We first saw Treefies at the Toy Fair in NYC and wrote briefly about them in our article on the Top 7 Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011. We have now had a chance to play with the Treefies for a while and we are very impressed!
Treefies – The Plush Toy With a Planet Saving Twist
At first glance, Treefies look like a WebKinz type toy. There are a number of different Treefies, so the idea is that your kids will want to collect them all. Each Treefie comes with a unique code that you enter onto the Treefies website to unlock games and other activities.
What makes Treefies so special and very different than Webkinz like toys is that Treefies have an incredibly strong green message. For every Treefie you purchase a real live tree is planted to help offset the impact of CO2 on our planet. In addition, the whole Treefie online world is packed with information and games about helping the planet and learning about global warming.
If Your Kids Are Going To Collect Something, Why Not Be Green About It?
Let’s be honest, at some point our kids will break us down and convince us to buy some collectible things that they just “must have”. Rather than feeling like a defeated parent, we can tell our kids to collect Treefies and secretly teach them about the environment.
The Treefies online world is not the most advanced software, but it does provide some fun games and good information. You can track your collection of Treefies and print a certificate showing that a tree was planted in your honor. Even if the tree that is planted does not end up having a huge impact on CO2 , the whole concept of Treefies gets our kids thinking about protecting the planet and that is a great thing.
We Are Giving Away 8 of These Super Cute Treefies
How can you resist that cute face? We want to share the cuteness with our members, so we are giving away 8 Treefies to our members. We will randomly draw 8 members from Dad Does and each of those members will receive one super cute Treefie.
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Conclusion: Treefies – The Cute Collectibles With the Positive Message
As a plush toy, Treefies are cute and my kids love them. The green message of Treefies, both in planting trees and the information on the online site is terrific. At only $6 each, Treefies are affordable and provide the perfect way to make learning about saving the planet fun!
Treefies Plush Toys Gets 4 D’s (scale of 1 to 5) -
Any Product That Receives 4 or 5 D’s is Dad Does Approved!
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Treefies Plush Toys - around $6 each
FULL DISCLOSURE: We received a number of Treefies to review and giveaway to our readers. We received no money for doing this review and receive nothing if you do decide to buy a Treefie. If you do buy a Treefie, please name him “Dad Does” – has a nice ring to it, huh? This is a real review, by a real Dad (and his kids)!
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