Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Zimmiz review + giveaway

I like to involve my cherubs in my blog. Especially, when I get emails about toy reviews. My four youngest cherubs decided that Zimmiz was a toy that we needed to have in our home and a must for our family to review. I was a little skeptical about it but since we have had a Zimmiz visiting our house my cherubs have been loving it!

Basically, Zimmiz is a free App developed by an Australian company and is therefore a phone face toy that has just become available here in Australia. The App includes more than 300 animations and actions for the Zimmiz characters. You can check out the App HERE and your children can play with it on an iphone, ipod touch or ipad. 


To help bring the App to life more they have developed a specially designed plush playmate to hold your phone or ipod touch to play with the Zimmiz character. The plush sells for around $24.95 and is compatible with iphone 4S, iphone 4, iphone 3GS and ipod touch. You simply insert your ipod or iphone into the snug pocket provided and your Zimmiz becomes like an interactive teddy bear!


Zimmiz are a lovable alien race that have crash-landed on Earth whilst searching for their lost twins. They come in three different colours: green, pink and blue. Zimmiz are also very cheeky and like to play games. Children can help design the way the Zimmiz character looks by changing the colour of their eyes, skin, nose, lips and teeth.

The fun part about having Zimmiz is that children can interact with them. The Zimmiz shows a variety of emotions and feelings with through noise and facial expressions included in the App. I would not go so far as to say it is highly educational but from the expressions children can clearly tell how the Zimmiz is feeling. In that way it is teaching children about feelings and emotions. Having a Zimmiz would also be a great help if you were travelling and you needed something for your children to entertain them in the back seat. Sadly, you can't talk back to the screen but you can have the Zimmiz characters respond and react when you:

Hold him upside down
Shake him until he get's dizzy
Scratch him when he is itchy
Feed him his favourite food
Tickle him until he laughs
Put him to sleep by closing his eyes and you can slide open his mouth to access extra cool games.

My children have enjoyed the interactive feature of the App and have loved having a plush toy to play with. They have included it in games they are playing, put it to sleep in their bed and I have found that the plush and App is just the right size and ability for 4+ years of age to use. 

Here is the introduction to Zimmiz if you are interested:



I have 4 Zimmiz plush characters (green in colour) to giveaway to Seven Cherubs readers.
Giveaway details:
Open to Australian residents only
There are 4 plush Zimmiz available to win and there will be 4 winners
Please make sure you have email linked to your comment profile
Giveaway closes 5pm 7th of March, 2013
Winners will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours or new winners will be announced

To enter:

Follow Seven Cherubs on Google Friend Connect 
{>>>> on sidebar and tell me what name you are following me by}
Leave a comment below and tell me:

Why you need a Zimmiz to visit your home?


Disclosure: I received a free Zimmiz plush toy to review 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
CONGRATS TO: Bev, Rachel Kriss-Newell, Chris and Lisa Wilson.

44 comments:

  1. Yay how exciting I'd love to win on of these for my kids. It's my daughter's 4th birthday in March so it would be an ideal present.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

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  2. i would love to have one even though i have grandchildren i still need one to ask them what is wrong sometimes they come to me upset so i can find out what is troubling them and help i follow your blog under sue petrie or petrie46

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  3. I follow as Margie Burke and I would love one of these little guys to visit my home so that I could send him on his way to my grand children! Thank you!

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  4. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one for a very special little guy in my house. He has been trying really really hard to be good even when he cannot control what he does. I feel for this little one as he has so many issues, mentally speaking...... He just turned 5 and has a huge job ahead of him. This would be a great 'YOU ARE DOING FANTASTIC' gift for him.

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  5. My daughter would be in heaven with one of these. She'd take it everywhere we went. She'd have so many adventures with her little Zimmiz

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  6. I follow as Danielle Cassar . I would love one of these adorable little creatures for my daughter to use her Ipod touch with as it is her birthday in March she would be over the MOON !!!

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  7. OMG this is fantastic :)

    I would love to win one for my little boy who is feeling lonely on the days his brother is at school and he is home with me. I can just see how much fun we would have with Zimmiz :)

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  8. I would LOVE to win one because they are just so darn cute!!! I have 4 little kiddies that would love to have this friend in our home. I am following as Louise K.

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  9. I would love to win this for my 3.5 year old, i showed her what it was and she said she would love to have it sleep in her bed and she will look after it and feed it just like her baby sister. and i am following you by k_shannon86

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    1. i am following you by kyles Shannon

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  10. I would LOVE this for my two year old who wants to be just like his big brother who is always pinching our eeepad. Just the right age bracket for him.
    Following as Lisa Wilson.

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  11. It was my daughter's 3rd birthday recently and we haven't been able to buy her much at all due to finances. She is really clever for her age and I think something like this would benefit her. Thank-you for your generosity! Good-luck to everyone <3

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  12. Hi. I am following you under Elise Brindley. My four year old son would love a Zimmiz to visit our home as he adores stuffed toys at the moment and my iPhone so this would make car trips really enjoyable for him! Thank you. My email address is: elisebrindley@gmail.com

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  13. He is adorable and definitely needs to come and play at our house. He will be very well looked after by my two cherubs. They are right into tucking their teddies in or bringing them out to watch TV or attend various princess and Ken weddings. So much fun.

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  14. Oh no I don't think my comment posted :(
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    This little fella would enjoy a laid back riverland life with us my girl is 2 in June and would adore zimmiz interaction with her (I suspect her 16yr old brother would too lol) she's always feeding and dressing her dolls and teddies talking to them and treating them like her friends, this takes it to a whole another level and would make an amazing second birthday present for her.

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  15. Oh no I don't think my comment posted :(
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    This little fella would enjoy a laid back riverland life with us my girl is 2 in June and would adore zimmiz interaction with her (I suspect her 16yr old brother would too lol) she's always feeding and dressing her dolls and teddies talking to them and treating them like her friends, this takes it to a whole another level and would make an amazing second birthday present for her.

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  16. We are having our son tested for ASD as part of his issues are not being able to read expressions and emotions. As he is a very hands on boy, this would be perfect in trying to show different facial expressions and emotions. GFC: Belinda Baker

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  17. I would love for a Zimmiz to drop by my home to not only keep myself occupied (I'm a self confessed lover of soft toys...........) but also my 4 yr old son. Unfortunately, he leads the way in our house when it comes to technology, especially with him holding the high scores on Angry Birds (seriously..) so maybe Zimmiz can help me get the upper hand there! :D
    Following you as: Amber Mead
    Email: mead.amber@gmail.com

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  18. My daughter have been wanting a baby brother/sister for nearly 2 years now, unfortunately because of certain circumstances we are unable to. I hope Zimmiz can temporarily keep her company and train her to be the best older sister in future! Following GFC under Joyce Tan.

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  19. My 5 year old daughter would love this! She really Really REALLY needs a baby! Unfortunately her mum is old and past having anymore babies! She also could talk under water with a mouth full of cement! This may give her the company and friendship she desires! It may even give this old mumma a break LOL! Kylie Kelso-smith
    Kyliekelsosmith@me.com

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  20. Christy SeymourFebruary 20, 2013

    i need a zimmi to help my son understand emotions.

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  21. kirsty ross-bell following on google connect.

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  22. My daughter is obsessed with stuffed toys and just got my old iphone as an ipod and is obsessed with it as well, this ties the two together.

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  23. We'd love to be up with the techo buzz
    Feeling informative about the technology hub
    We need to learn, take control
    Of cyberspace info, that's our goal.

    To have a Zimmiz close at hand
    Would mean we're forced to make a stand
    To purchase the latest iPad or phone
    We'd compete with others discussing technology, not moan.

    A Zimmiz would be a delightful addition
    To a family who has lots of tradition
    A Cuddly toy, soft and sweet
    But providing connections with updated 'technology street'.

    So please send us a little green friend
    Whom the children can warmly depend
    On for interacting and sharing secrets
    The cutest companion our children could meet.

    (Rachel Kriss-Newell, rm.newell@bigpond.com.au. I have also Liked your F/B page and am connected to Google Friend Connect. Thank you)

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  24. I think this is just the cutest thing. Perfect in this age of technological advancement. I love how toys are utilising technology in this way. The world's best teddy. <3

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  25. Fiona charlton is following you! I would love one of these gorgeous green characters to keep little people busy and amused (at least while I cook dinner anyway!)

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  26. I don't need one, but I would like one! (so would my daughter!!)

    Kim m
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  27. My littlest one would really love this. He is the baby of four and sees all of the technology his big brothers and sisters have that he is just a bit too small for yet in our eyes. This would be great for him to have his own thing, and I would be reassured of the ipod being safely tucked away in padding!
    chrismoncrieff@hotmail.com

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  28. following GFC - jaz
    Liked on FB
    I'd love a Zimmiz because I don't have my man and need someone to sleep with ;)

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  29. Gosh they look cute, Miss 7 would love a new friend...

    Following on both GFC & FB

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  30. I follow you under Mystygirl I am already a fan on facebook.

    I would LOVE to win this. These are so utterly cute and such a fantatic invention. My kids get carried away with brought to life type toys and I have to look after them all day to ensure they dont get up to michief or hurt themselves ;) I would happily take care of this little cutie all day long (for the kids of course.... Ahem *wink)

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  31. A toy that acts as a phone case appropriate for children from 4 years? Hello answer to my prayers!!
    My iAnything savvy child would love having a Zimmiz friend to visit our home. A friend who will sing, choke on his food and forget to cover his mouth when he sneezes.....the perfect visitor for a 4 year old!

    (Kirby)

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  32. they are adorable, I have a little girl turning 5 that would love one!
    Im following as beck.babylaila

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  33. Zimmiz is an interactive toy that spikes curiosity and interest. A new playmate is always a wanted addition (following GFC as letona)

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  34. A Zimmiz will brighten my day with watching my daughter play with it and be her best friend , putting a smile on her face. Iam quite sure it would be loved and enjoyed for a very long time. I would love to play with it too!

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  35. Following on GFC and Facebook as Natalie Stoute.

    I've never seen nor heard of the Zimmiz toys, but they look adorable! I have a son who is mildly autistic and recognising and responding to people's emotions is one of his major difficulties. I'm a strong believer of learning through play. I love the interactive features and games. This is the PERFECT toy for my special little boy!

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  36. Well. As a night shift worker and my kids all.at.school now.I.am in need.of.something soft and.plush to cuddle.up to you know Naomi hehe. Plus it is my Mias birtbday 19th March. A cute gift from your cherubs to her on her 10th birthday :)

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  37. With little kiddies in the house playing iPods, my biggest fear is them getting broken....A sweet little Zimmiz would put my mind at ease and the kids would just love him <3

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  38. I'd love this for my five year old daughter as it fits really well with her theme for kindy this term, which is "feelings". So far I've avoided IPhone apps for my daughter but this one looks really cute and fun.

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  39. I think it looks like a great way to extend my little ones imaginitive play especially to teach them about feelings. I follow you via GFC, like your fb too. Thanks for the chance!

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