As promised, it’s time for fun summer toy reviews and giveaways!
I had to start with the latest from FurReal Friends – the Snuggimals – because of the overwhelming reaction my four year old had to this toy. The product arrived in a box along with other review items, yet he completely ignored the other toys in his quest to get this little guy out of the box. Within minutes the puppy had a name – Mr. Noah – and a bed made from my son’s favorite blanky. I was instructed to find a proper doggy daddy for this new little guy, and so we searched my son’s room for a stuffed animal dog with the right coloring. As you can see, Noah has quite the dog obsession. The evidence…
Once we found a match in the buddy Noah calls Soft Puppy, the three of them settled down for a nap. I heard rumors that the daddy dog was going to be taking Mr. Noah to the grocery store later and to run some errands. A dog that runs errands? I’m pretty sure that this new Snuggimals is going to remain a favorite toy in our family for a long time.
What I like best about Snuggimals: We have been fans of the FurReal pets for some time now, and the new Snuggimals are no exception. The soft fur, adorable features, and cute movements in response to a child’s touch are all endearing. I also like the size in particular of the Snuggimals. I will be writing more later this month about the importance of finding small toys due to our already crowded house, but this toy fits in perfectly with that theme as well. I also think that the price point is a nice fit for a small birthday treat, reward, gift from a grandparent during a visit, reason to save up money in the piggy bank, etc. With more than twenty different pets to choose from, kids will likely want to collect many Snuggimals!
What I’d love to see added to Snuggimals: While the tail wagging and head wiggling is adorable, I think it would be fun if future Snuggimals also moved forward, perhaps to chase a ball or fetch a bone? And all kids love to fit their animal friends with accessories. Maybe there will be Snuggimals beds and toys in the future?
Snuggimals are available at http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ and most major retailers. Each pet sold separately. Ages 4 years & up/Approx. retail price: $7.99
Product provided for review. One entry per person, please. Open to all US residents age 18 years and older. Contests ends June 18th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Winner will be chosen by random number draw and all decisions are final. Winners will receive vendors choice of Snuggimals, not necessarily the style mentioned in the winner entry.