Softy Soakers by Aurora: Review and Giveaway

I remember as a child getting little figurines that you soaked in the water for two or three days to watch it grow.  I also remember thinking it was never going to be ready!  Thankfully, Aurora World Inc. has come up with a new concept that allows your toy to grow in just 40 seconds instead of 72 hours.

“Aurora World, Inc. celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, is releasing a plush collection that loves diving into water in the summer as much as kids do.  Simply place Softy Soakers in water and the plush expands from practically nothing into a full size, eight-inch plush animal. The initial collection includes the Fanta-Sea plush assortment, and based on the response from buyers at this year’s winter shows, Aurora sees a huge hit in the making.”


We received a flat alligator with instructions to make it grow. Jack submerged the alligator and I massaged it for about 40 seconds, and that quick we had a precious new toy. My son loves the Softy Soakers because he got to watch is toy go from a flat alligator to a 3D toy. This unique filling process allows you to make the soaker as soft or as firm as you would like, just by adding more or less water. This is a real plus in my house since my son likes to throw share all of his toys with his baby sister. We made the alligator on the soft side so that it cannot hurt my daughter if it gets ‘shared’ with her. Unlike stuffed toys, if the water evaporates over time all you need to do is soak again and your toy will be good as new.

The Fanta-Sea collection includes the alligator, octopus, a sea horse, hammerhead shark, dolphin, and sea turtle. You can find Softy Soakers at high-end toy stores, top gift chains such as Hallmark and Claire’s as well as hospital gift shops, fine florists, candy stores and gift/stationery stores worldwide. You can also purchase on Aurora’s website where each animal is $10.


One reader will win one Aurora Softy Soaker!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me which Aurora Softy Soaker you would choose!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Aurora (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Aurora World Inc on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 10th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of Beth of The Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample product was received to facilitate the review, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. I would choose the turtle my grandson is fasinated by them

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  3. Christina says:

    I would have to pick the turtle. My 2 year old is infatuated with turtles!

  4. Christina says:

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  5. Christina says:

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  6. Christina says:

    I “like” both you and Aurora on Facebook (Christina Foley)

  7. I would want pico, it has the same colors as my boxer

  8. Linda Kish says:

    I would like the octopus

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  9. Linda Kish says:

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  10. I would probably pick the turtle for my nephew

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  13. I’d pick the little sea turtle.

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  15. Fan of both the company and your blog on FB.

  16. I would choose the Alligator for my grandson! (the turtle is cute, too!)

  17. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  18. I’m a fan of you and aurora on facebook – Janet Watson

  19. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the octopus.
    Thanks for the chance.

  20. The adorable turtle!

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  22. I’d pick the dolphin

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  23. I follow you on Twitter as @pricousins and tweeted:!/pricousins/status/107644491799871488

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  25. jessica edwards says:


  26. love the octopus!

  27. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I would choose the Turtle.

  28. Priscilla Benavides says:

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  30. Priscilla Benavides says:

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  31. cindi duplantis says:


  32. melissa harrelson says:

    I would love to win the turtle for my little boy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. melissa harrelson says:

    fans of BOTH on FB, thanks

  34. I love the octopus!

  35. I am a sucker for turtles.

  36. crystle tellerday says:


  37. I would choose the Octopus.

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  39. I like you both on facebook.

  40. I like the seahorse

  41. david basile says:

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  42. I would choose the turtle

  43. the octopus is so cute and my boys would love it

  44. I love the dophin

  45. I would pick the turtle.

  46. I’d pick the cute little turtle, thanks.

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  49. Love the Dolphin!

  50. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I would choose the octopus

  51. My pick would be the cute dolphin!

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  53. I’m an email subscriber

  54. I’d pick the Octopus!

  55. I subscribe to your blog!

  56. Laurie Brown says:

    I would choose the dolphin

  57. I would choose the Dolphin!

  58. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  59. kathy pease says:

    i love the octopus

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  64. Farrah Shumway says:

    I would choose the Turtle…too cute!

  65. Farrah Shumway says:

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  68. Farrah Shumway says:

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  69. Octopus.

  70. I’m an email subscriber.

  71. we would choose the turtle

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  74. like both on fb