While I (TerriAnn) usually write all the reviews, I had to pass this one to my daughter. Her honest (and comical) expressions regarding her new custom-made plush are really best said in her own words. I couldn’t have said it better myself. So, without further ado, this is what my almost 14-year-old daughter had to say about Budsies.
Budsies Made-to-Order Stuffed Toys
Best. Idea. Ever! You might be thinking right now, why in the world did I just say that? Well you see, there’s this company and they make your kids’ drawings into stuffed animals. Cool, right? But wait, don’t stop reading yet, there’s more!
This company is called Budsies and, like I said before, they make your children’s drawings into stuffed animals. Whether your kid makes a big giant scribble or a precise instructional drawing, they somehow make it into a stuffy and make it even better than the drawing.
Bringing Super Specks to Life
I got to try it out and it was fantastic. I drew a super hero that I imagined named Super Specks (it’s based off of our family dog, Speckles). I made a whole bunch of precise instructions on how to make it. For example, it HAD to have a shiny SS on the cape and Super Specks’ fur had to be dark brown not black.
I had to wait sooooooo long to get it. IT WAS A MONTH LONG! But it was worth the wait. When I got it, I burst out laughing. Why? When I opened the package, it looked just like that drawing I made… except for one thing. It had no eyes!!! It was HILARIOUS! We later found out though that that it DID have eyes. It was on the mask (it was detachable)… False alarm.
Budsies – Worth the Cost?
Ok, I’m going tell you the price. Brace yourself. It’s 80-100 bucks, but let me say it’s totally worth it. Just think of it, they have to make a pattern and sew it and make it one-of-a-kind and make it just like the drawing but also make it better… Phew! That’s a lot. To think of it, it’s kinda cheap for all of that. If it were ME making those things, I would add an extra 0 to the amount they have! (Not kidding.)
There was only ONE bad thing about it. The mask has a hole in it (just a little one) but Mama can sew it back again, so no biggie. I’m very happy with my Budsies toy, and Mama says that the eyeball thing still cracks me up. I would recommend this and I think Mama would too.
All the stuff I wrote were my own ideas, so there. I’m not a salesperson or an advertiser, or whatever. Or am I? (Just kidding! 😛 )
So if Budsies can satisfy the scrutiny of a teen while making her laugh every time she looks at it, it will surely make anyone you gift one to just as happy. I’m amazed at the creativity of the designers to bring even the simplest of scribbles to life. It impresses me to no end. The quality is top notch as well.
If you’re looking for a gift that will warm the heart and bring smiles for years to come, I can’t think of a better idea than to order a Budsies custom plush toy.