Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scanimalz Review and Giveaway (Closed)

Scanimalz.....what are they?  Here's the story.....   Scanimalz are originally from SCANdinavia, frequently have SCANic attacks, are afraid of SCANacondas, like to do SCANnon balls, eat Shrimp SCANpi and make SCANtastic pets!  They are the cutest toys that combine what kids love the most...a stuffed toy and technology.  I knew I had the perfect little man to put this toy to the test.  Mason, like most kids his age, loves to use my iPhone and will crowd around any kid playing a game on an iPad. 

We received the Scanimalz, Beta Bear to try out.  I couldn't wait to pop this little guy out of his box!   He is adorable and very soft.  He is the perfect size for little ones to carry around during play also.

To start, I had to download the free iOS Scanimalz app.  The app is also available for Android.  This was easy enough and had no problems with the app.  Here's what the Scanimalz App features:
  • Character recognition/tracks Scanimalz collection
  • Play one of four games to earn points to make it onto the leader board and then redeem those points to dress up your Scanimalz and make them even more scantastic!
  • Points are accrued by having the character eat Scanimalz’ food or squishing Scanaconda, daily SCANtasy spinz, and by adding to your collection
So, to get started, I had to scan the one time activation QR code included with the Bear.  After that, I was ready to play games with my newly unlocked Scanimalz.  To keep the fun going, you are encouraged to scan daily via bonus points, extra Scantasy Spins and hidden reveals.  Each Scanimalz has different abilities and point value power within each game and there are many ways to collect points.

I loved that this was so easy for Mason to play with.  Once I got it set up, he was ready to go!  I also like that there are over 30 Scanimalz characters for both boys and girls.  What I really love about Scanimalz is that it combines old and new play.  Kids can still play with a stuffed animal (old), but can still be involved with technology (new).  It's the way of the world and I think that there will be more toys combining play like this. 

Series one of Scanimalz will be launched in Spring of 2013. There will be 32 new styles in the first year alone. Rare styles will also be included. You can find Scanimalz at Toys R Us, specialty shops and select malls/kiosks nationwide. MSRP: $9.99 and is for ages 3+.

Want to learn more about Scanimalz?  Go to

Want to win one of your own?  Fill out the form below for a chance to win.  The Giveaway will run from 5/23/13 until 6/6/13. 

Congrats to Cheri R, winner of the Scanimalz Giveaway.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
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Thanks to Wicked Cool Toys for providing the above item for review and Giveaway.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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