: 3774
#47 Posted: 00:31:02 20/05/2014
When did High Five name come along. Seems like it slipped from Hive Five to High Five. Read through the posts.

//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/viewposts.php?topic=99004
Slobbertooth123 Yellow Sparx Gems: 1470
#48 Posted: 00:52:30 20/05/2014
Well these names were made by 5 year olds. All exept for Flip Wreck but I'm still calling him porpadash. The other two unoriginal and it stinks to have uncreative names and backstories on some pretty cool designed skylanders.
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#49 Posted: 00:54:22 20/05/2014
I really like the dragonfly's name high 5 is the best of the three
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#50 Posted: 01:06:19 20/05/2014
The contest actually doesn't say what happens to the losers.
Only that 1 name for each would get chosen and put to poll, and the winner will have the name used in the game/merchandising/etc.
However the "vote for your hero" wording on the advertising sounds more like you're choosing the character, not a name for one of them. If this was the case, the voting would be heavily-skewed towards the design instead of name (the purpose of the contest).
So the losing might get an Activision-given name or something, we don't know. Best thing would be to ask someone at TFB for clarification.

The names are kinda... eh. Am I missing some kind of pun on Bat Spin?
Flip Wreck seems the most flexible choice. And the given bio has room to be turned into something creative instead of being unfitting towards the way the character is dressed or recycling a few existing bios.
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