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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Zylie the Bear Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



I’ve got a company that I’m just itching to share with you all today, and they offer the most adorable bears I’ve ever seen! I know most of us shopping this holiday season has at least one little girl on our list that loves teddy bears and why not give her something a little more special than just a traditional teddy bear you can get at any discount store? I recently came across Zylie the Bear while looking for a gift for my little cousin who loves bears and once I looked around their website I was in love with their bears both Zylie and Shen the Panda!

About Zylie the Bear (Taken From Website):

Zylie is the toy I wish I could have had for my daughter when she was young. Sarah only liked playing with stuffed animals, but would see her sister Kate's doll clothes and want to dress up her teddy bear. So she'd stuff the bear into the doll clothes, and it all ended up looking ridiculous. I wondered then why there wasn't a toy that was cuddly like a teddy bear, but could be dressed and played with like a doll.

And from that idea Zylie was born. My son Matt and I have gone about creating a world of fun and adventure around Zylie, with a series of fun children's books that follow Zylie on her global travels, several fashionable new outfits for the bears, new friends like Shen the Panda, and most importantly, a strong role model for kids in the characters we create.

I hope that we have created the best possible play experience for the child in your life, but that process is never quite finished. With your help, we will always be improving our products, and we encourage you to reach out and lend a hand. Email your suggestions to designwithus@zyliethebear.com. Its been quite a journey so far, and we can't wait to see what's in store for us down the road! Thanks for stopping by!

Signed,
Mary Beth Minton, Founder and CEO

My Thoughts:

I was sent both the Zylie the Bear and the Shen the Panda an I can’t tell you how much I have truly enjoyed checking out both of these super adorable bears!!! I love that each of these cuties come fully dressed with adorable outfits and come along with the first book of each of the series!

I decided to check out Shen the Panda first and much to my surprise my little man immediately clamed Shen as his own! We sure had a great time checking out all the cool accessories that comes along with Shen and reading the little book that also accompanies him! My son is all about drumming right now so this made a perfect companion for him and he has taken Shen everywhere we have went since seeing him, lately Shen has been his naptime partner and I think it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship!!! I’m loving that Shen is so cute and very soft and just makes a great cuddle buddy.

Next, I had a look at Zylie the Bear herself and just like Shen she is adorable, soft and so fashion forward! I know when I was a little girl I would have been thrilled to find a Zylie under my tree on Christmas morning! I’ve got a special little girl who is going to be thrilled to find Zylie on Christmas morning and I just can’t wait to see her reaction! I’m currently thinking about purchasing her a couple more of Zylie’s outfits so that she will be able to play dress up with her as well as read her story and be the best of pals!

Bottom Line:

I am very impressed at both the quality and durability of Zylie and Shen! I know my little man had really been kinda rough on Shen since receiving him but he has held up like a dream and they are quickly becoming the best of buds and Shen has replaced “Bug’s” first favorite stuffed toy and has really given him hours of fun! I have a feeling Zylie’s new friend on Christmas will feel the same about her as “Bug” does Shen!

I don’t really know any little girl who would not be thrilled to find either Zylie or Shen under the tree this Christmas, I know if I would have had one when I was younger I would have been one happy little lady!

Buy It:
To purchase Zylie or Shen visit the website!

Win It:
Matt has generously offered one of my readers their choice of either Zylie the Bear or Shen the Panda!!!!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Zylie the Bear and tell me who you would give this to if you won and which one your would choose! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Zylie the Bear be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter

6. “Like” Zylie the Bear on Facebook

7. Sign up for the Zylie the Bear Newsletter (Bottom of home page)

Giveaway ends Dec 07, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive both Zylie and Shen mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

186 comments:

  1. I would choose Zylie the Bear and give him to my grandson!

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  2. i would give it to my grandchildren mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. I would choose Zylie the bear and give her to my daughter.

    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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    I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
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    I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
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  6. I follow zylie on twitter - karlatrx
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  7. I would give shen to my nephew.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  8. These are so cute. I would give this my daughter. These bears are so cute.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
    Thanks
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  10. I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
    Thanks
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  11. I Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter (peg42)
    Thanks
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  12. I “Like” Zylie the Bear on Facebook (Margaret E. SMith)
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  13. I would choose Zylie for my niece.

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  14. Zylie the girl-bear would be perfect for a little girl that I know and love, her wide eyes and beautiful smile would be a wonderful treasured sight for me!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  15. I would choose Zylie and give her to my daughter.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I follow on gfc #1.

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  17. I follow on gfc #2.

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  18. i think there both realy cute but i go with shne tha panda bear and i would give this to my girl . jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  19. i'm on the gfc thing here at your site so i follow u jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  20. i follow u on twitter jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  21. i got your rss feed so i subcribe jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  22. i follow zyle the bear on twitter jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  23. i like zyle the bear on fb jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  24. i subcribe to zyle newsletter jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I WOULD PICK SHEN THE PANDA FOR MY DAUGHTER STELLA!

    KIM MEIER
    KIMBERLEYMEIER@ROCKETMAIL.COM

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  26. I would choose Zylie the Bear for my granddaughter.

    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  27. I would give this to my neice and she would love the Zylie bear. Thanks.
    magic5905@embarqmail.com

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  28. 5 year old Jaden would really enjoy Shen the Panda.

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  29. I would love to give this to my niece if I won and would love to give her Zylie.
    lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

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  30. I follow on GFC. Entry 1
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  31. I follow on GFC. Entry 2
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  32. I subscribe via reader.
    lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

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  33. I follow Zylie on Facebook. (Lisa Berkery)
    lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

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  34. I follow Zylie on Twitter. @Berksgirl
    lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

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  35. zylie for sure! It would be for my beautiful 2.5 year old! She loves dressing up her night time bear, or at least she tries to dress him up in doll clothes!

    chatterboxchick81ATyahooDOTcom

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  36. follow zylie on fb

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  37. Posted correctly to blog

    http://jillybeansmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/zylie-bear-giveaway-cartoon-lovin-mom.html

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  38. Posted correctly to blog

    http://jillybeansmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/zylie-bear-giveaway-cartoon-lovin-mom.html

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  39. Posted correctly to blog

    http://jillybeansmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/zylie-bear-giveaway-cartoon-lovin-mom.html

    chatterboxchick81ATyahooDOTcom

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  40. Posted correctly to blog

    http://jillybeansmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/zylie-bear-giveaway-cartoon-lovin-mom.html

    chatterboxchick81ATyahooDOTcom

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  41. Posted correctly to blog

    http://jillybeansmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/zylie-bear-giveaway-cartoon-lovin-mom.html

    chatterboxchick81ATyahooDOTcom

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  42. I would choose Zylie the bear for my niece.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  43. This would be for my daughter, and I would choose Shen!

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  44. following zylie on twitter @tiffanyblogs

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  45. I would choose zylie the bear and give her as a christmas gift to my niece.

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  46. I'd choose Zylie for my niece.

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  47. i'd choose shen the panda for my flight attendant sister :) the panda featured in a passport getup will surely make her smile.
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  48. i am a public follower
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  49. i am a public follower
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  50. I would so love to give this to my niece and i would choose the bear (i like the panda)because she would love it!
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  51. #1-public follower of your blog
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  52. #2-public follower of your blog
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  53. Follow by Reader
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  54. Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter @dewinner


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  55. Follow & Tweeted
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  56. I'd pick Shen the Panda and give it to my niece! Too cute!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  57. I would choose Zylie for my niece
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  58. I follow your blog publicly through google friend connect
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  59. I follow your blog publicly through google friend connect 2
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  60. I subscribe via google reader
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  61. I follow Zylie on twitter (@jjak2003)
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  62. I like Zylie on facebook (Jessica Miller)
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  63. I follow you through twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/10219385041985536
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  64. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/10282699356901376
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  65. I would choose Shen and I would give it to my daughter

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  66. gfc follower #1

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  67. gfc follower #2

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  68. google reader subscriber

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  69. following zylie on twitter

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  70. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/10641578850787328
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  71. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/10998029230276608
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  72. This would be for my little one. So adorable!!! She would love Zylie.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Follow via GFC - Chip
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  74. Follow via GFC - Chip
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  75. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/11375185647108096
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  76. i would give this to my little son. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I would get Shen The Panda for my daughter!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.con

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  78. I follow with Google Connect (maxfate) #1

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  79. I follow with Google Connect (maxfate) #2

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  80. I subscribe in Google Reader.

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  81. I Like Zylie Bear on Facebook (Mary Somerville)

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  82. I follow you on Twitter (maxfate) and Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/11486355452334081

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  83. I signed up for the Zylie Bear newsletter.Thanks!!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  84. I would choose Shen the Panda and give him to my grandson. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  85. I would choose Shen for my new grandson.

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  86. I'm a GFC public follower (SandyM) 1

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  87. Twitter follower (slmiresse)

    http://twitter.com/slmiresse/status/11586187055595520

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  88. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/11777364333694976
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  89. I would choose Zylie for my 9 year old daughter lezanac@yahoo.com

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  90. GFC follower lezanac@yahoo.com

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  91. GFC follower2 lezanac@yahoo.com

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  92. I follow Zylie on twitter lezanac lezanac@yahoo.com

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  93. I like Zylie on FB Lisa Taylor lezanac@yahoo.com

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  94. I would choose the panda for my grandson.
    cnooneyfowler@gmail.com

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  95. My son would love Shen!

    souldolphindream@aol.com

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  96. I would like Zylie for my daughter.
    shawnac68 @ hotmail dot com

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  97. I tweeted today
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/11871946069254144
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  98. Bolinda Haggerty bhaggerty@stny.rr.com

    I would give Zylie the bear to my granddaughter Kylee. I have collected several bears over the years and she consistently plays with them. I bought her first bears for her own collection last year at a football stadium and unfortunately we were in a bad car accident on the way home. So I think Zylie would be a perfect new start on her collection.

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  99. I would give it to my son and I would chose shen.

    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  100. I would pick Shen the Panda Bear for my daughter. She loves pandas.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  101. GFC follower #1

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  102. GFC follower #2

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  103. I subscribe via Google reader.

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  104. I'd give Zylie to my niece Sarah. She's always played dressup with her animals more than her dolls!
    decadent87 at gmail dot com

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  105. My daughter would love Shen the Panda.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  106. I'd choose Zylie The Bear Kit and give her to my niece.

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  107. If I won I would give this to my niece - I would choose Zylie the Bear

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #1

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  109. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #2

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  110. I would choose Zylie the Bear and I would give it to my little cousin.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  111. I follow you with GFC.
    #1

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  112. I follow you with GFC.
    #2

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  113. shen the panda ty.
    vivianbl@olg.com

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  114. I love the panda! I would give it to my son. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  115. following your blog. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  116. I would choose the Shen the Panda for my godson.

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  117. I would give Shen to my niece!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  118. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  119. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  120. I'm following Zylie the Bear on Twitter (I'm @LuckyJinxy).

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  121. I would give it to my daughter and would pick the Panda cause she loves pandas.
    squirrelkarma at gmail dot com

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  122. I follow on GFC #1
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  123. I follow on GFC #2
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  124. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/dewinner/status/12089087422894080
    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  125. I'd pick Zylie the bear and I'd give it to my 5 year old niece.
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  126. 1 I already Follow publicly via GFC
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  127. 2 I already Follow publicly via GFC
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  128. Subscribe via RSS- google reader
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  129. Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter. @iiiyadirf
    michedt (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  130. “Like” Zylie the Bear on Facebook- iiiyadirf (michelle tucker)
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  131. I follow ZylieTheBear on twitter @manthas24

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  132. I like The Adventures of Zylie the Bear on FB

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  133. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24 and tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/12103084020862976

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  134. I would give Zylie the Bear to my daughter she would love it. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  135. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  136. I follow your blog via gfc #2 suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  137. I follow ZylieTheBear on twitter suelee1998
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  138. I like The Adventures of Zylie the Bear on facebook susan s
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  139. i would choose Shen the Panda and give it to my niece

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  140. Daily Tweet (maxfate) Thanks!!
    http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/12213256944885760

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  141. i would choose shen the panda for our son
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  142. i would choose shen for my daughter

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  143. I would choose Zylie for my niece.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  144. I follow - gfc
    entry 1 of 2
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  145. I follow - gfc
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  146. I subscribe - google feed
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  147. I follow zylie on facebook (emillie rose)
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  148. I would give Zylie to my Grandma she and I have a bear collection together
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  149. 1. I follow you on gfc. stephanie

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  150. 2. I follow you on gfc. stephanie

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  151. I subscribe with google reader

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  152. I follow Zylie on twitter. gnwg

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  153. I like Zylie on facebook. stephanie a....

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  154. I subscribe to Zylie emails

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  155. I would get Zylie for my daughter if I were to win.

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  156. I'm a follower through GFC-entry #1

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  157. I'm a follower through GFC-entry #2

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  158. This would be for my grandson.
    I would choose Shen.

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  159. follow zylie on twitter - debijot

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  160. I would choose shen the panda for my son Jack thanks for the chance to win too cute eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  161. I follow your blog 1/2 eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  162. I follow your blog 2/2 eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  163. I follow zylie on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  164. I like zylie on facebook (mrstinareynolds

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  165. I signed up for the zylie newsletter

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  166. I would choose Zylie The Bear and give it for my daughter for Christmas.
    edyta_c01@yahoo.com

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  167. I am a public follower - atydec
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  168. I am a public follower - atydec
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