toys Stories November 13, 2017

expiredStockpile fun and educational Magformers building sets starting under $26

Whether for the holidays or birthdays or just rainy day surprises, Magformers are great gifts for kids that are both fun and educational and receive very high 4+ star reviews from Amazon shoppers. Today’s Gold Box knocks up to 40% off the street prices bringing all time lows starting at $25.55. I like to have a bunch of these in the closet for rainy days/unexpected birthday parties.

toys Stories October 9, 2017

expiredTarget offers $10 off $50 or $25 off $100 on select toys, sporting goods, more

Target currently is running a sale which gives you $10 off of $50 or $25 off of $100 when you purchase select toys, sports, or arts & craft items online only. You can get items like a Stormtrooper, LASER X laser tag kit, or a Disney Descendants Mal doll as part of this sale. Many items can be ordered for pickup in store, but if not, Target also offers free shipping on most purchases. There are 50 pages of items included in this sale, but act fast, as it ends October 14th at midnight!

toys Stories December 4, 2016

toys Stories November 28, 2016

Turn your iPad into a real educational tool, Osmo Genius Kit is now $80 shipped (Reg. $100, all-time low)

It’s time for your kids to use your iPad for more than just brainless games and silly YouTube videos. Amazon offers the Osmo Genius Kit hands-on game system for $79.99 shipped, which is a fresh drop of $20 and by far the best deal we’ve ever tracked. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 270 Amazon reviewers.

The Starter Kit is on sale for $63.99 shipped. It’s been priced as low as $60 in the past, but that was a few months ago. In addition, the Osmo online store is also taking 20% off a few other kits and offering free shipping. To browse the entire sale, click here.

Review: Osmo for iPad is a fun game system for kids that mixes digital apps with real world objects.

toys Stories October 3, 2016

expiredSave up to 40% on Hot Wheels cars and sets today only at Amazon: Mega Hauler Semi is only $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)

As part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 40% off a large selection of Hot Wheels Toys. Our pick is the Mega Hauler for only $8.99 Prime shipped. Regularly priced at $15, this all-in-one semi can be used to hold up to 50 Hot Wheels cars on 6 levels. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 380 Amazon shoppers and its the best selling toy in its category. 

You can also find Star Wars, Back to the Future and Batman sets in today’s Hot Wheels Gold Box collection. Also, Amazon has a number of LEGO building kits starting at $8 Prime shipped.

toys Stories September 21, 2016

expiredYour kids will love you forever if you get them this Little Tikes Waterpark Play Table for $27.50 Prime shipped

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table for $27.49 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. It usually sells for between $34 and $40+. Today’s deal is the best price we can find and the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for. It is the best selling toy/game on Amazon right now and has garnered a 4+ star rating from over 1,500 customers.


  • Water play table helps develop “put-and-take” and early motor skills with fun characters
  • Drop balls down spiral, watching them go round and round and down into the water
  • Turn the Ferris wheel to scoop up and drop off balls
  • Fill the cup with water and pour into the funnel to power twin water wheel
  • Includes 1 water cup and 5 round characters that squirt water

toys Stories September 16, 2016

expiredAmazon is taking up to 55% off a load of Play-Doh from $8: 24-pack $15, more

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking up to 55% off a huge selection of Play-Doh products. Deals start at $8 and free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

There are a number of standout deals in this promotion, but our favorite is the classic 24-pack of Play-Doh colors for $14.99. That’s a 25% savings off the regular price and the lowest that Amazon has sold it for in over a year. It’s the best-selling craft kit at Amazon with a 4.8/5 star rating by over 850 Amazon customers. Each 3-ounce can includes a unique Play-Doh color.

toys Stories August 22, 2016

expiredGet up to 50% off TOMY toys in today’s Gold Box: Gearation Refrigerator Magnets $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $18)

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select TOMY toys for kids and toddlers alike. The Gearation Refrigerator Magnets are only $9 Prime shipped. That’s half off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen them at Amazon.

These are no ordinary refrigerator magnets! They come with one battery operated central gear so your child can put all the gears into motion. Each set includes 5 interlocking gears and it’s recommended for ages 3 and up. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 300 Amazon shoppers and they’re the best selling magnets in their category.

Here are some other toys in today’s Gold Box:

toys Stories August 15, 2016

New LEGO Kits: 1,000-piece US Capitol Building and a closer look at the upcoming Minecraft Fortress

LEGO’s latest Architecture kit is a 17-inch wide version of the US Capitol Building. Containing more than 1,000 pieces, the model features a removable dome in the middle to show off the rotunda and statues inside. It will hit store shelves come September 1st for $99.

LEGO released an interesting infographic comparing the model to the real thing. You can check that out above. And be sure to check out the rest of the LEGO architect line, as some kits start at around $28 or so.

Next up, we have a new look at the LEGO Minecraft Fortress set (The Fortress 21127). Much like previous Minecraft LEGO kits this one showcases more blocky figures as well as being entirely modular in nature. The fortress can be reconfigured in multiple ways. You can see the whole thing in action right here.

Based on this Facebook post, it will arrive on September 1st as well.

And be sure to take a look at the leaked Star Wars Rogue One LEGO kits.

toys Stories July 12, 2016

expiredAmazon Prime Day has toys too: Google Cardboard Mattel Viewmaster VR Starter pack: $13, more

Amazon Prime Day has a bunch of Toys on sale but the standout to me is the Mattel Viewmaster VR Starter Pack for just $12.59. That’s almost $8 less than we’ve ever seen it and a great way to get your kids into VR.

Some more winners:


toys Stories May 20, 2016

Toys R Us Red White and Blue Sale: Super Soaker Zombie Strike Blaster $10 (Reg. $16), pools, water tables, more

Toys R Us just started it’s Red, White and Blue Sale giving you early access to some great deals to help kick off Memorial Day weekend. A large selection of NERF blasters, Rebelle & Super Soakers are 20% off and you can get them at this price online only today.

The Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Splatterblast Blaster is only $10 shipped (when you pad your order to $19 or more). It typically sells for $16 and this specialized blaster lets you shoot 4 streams of water up to 30-feet at the undead or living!

You can also find in todays sale an assortment of water slides, pools, toddler water tables, and more.

toys Stories May 2, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Crayola products 40% off: Adult coloring books w/ colored pencils $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25), more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is cutting 40% off select Crayola products. Our pick is the Adult Coloring Books Coloring Pages & Pencil Kit for $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular sale price and tied with our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen.

This pack includes 12 premium coloring pages, 12 Crayola Fine Line Markers and 50 colored pencils. Rated 4.7/5 stars this pack is sure to help alleviate some stress from your day. 

You can also find some toys for the kids in this Crayola sale. Here are a few of the good ones:

toys Stories April 22, 2016

expiredToys R Us 20% off sitewide – Green Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo $32, Zelda Twilight Princess HD with Wolf Link amiibo $48, more

Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us are taking 20% off sitewide with the code FRIEND20 used at checkout for its Friends & Family sale going on now until Monday 4/25/16. That’s the largest sitewide coupon that we’ve seen from them and while some exclusions apply (such as gaming hardware and Apple products) there are savings to be had in almost every corner of the store. If you’re going in-store you’ll want to print this coupon and take it with you for the same discount. Shipping is free on orders over $19 or $6 if you don’t meet that threshold.

One of our amiibo picks is the adorable Green Mega Yarn Yoshi for $39.99. When you use the coupon (from above) the price drops to only $31.99 shipped. That’s $8 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. Made with actual yarn, this Yoshi “is always up for adventure…there are so many mysteries to explore and new things to find! Yoshis can flutter their legs to jump incredibly high and can use their long tongue to snare enemies or other handy things.” 

You can also get The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD with Wolf Link amiibo for only $48 shipped after you apply the (above) coupon. That’s $12 off the regular sale price and matching the lowest we’ve seen for it. “Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps, and meet a cast of characters you’ll never forget in this legendary Zelda adventure”

More deals with the coupon:

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon $120 (Orig. $150)

toys Stories March 25, 2016

expiredFisher-Price Toys: Baby’s First Blocks plus Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack for $8.49, Laugh & Learn Smart Phone $8, more

Toys”R”Us is offering the Fisher-Price Baby’s First Blocks bundled with the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack for $8.49 when you add both items to your cart. You can choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee or pad your order to $20 or more to get your order shipped free. That’s $3.50 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we could find for the bundle by the same amount.

Baby’s First Blocks comes with five shapes to sort, and the Rock-A-Stack includes five rings to stack for your 6 month – 3 year old. Rated 4.7/5 stars from over 600 Amazon shoppers where it is a best-seller

We also found the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Phone at Amazon for $7.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the original list price and tied for the lowest we’ve ever seen for it at Amazon. It has 20+ sing-along songs, a slider that activates even more music, it teaches numbers, counting, greetings and more. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 200 Amazon shoppers.

More Toys at Amazon:

You can save even more at Toys “R” Us with this $100 gift card for only $85!

toys Stories March 14, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Easter Toys up to 40% off: Playskool Poppin’ Pals $11 Prime shipped, Board Games, Play-Doh sets, more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers select toys for Easter (or anytime, really!) at up to 40% off. You can find everything from popular board games to Play-Doh sets and more for children of any age.

The Playskool Play Favorites Busy Poppin’ Pals (above) goes for $11.39 Prime shipped. That’s nearly $8 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen since the holidays. The Pop-up activity toy introduces your 9-month or older child to “different shapes, animals and cause-and-effect play.” Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 700 Amazon shoppers. 

Here are some other standouts from the sale:

Candy Land – The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game $7 (Orig. $13)

toys Stories March 7, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Select Green Toys 50% off: Rocket $13, Dump Truck $14, Helicopter $9, more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers 50% off select Green Toys. There are pages of toys for both boys and girls and all are “made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Our pick is the Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset (pictured above) for $12.50 Prime shipped. That’s half off the original list price and a match for the lowest we’ve seen from Amazon. As a pricing comparison, Toys R Us offers it for $25. The rocket has a bright, bold red-and-blue design and includes two astronaut figures that are “sized perfectly for little hands and encourage creative narrative play.” Rated 4.8/5 stars by 180 Amazon shoppers.

Here are few others that caught our eye:

toys Stories February 29, 2016

Toys: Diggin Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike $42, Fisher-Price Thomas Wooden Railway Train Set $35, more

Amazon offers the Diggin Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike for $42.30 Prime shipped. That’s nearly $58 off the original list price and the lowest we can currently find. Back in January the price was hovering around $70 and the average sale price is about $55. It’s designed for children from 2 to 5 years old. It features birchwood construction, 12″ rubber tires, and a 13.5″ to 16.5″ adjustable seat. Rated 4/5 stars by over 200 Amazon shoppers. 

Next, we found at Amazon the Fisher-Price Thomas Wooden Railway Train Set for $34.98 Prime shipped. That’s $95 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it by $35. It’s constructed from premium wood elements and features realistic detail. It comes with the Thomas engine with cargo car, Timothy engine, two fossil cargo pieces and boulder. This set helps kids develop “gross motor skills, sensory skills and reasoning skills.” It’s rated 4.1/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

toys Stories February 22, 2016

expiredMega Bloks construction toys up to 50% off: Block Scooping Wagon Building Set $24 (Reg. $35), more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers 50% off or more select Mega Blok toy sets. Our pick is the First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set for $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $11 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays.

The wagon can pick up blocks when you push it and it includes 20 first builders blocks. It’s also compatible with all first builder sets and it encourages “hands-on exploration and open-ended play.” Rated 4+ stars by hundreds of Amazon shoppers, much like the rest of the options in today’s sale.

Here are some of the other sets:

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