“Monsters are scary!” That is Teagan’s sentiment towards Monsters. But I assured her that not all monsters are scary. Some of them are humorous, curious, kooky and have feelings just like you and me. The guys and gals at Monster Factory have created cool character plush monsters. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Just because they are monsters does not mean they can’t be cute and cuddly.
Monster Factory is a Toronto based company that creates unusual plush toys with tons of character. There are 19 different series of Monsters. 1 to 8 monsters are featured in each series. “8 Bits” are a gang of sensitive kids that aren’t too different from the kids we know. They like dinosaurs, playing video games and try to live up to their parent’s expectations.
Teagan and our east coast friend, Adeline, were the lucky testers! We received an Earthling named Keira and Super Chikara from the Super Happy Friends Club series.
I was pleasantly surprised by the superb quality of the monsters. They are extremely well made and are totally unique in their design! The creators did not fool around with quality!
Teagan received Earthling Keira.
Her online bio – Keira is fiercely loyal. She’s always sure to stick up for her friends, even when they’re wrong. I love her simple design and her heart shaped lips. She looks like a cross between a penguin and a scuba diver. She has dainty arms but that doesn’t stop Teagan from playing piano with her. Kiera can now be found wearing a beaded Hello Kitty necklace.
- Adeline received Super Chikara Plush Monster.
Her online bio – Real Name: Chelsea. Super Power: Super
Strength. Super Chikara is a fearless defender of her friends and loved ones. She tends to look a little frazzled.
Adeline has been really into monsters and super heroes lately so when she received this super hero monster in the mail she couldn’t have been happier. Super Chikara is a big soft pink monster that looks great in Adeline’s tutu. Super Chikara is the leader of the Super Happy Friends Clan. Adeline’s mom, Erika, enjoys reading about all the monsters as much as Adeline is enjoying the actual monster. They have been toting Super Chikara everywhere and tucking her in with them at night. Erika said that she’s definitely ordering more monsters for gifts and for Adeline.
I think we can all relate to any of these monsters. I definitely relate to Otis. I think we’re both notorious for losing our keys. Children and toy collectors alike will love these monsters. Visit www.monsterfactory.net for fun bios on the monsters, cool stuff such as icons and wallpaper (found on most of the Monster’s pages). You can also meet the masterminds behind the monsters and watch funny videos. Mr. Pickley is a riot. Make sure you don’t touch his eyes! Also, check out their latest edition, Harriet. She wears her heart on her sleeve and is the smallest of the bunch. Harriet ($15) would be a unique Mother’s Day gift or a fun gift for your child.
GIVEAWAY – thatsITmommy and Monsters Factory is offering one lucky reader a chance to win Colin! Colin is from the 8 Bits series and he divides his time between playing video games and fretting about his future.
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This giveaway will run through midnight on March 10, 2010 (PST) with winner being announced March 11, 2010 (PST). Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact us before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.