My son, Ethan, is almost four years old now. And already he is one of the most gigantic sports fans that I have already met. His father and I know better than to try to go past a sports broadcast on TV and not stop- you name the sport, Ethan is desperate to watch it! This kid doesn't know his numbers or colors yet, but he can identify sports and talk about them and pretend to play them in our living room. I see lots of expensive sports participation in our future!
All to say, when I saw a mention of Lil' Teammates on a message board that I frequent, I immediately stopped what I was doing and emailed the company to ask to be able to do a review. Fortunately for me (and for Ethan), they happily agreed, and soon this was the sight in my living room:
Lil' Teammates are pretty much the cutest sports product that I've ever seen. Check out this adorable NHL player:
here. The Lil' Teammates represent teams, not individual players. For each team, you can get characters that represent several different playing positions, with more to be available in the future.
To say that Ethan loves these may be the understatement of the year. He's been having a blast. I like that they're nice and solid, so I don't have to worry about Ethan breaking the figures or injuring himself while he's pretending to play sports with them. These figures are collectible (and officially licensed by the leagues and colleges), but they are designed to be played with by kids. I also like that they look cute on his display shelf when they're not in play!
|Vivian gets ready to take a nap with her favorite, the Referee|
|"Skating" his hockey players|
|I believe they were getting ready to crash in this photo. He's got the idea of hockey down- lots of crashing and skating!|
|Showing me his favorite figure|
If there is a young (or perhaps not-so-young) sports fan in your life, I highly recommend you check out Lil' Teammates. These are such a cute, fun (and low-cost!) way to give your sports fan a bit of their favorite team to have fun with. My kids could not be huger fans- and I think we will definitely be adding to our collection in the future! For purchasing information, you can visit this link.
And I have great news! Three of you will each win your choice of two figures, anything from the currently available Lil' Teammates collection! Open to US mailing addresses only, please.
Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know which team you'll be picking for your figures (you can change your mind later, this is not a binding decision here!)
Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):1. Follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect
2. "Like" me on Facebook
3. "Like" Lil' Teammates on Facebook
4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: @gabreviews is giving away 3 sets of (winners' choice!) sports figures from Lil' Teammates (@lilteammates). http://bit.ly/hljyig #giveaway
You can tweet this once per day- just leave a separate comment with link each time that you tweet.
5. Follow Lil' Teammates on Twitter
6. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each one that you've entered.
7. Put my button up on your blog/website. Code is on the right side of this page. Please let me know where I can find it!
Giveaway will close at 9PM Pacific time on May 22, 2011. I'll choose winners with random.org and will email those people who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received Lil' Teammates figures to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.