Friday, June 10, 2011

MegaBloks Busy Day at the Quarry Review & Giveaway!



Josh and I have been trying to cut Ashton's technology time down as much as possible.  By technology time I mean television, computer, Wii, Nintendo Ds, anything that is electronic or technological that keeps him from using his imagination or that keeps him cooped up inside the house.  In this sticky Florida weather, we try to stay inside as much as possible during the day because it's so humid and unbearably hot, only coming outside after about 7 pm when it finally cools down enough to enjoy the sunny days.  So we needed something to keep Ashton's mind and imagination running and, luckily, the MegaBloks Busy Day at the Quarry does exactly that.  


More information about MEGA Brand
According to their website, "MEGA Brands provides stimulating, creative, experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high quality products that are marketed worldwide under leading brands such as MegaBloks, RoseArt, Magnext, and Board Dudes. Our mission is to nuture creativity in every child and every family.  We are big into construction toys and our play sets are popular with preschool children and boys aged 5-12.  We offer a broad assortment of craft and activity products mainly for girls of all ages.  Our games and puzzles entertain the entire family and our extensive offering of stationary, pens, pencils, markers and crayons addresses every need whether school, work or play."
The MegaBloks brand carries 20 different sets to choose from including sets for boys and girls to help their imaginations grow and also to help them work on hand eye coordination as well!  Some familiar faces include Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Dora the Explorer, Halo and many others.  Below are just a few examples of the awesome sets you and your child can enjoy playing with together!
The Smurf's Carnival - $29.99
Hello Kitty Candy Shop - $9.99
Dragons Universe- Icestorm -$11.99
My Review
The wonderful people from MegaBloks sent us the Thomas and Friends, "Busy Day at the Quarry" to try and review.  The day it arrived Ashton and Josh torn the packaging open and started playing right away!  This toy is incredible!  Even Josh was having fun!  It's very easy to set up, doesn't take much time at all and I love how Ashton was using his imagination while he was playing with this adorable toy.  He played with this toy for 2 hours straight which is amazing because lately the only things he gives that much of his attention to are video games.  He really loves everything about this toy and I love that it doesn't come with a million small parts that can be lost easily.  The toy is even it's on little carrying case so we can store the peices inside when we're done!  It's very cleverly designed and even has an area where the trains can turn around and the rocks or cargo can be dumped into the train's trailer!  This toy has far exceeded my and Ashton's expectations and I would highly recommend this or any MegaBloks toy to any parent looking for a wonderful toy to help spark their child's imagination.  MegaBloks is very affordable and have toys in all price ranges.  I honestly say I can't think of one single con for this item!
Shopahoic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping bags! This toy is fabulous!!

Where can you find MegaBloks toys?
If you're interested in any of the products featured in today's review or if you'd like to see what other fun items MEGA Brands has to offer please visit their website.  There you'll find access to their online store, as well as their awesome Family Club where you can recieve discounts just for signing up!  You can also find MegaBloks and all other MEGA Brands toys at most major retailers nationwide.  For more updated information on promotions, new contests & giveaways as well as new products please be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Thomas &Friends Busy Day at the Quarry - $29.99
Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win a "Busy Day at the Quarry" set (a $29.99 value!) just like the one I reviewed!  Here's how:

Mandatory Entry: What are some other ways to help spark your child's imagination? *LEAVE EMAILS to claim prize!*

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I wanna win the @MegaBloks giveaway at @Shopaholic Mommy!  Ends 6/26!
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I wanna #win the @megabrands #giveaway w/ @ashtonzmommi at SMMH! Ends 6/26!
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I will choose 1 winner via random.org on June 26th at 8pm and announce the winner the following day.  That person will have 48 hours to respond from the time I email them.  If I don't hear back from you within 48 hours I will hold a redraw and choose another winner.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada 18+! Good Luck!

I received this product for free for the purpose of a review.  For full disclosure policy please visit the PR section of this site.

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