Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Toy Machine - Review and Giveaway

My kids are at the age where electronics are almost cooler than toys and stuffed animals.  The kids still keep and play with some stuff frequently, but it's usually the things that hold attached memories to them.   My son, Adam, recently created a custom plush toy from Happy Toy Machine, and it's near and dear to him because he developed it on his own, from start to finish.

Happy Toy Machine lets you create your own cool custom plush stuffed toy.  You can use the toy designer tools to design your own toy from body parts and facial features to text and decorations.  Or, you can skip the toy creator page and just purchase a plush toy from the toy gallery that other people have designed.

When you first start out creating a toy, you have the option to choose from a bear, puppy, cat, bunny, robot, monster, alien, cow, or surprise.  Adam went with the alien.  Younger kids may need help using the tools to design their own toy, but Adam needed very little assistance from me.  Once you choose which creature or animal you'd like to make, it's on to the fun part of customizing it to your liking.  Adam played around for quite a while, getting his alien juuuust right.  Once the body parts were exactly as he wanted, Adam used the color tool to make the alien and outfit with the colors he wanted.  He was even able to add his name to the front of the shirt.

If you want to play around and create your own plush toy, you can do it as many times as you want for free.  You can even save your design and share it with others.  You must log in to save your designs.  The toys from Happy Toy Machine are made of polyester plush fleece fabric and polyester fiber stuffing.  They are manufactured in the United States, and all of the fabric and stuffing material is non-toxic and child-safe. 

Once Adam received his final product, he was quite satisfied.  It came out exactly as he created it.  He said that he liked that he could make his own stuffed toy, exactly as he wanted it.  Although Adam doesn't play with his alien toy much, you can tell he has pride in it.  Everyone is under strict orders that they can't play with it because it's HIS creation and the toy lays atop his bed everyday.



Win It!

One person will win a gift card for a free regular size toy and free shipping from Happy Toy Machine to create their own custom plush.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA (no PO boxes).*

I received product for review using Mom Blog Society.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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20 comments:

eclairre said...

I would like a bunny!

Janet W. said...

I created a plush dog with dog head, tail, and big floppy ears.
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VickeC said...

I created a puppy with green an orange clothes,my 4 yr old grandson helped me

Christine Jessamine said...

i would do the cow with a square head

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Jeanna said...

I did a bunny! I like how you can use an array of colors & even add text! I named him Happy Guy and wrote my son's name on him! This is a cute website!

g8torgrrl said...

I created G8torpup - an homage to my fav UF Gators. ;)

bison61 said...

a blue puppy with a rainbow on chest with a happy smile and pointed eyebrows

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amanda hardesty said...

I would do an alien body with the spaceship logo in green and black or blue for my son
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Debbie P said...

I like the green monster with one eye. Thanks!

AStarrA said...

I know my daughter would use the dog and probably try to make it look like a werewolf since she loves them.

JoMoni10 said...

wow this is so cool! my son would love to make his own, i made one that was an alien, horns, bat wings, vampire teeth, and a tail. this is the coolest thing ever

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I would totally opt for the robot with a handlebar mustache with the little clock mechanics on it's chest :)

Thank you for this fun giveaway!

DEBIJOT said...

I love the robot. I painted it red.

ababe28 said...

I'd do the cat!

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pmj said...

cat with a black ring around it's eye and a star and a curled long tail.

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hollygunter said...

i made a bunny and put my daughter's name on it :)

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Amanda said...

i made a bunny with all features. my daughter would lvoe this.

*Brittany C* said...

Oh so fun!
I'd create a bear with wings, 3 eyes and an alien space ship on his shirt:) Too cool!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Megan said...

I would make an orange cat with a white star on his chest and white feet and hands!

alicia zirjacks said...

I would choose a pink bunny with a blue footprint on its chest