Squaredy Cats Review and Giveaway!

A brand new series of collectible plush toys by GUND debuted at the New York Toy Fair this year and have since become all the rage among tweens. Mover over Beanie Babies, and make room for Squaredy Cats!

Squaredy Cats are about expressing yourself and showing a little bit of your personality. They’re also about positive reinforcement or giving yourself a nudge to get out of your comfort zone. Or as Tiger Lily would say, “I’m not squared to go wild!”

Each fun and whimsical Squaredy Cats character makes a personal statement of self-expression through assertive declarations of pride. ~ the inventors of Squaredy Cats, husband and wife toy design team, Kurt Marquart and Elaine de la Marta, aka Monkey Doodle Dandy.

Squaredy Cats sent us a couple cool cats to check out and we’re not “squared” to say, we love them! Even though they’ve become favorites among tweens, they’re really for anyone ages one and up. Upon pulling them out of the box, my four-year-old was immediately taken with their cute cuddliness and fluffy tails. Then she found the Squaredy Cats stickers and began pasting them all over her room, herself and me. She pondered Sandy and Tiger Lily for a bit and asked how to play with them. I explained they’re just meant to be her friends like any of her other stuffed animals. She’s been sleeping with Sandy ever since.

While collecting is a concept that may be lost on four-year-olds like mine, it’s certainly not lost on the rest of Squaredy Cats‘ fans, already surpassing 12,000 strong on Facebook. The first series of 8 was released in March, the second 4 released just last month in October, and there are over 300 more already on the drawing table. You can find yours’ now at Toy R Us, ToysRUs.com and independent retailers nationwide in the U.S. They will also become available in Canada starting next month!

ENTER to WIN 1 of 2 Squaredy Cats!

Visit SquaredyCats.com and tell us which cat describes you best in a comment below. Two lucky winners will be randomly drawn by our site’s lottery system to receive their very own Squaredy Cat!

RULES: Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are ages 13 and older. Person under age of 18 may need legal guardian to claim prize. Employees or Contractors of GUND (Sponsor), the representing Public Relations firm, and Chaotic Communications, their families and related parties are ineligible. Entries must be received by November 25 at 8:00 pm MST. Limit one entry per person. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize is $10. U.S. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize in the event of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Visit our complete giveaway guidelines for more information.

Chris Bird is a designer, WAHM of one and pilot’s wife living in Colorado. She writes about family travel as Standby Traveling Mom on TravelingMom.com as well as her many misadventures and life in between at MamaBirdsBlog.com. Follow her on Twitter.