Monday, July 5, 2010

Kung Zhu Pets review and giveaway! - ENDED

***And the winner is Abbi who tweeted about this giveaway! Congrats Abbi! You should receive an email from me shortly.*** 







Introducing the hottest new line from Cepia evolving from the Zhu Zhu Pets...Kung Zhu Pets! These warrior hamsters are far from being the cute and cuddly Zhu Zhu Pets that everyone fell in love with. But make no mistake, these ultra cool, tough pets will be a sure competition to the original Zhu Zhu Pets! With eight original characters split into two battling groups called Special Forces and Ninja Warriors, Kung Zhu Pet owners will have the thrill of training each character to transform them into fighting, battling warriors. While these Kung Zhu hamsters may start off as "cute" and "mild-mannered," once they are sent into their main training grounds, smart chip technology will actually allow you to hear a distinct personality transformation of fighting ninja and warriors.

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A couple weeks ago I came home from work to find this box waiting on my front steps.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it to find it full of the latest toy craze - Kung Zhu Pets! Noah was pretty darn excited himself! How lucky were we that MomSelect chose us to review the newest Zhu Zhu pet craze!
Thor had a few ideas himself about those pesky hamsters.
Noah, Thor and I spent a very fun couple of hours unpacking and setting everything up.
Thor was especially concerned about keeping us safe from those fierce Ninja and Special Forces hamsters!
Kiel came home and was slightly underwhelmed by the training zone that had taken over the family room. That is until he realized how much fun Noah was having.
 Then he was right in the middle of it all.
Much like Thor was.
 Over all the "three" of them did a great job playing together.

It was a pretty impressive setup!

Even if it did take over the entire family room floor.
Seriously, the entire floor. I couldn't get them all in one shot.
Is it possible to have too many toys?
Stel says, "Yes, Yes it is." Especially when they move and make noise. 
The Kung Zhu pets in action.
Training time.

So what do I think of the Kung Zhu pets? Well, as I said before, they take up a lot of space! We were fortunate to be able to review the original Zhu Zhu pets last year when they first came out, and I can say that they have improved the design. This set was much easier to put together and the connections between pieces stay together better. The entire design is pretty impressive considering all they do. Unfortunately, in our case whenever they were in the arena the same hamster always ended up losing, even when we switched the armor between the two. Noah and Kiel were less interested in the arena action than everything else, so that wasn't a big deal for us.

Unfortunately, one of our hamster's wheels are no longer turning, but you have to remember that Kiel is only 2 1/2, and these are recommended for ages 4+, so that very well could be because he insisted on pushing them along the track rather than letting them go on their own. 

We had a lot of fun with the entire set-up over the last few days, but these type of toys don't do well in general with my boys. Too many pieces and way too many ways to interact inappropriately with them (as in now their monster trucks and Lego men are interspersed throughout the training area - but I love watching their imagination in action). It will be interesting to see how long this lasts with them. (Again, remember that Kiel is 2 1/2 and Noah isn't a "typical" child.)

So, ready to hear the really exciting news? 

Yes, it's true. I have Kung Zhu pets to give away to one of my lucky readers! 
In fact, I have two Kung Zhu pets, two sets of Kung Zhu armor, a Dragon Hammer and Missile Attack Tower, and the Giant Battle Arena. Everything shown in the picture above! And believe me, it was a difficult task for Noah to decide which two hamsters he was going to keep and which two he was giving away. 

To win all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me who you would like to win this for! 

For extra entries you can do the following:

1. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter with a link back to this post. You can tweet once a day. Make sure you come back here and leave a comment on this post each time.

2. Post it on Facebook. You can post once a day. Make sure you come back here and leave a comment on this post each time.

3. Follow my blog on Google connect or as an RSS feed.  Leave a comment here letting me know you do.

4. Follow my main blog (Mommy Needs Therapy) in a reader or via email. Leave a comment here letting me know you do.

5. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link in the comments to let me know.

Don't forget to include your email address in the comment. I know you have to include it to publish the comment, but unless it is actually within the body of the comment or you have email enabled on your Blogger profile I can't see it.


You have until midnight on Friday, July 16, 2010 to enter. I'll announce the winner that weekend. Again, don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you!


US and Canada mailing addresses only.

Full disclosure:  MomSelect  provided me with the Kung Zhu pets to review and the set to give away. I am not receiving monetary compensation for hosting this giveaway. The opinions in my review are purely my own.

216 comments:

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Megryansmom said...

oh TOF would love to play with these Zhu Zhus!

Denise S. said...

I want to give this to my five year old son!

Denise S. said...

GFC follower
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

pixie13 said...

I'd love to give this to my four year old daughter.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/5
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/17836000331

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pixie13 said...

GFC follower

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pixie13 said...

email subscriber to your main blog

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slb3334 said...

my nephew would love this.

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to win this for my nephew.

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Mysharona said...

For my son.

abfantom said...

I would like to win this for my daughter who is a HUGE Zhu Zhu pet fan.

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abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

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abfantom said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Mom Caboodle said...

I would love to win this for my daughter.....she loves these!!

Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/17862525935

Mom Caboodle said...

Posted giveaway on my Facebook wall:


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/Mom-Caboodle/106781426012532

Mom Caboodle said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

shanna at mom caboodle dot com

Mom Caboodle said...

I subscribe via Email and Google Reader.

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lemonlaurie said...

I'd like to win this for my kids who are big fans of these fun toys.

Denise S. said...

I'd love to win this for my five year old son!

Denise S. said...

GFC follower
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Mama Zen said...

I would love to win this for my daughter!

Nicole C. said...

I would love to win this for my nephews.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Abbi said...

What an awesome giveaway. Actually this would be for my son even though my daughters would be battling with him.....in more ways than one i'm sure
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Abbi said...

following via GFC
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Abbi said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/17873371587
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My son has been begging me for a Kung Zhu every day for about 2 weeks, so I would love to win for him (and for my sanity)!

pamr@mts.net

jakiesmom said...

i'd love this for my nephew
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

jakiesmom said...

rss subscriber

mverno said...

my grandson and i would use it together mverno@roadrunner.com

wild thunder said...

My son (and husband) would have a great time playing with this. Thanks for the contest.

Danetta said...

I would love this for my son He would love it.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I follow this blog on Google Connect
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ellie said...

I would love to win this for my little grandson. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/17894168996
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ellie said...

I follow via GFC
eswright18 at gmail dot com

mogrill said...

I'd love to win this for my nephew.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/6
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/17907400740

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

reg369 said...

This would entertain my kids Cobi and Beth for hours, maybe days.

cstironkat said...

Zach and Kyle would be so excited if I were to win this for them. This is right up their alley.

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17908909450

katzkids said...

I would love to win this for my son.They look like lots of fun to play with.Thanks for the giveaway:)
kats7960@gmail.com

katzkids said...

I follow you on GFC.Thanks for the giveaway:)
kats7960@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

my little boy! (and maybe daddy too)
tvollowitz at aol dot com

smilekisses said...

I'd like to win this for the 3 neighbor boys. All brothers and all three are autistic.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

justicecw said...

I would love to win for my 6 year old son...he would be thrilled! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/17918686527
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justicecw said...

I am a blog follower = christine
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justicecw said...

Mommy Needs Therapy Email subscriber
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Abbi said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/17941195731
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would like to win it for my niece.
slkkitchen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.
slkkitchen@Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.
slkkitchen@gmail.com

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/17966904814
Daily tweet
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justicecw said...

7/7 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/17967177107
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Missybeez said...

I would win this for my four year old.


honeybeez80@yahoo.com

littlelatina said...

for my boys

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17980774121

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/7
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/17992891147

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Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18009062130

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18031070268
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Abbi said...

I blogged at http://kidpack05.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-worth-entering.html
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wildcat32 said...

I would love to win this for my son.
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ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18050099793
Daily tweet
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justicecw said...

7/8 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18050242374
justicecw@hotmail.com

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18062853315

Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18063993029

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/8
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18075449070

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Chip said...

My son has seen the commercials for these and really wants some. This would be so fun.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Abbi said...

https://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18113701584
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

clynsg said...

The official recipient would be my grandson, but I am pretty sure his uncles would get in on it as well!

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Follow via GFC

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18142570948

justicecw said...

7/9 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18148841810
justicecw@hotmail.com

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18149490159
Daily tweet
eswright18 at gmail.com

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/9
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18158697751

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18170572868

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18189915680
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I would give this to my grandson, he saw them advertised and wants them for his birthday.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

justicecw said...

7/10 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18211354960
justicecw@hotmail.com

sweetsue said...

Love the photos with the cat-so funny! I would give this to my 6 and 9 year old grandsons. They would go nuts!
smchester at gmail dot com

angjfuller said...

My 5 and 7 year old would love to have this!

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18220729531
Daily tweet
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cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18220897058

Story of our Life said...

FOLLOWER of your Mommy Needs Therapy Blog. Love it.

These would make an AWESOME BD present for my soon to be 8 yr old next month. He JUST told me today he wanted this for his bd. I thought "awww...I will try to win it."

Gala

gardiner94@aim.com

Story of our Life said...

FOLLOWER of your Mommy Needs Therapy Blog. Love it.

These would make an AWESOME BD present for my soon to be 8 yr old next month. He JUST told me today he wanted this for his bd. I thought "awww...I will try to win it."

Gala

gardiner94@aim.com

Story of our Life said...

http://gardinerfam.blogspot.com/2010/07/zhu-zhu-pet-give-way.html

Blog post re: give-a-way.

Gala G
gardiner94@aim.com

Story of our Life said...

I am now a follower if this blog (and your other). I didn't realize I could follow both. IDK why. Just bc I'm not all that savy sometimes I guess.

:) And these would go to my son for his BD.

:) Gala
gardiner94@aim.com

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/10
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18233554286

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18234025583

Melissa O. said...

I am entering this in hopes of winning this for my son!

Melissa O. said...

I follow on GFC

Nanci said...

My daughter would love this prize

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18272451315
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

justicecw said...

7/11 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18286887959
justicecw@hotmail.com

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18292289579

Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18324740176

Angie said...

I want to win this for my 2 oldest boys. My oldest used his birthday money to buy a couple of kung zhus and battle gear but he doesn't have much yet.
angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

following via gfc. I'm your 84th follower. angiewith3 at live dot com

Huguette E. said...

I would love to win this for my godson, he would have so much fun!

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/18354927016

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18360715747
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jsc123 said...

These would be perfect for my son. He loved the ones that his sister got last year but to him they were just "too girly".
So these would be perfect for him.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a Mommy Needs Therapy Email Subscriber as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18374247816
Daily tweet
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The Bus Driver said...

Following on mommy needs therapy LOL~

Love your blog!

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/12
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18391101713

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ky2here said...

8 year old Sasha is going to go wild over these. She loves the regular Zhu Zhus.

ky2here said...

Here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/18392023427

cstironkat said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18397618621

rsbryswrrl said...

I'd love to win this for my son. He has a Zhu Zhu pet and loves them.

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

justicecw said...

7/12 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18405256055
justicecw@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I would love to win this for my cats!


OK, not really :) The pics of your cat getting in on the action cracked me up and while I'm sure my cats WOULD love to have the Kung Zhu's for themselves, I would actually like to win this for my nephew. He would love it.

Thanks for the chance!

buckeye7081@gmail.com

Amanda said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower, too! Thanks again!

Jenn S. said...

I would love to win this for my son, he has been pining for them ever since he first saw the commercial.

Nicole D. said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. it would make a great birthday present for her! Thanks!

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18470392410

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/13
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18478319475

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18481787050
Daily tweet
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Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18490287159

Daniel M said...

my nephew would love this! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18509691234
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

flowerchild said...

i would love to win this for my daughter
thanks

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/18519057378

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

i follow you on gfc

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Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/18523445996

Anonymous said...

Both my son and daughter would love this1
jcristig@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Both my son and daughter would love this1
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cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18547076541

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/14
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18564152271

ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18565209254
Daily tweet
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justicecw said...

7/14 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18565661211
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Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18568622078

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/18599525599

Abbi said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/18600655245
kidpack05 at yahoo dot com

Melissa B. said...

I would love to win this for my nephew.

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18625962931

Amanda said...

I have two boys I would love to win this for!
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Amanda said...

I follow on GFC
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I follow Mommy Needs Therapy on GFC also!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

justicecw said...

7/15 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18635759410
justicecw@hotmail.com

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

id like to win this for my two nephews who are 3 and 6

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/forgetshyness/status/18642880893

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

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pixie13 said...

tweet 7/14
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18646032612

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ellie said...

http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18646906565
Daily tweet
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paula michele said...

I would love to win for my son and daughter. They could play with this together.

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paula michele said...

I follow through GFC.

paula michele said...

I follow Mommy Needs Therapy through GFC.

k-team said...

My kids would have a blast with these. I love the pictures with your cat, I can see ours chasing these around, too!

Jeannine said...

I want to win this for my son :)

pauline15 said...

I would love to win this for my son who has informed me that I "have" to get this for him!
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

pauline15 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/pauline15/status/18654725867
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

pauline15 said...

I'm a google friend (pauline15_01)
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

pauline15 said...

I'm a subscriber
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Mom Caboodle said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MomCaboodle/status/18658269273

Louis said...

this would be the perfect gift for my 2 daughters

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18661233957

Louis said...

shared
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000492008701#!/profile.php?id=100000492008701&v=wall&story_fbid=110654832319369&ref=mf

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

Louis said...

Following your main blog (Mommy Needs Therapy) via email (same mail as in my profile)

Mom2anutball said...

I'd love to win these for my nephew!
Thanks!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Mom2anutball said...

Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

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Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/18687839863

justicecw said...

7/16 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/18688546724
justicecw@hotmail.com

jcamp2020 said...

The King Zhu Zhu's would love to live with our two grandsons, Evan and Sean. And their golden retriever.Lola, who loves carring around Zhu Zhu's.

jcamp2020 said...

follow you and tweeted ya'

http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/18691427116

Madonna Cramer said...

I would love to win the set for my son.

madonnacramer@msn.com

jcamp2020 said...

Follow you publicly

jcamp2020

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cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18692024260

Huguette E. said...

Following blog

Huguette E. said...

Following main blog via google feed reader

crystalf said...

I would love to win this for my youngest daughter. Thank you!

Bettina said...

I would really love to win this for my son!

bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

blueeyeleo said...

I would love to win this for my 3 grand kids they would love it

sallstun
at
hotmail
dot
com

blueeyeleo said...

i follow through GFC username blueeyeleo

sallstun
at
hotmail
dot
com

The Bus Driver said...

forgot to leave my email address above for my entry. busdriverquestions at gmail dot com

tina reynolds said...

They would be for my son Jack thanks for the chance to win eaglesfrojack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow on gfc

Casey Becher said...

I would love to win this for my 7-year-old twins. Two of everything is perfect!!!

casey.becher @ yahoo.com

Casey Becher said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/caseybecher/status/18720911740

Casey Becher said...

I follow via gfc.

Casey Becher said...

I subscribe to your main blog via google reader.

Casey Becher said...

I blogged about this giveaway.

http://kcmomblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-huge-kung-zhu-prize-pack.html

pixie13 said...

tweet 7/16
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18723575082

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

busiemommie said...

I would like to win this for my son.

busiemommie said...

I follow via GFC ~busiemommie

busiemommie said...

I follow Mommy Needs Therapy via email.

Tracysweetangl said...

Marc and Jared would love them. Thanks for the chance.

SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

Tracysweetangl said...

follow on GFC

SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

Anara from able2able said...

I'd like this for my 3 1/2 year old son.

at gmail: a midg rn

ShesAnAngel said...

I would like to win this for my son Alec who likes pets but doesn't want to ever take care of any!

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I'm following you via google connect

justine417
justine417@comcast.net

Marinalane said...

I would LOVE to win these for my 2 sons! They would FLIP! lanemarinab@aol.com

ShesAnAngel said...

I am following Mommy Needs Therapy via email

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel said...

I posted the giveaway on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626965876&v=wall&story_fbid=138633716166057

justine pierson
justine417@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My son Ian has been asking for this set for two months. I would love to win this for him!

ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/18739109780


justine417@comcast.net

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