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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Giveaway from Bright October!!!

Bright October has graciously offered 2 of my readers a chance to win some new for 2008 Haba toys! They will be giving away one set of Cordoba Blocks (top) and one set of Jack Jesters (bottom). These brightly painted, whimsical sets would make great gifts this holiday season! Be sure to check out Bright October's website for more cool stuff from brands like Vilac, Blabla, Kathe Kruse, Selecta, Woody Click, Anamalz, and more. They are also offering 10-15% off all Haba purchases through the end of the month.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment with your name and an email address and one idea/tip/suggestion you have for my blog. Each person will have a chance of winning one of the Haba sets and will be contacted via email along with the winner being announced here on Wednesday, November 5th. The contest will end on Tuesday, November 4th at 11:59pm. Good luck!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


My favorite local toy store, The Red Balloon, is starting their Fall Sale tomorrow. It's 15% off your entire purchase! So head in and support this locally owned store!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

More Dinosaurs

Since posting about the Cheekeyes Dinosaurs I've had a lot of people comment on how much they love the Holztiger dinosaurs as well. These sell for about $12.99 each and are available on several different websites including these from Petit Baby. The Holztiger Dinosaurs are slightly larger in size and have a totally different style to them than the Cheekeyes. The bright colors make this a fun set that is aesthetically pleasing as well.


Right: Pachycephalosaurus

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New! Picture Cubes from Moolka

Look at this beautiful picture cube puzzle by Atelier Fischer. I found it while browsing Moolka's "what's new" section today. It's six scenes depict popular fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. Great for critical thinking skills as children find the right side of each block for the scene. It's already out of stock but sells for $42.99 on Moolka.
And, because I can never choose just 1, this is the Transportation Picture Cube for $38.99. Don't you just love the artist's style?

Monday, October 6, 2008


I've had my eye on these for about a year now. I love them! Basically, they are blocks you build cars with, they disassemble and then kids can put them back together. The cars are sold individually (except some minis are available as a set) but are interchangeable, so kids can create their own unique models! Great for creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills, these Automoblox are bound to be a hit! They would be perfect for the kid who likes to take things apart and put them back together again.

From the original line, the S9 Sedan and the T9 Pickup from Urban Kids Play, each $36

These 2 are Limited Editions, the X9-X Sport Utility and the S9-R Sport Sedan for $44, also at Urban Kids Play

Here is the Mini Automoblox Combo Pack 1 from Fat Brain Toys for $26.50