Monday, October 28, 2013

"Sparkly Witch Lucky Kitty" by Build-A-Bear Review

We had the opportunity to review a Sparkly Witch Lucky Kitty from the Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Build-A-Bears have become quite a popular toy. Our kids, nieces and nephews all get excited over the Build-A- Bear Workshops. My five year old niece was recently on a trip, she called excitedly to tell me she was going to be attending a Build-A-Bear Workshop. It's an experience of great joy for children.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop store was founded by Maxine Clark, and first opened in October 1997. One of the true innovators on the retail industry, Maxine has the ability to spot emerging retail and merchandising trends, her insight into the desires of the American consumer have generated growth for retail leaders, including department store, discount and specialty stores. In 2005, Build-A-Bear was named Portfolio company of the year. Maxine published her first book in 2006, "The Bear Necessities of Business; Building a Company With Heart". Until June 2013, Maxine was the chief executive bear. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company owned stores in Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States. Their franchise stores are in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Mexico and the Middle East. The in-store interactive experience extends on line with the award winning virtual world at

The mission at Build-A-Bear Workshop is to bring the American icon, the teddy bear to life. Teddy bears bring to mind warm thoughts of childhood, friendship, trust, comfort and love. The Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies these thoughts in how they run their business everyday.

The mascot for Build-A-Bear is Bearemy, who was born August 21st 1998 in St Louis Missouri. Bearemy received his name from a little girl in Madison, Illinois after a search was put out in all the Build-A-Bear Workshop stores to find the beary best name for the 9 1/2 paws tall teddy bear. Bearemy became the hottest bear in the country. He can be met greeting guests at new store openings or in store events.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop stores provide a great experience. Their highly visual and colorful stores that feature the teddy bear theme. There are numerous displays of fully dressed stuffed animals and Bearisms such as "A hug is worth a thousand words" They are the only company that offers an interactive make your own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience.

Build-A-Bear Workshop also contributes to many great causes, They give their guests a voice to support causes that are important to them. Stuffed With Hugs is a charitable program of Build-A-Bear Workshop that helps kids in need around the world. Now in their 11th year, they provide teddy bears to children's causes. More than 325,000 teddy bears have been donated. This is an example of the wonderful causes they support.

When my granddaughter seen we had received the Build-A-Bear "Lucky Kitty", she was so excited. It is has become her very new bestie. I agree wholeheartedly with others that the children who receive these stuffed animals really feel more sense of ownership over the stuffed animals, it really makes it more special to them. I know even for me, it did my heart good to see our little Leah's's eyes light up.

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  1. This Lucky Kitty from Build-A_Bear is perfect for Halloween and your granddaughter looks so happy to hold it.

  2. i love build a bear. they are so creative with the different stuffed animals they have, i had no idea they had black cats