What It IsThere's brand new furry fun at the Build-A-Bear Workshop this fall. Starting September 3, build-a-bear smallfrys will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and buildabear.com. This limited-edition collection includes eight pre-stuffed animals, which are smaller versions of favorite past and present Build-A-Bear Workshop furry friends—Sassy Kitty, Read Teddy, Marble Monkey, Endless Hugs Teddy, Shaggy Pup, Peace Bear, Fabulous Frog, and Cinnamon Swirl Bunny. Each comes packaged with its own "nutritional friendship information" on back, as well as a code to receive free virtual gifts at buildabearville.com. There is also a limited-edition collection of smallfrys-sized fashions (sold separately), including a plaid shirt and jean set, hoodie and jean set, fuchsia ruffle leggings set, pink dot dress, peace pajamas, blue fairy outfit, and more.
Although the build-a-bear smallfrys collection doesn't allow participation in the animal-making process central to Build-A-Bear Workshop stores, the pre-stuffed smallfrys are great for children who might be too young to really get the "build a bear" process. Younger kids will still love dressing up and snuggling with their stuffed friends, just like they do with their regular-sized stuffed animals. The smallfrys even appeal to tweens who will like that these cute stuffed animals are small enough to be portable.
The only downside to smallfrys is that they are available for a limited time—through October 31 or while supplies last.