Imagine my surprise.
I wrote a post a few weeks ago about a bear I wanted from Build-A-Bear. The Build-A-Bear online store has a plethora of adorable bears and outfits to choose from, but there was one particular fuzzy stuffed cutie I had to put on my ‘must have’ list.
The bear that delighted me was a 16″ Darth Vader teddy Bear. Soft and black with a most adorable Darth Vader outfit on. He’s called Darth Vader Dimples.
It should come as no surprised to anybody who knows me that I like toys. Not just any toys – but the good ones, the unique ones, and the ones from years past. While the Vader teddy was not something from my childhood, he is unique and completely adorable.
And he fits perfectly amongst the toy collection on my desktop.
Yay-yuh. That’s right! I managed to snag one for me-own!
Thanks to the generous folks at Build-A-Bear, who kindly offered to send me one for free to review here on my blog, I now have this little piece of cuteness where I can see him everytime I’m at my desk.
I was so excited about this gift and when the package arrived I didn’t wait to dig into it. I immediately opened it and found that Dimples arrived in a sweet gift box – making him already perfectly packaged for the holidays (If I was planning on gifting him – which I was not)!
Opening the handled box top I saw his little black helmeted head. Oohs and aahs came from all around, from my teenager all the way down to the toddler. This little guy and his adorable outfit and removable plush light saber made quite the entrance.
I wasn’t surprised that his outfit is very well made. We’ve had a little experience with Build-A-Bear in the past and they do not disappoint. A helmet with ear holes, a body suit with a tail hole, a pair of black boots, a cape, complete with a red light saber…
Dimples was fully decked out in Darth Vader garb.
As cute as he was in his costume, we had to see him in all his bear-ness (yeah, pun totally intended). It wasn’t long before my 2 year old held the black bear with his soft fur and sweet dark eyes fully exposed.
Dimples was so soft and plush and I saw why he is called Dimples. He has a sweet smile.
Judging from my childrens’ reactions, I believe that a Build-A-Bear Teddy ($37) would make a perfect gift for any aged child (and a lot of adults) on your gift list. Or, if you already have the bear, you can purchase just the Darth Vader outfit for $15. Or choose from another bear or outfit from Build-A-Bear’s large selection. For just a few bucks more you can add a sound. When you push the bear’s paw you’ll hear a message. They have sounds already made for this or you can personalize your own!
I’ve been having way too much fun parousing the Build-A-Bear website.
For a limited time, when you spend $30 at Build-A-Bear you’ll get a free pink or blue 15″ Cuddly Hugs Teddy. Just fill your cart and use the code 94630 at checkout.
That would scratch two gifts out of the way for the price of one!
And, don’t forget! Satisfaction is a guarantee at Build-A-Bear. You can return your purchase within 30 days of your purchase!
Though, why you’d ever want to return a bear as cute as Darth Vader Dimples is beyond me!
Now, if only I could get my hands on the Hit The Road Bearemy…