Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hot Holiday Toy: Zibits Review and Giveaway

Since I featured a "girl" gift last, it's time to show you something for the little guys in our lives (and the big guys!) When our zibits arrived in the mail a few weeks ago, my son immediately knew what it was. These are most definitely a "gotta get me" toy for the holidays this year. The best thing is, you can find them at target, toys r us, walmart, etc. I think that makes it so much easier to pick up these smaller gifts that truly are tons of fun.

I always question whether these super-hot toys are worth their money. When I was a kid, I begged my mom for months and months for one of these dolls I saw in commercials. The doll would roller skate! Now, keep in mind that it was the mid-80s, and regulations were a lot more relaxed than they are now. So these commercials showed this dolly just skating along the sidewalk. So I just knew if I could only get one for myself, we would be skating together all day long! Well, I finally got the doll, and you know what? The dang thing wouldn't even stand up, much less skate! The weighting was off, the movements too jerky, etc. It was a very expensive lesson.

Bogey never got a roller skating dolly, so he expects all his toys to work the way the commercials tell him they will. We watched the Zibits video here. Bogey cleared off the kitchen table and we opened the package. It took him all of 2 seconds to get the toy in motion. The remote control for these is simple and intuitive.  He played with his robot for almost an hour before he even wondered where his after school snack was! The Zibits really delivered, and that makes me a happy mom.



One of Bogey's favorite things to do with it is to put it on the floor in the kitchen and wait for Dare to notice it. As soon as Dare rushes forward to pick it up, Bogey sends it moving in the opposite direction. Then the boys play chase until (predictably) Dare loses interest and runs away to chase the dogs.

Zibits are available, like I noted above, at major retailers. That makes adding them to your holiday basket simple! Even more simple is their reasonable price. In a time when most of the hot gifts for kids are very expensive, it's so nice to see a popular toy that delivers on its promises and doesn't rob you blind. You can purchase a Zibits for the guy in your life for $9.99.



And it gets better! Zibits wants to gift one of my readers with their own robot! This would be a great start to a Zibits collection for any kiddo. To enter, just do the mandatory entry below and then you can complete any of the extra entries as well. Just leave a separate entry for each.

Mandatory entry-

Tell me one toy that was super popular when you were young, and whether it delivered on its cool factor. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you (if you're a follower and you have a public profile, that'll do).

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Become a GFC follower (1 entry)

Follow me on twitter. (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway, leave me a link to the tweet (1 entry each, can be done 3 times a day, 2 hours span between tweets, please)

Visit the Zibits website and tell me which robot is your favorite (1 entry)

Join me on networked blogs (1 entry)

Comment on another post on my blog (not a contest) and tell me where (1 entry each post commented on)

Add me to your blogroll (3 entries)

Blog about this contest and leave me a link to the post (3 entries)

Enter another of my contests and leave me a comment stating which one (1 entry)

Add this contest to a contest linky (cannot be a link already posted on) and show me where (2 entries)


This contest will close at 11:59pm CST, on Thursday 12/9. Winner will be selected using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Contest open to US mailing addresses only.  Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor. 


I received no compensation for this post. Zibits did send a toy our way for us to play with. All opinions shared are my own (and Bogey's!) and have not been edited or shaped by anyone else. A big thanks go to Zibits for joining in!

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