Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CLOSED Giveaway: HOTTEST Holiday Toy--Xia Xia! #xiaxia

Have you heard about Xia-Xia yet?  If not, you are sure to by the holiday season.  It has been predicted to be the HOTTEST Holiday toy.  Xia-Xia (pronounced shah-shah) are seriously cute little collectible hermit crabs that come with a candy-colored shell with a little friend hidden inside.  You can even get additional shells for these little guys for when they want a new fashionable look.  Seriously, not even a crab like me would want to always where the same shell!  Additional shells come with little little friends.

Xia-Xia come from a faraway land where the Carnivale runs all day and they love to dance and play and join in all the festivities.  Press their claws and they are on the go.  The four lovable Xia-Xia are:
  • Bimini:  She has a pink polka-dot and striped shell and loves to strut the latest fashions.
  • Trinidad:  He has a bright orange and yellow swirled shell and loves to dance.
  • Turks:  She has a red shell and pretty pink bows and is sweet and bubbly.
  • Tobago:  He is blue and happy and always dancees the samba.

There are also three fun little play sets for this colorful bunch.  Rio de Trio Village has three colorful rooms for these crabs to scuttle around in or sit upon a shelf and watch their friends.  The Copacabana Playset features a fun place to scamper around in and even has a slide.  The Confetti Cottage is a colorful little home for Xia-Xia and can be used as a carrier.  It can connect to the Copacabana Playset.  Look how cute it all is!

I love the colors and theme of the Xia-Xia, down to the names of these cute crustaceans.  The playsets are very cute.  I did have to work a bit to get the Copacabana snapped together, but I liked that once snapped in place, the playsets did not easily fall apart, like some other critter playset (not mentioning any names, but they are furry).  I also liked that all the stickers were on the playsets.  I guess I am a little anal, but I hate it when the manufacturer leaves it to the consumer to place the stickers on.  Naturally, my kids grab them and put the on wrong  or leave bubbles, so it is nice that these are already on and ready to go.  I think the most fun is the hermit crabs themselves.  Set them loose on a hard surface and they are hilarious and great fun for adults kids.

Of course, the true test is with my kids.  As soon as my girls saw this, they went nuts!  They love these crazy little critters!  The only complaint they had is that it was a bit hard at first to get the shells off to change them out.  I do sort of agree that they can be hard to get off, but when I showed them the easiest way to do it, they didn't have as many problems.  The playsets were a little tricky for me to snap together, but I love that once together, they stay together, unlike some other little critter playsets (not mentioning any names).  However, I will say that my girls are having the most fun just letting these little guys run around the kitchen floor.

I asked them some Xia-Xia questions and here were their responses:
  1. What do you like best about Xia-Xia?  Changing shells, how they move around by themselves and how the shells work.
  2. What's your favorite Xia-Xia character?  Tobogo.  I love his grin!
  3. What's your favorite Xia-Xia playset?  I like the Copacabana playset because of the slide.
  4. Where do you like playing with your Xia-Xia?  The kitchen floor is the most fun because they can run around like crazy!
  5. Would your friends like Xia-Xia?  The girls would.  I don't think the boys would.  
  6. If you could change one thing about the Xia-Xia, what would it be?  I don't know I could change it.  They are great they way they are.
  7. What shell is your favorite shell and why?  I like the the one with the pink polka dots because it is really pretty.
  8. Do you like their Little Friends? Yes.
  9. Which Little Friend is your favorite?  The hot cocoa and the macaroni!
  10. Do you like the Xia-Xia backstory?  Yes.

Disclosure:  I was provided with free product as part of a promotional program with Xia-Xia and MomSelect.  As always, this review contains my hones opinions.

And now for the fun part--the GIVEAWAY!  Find enter below--ends 11/17/11.


Amberr Meadows said...

Those toys are so cute! Makes me wish I was a kid again :-)

Wendi said...

I like Trinidad

Pegasus72 said...

would make a great present for my little ones for Christmas

Delco Deal Diva said...

Money is tight this year for our family...this would be such a treat to give my son on Christmas!

Anonymous said...

My fav is Bimini!

Kristie Betts said...

My Daughter like all off them but I think she would like Bimini the best

Kristie Betts

Anonymous said...

I would love this for my 7year ol daughter

karenmed409 said...

Love these cute Hernit Crabs, my favorite is Tobago, the Confetti Cottage is so cute!
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

katers2714 said...

Tobago is my favorite!

Donna said...

My DD would love these.
I like the Xia-Xia Rio de Trio Village Playset and Bimini. so cute!

Mom Caboodle said...

I like Turks best.

Toni said...

My favorite is the Trinidad Crab

sweetmelbelle31 said...

These are adorable!

ryanac32 said...

I like Trinadad
ryanac32 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tawnya said...

I like Tobago!

J Pickett said...

I like Trinidad.
fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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