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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BSW Toy Inc Review and Giveaway


First off I want to thank BSW Toy Inc. for letting me host this awesome review and giveaway here on my blog.

BSW Toy Inc. is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of brand-focused educational toys and activity kits. Our toys can be found at retailers in your neighborhood; attractions, aquariums, craft and hobby stores, gift stores, museums, specialty retail chains, zoos, and online.

Here is a little about BSW Toy Inc:

Our Brands:

Our wide brand of products include action figures, activity kits, play-sets, premium wooden toys, and various other toys with an emphasis on educational and non-violent fun topics such as dinosaurs, science, space, and nature. These toys are labeled under specific brands such as Space Voyagers®, I Dig®, Curiosity Kits®, Play and Store™, Crazy for Cupcakes™, Kidz Workshop™, and Climb@tron™.


The Space Voyagers® line combines vehicles from space programs of the past, present, and future. The products are physically designed, decorated and packaged to appeal to the child’s sense of “cool” with state-of-the-art figure based play and with scenarios of risk and heroism. The absence of violence and the inherently educational attributes of space exploration, science and discovery appeal to a wide variety of consumers.

The I Dig™ Excavation Adventures let's children imagine they are modern day archaeologists, dinosaur hunters, and treasure seekers. Using steel tools, children dig through dust free “rock” to unearth replica dinosaur bones, buried treasure and Egyptian artifacts. I Dig™ has received the 100 Best Socially Responsible Products and 2007 Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Awards. In separate honors, the I Dig™ Prehistoric Shark Excavation Adventures won the 2007 Dr. Toy’s Best Product Award.

For several years, Curiosity Kits® has been a leading brand in the children’s arts & crafts segment. Curiosity Kits® encompasses a variety of craft activity kits, with everything from innovative science kits to activities with sculpting, drawing and painting for self-expression. Curiosity Kits® focuses on offering high quality materials, tools, and the information needed to imagine and create lasting treasures while learning and having fun. Curiosity Kits® has received several awards including the Dr Toy’s 100 Best in 2006, Creative Child Magazine Top Creative Toy Award and the Preferred Choice Award Toy of the Year Finalist in 2006 and 2005 and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and, 2004.

The Play and Store™ Big Boxes feature new, sleekly designed keepsake tubs with a sturdy handle and snap on lids. Play and Store™ Big Boxes includes a complete play set of figures and a play mat to help build exciting scenes while creating hours of fun. Combine this set with one of our Bitty Buckets (sold separately) to build even greater adventures.


The Crazy For Cupcakes™ line of products is an all-new line of mix n' match customizable scented cupcakes and unique accessories that lets you build your own style designer cupcake with changeable cupcake, frostings, cupcake cup and toppings. Interchangeable parts allow for any imaginative combination offering multiple layers of creative combinations of cupcake building.

Two different batches currently provide a wide variety. A specially designed cupcake carry tray is also available for children & families to share, and enjoy their creations.

The Crazy For Cupcake™ line allows for fun, creative manipulative play while building hand-eye coordination and cognitive development for girls and boys ages four and up. The soft play food line is created with vibrant, multi-colored components with gourmet style recipes that allow children to create play treats for friends and family. Now children can host their own cupcake party! The Crazy For Cupcake™ is also a recipient of 2009 Mom's Chocie Award and Dr. Toy 2008 Toy of the Year Award.


The Kidz Workshop™ line includes the award winning EZ Build Projects™ that promote confidence-building, using fun-to-assemble toy kits. EZ Build Projects™ are winners of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Toys and 2002 100 Best Children’s Products awards.

Climb@tron™ is an interplanetary robot that climbs up, down, around, and even upside down on smooth surfaces like windows, mirrors and cabinets using powerful suction cups and vacuum technology. It also has an auto reverse action to keep Climb@tron™ going after bumping into barriers.

My thoughts:

I was kindly sent the I Dig™ Excavation Adventures T-Rex Skeleton Excavation Adventure for review. And first off I must say that my 22 month old son was stoked just by looking at the box he was running around the house saying dinosaurs and for him that is a huge word!! The I Dig Dinosaurs T-Rex Skelton Excavation Adventure is recommended for ages 6+ but with the help of his grandpa Zane had a blast digging this Tyrannosaurus out of the glacial rock! The kit includes the bones encased in glacial rock, Paleontologist Field Guide, steel digging tools, finishing paints with brush and safety glasses. Instead of just telling you how much fun we had being Paleontologist I’ll also show you!!!!





Here is my little Paleontologist setting up and getting ready for the big dig! He was so excited and it really did surprise me with him only being 22 months old so I’m hoping that he is going to enjoy science like I do.



So moving on here he is chipping away at the rock with the digging tools! If I were to make a change with this kit I would include one of those small brushes to brush away the loose rocks and “dirt” to make it that much more realistic, but I’m telling you this kit is great!!! But just take my advice don’t do this on carpet we did and well it was a bit messy but very easy to clean up!



Here he has found his first bone and he is amazed and not quite sure what to do now! He wanted to just jerk it up but he had to keep on digging so I think this was great to test his patience and to my surprise he was very patient and kept on digging until he uncovered all the bones!








Then we snapped the bones together and now we have our T-Rex! Very easy assembly and Zane loved it!




All in all with the help of grandpa and is aunt KK it took almost an hour to uncover and dislodge the bones out of the rock. So we defiantly give this product 2 thumbs way up and say this is an amazing product and if you have a little budding scientist you should defiantly check out these kits! I am going to be on the look out for the other kits in the I Dig Dinosaurs collection to complete Zane new found collection!

You can purchase this kit and others on the website or at a store near you:
http://www.bswtoy.com/product.php?p=65

Find a store near you: http://www.bswtoy.com/where_to_buy.php


Giveaway:

BSW Toys has graciously offered one very lucky reader an I Dig Dinosaurs T-Rex Skeleton Excavation Adventure of their very own!



Mandatory Entry: Visit BSW Toys and leave a comment here telling me another product you would like to have? Please remember to include your e-mail as a way to contact you if you are the winner if it isn’t visible in your profile.

Want extra entries???? (Mandatory Entry must be completed for any of these to count)

1. Be a follow of my blog (current followers count too)

2. Follow me on twitter (@sgrant2005) and tweet this giveaway (may be done daily)

3. Blog about this giveaway and link to BSW Toys and this post then come back and leave me a link (3 extra entries)

4. Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 extra entry each)

5. Subscribe to my RSS feed in a reader (2 extra entries)

6. Follow BSW Toys on Twitter

7. Become a fan of BSW Toys on Facebook and leave your username

Please leave a separate comment for each entry
Giveaway ends Dec 28 @ midnight EST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.



This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I was sent the I Dig Dinosaurs T-Rex Skeleton Excavation Adventure free of charge for this review.

167 comments:

  1. I think my daughter would really enjoy the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  2. Tristan would like the Make Believe Be A Joker set.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  3. My oldest son would love the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit. He loves all things hands on and science related.

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  4. the Complex 39 Shuttle Launch Center would be nice for my boys too, but they would LOVE that dinosaur dig

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway. I like all of the paint your own products, especially the milk and cookies set.

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  6. I want the germ soap! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  7. The forensics kit would be SO perfect for my nephew. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  8. Mega Volcano would be brilliant.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  10. I think the Swirl Master is great.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I like the EZ Build Locomotive.
    Sheila
    chiliburger@icehouse.net

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  12. My boys would have fun with the I Dig Space kit too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. I'm following BSW Toys on twitter (Chidek)

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  14. My son would like the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit.


    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  15. follow blog

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  16. I'm following BSW Toys on twitter (Missybeez80)


    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  17. My nephew would love the Curse of Pirate Island Excavation Adventure

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  18. follow on google friend connect

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  19. entered the Plush Puffs giveaway

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  20. following feed on MyYahoo reader

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  21. I would like to have the Fiesta Dino Piñata. That would be a hit around my house come birthday time!

    writeme@heidimail.com

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  22. The Slimy Snot Kit looks hilarious!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  23. Complex 39 Space Shuttle launcher

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I like the Forensics Kit more for me than the boys. lol
    mrsgerbil@hotmail.com

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  25. The Military Aircraft set would thrill my grandson!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  26. I like the crazy for cupcakes play set.

    freakfaceone@yahoo.com

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  27. I also like the Paint Your Own Mugs kit. Thanks.

    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  28. My daughter would love the Be A Charm Designer

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  29. I follow your blog

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  30. i dig space kit too thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  31. Wow! This looks like fun. I also like their Locomotive EX Build kit.

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  32. I entered your Plush Puffs Giveaway.

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  33. The "Be A Pirate" curiosity kit looks like something my boys would enjoy!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  34. I liked the Curse of Pirate Island Excavation Adventure. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  35. follow on goggle friend dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  36. I entered the contest for peeled snacks organic fruit. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  37. I like the Ultimate Saturn V Rocket.

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  38. I like the I DIG Space™ because it would keep the boys busy for hours.

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  39. I'd like the Big Boxes™
    Penguins and Polar Bears
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  40. The boys would really enhoy the Oh Nooooo! Volcano.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  41. We would love the I Dig pirate set. What's better than digging for pirate treasure (well, maybe dinosaur bones, lol)

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  42. I added myself as a blog follower

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  43. Following BSW on twitter as @suburbanjung

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  44. My son would also love the EZ Build Locomotive.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  45. I am following via GOogle Friends Connect.

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  46. I am a RSS Subscriber via Google Reader.

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  47. I am a RSS Subscriber via Google Reader.

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  48. I am following RSW Toys via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  49. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  50. The Forensics Expert Kit is really neat too! This dinosaur kit is pretty exciting. It's fun and educational...awesome!

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  51. I like the Oh Noooo! Volcano kit. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  52. I follow your blog

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  53. Following on twitter & Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7048308362

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  54. I would LOVE the Mexican Macramé Bag. I'm a Spanish teacher, so I could really use it in my classroom. :) macd82 at gmail dot com

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  55. My son would love this. i also like the Mega Volcano

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  56. All three kids would love the Gross Body Science..Thanks.
    tatum810@yahoo.com

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  57. Fan of BSW toys On FB (tim martin)..
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  58. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7066792115

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  59. The Be A Detective: Fingerprint Science

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  60. germ soap.thanks
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  61. I would love the Oh Nooooo! Volcano for my son!

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  62. I follow on Twitter (eveningstarr1) and tweeted! http://twitter.com/eveningstarr1/status/7067905281

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  63. I follow BSWtoy on Twitter. (eveningstarr1)

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  64. my son finds interest in the slimy snot kit

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  65. I like the Mega Volcano Curiosity kit.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  66. I am following on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/statuses/7072044082
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  67. I blogged
    http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/12/bsw-toys-i-dig-dinosaurs-t-rex-skeleton.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com
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  68. I blogged
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  69. I blogged
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  70. I subscribed to your feed in a reader
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  71. I subscribed to your feed in a reader
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  72. I am following BSW Toys on Twitter
    @talonsmom731
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  73. i think the Bitty Buckets™
    Dinosaurs would go perfect with it!
    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

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  74. I'd like to try the I DIG Treasures kit. Thanks!

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  75. The Shinky Dinks... I didn't even know they still made them...

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  76. Another product we would like to have is the Space Voyager's Adventure Fleet Complex 39 Shuttle Launch Center. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  77. Count me in :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  78. I also like the looks of the Be A Detective Fingerprint Science Kit!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  79. I like the Mega Volcano. Thank you.

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  80. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7096240788

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  81. i would love to have the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit

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  82. My son would absolutely love the neon & glow powerball kit. He loves things that bounce!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  83. I follow your blog (pauline15_01)
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  84. I like the Magic String Tie-Dye T-Shirt kit

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  85. I follow BSW Toys on Twitter
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  86. I'm a facebook fan
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  87. We like the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit.

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  88. My grandson would also love the I Dig Space Kit.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  89. I follow on Google.

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  90. I follow on twitter (eswright18) and tweeted. http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/7104977971

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  91. I follow BSW Toys on Twitter. (eswright18).

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  92. swirl master would be lots of fun!

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  93. My son would also like the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  94. My son would love the Mega Volcano kit.

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  95. I like the Great White Shark Jaw Excavation Adventure

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  96. I would love the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit. Thanks!

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  97. I love the Paint Your Own Cookies and Milk Set. Would make a fun gift.

    tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. My daughter Mira would really enjoy playing with the Be A Detective: Forensics Expert kit. Thanks!

    kneecree at gmail dot com

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  99. I like the Locomotive EX Build Kit.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

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  100. My son would also like the EZ build locomotive as he loves trains (second to dinosaurs)! Thanks for having this great contest. angelynn9916@hotmail.com

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  101. I would opt for the I Dig Space kit.

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  102. I like the Paint Your Own Mug kit.
    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  103. I also love the "Ultimate Saturn V Rocket!"

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  104. I'm a Google follower

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  105. Twitter follower (clctaube) and tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7126524214

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  106. I subscribe via Google reader #1

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  107. I subscribe via Google reader #2

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  108. I'm a follower of BSW toys on Twitter - clctaube

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  109. main entry: Oh my grandson would love this giveaway we made our own craft project of haredn eggs to dig for treasures and it kept him in loving contentment for hours of fun play so thanks for this giveaway. And from there website he would also love the WoodKits they sell the one called Locomotive.
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  110. I follow you on twitter & tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/7127535452
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  111. I subscribe in a reader #1
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  112. I subscribe in a reader #2
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  113. I am a fan of BSW Toys on Facebook as J.Cutshaw
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  114. i follow you on google friends as J.Cutshaw
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  115. I would love to win this for my son jack thanks for the chance I loved
    Great White Shark Jaw Excavation Adventure eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  116. i follow your blog thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  117. Im a fan of bsw toys on facebook my id is lepaige

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  118. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7130184126

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  119. I'd also like the Big Boxes™
    Amazon Rainforest

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  120. entered peeled snacks giveaway

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  121. I really like the I Dig Treasures as well!
    Rx2Mama@gmail.com

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  122. I follow your blog.
    Rx2Mama@gmail.com

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  123. I follow you in twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Rx2Mama/status/7136676343
    Rx2mama@gmail.com

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  124. I follow BSW Toys on Twitter @Rx2Mama

    Rx2mama@gmail.com

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  125. I became a fan of BSW Toys on Facebook. (Angie Williamson)
    Rx2Mama@gmail.com

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  126. I would like the Oh Noooo! Volcano

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  127. I'm a follower

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  128. Following them on twitter

    http://twitter.com/josephvh1982
    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  129. Faned them on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/jeanette.huston?ref=name

    jEANETTE hUSTON
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  130. i like the Adventure Fleet™

    Complex 39 Shuttle Launch Center

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  131. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/7140211268

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  132. Be A Detective: Fingerprint Science would be neat to have also.

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  133. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/7144318204

    follow on twitter and tweeted

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  134. Follow BSW Toys on Twitter as kngmckellar

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  135. fan of BSW Toys on Facebook -gloria mckellar

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  136. Be A Detective Fingerprint Science Kit :)

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  137. The Great White Shark Jaw Excavation Adventure looks very interesting!

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  138. I became a fan of BSW Toys on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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