Thursday, June 17, 2010

CLOSED KID PICK: Review & Giveaway: Balloonatiks

UPDATED: Extra entries: Visit my friends over at Living on Love and Cents and The Thrifty Things and Misfit Momma and enter their giveaway for Balloonatiks to get one extra entry in my giveaway. Just leave a comment below letting me know that you did!

Since it's summertime my family has been taking some major road trips! We just drove got back from a 13 hour drive to Indiana and back this week. For Christmas my Dad got the kids DVD players for the car to keep them entertained on trips! Let me tell you...they are a lifesaver!!! The only problem is, you have to be stocked with DVDs! That's why I was happy to review: Balloonatiks: The Collector's Set.

Ballonatiks is a CGI animated series that centers on five ordinary teens mysteriously transformed into rubbery and bouncy balloons. Each character has a unique ability such as growing really big or shooting lightening bolts. All powers that any kid would love to have! The collectors Set includes two cartoon episodes and runs for approx. 23 minutes. It is the first cartoon in the catalog of Balloonatiks merchandise which already includes: two paperback books, a series of comics and games, and an interactive website! 

My take: Unfortunately we didn't get the DVD until after our road trip. So I threw it in to see what the kids would think. I was worried that they might be a little too young for the cartoon but I was wrong. Big LuvBug sat quickly and watched the first episode and was thrilled that there was more when it ended! Lil LuvBug of course still doesn't sit through a complete cartoon but he loved the music. By the way...the opening title is performed by none other than Ray Parker Jr., the writer of the Ghostbuster's theme song! (Ok so I'm dating myself...shhh!) I was thrilled and it was mighty catchy! It was also great that the episodes were short and entertaining enough graphics to keep my kids entertained. I must say they weren't actually my favorite but this was honestly the first time I had heard of the Balloonatiks! Just as long as it's appropriate and the kids like it, I'm good!

Buy it: Balloonatiks: The Collector's Set DVD can be purchased on Amazon. for $14.95. You can also visit the Ballonatiks website to learn more about the Ballonatiks and their merchandise.

Win it: I have a copy of Balloonatiks: The Collector's Set to giveaway to one lucky Mommy's Free Time reader. This giveaway will begin on June 17 and end on July 5. It is open to the US only. Just fill out the form below to enter! The winner will be chosen via and notified by email. They will then have 48hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. 

Mandatory Entry: Visit the website and tell me your favorite Balloonatik character. Hint: Click on Balloonalair to see the characters. 

Additional Entries:
REMEMBER: You have 6 chances to win. You must fill out the form for each entry. This may mean that you fill out the form 6 times. 

Disclosure: This item was given to me at no charge by the company in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.


  1. entered via living on love and cents
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