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Shoulder Buddies Review and Giveaway

June 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Giveaways

Get ready for the kids to be asking for Shoulder Buddies. This new line of  Wearable Toys are going to be the next must have for kids everywhere.

I was lucky to be given the opportunity to review Shoulder Buddies and I am so excited to tell you all about them. When I first saw them I was immediately taken – they are so darn adorable !!!  They reminded me of the Troll Dolls I had as a child, but so much cuter. Thing is they are much more than just a toy and this is what really drew me to them and why I think kids will be drawn to them as well.

See The Shoulder Buddies are wearable, something I have never seen before. The Shoulder Buddies are magnetized and come with a Magical Coin that can be placed under your shirt and the Shoulder Buddies will then attach to it and you have a special friend that can sit on your shoulder all day long.  Not just your shoulder either – they can sit on your Hair, Backpack, Hat etc…

But the thing I really love the best is the educational value they have. The Shoulder Buddies come from the “Land of Understand” and each one comes with a Smart Card that teaches kids a special life lesson in a fun way they will remember. So as your child wears their Shoulder Buddy they also carry around the “Smarts” they hold. Is that cool or what? Shoulder Buddies also make great Party Favors !!

I had a chance to talk to the owners of Shoulder Fun USA, LLC the creators behind Shoulder Buddies and loved the story on how they were created and came to be.  I asked them some questions that I would like to share that with you to give you some additional insight into Shoulder Buddies and what we may see in the near future.

Where did you get the inspiration for Shoulder Buddies?

The inspiration has been a collaboration of family, friends and community.  Everyone has played an important role in the creation and success of Shoulder Buddies.

What makes Shoulder Buddies stand out?

They are more than just an adorable collectible, they are uniquely wearable and each Shoulder Buddy comes with a “Smart Card” that shares great life messages from Friendship to Fire Safety.  They are Friends you wear with Smarts to share.

Is there an educational aspect to these toys?

Absolutely, each Shoulder Buddy character comes with a collectible “Smart Card” that has a great life message in the form of an acronym.  Kids can read their “Smart Card” and the acronym helps them to remember the messages.  Then when kids wear their Shoulder Buddies around, the symbol printed on their belly reminds kids of the “Smarts” they share.

How often will you be releasing new styles of Shoulder Buddies into the collection?

We are releasing more than 30 characters per year, with a large variety of colors and Smart themes to appeal to both girls and boys.  They are available in select “Hallmark”, “Learning Express” and specialty stores.  They are currently rolling out into “Toys R Us” nationwide and can also be found while traveling at airport shops around the country.

What else might we expect from Shoulder Buddies in the future?

Four Internet exclusive Shoulder Buddies will be available for purchase on our website in the near future. We’ll also be adding some fun activities to our website as well.  You may even see some Holiday Shoulder Buddies landing in the Fall…  A lot of great things are being created 😉

Anything else you would like to add?

We always welcome ideas and suggestions for product creativity and development.

When our Shoulder Buddies arrived my daughter was so excited and could not wait to open them up and wear them.  She had her Best Friend come over and share in the fun and I must say they were a Hit. The girls had a great time opening them all up, reading their Smart Cards and then putting them all on. We were even sent a Shoulder Buddies Story Book that they sat down together to read – it was adorable. The Shoulder Buddies Books will be available in stores in the near future so be on the look out.

My daughter is in the Purple and of course she had to put on as many Shoulder Buddies as she could fit. They stay on very securely and they walked around with them on all day – it was very funny.

The girls were so inspired by the Shoulder Buddies that they decided to sit down and create some designs of their own. They drew up some fun designs and gave each one of them their own “Smarts”. I will be submitting them to the company since they were very creative and quite impressive.

The girls gave the Shoulder Buddies 2 Thumbs Up and highly recommend them to all.

I even have my very own that I have sitting on my desk so I can play with its hair when I am reading on the computer – Yeah I know I am silly like that, but it really makes me Smile !!

You can purchase Shoulder Buddies in select “Hallmark”, “Learning Express” and specialty stores.  They are also becoming available at your local “Toys R Us” and I have also found them on Amazon

as well as Ebay.

Now onto the Giveaway…..

2 Lucky Winners will each receive Two Shoulder Buddies to call their very own.

Goal and Ace ** Crush and Bubbles

Win these and your kids will ❤ Love You !!

So how do you enter to win? It is Easy:

You may Enter once or 5 times to increase you chances by doing the following, but you must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify:

Leave a Separate Comment for each Entry Below in the Comments.

  • MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Shoulder Buddies Website and tell me what Shoulder Buddy you LOVE on their website by leaving a Comment below – Be sure your email is attached to your Comment so we can contact you if you are a Winner.
  • BONUS ENTRY: Become a Fan of  Shoulder Buddies on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you did so. (If you are already just leave a comment saying so for the extra entry)
  • BONUS ENTRY: Become our Fan on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you are part of the FB Party. (If you are already just leave a comment saying so for the extra entry)
  • BONUS ENTRY: Follow us on Twitter then copy and tweet:  I just entered to win Shoulder Buddies the Coolest Wearable Toys @thepartyanimal @shoulderbuddies
  • BONUS ENTRY: Sign up to receive our Newsletter  – just go to our home page and enter your email in the upper right, then leave a comment telling me you did so. (If you have already just leave a comment saying so for the extra entry)

Good Luck !!!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, all winners will be chosen by This giveaway will end July 3rd at 12:01 am Eastern time and the winner will be announced soon after.  If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winners. Your Shoulder Buddies will be shipped to you via USPS.

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


10 Responses to “Shoulder Buddies Review and Giveaway”
  1. Sara Phillips says:

    I love Eco and Bubbles!

  2. Sara Phillips says:

    I am a fan of Shoulder Buddies on facebook! Sara Phillips

  3. Sara Phillips says:

    I am a fan of yours on facebook – Sara Phillips

  4. Sara Phillips says:

    I follow you on twitter – @Doodle741 and tweeted!!/Doodle741/status/86985307450380288

  5. Shelly Boskovich says:

    I love the awesome messages that come with these toys! I hadn’t heard of these yet so thanks for sharing. I love “Pal” – that colorful hair is super cute

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