Merry Mission Golden Glisten Deer Review (Build-A-Bear)

Merry Mission Golden Glisten Deer
What It Is

There's an adorable new holiday legend you're going to want to know about, particularly when you see how sweet the toys are. These are the Merry Mission collection from Build-A-Bear Workshop. Over the past several years we've seen a big boom in Christmas-related toys in stores, but you're going to love this one especially. The Merry Mission is all about Santa's reindeer and their annual adventure delivering toys around the world. Now you already know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and you even know Rudolph (who are also available in the Merry Mission line, sans Rudolph). Now, get ready to meet the newest reindeer on the team in these beautiful stuffed toys. 

As the story goes, these reindeer are all renowned for their speed, which is really helpful for Santa. Golden Glisten is the fastest reindeer of all time and she has a beautiful white coat, sparkling accents, and golden antlers that also light up. She's soft and cuddly, and accessories include her ice blue cape decorated with golden shooting stars. You can buy all of these elements separately, or in various sets based on the characters (keep in mind that prices will vary). Check them out at, or in the Build-A-Bear stores.

Is It Fun?
The story is adorable, empowering, and sweet, and the toys are everything you'd expect from Build-A-Bear: high-quality, beautifully detailed, and super snuggly. The star-powered deer, Golden Glisten will inspire roleplay and encourage storytelling in young children, and even parents as they tuck their kids in for bed. The stuffed animal is well-made and would also make for a great window decoration to show off your holiday spirit.
Who It’s For

Like all Build-A-Bear toys, Golden Glisten is for ages 3 and up. For kids or adults who love beautifully crafted stuffed toys, these are ideal, and, they could create a delightful holiday tradition for you.

What To Be Aware Of
The Merry Mission Golden Glisten stuffed reindeer from Build-A-Bear is 15-inches tall and very high-quality. You can choose to purchase Golden Glisten as a standalone doll or in a set which contains an ice blue cape and four sequin flat blue shoes. Also available in the Merry Mission line are Twinkle, Tinsel, and Santa's original eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Each is sold separately. 
  • Cute

  • Cuddly

  • Collectibility