Sunday, December 2, 2012

H is for Happy Toy Machine + Giveaway

 
H is for Happy Toy Machine

Website: http://www.happytoymachine.com/

Create Your Own Toy: http://www.happytoymachine.com/toy-builder.php?r=4cc

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Review by Lauren

sent a product for review, but all opinions are our own (giveaway sponsored by company)

Review: I have seen Happy Toy Machine around for awhile now so I knew I wanted to get in touch with them from the beginning. I am very lucky that they not only got back to me about being in the A to Z gift guide but that they were willing to offer a review item for myself and a giveaway item for the rest of you (and really, who doesn't like a nice giveaway?!)

Basically, I was given a gift code to go onto their website and create my toy. It's very easy. All you do is visit their website or go to this Create Your Toy direct link.



From here, you have some choices. You can decide to make a mixalot, a smushimal, or a plushling. The mixalots are the biggest and seem to offer more of a chance to personalize. This would make a great gift for an older child, especially one that could help create their own, personalized stuffed animal. The plushling are a bit smaller but still very cute! You can choose from a robot, animal, or more! The last item and the one I went with were the smushimals. These are the smallest stuffed animals and since my mom and I were creating a toy for my niece, we figured this would be the best option.

The smushimals are great because you get so many options for the base of your new "pet" from a bunny to a cat to even a lobster or a whale! They also offer spiders (among others) which would not be my thing at all, but if you have a little kid that loves the creepy-crawlys, now you know it's an option! My mom and I went with a cat as it's pretty cute and I figured it would suit a young girl!

Once you have chosen your stuffed animal, it gets really fun...and believe me, it takes some time, so make sure you don't try and create your item quick! Don't worry, it's easy to use. The time is because there are so many options and in my experience, my mom had a tough time deciding what designs she wanted for the cat and what colors everything should be (the colors definitely proved difficult to decide on. We just wanted it to be perfect!)

Before I go on, here's our final product-


As you can see, we decided on a green cat with blue for the feet, ears, and tail. You can pick different colors for the last three things, so it could be quite an eclectic mix of colors. We didn't want to do too much, but I think a kid helping to make this might want to go crazy, and why not? It's fun! We chose the typical cat face and made sure it had whiskers...and we even picked the girly eyes so it could be a female cat for my niece, and the cat has blue eyes just like Bella. Yes, her name is Bella, which is why you can see that white writing on the side with her name (we chose the white color). Awesome touch to this cat! You could also pick a fun design for the cat's back and we chose the filled in hearts, making them a simple red (but you could do a different color).


I wish I could have gotten a picture of my niece holding the cat, but unfortunately, she's an army brat and they don't live near enough to just stop by and get the picture. Regardless, I love this cat and I think she will enjoy it oh so much when she gets it this Christmas! I also wanted to mention that we chose the $5 extra for a super soft plush, and it's wonderful. Therefore, I'm not sure what it would feel like if you didn't have the soft plush, but I would recommend it because I couldn't stop "petting" the cat. It's ridiculously soft and I think that's even better for my niece since she's young.

Don't you just want your own adorable stuffed animal? Of course you do! So enter below, and be quick! This one ends soon so you can get your order out before Christmas orders stop!
 
Only open to the Continental U.S. (sorry, no P.O. boxes)
 


 
Giveaway ends Dec. 5 at Midnight...will be contacting winner on Dec. 6 so use an email you check often, so you have a few days to order!
 
The deadline for ordering gifts in time for delivery for the holidays is December 9.

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50 comments:

Candace said...

Oh man I definitely need to come back and enter this one! My kids would LOVE this! I MUST remember to come back when I get on the computer tomorrow. So cute!

Jessamine Dungo said...

That was a lot of fun. I named my dog with bunny ears heartsy wubsy. She is color dark pink with liht pink wings and hearts all over her body and she has bunny ears :)

Amber Cri said...

Love this idea. My kids had so much fun designing a toy for each other. Nathanbot by O and Oweebot 2 will be a huge hit under the Christmas tree.

Sara McManaway said...

What a fabulous idea! I made a can can canine...he i so darling!

sayjaymc @ gmail

Becky said...

My kids and I (DJ is 9 and June is 2) made a Spider Smushable and they named him Creepy! He has horns and wings, and is grey and black. They loved the process on the computer, and would be psyched to actually be able to make another one and receive it in the mail! Thanks for the chance to win:)

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

We made a whale!

kerri said...

We made a smushable cat !! How cute, I love this!

Lindsey Gain said...

I just spent WAY too much time creating an alien stuffed animal. My daughter would so love this!

Miranda Gonzalez said...

I made a purple and green butterfly named NaNa Fly for my daughter, with sleepy eyes and big red lips. My 1-year-old would love this!

Hilary said...

Created a black bunny with blue eyes and a white star on his body named Jiggles. My kids would love this, it's really cute!

Sam Stamp said...

Dragonpire part dragon, vampire and dog! He's blue and dark pink!

Ariana Martinez said...

We made a monster named C Cane (short for candy cane) He is very cute! My kids and I enjoyed creating him!

frecklefacecakes said...

i made a silly cat named mew, she is purple, pink and turquoise with leopard spots.

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

I created a cat with three eyes and monkey ears! LOL! His name is Herman.

Debbi said...

My son and I created a robot thing called Nathan H. It was great fun creating his creature, and he would be SO happy if we won! Thanks for the chance. :-)

Darlene webb said...

We made a cat mermaid and named it lucy. This was so fun and creative.

Beckee said...

I made a monster named POW. It was a lot of fun to do, and I think my kids would LOVE building their own toys!! This is an awesome site! I want to give all my kids like gift cards to build their own toy here for Christmas.

beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Made a cat and named it Sophie
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Raina said...

We built a smushimal spider and named her Squish.

Semi-Cranky Single Mom in Iowa said...

I made a dog named Hugs. It was very easy and after you get started you want to start over and keep experimenting.

Kemberley Crosswhite said...

we made a monster named rawr. it was fun. we spent entirely to long creating different creatures

MamaCasClark said...

I made a plush named BahBahGoat!! I wish it had the option for a beard. Otherwise it is going to make a great Christmas gift for my mother in law that raises pygora goats for their fiber.

Stephani King said...

I just spent forever enjoying the different looks:-) We created a monster named Kizzy:-)

MomLovesDeals said...

What a great idea! I made a Robert named Botty.

Laura said...

I created a toy that we named Fun-Z. I thought this was a lot of fun - great for kids to be able to create something!

Audrey Griffis said...

we made sir hops a lot how fun these are great i love to create new ones :)

walk9 said...

I made a monster named George- cute ideas to create.

Jennifer Clay said...

We made a puppy dog name Ruff. I think this site is cute and fun!

Stephanie said...

made a kitty named kitty loved it kids would love this!

Maria K said...

I made a monster named John2005. It was fun.

Amy V said...

we made a robot and named it 'bobby'...pretty fun process!

8ntiaqt said...

My son helped me create a robot named lalalala. He picked out the name and loved creating the toy!!

Illusional said...

I made a pretty purple kitty named Violeta! She's sooo cute.

Kimberly said...

I have ordered from Happy Toy Machine before and was highly impressed. I made a dog named Eloise for my daughter.
http://www.happytoymachine.com/pages/Eloise-custom-plush-toy-created-by-kirbycolby.php?g=tb
I'd love to win and make a matching one for my niece.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

dolittleacres said...

My son and I made a mean looking cat that we named Happy! What an awesome site!

Heather Wone said...

My daughter and I made a puppy, she really enjoyed designing it!

ape2016 said...

I made a cute butterfly named Zinga. I think these are such a great idea.

april yedinak

Wendy Rozema said...

my son & I made a bird! - Very Cute!! His name was "Red Bird"

Emi Pearce said...

I made a dog named Puppy but my daughters would enjoy doing these far more than I did.

msleyh said...

I made a bear named lizzy was so much fun and my kiddos would love playing with this:)

Adrianne B said...

This is neat! I made a Lobsterina. A lobster ballerina. What a crazy concept! adriannebraun@yahoo.com

Nichole Bentley said...

My son loved doing this! We made a Whale named Wally :)

blew415 said...

Super cute!! It reminds me of Pet Society on FB- love it!

1955nurse said...

Adorable! I made "Shoofly" the one-eyed monster for my Grandson!!!(HollyC) Thanks for the chance....

Candace said...

Okay, I made a pink plushable butterfly for my daughter Phaedra!

Danikatsouros said...

I made one called Zimbabwe. I love Happy Toy Machine!!!



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cassandra said...

My little fella was named Iggy! I think this is a great invention!
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s said...

I made a smushimals winged tan puppy name Super Pepsi that lived on Planet plush.
Too cute.

Teh Doll said...

Boo he was a little batty rabbit.

Lisa R said...

Landshark...very cool

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