*Disclosure: I did receive compensation from Build A Bear to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.
In celebration of the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters this weekend, Build-A-Bear Workshop invites Guests of all ages to visit their local store to make their own Rocket Raccoon and to explore other furry friends, outfits and accessories from the retailer’s new Guardians of the Galaxy collection, as well as to take part in the in-store event May 5-7 that will feature:
- A FREE Build-A-Bear Workshop movie poster with any in-store purchase from the Guardians of the Galaxy collection
- A special Guardians of the Galaxy heart ceremony
We checked it all out last night and let me tell you, Build-A-Bear has some pretty sweet Guardians fun going on! It had been awhile since we had visited our local store, but my daughter has been a fan of Build-A-Bear since she was tiny. They truly know how to make everyone feel like a kid, such a fun experience and the gals that work there definitely know how to make it exciting and fun…even for us big kids!!
Here’s a photo montage of how the process works and in case you haven’t been (or have forgotten) at Build-A-Bear you are only as limited as your imagination. If you want Rocket Raccoon to wear a tutu, he gets a tutu. (or in our case, donut pajamas and unicorn slippers)
But from the moment you walk in the store, you are creating a custom new friend which is such a special experience:
You get to select and place a special heart into each bear that you build before they sew it up. Here my daughter is taking part in the special Guardians of the Galaxy heart ceremony before she places the heart in her raccoon.
Free Movie Poster!
Don’t forget, you will get a FREE Build-A-Bear Workshop movie poster with any in-store purchase from the Guardians of the Galaxy collection this weekend!
I also wanted to mention their special online exclusive (you can order in store or online) Groot character who comes with a special sound feature. He’s so cute and even has special Guardians of the Galaxy branding on his foot:
And look who I woke up next to this morning? Someone and their Guardians buddy climbed into my bed to snuggle and as you can see, this is one very unique Rocket Raccoon! *note the baby Groot…. isn’t he darling? You can add him to any Build-A-Bear as an accessory: