Saturday, August 25, 2012

Giveaway Week Results!

I had a lot of fun posting this week and reading all of the comments, stories and captions!  I really wish I could give a doll to every single one of you.  Caption contest finalists will be posted in a little bit.  All prizes were drawn blind out of my big white salad bowl.  If you are a winner, please send me an email (toyboxphilosopher at, so I can mail your prize!  Here we go...

This time, I enlisted the help of my Obitsu dog to draw the prizes:

The Dog is a really great toy.  I named him Kikai (which I think is "machine" in Japanese).  I call him Kai.  He looks a bit skeletal, but his fantastic articulation gives him a ton of personality.  Since I can't seem to get around to writing a review for him, this post will give him some chances to show off.

The prize for Day 1 was this Abbey Bominable Monster High set with two extra outfits:

Liv's Sophie in Wonderland helped with the drawing.  There were 43 entries for this contest, which was the most out of all of the drawings.

Kai was reluctant to jump in the bowl the first time...

But once he got up his courage, he discovered that playing in a bowl is pretty fun.

And was quick to grab a name:

The winner of the Abbey Bominable doll is...April W!  Congratulations, April!

The prize for Day 2 was a Li'l Woodzeez bakery set:

Of course, the Calico Critters and Li'l Woodzeez wanted to help out with this one.  There were 21 entries for this prize.

Now maybe Kai is having too much fun...

He leapt out of the bowl so that the critters could help him unfold the winning name...

...and the winner of the Li'l Woodzeez set is...Linda Irina!  Congratulations, Linda!

The prize from Day 3 was a Grace Kelly Barbie:

Jake has been dreaming about reprising his role as the Cheshire Cat, and asked if he could assist with this drawing.  There were 29 entries this time.  Kai isn't sure what to think about the Cheshire cat...

There was a lot of barking and hissing!

They had a tug-of-war over the winning name, but Jake didn't have much of a chance against Kai's strong jaws.

Luckily, Kai is a good boy, and eventually handed the paper to Jake.

The winner of the Grace Kelley Barbie doll is...Kaitlyn Burke!  Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

The prize from Day 4 was a Winx Club Flora doll:

The mini Blythes, feeling a tad maligned by some of the caption contest entries, wanted to get in on the action to prove how sweet and nice they can be.  There were 31 entries in the Flora drawing.

The girls wanted to go in and grab the winning name themselves...

But they underestimated the steep edges and were very quickly in over their heads!

Kai jumped in to rescue them...

...and they dragged up a winning slip of paper.

Who can it be? 
 The winner of the Winx Club doll is...Sara Albertini!  Congratulations, Sara!

There were two prizes on facebook on Day 5...the first was a Disney Store Rapunzel toddler:

Of course Rapunzel wanted to help with this drawing, to ensure that the younger version of herself went to a good home.  The odds were pretty good with this giveaway...only 7 entries!

Rapunzel politely asked Kai to select a name...

And with so few papers, he could just reach down and grab one:

The winner of the Rapunzel toddler is...Kristina Cain!  Congratulations, Kristina!

 The last prize of the day was this Monster High Operetta:

Ghoulia was excited about getting to choose who Operetta is going to go hang out with.  There were 17 entries in this drawing.

Ghoulia got a bit flustered, though, not sure which paper to pick...

It's a lot of pressure!
So Kai jumped in and grabbed one for her:

The winner of the Monster High Operetta doll is...Courtney Gibson!  Congratulations, Courtney!

Good job, Kai.  Time for a nap.
Big congratulations to all of the winners!  We'll do this again soon. 


  1. congratulations to all the winners! :)

  2. Wow, your handwriting looks so much like the font they use for the Disney logo. Congrats everyone and thank you Emily :D

  3. Congratulations everybody!
    A bit sad that I didn't win anything but I'm already very happy with my place in the finals for the caption contest!

  4. Wow I won something!!!!!!!!! I didn't expect that to happen. Cool!

  5. Congrats to all the winners and to all the 'helpers' who chose them! =D

  6. This was soooo dang cute with all the dollies helping! LOL I Love this blog- brings a smile to my face!

  7. Congrats to all the winners. Enjoy your new goodies :O)

  8. Congratulations to all the winners. What a fun post to see who won.

  9. Congratulations! This week was really fun, and I love Kai!

  10. Congrats to the lucky winners!

  11. Oh my goodness, I can't believe I won one :D

    Looks like she won't have to go on my wishlist after all :D

  12. Hello from Spain: congratulations to the winners. All prizes are gorgeous .. We keep in touch.

  13. That's a really cool dog! You are really super for giving out so many prizes too!