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NOW CLOSED: Would you & your children like to go to a Skylanders "Magical Morning" at Hamleys toy store in London & be an exclusive Skylanders Wii tester?

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Sep-11 10:04:33

Following the preview events held in Liverpool and London recently, we've been asked by Activision, the makers of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, to find 10 Mumsnetters to be Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Wii testers.

We're looking for eight MN testers (and their children) to go to an exclusive Skylanders Spyro's Adventure event at Hamleys toy store, London on Sunday 9th October. This special event, taking place between 9am & 11am is by invitation only with the store closed to the general public during this time. Event guests will enjoy a yummy buffet breakfast alongside a host of Skylanders themed magical activities, meet some very special guests and be one of the first to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure before it hits the shops.
(Please note the event may be filmed and photographed and the resulting collateral will potentially be used for international marketing).

We then invite these MNers to test the new Skylanders Spyro's Adventure game at home, add feedback on Mumsnet and make a short video with your review of the game.

As we appreciate not everyone will be able to make this date, an additonal two MN testers will be selected, who would like to take part in the game testing and video reviews, but are unable to attend the event.

About Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Here's what Activision say about the game "In Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, you can 'Bring Your Toys to Life' in a boldly innovative adventure game where players collect real-world interaction figures and transport them directly into the game using the mystical Portal of Power?. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure changes the way we look at toys and videogames, as well as how we interact with them by introducing action figures that become interaction figures and remember all of their dynamic experiences created in the game. The game is designed for children aged 7+"

If you are selected

If you are selected as a tester, and are able to attend the event, you will attend the Hamleys event with your children (with regret, max one adult and up to two children) and will receive a dedicated demonstration of Skylanders.

If you are unable to attend the event we will send you some information about the game via email.

The game launches on 14th October and on this day, all selected testers will be sent a game starter kit (worth £60) as well as a flip camera to record their feedback. We'll ask testers to answer some suggested questions to camera as well as film their children playing the game. We'd like you to test the game for a week and during this time film your review. We will then ask that you return the cameras - the film will be edited and then be used on the Skylanders pages on Mumsnet and possibly elsewhere (it will be hosted on YouTube) as well as for Activision marketing purposes. You will also need to add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet. Video reviews need to be done in the week after 14th October.

Everyone who is selected as a tester, adds their feedback to a thread on Mumsnet and records video feedback, will be able to keep the game starter kit and toy figures (worth £60).

Please only apply if you...
a) are able to attend the Hamleys press event on Sunday 9th October between 9am - 11am, OR live in the UK and are willing to test the game
b) have a Wii console
c) are around on 14th October to receive the game and in the following week to test it and make the video
d) are willing to make the video of your feedback and of your kids playing the game for online usage

If you have any questions, please do ask.

To sign up please add your details here

We will be in touch with selected testers and event attendees ASAP.


ruddynorah Thu 29-Sep-11 10:29:10

Nope. But mine would love the just dance jnrs game they're still waiting for from the last nintendo product test..

ThePosieParker Thu 29-Sep-11 10:43:36

Now, we can do that Sunday....after being selected before but could only go on the Saturday!!

ThePosieParker Thu 29-Sep-11 10:44:37

But if we're not selected, which is not the end of the world (as my father's in the country).....we would love to review.

GrownUpNow Thu 29-Sep-11 10:47:57

Ooooh, yes please.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Sep-11 10:49:29

ruddynorah - sorry - this one is nothing to do with Nintendo though.....

JeremyVile Thu 29-Sep-11 10:51:50

Ds LOVES Hamleys, he'd be over the moon with something like this, so, I'll chuck our hat in the ring!

Squiglettsmummy2bx Thu 29-Sep-11 11:36:19

My kids were looking at this game in my catalogue & added it to an already loooooonnnng Xmas list so this would be great for us grin

Tortoise Thu 29-Sep-11 12:05:14

DC would love to test the game. Shame wouldn't be able to get to the event, they would have loved that too.

Kbear Thu 29-Sep-11 13:01:51

Yes please smile - can go to Hamleys or test the game at home!

northernmonkey Thu 29-Sep-11 16:54:09

Hope I've filled the form out ok, I did it on my phone.
My dcs would LOVE to test this game!

Fimbo Thu 29-Sep-11 17:39:02

I can to or test at home. KB and i are best friends and everything now, so we would be awesome teamed up again together. grin

Fimbo Thu 29-Sep-11 17:39:44

KBear obviously see we are so tight we even have special nicknames grin.

grumpypants Thu 29-Sep-11 17:57:18

can we do it again, if we did nickelodeon? my two oldest would love to come back....

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 17:59:26

does your child have to be 7+ ?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Sep-11 20:19:28

The rating for the game is 7+ so I think so swallowed...sorry!
grumpypants - do apply but I will need to check on this....

poorbuthappy Thu 29-Sep-11 20:23:10

I also entered via my phone so would be grateful if you could check you've got my entry? Ta muchly.

grumpypants Thu 29-Sep-11 20:31:37

Thanks Ann, I will - kids thought it was great

, Would be great to have them try it without the novelty factor!

grumpypants Thu 29-Sep-11 20:41:37

Think I've done it! Mobile, so not sure!

Kbear Thu 29-Sep-11 20:53:43

Fimbo - do I know you???

Kbear Thu 29-Sep-11 20:54:02

mwah haw haw

TheLadyEvenstar Thu 29-Sep-11 21:01:21

awww shame I didn;t wait wink I DS's would love to go to hamleys.

mumatron Thu 29-Sep-11 22:20:56

well, seeing as I sulkily gave up my place on the other event, surely i should be an automatic choice for this one? no? grin

seriously though, dc would be thrilled to try out a new game. ds is planning on being a game developer when he grows up so he would be ideal to try this one out.

grumpypants Sun 02-Oct-11 11:55:58

anne - when do we found out about being picked hopefully ?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Oct-11 14:25:15

Emails have just gone out. So sorry if you are disappointed not to be chosen...we had quite a few volunteers.

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