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April 6, 2013

My Little Pony & Build-A-Bear Workshop Review

Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customizable stuffed animals, is bringing the magic and friendship of the MY LITTLE PONY brand to Guests everywhere with a collection of characters under license from Hasbro, Inc. Arriving April 1, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash ($24 each) will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores throughout North America and online at Buildabear.com®. The first ever make-your-own MY LITTLE PONY plush allows Guests to engage with these iconic characters in new and exciting ways at Build-A-Bear Workshop and uniquely personalize Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash like never before.

“We know our Guests, from all generations, love the MY LITTLE PONY characters and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Hasbro to bring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash to Build-A-Bear Workshop,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. “Moms remember this brand from childhood – and now they can share the nostalgia, friendship, and fun with their own kids.”

Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide will be celebrating the arrival of this dynamic duo with a series of special events from April 1 through April 7. Guests and associates
will be encouraged to dress up in their favorite MY LITTLE PONY fashions. Additionally, while making a MY LITTLE PONY friend, Guests can take a pony personality quiz, recite the pony promise, and learn how to style their pony’s hair with a special hair care brochure. The bright and colorful manes on Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash allow kids to engage in imaginative play with the ponies. Pinkie Pie has signature pink locks and Rainbow Dash has a multi-colored mane that can be brushed, combed and braided with an exclusive MY LITTLE PONY hairbrush ($3), available only at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Guests can dress Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash in their signature capes ($13.50) or a variety of other fashions to create the perfect look, including:
  • MY LITTLE PONY skirt outfit ($12.50)
  • Knight costume ($15.00).  
  • MY LITTLE PONY theme song ($6) that can be added to any stuffed animal
  • Hair extensions ($4.00)
  • Rainbow skates ($6.00)

“Friendship is at the heart of the MY LITTLE PONY brand and we are thrilled to offer fans of all ages a whole new way to create their own friendship stories with Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash at Build-A-Bear Workshop,” said Samantha Lomow, SVP Global Marketing.

The My Little Pony brand has brought fun, friendship & joy to millions of kids of all ages around the globe.  The “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” animated series is created by Hasbro Studios and is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the United States, and can be seen globally in over 170 countries. 

DD is a huge fan of My Little Pony. She watches the show all the time; as such, you could imagine how excited she was when she was offered the chance to get her own My Little Pony from Build-A-Bear, she was thrilled.
Because Rainbow Dash is her favorite, she mad her choice immediately. She stood in line and waited patiently for her turn to stuff her new pony. 
She got to pump the stuffing into Rainbow Dash. The lady at Build-A-Bear was super nice. She asked DD if she wanted more stuffing so that Rainbow Dash could stand up or less so that it's more cuddly. DD wanted it to be able to stand, so that was an easy decision for her as well.
Although you could get a cardboard home for it, DD opted not to. She rather carried it home in her arms.
This is a photo of DD and Rainbow Dash at lunch. She also got the cape for it. I think DD's huge smile says it all!
DD had such a wonderful experience at Build-A-Bear and she absolutely adores her My Little Pony Rainbow Dash. If your child is also a fan, I highly recommend visiting Build-A-Bear before the promotion ends!

*I received a gift card to visit Build-A-Bear for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.  


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