Squinkies

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Okay, let me just get this out of the way first –  THESE ARE SO ADORABLY CUTE AND SQUISHY!!!!

Now onto the review. My daughter has never been into regular dolls like Barbie or those life-like babies. She always gravitated to soft plush animals, and the only dolls she’s ever really enjoyed are Polly Pockets.

That was until Squinkies. The little rubber toys are so small that I could not get a good photo even with Super Macro. Each toy is very detailed and very well-made. They are not made of that hard plastic but are soft and squishy. This can make for some pretty cute play elements.

These are brand new on the market. Yesterday I noticed Target had some but there were only about five packages total and that included the different playsets. My daughter feels kind of proud that she got to play with them before they could be bought in the stores. Plus, she even combines them with her Polly Pocket sets as the younger siblings.

My daughter loves these toys. Don’t believe me? The following video was taken the day after we received the first bubble pack:

A few days ago we received the Cupupcake Surprize! BakeShop deluxe playset, a Squinkies Share N Wear Jewelry Surprize set, and a Squinkies Jewel Case Surprize! Now we have a holder for all the little balls. The playset includes two plastic coins that you can insert and the balls come out like regular toy vending machines. The jewelry set is an easy way for your child to accessorize with a Squinkies ring or bracelet. The jewel case set is great for a play date, sleep over, or car trip so he/she can keep their favorites with them.

My daughter can make up stories all day with the dizzying amount of Squinkies she now has. Every day we, either my husband or I, have to take out some time to play these with her. There are so many sets to choose from and dozens of unique figurines. If your child likes cute, little things Squinkies will become an instant household hit.

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Giveaway closed, winners announced here!
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WIN IT!

One grand prize winner will win a Squinkies Gumball Surprize! Playhouse, Teapot Twister Surprize, Jewel Case Surprize!, Share N Wear Jewelry Surprize, and Squinkies Surprize Inside Bubble Packs (retail value $56.95).

Five runners-up will each receive one Squinkies Surprize Inside Bubble Pack.

To enter (mandatory):
Visit Squinkies and tell me who would love this and why!

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Giveaway ends 8/29/10 at 11:59 PST. Open to US residents only. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Squinkies set at no cost in order to test the product. The review presented here is 100% my honest opinion.

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  1. Beth says

    I love that they are soft and squishy and they remind me of Pet Shop and my kids LOVE those so they’d LOVE these too!

  2. Steph says

    Both of my kids would love these toys. They really like animals so I bet #006 and #002 would be huge hits with them. They are the perfect little toy for kids.

  3. says

    I’ve already had to buy a set of them. My 12 year old said she simply HAD to have them. Her and her little friend want to collect them ALL. So, I had never hear dof them until this week when I was forced to go and buy some :) They really are adorable. AND, they don’t hurt at all when you step on them in the middle of the night.

  4. Mary-Frances C. says

    My 9 year old daughter would love this! She likes little tiny things.
    mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com

  5. Margaret Smith says

    Acutually, I think all my kids would love this. Especially my 8 year old daughter & 10 year old son. These are so adorable!
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  6. sy says

    i would love these they’re so cute XD i would gift them to my 7yr old little cousin, she would go crazy XD
    songyueyu at gmail

  7. Peggy Gorman says

    Too cute! My granddaughter would be so happy to own and play with these adorable Squinkies! I love them too!
    Thanks

  8. Denise B. says

    Our daughter would loves this. She likes to take smaller toys like this on the road to play with on her play tray in the van.

  9. Amanda says

    My daughter wants these so bad. We just started seeing the commecials monday and I think I will say the prize for christmas time.

  10. says

    Ok, just yesterday DD tells me we have to go to the store to check these out. I had never heard of them before. Of course she had to bring her favorite shopping buddy…..Pap Paw. :) I think he is more up to date on the newest toys than I am! So, we have our very first few. I have a feeling I know at least one thing someone will be getting for her birthday in a week!

  11. Kristen says

    My 4 year old daughter saw the commercials and wanted these. I looked at the website and think she’d love the kitties the most. :)

  12. anthy says

    My 9-year-old niece would love these so much! She is really, really into Zoo Mania and Sea Mania animals, which look a lot like these and come in the little plastic bubble things, from vending machines. She has a huge collection!

    Thank you very much for the giveaway. :-)

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  13. Michelle S says

    My daughter is 8 years old and the most difficult child to buy toys for. She is not your “average” girl who is into barbies and dolls. I would love to have these for her. I think it is something she would love.
    Thank you for the opportunity
    rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

  14. Shelley says

    My Daughter would love these, she loves to collect all kinds of little things, and make play-do displays for them, and then we put them on her book shelves as little art pieces. She would use them as accessories in her play-do land.

  15. says

    These are a must have for any little girl and I think some little boys will love to play with these also! Very COOL toy. I actually just saw some in person today and googled them and found this review. Please add us to the contest. Congrats in advance to your Winners.

  16. kimbuckjr says

    MANDATORY ENTRY: My daughter would absolutely LOVE to have these. My daughter really loves her Li’l Pet Shop toys and these kinda remind me of those toys. She takes a Li’l Pet Shop animal with her wherever we go. I’m sure these would follow her around just like her LPS toys.
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  17. says

    My daughter is in love with them she has stated she wants to collect them all… They are so adorable I love how they have the gumball machine and you can place them in it. Makes for easy storing.

  18. Amanda Starr says

    My daughter would love these so much, she also never liked “normal” dolls and they have so many dogs which she adores

  19. Melissa O. says

    I know my son would love these! He likes the solid colored ones you get from the quarter machines. He has a few and loves them!

  20. melissa pruitt says

    my daughter, rachel, woul LOVE one of these, becuse she saw these in the store and begged me to buy her them!!

  21. melissa pruitt says

    i follow cokiesand clogs on twitter!!

    @butterflyz01234

    im so excited about this my daughter wants one so bad!

  22. Leigh says

    My daughter would love them, especially the kitties and the babies. She’s much like your daughter and never really got into the barbies or baby dolls, but she loves little thing especially animals.

    • anthy says

      Oh, whoops! Sorry, this tweet is for another contest. I had both windows open and made a mistake.

      To make this a valid entry, though: I voted for you in Top Mommy Blogs today!

      anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  23. Kerrie Mayans says

    My eight year old daughter would love these. She likes to keep little trinkets and has some mini strawberry shortcake dolls she has had for about 4 years. These look to be about the same scale and I think she would like them too.

  24. Delenn says

    I love the blue monkey (142) because my favorite animal is monkeys and my blue is my favorite color… he’s perfect!

  25. AmyG says

    The bee (#109) is absolutely my favorite! We do lots of “Be” related activities (Be your best! / Be responsible! / Be a good friend!) with my Scout troop and he would fit in perfectly to our meetings! I also think that using this as a reward system for kids would be a great idea! Hope to try it with my 9 year old!

  26. Cameron Crotts says

    OMG!! MY SISTER WONT LEAVE ME ALONE ABOUT THESE SQUINKIES. ALL THE STORES ARE SOLD OUT. I WANT TO WIN THIS CONTEST SO I CAN GET HER A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HER BIRTHDAY COMING UP.SHE’D DO ANYTHING FOR THEM.I HOPE I WIN!

  27. Pam R says

    I think my son would love this as he is currently into all the small “girly” toys such as little pet shop and my little pony’s. These are adorable! I’m sure my daughter would like them too.

  28. Christine Jensen says

    My daughter would love these best because she loves little toys still, even though she is 10..She doesn’t play with the bigger toys anymore, but the little ones like these she loves!

  29. Nicole says

    My daughter would love these! She is all about pretend play with her Littlest Pet Shop animals and My Little Ponies, so I am sure she would love these too. I think the kitties would be her favorite- especially the one with the crown.

  30. Penny W says

    I would love to win these for my daughter. She’s still a little too young (choking hazard), but should love them by her next birthday.

  31. Hilery says

    my daughter would love this, since she has loved everything from Polly Pockets to Pet shop creatures….I voted on 8-25-10

  32. Angie says

    My son that is 6 luuuvs the gumball machine we got him. When we go to the grocery store and he behaves well he is rewarded a treat from the gumball machine and thus the same concept with the Squinkies at home. He cannot wait to see what surprise will be next!

  33. katie says

    I work at a local YMCA doing childwatch. there is not much of this kind of stuff to play with. They would absoultely love to play with these. I really want to get some for them, but their all sold out lately.

  34. Amy says

    My daughter Claire already loves these! Even with 6 kids in my house, things come to a stand still when the Squinkies commercial comes on. Claire says they’re Squinkerific….Squinktastic! She’s hoping to get these for her upcoming birthday! She says her friends don’t know about them yet, but when they see hers, they all will want them! Hopefully it will be a Squinkieful 8th birthday for Claire!

  35. Mary-Frances C. says

    These would be perfect for my daughters, they love little animals like this. Would keep them occupied for hours.
    mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com

  36. Paula Hafner says

    This would be for my daughter. She adores little miniature toys. She likes to carry them in her purse to play with when she gets bored.

  37. Jennifer Mason says

    Everytime my daughter sees the commercial on tv she drops everything to watch it. She loved dancing to the music on the website. Her birthday is in Oct. and that’s what she wants!

  38. Pauline M says

    Actually, all three of my kids are wanting to play with these! We were at Toys R Us today for a Bakugan tournament and they actually have the totes to hold these but no squinkies yet :( But they look like fun!

  39. Soha Molina says

    I’d love to win this for my daughter. These pencil toppers are all the rage at my daughter’s school right now.

  40. Felicia says

    My daughter would love these. She saw them on tv and started asking for them. She likes cute little girly toys.
    felicia.431 at gmail dot com

  41. Julie K says

    My daughter would love this because she is starting to get over her littlest pet shop collection and would love a new one. Thanks!

  42. Rindy Payne says

    My daughter would love it so much! She loved the video of your daughter and likes small toys too! Her birthday is next week and she would totally flip if she was presented with this collection!!!

  43. Rindy Payne says

    My daughter!! She saw a video of a little girl with the teapot play set and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since! She wants it so bad!

  44. Christina Lovelock says

    My10 year-old neice Savanna is in a wheelchair and alot of toys are difficult for her to play with. She saw the Squinkies at a friend’s birthday party abd they were so easy for her to use right on a tabletop. Not to mention they are great for her fine motor skills! These are great for any age over 4 and she found that other girls her age enjoyed them with her. Please consider her for the giveaway!

  45. Christina Lovelock says

    “like” Squinkies on Facebook

    My 10 year-old neice Savanna is in a wheelchair and alot of toys are difficult for her to play with. She saw the Squinkies at a friend’s birthday party and they were so easy for her to use right on a tabletop. Not to mention they are great for her fine motor skills! These are great for any age over 4 and she found that other girls her age enjoyed them with her. Please consider her for the giveaway!

  46. Christina Lovelock says

    “like” cookies and clogs

    My 10 year-old neice Savanna is in a wheelchair and alot of toys are difficult for her to play with. She saw the Squinkies at a friend’s birthday party and they were so easy for her to use right on a tabletop. Not to mention they are great for her fine motor skills! These are great for any age over 4 and she found that other girls her age enjoyed them with her. Please consider her for the giveaway!

  47. Christina Lovelock says

    Voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs

    My 10 year-old neice Savanna is in a wheelchair and alot of toys are difficult for her to play with. She saw the Squinkies at a friend’s birthday party and they were so easy for her to use right on a tabletop. Not to mention they are great for her fine motor skills! These are great for any age over 4 and she found that other girls her age enjoyed them with her. Please consider her for the giveaway!

  48. Christina Lovelock says

    Voted for you at Picket Fence Blogs

    My 10 year-old neice Savanna is in a wheelchair and alot of toys are difficult for her to play with. She saw the Squinkies at a friend’s birthday party and they were so easy for her to use right on a tabletop. Not to mention they are great for her fine motor skills! These are great for any age over 4 and she found that other girls her age enjoyed them with her. Please consider her for the giveaway!

  49. kathy D says

    I am starting forster care class this month so I would love to have this for something fun to do with my friends foster kids when they come to stay with me and give there forster parents a break for the weekend While I wait to get my own foster classes

  50. Katherine Dunn says

    I took my daugther to TRU the other day to get an idea of what she wanted for her birthday and she went crazy over these! They are adorable :) I would LOVE to win this for her birthday next month.

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Skyler Danley says

      Squickies are the best toys ever!!You get to squish them and play around and put them on your pencil!There like the best new thing ever belive me i know!!They ae about the cutest things !!There my new fave thing ever scence i heard of them!!There great and my favorite toy for centries now i will always play with them!!

  51. Jessica says

    My daughter would love this toy because she saw them on the commercial and asked for them. We tried looking for it this weekend but were unsuccessful.

    • Lyndsey says

      I had been looking for these as well, Target was Sold out for weeks. They finaly got some in and my daughter LOVES them!