In celebration of The Smurfs 2 coming to the big screen this summer, find the newest friends from the film, Vexy and Hackus, joining Smurfette on their latest adventure at Build-A-Bear Workshop and online at

My children, Faith and Nicholas, were very excited when they knew The Smurfs 2 was coming to the cinema, and for some reason they like the baddie Smurfs, Hackus and Vexy !

My youngest is only 5, and he absolutely loves the grey Smurf, Hackus, and cuddles him in bed and brings him down every morning when he wakes up.

My daughter, who is 10, loves her Smurfette, and this sits proudly on her bed along with her other Build A Bear toys that she has collected through the years.

On an outing to London recently, we had around 2 hours to spare, so I decided to take them to see The Smurfs 2 at the cinema, and it was then that my children could see their smurf toys come to life, and they have been repeating everything that Hackus and Vexy say in the film.

The toys from Build A Bear are wonderful and cuddly, and the fact that you get to stuff them in store and name them and you are given a birth certificate, makes it even more special.