Friday, November 21, 2014
I have to admit that sometimes when I hear about the "hottest toys" and the craze that happens while people attempt to get their hands on them, I don't understand it. In fact, sometimes when I scroll through lists on what is popular, there are typically some that I haven't even heard of before.
In contrast, however, there are times when my kids and I see a commercial and just from the bright colors and upbeat music, I know that the toy is going to be a hit. Because even if the concept is simple, it's hard to not be excited about the fun, laughter and friendship from Ball Pets!
New from Telebrands, the company that has launched hundreds of brands over the years, Ball Pets are fluffy, colorful, fuzzy balls that open up to reveal a plush friend inside. The result is that kids can toss, catch and roll their furry ball... and then easily open it up to play with their pet pal... before closing it back into a ball again!
Currently available in size different pet designs, the hardest part of having a Ball Pet is deciding which is your favorite: Sunny the Puppy, Pinky the Unicorn, Berry Blue Kitty, Puffy the Purple Bear, Red Rover Puppy or Jolly Green Dragon.
Knowing that my kids are big fans of stuffed animals and would adore the unique way that Ball Pets can transform, I was excited to have the opportunity to surprise my girls and two of their friends with a colorful new friend for each of them.
Although I had a scavenger hunt all planned out so that the girls could be double-surprised (once when they found the pets and once when they opened the balls to discover the cuteness inside), my efforts were thwarted by my curious and too-smart young guests.
Regardless, the kids were still extremely excited to discover their creative new Ball Pets and immediately pulled open the packaging to start to play.
There were rounds and rounds of catch, both individually...
...and simultaneously, with a complicated throw-and-catch-at-the-same-time twist.
Which then gave way to bowling...
...as well as some sort of rolling-catching-spinning-passing-laughing hybrid game that apparently I was too old to understand but that the girls loved.
As well as all of the games that the kids played, they also enjoyed plenty of time hugging, snuggling and loving on the Ball Pets. How could you not love a cuddly, stuffed pet that pops right into a ball when you press on its fuzzy tummy?
All in all, the arrival of the Ball Pets around here has led to increased fun and love! These pets have provided plenty of creative play and snuggles both during the day and at night and their durability has been proven time and again. They're just such a cute, colorful addition to a child's collection!
Ball Pets are recommended for all ages, are hand washable, and are available now from BallPets.com for $19.99 plus shipping + handling as well as in major retailers nationwide. To add a fuzzy, changeable pet to your child's life, check them out today!
Other than the Ball Pets that I was provided in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this product.