FurReal Friends… we have 3 of them! A Newborn Kitten, a Teacup Maltese Pup, and my personal favorite – Luv Cub Panda. FurReal Friends are the next best thing to having a real pet, since they move and make realistic animal sounds. I love that they come in all shapes and sizes, with something to fit every budget.
This past January, the National Zoo’s beloved baby panda, Tai Shan, left for his new home in China. Many kids across the DC area, including my two girls, were very sad about this and miss him greatly. Though it won’t take Tai-Shan’s place, Luv Cub Panda has helped keep pandas on their minds and allowed us to continue the conversation about endangered species and wildlife conservation. You can’t hold him and refrain from giving him a big hug! As you can see from the video below, the detail in the panda’s features is amazing, from his ears down to his paws! His eyes are a warm brown, his nose pink and rough, and his fur is soft and thick. Press his paw and he’ll make realistic bear sounds. He loves to play peek-a-boo and will even move his arms up to his face to cover his eyes. My daughters, especially 2-year-old MJ, just love him to pieces!
I appreciate that the sounds FurReal Friends make are realistic and not in any way irritating. I’d say the only downside to these toys is that they require batteries, which have a surprisingly long life. Also, every FurReal Friend I’ve encountered makes a bit of a robotic sound when it moves, but that’s to be expected. My kids don’t mind it at all. Watch this short video to see Luv Cub Panda and Newborn Kitten in action:
I know of two FurReal Friends that need new homes! Would you like to adopt Lulu, my Cuddlin’ Kitty? Leave a relevant comment and you’ll be entered to win one of two purr-fectly adorable kitties!
Best for children 4 years and up, Lulu My Cuddlin’ Kitty is an interactive, lovable plush electronic toy that magically “comes to life,” providing children with a realistic, nurturing animal experience. She licks her paws, cuddles, and meows in response to touch, just like an actual kitty! Lulu also opens and closes her eyes, moves her head, and rolls onto her back to have her tummy rubbed!
Whether you’re trying to teach your kids how to properly take care of a pet, can’t own one due to allergies, or your kids just love cats, this would make a heartwarming gift for any child!
If you can’t wait, and must have this kitty right now (I can be pretty persuasive, I know ;)), you can find her at most major toy retailers, including Amazon, Toys “R” Us, and on HasbroToyShop.com, for around $50.
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Hasbro provided me with complimentary samples in the past, and is now supplying the giveaway prizes. Contest ends May 5th, 2010 11:59 pm EST. US entries only, one person per household. Leave a separate comment per entry & a valid email address. Winners, chosen at random, have 3 days to claim their prize.
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