Saturday, January 22, 2011

Zylie the Bear Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review Zylie the Bear.

About Zylie the Bear:
"Zylie is the toy I wish I could have had for my daughter when she was young. Sarah only liked playing with stuffed animals, but would see her sister Kate's doll clothes and want to dress up her teddy bear. So she'd stuff the bear into the doll clothes, and it all ended up looking ridiculous. I wondered then why there wasn't a toy that was cuddly like a teddy bear, but could be dressed and played with like a doll.
And from that idea Zylie was born. My son Matt and I have gone about creating a world of fun and adventure around Zylie, with a series of fun children's books that follow Zylie on her global travels, several fashionable new outfits for the bears, new friends like Shen the Panda, and most importantly, a strong role model for kids in the characters we create.
I hope that we have created the best possible play experience for the child in your life, but that process is never quite finished. Its been quite a journey so far, and we can't wait to see what's in store for us down the road!" Zylie The Bear Kit
price: $75.00
"Meet Zylie, the fun new teddy bear that's designed to be dressed and played with like a doll! She comes complete with her signature outfit, accessories, and the first book in her adventure series!
18" jointed bear with fashionable clothes and accessories
Comes with signature flounce top, skinny jeans and white coat
Kit also includes Zylie orange tote, complete with her map, diary and passport
First book in the Zylie adventure series included!"
Awards:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products 2010
Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year 2010
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 2010 - Rising Star
Parent's Choice Foundation "Approved"

What we thought: Both A and D loved Zylie:) Since we got this package in the mail, Zylie hasn't left 4 year old A's side. A loves writing in the mini diary and pretending she is travelling the world with her new sidekick. Zylie's clothes are cute and stylish and easy enough for A to take off and put on which is important for independent play. A has lots of dolls, but she has really taken much more of an interest in dressing up, playing with and just hanging out with Zylie. She is smitten for sure:) No more stuffing her poor stuffed animals into tiny baby doll clothes:) It is no wonder why Zylie has won so many awards! She is truly an awesome bear! Zylie would make a great gift for the child in your life who loves stuffed animals:) ABCD Diaries gives Zylie the Bear an A+!

Buy It: Find Zylie, her friend Shen and extended wardrobes for both at Zylie the Bear!!

Win It: One ABCD Diaries reader will win their very on Zylie the Bear!! To enter, sign up to follow our blog via GFC and comment below.

Extra Entries:
1.Subscribe to our RSS feed +2 entries...comment twice please
2.Sign up for the Zylie newsletter here (bottom left) +1 entry
3.Like Zylie the Bear on Facebook+1 entry
4.Like ABCD Diaries on Facebook+1 entry
5.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
6.Follow Zylie the Bear via Twitter +1 entry
7.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+1 entry per day(1 tweet/day)
8.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
9.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered

Giveaway ends Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a bear for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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