July 23, 2012

Happy Toy Machine Mix-A-Lots and Smushimals

If you don't have a 10 month old boy, a 3 year old girl, or a 6 year old girl, no worries - I still have the perfect gift idea for you.

You need to check out Happy Toy Machine where you can design and create your own stuffed animals.

To begin all you have to do is go to the website, and click create a toy.  Then decide if you want to go with one of their traditional mix-a-lots, or one of their brand new smushimals.  From their, the customization options are endless. 

I guess that's technically not true.  If you want to be accurate, the options aren't really "endless".  With over 120 facial features, 40+ body parts, 50+ body decorations, and numerous colors to choose from, there are only about a quadrillion possible combinations - not endless.

My girls can spend hours creating new characters.  They love to design and color coordinate new friends.  Here are some of their favorite creations. 

They are kind of weird looking, but completely fun and unique.  For extra personality, you can even add a birthplace and pick some of the character's favorite things.

As fun as it is to just sit down and make new characters, the girls and I were really curious to see what a finished stuffed animal looked like.  So I had them sit down together and gave them the task of designing the perfect toy for Co.  After a lot of deliberation, they finally came up with this creepy Robot Monster.

He looked pretty awesome, but how would that translate into an actual stuffed animal? 

When the box came in the mail my girls were so excited.  They took him out and said, "That's the coolest thing I've ever seen."

The only problem with my toy was that his red fluffy tail had been left off.  I wouldn't have noticed, but after saying how awesome it was, Kik said, "but where is his tail?"  When I brought the mistake to the attention of customer service they offered to pay for me to have the toy shipped back so it could be fixed.  I opted not to, but was grateful that they offered. 

To Buy - The RoboMonster looks really great.  The people at Happy Toy Machine did a great job bringing my kids vision to life.  

It's completely free to create and save as many toys as you want.  When you add a toy to your shopping cart, you will get to pick the size toy you want. For our "Mixalots" family of toys, regular-size toys (11-15 inches tall) are $34.99 and large-size toys (20-24 inches tall) are $49.99. For our "Smushimals" family of toys, regular-size toys are $29.99 and large toys are $49.99. In both cases, this includes any body parts, shapes, or colors you choose for your toy, and any embroidered features (eyes, nose, mouth, patterns, etc.) and decorations that you want to put on your toy - these are all included in the price.

For more info and fun contests, you can also find Happy Toy Machine on Facebook.

I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.

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