Greenzys Panda Now Available at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop is offering the first make-your-own Yew Yew the Greenzys Panda in stores and online at buildabear.com, starting at $25. The stuffed animal, whose fur is made from soy, arrived in time for Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 29. When a guest purchases Yew Yew the Greenzys Panda, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree in the purchaser’s honor. Guests can visit buildabear.com/greenzys to receive a personalized digital certificate acknowledging the planted tree contribution.

Additionally, guests who purchase Yew Yew will receive exclusive gifts, to be redeemed at Bearville.com, the Build-A-Bear Workshop online entertainment destination and virtual world. Guests will receive a virtual seed that grows into a heart-shaped tree, along with themed wallpaper for their virtual Cub Condo. They will also receive 2,000 Bear Bills, the Bearville currency, and guests who purchase Yew Yew the Greenzys Panda through May 20 will receive an additional 1,000 Bear Bills.

Build-A-Bear Partners with U.S. Bank, Introduces Virtual Bank in Bearville

Build-A-Bear Workshop, as part of a partnership with U.S. Bank, has introduced a new area in its Build-A-Bear Workshop virtual world that aims to increase children’s financial literacy. The virtual U.S. Bank of Build-A-Bearville, located in the virtual train station at buildabearville.com, allows the world’s citizens to save and budget through interactive games and online activities.

The bank has similar features to real-life banks, such as ATM machines, a vault, a welcome desk, and a teller counter. When citizens visit, they will find financial and savings tips. Visitors can also deposit money for investments and play banking-themed games that encourage responsible money management. Additional ATMs will be located around town, which will teleport citizens to the new bank area when used.

U.S. Bank is the fifth-largest commercial bank in the U.S.