New FyrFlyz toy lights up the night review

FyrFlyz logoIt seems like the simplest toys are often the funnest ones!

That’s what we thought when we were sent a package of the hottest new toys available at select Toys ‘R Us stores, FyrFlyz. FyrFlyz are essentially lights on a string, yet they have immense replay value for kids of all ages. Have you seen these new light toys yet? If your children are anything like mine and love playing with light sabers, glow sticks and generally anything else that lights up, they’ll love FyrFlyz.

There are three different color combinations – the Blue Angel, the Cyclone, and the Nytfyr. You basically grasp each side of the string using the finger holes and twirl it, then either tighten or loosen the pressure to make a bunch of cool light effects. The light effects have fun names like Black Hole, Spinning Stars and Fyrewheels just to name a few.

FyrFlyz tricks

You can even create your own tricks to be featured in the Tricks Gallery on the FyrFlyz website! We have yet to master all of the ones shown on the website but it’s definitely fun trying! 

I can see these being a great toy to have on hand for backyard picnics and outings. They would especially fun for camping trips since they require so little storage space! Get two or three of them going at once and your family will have fun together laughing and competing to create new tricks like mine did :). 

I’m adding FyrFlyz to Hen’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide as a perfect stocking stuffer for ages 8 and up. they’re affordable and fun! Make sure you check out FyrFlyz on Faceboook and @fyrflyz on Twitter for surprise giveaways and updates!

Enter the giveaway!!

This giveaway is now over – Winner Announced

Enter to win a FyrFlyz of your own! 

How to Enter: (mandatory)

If you created your own FyrFlyz Trick, what would you call it? Leave me your new FyrFlyz trick name in the comments! So Easy!

Extra Entries: (optional)

Please leave a new comment, with links if applicable, for each extra entry to be counted.

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You can use this tweet or the RT button at top or bottom of post: Light up the night with new #FyrFlyz toys available at select Toys ‘R Us stores! #Giveaway 

Rules: Follow the directions above! Giveaway open to U.S. residents, 18+ only and ends September 23rd, 11:59 est. Winner will be randomly chosen via “And The Winner Is…” plugin, posted on my Winner’s List, and contacted by email. Winner must reply to notification email within 48 hours or I will redraw :(.

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Thanks to FyrFlyz & MomSelect for offering a wonderful giveaway for my readers. All opinions and experiences are my own and unswayed by free FyrFlyz review sample received, your opinion may vary. Questions? View my Disclosure.
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Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
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    I like rafflecopter because it is easier and faster

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    email subscriber

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    email subscriber 2

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    gfc follower

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    im not good at naming things.. how bout the fiery dragon

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    for sure rafflecopter there is not so much scrolling and flipping. for example after i enter this comment i have to scroll back up to requirements then back down to enter. its a pain in the arse. i usually dont enter these type anymore

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    like you on fb

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    like fyrflyz on fb

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    email subscriber

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    email subscriber 2

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    gfc follower

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    fyrflyz twitter follower

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    twitter follower/tweet!/jenzen69/status/112372253185933312

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    I would say dew-drop
    s8r8l33 at yahoo dot com

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    I love Rafflecopter. Its convenient to fill out.
    s8r8l33 at yahoo dot com

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    Around the Moon? Trip through the Stars? Chasin’ Fire Flies?

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    Rafflecopter, hands down. It is so much easier to keep track of where I am and whether I have entered or done a specific task that I put off entering comment contests until late evening–after I have entered the Rafflecopter giveaways. In fact, I would likely not have taken the time to enter this giveaway for my grand-kids had it not been for the time saved using Rafflecopter for other giveaways.

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    I’m an email subscriber

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    #2 email subscriber

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    I’m a gfc friend (Beth Elderton)

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    I follow FyreFlyze on twitter as mbm218

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    I follow you on twitter as mbm218 and tweeted:!/mbm218/status/112727705778274305

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    The flying fiasco

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    how about- fly it to the moon
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    rafflecopter- hate it= the entries get too high-too quick
    tcogbill at live dot com

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      Thank you for your thoughts Tess! I tend to agree with you that those high entries can be a turn off for some people, which is why I will most likely keep a mix of the old way and Rafflecopter, as they both have good and bad points. Thanks for stopping by!

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    i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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    The Wowser! and it would be fantastic of course.

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    Thank you for asking – I think there is a time and place for use of rafflecopter and times when the comment posting format should be used.
    for a reader the rafflecopter is so much easier to get done assuming the links are set up correctly. A few bloggers have jumped to rafflecopter but are requesting multiple blog posts requiring the entire form to be reloaded again and again. And we all know there are times they just do not want to load once, let alone multiple times.
    For a sponsor, rafflecopter usually does not do them justice. The entry is simply mechanics of the form and there is little or no visiting of the site or reading the review. I really like how some bloggers are requesting answers/comments posted in extra info which cuts down on copying of blog posts keep from visiting links and ofcourse, the need to reload the form.
    Currently sites are using this as a vehicle to boost their numbers by bundling so many likes and follows via direct links that bottomline, we’ve followed a so many different blogs for entries but have no idea who they are nor will we likely find our way back.

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      Thank you so much for your candid answer Betty! I agree with you that Rafflecopter is certainly not perfect for every situation/blogger. I have a feeling I will use it for some giveaways and not others. I will probably always have the mandatory entry be leaving a comment with thoughts on something related to the company or post, I love reading everyone’s answers, even if I don’t always find the time to respond to each one. And, yes it is great for number boosting but not so good for getting to know each other! Thank you again for your thoughts!

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    Shelly Peterson says

    I would call my trick circles of fyre.

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    Shelly Peterson says

    I would call my trick circles of fyre!

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    Shelly Peterson says

    Rafflecopter for sure, it’s so much easier!

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    Shelly Peterson says

    Like A Hen’s Nest on Facebook

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    Shelly Peterson says

    Like FyrFlyz on Facebook

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    Shelly Peterson says

    Subscribe to A Hen’s Nest via email


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    Shelly Peterson says

    Subscribe to A Hen’s Nest via email


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    Shelly Peterson says

    Follow A Hen’s Nest with Google Friend Connect
    under shelly peterson.

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    Shelly Peterson says

    Follow @fyrflyz on Twitter username cshell202.

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    Shelly Peterson says
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    I would name mine the Zipper

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    I like the Rafflecopter because it is much quicker

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    I Like A Hen’s Nest on Facebook- Michelle Frame

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    I Like FyrFlyz on Facebook – Michelle Frame

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    email subscriber #1

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    email subscriber #2

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    GFC blog follower- mframe00

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    I would name mine the Whoosh!

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    I like rafflecopter ones better. It’s easier. Takes less time.

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    I liked you on FB.

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    I liked Fyrflyz on FB.

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    I follow you on GFC as ani hearts japan

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    I follow fyrflyz on twitter @aniheartsjapan

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    I follow you now on twitter @aniheartsjapan and tweeted:!/aniheartsjapan/status/115514083452792833

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    I would name one the laser point!
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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    I prefer Rafflecopter because it is easy… as long as the blog owner sets it up properly with all correct links, etc. The only problem I have had is with cookies… I have them enabled but occasionally I get a clean form on a giveaway I have already entered. It is frustrating, but not a deal breaker.

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    I follow on twitter (notimeMom) & tweeted!/notimeMom/status/116284576816574465
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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    I’d call it Razzle-N-Dazzle. Thanks.

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    I’m not a fan of Rafflecopter because the forms aren’t always set up right and a person still has to enter information and visit websites and insert twitter links. So I don’t see how it’s much quicker.

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    follow your blog via GFC

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    email subscriber #1

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    email subscriber #2

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    Fluttering Fly

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    I like rafflecopter. Sometimes I forget to do a mandatory entry in manual entries.

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    I like you on facebook

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    I like FyrFlyz on facebook

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    I follow you on GFC

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    I follow you on twitter – wildnmild4u

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    I follow FyrFlyz on twitter – wildnmild4u

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    I’d call it the super looper!

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    andrea.kruse at gmail dto com


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