Xia-Xia | Review & Giveaway

I am having a tough time Christmas shopping for my little two-year old Abby. She suffers from what we like to call “Little Sister Syndrome.” Because she gets toy and clothes hand-me-downs, she never really, truly needs anything – she has all the age-appropriate toys already thanks to her big sister having already been there, done that (plus the fact that I held on to them all these years). If you are in my position with a hard-to-buy-for child, you’ll definitely want to keep reading because I have found a solution!

Xia-Xia are energetically fun, colorful hermit crabs that appeal to kids of any age or gender. Perhaps you’ve had the privilege of seeing the infectious commercials, or you’ve heard your kids calling out, “Mom, I want that!”? Xia-Xia currently come in four different characters, Bimini, Trinidad, Turks, and Tobago, and each has their own bright, unique, and removable shell, with a little friend hiding inside. Additional shells are sold separately, and each come with two more friends. The little friends of the Xia-Xia can ride inside their shells or on top! The Xia-Xia crabs live in a tropical land that includes the Rio de Trio Village, Copacaband Playset, and the Confetti Cottage (each sold separately). The Xia-Xia love to dance and play in their playsets!

Abby playing with Bimini and Turks in their Rio de Trio Village and Copacaban Playset.

Both my girls have loved playing with Xia-Xia, and for different reasons. Little Abby loves to watch them run around and laughs when they bump into each other or fall off of something (As a side note, Xia-Xia are not recommended for children under three. Use your best judgement moms!) My older daughter, Emma, loves interchanging the shells and making the Xia-Xia and their little friends play with each other. She really gives them all a personality and that makes it a lot of fun for us. Between the characters, their shells, their playsets, and their little friends, there is so many different ways to play and the fun can go on and on.

Xia-Xia is one of the toys featured on Toys R Us’ Hot Holiday Toy List for 2011! Have Xia-Xia in mind for someone this Christmas? The Xia-Xia crabs sell individually for around $12.99, while the interchangeable shells are sold for $6.99, and the playsets range in price from $14.99 to $21.99. You can find them at Walmart or Toys R Us!

I’m excited to be able to offer one Xia-Xia and one Xia-Xia Shell for giveaway! To enter to win, please do any or all of the following, but please leave a comment for each as it will count as your entry:

  • Tell me who Xia-Xia would be perfect for on your holiday list!
  • Like Xia-Xia on Facebook
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Enter another current giveaway on this site and in your comment let me know which one(s)
  • Share this on Facebook with the little FB button below
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily is allowed) using the little Twitter button below and leave me the link to your tweet in the comment. Or, simply copy and paste the following: These are so cute! I want to win this hot holiday toy, a collectible #XiaXia crab & shell! Enter to win here #Giveaway http://is.gd/JNYyJ8

This giveaway will close on the evening of November 27th and a winner will be chosen at random using “And The Winner Is…” plug-in for WP. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents only.

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Comments

  1. Rebecca Graham says:

    This would be perfect for my nephew.

  2. Perfect for my daughter

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  5. Jessica T. says:

    I would like to get this for my son.

  6. Jessica T. says:

    I entered the Farm Rich giveaway.

  7. Jessica T. says:

    I have liked Xia-Xia on facebook.

  8. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter would lOVE this.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  9. My niece would love this.

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  10. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    My little granddaughter would love these
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  11. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Like Xia-Xia on Facebook
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  12. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    GFC follow
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  13. renee walters says:

    I would love this for my son! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  14. renee walters says:

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  15. renee walters says:

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  16. renee walters says:

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  17. renee walters says:

    I like you on Facebook as Renee Walters! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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  18. crystle tellerday says:

    my church’s annual Christmas toy drive

  19. beth shepherd says:

    This would be wonderful for my daughter
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  20. beth shepherd says:

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  23. beth shepherd says:
  24. Amanda Berrios says:

    One of my nieces would love this! She already does!!

  25. Amanda Berrios says:

    Liked on Facebook

    -bruja99

  26. I would love to win this to give to my niece for Christmas.

  27. They are perfect for my daughter.

  28. My 4 year old daughter would love this.

    Lisa

  29. beth shepherd says:
  30. It would be perfect for my daughter.

  31. beth shepherd says:
  32. This would be great for my niece!

  33. I follow you on twitter – giantsis

  34. Entered the Something About Silver giveaway

  35. My niece would love this.

  36. This would be great for my son!
    Thanks
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  37. I entered the Tiny Prints giveaway
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  38. I entered the hand stamped jewerly
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  39. Angie Appoo says:

    This would be for my daughter, for christmas

  40. Angie Appoo says:

    I Like Xia-Xia on Facebook

  41. Angie Appoo says:

    I Follow on Google Friend Connect

  42. Angie Appoo says:

    I Follow on Twitter

  43. Angie Appoo says:
  44. shala_darkstone says:

    I like Xia-Xia on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

  45. shala_darkstone says:

    I entered the something about silver giveaway.

  46. shala_darkstone says:

    The Turks Crab would be perfect for my niece.

  47. shala_darkstone says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  48. shala_darkstone says:

    I entered the Tiny Prints giveaway.

  49. beth shepherd says:
  50. odessa frey says:

    My 4 year old Daughter and my 2 year old son would both love to have some Xia Xia!
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  51. odessa frey says:

    Like Xia-Xia on Facebook ( Odessa Frey)
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  52. odessa frey says:

    I am trying to follow on GFC, but the button doesn’t work. :( HELP?!?!? odessafrey(at)yahoo(dot)com

  53. odessa frey says:

    Following you on TWITTER @bocomomma
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  54. tobago crab

  55. following xia xia on fb

  56. following you on twitter

    @Truparkers

  57. entered farm fresh

  58. Amanda Leach says:

    My daughter would love this!

  59. Xia-Xia would be perfect for my daughter

  60. follow you on twitter @orangefukurou

  61. follow you via GFC (Tomoko d)

  62. entered the farm rich giveaway

  63. entered the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste giveaway

  64. entered tiny prints giveaway

  65. entered something silver giveaway

  66. This would be great for my daughter Stella!

  67. Follow you on Twitter @MRSMEIER5627

  68. I’d love to win this for my 3rd, hard to buy for, daughter!

  69. I entered the boudreaux’s giveaway

  70. This is so cute for my niece :)

  71. trish rowell says:

    this would be perfect for my daughter!

  72. This would be for my niece!

  73. FB Fan of Xia Xia: Nikki Marie

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  74. Twitter Follower: @laylees

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  75. I’d love to follow you on GFC (I see you’re already aware it isn’t working), and I will follow as soon as you have it fixed.

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  76. Veronica Rahn says:

    This would be perfect for my 4 year old daughter for Christmas!

  77. Veronica Rahn says:

    I like Xia Xia on FB.

  78. Veronica Rahn says:

    I am following you on Twitter.

  79. Veronica Rahn says:

    I shared on FB.

  80. Veronica Rahn says:
  81. Veronica Rahn says:

    I entered the Farm Rich giveaway.

  82. Veronica Rahn says:
  83. christine jessamine says:

    Xia-Xia would be a perfect gift to give my niece!

  84. christine jessamine says:

    I now like Xia-Xia on facebook!

  85. christine jessamine says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  86. christine jessamine says:

    I am entered in the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Pack giveaway!

  87. christine jessamine says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway using I want to win this hot holiday toy, a collectible #XiaXia crab & shell! Enter to win here #Giveaway http://is.gd/JNYyJ8

    cljessa on twitter

  88. I would love to win this for my daughters

  89. christine jessamine says:

    tweeted about the giveaway today using These are so cute! I want to win this hot holiday toy, a collectible #XiaXia crab & shell! Enter to win here #Giveaway http://is.gd/JNYyJ8
    This giveaway will close on the evening of Novembe

    cljessa on twitter

  90. Veronica Rahn says:
  91. great for one of my sister daughters they would both love

  92. •Like Xia-Xia on Facebook

  93. like you on twitter adoptingteens

  94. entered something about silver giveaway

  95. Jill Myrick says:

    My daughter would love the Xia Xia especially Turks.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  96. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Xia Xia via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  97. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via GFC as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  98. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  99. Rebecca Peters says:

    My daughter would love this
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  100. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like xia-xia on fb. Becca Peters
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  101. Rebecca Peters says:

    gfc follower
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  102. Veronica Rahn says:
  103. Ann Marie Walker says:

    Bimini would be perfect for my Christmas list for my daughter. SweepsGirl@aol.com

  104. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I like Xia-Xia on Facebook. SweepsGirl@aol.com

  105. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I follow you on Twitter as SweepsGirl. SweepsGirl@aol.com

  106. Ann Marie Walker says:
  107. christina givens says:

    for my oldest grand daughter. she would love this.

  108. christine jessamine says:
  109. My daughter would love these.
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  110. GFC follower
    Denise S
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  111. I follow you on twitter
    @dee7469

  112. This would be for my daughter. I know she would love it!!

  113. Like Xia-Xia on Facebook – Jill Lear

  114. tracey johnson says:

    my daughter

  115. tracey johnson says:

    twitter follower

  116. All 4 of my kids would love these,so not sure who would get it yet(may just have to go buy 3 more if I win this one lol).Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  117. I like xia xia on FB as Leslie Luke Stanziani.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  118. I follow you on twitter as lstanziani.Thanks!
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  119. amy deeter says:

    my daughter would like this for christmas
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  120. amy deeter says:

    gfc follower
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  121. amy deeter says:

    i follow you on twitter under amy deeter
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  122. amy deeter says:

    i like xia-xia on fb
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  123. Veronica Rahn says:
  124. My daughter Kelsie would love this!

  125. Xia-Xia would be perfect for my granddaughter!

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  126. Liked Xia-Xia on FB: Hoa Le

  127. Following you on Twitter @hle123.

  128. Xia-Xia would be a perfect gift for my daughter

  129. I like Xia-Xia on Facebook – edita ava

  130. I follow you on twitter @atydec

  131. I shared this on Facebook – edita ava

  132. Kerrie Mayans says:

    It would be the perfect gift for my 5 year old.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  133. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like xia xia on fb as kerrie mayans

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  134. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I follow you on gfc as degood.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  135. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  136. Michelle Hagewood says:

    My 5yr old daughter would love to have a Xia Xia for Christmas! I’ve looked at them but can’t decide which one to get her.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  137. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter would love to have Turks!!
    lshumack@gmail.com

  138. Leah Shumack says:

    I like xia xia on fb (clair freebie)
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  139. Leah Shumack says:

    I follow you on twitter (clairsfreebies)
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  140. Veronica Rahn says:
  141. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Like Xia Xia on FB

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  142. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Follow @summerflood on Twitter under JustMarriedMom3

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  143. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/JustMarriedMom3/status/140911886752419840

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  144. my niece would love this!!

  145. christine jessamine says:
  146. Lauren Little says:

    This would be a perfect Christmas gift for my daughter. :)

  147. I think my daughter would like the Turks Xia-Xia!
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  148. I like Xia-Xia on FB as Heidi TextbookMommy
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  149. For all of my kids..

  150. I’m a GFC follower.

  151. judy gardner says:

    for my niece!