Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Tek Nek Toys Rockin' Rider Talking Plush Pony {Review & Giveaway}

Rockin' Rider logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Karen F!}

When it comes time to shop for children's toys, the category can feel huge and often overwhelming. Do you want something active? Something educational? Something imaginative? Having recently wandered the aisles of a large toy store, I was baffled at how to even begin to make a decision.

Fortunately, there are companies that have found a way to combine multiple aspects that kids love all into one product. Their items are fun, original, and can inspire children to play in a multitude of ways... all things that can be found from Tek Nek Toys.

Tek Nek ToysBased in Southlake Texas, Tek Nek Toys believes in the power of playtime and has been developing unique multifunctional toys that stimulate creativity and encourage interaction since 1997. When it comes to children's playtime, Tek Nek Toys creates products that provide learning and growth opportunities, as they strive to encourage children to become more imaginative, coordinated, and socialized.

With a goal of developing innovative, high quality toys that are built to last the longest in the playroom, I took one look at Tek Nek Toys' Rockin' Rider Plush Talking Pony and I knew that I was going to be hard-pressed to get it out of Little Sister B's hands, let alone the playroom.

Rockin' Rider Plush PonyAvailable in a variety of other colors and styles, the Rockin' Rider Talking Plush Pony is ideal for children ages 18 months and up (it has a weight limit of 65 pounds) and is America's top selling rocking pony.

And, really? With a laundry list of great features and such an adorable look, how could it not be?

Rockin Rider Plush Pony reviewMeasuring only 23.5"L x 10"W x 18"H, this isn't a huge toy by any means, but just the right size for any young horse fan. The soft, cuddly plush design is immediately eye-catching to kids (as well as adults), and I found myself drawn to running my hand on our horse's back and down its mane anytime I was near it.

Rockin' RiderWhen it comes to riding, the easy-grip handles are well-placed so that a child can get a good grasp on them and the plastic rocking base is sturdy enough to withstand years of rock, rock, rocking.

Rockin RiderBut as well as the looks, the Rockin' Rider Talking Plush Pony is far more entertaining than a traditional rocking horse in that it includes a moving mouth and multiple sound effects. Due to the included 3 AA batteries, our pony was talking, singing, whinnying, galloping and snorting right out of the box!

Simply press on the ear embroidered with a horse...

...and you're rewarded with a variety of realistic horse noises and the phrases "Let's go for a ride" and "I like it when you brush me."

Or, press on the ear embroidered with a music note...

...and the Plush Rocker breaks into song, singing "I'm a Little Pony," a cute tune that is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days.

Fortunately, Tek Nek Toys thought to include an easily-accessible battery pack that includes a parental volume control as well as an on/off switch for those times that you need a break from all of the "I'm a little pony, clippity clop, clippity clop..."

Little Sister B was amazed and thrilled with the Pink Pony's talking, singing and sounds, and even more at the whimsical way that it moved its mouth at the same time. What child wouldn't be delighted that their rocking horse is able to interact with them?

From the thick, soft, plush body to the realistic mane to the cheerful conversation, the Rockin' Rider Talking Plush Pony is able to provide the active movement of a rocking horse but with the technological advancements of a robotic friend.

Retailing for $60 at retail locations such as Toys 'R Us and online at Amazon, I think a Rockin' Rider would be a much-loved holiday gift for the 12-to-24-month old on your list. And, thanks to the generosity of Tek Nek Toys, one person will be able to see the joy in a child's face as they find a plush new pal under the tree this year, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of brown or pink
Talking Plush Rocker from Tek Nek Toys!


Rockin Rider giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Tek Nek Toys and tell me another of their amazingly fun items that you would like to own.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over and enter the Rockin' Rider Pony giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Rockin' Rider on Twitter, Like them on Facebook and/or Like Tek Nek Toys on Facebook.
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN a Rockin' Rider Talking Plush Pony (ARV $60)! Great gift for little ones! http://bit.ly/tLh5BH @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

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Giveaway will end on November 30th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to Tek Nek Toys for providing a Talking Plush Pony for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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J Schwartz said...

Starlight grow with me pony would be perfect my little princess :)

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Anissa said...

Hot Rod Chopper is cool.

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Sndrdee said...

I would also like to own the Sesamee Street items - like the Elmo FLy away with me. And, another cure rockin rider - the talking bull!
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Sndrdee said...

I entered the plush pony giveaway at a nut in a nutshell

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Heather McDougle said...

i like the us talking puzzle

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Heather McDougle said...

i entered at a nut in a nutshell

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Heather McDougle said...

i follow rockin rider on twiter

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im a follower

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im a subscriber by email

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im a fan on facebook

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Robyn said...

My son would love the fire fighter role play set!
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to have Elmo's Racing Rocker.

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BethElderton said...

The Fly with Elmo is so cute!
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I entered at A Nut in a Nutshell
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Jackie said...

I like the Honda quad that they have. My son loves to ride on grandpa's with him so I'm pretty sure he'd love one of his own.

Jackie said...

I follow via GFC.

Jackie said...

I entered at A Nut in a Nutshell too!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

My daughter would like the Fly with Elmo activity ride on toy. I love that the seat has storage and Elmo actually talks.

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'm also entered at A Nut in a Nutshell.
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Karen F said...

The hot rod chopper would be a hit at my house as well

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shirley fin said...

i'd love the honda atv

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Rochel S said...

I like the Role Play Set - Construction Crew

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shebebes said...

I LIKE THE Fly with Elmo, activity ride-on :)

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kyonac1 said...

I love the Honda ATV!

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Anonymous said...

I also like the Neighborhood Friends, 4-in-1 activity center.

Caroline

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Debi said...

I like Elmo's Racing Rocker
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mywildcrazyworld said...

WE would love the Hot Rod Chopper Trike
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mywildcrazyworld said...

following Rockin Rider on Twitter @myw1ldcrazylife

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I'm a facebook fan
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liked rocking Rider at facebook as Allyson Bossie
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Anonymous said...

I like the Tons of Fun Fire Station Push and Ride

Lanie said...

I like the Tons of Fun Fire Station Push and Ride

lanie said...

I entered the giveaway on Nut in a Nutshell

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I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted...

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kat said...

like the Glitter Girl Trike.
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enter the Rockin' Rider Pony giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell!
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Deal Dishin' Momma said...

"Starlight", grow-with-me pony

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Anonymous said...

This Gramma says that I would like one of their spring-horses! A Rockin' Rider! For the little bit older child. Had one when my kids were little. Wish I had hung onto it.

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Anonymous said...

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I entered the giveaway at Nut in a Nutshell!

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Lori A. said...

The Talking U.S. Puzzle would be great!
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Elizabeth Pyo said...

ABC Count with Me! :)

Jenny said...

The Deluxe Bull talking plush rocker is pretty cute!

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Elizabeth Pyo said...

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J. Cannon said...

I like the Push & Ride Tons of Fun Fire Station!
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Gloria Walshver said...

I'd like Elmo's Racing Rocker
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CAMWinters said...

I like Elmo's Racing Rocker. Charlotte

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I like Rockin Rider on facebook.
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Maija McKeown said...

Lucky the Spring Horse is great! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo.com

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Kristen said...

I like "Legend", the animated & talking plush spring horse.

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Laurel said...

I like the Hot Rod Chopper Trike.
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The Sleepy Dreamer said...

Plush Elephant Learning Animal is something I would like to own. My niece would learn so much from it.
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Cynthia K said...

My grandson would love the Honda Camo ATV!

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I entered the Rockin Rider giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell. :)

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