Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Interactive Stuffed Animal That Does It All: Teddy Tank {Review & Giveaway}

I often think that life would be so much more simple if products were all so much more multifunctional. After all, it's convenient for me that my printer also scans and faxes, so doesn't it make sense that it would also be helpful if my refrigerator could mop the floor and my television could iron my clothes?

When it comes to children's products, I think that nearly all parents would agree that anytime three individual items can be replaced with a single one, that it is a great invention. Not only would it save time and money, wouldn't you pick a pair of shoes that could also be boots and slippers over those that couldn't?

Which is why when I was introduced to Teddy Tanks, the unique concept caught my attention right away. When it comes to fun, interactive, innovative, multitasking must-haves for kids, these cuddly pals are the way to go!

Teddy Tanks

A combination of a plush animal, Betta Fish tank, nightlight and so much more, Teddy Tanks are able to provide comfort, security and friendship all in one. When was the last time you saw a stuffed animal that could be customized to your child's liking while housing a fish and speaking words of encouragement?

As much as I was interested in seeing Teddy Tanks on their website, as soon as Big Sister E and Little Sister B caught sight of them, they were instantly hooked. After looking over all of the adorable animal options, we were equally as impressed with the cute bows, colorful gravel and more. I love that Teddy Tanks allows kids to really personalize their new friend to their liking!

Every day after having seen Teddy Tanks online, my girls asked about their arrival. Every. Day. When the box showed up, they were over the moon to see their Elephant and Penguin (and surprise Chocolate Brown Teddy Bear) in person.

Teddy Tank review

These couldn't be cuter! Each Premium 8pc Package comes with everything you need to put these Teddy Tanks to use right out of the box: the 18" plush animal body, voice recorder, 1 gallon plastic bowl, LED nightlight with AAA batteries, acrylic gravel, Original Teddy Tank Bow, fish net and a decorative plant.

As a bonus, for a limited time you can take advantage of the coupon on TeddyTank.com and also receive a free bow package, acrylic gravel, fish food and dechlorinator!

Teddy Tanks review

Set up for the Teddy Tank couldn't be much easier. The bowl is easily removed from the animal body (it is recommended to fill it ¾ full with room temperature water and use dechlorinator when using as a fish tank) and can just as easily be reinserted by using two hands to stretch the head into place on top.

Teddy Tank animals

When it comes time for your child to use their Teddy Tank, the sky is the limit and their imagination can turn this comforting pal into just about anything. Fill it with coins as a piggy bank, jewelry as a jewelry box, gumballs as a candy bowl, artificial flowers as a vase, art supplies as a craft container, small stones to house a rock collection... and, of course, fish as a unique fish tank.

The company includes clear instructions, great tips and an informative video for how to prepare your tank and care for a fish (I love that you can feed your fish right through your Teddy Tank's mouth!), an experience that children of all ages are sure to enjoy while learning all about responsibility.

kids fish tank

Along with the practical uses of Teddy Tanks, I love the small details that have been included to make these even more special.

First, the fun accessories. The acrylic gravel comes in a rainbow of fun colors and a package of four bows can be purchased in solid colors, flowers, polka dots, sports images and more. While the gravel is perfect for livening up the inside of the tank, the bows can be used interchangeably on the front of the animal as a bow tie or by both ears as hair bows.

Teddy Tanks accessories

Second, the nightlight. This small, unassuming LED light sits in its own designated pocket on the bottom of the animal's head, so it is easily reachable through the back to turn on and off and gives a great glow to the tank.

While it is recommended to turn the light off during the day (both to conserve batteries and to let the fish inside get some sleep), the soft light is just right for a nightlight to make a child feel secure and sleep soundly.

Teddy Tank nightlight

Third, the voice recorder. My girls have gotten a HUGE kick out of being able to press on one ear to record a 10 second message and then on the other ear to play it back. They record themselves, each other, me, my husband, the television — pretty much anything and everything! And each time they giggle over hearing the voice played back!

As well as for fun, the voice recorder could also be used to send a special message to your child or record an "I love you" for when you will be out of town. Just hearing a familiar voice and a sweet sentiment is sure to make any child even happier to have their Teddy Tank nearby.

Teddy Tank voice recorder

While we have yet to bring home a Betta Fish to truly give our Teddy Tanks the full effect, they have still been a big hit since they arrived. The ability to turn separate product concepts into one cute, lovable, safe, decorative buddy is unique and fun and my girls are constantly coming up with new ways to interact, care for, and play with their Teddy Tanks.

If and when we do decide to include a pet in the future, I have no doubt that these animals will turn the responsibility and learning into an even better experience that won't soon be forgotten.

Teddy Tank love

A Teddy Tank Premium 8pc Package retails for $39.99 (plus shipping) and extra accessories can be purchased separately. The company even offers the ability to purchase interchangeable plush animal bodies (which come with the voice recorder) for only $19.99, so kids can take turns switching their plush pal from one to the next!

Be sure to visit TeddyTank.com to find out much more about these innovative stuffed friends and to make a purchase (select items are also available on Amazon). You can also connect with Teddy Tanks on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the latest news, updates and information.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon bring home a fun and unique pal as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Premium 8pc Package from Teddy Tank!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Teddy Tank for providing Teddy Tanks and accessories for me to review as well as a Premium 8pc Package 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.

172 comments:

Teddy Tank said...

"Tanks" so much for reviewing the Teddy Tank. Your review is amazing and we are so happy that your kids enjoyed the Teddy Tanks!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Penguin one.

wigget said...

i want the giraffe

Nicole said...

the frog would be perfect for my son!

VJ ~ vantalee said...

The Lion Teddy :)

kyonac1 said...

I love the dog.

marymichelotti said...

I love the Panda!

Chris said...

OMGosh this is TOO cute!

I have to choose just one as my favorite? But... I love the honey gold bear, the monkey or chocolate brown bear or dog would fit in with his room theme. Sigh, too much adorableness!

Denise said...

I like the frog and the penguin!
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john said...

PENQUIN TEDDY TANK

aperry said...

frog teddy tank

katychick said...

i like the pig
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Kelly R. said...

I would like Teddy Tank!

Hoa said...

I like the lion teddy tank.

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Kimberly said...

Love the Panda
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Dreams Do Come True said...

love the Giraffe

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jamie tucker said...

the monkey

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like Panda

SueZH said...

I like the Pearl White Bear

ann said...

i like the panda teddy tank best

Bethany C. said...

I like the elephant.

Jessica said...

I like the penguin.

amy beth marantino said...

I like the Pearl White Teddy Bear

Stephanie said...

I like the Frog Teddy Tank the best.

Jenny Stanek said...

Pig Teddy!

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nickieisis3 said...

I like the Penguin one.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Lion teddy
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Jodi Kershuk said...

I like the Elephant Teddy Tank.

MamaStace said...

My fav is either the penguin or the frog

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HOA143 said...

I Like The Monkey

Christine Jensen said...

I really like the Lion!

Terra H. said...

My fave is the Frog Teddy Tank. Thanks.
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Brooke T said...

Elephant

Carrie Phelps said...

So cute! I like the Pearl White Bear.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I like the Frog.
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kellyr78 said...

I love the dog teddy tank
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fancygrlnancy said...

elephant (nancy partin)

wildcat32 said...

My favorite is the Giraffe, it is so cute!

chris z said...

i like the penguin

Country Cookin' Mama said...

I love the dog and so would my kids!

Ledford Land said...

We like the froggy!

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Sarah Hall said...

I would love to have Panda Teddy Tank.

sa9603 said...

love the monkey tank

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mogrill said...

I like the frog.
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Pam Flynn said...

I love the giraffe

debbie taylor said...

I love the chocolate brown bear!
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Jenn Kitty said...

Unless this tank holds a minimum of 1 gallon of water, it would be cruel to put any type of fish or other aquatic animal in it - so please don't promote it as such. :( Otherwise, it seems like a very cute product.

Jenn Irving said...

the elephant teddy tank!!!

sherylssg said...

I like the Elephant.

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lisa moore said...

Grandson still love teddy bears.

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Frog Teddy Tank.

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Nancy Brumfield said...

My kids would love the monkey!

carol roberts said...

the elephant

carol roberts said...

the frog

Tracey said...

I ike the elephant.
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Debra Guillen said...

Panda Teddy

ivy arrington said...

Oh they are too cute my daughter loves the pig.

Danielle Davis/Grady said...

Honey Gold Bear! :)
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Jennifer said...

I like the frog!

freddie said...

My favorite is the Honey Gold Bear Teddy Tank. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Kendal said...

I like the penguin one.

Sherry Conrad said...

I like the penguin.

Charlotte V. said...

I like the Monkey Teddy Tank!

Anonymous said...

Penguin Teddy Tank looked pretty fun rkmarsh at aol dot com

Unknown said...

I love the dog

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Anonymous said...

I love the dog.

Daisy said...

i like the Elephant

Mrs. Bacon said...

The elephant
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Diana Stanhope said...

I love the dog tank! These are so adorable.

Trasina said...

LOVE the Pearl White bear and OMG these are tooooo cute!!

Cserafini said...

Love the monkey!

Karen F said...

can't decide between the frog and the giraffe

Tiffany Overton said...

WOW!! How adorable! My son would absolutely love one of these and he would pick the Elephant! He loves Elephants!
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Alicia said...

These are so cute! I like the penguin and the giraffe!
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LStewart said...

They are all very very cute but Penguins seem to rule our home. Personally I like the Frog. Maybe I could take him to the office with me :)

LaurKnotter said...

Penguin!

LeeAnn said...

My favorite is the penguin. My second favorite is the elephant. For realz. But just so you believe that I visited the site, I'll say that my third favorite is the dog. LOL

Robert Pyszk said...

The Panda Teddy Tank is cute

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Peguin is the cutest.

enizete said...

I love the Honey Gold Bear....it's sooooo cute!

Laura Miller said...

I like them all! I think I would choose the Frog!

BeccaP said...

I would love the Frog! My daughter would name it Zeke, of course!

laurasloves said...

I love the Panda.
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Amanda Leach said...

Penguin!

Tabitha said...

I love the dog teddy tank.
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Karry said...

Monkey teddy tank is adorable

darce said...

Penguin Teddy tank!!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The Penguin
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garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

polly said...

love the elephant and monkey!

Heidi said...

I like the Honey Gold Bear tank. Thanks.
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Dave said...

the penguin one

mahnrafjtb said...

They are all cute. I really like the penguin but the elephant is adorable too and the giraffe.
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Cassandra Eastman said...

I like the Giraffe!

A. Truckenmiller said...

I like the Elephant

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the pig tank!

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Rgarden7 said...

I like the frog.

julie c said...

Hands down the elephant !! SO CUTE

skyrobinson said...

I like the Elephant.

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Lena said...

I love the lion!

Chelsea said...

The dog teddy tank is super cute

dario moniz said...

we like the frog teddy tank

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Allison Lancaster said...

Giraffe is my favorite!

Tamar said...

I really love the Giraffe :) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I personally like the elephant.
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Diane Zielinski said...

I think the elephant is nice.

lilyk said...

I love the Panda Teddy Tank!

rookieabh said...

I like the giraffe but I'm sure my boys would like the elephant better :)

Betty Wojnar said...

I really like the elephant

TCMS Cooper said...

penguin

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Anonymous said...

dark bear mamotts

Julie said...

love pig teddy

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Les Galloway said...

I like the penguin ... and the giraffe

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Gina said...

I love the frog & the penguin.

Dolphins Chaser said...

I love the Monkey Teddy Tank. These are so adorable!

JENNi said...

I love the Giraffe!!

Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!
Jenni

Gretchen said...

I love Elephant Teddy Tank

Mellanhead said...

the monkey

sarah c said...

I'd love the monkey
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natalia ryjova said...

the panda is cute
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Anonymous said...

Chocolate Brown Bear teddy tank.
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the panda

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Cjnedrow said...

I like the Pearl White Bear Teddy Tank!
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micheal dale grim said...

they are all cute but i would choose the panda!!!

Brooke Adametz said...

I love the panda! This is one of the neatest things I've ever seen!

bill elliott said...

I like the Golden Honey Bear

HollenAngi said...

I'd love the frog.

ltlbitone said...

I like the Giraffe..

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Karen said...

The Frog Teddy Tank

Teresa Thompson said...

Monkey Teddy Tank.

Anonymous said...

I like both frog and the penguin.
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tamtam said...

the panda!!

Gates family said...

I like the Giraffe

paige said...

I love the frog

Theresa said...

The Giraffe is my favorite!!

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skipthelaundry said...

We like the Penguin the best.
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Vera said...

love the penguin

Gianna said...

Dog teddy tank.

Familyof5 said...

I like Penguin Teddy Tank

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Jammie Morey said...

Love them all penguin is my favorite though

MELINA said...

like Frog Teddy Tank

WWillows6 said...

My favorite is the Penquin Teddy Tank!

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willdebbie said...

I think the Penquin Teddy Tank! is adorable. Too bad they did not have a house cat...my daughters favorite
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Teresa H. said...

My favorite is the Monkey Teddy Tank.

Sarah Yurga said...

we love the giraffe
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amy16323 said...

i like the penguin
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Leigha Kelsey said...

I like the penguin or the lion.

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tavernie said...

My fave is the Lion!
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kathy pease said...

i love the pig teddy tank

Kendra Warstler said...

The pig is super duper cute!

susansmoaks said...

the lion is my favorite, but they are all adorable
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Becky said...

Awwee the Monkey would be our favorite! These are amazing.

Thanks so much!

Mouse said...

My favorite is the penguin!

Stacie Clark said...

Usually I am a frog person, but I loved the Penguin, hand down the cutest Teddy Tank. :)

Leslie S. said...

My kids love the penguin tank the most.

hussagain said...

I love the girraffe

Jenny18286 said...

I love the dog!

Saver Sara said...

My son would love the dog or the penguin!

Caitlin McClure said...

I love the lion

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Monkey.

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Dawn Reid said...

I love the Monkey
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daveshir2005 said...

I love the elephant teddy tank

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Jackie Bennett said...

I like the penguin.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the pearl white teddy bear.

Tanya White said...

I like Monkey teddy tank
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Anonymous said...

my favorite is the giraffe wilcarvic
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firefly201079 said...

i love the monkey

Anonymous said...

The pink pig is so cute- Heather Jones

Jessica Fox said...

The monkey!

vegan4life said...

monkey teddy tank ty.

Carole Ingram said...

Very hard to pick which one :P The dog teddy

Beth Palacios said...

My daughter would like the pearl white bear. :-)