Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Miffy Toy Line Expands at Walmart - See What's New!...

Wal-Mart rolls out new toy line based on
beloved, preschool character Miffy

MIFFY 3" Family Multipack

Miffy, the world-recognized children’s character is capturing the imagination of preschoolers in the US with a new set of toys at Wal-Mart.

In late August, Wal-Mart will roll out additional Miffy toys, as part of an exclusive Miffy toy line, produced by Jazwares, LLC, that debuted in July. The new toys are based on the Nick Jr. TV program, Miffy’s Adventures: Big and Small, a series which follows the everyday explorations and adventures of Miffy and is based on the award-winning, best-selling book series by Dutch author-illustrator Dick Bruna.

Miffy, a smart little bunny who sees the world through the eyes of a pre-schooler, is the perfect companion to explore life’s simple pursuits. Children will be able to imagine and go on their own adventures with Miffy along their side.

Miffy toys making their debut in August include:



  • Miffy’s House playset ($34.99 Ages 2 and up) - Come play with Miffy in her adorable little house and furniture. Includes Miffy & Melanie plus 11 accessories.

  • Miffy large plush with sounds ($19.99 Ages 2 and up) - A classic, soft, huggable Miffy to play and take along on daily adventures.

  • Miffy figures, over 6 styles ($3.99 Ages 2 and up) – Perfect for little hands.

Miffy’s timeless and universal appeal centers on common, everyday activities experienced by children everywhere and for generations. The toys will encourage children to reimagine these events and help them express their inquisitive and intrepid nature.

Miffy toys released earlier in the summer include: Miffy 3” Family Multipack ($11.88 – Ages 2 and up), Miffy Little Red Plane ($11.88 - Ages 2 and up), Miffy Little Blue Car ($11.88 - Ages 2 and up), and a 6” Miffy, Melanie and Snuffy plush ($5.00 each – Ages 18 mos. and up).

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About Miffy
Miffy was “born” on June 21, 1955, when Dutch artist Dick Bruna first drew the character to entertain his young son while on a rainy seaside holiday in Holland. The series of picture books which followed used simple illustrations and rhyming text to explore the universal experiences of childhood, immediately earning Bruna international critical acclaim and establishing Miffy as a beloved children’s icon. Sixty-two years later, the Miffy books have sold more than 85 million copies, and are currently published in more than 50 languages.

About Jazwares, LLC:
With its focus on creativity, innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well-respected leader in the licensed products industry. Delivering diverse lines of toys and consumer electronics, the company's products feature some of the best entertainment properties in the world. Through the expertise of their brand-centric teams, Jazwares continues to offer a wide array of merchandise at major retailers globally. The portfolio includes: Minecraft®, Peppa Pig®, Animal Jam®, Roblox®, Chuck & Friends®, Hey Duggee® and Miffy®, among others. Jazwares' goal is to invent toys and related products that are new to the marketplace, featuring the brands kids want at an affordable price. For more information about Jazwares, Inc., please visit www.jazwares.com

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Warm Your Hearts with the Upcoming Children's Book Release, Gobi: A Little Dog With a Big Heart by Dion Leonard (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for sharing an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

(Recommended for kids ages 4-8)

My oldest daughter, Savannah, wants to be a veterinarian when she gets older.  She loves all animals and wants to make them better.  But, in the meantime, she is giving all her love and attention to our two rescue dogs, Milly and Lily, who are two lucky little pups, as she spoils them with kisses and cuddles everyday, as does Bella, my youngest daughter.


Savannah learned how to read at age 4 as she wanted to read the different dog and cat books we owned and ones she saw at the bookstores when out and about.  She had a full bookcase in her room dedicated to animal books, most of them being dog and cat books.  And, now that she can read on her own, she loves going up into her room and lining her stuffed dogs and cats up and will sit in front of them and read to them.  And, whenever our two rescue dogs hear her talking, they are quick to run upstairs and will sit right next to her, hoping for a rub or two, while they listen to the stories.  

Knowing how much Savannah loves animals, especially dogs, I knew she would be excited to learn about Gobi and read this true story, that leaves both kids and adults with warm hearts and smiles on their faces.  Savannah loved the cover art of the book, which arrives in stores on August 29th (you can pre-order through most major retailers including Amazon, Thomas Nelson and Barnes N Noble right now), and couldn't wait to read the book.  We snuggled up on the couch under a blanket with our two rescue pups beside us and I read this heartwarming story to the girls.  We couldn't help but linger on each page, admiring the illustrations and talking about Gobi.  My youngest was full of questions and was giving her insight into what she thought would happen next.  As we progressed through the book, we couldn't help but smile thinking about Gobi.  We hoped that Gobi would have a happily ever after like our two rescue dogs, and that he does.

This story is truly an inspirational book and one that both kids and adults will love reading together time and again.  We have only had this book for a couple weeks, but have already read it a dozen times together, and Savannah is always walking around with it, and even found a stuffed plush that looks like Gobi, which she now sleeps with.  She really enjoyed this story and this one reaffirmed her desire to want to help animals big and small when she grows up.  If she could, she said she would get a great big house and rescue all the animals who don't have forever homes, and give them a warm place to sleep and fill their belly's with food and treats.  She truly has a big heart, and I know she will find her own "Gobi" when she gets older that will steal her heart like Gobi stole Dion's heart, and vise versa.  

So, if you are looking for a wonderful book to share with your children that also offers opportunity for discussing the positive messages of Gobi's story, then you will want to check out Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart.  You will not be disappointed! :-)

More about this upcoming children's book release:

"Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together.

Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other.



“Before we met, Gobi was on her own for an unknown period of time. We have no idea what she saw, experienced, felt, or even ate while she was in the desert,” he continues. “I think it’s an especially important thing for kids to remember, that we never know each other’s stories. We never know what our friend or our classmate, or even sometimes our family members are going through, which makes it even more important to always be kind to the people who come into our lives.”

Much, much more than a ‘man meets dog’ story, Gobi is a truly heartwarming, true-to-life tale that will uplift and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.  This new picture book promotes the following topics and messages:
  • Adopt, don’t shop! Animal welfare and reframing the way children and families look at rescue and shelter dogs
  • Hope, even in difficult circumstances: There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and you never know where you’ll make new friends
  • Community: How the kindness of strangers across the globe helped to bring Dion and Gobi back together against seemingly impossible odds
  • China and the Gobi Desert! Fun facts about the country, culture, and people of this far-flung part of the world
  • Perseverance, courage, and working through obstacles: Valuable life lessons from the physical and mental challenges ultra-marathoners face"


About the Author:


Dion Leonard is a 41-year-old Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lucja. Dion has not only completed but competed in some of the world’s toughest ultra marathons across the planet’s most inhospitable landscapes. This includes running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and also twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert, also 250km. Dion's latest 250km race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be a completely different race, where he fell in love with a stray dog (later named Gobi) that followed him during the week and who would change both of their lives forever. Learn more at www.findinggobi.com.

Follow Dion and Gobi on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and at www.findinggobi.com.
Pre-order Gobi: A Little Dog With a Big Heart (picture book) and Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey (Young Reader’s Edition) from Thomas Nelson today. Both titles will be available for purchase wherever books are sold on August 29, 2017.




Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for sharing an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Available Today on DVD -- "Shimmer & Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls" (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Both of my girls are huge Shimmer and Shine fans.  So, when they saw this new DVD, which arrived in stores today arrive in the mail the other day, they were all smiles and on their best behavior so that they could watch it. :-)  But, before we could settle in and watch this new release, which features 8 full-length episodes of their favorite episodes from this popular animated series on Nick Jr., they had to gather up all their Shimmer and Shine pets and figures and get dressed up in their Shimmer and Shine costumes...that way they would be ready to act out the scenes while they watch this new DVD.

I wish I could give a favorite episode from this 94 minute DVD, but my girls enjoyed them all.  How could you choose just one of the cute fur-ever friends, that this new release features.  My girls couldn't, and you know what, neither could as, as they are all great. :-)

If you have a Shimmer and Shine fan in your life, this is definitely one DVD you want to pick up to add to their growing DVD collection from this hit show.  My girls have already watched the DVD a handful of times at home and on the go, and they continue to wake each day and ask to watch it again.  So, I see this being a favorite DVD of theirs for quite some time. :-)


More about this new DVD release:

"The fascinating pets of Zahramay Falls come out to play in the new DVD - Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls. In this magical DVD collection, viewers are introduced to Shimmer and Shine's exotic animal friends including a rainbow tiger, a color-changing fox and more! Fans can join their favorite genies-in-training and their fur-ever friends as they compete in a talent show, rescue stolen jewels and swing from vines to cure a case of Dragon Pox. No matter the circumstances, Shimmer and Shine are ready to use teamwork to solve any problems that come their way. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls will be available on DVD August 22, 2017, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
 
Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls includes the following episodes:
  • Untamed Talent - Leah's Fox, Tala, Nahal, and Zayne all compete in the Zahramay Falls Pet Talent Show to win a wish from Princess Samira. Zeta enters Nazboo in the talent show and cheats to help him win so that she can have the prize for herself, but her plan backfires. 
  • Pet Bedroom - When Tala and Nahal accidentally get loose in Zahramay Falls, Leah and Parisa must track them down before Shimmer and Shine notice they're gone.
  • Zany Ziffilon - Zac offers to pick a pet for Kaz and wishes up a Ziffilon (part lion, part eagle). The pet isn't exactly what Kaz imagined; he's huge, he's clumsy, and worst of all, he pounces on everything!  When the Ziffilon runs away, the gang must venture out to bring him back before he causes any trouble. 
  • Now You See Her - After Zeta captures a rare Zahramay fox with color-changing fur, she uses the fur to make an invisibility potion so that she can steal gems from Samira. Now, it's up to the girls to save Samira's jewels and give the fox a new home.
  • Dragon Pox - Nazboo is sick with a case of Dragon Pox and the only thing that can cure him is a magical dragon pepper from a dragon pepper tree. Leah, Shimmer and Shine must use some clever thinking to get the tree to give up the goods.
  • Bungle in the Jungle - Samira sends Shimmer and Shine to find the legendary Jungle Gem which is hidden in an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. Once in the jungle, Leah, Shimmer and Shine, along with Tala and Nahal, find themselves dealing with glittery quicksand, colorful insect creatures and a giant tiger as they hunt for the hidden gem.
  • Potion Control - When a potion mixing lesson goes awry and Samira is nowhere to be found, the girls turn to Zeta for help. 
  • Boom Zahra-Mom - When Zeta accidentally grabs the wrong egg for a potion, a baby bird hatches and thinks Zeta is her mama. The girls must help Zeta return the bird to its nest before the bird's real mom finds out."
Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls Fast Facts:
Street Date: August 22, 2017
Catalogue: 59188166000 (US); 59188167000 (CAN)
S.R.P.: $14.99 (US)
DVD Running Time: 88 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish Dolby Stereo

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About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).  
 
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.  The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.  


Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



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Monday, August 21, 2017

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season -- Own on Blu-rayTM and DVD Tomorrow, 8/22 (Review)

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


Includes New Featurettes, 2016 Comic-Con Panel,

and More!


What shows are watching on television, or are looking forward to their return in the fall?  Right now I am using the summer when most shows are on break to catch up with episodes missed, which sadly is a lot.  Ever since having kids, I find it harder to keep up with shows.  I usually find myself getting really into a particular show and looking for new episodes each week, only to have to record them and hope I can catch the episode before a new one airs. But, such is life, these new episodes pile up and I find myself without enough free time to catch up.  One show that I really like but have fallen behind on is Supergirl.  I was a huge Melissa Benoist fan back when she was singing on Glee, and was excited to see her catch as the lead in the hit series, Supergirl.  The never missed an episode in the first season, but the second season I was lucky to watch the first three out of 22 episodes. So, I had a lot of catching up before the much anticipated Season 3 begins.

Such is my luck, that when I finally found time this summer to binge watch the missed episodes, I find my shows were erased first to make room for the girls' cartoons, some of which they don't watch anymore.  What was I to do?  Thankfully, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was there to save the day with the upcoming Supergirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD, which hits stores shelves tomorrow, as well as through online retailers.  I was sent a review copy and have been busy most night watching all 22 episodes.  I have about five more left, and then I will be all caught up.  And, I have to say that of what I have seen so far, season 2 is my favorite of the Supergirl series.  I was on the end of my seat for most of the episodes and can't wait to finish the remaining full-length one hour episodes so I can watch the bonus features including the 2016 comic con panel, • A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith and Did You Know facts for fans, to name a few.

Here is more about this upcoming DVD release, including the 22 episode list and bonus features...


Just in time for the third season on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you all-new Super-Villains and more family drama with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 22, 2017. Delivering 4.2 million Total Viewers weekly, Supergirl is the #2 series on The CW, just after The Flash for Live+7.⃰ Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 22 super-powered episodes, contains an exclusive commentary with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, and more! Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $49.99 SRP for the DVD and $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.



"Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl – protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and the secret research lab Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kryptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new DC Super-Villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more with her busy life as a new Super Hero in SUPERGIRL Season Two."

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After two strong seasons, Supergirl continues to develop a strong fan following,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re excited to release the Blu-ray and DVD with in-depth bonus content in addition to the 22 action packed episodes. Fans and newcomers alike can catch up on all their favorite moments from season two, and prepare for the highly anticipated third season of this hit series."

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, the Blu-ray release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season two.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Jeremy Jordan (Smash) and Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon), with Chris Wood (Containment) and David Harewood (Homeland).  Based on the characters from DC Comics by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler, Sarah Schechter and Robert Rovner."


BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
·         Supergirl: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
·         Supergirl: Alien Fight Night
·         Aliens Among Us
·         A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
·         Supergirl Lives Audio Commentary featuring Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
·         Did You Know facts for fans

22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES


1.    The Adventures of Supergirl
2.     The Last Children of Krypton
3.     Welcome to Earth
4.     Survivors
5.     Crossfire
6.     Changing
7.     The Darkest Places
8.     Medusa
9.     Supergirl Lives
10.  We Can Be Heroes
11.  The Martian Chronicles
12.  Luthors
13.  Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk
14. Homecoming
15. Exodus
16. Star-Crossed
17. Distant Sun
18. Ace Reporter
19. Alex
20. City of Lost Children
21. Resist
22. Nevertheless, She Persisted



DIGITAL HD

The second season of Supergirl is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.


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If you are a die-hard Supergirl fan like me and want to keep your Supergirl DVD series going, then you will want to pick up Supergirl: The Complete Second Season when it arrives in stores tomorrow, if you haven't already pre-ordered it. :-)

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About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Supergirl and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.




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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back to School with Whiffer Sniffers (Review) #tryazon #WhifferSniffers

Disclosure: I was provided product samples and promotional items from the vendor after being selected to host an in-home Tryazon party.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Usually I am the one excited when chosen for a Tryazon party, as I love planning parties with family and friends, and it is a bonus to be able to demo products with them before sharing a review on my blog.  But for the past couple weeks my girls have been busy preparing for a Tryazon party we where chosen for, as it featured one of their favorite collectibles...Whiffer Sniffers.  When I told them we were chosen for this party, they both let out the biggest scream, followed by chit chat about who to invite, what we would do to make this a super cool party, and then talking about which Whiffer Sniffer characters they were hoping to get to add to their growing collection.  Just watching them get so excited about this party and wanting to help me plan, made me smile, but also was reminder about how fast the girls are growing up.  Time sure does go by fast, don't you agree.  Insert Mommy sniffing here as I quickly look at baby photos of the girls on my screensaver.

Speaking of sniffing, who used to love collecting scratch and sniff stickers growing up? I had a trapper keeper where I would proudly display my scented and puffy stickers.  We thought we were so cool back then.  Well, sticker collecting is not as fun for today's youth.  Instead, they are heading to the store to spend allowance and birthday money on blind bags and other surprise toys you have to open the package to see which character or toy you get, and then decide if you will keep or trade with friends.  My girls first stumbled upon Whiffer Sniffers last year when they saw them at the store.  They had no idea what they were at first, but knew they were cute and had to have one.  Then, when they come home and took the Whiffer Sniffer out of the package they realized they were scented plush.  From that point on, they were hooked and have been collected and trading duplicate Whiffer Sniffers ever since.

So, what are Whiffer Sniffers and why are they a must have for kids heading back to school, or those who just love to collect unique and fun toys?

What are Whiffer Sniffers? 



"You have to catch a whiff of the original Whiffer Sniffers. Whiffer Sniffers are amazingly scented collectible plush characters with personality and charm. Each character’s scent matches their appearance. The strawberry smells like strawberries! The popcorn smells like popcorn! The chili pepper smells like…chili?!?! The fragrances are produced in the U.S., so you know they’re good. In fact, they’re so good that they will last for at least a year. Kids won’t be able to resist them. They will collect’ em, give’ em and trade’ em. They’re so much fun!


Nothing is more pleasurable than the smell of grape soda, birthday cake or mint chocolate chip ice cream. These childhood treats have been transformed into Whiffer Sniffers scented plush backpack clips. The Original Whiffer Sniffers is a collectible line of scented plush characters that are available as either backpack clips, larger huggable plush versions, and scratch n' sniff stickers. These adorable Whiffer Sniffers ($6.99) have been collected by kids coast-tocoast since 2015. 



So what do kids typically do with a Whiffer Sniffer (or two or three)? These handsize plush are perfect to clip onto your backpack, book bag, lunch box, purse, sports bag, hang in your locker or leave in the car. No matter the spot, the whiff will be welcomed by anyone passing by! Any collector will tell you the fun of a collectible line is all in the hunt. With the introduction of Rare Limited Edition Mystery Packs, Super Rare Gold Bag Sniffer Mix and Sniffer Switch pieces as well as retirements and new introductions each quarter, we can proudly say with excitement that the Whiffer Sniffer HUNT IS ON!"

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This past Wednesday my girls hosted 10 of their friends -- some who are homeschooled and others who attend public school.  The kids brought along their parents, and while the girls were schooling them on Whiffers Sniffers and showing off their growing collection, I enjoyed time with the adults talking about our back to school plans and all about these backpack clips.  We all agreed that we wished Whiffer Sniffers were aroun when we were growing up as we would have rocked them on our backpacks, in our lockers and hanging in our bedrooms.  I loved hearing the kids talk about which Whiffer Sniffers they wanted as they looked through the Collector's Books I was sent to pass out with other fun Whiffer Sniffers goodies to party goers.  The adults even got in on the fun, too.  I, for one, would love to get the Root Beer Float Whiffer Sniffer, while chocolate chip cookie, birthday cake, and grape soda were on the top of most parents lists.  :-)  


Which scented Whiffer Sniffer would you love to have?  Hard to decide, right? :-)

In addition to the Collector's Books, I was also sent bags filled with Scratch N'Sniff sticker packs, Whiffer Sniffers Mystery Packs and a collector's checklist, to hand out to each family in attendance.  


While the kids were the ones that tore into the packages to reveal their surprise scented plush character, I could sense that many parents were hoping for a limited edition one, or one of their top 3 clips they were hoping for.  Some were hoping their kids would not want it and give to them, and then they could hang in their car as a cool mom's air freshener. :-)  But, that didn't happen.  Just like when I told my girls we would be hosting a Whiffer Sniffers party, all the kids yelled and screamed with excitement as they tore open their mystery packs, and then saw their chracter and read all about their amazing smelling plush clips.

Here are some photos I took of my girls opening their Whiffer Sniffers mystery packs.  




Savannah was lucky enough out of all those in attendance to get a limited edition Whiffer Sniffers plush clip.  


And for the rest of the party all the kids were hoping to trade with her...but, she ended up keeping and has been proudly displaying it on her backpack.  When we are out and about with her backpack and people notice and ask about the cute backpack clip, she is quick to let them know it is a limited edition and ultra rare Whiffer Sniffers clip. :-)  

Check out all the cute Whiffer Sniffers the party goers got...


We had so much fun at our Whiffer Sniffers party, and I keep hearing parents who came talk about how their kids are working towards earning money or saving their allowance so that they can buy more Whiffer Sniffers.  My girls are the same way, and have a wish list they put together based on ones they saw in the collector's book.  I am still waiting on my root beer float plush clip.  My girls are not fans of the flavor or scent, so they have already promised me if they get, they will give to me. :-)  So, I am holding out hope that I will get my very first Whiffer Sniffers plush clip soon to show off. :-)

So, as you head to the stores to do last minute back to school clothes and supply shopping, don't forget to add Whiffer Sniffers to your shopping list.  Just be warned...once your family starts collecting these fun scented backpack clips, you will not be able to stop.  Just like scented stickers back when we were younger, you can't have too many. :-) 

You can find a retail location near you that sells Whiffer Sniffers by visiting  this link.  They are also available online at Amazon.com

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About Bearington Collection:

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A Must Have for Molang Fans -- Molang:Season One Available Now on DVD + Enter to #Win This DVD and a Scholastic Molang Book with Stickers! -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the folks at NCircle Entertainment in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Release Date: 08/15/2017

If you have little ones then you probably have sat down to watch Molang on television with them. My girls have been fans of this show for quite some time, and still watch it today. This is one of those shows with limited dialogue from the characters, but really gets kids hooked on the show as they have to watch to see the story unfold.

Even though I have found it hard to get into this show as an adult, my husband on the other hand is a huge fan.  So, he will sit and watch the show with the girls and then talk to them about the different stories, which always have a theme or message behind it including respect, unity, friendship, happiness and teamwork -- all great lessons parents of little ones are looking for shows to touch on and help teach our kids.

This new DVD release is filled with over 3 hours of Molang and friends fun, and fans of the series will enjoy every minute of it, just like my girls did.  My girls have been watching this DVD non-stop in the house and will bring for car rides.  This is one of those shows they could watch the episodes over and over again and not get bored.  And, thanks to books from the Molang series being distributed by Scholastic, my girls can have fun at bedtime when I read a Molang book to them.  Read on to learn how you can have a chance to win this new Molang Season one DVD, as well as a cute Molang book from Scholastic. :-)

Here is more about this recent DVD release from NCircle Entertainment...

"Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Molang savors every moment of his life, imbuing it with joy and wonder. He pays attention to the smallest details, giving meaning to even the tiniest things. Molang puts his heart into his actions, and he has a huge heart. Even when he does absolutely nothing, he does it well! Piu Piu, on the other hand, doesn t like calling attention to himself. He likes to do things carefully and well. When unexpected situations arise (and Molang s unpredictable behavior often causes such situations to occur!), Piu Piu can become quickly unsettled, even panicked. Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a unique friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean to riding camels in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu experience unexpected situations. Throughout it all though, every single moment with these two is filled with happiness. Embark on 52 unforgettable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!"



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Thanks to the kind folks at NCircle Entertainment, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of the new Molang: Season 1 DVD, as well as the cute "Molang: Chasing Butterfly" book courtesy of Scholastic, which includes stickers! :-)

To enter this fun giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the folks at NCircle Entertainment in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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