I am big on toys that are created from natural materials found on our planet. So naturally I was drawn to anamalz because of their makeup but their loveable faces and playful, poseable bodies keep us wanting more. So much so that I have purchased several online and have the remaining unowned pieces of the wild collection on our Amazon wish list.
We started off with only three: Hippo, Lion and Reindeer. Now we have eight and counting. Elliot and I enjoy anamalz playtime nearly everyday. It is so easy to take a few anamalz characters and combine it with a few roars, grunts and other creative sounds to create an imaginative wild playground right in your own living room.
Each anamalz has a solid maple wood body and rope-like, poseable legs. Some even have the same style tales and noses which make moving into new poses so much more fun!
Now our anamalz have been played with, chewed on, tossed about the room and even washed in their very own soapy bath. Secret be told, I love playing with these as much as my toddler. The are a great solid, long-lasting choice in a world of plastic, junk.
Playing with your animals are just part of the fun. I am happy to own a little piece of anamalz fun! Older children can go to their website, www.anamalz.com, and enter the password printed on the anamalz hang tag. Then enter the site to animate their anamalz, download wallpaper and play games only available to owners. So while the little man and I are playing away, my daughters can engage in online. There is a lot of creative fun packed into each little animal. So many reasons to love them again and again.
Anamalz Press Release
Move over lions, tigers and bears. Durable and adorable wooden anamalz have moms and Mother Nature herself exclaiming “oh my” when they wrap their hands around koala, kangaroo and crocodile. Each pose-able playmate is made from sustainable maple wood and features an endearing touch of color, cloth and cuteness.
These handcrafted wooden toys, designed in Australia, are integrated with textiles that give them the ability to bend into pose-able positions. Anamalz can look up and down or left and right making playtime a creative time. As one online boutique described them, “they are a unique gift, a story teller, a toy and a companion.”
Children are immediately engaged when they see anamalz because these wooden toys look so different from other toys out on the store shelf. Grownups notice the handsome design and the glossy grain from the eco-friendly maple. Judges at Australia’s prestigious Design Award gave anamalz the top prize in 2009 for Materials and Textiles Innovation. At the opposite end of the globe, The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) awarded the cute creatures a CTTC three star rating – the highest level – designating excellence in all areas of function, design, durability and most importantly, play value.
According to Josh Tyler, anamalz North America’s Chief Zookeeper, “each anamalz figure is hand-painted with child-friendly water-based paint and recycled packaging is used whenever possible. Our company is proud of our green credentials – and we have established a trust fund that contributes to various wildlife and children’s organization around the globe.” Hence, anamalz is looking after the animals!
Four categories make up the anamalz line of pose-able pals: Farm [including donkey, horse, llama], Wild [baboon, buffalo, moose, to name a few] Australian [emu, wombat, kangaroo] and the all new Prehistoric [parasaurolophus, stegosaurus, triceratops]. Accessories include a play mat and trees enhance the play experience. In all, there are 35+ figures to collect.
An added online experience awaits anamalz owners. Click on their website, www.anamalz.com, and enter the password printed on the anamalz hang tag. Enter the site to animate your new pal, download wallpaper and play games only available to owners. Elsewhere on the website kids can find tips on improving their environment and sending feedback to the toymakers.
Designed in Australia and made from sustainable maple wood, anamalz is the name of the wonderfully designed, award winning range of toy animals that can be bent into dozens of funny poses. The green business proudly uses fabric that is azo dyed and their waste wood is used on a farm to grow mushrooms. Each toy is assembled in factories that are of the highest standards and meet international regulations. Of the dozens of animals, the giraffe, reindeer and dinosaurs are particular favorites – although a lovable gorilla with the nickname “Rilla” is also a popular choice among youngsters! Visit all of the anamalz at their website at www.anamalz.com.
Anamalz is providing one Mom to Bed by 8 three (single) animals of your choice to get your collection started or add to it this holiday season!
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