Friday, July 20, 2012

Back to School with Sidekix: Review and Giveaway


If you have been shopping lately, then you have seen the "Back to School" displays already set up.  It seems like every year they begin to get kids ready for school, just as soon as they get out of school.  I remember as a kid the dreaded final weeks of summer were used for school clothes shopping and buying supplies.  As I walked from store to store with my mother, I would see other children, who also had looks of disappointment on their faces, as this trip to the mall meant school was right around the corner.  Mothers, on the other hand, would have smiles -- go figure.  And, not that I am a mom, I can see why so many moms looked forward to these final weeks of summer. 

For the past few years, I have been helping get my nephew ready for back to school.  I will pick up school supplies that I find on sale, as well as some clothes to get him started.  But, I am always on the lookout for a fun gift to give him.  He looks forward to this treat, and it seems to make the transition of summer ending and school beginning a little easier.  This year, I will be surprising him with a Sidekix.

What is a Sidekix you ask?  Watch this short video to learn more.





Sidekix Toys are cute, huggable animal toys that will fast become your best buddies!

You can clip them to your backpack and take them anywhere. Or you can stick them to your fridge or locker, thanks to the magnets inside their arms and legs.

Then, when you really want to get things moving, you can zip all your Sidekix Toys closed and turn them into soft, super-fun balls to toss around with your friends.

Two toys in one — it all depends on your mood! Choose from best friends, safari, barnyard, mythical, and endangered Sidekix Toys.

Wherever you hang out, make sure your Sidekix Toys are hanging with you!


I was sent their "Savannah" Sidekix to review, and fell in love with it as seen as I took it out of the package.  
Savannah zipped into the ball.This is Savannah from the Safari Line. Collect all the Sidekix!



It arrived at a great time, as my nephew was staying with us, and was traveling with us to NH for a week long celebration of our daughter, Savannah's 2nd birthday.  Instead of a backpack full of back to school supplies (which will come later), I filled his new Toy Story backpack with coloring books, crayons and other on-the-go fun activities to keep him entertained during our 3 hour car ride up north.  As soon as he caught sight of the Sidekix, he ran right over to see what it was.  Once he unzipped the ball to expose the plush animal inside, both he and my daughter's eyes lit up.  They couldn't believe such a cute toy could be secretly hidden in this ball.  As a parent, I especially loved how it had a clip to clip to the backpack or shoelace, and keep it from getting lost.  When my nephew was done playing with it, he knew to attach it back to his backpack loop, as not to lose it.




During most of the car ride, the Sidekix toy became the center of attention, and kept the children entertained.  I couldn't believe that one little toy could keep them engaged like this.  As soon as we arrived at my parents condo, my nephew and daughter in toe, began to show off the new Savannah Sidekix toy to all the children.  By the end of the day, all the children wanted one, and parents were asking me where they could buy them.


So, if you like surprising your little one with a gift for Back to School, why not consider picking up 1 of 6 Sidekix toys available?  What child can resist these toys, which go from a ball to a plush toy in seconds?




---BUY NOW---

Click here - http://www.sidekix.com/store/products/Savannah.html - to order the Savannah Sidekix or other cute characters directly from Sidekix for only $9.99 each.

--GIVEAWAY--


Mojo - side view
One lucky reader will win a Sidekix of their choice, thanks to the vendor.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!



Disclosure: I was sent as sample thanks to the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

34 comments :

  1. i would like to win this giveaway for my son

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  2. I think your question might be wrong, but I would like to win the panda

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  3. I would like to win Bamboo the Panda. Would remind me son about endangered animals
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  4. The panda, just because he's so cute. They're all cute though..it's tough to pick.

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  5. My daughter is about to start preschool, and I think she'd love the puppy to keep her company!

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  6. I like Bamboo the Panda because I have seen them in the wild

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  7. I would love to get Inferno because it would be a perfect present for my little brother!

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  8. Click A Dee Chick A Dee because my godson would love it! [email protected]

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  9. I'd love the Click A Dee Chick A Dee because right now my Grandson is OBSESSED w/Chickens!!!(Holly)

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  10. Bamboo the Panda is absolutely adorable.

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  11. i would like the Panda - it is so cute!

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  12. I'd like to win mojo the dog for my little cousin to enjoy.

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  13. my son would like inferno! he loves dragons
    *kelly
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  14. I think my daughter would like Inferno!

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  15. There are 6 members of my family. 5 of them are dragon lovers. I had better say that Inferno is my favorite ... or else.

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  16. my son would love Bamboo the panda

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  17. I'd love Bamboo because my kids like pandas.

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  18. I like the inferno. My two boys would love it!

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  19. I like Inferno. My nephew would love him!

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  20. I would love to win the Bamboo Sidekix toy for my stepdaughter. She has been going through a rough time right now with the transition of bouncing back and forth between her mom's house and our house, and I think that having a little companion to take with her everywhere would help instill a little stability for her. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. the zebra. my daughter's fav. animal is the zebra

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  22. My daughter would love the Click a Dee Chick a Dee!

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  23. I like Mojo, as he would definitely become my son's best friend. :-)

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  24. I can't decided between Savanah or Click A Dee Chick A Dee.
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  25. I'd love to win Inferno the dragon, because my kids are into dragons!
    Allison Marie
    my3kids2008 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I want to win Inferno. What could make you feel better than having a Dragon for a sidekix

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  27. I would get Mojo. I think my kids would like him best! :)
    beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

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