Buddy Balls Toy Review + Giveaway

Buddy Balls have landed in our home and I have to admit we are a little bit in love with them.  We were recently sent a Buddy Ball by Mookie and at first I was sceptical.  It’s a soft toy, and we are more than a little bit over run with soft toys in this house.

Buddy Balls are a collection of soft toys with a difference though.  Firstly, they were designed by Max.  Max is a kid, and he wanted to create a toy that would appeal to children of all ages as well as boys and girls.  I love that Buddy Balls is inspired by a child’s creation.  Max’s parents saw potential in their sons creation, and so Buddy Balls were born.

Buddy Balls Toy Review

We received Lily, but there is also Max, Eva and Sam to collect.  Our Buddy Ball was so super soft and cuddly, you couldn’t help but think he was going to be different from other bears from the outset.  When a 4 year old is faced with a soft cuddly bear, that is also very cute, it’s akin to love at first sight.  She thought Lily was adorable and they were best of friends from the word go.

Lily isn’t only a soft toy though.  She is the perfect place to hide your special toys away from your little sister who always wants to play with all your stuff.  When you unzip the back of Lily, there is plenty of room to stash your favourite things.  No one would think of looking in the teddy, would they?

Child with Buddy Ball

When Lily isn’t being the keeper of special toys, she can turn into a soft ball.  Her foot shows you the clue, and when you unzip her and carry out a few swift manoeuvres you have the perfect ball to play indoors and out with.  Now that Princess has mastered the art of changing Lily from a bear to a ball and back again, she is swapping her from one to another constantly.  Since Lily’s arrival, she has also been every where with us.  She waited poolside with me while Princess took her swimming lesson.  She’s been to the park, and also got to see some real animals at the farm.  She’s a well travelled Buddy Ball all ready.

Buddy Balls Giveaway

After seeing Princess’s reaction to her Buddy Ball and seeing how quickly she is bonded with Lily, I think Buddy Balls are going to be a big hit. I can see Buddy Balls turning up at sleep over parties all over the country stuffed with secret toys and the odd piece of candy.  Pillow fights will become a thing of the past, as there will be a bunch of kids with several soft balls to play with and a set of parents asking ‘where did all those bears go?’

Because Buddy Balls are so super cute, I’ve managed to get hold of one of the collection to giveaway to a lucky Zena’s Suitcase reader.  If your child still loves cuddly toys, this is definitely to competition for you.  Just enter via the rafflecopter below and good luck!

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Competition ends 30th August 2016.  Other T & C’s apply.

We were provided with a Buddy Balls Soft Toy in exchange for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

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165 Comments

  1. laura banks
    July 31, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    probably his lego

  2. July 31, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    This is fab!! So much potential for a cuddly bear! A car would definitely be stashed inside to be looked after!
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  3. Tracy Nixon
    July 31, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    My little girl would stash her sweeties!

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    July 31, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I can see sweets and chocolates and pencils being stashed
    They really are cute

  5. iain maciver
    July 31, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    toy cars

  6. Rebecca Nisbet
    July 31, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    anything and everything!!! she would love this!

  7. Rita Hutton
    July 31, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Probably her pyjamas and her dummy

  8. Qudsia
    July 31, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    My son would probably stash his toy trains in it! 🙂

  9. michelle smith
    July 31, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    other toys

  10. Angela Treadway
    July 31, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    Probably thier toy figures! X

  11. Alix boswell
    August 1, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Definitely all her sweets! Haha

  12. Nicki Evans
    August 1, 2016 / 2:27 am

    Other toys.

  13. joanna butler-savage
    August 1, 2016 / 5:15 am

    make up

  14. Lara Latchem
    August 1, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Probably his trains

  15. S Edwards
    August 1, 2016 / 6:32 am

    he loves his trains

  16. Catherine McAlinden
    August 1, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Her Shopkins!

  17. Paula Turner
    August 1, 2016 / 6:39 am

    My Little man would keep his imaginext figures.

  18. Sarah Lambert
    August 1, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Probably they would put their sweets in 🙂

  19. Jennifer Haden
    August 1, 2016 / 7:57 am

    probably little toys and who knows what else?! Surely a little bit of everything 🙂

  20. Hannah Owen
    August 1, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Probably sweets!!

  21. Susan Lloyd
    August 1, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Probably my car keys x

  22. Cara Holmes
    August 1, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Her little figures

  23. Ray Dodds
    August 1, 2016 / 8:28 am

    My granddaughter would stash her sweetie money

  24. Lauren Pilkington
    August 1, 2016 / 8:38 am

    his favourite trains so his brother couldnt pinch them

  25. janine atkin
    August 1, 2016 / 8:50 am

    sweeties probably!!

  26. Zoe C
    August 1, 2016 / 9:14 am

    I can see my daughter hiding her tablet charger in there to stop her brother keep borrowing it!!

  27. Paula Readings
    August 1, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I would imagine as much from his toy box as he possibly could!

  28. Richard Tyler
    August 1, 2016 / 10:26 am

    His toy cars i should imagine!

  29. Annabel Greaves
    August 1, 2016 / 11:44 am

    My daughter would stash all her children’s jewellery

  30. Serena Bowles
    August 1, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Unwanted food, most likely!

  31. lucy higgins
    August 1, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Probably her pocket money!

  32. Anthony Harrington
    August 1, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    toy cars I expect!

  33. Laura Pritchard
    August 1, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Probably lots of Lego blocks!

  34. Maggie Coates
    August 1, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    My children are too old for this now. I am entering hoping to win for my friend’s daughter.

  35. LESLEY BRADLEY
    August 1, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Anything that would fit!

  36. Alison Johnson
    August 1, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    My granddaughter would stash some little cuddlies I have on my desk which she always asks for whenever she visits. There is a giraffe beanie, a small bagpuss & a small soft turtle & she try’s to take them home with her so I will have to check her buddy ball before she leaves!

  37. Karl Borowy
    August 1, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    gold coins

  38. EJ Dunn
    August 1, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Probably chocolate!

  39. melanie stirling
    August 1, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Chocolate,Honey always hides chocolate.

  40. Ruth Harwood
    August 2, 2016 / 6:36 am

    probably her lunch lol!!

  41. allison sullivan
    August 2, 2016 / 10:48 am

    eden would keep her my little pony small ponies in hers

  42. Pauline Hilll
    August 2, 2016 / 11:49 am

    pens and pencils

  43. Siobhan Davis
    August 2, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    His dummies definitely 🙂 Great idea x

  44. valerie cooper
    August 2, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Anything he can find ithink

  45. Corinne Peat
    August 2, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    His trains!

  46. Solange
    August 3, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Other toys

  47. claire griffiths
    August 3, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    his toys cars or his lego

  48. Tammy Tudor
    August 3, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    lego pieces! it would save me standing on them

  49. Tricia Cowell
    August 4, 2016 / 6:05 am

    As many dinosaurs as possible !

  50. Martina Pichova
    August 4, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    No idea – my daughter is very random…

  51. jules eley
    August 4, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    sweet for sure 🙂

  52. Beky Austerberry
    August 5, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Little toy figures

  53. Colin Bancroft
    August 5, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Her hair clips

  54. Tee simpson
    August 6, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Her jewellery I would imagine

  55. Jane
    August 6, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Anything they can find, apparently.

  56. Lillian Fisher
    August 6, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    His latest craze is collecting shiny pebbles from outside so probably these.

  57. claire woods
    August 6, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    His magic playing cards.

  58. Kerry Locke
    August 6, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    My daughter would love to hide her Disney Princess figures – It’s a great idea

  59. Rachel Butterworth
    August 7, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    His Angry Birds figures.

  60. Chrissie Curtis
    August 7, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Sweets and some Mini Figures.

  61. Jo Glasspool
    August 7, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    Sweets probably!

  62. emma walters
    August 8, 2016 / 6:19 am

    perfect for my son’s favourite marbles

  63. Michaela Hannah
    August 8, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Probably Playmobil men and women

  64. katrina walsh
    August 8, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    One of her many little purses that she stashes in anything with a zip!

  65. Angela McDonald
    August 9, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    His favourite small Thomas the Tank Engine trains!

  66. Claire Sutherland
    August 9, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    My little one is not yet here but I can only imagine they would love this!

  67. Lauren Tourle
    August 9, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I dread to think lol. probably my stuff to be honest lol 🙂

  68. Kirsty Fox
    August 9, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Probably Pokemon

  69. Danielle Cresswell
    August 10, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Most likely his kinder egg toy collection xx

  70. Stevie
    August 11, 2016 / 5:55 am

    I’d like to hope that my niece would stash all her crayons, felt tips, pencils and pens. They’re everywhere!

  71. Denielle Nicol
    August 11, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    The cats toys, my phone and any thing I happen to need at that moment in time!. Dxx

  72. helen cumbers
    August 12, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    would love to win

  73. Natalie Gillham
    August 12, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Anything they can manage to stuff in there probably lol

  74. Helen Cumbers
    August 12, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Food mainly. If she’s bored anything she can get her hands on!!

  75. Helen Cumbers
    August 12, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Food or sweets mainly. If she’s bored anything she can get her hands on!

  76. Megan Adams
    August 12, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    My daughter would store her Playmobil characters in hers. Saves them being all over the house I suppose! 😉

  77. Keith Hunt
    August 13, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    In a old window seat

  78. Susie Wilkinson
    August 14, 2016 / 12:19 am

    I’d let them stash their little soft toys in it, but in reality, I’d probably find it stuffed with food!

  79. Kimberley Ryan
    August 14, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    most likely her pj’s

  80. Susan Smith
    August 14, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    She would prob put her hair pieces in it

  81. Jennifer Toal
    August 14, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Hair clips

  82. harriet
    August 14, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Chocolate

  83. Margaret Clarkson
    August 15, 2016 / 5:03 am

    Smaller toys

  84. Sue McCarthy
    August 15, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  85. Katie b
    August 17, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Her my little pony collection!

  86. gemma hendry
    August 17, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    i think she wud stash her sweets

  87. Samantha O'D
    August 18, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    My daughter would hide all her shopkins, she is always trying to keep them away from her little sister

  88. Julie Ward
    August 18, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Most probably his lego figures, I would haved liked to say I would keep my secret stash of cash but I don’t have any

  89. Helen A
    August 19, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Probably some sweets and their collectible figures!

  90. Ella L
    August 19, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    his colllection of resin teddies

  91. jessica catherine
    August 19, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    my little pony toys

  92. Philip Underwood
    August 20, 2016 / 11:45 am

    My children would probably keep their toys in it, but they may also keep clothes or pyjamas in it!

  93. Beverley Cousins
    August 20, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Really don’t know yet as she is only 8 weeks old and it’s my first grandbaby 🙂 but if i had to bet on what she would stash her make up lol

  94. Rebecca Mercer
    August 20, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    sweets and coins, she loves playing with coins

  95. Clare Hubbard
    August 21, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Probably toy dinosaurs!

  96. K Lombardelli
    August 21, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    probably her sweets!!!

  97. MANDY DOHERTY
    August 21, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Whatever was my grandson’s chosen toys of the moment so his brother couldn’t get them!

  98. Keri brooks
    August 21, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Little girl would put her teletubbie figures she takes them everywhere

  99. Kim Styles
    August 22, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    her nom noms

  100. jus
    August 23, 2016 / 9:05 am

    She’ll probably put her Num Noms in there.

  101. August 23, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    My daughter would probably have put her inhaler there, safe for the morning, and a favourite pokemon.

  102. michelle speight
    August 23, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    prbably things i dont want them too lol

  103. LEE HARDY
    August 24, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Probably her pencils

  104. kim neville
    August 25, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    His little cars

  105. Lisa Wilkinson
    August 25, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Shopkins

  106. A.E. ADKINS
    August 25, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Teddy,sweets & socks (going through a sock phase at the mo!)

  107. Lea Mavin
    August 26, 2016 / 5:31 am

    Pens and crayons

  108. Karen Barrett
    August 26, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    The bracelets she makes

  109. Sheri Darby
    August 26, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Lots of little animal toys

  110. Paula Phillips
    August 26, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    A dummy and a little beanie teddy.

  111. Elizabeth Noack
    August 26, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Her smaller soft toys 🙂

  112. Emma Fox
    August 27, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Probably some cars 🙂

  113. Carly Belsey
    August 27, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Probably crisps and bits of random food haha, and some of her brother’s skylanders 🙂

  114. Amanda Davis
    August 27, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    His dinosaurs

  115. Jessica Sawyer
    August 27, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Probably kinder egg toys,shes obsessed!

  116. claire little
    August 28, 2016 / 12:14 am

    magi clip dolls

  117. Elspeth MacMillan
    August 28, 2016 / 6:29 am

    Her shopkins and hair accessories and knowing her my car keys 😀

  118. Susan B
    August 28, 2016 / 11:35 am

    I have a feeling it would be her PJs and her character figures,

  119. Hollie Newton
    August 28, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Food I expect. Or money 🙂

  120. carol boffey
    August 28, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    His cars

  121. Caroline J Robinson
    August 28, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    His blankey that he take severywhere

  122. Barbara Handley
    August 28, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    My grandson would probably put some of his little cars in it.

  123. katie w
    August 28, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    would be her little princesses

  124. Steven Blake
    August 28, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    her hair accessories

  125. Ema J Lowe
    August 28, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    son would probably put his little cars in it

  126. Diana
    August 28, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Her little people 🙂

  127. Nat J
    August 28, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Little girl would stash hair clips or anything sparkly and little boy would stash his pennies. Yes I have magpies for children lol

  128. Kerry Smith
    August 28, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Little lady would stash her my little pony toys and my little man would stash his Thomas the tank trains

  129. Sam Parkes
    August 29, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Anything and everything especially assortment of all her toys shopkins, Nom Nums etc

  130. marie miles
    August 29, 2016 / 12:25 am

    my grand daughter would stash her sweets and chocolate buttons inside it,

  131. Adrian Bold
    August 29, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Probably their toy figures and cars.

  132. Jenny Prest
    August 29, 2016 / 6:28 am

    Cars, his tiny Batman figure and receipts!

  133. Emma h
    August 29, 2016 / 6:37 am

    Some of their little princess dolls

  134. Christine Hobbs
    August 29, 2016 / 6:58 am

    drawing stuff like pencils and folded works of art x

  135. Samantha Buntain
    August 29, 2016 / 9:31 am

    His favourite toy and his comforter

  136. Laura Walker
    August 29, 2016 / 9:56 am

    More than likely his collection of animal figures

  137. Emma
    August 29, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Probably her sweeties and anything sticky haha

  138. Jamie Millard
    August 29, 2016 / 10:12 am

    cars and snacks

  139. Pamela Gossage
    August 29, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Her jewels

  140. Rebecca Powell
    August 29, 2016 / 11:56 am

    She loves putting her Happyland figures inside everything so probably those

  141. Natalie Crossan
    August 29, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    My daughter would stash her secret choc

  142. jen s morgan
    August 29, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    My son would put his little cars in it x

  143. adrian price
    August 29, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    i imagine food she doesnt like—which would then turn nasty

  144. Deborah Mackenzie
    August 29, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Probably other toys

  145. Victoria Prince
    August 29, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I can see sweets going in! Plus probably a special toy or two

  146. christine WESTLAKE
    August 29, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    their treasures

  147. liz ferguson
    August 29, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    lego xx

  148. Lucy Chester
    August 29, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Chocolate!!

  149. Gillian Hutchison
    August 29, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Probably Shopkins

  150. Gemma Cook
    August 29, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    I’ve just asked our little girl Lily and she has said, lots and lots of sweeties.

    Thank you for the chance.
    I love reading your blogs, keep up the great work!:-)

  151. Vickie Jackson
    August 29, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    It’d be filled with treasure…. But that could be anything from jewellery and pretty stones to feathers and twigs!

  152. Anne Eames
    August 29, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Lego bricks

  153. Pauline black
    August 29, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Probably Thomas the tank engines

  154. Beverley Evans
    August 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    My Grandson would stash his thunderbird vehicles and my Granddaughter would stash some coins as she loves playing with money.

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