Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Xia-Xia Shell Party - Review and Giveaway

Easter is quickly approaching and that means one thing in kids' minds:  Easter egg hunts!  As kids grab their baskets and spring into the egg-hunting competition, surprise your little ones by adding their favorite toy, Xia-Xia, to your Easter egg hunt.  For those not in the know, Xia-Xia are robotic hermit crabs with collectible, interchangeable shells.  Open the Xia-Xia shells and kids can find little friends hidden inside.

MomSelect was kind enough to allow me to have a Xia-Xia Shell Party.  I received a party kit with four Xia-Xia hermit crabs, Xia-Xia shells, plastic Easter eggs, and Jolly Ranchers candy.  Emma and  Juliann were giggles and grins as they searched the yard for the hidden plastic eggs with special surprises inside.  Once the hunt was over, they came inside to see what was in each egg.

Xia-Xia were not new to Emma and Juliann.  They had heard about the toy hermit crabs before.  However, they didn't own any until after the Easter egg hunt and were thrilled to play with them.  Each Xia-Xia comes in cute plastic packaging with strings.  The package almost resembles a purse.  Xia-Xia come in different colors, with their own names and characteristics.  Turks was the girls' favorite, with her pink color and hearts on her claws. 

The bottom of each Xia-Xia has a power button to turn on and off.  Once they're turned on and set on a flat surface, the toy hermit crabs skitter about.  They're fun to watch move around.  The shells of each Xia-Xia come off and can be replaced with a different shell.  With each shell is special surprises hidden inside.  The surprises inside each shell are very small so I wouldn't recommend a younger child playing with them.  It's also advisable to keep Xia-Xia toys away from  hair as it can become entangled if the power switch is on.

While the girls played with their Xia-Xia they munched on some Springtime Snack Mix that I made.    Here's the recipe for this delicious, easy-to-make snack:

Ingredients
10 cups popped popcorn
1 (16 oz) bag chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) jar peanuts
1 cup raisins
5 cups mini pretzels

Direction
Mix popcorn, chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins and pretzels together.

I had as much fun as Juliann and Emma with our Xia-Xia Shell Party.  They had fun hunting for Easter eggs and playing with their Xia-Xia pets.  Juliann and Emma hope that more Xia-Xia are added to the product line so they can keep adding to their collection and playing with them.

Win It!

One person will win a Xia-Xia Easter basket with a Xia-Xia hermit crab character, an additional shell, and Jolly Ranchers candy.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*


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60 comments:

ReadyOrNot said...

My daughter and I think that Tobago is the cutest one!

BethElderton said...

I like cute little Turks
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ape2016 said...

My daughter says Turks!
april yedinak

tawndam said...

Bimini!

Janet W. said...

I like Trinidad.
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sandy1955 said...

I like Turks
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Amy said...

These are too cute and my almost 3 -year old daughter would love to find one in her Easter basket! I think Bimini is the cutest! amy.bizzarri @ gmail.com

VickeC said...

Bimini

eclairre said...

Trinidad! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

katychick said...

my kids would like turks
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rubynreba said...

We like Tobago

Audra Weathers said...

My favorite is the purple Bimini.

Gina said...

The Turks is super cute!!

katja9_10 said...

My daughter likes Bimini.

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite is Tobago.
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kathy brower said...

my 2yo likes Turks.

s said...

Trinidad

Anonymous said...

Bimini
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aperry said...

Trinidad

leanne_mac said...

Bimini

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longsgl said...

Bimini is cute.

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Edohpa said...

Tobago for sure

Shannon said...

my favorite is Turks

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bison61 said...

I like Turks

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Deb K said...

Turks is our favorite

Abbe said...

Bimini is so adorable!

Catie said...

I love Tobago!

freddie said...

I like Turks. dwelchert@yahoo.com

debijackson said...

cute little turks

ababe28 said...

I like Turks

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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is Bimini.
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jakiesmom said...

i like tobago
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Amanda said...

turks

Christine Jessamine said...

i love bimini

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Natalie A. said...

I like Bimini! Thanks!

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

Bimini!

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Anne N. said...

I like Turks.

phxbne said...

Tobago

Karine Traverse said...

Bimini is adorable

Kathy said...

I like Turks

Dolly said...

I like Bimini...

Danielle Davis/Grady said...

Tobago!
Thank you!
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Sherrie Cruson said...

My granddaughter likes Bimini.

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I like Bimini.

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Daph said...

Trinidad hee hee
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mframe said...

I like Turks
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Jackie said...

Bimini is my favorite.
Thanks!

lisa said...

Turks

pmj said...

tobago

Tracy said...

Tobago
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coriwestphal said...

I think Tobago with the Shell 0811 would be very cute!

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Rachel said...

My son would love Tobago
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frenchtoastie said...

my son's favorite character and mine too would have to be tobago :)

Elaina Wright

ReggieMann said...

My favorite is Tobago he is so cute!!

Mom Caboodle said...

I like Turks!!

Madeline Brubaker said...

I like Bimini.

Wise Owl Designs said...

We love Turks

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Jessica T. said...

I would have to pick Turks.

Tylerpants said...

Tobaggo is a cutie! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Erika P. said...

Bimini is my favorite.