Saturday, October 10, 2009

Review and giveaway: Plan Toys Airport!-CLOSED

Congrats to my winner- Ashley!

A few weeks ago I wrote about PlanToys- the beautiful wooden toys that I always drool over when we visit a toy store.   The nice people at PlanToys agreed to let us try out one of their toys in person, and we chose the PlanToys Plan City Airport, since my son is completely obsessed with airplanes.

We were so excited when we got home from an outing one day and saw the PlanToys box sitting at our front door! I put the box on the table, and Ethan couldn't stop staring at it. You know it's a great toy when it entertains your child before you even open it!


We opened the box and I set about putting it together. It does require assembly, but comes with good instructions that were easy to follow, even for someone like me, who is not terribly mechanically inclined.  When I finished assembling the toy, I was very impressed at how sturdy everything was.  That's very important for a kids' toy!


The Plan City airport is made for kids 3 and up, because it does have a few small parts.  Ethan is under 3, so we only allow him to play with this on the table or somewhere else where we can clearly see him, both for his safety and to keep the small pieces away from our baby.  If you have a child that is young enough to still be putting things in his/her mouth, then you should probably skip this toy for now. But it's a great one for the kids who are close to 3 and definitely for those 3 and up!  PlanToys has lots of other, equally cool-looking toys for smaller toddlers, and also has a line of baby toys. PlanToys has so many great developmental and educational toys- you'll be amazed at all the options when you start browsing their site. There's a PlanToy for your kid, no matter what age or development they are at.

Ethan loves his airport- he spends endless amounts of time sitting in his chair and driving the airplane around the airport and up the ramps. The airport is two stories tall, with an airplane, a pilot, a luggage cart (with two suitcases), a check-in desk and an airport agent. Inside the airport there is an elevator and a luggage conveyor belt. Things that move are always fun to play with! Ethan plays pretty rough with his toys (he's a two-year-old boy, after all), but so far the airport is standing up well to his energetic playing!




The main drawback about this toy? My husband keeps wanting to play with it. He's always suggesting that we get out the airport for "Ethan to play with". But he's not fooling anyone. 

PlanToys makes this airport and SO many other great options for kids of all ages. Visit here for a list of online retailers, or shop here at the PlanToys website, or go check out your local toy stores for more PlanToys. I've not been in a toystore lately that doesn't carry PlanToys. They're everywhere!

Guess what?  One of you lucky readers is going to get to win this Plan City airport (ARV $100). Open to mailing addresses in the continental US only, please.

To enter:
Visit the PlanToys website and let me know what your favorite toy is. Be sure that your email address is visible on your blogger profile or leave it in your comment.

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This giveaway will be open until around 9 PM PST on November 10, 2009.  I'll pick the winner with random.org and will email the winner as well as posting it here. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email!

Disclaimer: I was sent this toy that I could write this review from personal experience.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions presented here are mine and mine alone.

158 comments:

Lizzie said...

LOVE those toys. Lucy would go nuts over any one of them!

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

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The Breakfast Menu play food is awesome!

Mami2jcn said...

The airport is actually my favorite. My son's 5th birthday is coming up and he would absolutely LOVE this airport. He's very much into airplanes. The fact that it has an elevator would thrill him, because he's fascinated with elevators and escalators. Besides the airport, I like the terrace dollhouse.

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I dig their scooter!

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My fav is the plan doll house! So cute!

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I also like the eco home! Sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win...my son would love this! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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I love the Terrace Dollhouse. I don't think I would have trouble playing make believe with that toy!
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Lori said...

The Picnic Mat is great. These toys are so sturdy! We have two drums and the can withstand even the kids standing on them!
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I like the PET & ACCESSORIES :). Peterson.Tanya@gmail.com

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Wow. I think the eco town is amazing!!!

Anissa said...

I like the Picnic Playmat

Ashley said...

Oooh, I love the rocking horse!

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Katherine said...

I've dreamed of having the shopping cart forever. I might be it this christmas.

noreen said...

Road & Rail - Railway Station

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all of the toys are awsome!
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I LOVE the Green Dollhouse. I've been drooling over this piece for a few months! I want it!

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Michelle said...

I love the Pirate Ship! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Green Dollhouse WITH furniture!

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jakiesmom said...

i like their cargo train!

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greengirl said...

I have been admiring Plan Toys for a while now, this may be the year I ask Santa to bring some of the city pieces and the airport would be wonderful! I really like the Eco Town set.
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Heidi said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I also love the Water Blocks and toy Crane!!

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wigget said...

my favorite is the Racing Car

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I like the road and rail railway station

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I really like the Eco Home. What a neat house.

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Connie said...

The Parking Garage looks like fun.

Kathy said...

I love the airport.
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momof3munchkins said...

My son loves airplanes and trains, so he would love the airport or railway sets!

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I like the modern table and chairs.

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My favorite is the Road and Rail Play set - Adventure. I know my son would love it!
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Tara said...

I love the Plan Dollhouse!

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I would have loved the dollhouse with furniture and dolls when I was a little girl and I know my girls would love it too!
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Kelly said...

I've always loved their Dollhouse stuff. We have a couple pieces, but I'm thinking of getting the little garden set for my daughter on the next gift occasion - it's so cute!

Erin said...

I love their doll house! My daughter would looove the airport too!

Erin said...

I love the barn, it looks like something I'd have loved as a kid, and I bet my son would adore it!

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Dee said...

I like the PLAN DOLLHOUSE

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silverhartgirl said...

I love their dump trucks
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Jen said...

The Green Dollhouse looks so neat!

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Renee said...

Any Plan toy is awesome, but I especially like the cars. How cool are those!

Amy B. said...

I like the dollhouse
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I like the unit blocks set on their site

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I'm going to list a few that I like.

I like the fruit and vegetable set with the wooden knife.

I like the Tie Up Shoe.

I like the balancing cactus, etc. etc. etc.

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I like the dollhouse!
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I really like the PlanCity Road & Rail set also..
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the Push along duck is adorable!

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love love love the Plan Dollhouse! I so want it too..but my son would LOVe the airport

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Anissa said...

I like the city center.

RR said...

I like the Walking Elephant. Very cool!

Amy Webb said...

These toys look great! I know you reviewed the airport but it is one of my favorites because my husband loves planes/flying and hopes our son will too.

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i also like the dollhouse
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Natural Mama said...

ohhhh, I love Plan Toys. My fave toy is the tree house.
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My favorite toy is the Terrace Dollhouse! My daughter would just love it!!

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The dump trucks
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Jody said...

My favorite toy is the musical band.

jdeemarie said...

The airport is definitely my favorite. My husband is a pilot and my son seems to have inherited the addiction to airplanes.

Kristy said...

I like the plan dollhouses!

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GranolaMom4God said...

We are huge fans of Plan City Toys. For an additionally toy besides the airport, which has been on our wish list, the drum set (in the preschool section, or any of the building blocks with marbles or the spinner would be very cool to add to our collection. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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EmmettFerret said...

I love Plan Toy and have already invested nearly $400 in roads, rails, and buildings. I would want the EcoTown.. it's new and so cool! We don't have the airport yet either.. we'd love to be the winner!

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Nicole said...

the dollhouse is great

Jessca said...

I like the railway sets

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I love the Terrace Dollhouse

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Colleen said...

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DEFINITELY the doll house!! Love it, oh and I think my daughter would too, LOL!

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Jessica said...

My girls (ok and me too!) would love the dollhouse.

Thank you for a chance to win the airport.


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I love the Plan Dollhouse. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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My favorite toy from their collection is the TREE HOUSE.
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