We just can’t give enough free toys away! We somehow managed to get through Comic Con and still had toys left over! But the one toy that we did run out of was our exclusive Skylanders Swap Force™ figures – an extremely popular giveaway today on Family Day at NYCC.
Joining Mega Bloks Hot Wheels and Halo, Mega Bloks Skylanders got its own focus and its own exclusive figure giveaways at Booth 1906 – synchronizing with the launch of the brand new Swap Force game, releasing today.
The figure is the first blind bag ever for Swap Force. It was an awesome micro-action figure Wash Buckler riding a wave of foamy water. All the figures can swap their tops with each other so it’s completely compatible with the rest of the Mega Bloks Skylanders Swap Force characters in the new construction line!
To celebrate the awesomeness that is Swap Force, we made an epic build with a never-before-made feature. The figure is Wash Buckler, whose weapon in the game is his bubble blaster. So why wouldn’t we include a working bubble machine inside his gun? We did! It was a big hit with fans all weekend.
And it’s no fun if Wash Buckler is the only one who gets to play with Skylanders weapons! So we had our Role Play line out for people to pose with. We saw some pretty great poses all weekend.
Of course we wanted to do something cool for the kids at Family Day, so we set up a super-popular Shoot The Sheep contest. Kids could fire the Trigger Happy dart gun from our Role Play line at block sheep on floating islands.
We started the day with some rules for winning exclusive t-shirts, but it quickly turned into ‘free t-shirts for anyone who plays!’ I guess we like making kids happy. Which is probably why we ran out of the Skylanders toys so quickly on Family Day…
So I guess that’s a pretty good conclusion to our goal of Comic Con: make people happy. I’ll tell you that it was pretty easy to do when your whole mission is ‘give away free stuff!’