Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hey, Nick Jr. - Where's The Fresh Beat Band Merchandise?

ADDITION 1/13/12 - I found a similar jacket to the ones everyone has been purchasing from KMart (that are currently sold out online) from Amazon.com. It's a little pricier at $64, but I'm guessing it's also of a higher quality as it's actually meant for outerwear. Click the picture below for more information. Available in GIRLS sizes 4, 5/6 and 6X.

Another option for a baseline rock star jacket has been spotted at CWDkids.com. This jacket is currently on sale for $39 (regular $64) and is ONLY available in Size 4, so if you want one you'd better hurry! Click here for more information.

The jacket that has been selling at KMart (click here for details) is temporarily unavailable online, but you may be able to find it in your local store. I'll post as soon as I see it up again.

There is a comment to this post about a person who is making the jackets for the hefty price of $80 also. Too much for my tastes, but if you have the money, go for it!

ADDITION 12/21/2011 - Alright...it's official that an audio CD WILL be available on January 31st, 2012. You can use the link below to pre-order your copy for $9.00 (price guaranteed) from Amazon.com.  

                                                                

Also... for those of you (the MANY OF YOU!) looking for Rockstar Jackets, I've heard that the closest match is at KMart under the brand Route 66 (without stars, of course). Click here for details!

The Fresh Beat Band is also featured in the recent Nickelodeon Dance game for the Wii.




ADDITION 4/21/2011 - It should be noted that since writing this post two months ago, at least 7 visitors have come to this page per day by googling the words, "Fresh Beat Band Merchandise." We are not alone! Comment below on what products you'd love to see.

Nick Jr. used to just be a couple hours of preschool based programming on Nickelodeon in the morning hours. With shows like Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, the company has built an entire franchise (and channel) around toddler shows, including an entire preschool curriculum that parents can follow online. Not to mention the kid-friendly recipes, print-outs, games and activities that keep the kiddos riveted even when the TV isn't on.

Nick Jr. has recently become a staple in our home. Since our daughter turned one, we started letting her watch a show on Nick Jr. before bedtime (prior to this she'd only watched shows on PBS Kids). She fell in love with The Fresh Beat Band.

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From the Nick Jr. website:

The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom set to original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics. Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout are the Fresh Beats--four best friends in a band who go to music school together and love to sing and dance.

For the Fresh Beats, just about any situation can lead to a full-blown song-and-dance performance. From the moment they wake up, everything that the Fresh Beats do is infused with musical fun. All songs embody an upbeat, contemporary format with preschool-friendly lyrics that the whole family will enjoy.

In Every Episode:


-There are four upbeat, kid-friendly songs in every Fresh Beat Band episode.

-Children will sing and dance along as they help the Fresh Beats solve a preschool-relatable problem.

-The Fresh Beat Band kicks off each episode with an energetic performance of one of their signature songs.

-When a preschool-appropriate problem arises, The Fresh Beat Band sings a song about how to confront it.


-When the problem is solved, The Fresh Beat Band performs their big number--with the solution incorporated into the lyrics.

-Each episode concludes with a version of The Fresh Beat Band's show-stopping "Great Day!" song.

-Incorporated into each episode is a musical curriculum and proper examples of pro-social behavior.


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As a parent, I also love The Fresh Beat Band. Why? Yes, they are talented young musicians/actors who are fun, optimistic, and always working together as a team - traits I'd love my toddler to pick up. But forget that. When The Fresh Beat Band is on I don't worry about what she is learning, simply because I cannot get past the immense joy that it brings her. When the show begins, she is up off her chair dancing and smiling, and it literally doesn't stop until the show is over and she exclaims, "all done!"

I never thought that I would be an advocate of children's television merchandise, but if I have to buy something I'd love to buy her something from her favorite show. On the market right now they have everything from Yo Gabba Gabba bath squirters to a Dora the Explorer Memory Game to Blue's Clues No. 2 pencils (seriously).

When AJ started exclaiming "Kiki!!" when The Fresh Beat Band came on I decided that I just had to get her their CD or DVD, or something! (I should mention that Kiki is on the list of her first 10 words... it's so incredibly sweet. This should be an easy task, right?

Wrong! Nick Jr. - seriously? Where is The Fresh Beat Band merchandise? Not even a CD? I mean... it'd be one thing if they were brand new, but they've been around since 2009. I worked for awhile in the children's merchandise industry, and I can tell you first hand that we probably would have started watching the show earlier had I not just randomly come across it one day while channel surfing.

I have searched high and low for CDs, DVDs, shirts, books, anything! I seriously cannot believe that the ONLY piece of Fresh Beat fan love that I found was this coloring book on Amazon.com, which itself doesn't even come out until May of this year. Yeesh - get on it Nick. Jr!


52 comments:

  1. I couldn't have said it better myself!! AGREE, get it together :-) I too have a little one who loves the Fresh Beat Band and was hoping to put something in her Easter basket but have had no such luck! :-( The Greens

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  2. I love the Fresh Beat Band and sing all the songs with my one year old. I love that they are upbeat and always positive. What I want to know is when will the Fresh beat Band be on tour? I never thought I would want to go to a childrens concert but if I ever find out there is a tour going on I am going to be singing along in the front row. I wish that Nick would give them more support as they are a favorite show in this house hold.

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    1. I live in Florida and am going to see them in April.

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  3. I have been looking FOREVER!!! I couldn't believe that they dropped the merchandise ball on this huge hit! My 2 yr old LOVES Marina & My 9 month old baby girl can sing "Uh Oh Oh No" already...I would like very much to acquire the CD to this fun kid friendly show...my trips in the car would be so much happier :) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Nick Jr. Fix this problem!

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  4. I concur with all MOMS on The Fresh Beats Band -Now - Happy Memorial Day by the way - NickJr has changed their programming and it's NOT on at 6: 30 pm EST anymore? Ugh!! Can someone help me complain about this change as we working parents like to have the evening option as the afternoon time slot we miss. yes I know TIVO/DVR it - I will if I must but man that was sucha surprise of the change

    Brae's Mom
    Ohio

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  5. How do we get Nick to play more Fresh Best Band? Who do we write to?!?!?!

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  6. My daughter loves the Fresh Beat Band. Kiki is her favorite character and everything in the house she uses as a drum. I was hoping to find some merchandise so that she could have a Fresh Beat Band birthday party. No such luck. I can't believe that there is not a DVD or a CD.

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  7. You can get three of their songs on iTunes. Great Day and the opening song from their show and just a few weeks ago, Here We Go was released. My son will be 5 in October and so we are long time fans. My goal for his 5th birthday is to find an orange hooded sweatshirt!!! I have one little boy who wants to be just like Twist!!!
    I end up opening my computer up and playing the videos of the songs and listening that way.
    I will be first in line when they release their CD and I don't know why they haven't released a CD. Maybe I should start a facebook page!!!

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  8. I totally agree with what you all said. I would love to have The Fresh Beat Band as a theme for my sons 3 year old birthday party with their songs playing in the background. Bring On the Merchandise!!!!!

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  9. Me too! Both my 4 year old daughter and 2 1/2 year old son love fresh beat band. I would love a cd to play in the car.

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  10. My 2 year old daughter Gia loves The Fresh Beat Band. I would love to take her to a live concert. Is that a possibility...anywhere?

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  11. Fresh beat band is touring USA this winter/spring. Check ticketmaster!

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  12. Searching for ANY type of merchandise. Desperately need a DVD. We have them saved on our DVR but the grandparents need it! FBB has become a part of our nightly routine!!! We are taking our 2 1/2 yr old to the concert this spring. Can't wait for her to see them LIVE. Heard a CD is going to be released this winter too...don't know when. PLease please Nick Jr. invest in some merchandise!!!

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  13. My 3 yr old is dying for a "Rock Star" jacket from the Fresh Beat band video to wear the the Live show in the spring!! I neeeeeed this!! Plz help! anyone!

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  14. Anything will do, my kids want fresh beat band items from Santa more then anything!!!

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  15. Seconding the Rock Star jacket suggestion! I was pretty startled that they aren't on offer.

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  16. i need the rock star jacket also i may try and make one by buying a silver jacket and hot glueing stars on front and back.. ever since the vidio where they put that smaller jacket on the little boy she needs one!

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  17. omg.....My 3 yr old told santa she wants a rock star jacket like the fbb...I was going to try to make one but I can't even find a silver jacket! HELP !!

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  18. rock star jackets!!!!!!!!!!! a big money-making opp for nick jr, no? surprised i can't find them...

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  19. My 3 year old grandson wants a rock star jacket and I would like to get him one . Could you let me know how I can do this. Cnnwhg@yahoo.com

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  20. Definitely found this site by googling fresh beat band merchandise rock star jacket. My 3 year old just said she was asking Santa for one... Hope Nick Jr. or somebody figured this out. If so, please post it here.

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  21. My 3 yr old daughter has been practicing her dancing so she will be ready for when she gets her rock star jacket! Please let me know if anyone figures out how to get a jacket. cnoneman.young@gmail.com

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  22. My 3 year old grandson LOVES the FBB! I have been looking for merchandise also. Especially a Rock Star Jacket! I know some things can be made by hand at home, but who really has time for that? I just can't believe that the FBB hasn't got merchandise for sale!

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  23. the closest jacket i found was at kmart,..Route 66 Girl's Metallic Faux-Motorcycle Jacket

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  24. I too am looking for a Rock Star Jacket for my 3 yr old. I cannot even find silver jackets, any suggestions

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  25. Ok I ordered the silver jacket from kmart....now I have to wait for it to get here and put a few sequined stars on....Wish me luck. Lol

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  26. my little brother would die if he opened up a rockstar jacket, I've been to the 3 K-Mart's around me within driving distance, all of which didn't have them :-(. So, I've ordered it online and had it go to store pick up! I was notified that I it's ready for pick up! Iv'e called and confirmed as well! Christmas is saved! LOL, *NOW* If anyone has any tips about how to add the glittery stars on the back and front please please please share with me! Much appreciated.

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  27. Thanks for the tip about the jacket from Kmart. http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_049B034554220001P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

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  28. Thank you so much for the details about the silver jacket from KMart. I just ordered one for my 3-year-old. And my husbsand just bought tickets for our kids to see the Fresh Beat Band in Dallas in May!

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  29. after much internet research, little to no sleep, some much needed christmas chocolate for my little brother, he LOVED HIS ROCKSTAR JACKET! THANK THANK THANK YOU!

    (some of the glitter fell off after he wore it all day, ate with it, and danced with it, but is an easy quick fix I can do just in time for the concert!)

    http://i40.tinypic.com/euq8oi.jpg

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  30. I agree with the Kmart find, AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing. It's such an awesome match that I am buying mine tonight because I have a feeling they are going to be out of stock very soon--ppl are going to be googling this thread like crazy with the tour now!

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  31. That Kmart find is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. Buying ours tonight because with the tour, this thread is going to be a top google result and they are going to be sold out!!

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  32. According to Wal-Mart this CD is coming out 1/31/12. http://www.walmart.com/ip/19604331#About+the+Album

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  33. Hello! Like all other parents in need of a rock star jacket for their little one, I have a great alternative, it is a silver faux leather jacket and i have a few in stock if anyone is interested please email me: casmorin@gmail.com

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    1. Do you still have any jackets left?? If so can you email me a picture of it, I would greatly appreciate it! My email is sleuhsler@yahoo.com

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  34. I found a link were someone custom makes the jacket. Here is the link - http://www.freshbeatbandtour.net/like-a-rock-star-jacket/

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  35. That Kmart jacket is already out of stock. :( and there's someone selling them but at $80 each. That's kind of steep for a jacket I think. :( I just wanted my daughter to have her rockstar jacket for her bday next month. :-/ I've been searching high & low and nothing besides the $80 one.

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    1. Please check this link for an alternative baseline Rockstar jacket from CWDkids.com priced at $39 and good luck!

      http://www.cwdkids.com/servlet/quagga/girls/product.jsp/_qprm_/browse?groupId=16292&itemId=P225&cat=girls-outerwear

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  36. Here is another option for the silver jacket for those who missed out on the Kmart jackets http://s7d1.scene7.com/s7/zoom/flasht_zoom.jsp?company=CWDKids&sku=P225_gry_zoom&config=Scene7SharedAssets%2FImageSet1-Views&stageSize=380%2C480

    Best of luck!

    http://www.cwdkids.com/

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    1. I found a few one on eBay when I searched rockstar metallic. There is a cute Guess one on there too. Hope that helps.

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  37. Me & my 3 yr old daughter LOVE Freah Beat!

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  38. Here are the pictures of my finished jacket!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=326321490740828&set=o.117985188235751&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=326320960740881&set=o.117985188235751&type=3&theater

    I ordered my stars off ebay and she can customize the colors. I ironed on the rhinestone star over yellow and blue felt. Here is her link (s):

    6.5″
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120842570780

    3.25″
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RHINESTONE-Iron-Transfer-STAR-Star-Custom-3-25-bling-You-Choose-2-colors-/110805208317?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cc814cfd

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  39. My daughter was fortunate enough to be featured on the Rockstar music video and have been traveling around to every KMart around southern california looking for one! I have purchased a few extras, however, they are too big for her they are a size 7/8. let me know if anyone is interested in them before I return them.

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    1. do you still have the jacket? Im interested!!!

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    2. Do you still have the jacket?

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    3. Do you still have any jackets left?? Email me if you do.. sleuhsler @yahoo.com

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    4. hey.. Do you still have the jacket?? i want it very badly.. for my 6 yr old.. please reply

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    5. hey.. do u still have the jacket??? i need one very badly

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  40. I ordered a silver metallic jacket from amazon but does snyone know where i can find the stars to put on it??

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  41. I was able to get the silver one from kmart with no stars on clearence for $23.00 today, now I'm trying to find some stars to put on it

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  42. More info on where to get the "base" jackets and stars if you want to do it yourself:

    http://therightthingtodorightnow.blogspot.com/2012/03/fresh-beat-band-rock-star-jacket.html

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  43. I ordered my custom made from this link
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/99556309/rock-star-jacket

    My daughter loves her new jacket so much we can barely get her to take it off!

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