Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sometimes there's a stuffed animal or doll that makes it past the first few initial days of play. Zylie the Bear and Shen the Panda, two world travelling bears, fit that category for my younger kids.
The Zylie the Bear Kit comes with an 18" plush bear dressed in a flounce top, white jacket, and skinny jeans. Also included is a bag with passport, map, and diary. The first Zylie adventure series book, The Adventures of Zylie the Bear: New York, comes with it.
Shen the Panda is Zylie's traveling companion. The Shen the Panda Kit comes with an 18" jointed bear dressed in a green t-shirt, leather jacket, and khakis. Accessories included are a backpack with passport and drumsticks. The second book in the series, The Adventures of Zylie the Bear: China, comes with it.
Co-founders Mary Beth Finton and Matt McCarty created Zylie the Bear with the idea to create a world of fun and adventure around Zylie.
As soon as you open the box, you know there's more than just an ordinary teddy bear inside. From head to toe, these bears are dressed to the nines in clothing that's excellently made. The stitching and detail of their outfits surpasses a lot of doll clothes I've come across. The bears themselves are made with first-rate quality. The books that come with the bears are quick reads that take your child into the global adventures of Zylie and Shen.
Adam latched on to Shen the Panda and says "This bear is super cool and fun to play with. It's for kids my age. I really like his backpack and drumsticks. He looks rockin'."
The company is fairly new and has plans to expand its line. Eventually, with the unique passport numbers included with the bears, children will be able to sign on to Zylie's unique website. My kids are excited to see what that's about and what it will bring.
Right now Zylie the Bear has three extra Outfit Packs that can be purchased to change her look and Shen the Panda has one. If new books, bear friends, or outfits continue being added I can imagine that Zylie the Bear will be a company with endless possibilities and growth.
Zylie the Bear and Shen the Panda are a little more expensive than your ordinary dolls or bears, but these are companions that your children will more than likely play with for quite a while and maybe even consider a collectible.
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