Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hallmark Rudolph Storybuddy and itty bittys Plush Review & Giveaway #LoveHallmark

Hallmark and Rudolph - a winning combination!

My kids love Rudolph!  They always have.  In fact, when B was born, December 2005, A watched Rudolph over and over with anyone who would sit with her while we were in the hospital with our new baby.  Aunt Jane watched it a few times with her, Bob watched it at least once with her, and Grandma watched it several times!  We received the most awesome Hallmark Rudolph filled box including the Rudolph and Friends Pics 'n' Props Kit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Interactive Storybuddy, and Santa and Bumble Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary itty bittys plush.

Rudolph Interactive Storybuddy

Have you seen the Hallmark Interactive Storybuddies?  They remind me a bit of my Teddy Ruxpin when I was a kid.  You hear Rudolph come to life as you read key words aloud from his book, or play his read-along CD!  First make sure to take Rudolph out of demo mode, then push the button on his left ear to turn him on.

 Changing Rudolph out of demo mode

D hearing Rudolph talk for the first time!

 Happy with her new friend.

 I love this photo of the kids reading together.  Baby F had to get into the action.

The Rudolph Storybuddy comes with a fun read-along CD.  Rudolph interacts with both the CD and your own voice.  I never had a problem with Rudolph recognizing my voice or the CD (instructions say to have Rudolph within 6 feet of the audio); however, the kids have been hit or miss.  My older kids have much better luck as their pronunciation is more spot on than my younger ones.  Some of the phrases that Rudolph interacts with appear twice during the story.  I really enjoy that Rudolph has more than one response to the interactive phrases.  There are three different responses for each prompt.  For example, when you read, "He went down in history!", Rudolph might respond with "like George Washington", "Aww shucks fellas", or "Well golly it was nothing".  Our Rudolph Storybuddy is cute, fun and festive - a great addition to our Holiday cheer.

 E loves the itty bittys.  They are the perfect size for little ones!

You may have seen Hallmark's line of itty bittys already.  The itty bittys plush are so cute.  These tiny plush versions of Rudolph and his friends from the classic Christmas special are sure to bring a smile to little faces everywhere.  My kids love to pretend play with them and they are a great size for kids of all ages.

Rudolph Pics 'n' Props Kit

You can really let the reindeer games begin with Hallmark's Rudolph and Friends Pics 'n' Props Kit.  Everything is included to capture holiday memories with these adorable 15 holiday props including Rudolph with a glittery red nose.  This kit is perfect to have a holiday photo booth and it makes it so easy and cute.  Check out some of our fun below.

 Elf B

 Clarice A

 Yukon D

There are a few awesome promotions going on right now - "Buy a Buddy, Give a Buddy" and Rudolph itty bittys $1 Donations.  Each time someone buys an Interactive Story Buddy at a Hallmark Gold Crown store, Hallmark will donate and Interactive Story Buddy to Toys for Tots.

 A close up of our Bumble itty bitty.  You can see the Toys for Tots promotion on the tag.

Hallmark will also donate $1 to Toys for Tots each time one of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary itty bittys are purchased - includes Rudolph, Clarice, Santa Claus and Bumble.  Pretty awesome right?

Rudolph Prize Pack

Ready for a giveaway?  One lucky reader will win their own Rudolph Prize Pack including Rudolph Interactive Storybuddy and a set of Santa and Bumble itty bittys!  Just enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Hallmark for providing me with these awesome Rudolph themed items and allowing this giveaway!  I am proud to be a Hallmark Blogger.  All opinions expressed are my own.


Mrs. Stephens said...

I want to win for my kids.

Janet W. said...

This would be for my grandsons, and I think Rudolph is adorable!

latanya t said...

This is for my son

Rachel DeMille said...

This would be for my kids! Thanks for the chance!

Cassandra Eastman said...

This prize pack would be for my son & daughter! I love the Rudolph Storybuddy, so adorable!

Karen Propes said...

I would love to give this to my Granddaughter, she would love it. I think this is a great product.

Kim Chez said...

I would love to win this for my daughter and Rudolph is too cute!