Monday, January 24, 2011

Zylie the Bear Review and Giveaway

I remember playing with baby dolls, stuffed animals and teddy bears when I was a little girl.  They were some of my favorite toys, and I still have some of those same dolls and stuffed animals today.  Some of them I have passed along to my children while others are still kept in a safe place.


I was recently given the opportunity to review Zylie the Bear.  She happened to begin her adventure at our house on my daughter's 7th birthday.  It was perfect timing and put the biggest smile on my daughter's face.  She immediately took Zylie and off they went.


I found them a few minutes later, playing on my daughter's bed.  My daughter then introduced me to her new baby sister, Zylie!  Their connection and friendship was instantaneous! I'll admit that Zylie is simply adorable and I love her outfit.  She is soft and cuddly too.  


The first adventure my daughter and Zylie went on together was horseback riding.  My daughter has been writing in Zylie's journal each time they do something fun together.  I love toys that spark creativity and imagination with my children.



If you have a son, you will be happy to know that Zylie the Bear has a friend perfect for boys.  His name is Shen the Panda!  .



Zylie the Bear, the fun new teddy bear that's designed to be dressed and played with like a doll! She comes complete with her signature outfit, accessories, and the first book in her adventure series!
  • 18" jointed bear with fashionable clothes and accessories
  • Comes with signature flounce top, skinny jeans and white coat
  • Kit also includes Zylie orange tote, complete with her map, diary and passport
  • First book in the Zylie adventure series included!


Zylie's best friend from China, Shen the Panda, comes with an 18" plush Shen panda, in his green t-shirt, cool leather jacket and blue jeans. He also has his backpack, filled with his passport and, most importantly, his drumsticks.
  • 18" jointed bear with fashionable clothes and accessories
  • Comes with signature leather jacket, khakis and green tee-shirt
  • Kit also includes Shen's backpack with his passport and all-important drum sticks
  • Second book in the Zylie adventure series included!

The Adventures of Zylie the Bear has been given numerous awards:

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products 2010
  • Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year 2010
  • National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 2010 - Rising Star
  • Parent's Choice Foundation "Approved"

Zylie is an inquisitive 12-year-old girl from Manhattan who just happens to be a bear.  Her adventures take her around the globe, where she meets friends like Shen, a panda from China.

WIN IT:

 ONE lucky Being Frugal and Making it Work reader is going to receive either Zylie the Bear or Shen the Panda, winners choice!  (MSRP $75)

Mandatory Entry:

Tell me if you would choose Zylie or Shen and who you would give it to.




This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Monday February 14th

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, with the winner will be notified by e-mail. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. You can leave your email, or link to your blog site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, if there is no response another winner will be chosen.



**I received Zylie the Bear for the purpose of a review.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  The generous sponsor of this giveaway will mail the prize directly to the winner. 

A special thanks to The Adventures of Zylie team for this great review and giveaway opportunity!

186 comments:

**Ashley P** said...

i would choose Shen and give it to my son.
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Sabrinia said...

Oh I would give Shen to my daughter! She would love love it! She really isn't into dolls but loves stuffed animals so this is a fantastic idea, why didn't I think of it?! *wink*

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Kimberly said...

I think I might chose Shen. I would give her to my Granddaughter.

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would choose Shen the Panda and I would give it to my son.
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I would pick Zylie the Bear.

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jmajor4870 said...

i would pick Zylie and would give it to my granddaughter
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Lori said...

I follow you on GFC - found you on the hop! Please come see me! I want to win the bear too! LOL

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Kristen said...

I'd choose Zylie for my niece.

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Lola Bonita Photography said...

I would choose Shen and give it to my littlest dude, Rylan

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Jaime said...

I would pick Shen for my grandson
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Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I would pick Zylie and give him to my granddaughter Taylor!

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Jax said...

I would pick Shen...and give it to my nephew. (I do have 10 neices and nephews now).

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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I would choose Zlyie and give it to my cousin
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Genevieve said...

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Shannon said...

I would choose Shen the panda and give it to my son.
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polly said...

i would choose zylie the bear and it would be for my friend's daughter
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I would love to win Zylie for my daughter

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I'd pick Shen I think my son would love him =)

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I would choose Shen for my little man!

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I would choose Zylie for my daughter.

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Carole Spring said...

I would choose Zylie and give the bear to my granddaughter.
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Tabitha Lepine said...

I would choose Zylie for my 2 and a half year old daughter Layla, shes just hitting the stage were her dolls and stuffed animals are her world she would love this bear!!!

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