Win A Skylanders Giants Hamper valued at R1200!

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Earlier this year, I blogged about the most revolutionary kids game, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures, which is a toy/game hybrid! You really do get to bring your Skylander toys to life inside the video game and it would seem that this game has been a massive hit amongst kids of all ages, including the kids *ahem*of the adult variety!

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So you can well imagine that the next generation Skylanders Giants has been eagerly anticipated by big and little kids around the world and today it officially launches here in South Africa! You can read the Girl Guides review of Skylanders Giants hereand see why they gave it a 90% rating! What it’s about: The Skylanders have, for thousands of years, guarded the Skylands, a magical world of floating islands. Now, an evil tyrant called Master Eon has succeeded in freezing all the Skylanders, and has banished them to Earth. This explains why all these Skylanders Characters are here! Players of the game, can place their Skylanders Figures onto a Portal of Power, which miraculously brings them back to life in the Skylands, in order to save their world. Players once again lead a team of heroic Skylanders in an all new adventure to save their world. Portal Masters will journey through new areas of Skylands, encountering new enemies, solving fun puzzles, overcoming different hazards and obstacles, and finding a variety of collectable rewards and treasure. What makes Skylander Giants bigger & better than it’s predecessor: Going Big: Skylanders Giants introduces eight new highly collectible figures that are twice the size of the main Skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form. Their in-game powers and abilities reflect their colossal scale. Please see character breakdown below. Bright Lights: Helping to further the real world magic of bringing toys to life, Skylanders Giants includes a set of characters that feature new lighting technology integrated into the toys, allowing the figure to light up when near or on the Portal of Power. These characters have additional in-game benefits as well. Batteries are not required. Brand New Skylanders: Eight new regular sized skylanders, each with their own unique powers, abilities, and personality, join the adventure alongside the Giants. Forward Compatibility: Every beloved character from Skylanders Spyro’sΒ Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact. Wider Worlds: Portal Masters will see all new arenas and more gameplay options in Battle Mode for exciting head-to-head play, as well as enhanced Elemental Zones, new Hero Challenges, and other features that encourage players to collect and level up every character. Skylanders Giants also features closer integration with Skylanders Spyro’s Universe the large online world that allows Portal Masters everywhere to greatly expand their Skylanders experience. Additionally, the game features new Hero Challenges, more Battle Mode gameplay, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and the Skylanders online universe What is most exciting of all is that Skylanders Giants is available on all gaming platforms bar PC (PS3, XBOX360, 3DS & Wii) but is also available on two new platforms – Wii U and most excitingly, Apple for all you iPad users! I have a great Skylanders Giants giveaway sponsored by Megarom Interactive – A Skylanders Giants starter pack on the platform of your choice valued at R800!

And a Skylanders Adventure case, which is the perfect accessory for storing all the collectable characters and is valued at R399!
Other awesome Skylanders Giants accessories, available instore now include the following:
Skylanders back pack!
Skylanders mini sling bag!
Skylanders zip case!
And the mother of all accessories – the Skylanders battle arena!
All you need do to win is leave a comment below telling me which gaming platform you’d like to win! Remember that you can choose from 3DS, XBOX360, PS3, Wii, Wii U & Apple!
For extra entries, share this link on Face Book remembering to tag The Blessed Barrenness in your Face Book update or tweet the link remembering to include me in your tweet – @SharonVW
Entries will close on Friday, 7th December at midday!
And………… go!
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  • Reply Ansa Eksteen

    my son loves Skylanders, he would love the one for PS3!

    November 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Evelynn Stoltz

    xBox360 pleeaaaaaaseeeeee ! ( that please was my son πŸ˜€ )

    November 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Lauren G

    OMW, this is such a cool giveaway! My boy would love it! Xbox 360 πŸ™‚

    November 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply cupcakemummy

    Okay the geek in me wants this but the mommy in me knows for a fact that Fysh would just die if this was under the tree for him. We don’t have a gaming consol but his uncle has a WII so will go with that πŸ˜›

    Going to tweet, FB etc!!!

    November 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Charlotte the Stiletto Mum

    ooohhhh can I win this please…. will have to check for which consol tho

    November 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    • Reply cupcakemummy

      dude if you win this again ima going to put you in a bottle and force you to enter all comps for me. you’re too much of lucky hahahahaha

      November 29, 2012 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Julia

    xbox 360!

    November 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Lizelle Goliath

    What an awesome giveaway!!! My boys will just love this:) I choose XBox360!!!

    November 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Tania

    This is on my son’s Christmas wish list for his Wii πŸ™‚

    November 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Imrah

    Wow!!! My sons would love this. PS3 please πŸ™‚
    Tweeted as well: ImrahA

    November 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply NickiD

    Luca discovered Skylanders in the latest Toys R Us catalog and is now OBSESSED! We’d LOVE to win with WII!!! πŸ™‚

    November 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply priscilla


    November 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Melanie Frantz

    I would really like a PS3 for my boys

    November 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply zirkea krige

    My son loves skylanders! He saw them when we visited australia and they were not yet in SA! He would like the one for the Wii please!!!!

    November 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Beth

    We don’t have any one of the different consoles to play on so if I had to choose it would be either wii or ps3 then maybe I could convice DW that we need a gaming console.

    November 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Ronelle

    Xbox 360 my boys will love it its is such a good giveaway wow I love it come poeple enter now u may be the winner good luck

    November 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Cecile

    I’ve been looking at what to give my preschooler this Christmas, this looks so much fun! Xbox 360 please for my family.

    November 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Ronelle

    The Xbox360 for my twin boys they will love it its such a great awesome give away wow

    November 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Lisa Veck

    My son lives breathes and eats Skylanders!! He would be the happiest munchkin if mommy could win him a Giants game for his Wii! (And Santa would have 1 less item on his list!)
    Thank you!

    November 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Zhameer

    PS3 for me please and i will give you all a kiss πŸ˜›

    November 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply POItjie

    Xbox 360 please!!!!!!!!

    November 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Derrick

    PS3 for my son, he’s finished the first game 4 or 5 times now and is edging for GIANTS

    November 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Khulani Ndlovu

    Awesome competition, Xbox 360 please!, Thank you!

    November 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Pandora

    For our brand new iPad, my early Christmas present! For this I will share it. Maybe.

    November 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply dhesh

    Xbox 360 please!

    November 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Anne

    either PS3 or the Wii My son would love this!!

    November 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Anne


    November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    PS3 πŸ™‚ Oh man, I’m going to be SO popular with my nephews if I win. Like, aunty of the millenium!

    November 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply kristi fraser

    Apple please, and to be completely honest, I want this for my husband, he would just die if i won this and put it under the tree, it would be the funniest home video ever, please please please

    November 29, 2012 at 2:50 am
  • Reply Amanda Harrison

    Xbox360!!!!! Looks awesome!!!!!

    November 29, 2012 at 9:34 am
  • Reply lameez

    Supa Awesum my boys crazy aabout skylanders πŸ˜€ 3D’s PleeeeeaZzzz!!

    November 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Kathy

    What a gigantic giveaway Shaz! My god-son would be so chuffed if I could win this prize for him for Christmas πŸ™‚ either the XBox or Apple would be AWESOME Thanks!!!

    November 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply tamara de bruto

    Xbox 360!!

    November 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Thinus Fraser

    Apple please-WOW WOW, what a prize, it must have taken some work getting this sponsored, well done.

    November 30, 2012 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Tatjanochka

    XBOX360 would be my choice, pretty please. Going to tweet also πŸ™‚

    November 30, 2012 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Adele

    What a fantastic giveaway, my nephew would love this for PS3

    November 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Jeanna

    Wii please!!

    November 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Jeanna


    November 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Brian Cipra

    XBOX 360! What an amazing bundle!!! Good luck everyone!

    December 1, 2012 at 2:43 am
  • Reply Thinus Fraser

    gotta love the suspense of this

    December 1, 2012 at 3:55 am
  • Reply Melissa C

    Wii plz! So exciting!

    December 1, 2012 at 4:48 am
  • Reply kerri

    Wii u for sure!

    December 1, 2012 at 5:34 am
  • Reply Kambrea

    I would like to enter for the Xbox 360 version.

    December 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    Would love PS3 gaming platform. Have tweeted and shared to facebook with competition link. @online61524

    December 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply elmien

    wanna win this one for my nephew, PS3 please!!! πŸ™‚

    December 3, 2012 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Terri

    Well im reallllllllly not fussy………… Wii or PS3 !!! πŸ˜€

    December 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Donovan

    Man! Ethan LOOOOVESS Skylanders. This would be a dream come true! (PS3 please)

    December 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply TJ

    PC please! For this *adult* kid!

    December 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Jaqui

    My son has been wanting one of these since they came out. He would be be side himself he was able to win this. He would like the Wii. Thanks so much.

    December 4, 2012 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Euginia Fortuin

    My boy would love the XBOX360!

    December 4, 2012 at 10:10 am
  • Reply mark smith

    PS3 please. Some good quality fun time for me and my son

    December 4, 2012 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Emy

    This would such an amazing Christmas present for the whole family! I WANT IT! And we would be needing the Wii version!

    December 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Dolores Phigeland

    My grandso loves chalenging games and this looks pretty interesting

    December 5, 2012 at 12:17 am
  • Reply Kim Sinclair

    PC for my grand children please

    December 5, 2012 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Andre van Tonder

    XBox 360 … The new giants are all my son can talk about at the moment …

    December 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply nick London

    Wii U, Skylanders where my kids favourite game. then they saw Giants. they would love this

    December 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    o no!!!!!!!we are still on PS2… sad…sad SAD!!! πŸ™ if i win i would choose the Skylanders back pack… tx!!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply etini mareko

    i would love this on ps3 please

    December 7, 2012 at 6:58 am
  • Reply Kim Sinclair

    Let me count the ways my grand babies would enjoy this, oh!! wait there is too many ways XBOX360, !

    December 7, 2012 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Andrea

    I would love anything…I have no idea how the game works…LOL

    December 7, 2012 at 10:36 am
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