Review & Giveaway: Collecting with Poofin Pillows

By on March 13, 2011

Last month I had the envied assignment of attending the annual American Toy Fair to check out the latest in toys. One of the hottest trends according to toy forecasters (yes, there really is such a career!) is collectables for kids. As a mom I was a wee bit concerned with the quality of some of these collectables – I instantly envisioned tons of tiny, plastic balls, bubbles and accessories underfoot. Then I saw Poofin Pillows and charms on the tradeshow floor and thought there may be another way to enjoy collecting.

According to the two moms who created Poofins, this is truly original toy concept that invites kids to collect all the things they love. A Poofin is actually a 23-inch plush star-shaped pillow with a small hole in the center that allows kids to store soft pillow charms printed with images of all their favorite items. Presently the charm images fall into themes, like favorite foods, symbols, sports, and animals. For $4.95 you can buy your little collector a charm shaped like a ballerina, penguin, ice cream cone, baseball, gumball machine, pirate, bicycle, or guitar. Or you will be able to go to the Poofin website and download your own photo to be made into a custom charm. Over time kids can make it one-of-a-kind by filling it with as many as 50 soft Poofin charms of their choosing.

The Poofin ladies graciously gave us a cobalt blue Poofin star pillow and two charms – a penguin and ice cream cone. My daughter loves anything penguin and has been cuddling the penguin charm when she falls asleep at night. Both my four and two year old have been taking turns filling the pillow and then unzipping it on the back to empty it. I can’t wait to make our own customized charm.

I was thinking of letting my junior photographer select one of her own photos to download on the web and then receive in the mail. Maybe a photo of a far-away relative we don’t get to visit as much as we’d like?

The Poofin Star pillow is is made from 100% polyester materials using PVC-free printing inks and dyes and a lead-free plastic zipper. All Poofin products are independently tested by TUVRheinland – one of the largest safety testing groups in the world – and are certifiably lead-free and PCV-free. Poofins pillows are available for $29.95 (Cobalt blue, Red and Fuschia styles) and can be purchased at www.poofin.com. Happy collecting!

GIVEAWAY: Our friends at Poofin would like to share one Poofin Star and one charm with a lucky That’s It Mommy reader.  Ends 3/26/11.

REQUIRED ENTRY – Just send us a quick message on what makes your child so unique, and let us know which Poofin charm they would like most.!

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THIS GIVEAWAY WILL RUN THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON MARCH 26, 2011 (PST). WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG FROM ALL VALID ENTRIES AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. WINNER WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO CONTACT US BEFORE ANOTHER WINNER IS CHOSEN. GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY (18+).

* WE DID NOT RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR THIS REVIEW. Jill RECEIVED THE  Pillow Pillow mentioned IN THIS POST TO FACILITATE THIS REVIEW. THIS WILL IN NO WAY SWAY OUR OPINION OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE. THE REVIEW IS IN OUR OWN WORDS AND IS OUR OPINION. YOUR RESULTS AND OPINIONS MAY DIFFER.

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1 brenda March 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

What makes my grandchild so unique is she is the most adorable,thoughtful, lovable 5 year old you could ever know.
The Poofin charm she would like most,would be the kitten.
She loves her kitty!

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2 brenda March 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

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6 AMY W. March 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

I think my daughter would like this. She is such a caring little girl with a big heart, always thinking of others. She really likes this Peace sign trend right now, so I think she would like that charm.

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13 Shannon Baas March 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

She is a dancer so the ballerina charm would be great.

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14 Stephanie Hirsch March 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

My daughter would love the gumball machine charm. She has a thing for gumballs! =)

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20 ntiveheart aka jayedee March 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

mikayla’s perfect little smile makes her unique! and she would love the butterfly charm!

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27 Stephanie Gregory March 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

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My daughter is unique because she is a great artist. At 7 she has a deep love for the arts. Thank you for the chance.
Our favorite charm is the kitty.

Thank you!

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28 Stephanie Gregory March 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

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30 shannon thompson March 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

kitty charm.

my little girl is unique in the way that she has a great sense of style and is super cute and sassy about it. she is a little sassanista haha that is what i call her.

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33 Sunnie March 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

My youngest would love the kitten charm.

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36 nan March 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm

he is unique cause he is all trains..wakes up after sleeping with them, takes them to school etc..i like the soccer ball charm
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41 Terri S. March 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

My 5 yr old granddaughter is unique because she has a very caring personality. When anyone is sick or hurt, she draws them a special picture to help them to feel better.
She would love the Ballerina Charm because she is taking ballet classes. :-)

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45 michelle wolfe March 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

My son visits the elderly and draws on them. I know how this sounds but they really like it and they say its relaxing . While he is not the most popular to children due to his autism among the elderly he is wildly popular. Which makes him crazy special to me.

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46 Terri S. March 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

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48 ale o March 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My children are unique because if who they are, each an individual, each Ornery, smart, loving, caring, wonderful, miracles, that i love more than anything!!!!
This is hard, as one twin would want ballerina. The other the puppy, even @ age 9, both have to get something, or its hair pull time..mine , I go crazy over the sheer madness of the fighting LOL

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57 Mindy K March 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

My son would like the bike charm

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62 Audrey March 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

My son is on the honor roll, volunteers through school and church, and is a gift to me. He would love the Video Game Charm.

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63 Taleah March 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

My daughter is special because she finds things funny and always lightens the mood! We love the video game charm, since she loves watching her daddy play!

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64 Veronica Bright March 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

My Grand daughter is special just because she is who she is. Vibrant, animated, cute and loving. In fact, her name is Loveyah.
I think she would love the fushia star and the ice cream cone charm.
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68 ale o March 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm
69 Tabitha March 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

My daughter would like the puppy charm. She is a character. She puts on shows where she sings and dances and her Father and I must clap at the end or else…. lol

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70 Kelly D March 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

My child is unique, because at 3 she knows exactly what styles she likes and wants to go shopping all the time. She would like the kitten charm.

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79 KIMBERLEY MEIER March 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Her wacky imagination makes her unique and she would want the butterfly charm!

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82 ale o March 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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84 Amanda Starr March 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

Well one of many things that makes my daughter unique is she is one of the only seven year old girls I know that loves to pretend she’s a werewolf :) The Puppy Charm for sure, she adores all things canine.

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89 Julie March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

My daughter would luv the FUschia Star

What makes her unique is how funny she is when she mocks someone & can understand so much at only 16 mos old:)

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91 Kat Emerick March 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I would love this Pink Star with the Puppy Charm for my granddaughter because she is a very caring person. She has already twice cut her long hair and donated it to the Locks of Love foundation for children with cancer that loss their hair .
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92 Amanda Starr March 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm
93 Ginny March 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

My daughter would love the fuchsia star & that ballerina charm! She is unique because not only is she intelligent but she is also very creative in art, crafts, dance, music & singing. She is a very well rounded little girl :)

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94 Ginny March 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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96 Ginny March 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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97 mistysunrise March 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm

what makes my daughter unique, she is the only “only” child in our big family.

She would like the butterfly charm the best

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103 Darcy March 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

My daughter is unique because she make me laugh in an instant with her silly dance! She would love the ballerina charm!

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108 Jill Myrick March 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

My daughter would love the Kitten charm as we have several that she tends to and loves.
She wants to be a vet when she grows up.

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109 Jill Myrick March 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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113 Nancy March 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

My daughter would love the Kitten Charm. She’s unique in many ways; she recently rescued a kitten!

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114 mistysunrise March 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

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115 cass March 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

MY son’s unique because he’s such a brain and witty
Kitty charm

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116 Lisa L March 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

What makes my son unique is his adorable smile! He’d like the Ice Cream Cone Charm

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122 Amanda Starr March 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm
123 meme March 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

My son would love the penquin. What makes him so unique is his laughter, kindness, and sense of humor

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124 meme March 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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125 Gianna March 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

My daughter is the most amazing little artist and the sweetest child ever.
Kitten Charm.

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127 Gianna March 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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128 Veronica Garrett March 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

My granddaughter is unique because of her personality. She loves everybody and enjoys many activities. She would love the Fuchsia Star.

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