Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A review of the Minion Defense Task Force and a Giveaway!

Well, hey there.

Long time no see.

I realize it's been a little while since my last post... *coughseventeen monthscough*

So if you don't remember who I am or why this email is in your inbox, so sorry. I'm Kira…let's be friends!

I promise to write more about where we are and what we've been doing over the last year, because we've been doing crazy things like moving twice and deciding to homeschool, but that'll come later. For right now I have some exciting stuff to share with ya'll.

Earlier this year I was contacted by the talented and extremely clever creator of The Minion Defense Task Force and asked if my boys would be interested in sponsoring a couple of minions to live in our home and take care of any pest problems we might have.



And our reaction, of course, was this:




The minions were quickly deployed and arrived at our home safely.




Inside the box, which doubles as his nightly charging station, was Ingot.



And when they saw him, my boys did this:




Ingot came with a little bio card, which told us all about him so we could care for him properly while he stayed with us.



And then he was promptly deployed to the backyard.



We have three Minions total who stay with us, and they spend their days going on missions outside, hunting for squirrels, or stink bugs, as the case may be...



...or defending the house from within. 
*photos courtesy Minion HQ*

As much as they dislike being considered a toy, part of their cover at our house is to appear like a common stuffed animal. This means they are frequently found tucked under one of my kids' arms, or riding in their pocket, or sleeping in their bed, or being lobbed over the stairwell for an aerial sibling attack. 



Minions have also been known to get into a little mischief every now and then…



But overall they have been an awesome, and much-loved addition to our home.




*undercover Minion*

In fact, the other night I was awoken by the anguished cries of a 4-year-old, and I went running upstairs expecting him to have fallen out of bed and broken an arm. He was crying that hard.

But there were no broken bones.

Nope, the boy had just woken up and couldn't find his minion in the sea of blankets.

I was so relieved, and not at all annoyed.

The thing I love most about the Minion Defense Task Force is that they are intended for open-ended play.



I was honestly a little unsure about how my kids would play with these "toys." They didn't come with clear instructions, just a description of the minion's personality and an objective (e.g. minions hunt squirrels), but my kids were off like a shot. Within minutes they were outside with the minions, a bucket, and some random kitchen ingredients, concocting "squirrel bait." They then proceeded to spend the afternoon positioning minions in different surveillance locations in the backyard.

They come in tons of colors, which will appeal to both boys and girls, and they all have unique personalities.

For example, Bruno is buffer than you.



And Pylon *loves* coffee.



I have been amazed at how creatively my kids play with them and plan to buy three more for stocking stuffers this year. Because what little kid wouldn't be thrilled to find this waiting for them on Christmas morning?




I am so excited to announce a give-away for one of these fantastic little fellows…er, creatures… and you could win it! 

You can earn up to five entries by following the steps below. When you visit Minion Headquarters to choose your favorite minion, make sure you read the Deployment Rules and Regulations. They will make you laugh.



4 comments:

  1. I can't imagine that there are any that my kids would not put to immediate use protecting our home, they all look both adorable and creative-a killer combo in my book!

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  2. Well, if it were up to me, Pylon would be my friend. Orange and addicted to the bean? What's not to love?

    But if it were up to my kids, I imagine Blackout would be the choice of the males and Lolli the choice of the girl.

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  3. I'm pretty sure the kids would like Nos, as he is trained in the Parkour skills. :-) These creatures look like so much fun!

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  4. That is adorable! I never would have guessed that kids would have so much fun with such a relatively simple "toy". So cute!

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