Friday, April 30, 2010

YooHoo & Friends Review & GIVEAWAY!

The brand new site for Aurora's best selling brand, YooHoo & Friends, is here. Aurora created YooHoo & Friends to teach children about animals (many endangered) and the environment from which they came...it makes learning fun for them too www.yoohoofriends.com
 
The press release below goes into detail about the revamped site and the "Design YooHoo's Next Friend Contest."

Aurora Launches New YooHoo & Friends Web Site
Coincides With Design Next YooHoo & Friends Contest

Toy and gift manufacturer Aurora World Inc. http://www.auroragift.com has launched a brand new web site for its best selling brand, YooHoo & Friends. The free, interactive virtual world at http://www.yoohoofriends.com  requires no activation code and is targeted to children 5 to 12 years old. At the web site, visitors can learn about real animals and their environment, play games, send e-cards, download wallpapers, calendars and coloring sheets, as well as adopt and raise YooHoo & Friends. Additionally, “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” entries are being accepted now; the contest http://yoohoo.auroraworld.com/tmp/community/free/color_design.aspx  runs through May 31st. http://www.yoohoofriends.com

“We are really happy with the new web site, which is now compatible with multiple browsers. Most importantly, we developed the site to make learning about the world’s animals fun and entertaining,” says Michael Kessler, SVP of Sales. He adds, “The site is packed with quizzes and maps about animals, a ‘My Room’ section for taking care of your pet; a ‘Playground’ with animations and more than 15 games; as well as a fun zone http://yoohoo.auroraworld.com/tmp/community/index.aspx  for downloads, e-cards and keeping an eye on what’s happening with all the YooHoo & Friends.”


http://yoohoo.auroraworld.com/tmp/community/free/color_design.aspx The “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” encourages children to submit drawings http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199159&id=288690457999 of who they think YooHoo’s (the original character from YooHoo & Friends) next friend should be. Every entry, such as the “pouch rat” is posted on the Facebook fan page. Three winners will receive various prizes including plush toys from the YooHoo & Friends line. Winners are chosen based on creativity (50%), colors (30%) and choice of animal (20%) and will be notified by June 15, 2010. Aurora encourages fans of the brand to join them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/yoohoofanpage and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/yoohoofriends to see the submission and be the first to get updated on product news, events, and freebies.

Aurora is committed to providing a safe Internet environment for kids and will never distribute personal information to third parties. The website is COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant. For more information, please visit http://www.yoohoofriends.com, email mailto:info@auroragift.com, or call 1-888-287-6722.

About Aurora
Aurora World, Inc. www.auroragift.com is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. Aurora’s name reflects its extensive product lines and growing influence in the worldwide marketplace, as well as its international manufacturing, R&D and distribution resources. Founded in 1992, the U.S. company has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the world’s toy and gift industry. Aurora created one of the nation’s best selling plush lines - YooHoo & Friends™ - and its corresponding free, interactive web site http://www.yoohoofriends.com, appealing to young children and tweens alike. The company sells its products via a wide variety of retailers including major zoos, high-end toy stores such as Learning Express, top gift chains such as Hallmark and Claire’s as well as hospital gift shops, fine florists, candy stores and gift/stationery stores worldwide. 
-Courtesy of Aurora World, Inc. 
  
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I was delighted when presented with the opportunity to review Aurora's YooHoo & Friends collection. I knew my daughter would love the line!

We received two YooHoo & Friends plush product samples. The YooHoo & Friends plush toys come in various sizes, 5 inch, 8 inch, and 24 inch. Some of the plush toys make their own unique sound when you press their tummy. 

The two we received were both 5 inch toys that have sound makers in the tummy. Both are original YooHoo's, one in yellow, and one in blue. 

My daughter and her friends love the YooHoo toys! I love that YooHoo & Friends also has their own free online game for 5-12 year olds. You don't even need a game piece to play! Thanks so much to Aurora for the delightful samples.


* I received two samples to facilitate my candid and honest review. No other form of compensation was or will be given. All personal views are my own!

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