If you’ve found this post, and are not a regular reader of my blog, you probably know by now that it is basically impossible to find and purchase My Big Big Friend toys in the United States. It’s a shame that the company hasn’t made these available here, because even though My Big Big Friend doesn’t air in the United States, so many kids have found the series via Netflix and fallen in love with Golias, the big sweet elephant, Bongo, the fun-loving Kangaroo, or Nessa, the girly pink giraffe.
My daughter loves My Big Big Friend; it has been her show of choice for over a year. Last year we threw her a My Big Big Friend birthday party, despite having access to very little merchandise from the show.
I thought I’d share a few options that you might consider, if you have a little one who is enamored with this show as much as my daughter!
First, even though you can’t get the exact characters, you can search for similar stuffed animals on Amazon, such as pink giraffes
I thought this pink giraffe was pretty similar to Nessa, and I’m sure it would make any little girl happy who loves the show, even if it is not the exact character.
If you are thinking of throwing a My Big Big Friend themed party, you’ll have to get creative. My mom made the characters out of colored poster board, and they came out great! After the party we relocated them to above my daughter’s bed for awhile. The characters are not very complex to draw, so it shouldn’t be too hard. She did have to do Nessa in two pieces, to get her neck long enough!
My Big Big Friend party supplies are not available in the US, but we improvised by adding streamers and balloons, which matched the colors of the three characters.
Then I simply printed out some screenshots from the show, cut them out, and taped them onto straws to use as cupcake toppers:
For a My Big Big Friend activity, you could utilize the coloring sheets from this website, such as this one of Golias:
The same site has full color photos from the show, so you could be as creative as you’d like with those images. Maybe print them onto cardstock and make a jigsaw puzzle!
If you are interested in buying My Big Big Friend on DVD, you can find that at Amazon:
And lastly, for those of you with Android devices, there is a My Big Big Friend App available, which has jigsaw puzzles of screenshots from the show.
I know the pickings are slim, but with a little creativity, you can make your My Big Big Friend fan happy! And if you want to plead with the company to start selling merchandise in the US, you can find their websites here, here and here.
If you have any other ideas or sources for My Big Big Friend toys or activities, please let me know!