Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gift Giving Ideas -- Talking Tom and Talking Ben from Cuddle Barn (Review and Giveaway)

Cuddle Barn

We just love Cuddle Barn and their line of talking and singing plush toys.  I have been fortunate to review a few of their toys over the years, and can't say enough about the quality and entertainment value of each.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to review Cuddle Barn's new line of "Talking Friends," which include "Talking Ben" and "Talking Tom."  "As you may know the Talking Friends app series has been downloaded more than 400 million times, which makes it one of the most popular apps of all time!  The series of apps features an interactive animal, that has its own funny sayings, but will also repeat back everything you say in their individual funny voices.  Now also an original Disney cartoon web series on; TALKING TOM and TALKING BEN are the hottest new app based toys since Angry Birds!"

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I was sent "Talking Tom" to review, and it instantly became a hit with Savannah.  When I first turned Tom on and he said, "No, no, no," she couldn't stop giggling.  When Arabella does something she isn't supposed to, Savannah always tells her, "No, no, no."  Each time Tom speaks, his mouth moves, as if he is talking.  Here is a video I took of Savannah interacting with "Talking Tom."

At first, she didn't want me to take him out of the box, but then she wanted to give him a hug and needed the box removed.  :-)  In addition to sitting at the dining room table with her new Talking Friends interactive cat, she has also had him sit in on her tea parties.  It is so cute to see her taking to this toy from Cuddle Barn, knowing the exceptional quality of their toys.  And, just last night when my parents came to visit for the holidays, Savannah lined up her talking and singing animals from Cuddle Barn and played them all for them.  Then, she spent the next hour introducing her "Talking Tom" toy to them, laughing each time he would repeat back her words.

With the holidays right around the corner, "Talking Tom" or "Talking Ben" from Cuddle Barn's new Talking Friends line would make for a great gift to give both children and adults.  They will love having these cute guys repeat back what they say.  And, young children will love cuddling with them, as does Savannah.  Or, why not check out Cuddle Barn's other talking and singing toys?  You are bound to find a song or animal that reminds you of someone and would make for a unique and fun gift.

---BUY NOW---

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Visit the Cuddle Barn online store located at, and browse their selection of talking toy.  Prices vary depending on toy selected.  But, Talking Tom and Talking Ben retail for only $34.99.

You can find Talking Tom and Talking Ben products at your favorite local specialty gift shops, and through Cuddle Barn's online store located at .  From now until 12/31/2012, you can use a special code – TOM2012 – to get $5.00 off the price of each Tom and Ben you buy through Cuddle Barn's online store, which also always offers FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA.


One lucky reader will win a Talking Friends toy of their choice.  You can choose from either Talking Tom or Talking Ben, thanks to the folks at Cuddle Barn.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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


  1. Talking Ben for our youngest little guy

  2. I would love to win Talking Tom for my daughters

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  3. Talking Tom