Activision‘s Skylanders franchise, best-known for bringing physical toys to life, will take flight in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time. Fan-favorite Skylanders character Eruptor will join the collection of balloons at the parade. Eruptor hails from deep in the underground of a floating volcanic island that laughed his entire civilization to the surface after a massive eruption. He is known for being quite the hot head—steaming, fuming, and (literally) erupting over almost anything.


the final sketch of the Eruptor balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

To re-create Eruptor’s smoldering physique, artists used more than 40 gallons of florescent paint and five barrels of glitter. You and your little Skylanders fan can catch the broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in all time zones on NBC.

The newest game in the Skylanders franchise, Skylanders Trap Team, is now available at retail nationwide on Xbox 360 and Xbox One; PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4; Wii and Wii U; and a unique adventure is also available on Nintendo 3DS. Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console gaming experience on tablets, introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets.