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one of the hottest toys this upcoming holiday season + an outstanding giveaway to start your gifting! #aSIMPLEchristmas

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This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

For the past month, I have been digging around at what’s hot this coming gift giving season, a.k.a Christmas!! As soon as the toy catalogs start to arrive in our mailbox, my kids get the itch. And let’s just be real, I get excited too! Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. All the family time, the gift giving, the decorations, the lights all around town. What’s NOT to get excited about!

I have the opportunity to share with you some GREAT toys this year, and it’s starting today with TWO amazing ones. I’m sure you have seen the commercial. If you haven’t, I ‘m sure your kids have. Heck, my kids know more about these toys at this point than I do!

More ‘real life’ picture coming. If you are seeing this without pictures, it’s because you came directly from our Facebook unboxing. Welcome and keep on reading!! Thanks for stopping by!

Say hello to FurReal Friends Torch the Blazin’ Dragon (regular MSRP is $79.99) :Hasbro FurReal Friends 2016 Torch The Blazin' DragonHasbro FurReal Friends 2016 Torch The Blazin' Dragon
FurReal Friends plush pets are all about rich pet experiences. Their exciting and engaging play helps to create unforgettable memories. Kids can get carried away into a world of fantasy pet fun with Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon. Imagine that that he lives deep in an enchanted forest, inside a colorful crystal cave. One thing’s for sure — this adorable baby dragon with the fiery personality is full of fun and surprises. Take care of him and discover what exciting things this fantastical pet can do!Everything there is to know about Torch the Blazin' Dragon

Next up, welcome FurReal Friends Bootsie Pet (regular MSRP is $49.99 ):Hasbro FurReal Friends 2016 Bootsie Pet

The loveable Bootsie pet is a furry little feline with a big personality! Change her moods just by playing with her. Give her a treat and she’ll probably be happy… tap her mouth twice to make her cranky; pet her on her forehead to discover her latest mood! Pick up Bootsie and hold her close – she loves to be cuddled! No doubt about it, this cute feline is full of personality!Everything you want to know about FurReal Friends Bootsie Pet

You can pick these awesome toys up at – Toys “R”Us this holiday season, I mean, you will be there anyways for ALL the hottest toys! While you are there grabbing these, don’t forget the Duracell batteries! You KNOW you will be needing some, so be sure to have them on hand. This holiday season the batteries will be on sale in November at your local Toys”R” Us. Bonus!Duracell + FurReal Friends for ChristmasHasbro FurReal Friends 2016 Toys

Keep this in mind and be sure to check out the Toys”R”Us circular found in your Sunday paper (well, most of them have this!) the week of 11/6-11/12. Buy 1 pack of Duracell batteries, get the 2nd 40% off.

Again, so happy you stopped by. Be sure to keep reading below to enter to win and COME BACK to see more “real life” pictures of these adorable toys in use now that we have them unboxed. Happy shopping this holiday season!!

What’s your favorite feature about these two toys? What’s your favorite? Take to me!!

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One SIMPLE reader will win a $100 Toys“R”Us gift card and Duracell batteries. Merry Christmas to YOU!! Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as a part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States. Here is how to enter:

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  • sarah mayer
    November 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I love that the dragon breathes flames!

  • Sadie B.
    November 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    My daughter would love Torch the Blazin’ Dragon.

  • Candace
    November 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I love the blazin dragon. So cute! I love that he blows pretend fire.

  • Elena
    November 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I like how Bootsie can change her mood

  • Tonya flores
    November 13, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    The flames is what I think is very very cool.

  • Maria Beas
    November 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I love how bootsie pets mood changes. That is just amazing and my daughters love it too. They think it is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Tracie M Cooper
    November 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I love that Torch burps, so cute!

  • Breanne
    November 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I love that Bootsie changes moods.

  • dianne hall
    November 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I like the mood changing feature on Bootsie..how fun!

  • Susan
    November 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    The Furreal bootsie pet. My girl would love this!

  • Sarah Hayes
    November 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I love that the dragon roast a marshmallow!! thats such a cool toy

  • Rochelle Johnson
    November 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I like how the cat changes emotions depending on what you do.

  • Rhonda Rudd
    November 13, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I LOVE how Torch the Blazin Dragon appears to breath smoke and fire, as well as the marshmallow appearing to toast. I’ve never seen a toy do this before. It’s awesome and he/she is super cute.

  • Yona Williams
    November 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

    OK, I think Torch the Blazin’ Dragon is REALLY cool!

  • Karen Glatt
    November 13, 2016 at 11:48 am

    My favorite feature of Torch the Blazin’ Dragon is that it breaths flame-colored mist, and my nephew would love this toy. I know I commented previously, but I do not see my comment posted.

  • Terry Stevens
    November 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I love that you can change Bootsie Pets’ moods simply by a touch.

  • Christine
    November 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I’d like that the dragon breathes flames.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Nicki joseph
    November 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Bootsie pet. My daughter wants one!

  • Denise K.
    November 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    My little girl would like the Bootsie pet 🙂

  • kenny hall
    November 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Torch the blazin dragon!

  • Nancy
    November 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I like that Bootsie’s moods can change!

  • Rebecca Orr
    November 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Knowing my daughter, she would love Bootsie! These little pets are adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • aaron reck
    November 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    That can change emotions. So cute! I want it.

  • Margaret Porter
    November 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love the flames that Torch breathes!

  • celia husmann
    November 12, 2016 at 1:09 am

    So cool that Torch the Blazin’ Dragon breathes flames, using water!

  • Dana Rodriguez
    November 11, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Torch the Blazin’ Dragon is so cute!

  • Thomas Murphy
    November 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I like that you can Change her moods just by playing with her.

  • Steve Weber
    November 11, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Torch the Dragon is the best of the two!

  • Stephanie
    November 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    You can change bootsie’s mood…just like a real moody cat!!

  • Audra O'Hara
    November 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I like how Bootsie does different things depending on how you interact with her. My daughter would like one of these for Christmas I’m sure.

  • Daniel M
    November 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    the Bootsie Pet can change its emotions

  • lace
    November 11, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    How cool that he breathes smoke/fire! How does that work and do you need to buy anything to make that happen. I guess I’m going to go investigate.

  • Ken C
    November 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Torch the Dragon is awesome.

  • elizabeth
    November 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I think the mist is awesome

  • jennifer cervantes
    November 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I love that the dragon breathes flames, it is so cute!

  • allyson tice
    November 10, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I like that Torch the Blazin Dragon has a tank that you fill with water and he breathes flame-colored mist (and burps)!!

  • LeAnn Harbert
    November 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I like that you can change Bootsies mood.

  • Patricia
    November 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    The Blazin Dragon is cute.

  • Jennifer Rote
    November 10, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I like that the Torch the Blazin’ Dragon breathes flame-colored mist (and burps).

  • amy pugmire
    November 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I love how bootsie pets mood changes. too cute!

  • rochelle haynes
    November 10, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I love the holidays get time to spend with family

  • Angela Saver
    November 9, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    My favorite feature of FurReal Friends Bootsie is that you can wave at her or tap her mouth with the included treat for fun expressions!

  • Deborah G.
    November 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I love that bootsie likes to be held and cuddled. My son would love that.

  • Kim
    November 9, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    love that her moods change!! 🙂

  • Austin Baroudi
    November 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I’d go with Torch the Blazin’ Dragon!

  • Jeanna
    November 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    My favorite feature on Torch would have to be his flame colored mist!

  • natasha lamoreux
    November 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I like that the bootsie pet is able to change moods.

  • carol clark
    November 8, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    i like how you can change her mood by playing with it so cute

  • Darla
    November 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Bootsie

  • Lauren
    November 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I like that the Bootsie Pet can change its emotions.

  • Shelley P
    November 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    My favorite feature of Torch the Blazin’ Dragon is that it breaths flame-colored mist.

  • Will G
    November 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I like that Torch is full of surprises!

  • Cassie Eastman
    November 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    My daughter saw Bootsie at the store the other day and fell in love! My favorite feature is probably her different moods. Cranky, happy, and cuddly. So much fun!

  • Rachel
    November 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    My favorite feature of Bootsie pet is that the personality changes because that’s how real animals are.

  • renee
    November 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I love the color of the cat and the smoke/fire feature on the dragon.

  • Natalie
    November 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite feature of Bootsie is that if you wave at her or tap her mouth with the included treat she will make fun expressions.

  • Laurajj
    November 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Oh I really love Torch the Blazin’ Dragon!! Oh so adorable…our little one would love him!

  • courtney b
    November 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I like bootsie’s cute little face.

    my daughter has been wanting a cat, this is the closest thing she’s gonna get to having one lol

  • Tee Anderson
    November 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Torch the Blazin’ Dragon

  • Holly Thomas
    November 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I love that Bootsie has a personality!

  • Nannypanpan
    November 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I like that the kids make bootsie pet happy or sad by what they do to her

  • Sharon Schoepe
    November 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I love Torch the Blazin’ Dragon. So cute!

  • Shelly Leatham
    November 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I love Torch the Blazin’ Dragon!

  • Amanda Alvarado
    November 6, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I like that they are both interactive and do something different depending on how they are being played with! I love that the kitty changes personalities just like a real cat! LOL

  • Jill McHale
    November 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I love the flame effect of Torch! Too cool!

  • Marilyn Nawara
    November 6, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I like that the Bootsie pet changes her personality and moods when you play with her.

  • Cheryl B
    November 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I like that the Bootsie Pet can change her mood by holding and petting.

  • Leigh Anne Borders
    November 6, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    My daughter would love the Bootsie pet. What a cute cat.

  • Katherine S
    November 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I like how the cats moods change by doing different things….it makes it seem more realistic. Too cute

  • Natalie
    November 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Love how realistic the fire looks , this is adorable

  • Mary Cloud
    November 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I like that you can change Bootsie’s moods from happy to cranky – that would be fun

  • Sara
    November 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Bootsie Pet is adorable

  • Kristi C
    November 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    My favorite is Torch the Blazin’ Dragon.

  • Melissa T
    November 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I love that Torch has the steam come out of his mouth

  • gala
    November 6, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I’m sure that my kids would love the ability to change Bootsie’s moods just by playing with her

  • Jessica Beard
    November 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I like how you can change the moods on the Bootsie pet by playing with her.

  • kelly tupick
    November 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I like that the pets can change their moods just by playing with them. This sounds so neat.

  • Ellie Wright
    November 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I love Bootsie. i love that you can change her moods just by playing with her.

  • Tabathia B
    November 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I like that torch can breath fire and bootsie likes to cuddle

  • Kristen
    November 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

    If the dragon really breathes fire-mist….that is the coolest! 🙂

  • Rochel S
    November 6, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Love that Torch can breathe flame-colored mist.

  • jodi Armstrong
    November 5, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I think it’s so fun how the cat’s mood changes depending on how you interact with it. That’s a good lesson for kids.

  • JohnZ
    November 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Love their colors

  • Natalie
    November 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Every time we are near the toys…my daughter wants the FurReal Friends Bootsie Pet. I like that it is responsive to the child’s actions.

  • Larry W
    November 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I love the real poof of smoke that comes out of torch…how cool!

  • shelly
    November 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I love the smoke that comes out of the dragon’s mouth

  • Kelly D
    November 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I like that you can touch the dragon’s nose for fun responses.

  • KENNETH OHL
    November 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    love Torch and the smoke coming from his mouth.

  • Samantha C.
    November 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I love the bright colors of the toy.

  • Renee Walters
    November 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I like the bootsie pet and that you can change her moods just by playing with her. So adorable!

  • latanya
    November 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I like that the dragon breathes flame-colored mist

  • Maribel F
    November 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The boots ie pet is very cute my daughter loves cats fingers crossed

  • Danielle S
    November 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Torch the Blazin’ Dragon is so cool! I would love to get this for the grandkids!

  • Janet W.
    November 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I like that Bootsie’s mood can change by doing different things to her.

  • Dawn Monroe
    November 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I like that the kids can have a different experience/mood while playing with them. I also appreciate that because their animals it can be for boys too.

  • Laurie
    November 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Um, that dragon breathes fire! So cool!

  • KV
    November 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I like Torch the Blazin’ Dragon.

  • Kimberly Bauer
    November 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I love the smoke that comes out of it’s mouth

  • Angela Williams
    November 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I like that the pet responds to touch with 50+ sound and motion combinations!

  • Terri S.
    November 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love Bootsie the adorable kitty. I love how she reacts to touch and changes her expressions.

  • Melissa Storms
    November 5, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I love that Torch blows out colored mist that looks like steam, how adorable is that?

  • susan smoaks
    November 5, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love that Bootsie’s mood changes just by playing with her.

  • Stephanie Phelps
    November 5, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love that you can Change her moods just by playing with her. I also love her super-soft fur.

  • M Moore
    November 5, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I like that Bootsie can teach kids about feelings. She is cute too!

  • Jayedee Dewitt
    November 5, 2016 at 11:43 am

    What? The lil dragon breathes fire? I love him and he just earned a place on MY wish list lol

  • Jackie
    November 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

    My favorite feature is that Bootsie loves to be cuddled! I think she is adorable!

  • Katy
    November 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I love how Bootsie reacts like a “real” kitten and how you can check her mood. My daughter will LOVE giving her treats and cuddling!

  • Mami2jcn
    November 5, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I like that the Bootsie pet changes moods. My daughter actually has that toy on her wish list.

  • Rust
    November 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Very cool that Torch can breath fire-colored mist.

  • Chris DeHart
    November 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I love both they are cute and my daughter would love them where they seem to act real.

  • Rachel DeHart
    November 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    The steam in the dragons mouth is my favorite. I actually was talking about this last year when I bought starlily, I told my husband they should make a dragon that made steam for a boy.

  • Karen Glatt
    November 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    What I love about the Bootsie Pet is that when you give her a treat and she’ll probably be happy… tap her mouth twice to make her cranky; pet her on her forehead to discover her latest mood! This is such a cute toy that my niece would love to have. Makes a great Christmas gift for her!

  • Heather D
    November 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I like Bootsie and how she interacts. I have a daughter that is obsessed with cats so she would love it.

  • shelly peterson
    November 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I like that torch can roast a marshmallow and also burps. He is so cute.

  • hannah
    November 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I like the beautiful eyes on the bootsie pet!