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APRIL 2013

Toysbulletin.com: My Friend Huggles – A Truly Life-Size Doll

http://toysbulletin.com/2013/03/11/my-friend-huggles–a-truly-life-size-doll.aspx?results=1#SurveyResultsChart

FEBRUARY 2013

Tradeshow Reflections: My Friend Huggles at the 2013 New York Toy Fair

https://myfriendhuggles.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/tradeshow-reflections-my-friend-huggles-at-the-2013-new-york-toy-fair/


My Friend Huggles in a Doll Magazine Spotlight for Toy Fair 2013

https://myfriendhuggles.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/my-friend-huggles-in-a-doll-magazine-spotlight-for-toy-fair-2013/


Tradeshow Reflections: My Friend Huggles at the 2013 Kind + Jugend Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany

https://myfriendhuggles.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/tradeshow-reflections-my-friend-huggles-at-the-2013-kind-jugend-trade-fair-in-cologne-germany/


Check out My Friend Huggles in a New York Toy Fair highlights video!

https://myfriendhuggles.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/check-out-my-friend-huggles-in-a-new-york-toy-fair-highlights-video/


My Friend Huggles supports Make-a-Wish Atlantic Provinces’ Granting Wishes On-Line Auctions

https://myfriendhuggles.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/my-friend-huggles-supports-make-a-wish-atlantic-provinces-granting-wishes-on-line-auction/


Come visit My Friend Huggles at the 2013 New York Toy Fair!

February 10-13, 2013, My Friend Huggles will be at The New York Toy FairFor more information on The New York Toy Fair visit http://www2.toyassociation.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=tf_Home

JANUARY 2013

Come visit My Friend Huggles at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market!

Learning Values through Play - My Friend Huggles - Americas Mart Atlanta - Booth #1718

JANUARY 2013

Come visit My Friend Huggles at the Philadelphia Gift Show!

Come visit My Friend Huggles at the Philadelphia Gift Mart

NOVEMBER 2012

My Friend Huggles La Presse NOËL 2012

My Friend Huggles La Presse NOËL 2012


OCTOBER 2012

My Friend Huggles Dolls in the Sears Christmas Toy Shop Catalog!

Check us out! All you need for the holiday. Sears Christmas Toy Shop 2012 Catalog. http://www.sears.ca/virtual-catalogue/publication/2/61/

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OCTOBER 2012

My Friend Huggles Dolls picked for Today’s Parent Magazine Top Toys!

Another exciting announcement! My Friend Huggles are listed in the prestigious group of top toys for this holiday season. Featured in the November issue of Today’s Parent toy guide edition, The Canadian parent magazine offers some of the coolest and most wanted toys around. As the top parent magazine in Canada their toy guide is the most sold out issue of the year. Go Huggles!

Image My Friend Huggles Dolls picked for Today’s Parent Magazine Top Toys!


OCTOBER 2012

My Friend Huggles awarded PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval

Great Divide Corp is thrilled to announce that My Friend Huggles dolls have been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.  PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.
PTPA Award Winning Product

My Friend Huggles awarded PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval


AUGUST 2012

Gift Beat Product Watch: Huggles Dolls…

“We love the back story for My Friend Huggles™ from Great Divide Corp. (888) 686-4224. The inspiration for the doll comes from a mother’s wish for her children to learn core values. Each life-size plush doll has a different character-building value associated with it, explained by a satin ribbon found on the doll’s back. Launching with six dolls, the collection includes Lily (shown left), who is kind. Her ribbon reads “I like to help and make others happy. Participate by lending a helping hand.”

My Friend Huggles - August 2012 Gift Beat Product Watch


JULY 22, 2012

My Friend Huggles Dolls Win Consumer Award

Article by: Toys & Games

“Launched by Quebec’s Great Divide Corp. at the recent American Toy Fair, the delightful My Friend Huggles line got great reviews from the industry. Six months later, Creative Child, a U.S. consumer magazine, has also endorsed the inspirational series of soft-bodied dolls with one of its prestigious 2012 Top Toy of the Year (Doll Category) Awards. The line includes six individually styled, named and outfitted dolls. Each doll, which stands about the height of an average two year old, comes with a satin ribbon on her back bearing a word representing a positive quality, such as honest, grateful, kind, generous, fair, and cheerful. Little girls, three to six years old, are inspired to explore the virtue of their new best friend at home with a parent and, later, on the Huggles interactive website. Kids can obtain rewards for completing friendship challenges in “real life” and then share the results with other children around the world. Designed to promote character building, Huggles dolls have no plastic parts and don’t require batteries. Blanket and additional outfit packs are available. For information, contact Great Divide Corp.”


JULY 2012

My Friend Huggles™ dolls won “Toy Of The Year”, Dodo-to-go won “Kid Product Of The Year” and Activity Blanket won“Seal Of Excellence” awards respectively, prestigiously given by Creative Child Magazine.

“We are honored and excited that My Friend Huggles Dolls has received the prestigious 2012 Top Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine. To be recognized by such an esteemed organization will help us raise awareness for both our product and the cause we support of anti-bullying.” says creator Brenda Katz.

My Friend Huggles Dolls has received the prestigious 2012 Top  Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine


Creative Toy Awards 2012 Top Toy Award – My Friend Huggles doll collection.

Made of soft material, these plush life-sized dolls will be your child’s favorite friend to hug and snuggle. Each doll teaches an important virtue, inspiring positive behaviour and friendships.

Creative Toy Awards - 2012 Top Toy Award – My Friend Huggles doll collection


Creative Toy Awards 2012 Product of the Year Award – My Friend Huggles DoDo Blankets.

Toy storage pouch, pillow and blanket all-in-one! This gorgeous 2pc set includes: 1 super-soft blanket + 1 adorable zippered pouch for easy storage.

Creative Toy Awards 2012 Product of the Year Award – My Friend Huggles DoDo Blankets


Creative Toy Awards 2012 Seal of Excellence Award – My Friend Huggles Activity Blankie On-The-Go.

This super snuggly soft blanket has 3 fun toys attached: plush bear, star rattle and squeaky moon and is perfect for cozying up and entertaining your little one.

Creative Toy Awards 2012 Seal of Excellence Award – My Friend Huggles Activity Blankie On-The-Go.


April 2012

Creative Play Magazine What’s Hot Section

My Friend Huggles - April Creative Play Whats Hot Section


April 11, 2012

Great Divide Gets Back to Basics with New “My Friend Huggles” Line of Dolls

Article by: Mitchell Whitfield

“In a time where most figures and dolls for kids are being decked out with computer chips, USB connectors and internal memory, My Friend Huggles dolls are beautifully simple, and choose to promote values (kindness, generosity and honesty) over bells and whistles. Though technology is not completely out of the picture (there is an interactive website), these dolls rely on a much more important connection–their connection with your children.”

Great Divide Gets Back to Basics with New My Friend Huggles Line of Dolls


February 19, 2012

Direct from Market: Toy Fair 2012 – Doll-licious! My Friend Huggles, a new line of character-building cloth dolls, made its debut.

Article by: Pamela Brill , Tina Benitez , Caroline Kennedy – Gifts & Decorative Accessories

“Each doll, measuring about the same size as the average 2-year-old and intended to be like a best friend, comes with a satin ribbon on its back that bears a word representing a positive quality, such as “honest” or “grateful” and thus providing a parent with a teachable moment. Dream Big Toy Company added to its line of positive role model soft dolls…”

My Friend Huggles - Direct from Market - Toy Fair 2012


February 15, 2012

Small is Big at Toy Fair 2012

Post by Bitzue on February 15, 2012

“My other favorite do gooder of the Fair was My Friend Huggles. Scheduled to ship in the US in mid March, the soft Huggles dolls are amazing.”