Tegu Blocks Rock!

When I was offered a chance to play with these blocks I almost deleted the email. I am very choosy about reviews and giveaways, generally turning down most offers. I am so glad I didn’t ignore this opportunity, these blocks fit what we do here almost exactly. Tegu blocks are more than your average set of blocks, they have magnets safely inside and come to life as you create with them as they stick together and repel as well.Β  I love the combination of building, art and learning about magnets while playing. My son spent the first half hour or so building and then he took a block around our house finding things for it to stick to. I loved making letters for the two of us to play with and later in the evening my son make a square that could shift into a diamond shape without falling apart.

These blocks don’t come with directions but as most parents with kids know , often times kids want to know how to make this , that or the other. That is where Tegu Live comes in. I think this is such a cool idea. Tegu has a master builder who can be reached via Twitter and takes requests. My son’s first request was a fire truck – this is what they made. Then we requested a helicopter , how cool are they?Β  We had so much fun and I have to admit I was a little concerned that after making requests my son wouldn’t want to play with the blocks by himself without the builder showing him how, but instead he pretended to be the builder and I sent him requests and he made things for quite some time.

My son does get a little frustrated when the magnets repel but he’s not even 4 years old, as you can see in the video he gets over it fast as he flips them so they click. I absolutely love the interactive element but even without that these are quality, creative blocks that requires your child to use their imagination , which is what toys should do!

Want a set? Win It!

I was given an original set , 2 discovery sets and a travel tote to play with.Β  So I am giving away 1 discovery set ( 26 blocks) and the travel tote to one lucky reader, the other 26 piece discovery set will be donated to Toys for Tots this holiday season.

How to Enter:

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite toy was when you were a child. That’s it.

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This contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using random.org from qualifying entries. Contest closes November 17th 2010 at 9pm PST. Products provided free of charge , no payment was received for this post, all opinions are mine, all mine!
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  1. Amanda says

    How awesome! My little girl LOVES blocks- she can spend an afternoon stacking towers out of Jenga blocks. When I was little my favorite toy was my water baby!

  2. Flore says

    These blocks look really neat. I’d love to win some for my almost 4 year old son.
    Alas, my favorite toy as a kid was a clown doll that my parents got for me from Russia, which I ended up losing (forgetting somewhere) only to forever lament it.

  3. Candice says

    My favorite toys were my baby dolls and stuffed animals. I used to really stress out about making them all feel loved equally. I laugh at the Toy Story movies now because I think of one crazy little girl out there like me that’s telling her parents “See?! They do care!”

  4. says

    My favorite toy was this really cool seat you rode in by swiveling your torso you could control the direction it goes. I wish I knew what the heck it was, but it was really fun. That and my bike were my favorite toys. I was such a tom boy.

  5. Sharon Castellanos says

    My favorite toy was by far my Barbies. Also enjoyed my plastic slide that was used on it’s side many a time to create the “walls” to my restaurant, house, or other creation of the day.

  6. Jen says

    My favorite were My Little Ponies – I would be in my room for hours!

    Those blocks seem amazing! I love your blog and I am always using your great ideas with my twins! You’ve mentioned that you do modify things for special needs kids – my twins are autistic and I’ve loved some of your sensory ideas – thanks!

  7. says

    Tried posting this earlier and it went onto the veteran’s day page instead. so here it is again.
    My favorite toy as a child was probably crayons and coloring books, so this probably explains why I became an art teacher. I even won a ribbon at an art contest in the 2nd grade and all I used was crayons on top of some rubbings I did as a part of my art class back then. Maybe I should post a pic of it…just got it back from my mom’ house, been sitting around her house for 30 yrs or so. Anyway I love what you do here…keep up the good work.

  8. Colleen says

    My favorite toy was Lightbright. The Tegu blocks look great. As always, another great recommendation from NTFFCs. Thanks for all you do!

  9. says

    My son would LOVE these! so cool! When I was a kid, my favorite toy was Legos. I loved to build following the directions, but I also loved to grab a handful and see what I could make out of just those blocks. I still enjoy playing Duplos with my son! πŸ™‚

  10. says

    My favorite toys were probably blocks. They had a role in almost every game we played. But I also really liked the Fisher-Price Little People. They might have been choking hazards back then, but I think they allowed for more open-ended play.

  11. Sarah J says

    What a fun toy! Thanks for reviewing these, I have never seen them before. I could see my son, and my other big boy (my husband works in construction and loves to build things) playing with them for hours. My favorite toys were Littlest Pet Shops, my sisters and I would play with them for hours.

  12. Petya says

    These look great!
    My favorite toy as a child was a black and white plush cat. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  13. Jennifer says

    Those are awesome! I loved wooden blocks when I was little, but mine were definitely not so fun. I also loved my “speak and spell” and “skip-it” and roller skates. I was an energetic kid if you can’t tell. πŸ™‚

  14. Amy Johnson says

    My favorite toys when I was little were my Strawberry Shortcake dolls. I recently found a few in my parent’s attic and they even still had a little smell left to them!

  15. says

    You know, as a child, I did not have many traditional toys. I was often found playing outside with sticks, mud, rocks, climbing trees. I did enjoy my dolls, though.

  16. Michelle says

    I couldn’t think of just ONE fav so I asked my mother and she said I played with “space puppies” in the laundry basket alot…so I’ll go with that πŸ™‚

  17. says

    Those look like so much fun! We used to build huge block cities all over the family room. πŸ™‚ Brings back memories.

    Probably my favorite childhood toy was an art case. I just loved how all the pastels and crayons and pencils lined up so nicely in their own little spots in the wooden case.

  18. Amanda Pelletier says

    Wow! These look like so much fun. Simple and educational, too! I love it when the toy-inventors totally get it right. πŸ™‚

    I had two favorite toys when I was little – a set of red plastic building blocks that looked like bricks, but weren’t legos. Found them at my Grandma’s house. They were some sort of vintage toy I haven’t been able to rediscover.

    And my other favorite toy was the wooden railroad tracks that click together to form different shaped tracks. Just got a set for my 2 year old, and can’t wait for him to grow into them.

  19. Katie says

    These look so neat! My
    Favorite toy as a kid was a set of big cardoard blocks. My sisters and I would build all sorts of houses, towers and fences with those things!

  20. Heather says

    These sound amazing! My favorite toy as a child–crayons & colored pencils. I still love new art supplies. BTW~love that you’re giving a set to Toys for Tots.

  21. Keri says

    I got a set of Fisher-Price mix and match animals when I was about 3 and I still remember how much I loved playing with them.

  22. Shannon says

    I loved my Cabbage Patch kids! I also loved playing with mercury on a tray with the back of a paintbrush … a toy my daughter will never get to enjoy, but it sure was fun!

  23. Sarah says

    I was thinking these were a lot like Magnatiles, but I guess the repel factor is a big difference–Magnatiles are magnetic but don’t repel. Hmmm. Interesting difference.

    At any rate, my favorite toy was my lovey, Monkey. πŸ™‚

  24. Josephine Parsons says

    My favorite toys were my legos! I hated those days that my Mom made us take it all apart to start over!! I could build and build and build!!!

    (and my DS would LOVE the travel set for our 4 days in the car when we travel to see our families!!)

  25. Ashley says

    My favorite toy as a child was my little brother because he was 6yrs younger than me. We enjoyed playing school,house,and restaurant. That is where the love of teaching started to grow.
    These blocks are awesome! and I must say, I LOVE your blog!

  26. Emma says

    my almost 5 & 2 1/2 year old would love these to build shared creations with. We also love portable building “sets” – my 2 1/2 year old usually has a toy in tow when big sis has either swim or dance class & we try to bring an open-ended multi-piece toy with us to share with the other ‘sibs (like our pom pom basket, or stickle bricks/bristle blocks). Sadly the other kids are much more enthralled with our toys than my son is – I think it might be time to hide some “new” toys for these experiences

  27. Amy says

    My favorite toy was actually a set of colored wooden blocks. 36 years later those blocks are still in the original bag at my mom and dad’s house and whenever kids of any age come over to visit they always ask to play with those blocks!

  28. Samantha says

    My favorite toy was anything imaginative—my dollhouse, play kitchen, dolls etc. What a great set of blocks!

  29. Lisa says

    Barbies and those little silver magnetic building toys, that’s why I love this idea. My Son and daughter would LOVE them!!

  30. says

    My son loves magnatiles but I love that these repel.

    My favorite toy as a child was my bike. I loved being outside, riding around, playing bike tag with my friends and siblings.

  31. says

    Oh man, my daughter would *love* these! My favorite toy when I was little? Probably my wooden dollhouse. I did the interior decorating with old jewelry boxes and upholstery samples. πŸ™‚

  32. says

    I loved playing with my dolls and pretending to their mama!!! Now, I don’t have to pretend anymore…I’ve got 5 REAL “dolls” to take care of each and every day!!! πŸ™‚

  33. says

    Those blocks look so cool. When I was little, Gibson’s was going out of business. My father bought every Fisher Price Little People set that they had at their close out sale. I loved them – barn, garage, airplane, school, and house. Wish I still had them for my own son.

  34. Elizabeth Mathis says

    My favorite toy when I was little was my kitchen set. It was individual appliances (oven, refrigerator and cabinets and a table and chair set). My sister and I played with them all the time.

  35. jodee says

    I loved playing with my cabbage patch kids! But I think I would love playing with these blocks right along with my kids!

  36. Amanda says

    WOW! What an awesome set of blocks. Would love to win this! My favorite toys when I was a kid were my dolls and my easy bake oven.

  37. Claire says

    My favorites were definitely my Barbies. I used to set up really elaborate scenarios and just played and played. We had a swingset in the backyard, and while that’s not really a toy, I probably spent as much time making up circus routines on that as I did setting up my Barbies.

  38. says

    I too loved to play with barbies! My mom had made furniture out of plastic canvas that were the coolest! I want to get the patterns and make some for my little girl.

  39. Rachel says

    Loved…barbies. I’m almost afraid to admit that. Love your blog by the way! Use one of your ideas at least once a week.

  40. says

    My favorite single toy was my Big Bird doll. I was SO attached to him! But, I also really liked my dollhouse. I loved to arrange all the furniture.

  41. says

    The kiddos are waaaaay into blocks in this house and those sound awesome! My favorite toy when I was little was Fashion Plates!


  42. says

    I loved craft projects. Looms, beads, jewelry, wood burning, etc. πŸ™‚

    I got addicted watching that guy on TeguLive today. He made a crocodile, a lighthouse, a lady bug, a ballerina and a Server. LOL

  43. Tiffany Bingham says

    I loved baby dolls (the more life like, the better!) I spent a lot of time with my brother’s match box cars.

  44. Sharon says

    Well we had a few toys but we were pretty poor. My favorite thing
    to play with was my sister Karen. We were twins and she was always
    there to have a great time with.

  45. Lee Anne says

    I loved my roller skates (not exactly a toy, but kind of). We had a little roller skating “club” and would pretend all sorts of things all around the neighborhood. I guess my Strawberry Shortcake dolls would be a close runner up – the new ones aren’t nearly as cool πŸ™‚

  46. Sara Carlson says

    I actually think one of my favorite toys was a playdough kit that you could make these clothes for these flat dolls out of playdough.. I have no idea what it was called but I loved it.

  47. says

    Those look great! As for my favorite toy growing up? Probably either one of my stuffed animals (a koala!) or our much-used-and-probably-abused set of tinker toys!

  48. mmm619 says

    Wow, I’ve never heard of these, but they look amazing! My son would definitely love them. One of my favorite toys as a kid was my Cabbage Patch Doll(s).

  49. Stephanie says

    My favorite toy as a kid was my little metal dollhouse. I was at an antique store recently and saw the same one that I had … hey, I’m not that old, am I? What great memories!

  50. says

    What a great building toy! It’s hard to pick one favorite toy from my childhood. I loved my metal clip on your shoes roller skates, the dollhouse my dad built for me, and good ole tinker toys!

  51. Gretchen says

    I loved my Little People main street set. Mom still has it and now my boys get to play with it, too.

  52. says

    I had a doll. She had a thing on her cheek that was supposed to change colors with cold or warm water, but it only worked once. :0) I loved her, though. Maybe *because* she was a little broken. I kept her until I was 23, and then a little girl who was visiting asked me if she could have her. Well, I am NOT gonna tell a little girl “no, you can’t have my doll.” I’m a grown-up. So she got it. I’m sure it’s long gone now. No way she treasured that doll the way I did. Ah, well. It was just a doll.

  53. says

    It’s hard to pick…but I remember playing with Barbies a lot. I also had a jewelry design machine that would carve designs into plastic ‘jewelry’ which I thought was pretty cool.

  54. Colleen Rockafellow says

    My favorite toy was my cabbage patch kid. I loved the adoption papers with her name…Samantha. We did everything together. I was going to name my daughter Samantha when I grew up, but I grew up and didn’t. I can’t wait for my daughter to get her own special doll that she does everything with.

  55. Kathy says

    I loved the doll Baby Tenderlove. She had a string on back you could pull and she would talk… until my brothers swung her around by it and then she was mute. POOR baby! :o(

  56. Rachae; says

    My favorite toy as a child was my Barbies. My sister and I would spend hours setting everything up and by the time we were done “setting up” it was time to clean up.

  57. Jennifer says

    What a fabulous toy–I have a 4 year old that would love these!
    My favorite toys were my sandbox, tinkertoys and roller skates. With those 3 things I could keep myself busy for hours!

  58. says

    My favorite toys were actually cardboard boxes. For some reason we always had TONS around the house. They were playhouses, forts, stores, building blocks. We even flattened big ones and used them as “sleds” and slid down the grassy hill between our house and the neighbor’s.

  59. Kate says

    My little guy would go crazy over these, thanks so much for the givaway. My favorite toy when I was younger was simon says and I also loved legos!

  60. Helen says

    My favorite toys were Breyer model horses. They belonged to my Dad and his sisters, and lived in my grandparent’s attic!

  61. Danette says

    My favorite toy as a child was my Cabbage Patch Doll and the fort we had in our backyard. Both provided endless entertainment and pretending.

    These are so cool! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  62. judy kay says

    My favorite toy was definitely my baby doll. I had one in particular that I took everywhere with me.

    These blocks look awesome and I know a few little boys who would agree with me. ; )

  63. abbey says

    My favorite toy was actually a giant-sized coloring poster that I didn’t have to share with my siblings πŸ™‚

  64. Kate B says

    My favorite toy was my fake Cabbage Patch Kid, Carrie. During the big rush of ’84? ’85? my parents couldn’t find me a real one, so they bought a handmade one from a craft show. I loved it…even when my best friend across the street got FIVE CPK’s that Christmas. I still have it!

  65. says

    My favorite toy as a child was my jump-rope. I would spend so much time just skipping away and playing games with my friend with it.
    These blocks look awesome! I saw them in the Magic Cabin catalog, and thought my boys would have tons of fun playing with them.

  66. Becca Cross says

    I loved (and still do!) legos πŸ™‚ I haven’t heard of these blocks, my son would LOVE them though! Thanks for the review.

  67. says

    My favorite toys were anything I could build with, whether it was blocks, Lincoln Logs, Legos, Tinker Toys, etc. Guess it’s no wonder I grew up to be an architect πŸ™‚

  68. says

    I loved these awesome blocks called crystal climbers they still sell them I should get them for my 4 year old although I might hog them all for me πŸ™‚


  69. Natalie Kjelstrom says

    My favorite toy was the fisher price little people. I could play for HOURS on the carpet with my brothers. πŸ™‚

  70. says

    It’s too difficult to remember just one favorite toy! I know I always enjoyed play-doh, and drawing, and just running around outside.

  71. says

    I loved Teddy Ruxpin πŸ™‚ Not sure if that is how you spell it lol…but you could put cassette tapes (ha…remember those) in him and he would talk and read stories and such.

  72. Christina says

    These are awesome!!! My favorite toy as a kid was books. I always had one even before I could read. Books on cassette tape were what I started with. I know I am such a nerd but I can’t even remember a toy and can recall hundreds of titles.

  73. says

    These look great! I love the video πŸ™‚ I enjoyed lots of toys as a kid, but I loved doing Chinese jump rope and double dutch with the girls in my neighborhood!

  74. Tyrel Saunders says

    My favorite doll was the classic Barbie. Hours and Hours of fun if I could get my brothers to stop pulling their heads off and burying them in the yard.

  75. Bea says

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite toy was the couple of “Love is…” (a cartoon that use to be in the newspaper) they were soft plastic naked dolls, the guy had black painted hair and the girl had a full head of orange hair, I loved them so much that one of my brothers, (I have 8 bros) annoyed by them try to get rid of them, he set them on fire and threw them in a barrel, my mom saw the smoke just in time, the girl lost some of her pretty hair and the guy lost his behind :), I still loved them.

  76. Tanya says

    My favorite toys were Lite Brite and Barbies.
    To “… and Baby Makes Five!”: Oh my gosh!!! My best friend who lived across the street had those GIANT life-sized Tinker Toys! We spent hours building forts, pirate ships and rockets and then playing all kinds of pretend play. Wish they still sold those so I could buy them for my girls. The. best. toy. ever!

  77. says

    Hmm. I’m going to have to go with my metal wheeled roller skates. No pom poms, but I did have cute shoelaces in them. Thanks for the chance! We just did magnets in preschool today and loved them!

  78. Emily says

    I had many dolls and stuffed animals, toy trucks and such, but my most memorable play times were with the chickens in my grandparents’ back yard (I lived in Romania at the time). They always made playing very unpredictable and I think I loved it!

  79. Erin says

    I’m going to have to say my art stuff was my favorite “toy” when I was little. No matter what age and stage I was at, I always loved to color and draw. Or if trees count, I could nearly always be found climbing those. πŸ˜‰

  80. says

    What neat blocks!! My parents owned a restaurant so we had huge cardboard boxes for our choosing. We (my 3 siblings and I) made buildings, trains, etc…so fun!!

  81. Catherine says

    Easy peasy–my favorite toy was a set of building blocks with snaps on them. There was one round one with 6 snaps that made a great robot head and there were an assortment of other shapes. Guilty secret, I still own them and pull them out for visiting children. They have survived me, my child, nieces, nephews and lots of miscellaneous children. I will be buying the tegu blocks (assuming I don’t win) for my 4 year old grandson.

  82. Heather G says

    Those are great!
    My favorite toy was our set of blocks. I’d build all sorts of things with them. It would be neat to give these to my boys. I’d love to take our love of building things together to a different level with these.

  83. says

    My favorite was my teddy bear (and I still have him). These blocks look great. I’ve been thinking of altering some blocks by somehow transferring words to them, for my son… these would be great for that, he could stick words together to make sentences!

  84. says

    Legos! And I never had quite enough, I always wanted to make a castle around myself πŸ™‚ I’m putting these blocks on my daughters’ wishlists right now!

  85. Sara says

    Thanks for the chance to win. I had a great time playing with My Little Ponies when I was a kid. And my grandparents had these oversized blocks that were awesome. Unfortunately I can’t find them anywhere for my kids.

  86. Melissa K says

    my favorite toys as a child were my cabbage patch doll and my “blamkie” followed closely by the barbies! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  87. says

    I have so many fond memories of childhood toys… my little ponies, cabbage patch kids, fisher price little people. But I think my favorite toy was something I called “The Woodsies”. It was a set of little plush animals and their fallen log house. It had a tiny table and bed and I used to play with it for hours out in our yard!

  88. says

    I use to love playing with Hotwheels and Matchbox cars in the dirt. Now my 3 year old son loves doing the same thing. I’m in the process of building him a sandbox on our porch so he doesn’t have to go down in the yard with the dog.

  89. tiffany d. says

    My favorite toys were paper and markers – I loved to draw. I love your toy reviews. My nephew is about the same age as your son and would love those blocks.

  90. Joey says

    My favorote toy was crayons. I loved the way they smelled. Nothing made me happier than a giant box of 64 crayons (I know there are bigger boxes now). Not only did I color with them, but I meted them in the sun, and sorted them by color. I remember sorting the colors and using them like lttle people. The reds lived in Red Town, the blues in Bluesville, and the greens in Greenland. Weird how imaginative you can be when you live in the country : )

  91. Theresa A says

    My boys would love these blocks. What a great giveaway. My favorite toys were whatever my brothers had. I always wanted what they were playing with. Ha.

  92. rosa says

    my doll crystal. she had a hard plastic thing inside her that made her cry, but i didnt like the sound…it did make her heavy/solid enough to fit perfectly in my arms… she went everywhere with me!

  93. says

    These look really great! I don’t think I was much of a toy kid…more into reading. All the time. πŸ™‚ But my favorite toy for my kids now are the B. Wheeee-Is. So fun!

  94. Melissa says

    My favorite toy was my purple prima donna bike. I loved coasting down the big hills behind our house.

  95. Lesley says

    My favorite toy was my Baby Ann doll, and I’m happy to say that my 20 month old son snuggles up with her every night, and carefully and gently tucks her in before I tuck him in. So sweet!

  96. erica m says

    I loved your blog post about the packing peanuts…brilliant!

    My fav childhood toy…wasn’t a toy really…it was the outdoors. We weren’t allowed to play in the house too much…cuz there was plenty to do outside…dirt, rocks, sticks….all that stuff was my favorite. And it’s my own kids fav now too!

  97. carolyn says

    I loved our fisher price little people toys from the 70s…my two boys are now playing with the “old school” garage, housebout, hospital and sesame street toys.

  98. says

    Those blocks look really cool!

    Strangely enough my favourite toys as kids were coloured pencils, I would match the colours and make “families” – I spent hours laying them out all over the living room floor, having the “yellows” marry the “reds” and have “orange” children etc. Hours I tell you, hours I spent doing that!!

  99. Heather Thrasher says

    I loved playing with my sticker book as a kid. Yes, I counted them – hundreds of them – over and over! πŸ˜‰

  100. Mandi says

    Gosh, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but at the top of my list would be…workbooks, cabbage patch doll and my pound puppies. πŸ™‚

  101. Joan says

    These blocks look awesome and perfect for my 5 and 3 year old! My favorite toy growing up was my soccer ball. It was pretty much a constant companion of mine until I had kids. I’m so excited that my sons are starting to play and I can get reacquainted with it!

  102. Melissa says

    My favorite toy as a child were Care Bears. My parents saved some of mine and now they are one of my daughters favorite toys.

  103. says

    I was one of those kids whose favorite toy was an empty box. πŸ˜‰ I know I had others, but that was some endless joy right there.

  104. says

    My daughter would love the Tegu Blocks!….My favorite toys were baby dolls…I loved to play with my sisters and pretend to be mommies!…Actually, we’re real mommies….!!! πŸ˜€

  105. Christa Hopke says

    My favorite toy was a huge set of Lincoln Logs. I spent hours building and “drawing” with them.

  106. says

    The Fisher-Price Castle with the dragon and the trap door. My children still play with it today. Sans all figures of course. My two year old drops matchbox cars down the trap.

  107. Julie L. says

    These look awesome!
    My favorite toy for a long time was my fisher price cassette player. I toted that little brown player all over the house with me. I still have a tape recording (recorded with the little player) of my brother and I talking when we were about 5 and 6, definitely a treasured leftover from our childhood.

  108. Erin says

    Hmmmm, I used to have a Care Bears tape player that I could not get enough of. I would put in my bike basket and ride around my neighborhood listening to the Go Gos. I could also record myself singing which I did on occasion. That thing rocked!

  109. Sarah Bahm says

    I think my favorite is a tie between Barbies and Legos. With both toys, my sister and I would build entire towns and homes!

  110. Momof1 says

    My favorite toy was my easel, actually it was a black chalk board which my dad made for me seeing my pretend plays of being a teacher every day..

  111. Kathy Zielinski says

    We tried the Tegu blocks at our Children’s Museum this summer. I loved them and so did my son. They take a while to get used to, but really offer some wacky possibilities!

    My favorite toy when I was a tot was an orange, thick plastic moving drill. I think it may have had a pull string to make it go. I want to say it was Fisher Price. I also loved my cap gun! LOL No, I’m not male! I received plenty of dolls in my time, but my fondest memories lie with my drill, cap gun, and baseball mit πŸ˜€

  112. says

    My Mrs. Beasley doll. Remember her? She had a blue polka dotted body, bright yellow hair, and rectangular glasses. She was fetching, and I adored her! πŸ™‚

  113. Stephanie K says

    When I was 4, my favorite toys were my moms doilies and slips. Prince Charles and Lady Diana had just been married, and my mom and I watched on t.v.. I used to get all the doilies, raid my mom’s lingerie drawer and pretend that I was getting married. I would parade around the living room for hours. πŸ™‚

  114. Jennifer says

    Hello? Romper Stompers. They were from Romper Room, and were basically plastic coffee cans with a string. You stood on the over turned can, held the strings and stomped around. You were SUPPOSED to make them from real coffee cans, but the clanging was AWFUL, so my parents sprung for the licensed ones. My beloved Romper Stompers were, alas, confiscated when I tried to romper stomp and roller skate at the same time. Going down stairs. Fortunately, my kids so far haven’t been THAT creative.
    Oh, and those inflatable balls that you sat on with the handle and bounced all over the place. Also down the stairs. πŸ™‚

  115. says

    My favorite toy was always my own imagination. I loved to play pretend and in particular I loved to put on plays and shows. As far as real toys go, I liked my Barbies, Care Bears, and my Shera action figure complete with Shera’s Castle and Swiftwind the flying horse!

  116. Marilyn says

    My favourite toy…..hmmm….depends which age…. when I was the age of my youngest, who is 2, it was a plastic ride-on tractor/trailer that all 3 of our kids have had as part of their toddlerhood!!

  117. Jenny says

    Wow, this is so cool!!! My favorite toy was the typewriter, I was overjoyed when I got one for Christmas. ha. πŸ™‚ Fun memories!

  118. Samantha says

    My favorite toy was the marble tracks. Remember those that you would set up all the plastic chutes a million different ways and then watch marbles go down them. I played with those for hours!
    These blocks look amazing! I’d love these for my kids!

  119. Aly says

    My favorite toy when I was a kid, were my younger brothers waffle blocks. I used to steal them and play with them for hours!!

  120. Michelle Murphy says

    I loved to draw with my crayons. My walls were covered with my artwork, sadly I never really progressed past crayons πŸ˜‰ but I love other creative forms of expression, cooking, sewing, knitting, crafting, etc. I hope we win these! My DD would love them!

  121. Sarah says

    Besides books, I loved playing with dolls. I also remember setting up Little Golden Book “tracks” and garages for our matchbox cars with my brother.

  122. Stina says

    How fun! As a kid, I loved my Rainbow Brite doll…as well as my Care-a-lot castle and Care Bears.

  123. says

    My favorite childhood toy? Mud! O.K. so it’s not really a toy, but I played with it a lot. We had a “fort” under our house that had a dirt floor and my friends and I spent hours lugging in water and making mud pies, mud salads, mud pizzas, mud ice cream. It was wonderful.

  124. Adrienne says

    We had an air jammer road rammer that was sooo much fun! My brother hogged it — so I mostly remember playing with Barbies πŸ™‚

  125. says

    When I was little, my favorite toy was my Cabbage Patch Doll. I acquired a few but always loved my very first one. I still have her and hope to pass her down to my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win those awesome blocks!

  126. amancia says

    i had a strawberry shortcake record player that i loved! it was in this box with a latch that you had to open. to this day i can not find one like it!

  127. Cintia Lamon says

    My favorite toy was a large elastic band. You needed to jump up and over the band singing songs and rhymes.

  128. says

    My favorite toy(s) were twin dolls named Lizzie and Lauren. My brother and I created very unique personalities for them, and they were my inspiration for many writing assignments during my elementary years. πŸ™‚

  129. Megan F says

    I loved blocks and matchbox cars. My brother and I would build full cities with buildings for the cars to park in. Fun memories.

  130. says

    Thank you for not making me follow this blog, post on facebook, twitter, and every website I own, and refer 50 of my closest friends and family members just to get an entry!

    I was a Barbie girl as a child, with a tendency to steal my brother’s erector set when he wasn’t looking. And I still haven’t outgrown crayons.

  131. Nicole says

    My favorite childhood toy was this super awesome science kit that was sent to me from a far flung great uncle. It had a microscope and a mini telescope, several field guides to animals and plants and the best part, it had a journal to keep my ‘discoveries’.

  132. Lea says

    I have to say my dress up bin. I absolutely loved all the gaudy clothes, hats and shoes my mom had in there!

  133. Lavanya says

    I loved to play with my raggedy doll and my kitchen set. I’ve even managed to save more than few from my kitchen set which I passed on to my DS and he loves to play with them every day.

  134. aimee c. says

    what a neat concept for blocks! i loved playing with my strawberry shortcake dolls. thanks for the chance!

  135. Gina White says

    My favorite toy growing up was my dollhouse. Thanks for the chance to win this. My twins would really enjoy it.

  136. Christy says

    My favorite was my Rainbow Brite Playset and my daughters love to play with it when we visit Grammies!

  137. says

    Nothing really comes to mind when I think about my favorite toy. I had a wooden Jacob’s ladder that I played with a lot. A labyrinth for a marble. A Pumpkin Patch doll.

    I wonder what our kids’ favorite toy will be, after they’ve grown up? πŸ™‚

  138. Deanna K says

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Those look like fun!

    I loved to play with my Speak and Spell!
    also LOVED my Strawberry Shortcake dolls!

  139. Elizabeth says

    My favorite toy was any arts and craft kit. Weaving loom, paint sets, clay, sewing kits, anything at all that was craft was always the best fun!

  140. Amy says

    My favorite toy? My Holly Hobby doll. I absolutely adored her and still remember the heartbreak when I left her someplace and no one could find her πŸ™ The replacement doll was never the same.

  141. Kelly says

    My favorite toy was our big tumbling mat. My brother and I would jump and tumble on that mat for hours and hours.

  142. Deborah says

    I absolutely loved my Cabbage Patch Kids. Still have them too, lol.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  143. mary says

    My favorite toy when I was little would have to be my barbies. I had lots of them and suitcases and loved playing with them.

  144. Lindsay says

    I loved cardboard boxes that I could make into doll houses, complete with paper cup elevators. Then one Christmas I received a wooden doll house in a box. My whole family spent the next few months helping me put it together. I hope to pass it on to my little girl someday (if I have one! We’re 0-2, boys!).

  145. Emily says

    Oh, favorite toy would definitely be my home made cabbage patch kid. I named her Orla after my granny!

  146. Emily says

    My favorite was any kind of doll… Amanda, Strawberry Shortcake, Raggedy Ann, Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids– the type of doll changed with my age.

  147. Krisi Keiser says

    I had all the strawberry shortcake dolls but two and many of the accessories. It wasn’t until 3 years ago that I got the Strawberry Shortcake doll house for them at a garage sale. The dolls are 30 years old. Some still smell.

  148. says

    I was in love with my large dollhouse- I had endless hours playing with my dolls in it- making believe. I plan to redo the same wooden playhouse for my daughter when she is old enough!

  149. meredeth says

    It is a tie between my balance beam (yes, my parents actually splurged one year and got one on clearance) and my boom box!

  150. says

    My favorite toy was my Barbie Dream House! My parents didn’t have a lot of money, and my dad was able to get the display model from the department store where he worked. It was fully furnished and in good shape. I played with it for years, and it is now in storage waiting for my daughter to get big enough to play with it.

  151. SavannahB says

    My favorite toy was a china tea set from my grandmother. Even when it became old and stained and chipped, it still held my heart and my imagination.

  152. Lisa says

    My favorite childhood toy… hmm, it’s a toss up between my Barbie dolls or my big cardboard blocks.

  153. Clara says

    My favorite toy was my Doll house, still upset I sold it in a garage sale years ago, my girls would love it, but who thinks of saving stuff for one day when I have kids, ahhaha!

  154. Amy says

    Lincoln Logs – hands down. I loved building and creating little “fairy houses” out of the wood blocks. I can’t wait to get some for my son and see if he loves them as much as I did.

  155. says

    My favorite toy as a kid were Fisher Price Little People, in particular the Sesame Street set. When I was older the set was sold at a flea market (boo!). I loved playing with Ernie, Bert, Big Bird and co so much that I trolled e-mail for weeks to find one for my daughter.

  156. says

    I did have a Vanity set that I wore out…it had MArie Osmond’s picture on it… the back of the hand mirror, and powder holder and the back of the brush…it was the thing back then…man those were the days right? hehehe

  157. Samantha says

    My favorite was probably some really old trucks. All metal, brown, probably a foot or so long. The dump truck was the best πŸ™‚

  158. Cyndi says

    My favorite toy was my Sunshine Family. I was not allowed to have Barbie, she was too racy. I had the married Sunshine Family, with Mom, Dad, twins, Grandma and Grandpa.

  159. kristen says

    My favorite were my fairytale alphabet box & the little case they came in. I spent many hours building with those blocks! Blocks are such a great toy for children!

  160. says

    wow this is a lot of entries! cool giveaway, i saw the video of the firetruck the other day. my favourite toy? it was just this non-descript ratty old doll. we went through quite a few, and they all had the same name.

  161. Brandy Robinson says

    Do roller skates count as a toy? I loved my roller skates. πŸ™‚ Or a sled. We really didn’t have many toys.

  162. Emma Apple says

    Favorite toys: Tonka Truck and my imagination.

    I have a little girl with Aspergers and a little boy with an engineering mind (plus a husband) who would absolutely LOVE these! Very cool idea! If we don’t win I’m definitely looking these up to buy!

  163. Dawn says

    Barbies were my favorite… especially the Barbie horses and animals. Thanks for sharing the info about these blocks, they look fun!

  164. Hannah says

    Honestly, I loved to read. I would take a book over a toy any day. However, I did spend a lot of time playing barbies with my sister.

  165. Kirstin Rowe says

    My favorite toy was ANY book! Still love reading to this day! But if I had to choose one… Berenstain Bears Spooky Old Tree was my ultimate FAVE!

  166. Ashley says

    Polly Pocket was my favorite on the go toy. At home I would make a town out of all of the Barbie stuff I had! There was a school, post office, doctor, vet, grocery store, and mall. I would play with that for hours!

  167. Jennifer says

    Barbies and Cabbage Patch dolls. Loved the wagon my dad made to push the Cabbage Patch around in! Love that MY girls now love the same things!

  168. April gross says

    My favorite toy (well if you can call it that) was a deck of cards. I spent hours building houses and buildings (along with adding books and cups to add to the element). I got the craft perfected after many knock downs by door slams, people walking by or my older siblings blowing them down. Too bad they didn’t have magnets πŸ™‚

  169. christina tonelli says

    My favorite was a Raggedy Anne doll with laces, clasps, buckles, buttons, etc. I loved that thing and could not believe when my mother decided to clean house and threw it away. If she had only known.

  170. Carrie R. says

    I would have to say my scooter. I remember the Christmas I got it and how I felt the first time I rode it. I loved that thing. I used to ride it up and down my Grandparents street all the time.

  171. says

    My favorite toy as a child was my Speak-N-Spell… I loved that dang orange thing!!! These blocks are amazing – great give away!!!

  172. Monica Wercinski says

    A doll that walked… My dad brought it after being away on a trip and I loved that doll, it made me happy to see my dad after so long with a beautiful doll for me.

  173. Katrina Halcli says

    My favorite toy was my chalkboard…I loved to play school with my poor dogs as the students. I love the idea of these blocks!