The Skylander franchise has been around for a few years now totaling over $3 billion (£2.08 bn) and selling more than 250 million figures since the first game in 2011; not bad going for a game franchise barely reaching 5 years old.
Today, Activision has announced it has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish charity in creating a total of SEVEN exclusive toys for their newest game, Skylanders Superchargers. Activision are donating the figures to the charity who then intend on auctioning these rare collectibles to the highest bidder, with all the proceeds going towards funding the wishes to those children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world.
Each celeb has designed their very own SuperCharged car with the list including:
- Ben Collins (AKA “The Stig)
- Max Chilton (Formula 1 driver)
- Timo Glock (Race driver – previously F1)
- Joan Faggianelli (TV presenter – France)
- Gisela Pulido (Kite-surfing champion)
- St3pny (Youtuber)
- TheKing77 (Youtuber)
Former ‘Stig’ from Top Gear, Ben Collins: “As soon as I heard about this Skylanders activity I had to take part. Being a huge fan of racing and cars, I think Skylanders SuperChargers is really cool and I’m enjoying playing the game! It’s a great idea to raise money for a highly deserving cause, like Make-A-Wish®, and getting to customise my own SuperChargers car was awesome.”
British racing driver, Max Chilton: “I’m really excited to be working with Skylanders on this activity. I love racing in SuperChargers so getting to customise my own HotStreak vehicle was awesome! Make-A-Wish® is a wonderful cause that does amazing work with children, so I’m proud to be supporting them with this campaign. My very own customised SuperCharger will be up for auction so make sure you look out for it – all proceeds will be going towards this incredibly deserving cause.”
If you were interested in bagging yourself one of these rarities, make sure to check out the auction page HERE, though there is currently only Collins’ and Chilton’s designs available for purchase so make sure to keep eye on the others going on sale. Until then, here are some sneak-peaks at what to expect when they do become available.