Saturday, November 6, 2010

Best Pals Review and Giveaway!



Hi Neighbors,

I wanted to visit At the Fence with you for a few minutes this afternoon to share "Best Pals... No Matter What!" They are the cutest rag dolls. They are based on Kathy and Janet Lennon's original rag dolls given to them in 1949 when the were young girls. The dolls were made by their mom and Nana. Each doll is part of a numbered and limited edition. The dolls have a beaded bracelet that say Best Pals. One is blonde hair (yarn) and blue eyed (faces are embroidered). She is in a sweet pale yellow dress with bunnies all over it and she has green ribbons on her braids. The other doll has brown hair and blue eyes. She is in a bright yellow dress with what looks like a child sitting on a brick wall and she has pink ribbons on her braids. Both of the dolls have cream colored socks and shoes. The clothing is removable for play. So your little girl can change their outfits.They are really adorable and are $25 each.



"These products were based on their own lifelong friendship, their love for a pair of handmade ragdolls and their concern for the lack of non-electric toys in the marketplace. They launched their own children's product line-Best Pals. The wholesome toys with a nod back to their 1950's childhood were developed especially for parents and grandparents looking to provide their children and grandchildren with high quality toys at affordable prices, with the underlying premise of having and being a trusted friend. With a host of awards from Dr. Toy, iParenting Media, the National Parenting Center, NAPPA, and the Creative Child, the product has been recognized by parents, educators, and children for outstandling play value."

This set is adorable.

Isn't it feminine?




With the dolls I received their Best Pals Tin Tea Set. It is a 15 pc. set that comes in a heavy cardboard travel case for storage. It includes 4 plates, 4 saucers, 4 cups, a serving tray, and a teapot with a lid. It is recommended for children 3 years old and up. The set is floral and plaid with the two Lennon sisters as little girls holding their dolls. It is in yellows, greens, and pinks! Very feminine looking! ($29.95) I didn't take pictures of the entire set as these are still in the carrying case to be used as a gift. Shhhhhh!



Also included was a cd. for children. It is called Best Pals Sing Together. it includes:
"Best Pals Sing Together contains children’s classics such as Aba Daba Honeymoon/Animal Fair, (I love you) A Bushel and a Peck, Candy Man, Doggie in the Window, Inch Worm (1 & 1 are 2), Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Little Child (Mommy Dear), Pick Yourself Up, and Whistle a Happy Tune."
This is meant to be a fun time cd. ($20.00) To hear a sample of some of the tunes, click here.

I think she wanted to change a diaper!

How sweet!

This is a handful!


What a great gift basket this would make for some little girl. You can order any of these products online at their store, or you can use the store locator if you would rather shop in a store. And one of my neighbors is going to win their own set.


Mandatory Entry:Visit Best Pals website, and then in a comment tell me which doll is your favorite. (Blond or brown haired) You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 11/20 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA only)


Extra Entries:


1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. In a comment tell me a childhood memory you have of a favorite toy. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Best Pals Set for review purposes. All quotes are from the Best Pals website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


170 comments:

rubynreba said...

I would pick the blonde one.
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My favorite memory is of a doll I had. I named her Goldilocks and I still have her. I played with her all the time.
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skkorman said...

I would choose the brown-haired doll!

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skkorman said...

My favorite toy when I was a child was a stuffed Lassie dog—I carried it around for years!

meeyeehere said...

Janet is my favorite but I also like Kathy too
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meeyeehere said...

I had a teddy bear that held a hamburger between his paws.I loved that bear and I took it everywhere.I was very ill as a child so poor hamburger bear went to the doctors office almost every day with me. He eventually got old and torn and my folks convinced me to throw him away.So SAD!
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ape2016 said...

I love the brown haired doll. These are so sweet
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My favorite toy memories mainly involve my sister and I playing dolls. We would gather every doll and stuffed animal and play 'house'.
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Snowflake07 said...

My favorite doll is the brunette Kathy. I love the Christmas version of her in the green velvet dress!
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One of my favorite toys as a child was my 2-story metal dollhouse. There's no telling how many hours I spent arranging the furniture and making little things to go in it.
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andrea v said...

i like the blonde doll
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andrea v said...

i loved my rainbow bright doll. I also had a cabbage patch doll that't name was after my mom, aunt and grandma. Rosalinda verna

shirley said...

I like the brown hair doll.
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Fave. toll was a toy sewing machine, learned to sew on it.
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Shiela said...

I like Kathy (the brown haired doll :)

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Shiela said...

I LOVED my Cabbage Patch doll, Samantha Elizabeth.

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Shelly said...

I like the brown haired one....too cute!

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One of my fav toys was my baby Thata Way and a rag doll that my grandma made for me.

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Shelly said...

I like the blond

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I had a 'bride' doll that I loved

Niecey said...

I visited the site. The brown haired is my favorite

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Niecey said...

My favorite toy as a child was a little doll with a voice box. I called her "Talky". She had scribbled all over her that never came off. I adored her.
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I love the blonde!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

My favorite doll was a strawberry shortcke doll and I would take her everywhere! I wouldnt et my mom wash her so she was really dirty and holey but oh how I loved that doll!!
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Kerry said...

Kathy the brown haired is our favorite.

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Kerry said...

My favorite toy is a baby-like doll that I've had since I was 3 years old. Her name is Vicky and she sits on my daughters shelf (dressed in a knitted outfit that my mother made) awaiting the time when she is old enough to play with her too.

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I like the Blonde haired doll.
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janetfaye said...

I like Kathy Doll.

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robyn said...

I would choose the brown haired doll!

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Anne said...

I have to go with the blond one
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Anne said...

I actully loved my babydolls, you could do so much with them.
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Tabathia said...

brown haired
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Heather R said...

I would like the brown haired doll

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Heather R said...

I had one of the Raggedy Ann dolls when I was a kid and took it everywhere. She was my favorite and I was crushed when she finally got too old and my parents got rid of it.

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Sherrie said...

I would have to choose the Kathy doll because she has brown hair like my granddaughter.

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Sherrie said...

I can remember receiving a raggedy ann doll when I was three years old and I carried that doll with me everywhere till I was at least six.

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Annette said...

The brown-haired Kathy doll is my favorite.

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i like the brown haired one :)

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Jessica said...

My favorite is the brown haired doll! What a cute set!

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Jessica said...

I remember when I was about 10 I had a plastic doll house. I loved that doll house would play with it for hours every day. I remember the dolls that came with the doll house were always in a sitting position. They could not stand but would have bent legs all the time, I still loved it though!

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Darlene said...

The blond hair doll is a cutie
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I like the brown haired doll the best.

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My favorite toy when I was little was a sweet red-headed doll named "Baby Krissy" I loved that doll so much! I took her everwhere! (I still have her!! :)

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The blond doll is really cute.

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