|Cool Cats & Hot Dogs Ready for Summer Fun at Build-A-Bear Workshop|
Two furry friends in the new collection help real pets
ST. LOUIS (May 18, 2011)- Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, is introducing a new line of stuffed animal friends, the Cool Cats & Hot Dogs Collection. These furry friends range in price from $18-$22 and are available starting May 20 at Build-A-Bear Workshop retail stores and online at buildabear.com®. The Cool Cats & Hot Dogs Collection includes:
When Guests purchase a Bearemy’s Kennel Pals Border Collie or Dachshund, a $1 donation will be made to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to help real pets. The funding is granted to support local animal shelters, stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations, and pet education programs throughout the United States and Canada.
“At Build-A-Bear Workshop, we are fans of all furry friends, including cats and dogs,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. “The Cool Cats & Hot Dogs will make the perfect companions for pet lovers of all ages, while also helping causes that help domestic animals.”
These four-legged friends can be personalized with special sounds, like “Who Let the Dogs Out” ($6), a dog sound ($4) or a customized Build-A-Sound® message ($8) that a Guest records. The animals in this tail-wagging collection will look great in the sizzling styles Build-A-Bear Workshop has to offer. The Cool Cats & Hot Dogs can enjoy their summer in the latest swimwear or even a Hot Dog costume ($10). Rock ‘n’ roll doggies will look great in a skull hoodie and bandana that says “Bad to the Bone” ($10). Guests can also accessorize their furry friends with a leash and collar set that comes in red or fuchsia ($5), and there’s even a plush Frisbee ($2.50) that is a great toy for any pooch.
While supplies last, Guests who spend $25 or more will receive a free Cool Cats & Hot Dogs mesh beach bag. This bag is the perfect way to take a new furry friend around town in style. Each animal in the Cool Cats & Hot Dogs collection comes with an exclusive virtual gift that may be redeemed at Bearville.com™, the Build-A-Bear Workshop online entertainment destination and virtual world. Guests will also receive 2,000 Bear Bills®, the Bearville™ currency and Cool Cats & Hot Dogs-themed wallpaper for their virtual Cub Condo®. Guests who purchase an animal from the Cool Cats & Hot Dogs collection from May 20 – June 20 will also receive an additional 1,000 Bear Bills.
About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. The company currently operates more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Mexico. Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail. Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball® mascot in-stadium locations, and Build-A-Dino® stores. Build-A-Bear Workshop extends its in-store interactive experience online with its award winning virtual world website at Bearville.com. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the third year in a row in 2011. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $401.5 million in fiscal 2010. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the company's award-winning website at buildabear.com.
Parental permission may be required to access Bearville.com. Visit Bearville.com for details.
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