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Lalaloopsy Giveaway

Lalaloopsy Giveaway

Congratulations to Amber who was entry #7 and won the Lalaloopsy prize pack!

I recently attended Activision’s Games for Girls Summit.  The content was super interesting and engaging, but the best part was the swag bag. It was Suh-weet, loaded with all of the games we tried and some other licensed goodies. I’m feeling generous, and want to help my dear readers with their Holiday shopping, so I’ve decided to give it away!  I’ve split the swag into coordinating packs in order to give as many of you a chance to win as possible. Most have a DS Game and a related toy.  The Wappy Puppy, which is awesome, will be the grand finale giveaway!

The first prize pack I’m giving away is a pair of items from the super popular Lalaloopsy franchise.  For those not in the know, Lalaloopsy is a series of large dolls and small figures from MGA Entertainment.  The dolls are a modern twist on rag dolls, they’re pretty cute, although Nate has called their button eyes “creepy” and “Coraline-esque”.  The gimmick is that the dolls magically came to life, and have the traits that go along with the special fabric they were constructed after (the one made out of baker’s apron is a baker, and the one made out of astronaut’s flight suit is a scientist).

Activision has taken the popular property and created a game that Kitty sure seemed to love.  I was initally worried that her inability to read would really hinder her ability to play.  Thanks to the intuitive game play, she was able to navigate the game on her own for over twenty minutes.

Thanks to intuitive game play, Kitty was able to figure out that there was a lost pet that she had to find for her friend, even without the ability to read.

From Activision:

GAME OVERVIEW
The whimsical and magical world of Lalaloopsy has been brought to life on the Nintendo DS. As the
new girl in town, you start by selecting your very own playable Lalaloopsy friend. Reunite all the
familiar Lalaloopsy dolls with their lost pets to build incredible friendships and unlock exciting crafting
activities. Special surprises and cool collectibles make it a unique and exciting experience. There is so
much to do and so much fun to be had, it’s time to get sewing!
Features:

  • Play with Your Favorite Lalaloopsy Dolls: All 12 dolls are available to play with including: Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff, Blossom Flowerpot, Bea Spells a Lot and many more!
  • Colorful and Whimsical World: The handcrafted feel and bright palette is preserved in the game. Every doll’s environment and items will feel familiar to all Lalaloopsy fans.
  • Build Lasting Friendships: Help the dolls find and care for their pets to unlock their specific craft mini-game; giving the finished crafts as gifts unlocks even more accessories!
  • Create Cute Crafts!: Twelve doll specific craft activities are made uniquely personal with various customizations and themes. 
  • Rewards A’Plenty: Frequent rewards, accompanied by distinctive animations, sounds and content, coupled with delightful hidden collectibles, make the game engaging and exciting.
  • Added Bonus: Included with each game purchase is a limited release Mini Lalaloopsy™ doll.

This prize pack includes a copy of the Lalaloopsy game for Nintendo DS, which includes a Mini Lalaloopsy and an additional Mini Lalaloopsy. Mini Lalaloopsy’s box has a  hole in the back (thanks to Kitty who couldn’t keep her hands off of it) but is otherwise sealed and fine).  These items were given to me by Activision during their Games for Girls Summit.

The fabulous giveaway!  Thanks, Activision!

To enter to win this item, leave a comment telling me who you’d give this set to below.
To gain an additional (optional) entry follow @ParentingGeekly on Twitter (if you’re not already!) AND send the following tweet:  “Win a Lalaloopsy Nintendo gift pack from @ParentingGeekly : http://parentinggeekly.blogspot.com/2011/11/lalaloopsy-giveaway.html” Leave an additional comment here that you followed/tweeted.

I’ll post the randomly selected winner in an update on this post on Thursday, November 17.  Good luck!

Halo Swag Giveaway: Winners!

Drumroll please….

To pick the winners I used Random.org and had it pick a number between 1 and 37 (the total number of comments).  Random.org picked comment #1 from Shelly and #7 from DigitalPlague.  So if you are Shelly or DigitalPlague please send me an email to sharon(at)parentinggeekly.com with your name and address and I’ll do my best to send those out ASAP.

Thanks to everyone for your great comments!  Some were really touching, and they really show how something that a lot of the world considers frivolous is such an important part of our lives for so many different reasons.

This was such a popular giveaway I may be able to find some other Halo Fest swag around here to give away, so stay tuned!

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PAX Swag Giveaway: Halo Fest Microfigure

PAX Swag Giveaway:  Halo Fest Microfigure

I’ve finally come out of my PAX-induced haze and I’m ready to give you guys some of the cool stuff I got at the convention!

First up are two Mega-Blocks Halofest micro figures. If you have a kid who is into Halo, chances are you are already familiar with these tiny guys. They are “blind” collectibles, meaning that you don’t know exactly what you’re getting until you open it. Some of the figures are rare while others are more common. This is like kid crack. The collectible nature, the association with Halo, and the ability to use them in the related Halo building sets has made them extremely popular with Nate and his friends.

This year PAX had an entire expo hall devoted to Halo. The game is celebrating its tenth anniversary and Halofest was setup to celebrate it. There were panels, demos and giveaways, all Halo related. Mega Blocks had a huge presence at Halofest, and their giveaways were some of the most coveted at all of PAX. On top of giving away the micro figures, each morning they gave away a limited edition Halofest vehicle building set. There is no way I’m prying that out of Nate’s hands for a giveaway, but I did manage to score a couple of my own micro figures to give away!

I have a Halo CE UNSC Spartan and a Halo CE Convenant Elite to give away. These are limited edition Halofest versions of the figures and each comes with a Halofest brick to set it on. They’re pretty cool.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment in the space below telling me why you or your kids love Halo or Megablocks. I will choose two winners at random on September 8th at noon Pacific Time, each will receive one of the micro figures.

For an additional entry follow @ParentingGeekly on Twitter and tweet a link to this blog post. Leave a separate comment here telling me you tweeted!

Contest is open to residents of the US only, sorry!