I have never been to a Build A Bear store, or any other kind of shop where you go to the place and pay to make your very own stuffed animal. I have always thought they were too pricey, and to be honest, my boys never really liked them. I am not sure they catered to the styles my kids liked.
However, we were recently invited to make a toy at a website called Happy Toy Machine. I was skeptical, but we watched the video on this website and it made a believer out of me.
Then I looked up some their reviews of the company and noticed a trend. Most of the reviewers had young children and they were specifically commenting on how easy the website was for their young child to navigate with little or no help. My kids are older. Would they be interested??
I was happily surprised when my 13 year old was very interested in making his own plush toy. So he hopped on the computer and got busy. He loved it!! He loved the options of being able to choose colors, and body styles. He spent almost 30 minutes just designing the exact toy he wanted. The website is very easy to navigate, and he was able to change his mind (which he did often) and the website responded quickly. He chose to make a smushimal toy which is conical shaped. He could also have chose a plushling toy which has 12 different body styles to choose from.
The choices to design the toy are almost endless. For example there are over 50 choices for eyes, over 20 different kinds of noses, numerous mouth, eyebrows, and facial features such as mustaches, whiskers, freckles, and more! That is just the beginning. The body has features that can be added as well, such as zebra stripes, or dots, or even hearts.
Once the toy has been designed, you can name it, pick a hometown for it, and even give it favorite foods and hobbies! That is a COMPLETE package folks! I was totally impressed!
The price is right as well. You can create a plushling toy for as little as $15.00 (not including shipping charges). Or you can spend up to $50.00 if you want a larger toy.
And, if you are not in the mood to create one yourself, they even have some you can purchase that are premade. They are adorable as well. This company has it all, at an affordable price. AND it is not just for little kids. Teenagers and young adults love this site too! In fact, when my 13 year old’s toy arrived, the 16 year old thought it was awesome and wants to use the 15% coupon that arrived in the package to make his own Happy Toy Machine toy!!
You should definitely head over to Happy Toy Machine to create a loveable, huggable, adorable toy! You can also check them out on Facebook and on Twitter.
You can also WIN a Happy Toy Machine toy!! Happy Toy Machine has offered a coupon code for a free regular size toy and free shipping within the continental US for one lucky Coffee, Clutter and Chaos reader!
Thanks Happy Toy Machine!
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The product was provided free of charge for me to review. The opinions remain my own.
Disclosure* The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation..