Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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 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.
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:
Find a store near you: http://www.bswtoy.com/where_to_buy.php
BSW Toys has graciously offered one very lucky reader an I Dig Dinosaurs T-Rex Skeleton Excavation Adventure of their very own!
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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.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 10:09 PM