Monday, November 29, 2010

Hot for the Holidays: Freaky Pets -- A Plush Toy That’s Also a Video Game!

Just in time for the holidays, Hallmark has launched a line of plush creatures called Freaky Pets! They’re called “freaky” because you can transform them from cute to cranky just by turning them inside-out! And for even more fun, each Freaky Pet comes with a code that allows you access to their exciting 3D world at

My boys really love their Freaky Pets! Check out the two that they have:

As evidenced by their love of jokes, music and sliding down icebergs, Gweeks have a passion for living life to the fullest. Despite being sweet-tempered and generous, Gweek still hasn’t quite figured out that most people don’t consider snowballs to be great gifts. Cranky Gweeks are legendary for having an icy hot temper. They stomp, growl and pound the walls until they’re out of energy. Word to the wise: Avoid cranky Gweeks until they’ve completely chilled out.

Despite being very shy and easily scared, Orkals are best known for being everyone’s BFF. When they feel safe, Orkals like to dance and do tricks. A tough talker who never backs down from a challenge, Cranky Orkals are full of themselves and completely out of control.

There are 8 other Freaky Pets, so your child is sure to find one that he or she loves. And on the Freaky Pets website, your child’s Freaky Pet comes to life! My boys really enjoy playing this game. You can teach your pet up to 60 tricks and hundreds of trick combinations, and then take your pet to Pet Town to compete against other players in a safe online environment. Coins earned can be used to customize your pets and their lairs.

And Freaky Pets are a great deal! The suggested retail price is only $14.95, which comes with a one-year subscription to Freaky Pets are sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores!


THIS Friday, December 3rd, is “Free Freaky Friday” at Hallmark! The first five children who go to a participating Hallmark store with the secret password (provided on will win a free Freaky Pet! (NOTE: You might want to call ahead to your local Hallmark store to make sure they are participating.)

Go to to learn more about Freaky Pets and try out the online game for free. These fun new toys are sure to be Hot for the Holidays!

DISCLOSURE: I received two complimentary Freaky Pets to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided.


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