January 14, 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop & Infusion New Digital Interactive Stations w $25 Gift Card Giveaway #InfusionBABW CLOSED

This weekend we were invited to an exclusive preview of the newly digital enhanced Build-a-Bear Workshop pop-up display store here in NYC. During the preview families were able to learn how the partnership between Build-A-Bear Workshop and Infusion technology have reinvent the bear-making process, making the experience fun and personalized every time.

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

These new digitally interactive Build-A-Bear Workshops have already opened outside the New York City area, but plans are in the works to bring the fun to more stores including those in New York City. What can families expect? How different will it be from the original Build-A-Bear Workshop stores? Will parents know what to do while using all that technology?! My son and I found out for you!

The new digital enhanced Build-A-Bear Workshop wants to merges hands-on bear-making with a digital experience but using stations. At each station the child (and parents) follow interactive cues to "build" and personalize their bear in a new way.

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

The Love Me station is where kids can customize their bear (or other furry friend) with special personality attributes displayed as emoticons. The interactive table uses Samsung's SUR40 with Microsoft® PixelSense™ technology. Check out my quick video demo of using the Love Me station

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

The Hear Me station is where kids can pick from an assortment of sounds to be inserted into their stuffed animals. Kids can also select and load popular hits from current music, sounds onto a chip, or record their own voice to a Build-A-Sound

The Stuff Me station is where kids can add SCENTiments. An assortment of scents available include: bubble gum, strawberry, cotton candy, and chocolate chip. The scents offered will change by season and holiday. But here the stuffed animals closed after a Bear Builder associate inserts a barcode, which can be used for lost and found and getting a unique code so kids can play online at www.Bearville.com. Sorry we didn't get photo here, it was a bit crowded.

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

The Fluff Me station, is where kids can interact with their bear at a digital bath tub that also uses Samsung's SUR40 with Microsoft® PixelSense™ technology. The tub recognizes items placed on it's surface and shows virtual soap and bubbles and duck "feet". My son LOVED this station.

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

The Dress Me station is organized by theme, such as dress up and super heroes, so kids can coordinate items. This uses Match Me technology, so you can see what is new in the clothing area and receive suggestions on related items for outfits.

Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations
Infusion and Build-A-Bear Workshop Digital Interactive Stations

The final station is the Name Me station, where you can use a viewfinder or "bear-o-scope" to reveals the special attributes and personality that was added to your furry friend from the start of the process. At the Name Me station you create a personalized one-of-a-kind birth certificate that now includes a photo of your new furry friend. This was my favorite station and I had fun "seeing" what my son had built his bear with.

As you can see there's lots of interactive fun with the new digital station. Parents and their kids will find using the stations easy. The stations have visual and audio prompts that help the building process flow nicely.  Kids like my son who are use to touch screen technology will have no problem adjust to the new way to build a furry friend. Kids love being able to touch and interactive with their bear!

I think families will like these new interactive Build-A-Bear Workshop. Keep your eyes open to see when one will open in your area!

To learn more about Build-A-Bear Workshop, visit - www.buildabear.com

To learn more about Infusion, visit - http://www.infusion.com


(1) $25 Build-a-Bear Gift Card


For this giveaway I'm using the Rafflecopter form which is super easy! Go on and enter to win! Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. January 22, 2013.

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Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a bear so I could experience the digitally interactive Build-A-Bear Workshop stations. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.


mommylok said...

Very cute! This seems like a great way to enhance the Build-A-Bear experience!

katychick said...

the dress me station
tcogbill at live dot com

Tabathia said...

the love me station so you can build your bear personality

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tami Vollenweider said...

I like the Name Me Station,for that individual touch!


Kim C. said...

The fluff me station
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mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try the dress me station!
(d schmidt in widget)

Dani @ OKDani.com said...

Very cute. I want to make a build a bear for my little guy!

JC said...

The Dress Me station!

Mami2jcn said...

The Fluff Me station looks fun!

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Monica @MacaroniKidNYC said...

I know my daughter would love the Fluff Me station!

Anonymous said...

Adorable. I think mine would enjoy the dress me station. Patricia

justicecw said...

Name me looks super fun!

jenmalonee said...

I would like to try the name me station.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Jessica B. said...

I want to try the Name Me Station. jj250@aol.com

jackeline said...

LOVE that you can give the bear a personality at the Name Me Station!

Molly said...

The Fluff Me station,looks like a lot of fun! Molly Bussler

pookiecat123 said...

dress me station sounds fun
Judy S
pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

Maryann D. said...

The Dress Me station seems like fun to try.
twinkle at optonline dot net

jane m said...

I want my LO to try the Dress me station, at times it can take her an hour to choose.

618mom said...

the fluff me station

Elizabeth said...

The Dress me Station for sure! How fun :)

Evelyn D. said...

The dress me station! Fun

sohamolina said...

Fluff Me station

Teh Doll said...

The hear me station.

tarah86 said...

Fluff Me station sounds fun to try.

eevon said...

Would love to try The Dress Me station with my daughter. we love dressing up toys :)

Lynette said...

THe Stuff me station with scents!

Jenn Irving said...

i like the fluff me station

Erica Best said...

the Dress Me station is cute

jackeline said...

Thank YOU!!!!!

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