Friday, October 2, 2009

ToyWorx Wooden Toys Review {and GIVEAWAY}

**CONTEST CLOSED**
Randy started making wooden crafts for family and friends 25 Years ago.  With the downturn in the housing industry, he found himself suddenly out of work and with plenty of time on his hands. That's when he decided to start selling his children's toys on Etsy.  His shop, ToyWorx is filled with wonderful heirloom quality wooden toys, from game boards to trains!

He tells me, "It has been fun and interesting talking to people from all over the world. However, my girlfriend doesn’t care for seeing toys all over the house and watching a grown man playing with them.
Don’t even mention the sawdust!"

I've always loved wooden toys like this, ever since I was a child (yes girls can play with trucks and trains too!).  As a parent I look forward to seeing my daughter enjoy them.  Randy sent us his Wooden Train Set to review.  These toys are not recommended for children under three, and as you may Know my daughter is just a few months shy of turning one.  Our neighbor, Eli tested this train for us.  He loved the fact that it has passengers and he enjoyed taking them out and running them over! (Boys will be Boys :).  When I asked Eli if this was a good toy, he told me "Yeah!"  That's as good as it gets!

The craftsmanship is marvelous.  I love the dimension added by the combination of oak and black walnut lumber.  It has seven cars in total and is 45" in length.  The engine, passenger and caboose have hinged tops so that the passengers can get in and out.  Above all, these are safe, non toxic toys for your child; the worst you might ever have to worry about is maybe a splinter. That is worth its weight in gold.


BUY IT! Visit ToyWorks and put a dent in your Christmas shopping!  Purchase two items and get free shipping on the second item!

WIN IT! Enter for your chance to win Randy's latest design and soon-to-be best seller! A wooden Lumber Truck and Driver set valued at $44.95! Open to U.S. Residents Only.

To Enter:
1) Follow this Blog Publicly
~and~
2) Visit ToyWorx and tell me the name of a ToyWorx toy not already featured in this post that you love.
You must complete the mandatory entry as your FIRST comment before any additional entries count. For each of these Additional Entries, make a separate comment:
  • Heart ToyWorx on Etsy (leave your Etsy Username in Comment)
  • Follow pennypinchingma on twitter and tweet the following message and then comment below with the link to your tweet (once per day for up to 14 extra entries):
RT @pennypinchingma #Giveaway! Win a Handmade Wooden Truck and Driver Toy - $50 Value! Click here: http://bit.ly/1Mvh3N Pls RT #Kids #Toys
  • Become a verified email subscriber (You'll receive an email to subscribe and you must click to verify for your entry to count), include email address in comment
  • Become a Fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this post. Leave a direct link to your post in your comment below.
  • Add my button to your blog, leaving the link to your blog in your comment below.
  • Add me to your technorati favorites (leave username in comment)
  • Refer a friend to enter this giveaway. Make sure they include your blogger name in their main entry.
  • Enter the MakeMeOver Giveaway
The winner will be chosen using Random.org at 11:59pm EST on October 15th. Please make sure your email address is visible in your public profile, or leave it in your comment below. Otherwise another winner will be drawn, and I hate when I have to do that.

G O O D  L U C K !

108 comments:

  1. love love love the LUMBER TRUCK WITH DRIVER.
    perfect for my lil brother whose dad works in a lumbar yard. will def pass on to my mom.

    tnrutger@gmail.com

    i follow publicly

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  2. I'm a fan of facebook

    tnrutger@gmail.com

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  3. I also have your button on my blog

    http://tnrutger.blogspot.com/

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  4. i also heart toyworx and my fav toy!!

    ID: perfectlyhappy

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  5. I'm a verified email subscriber
    tnbellamy@yahoo.com

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  6. I love these toys! I already follow and I'm on my way to check out the site! I'll be back...

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  7. Ok, I love the trains. All of them, and the little painted people. So cute. My kids would love these.

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  8. And I just added your button...I thought I had already done that! Sorry! :)

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  9. I follow!

    Love this giveaway!! and I have to say I am in love with the hand painted people that is with the passenger train!! So darn cute!

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  10. Hearted toyworx on etsy under thelostfound!

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  11. tweeted!! http://twitter.com/TicTacDoughShop

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  12. blog button on my blog!! http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

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  13. love the tic tac toe game! great for the bigger kids :)

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  14. i followed @addhousewife and tweeted :o)

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  15. I added seller to Etsy favorites!

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  16. How handy is the TIC-TAC-TOE GAME BOARD, that would have saved a lot of wasted paper when I was a kid.

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  17. I heart ToyWorx on Etsy (as believeandcreate).

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  18. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4567495168

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  19. And, of course, the button.
    http://thanksmailcarrier.blogspot.com

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  20. I follow your blog publicly. I like the Tic Tac Toe game. Good for Travel and waiting at restraunts. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  21. I heart Toyworx Toys. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Etsy id: joeandbridge

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  22. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4590906925
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Twitter id: joeandbridge

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  23. I became a confirmed email subscriber. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  24. I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  25. You're a Technorati Fave. Thanks!
    http://technorati.com/faves/joeandbridge
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  26. I am Follow this Blog Publicly

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  27. I LOVE the Dump Truck! These toys are beautifully made!

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  28. I am now following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/4617200456

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a verified email subscriber

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  30. I am now a Fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  31. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4618023787

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  32. Oh, man! This toys are awesome. My boys would LOVE the dump truck. I mean, they would love the train or any of the other toys too... but dumping things is always fun! LOL

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  33. Your button is on my blog and you are in my blog roll! Love your blog... Mine is at http://faeriecastle.blogspot.com/

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  34. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4649763556

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  35. I love the landscaper's truck and I follow. khaski78@hotmail.com

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  36. I added the shop as a fave under khaski- will be back for Holiday shopping soon! khaski78@hotmail. com

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  37. entered makemeover giveaway

    tnrutger@gmail.com

    **my previous required post was the first on the list** this extra entry is kinda late!

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  38. My favorite toy is the landscapers truck with the painted driver. I follow you.

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  39. following your blog as shelly henley and I really like the farm grain truck

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  40. following pennypinchingma on twitter JGNP

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  41. I follow this blog.

    I like the Dump Truck.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I Heart ToyWorx on Etsy - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. Email subscribed - activated.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I am a Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I have your button:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. I follow on Twitter - Janetfaye

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/4676699175

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. I am a follower and I love the Maple Train and Trucks
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  48. I am a subscriber
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  49. Hearted shop
    copperllamastudio
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  50. I have your button
    http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  51. Wow, these are great! I'm following you and I love the Grain Truck!

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  52. I follow you on Twitter http://twitter.com/lisakai/status/4750896044

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  53. I wear your button on my blog....http://theunskilledexpert.blogspot.com/

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  54. I entered the Make-Me-Over giveaway!

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  55. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4773893534

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  56. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4792062412

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  57. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4795918297

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  58. I'm a follower and I really like the LUMBER TRUCK WITH DRIVER
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  59. Follow on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/4797130638
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  60. I'm a subscriber
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  61. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4822741896

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  62. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4823534281

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  63. I like the Tic-tac-toe game. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I subscribe to your blog via email. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I'm a fan of yours on Facebook. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. I am following this blog publicly and I LOVE the Tic Tac Toe Board at Toy Works.

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  67. I am following PennyPinchingMama on Twitter and Tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/boodybabies

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  68. I subscribe by email at boodybabies [at] comcast [dot] net

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  69. I am a Facebook Fan of PennyPinchingMama

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  70. I added PennyPinchingMama's button to my blog:
    http://www.boodybabies.blogspot.com/

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  71. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4853654518

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  72. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4853899953

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  73. ** New FaceBook Fan of PennyPinchingMama!!! **

    Love what Randy can do ... the Farm Grain Truck with the little driver dude is just OUTSTANDING!!! I absolutely love the Lumber Truck, too. Crossing my fingers for the Friday GiveAway ~ but either way, Santa's Elves are relieved to have a Plan!! :o)

    saxncin@gmail.com

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  74. Oh my goodness ...
    the Flat Bed Truck is AWESOME!
    Randy does excellent work ~ he must love what he does because it shows.
    Wooden toys totally ROCK!

    saxncin@gmail.com

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  75. Wow!!!
    How great is the TIC TAC TOE game ...
    big fan of the 'old-fashioned' toys!!
    Thanks, Randy! :o)

    saxncin@gmail.com

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  76. I follow publicly and love the Pickup Truck!

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  77. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/4866869806

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  78. I am a verified email subscriber.

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  79. Love the Dumb Truck - the two tones of wood are awesome together.

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  80. I hearted Toy Worx!

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  81. Tweet! https://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4879451720

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  82. I entered the MakeMeOver giveaway.

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  83. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4882087471

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  84. 10/15 tweet:
    http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/4893782820

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  85. We (hearted) ToyWorx!!!
    Randy has some serious SKILLS!!!

    saxncin@gmail.com

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  86. I follow and I like the milk truck with farmer and wife

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  87. tweet! http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/4896049536

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  88. I'm a subscriber.
    nicnak401 (at) cmaaccess (dot) com

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  89. ooh. I love the Train with Painted People!! Great set...& I heart them on etsy

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  90. I linked from my blog http://gremlinavintage.blogspot.com/2009/10/bday-dreams.html

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  91. I entered the makemeover giveaway!

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  92. tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/4900096420

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  93. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4906511806

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  94. Tweet! Just under the wire!
    http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4907255614

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