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Teaming up to make autism awareness Skylanders Superchargers

This guest post is from Josh Taub, Senior Vice President of Skylanders Product Management. This post originally appeared here. Skylanders announced that they will ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness Month that you can read more about here.

For several years, it’s been my honor and pleasure to lead the Skylanders brand, where we work as a team to deliver new magical adventures and a legion of heroes to kids around the world.

Today I want to talk about another type of hero.  hese individuals also make a difference in their communities. Like so many superheroes before them, they are often misunderstood or teased because of their particular abilities. They see the world differently, and even though their surroundings can feel outright hostile to them at times, their very presence makes the world a better place to those special enough to know them and support them.

This year, together with Autism Speaks, we are proud to give these real-life superheroes a limited edition action figure line of their own – the Skylanders Power Blue crew for Skylanders SuperChargers.  Passionately created by our studio with the charity in mind and available in stores now, these four toys were made for some of our biggest fans in the world.  We hope our support for Autism Awareness Month and the Light It Up Blue program on April 2, 2016 reinforces our deep appreciation and gratitude for heroism in all its forms.

My team and I are very privileged to be able to create heroes for a living.  But to parents and loved ones who raise heroes, that’s something truly special.

See the reaction from people in our community about these new Skylanders Supercharger toys below!

Happy boy with his new skylanders especially as there for Autism awareness

 

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.