Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kung Zhu Christmas in June!

Last Christmas my kids desperately wanted Zhu Zhu pets, but I wasn't sure they were a good idea in our house. Our house is carpeted, so anything that rolls doesn't work very well. Also, I really wondered about how well made they were (and I didn't want to get too into what I considered an over-hyped toy).

My kids were slightly disappointed but not crushed, so we moved on. Until a few months later, when a good friend of mine told me how well made they were. Her kids will destroy EVERYTHING, so I was shocked that she still had all 7 that she'd bought them for Christmas (and they got played with daily!)

So the Easter Bunny brought my kids each a Zhu Zhu pet and an accessory. Come to find out, the kids love them and they're adorable! They do run better on the tile than the carpet but they still work well enough on the carpet to annoy the heck out of the cat!

The only major drawback was that my son thought they were kind of "girly", since few of his male friends played with them. Fast forward a couple months to Kung Zhu pets, the wonderful fighting version of Zhu Zhu pets! Bok Boy was already planning to buy himself some with what was left of his birthday money, but we hadn't seen them in stores yet.

Then one day my doorbell rang at 9:30 at night. The kids were asleep and hubby was busy, so I peeked out the peephole and saw a gigantic box on my front porch. Big enough that someone could be inside.


Big enough that my cat decided it was the best place for a bed, so he guarded it! I wasn't expecting anything and didn't recognize the return address (although hubby said "That's the company that makes Zhu Zhu pets". How he knows this, I don't know!)

I opened the box and this is what I found:

Oh man did my kids go nuts! MomSelect had sent me a giant box of Kung Zhu pets to have a Kung Zhu party! After I peeled my kids off the ceiling, I had to quickly plan a Kung Zhu pets party (since there was no way that box was going to remain untouched for more than a few days. Again, thankfully the cat decided to guard it for me!)

These are not all the kids that were there, but we were limited to how many would fit in my living room with all the Kung Zhu toys! The kids had a blast, choosing teams and armor and setting the Kung Zhus to battle each other or to work their way through the training grounds.

Pros: Great fun for kids and adults. Allows kids to "fight" without anyone getting hurt or being overly violent. Adorable (especially the camouflage one). Well made and don't break easily (at least we haven't managed to break one yet, and they've even parachuted off the top bunk!)

Cons: Lots of small pieces in the accessories (Luckily most items can attach to each other even if you're missing something).

Everyone went home with a stock of their own pets, armor, tanks and accessories. However, I still have a few left over for my wonderful readers!

The Giveaway

3 winners will each receive:

* Kung Zhu pet
* Armor
* Accessory or training ground

To Enter:

1. You MUST be a follower (and follow publicly)!
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to win. This must be done first or the other entries won't count!

You can get extra entries by doing any (or all) or the following and leaving a separate comment for each extra entry:

* Subscribe to this blog via Reader (on left sidebar)
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* Grab my button and put it on your blog (worth 2 entries, leave 2 comments)
* Favorite me on Technorati (button on left sidebar)
* Follow me on Twitter as sanity4sonya (button on left sidebar)
* Tweet about this giveaway (include @sanity4sonya) and leave me the Tweet link!
* Comment on another post on my blog, and let me know that you did.
* Blog about this giveaway (make sure that you link to this page) (worth 5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Please make sure if you have a Blogger profile that it is public! If you don't have your email publicly available on your Blogger profile, please leave your email in your comment. Winners will be notified by email so I have to have it!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary payment to write this posting.
I received the Kung Zhus from MomSelect and Zhu Zhu pets to sample and keep.
All of the opinions are strictly my own.


Giveaway is open to persons 18+, US only
Giveaway ends July 2 at 11:59pm PT

97 comments:

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  70. I am a GFC follower. My son has been wanting these since he first started seeing the ads on TV.

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