Xia Xia Review (& Giveaway Ends 1/4)

Xia Xia

Cepia LLC./ Ages 4 and up

Xia Xia are a top holiday pick this season from Chris Byrne The Toy Guy ® from Time to Play.


What It Is

Bizu is an interactive bead activity that lets kids build bracelets, and then, with a few quick twists, transform those bracelets into adorable, collectible animals. The Bizu Style Studio lets kids store the beads, select the ones they want to use, and style their creations. Each Bizu bracelet is made up of the following beads: a head, two front legs, an accessory, a body, two rear legs, and a tail. Turn and twist the four levels of the Style Studio until you get the beads you want, and then dispense the pieces. Take the Bizu beading tool, attach the elastic cord, and thread the beads on to make your creation. The Bizu Style Studio comes with 40 beads, four elastic toggle clasps, a beading tool, two clips, four character template cards, and an instruction guide.

Why It’s Fun

The colorful pieces and dispensing action, and the finished results, give a new twist on a classic play pattern. With Bizu, girls can get creative and express themselves through unique beaded jewelry. There are more than 50 Bizu characters to collect, and the pieces can be mixed and matched to create more than 15,000 variations. Girls will like collecting, creating, wearing, and sharing them, and it’s easy to take the bracelets apart and start again.

Who It’s For

The Bizu Style Studio is for ages 6 and up.

What to Be Aware of

The first time we made a bracelet, it was kind of tricky. Lining up the beads and getting the right amount of stretch on the cord to accommodate all the beads took a few tries, so kids should be encouraged to try again if it doesn’t work the first time. Once you get the hang of it, making the jewelry with Bizu is easy. Girls on the younger end of the spectrum still might need help from mom or dad, with the stringing of the beads as they learn to manipulate the bracelet into an animal.

It’s important to put the beads on in the correct order for the transformation to work. That’s one of the reasons the Style Studio is a great item. It handles the organization and ordering function easily.

Chris Byrne The Toy Guy ®, is the director of content for Time to Play and has 29 years of industry experience in the toy industry. He has appeared on Live! With Regis and Kelly, Oprah, LIVE, Today, Good Morning America, and more.

In case you aren’t familiar with Time to Play, TimetoPlayMag.com is a playful destination website which provides adults with information, entertainment, and services on what’s fun for children and their families. The website is powered by aNb Media and a team of leading, well-known toy, family entertainment, and parenting experts.


Since Xia Xia toys are made by the same makers as Zhu Zhu pets and DaGeDar, I knew they would be fun.  What is need is that they are toy hermit crabs that you can mix up with different shells and playsets.  While there are some girly ones, there are also some that could be for boys.  The sets do not come with a Xia Xia pet so you definitely need to make sure you pick up some pets if you buy a playset, but even without the playset the Xia Xia pets are fun!  My son thinks the crab is silly and funny.  The Confetti Cottage playset was easy to set up and get going!

BUY IT: Check out the Xia Xia for $12.99 wherever toys are sold.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a Xia Xia (style may vary)


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Speak Your Mind



  1. Tobago.

  2. confetti collage ty.

  3. She’d love Turks.

  4. Stephanie Grant says:

    My child would like the Copacabana Playset

  5. dolores.sternenberg says:

    yes it looks good

  6. Melanie Johnson says:

    My kids would love Tobago!

  7. robyn paris says:

    my daughter would love the confetti cottage.

  8. kathy pease says:

    i like trinidad

  9. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter would love the confetti cottage!

  10. My kids would like trinidad

  11. Jill Myrick says:

    My daughter would love Turks.


  12. Laura Emerson says:

    My daughter would love Bimini.

  13. My daughter would love turks!

  14. Heather B says:

    my daughter would love Bimini

  15. Jody Sisson says:

    My Granddaughter would love Bimini.

  16. Gladys Parker says:

    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  17. amy deeter says:


  18. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    the granddaughter would love TURKS
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  19. My daughter would like the Confetti Cottage

  20. Kelly Britton says:

    My great nephew would love the Copacabana Playset. Thank you for the opportunity.

  21. ReggieMann says:

    My niece would love Bimini & the Copacabana Playset

  22. Jessica Cali says:
  23. I think my daughter would love Turks.

  24. Jessica Cali says:

    I think my boys would like the Trinidad one!

  25. The confetti cottage is super cute!

  26. tina page says:


  27. mistysunrise says:

    My daughter adores the Confetti Cottage

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  28. I would love to have Bimini for my daughter.

  29. talisha sturms says:

    My daughters would love the BIMINI their fav color is purple and she is so cute.

  30. kimbuckjr says:

    My daughter really wants the “Copacabana Playset.” It was on her Christmas list for 2011, but I couldn’t afford to get it for her.
    [email protected]

  31. My son would like the Trinidad. Thank you

  32. Michelle Macaluso says:

    the Bimini crab

  33. My daughter would love Turks.

  34. bimini…all of them are cute though.

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  35. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I thank my grandkids would love he Turks
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  36. melissa miller says:

    Copacabana Playset

  37. annette c ampbell says:

    My grandchild would love trinnidad

  38. Sarah Bailey says:


  39. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Copacabana is so cute!

  40. Love Tobago

    dlsloveblogs at gmail dot com

  41. The confetti cottage would be loved by the kids

  42. my daughter would like turks

  43. shell 1211

  44. Hollie Jahnke says:

    My daughter would love Turks.

  45. my niece would love Rio de Trio Village

  46. The Copacabana Playset

  47. The confetti cottage!

  48. We would love Turks!

  49. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I think my daughter would love Turks.

  50. my daughter would like trinidad
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  51. My granddaughter would love the Copacabana Playset.


  52. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    My daughter would love the Confetti Cottage

  53. Stacey P (cosaver213) says:

    My child would love the Rio de Trio Village.

    spaller213 (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. My granddaughter would love Bimini!

  55. jennifer bowen says:

    i think my girl would love any one of the toys but turcks is the one i like

  56. Gena Durbin Carrico says:

    I think she would like Bimini

  57. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My girls would love Turks!

  58. Patty White says:

    My daughter loves Turks!!

  59. My daughter would love bimini

  60. My daughter would like Bimini.

  61. joanne major says:

    my granddaughter wants bimini

  62. My daughter would like the copacabanna playset. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Tara Liebing says:

    My son would like the Turks we also like Trindad

  64. Shannon F. says:

    She would love Turks!!

  65. My favorite crab is Bimini

  66. Turks the red crab

  67. Monique Rizzo says:

    She would like Turks.
    Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

  68. My daughter really liked Turks

  69. I love Bimini! (:

  70. My daughter would love Bimini and the Copacabana Playset.

  71. Christina Gould says:
  72. Christina Gould says:

    My daughter would love Turks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Judy Bradley says:

    The CopaCabana playset is very cute

  74. Nicole Hopkins says:

    My daughter likes Bimini!

  75. We like Tobago!

  76. Tobago is our favorite. Thanks.

  77. I think Bimini is the cutest!

  78. Mary Dailey says:

    I think the Copacabana Playset is cute!
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  79. my daughter would love the Copacabana Playset..thank you!

  80. Melissa Pruitt says:

    turks is cute!

  81. My kids would love any of them! I might even like them even more!

  82. Kasee Johnson says:

    All of them!! My daughter has been begging for these. Sadly, I wasn’t able to cross these little critters off my shopping list. So she’ll still be begging for them after Christmas!

  83. Jessica Anderson says:

    I like Tobago.

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  84. I’d pick Bimini b/c I like purple.

  85. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My daughter Likes Turks
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  86. My son would like Trinidad

  87. My kids would like Trinidad.

  88. I like Turks.

  89. Audra Weathers says:

    I think my daughter would like Bimini and the Confetti Cottage.

  90. My daughter would love Tobago and the Rio de Trio Village!

  91. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like Trinidad.

  92. I like Bimini but all of them are soo cute

  93. Ashley Hatten says:

    We like Turks!!!

  94. Trasina McGahey says:

    My daughter (ok, me too) would love the Bimini!

  95. I think my daughter would enjoy Bimini.

  96. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    the copacabana playset

  97. Coriander Warren says:

    the crabs of course and the copacabana

  98. crystle tellerday says:


  99. My daughter loves all the xia xia products. Last Christmas zhu-zhus were the theme!!!

  100. My daughter is asking for Trinidad and shell 0811 and 0911

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  101. Turks

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  102. jodi leah baird says:

    my daughter would love the rio de trio village..thank you for chance to win this.they are so cute!!

  103. Cranium from Hasbro.