Smiling like Sunshine: PlayPlax Review and Giveaway

Thursday, 21 July 2011

PlayPlax Review and Giveaway

Look, what arrived last week:


Originally designed for toy company Trendon, by Patrick Rylands in 1966, Playplax was a best seller at the time and is in the permanent collection at the V&A Museum of Childhood. It hasn't been around for years but now Portobello Games have bought the toy, found the original factory that made it in Cheshire and PlayPlax is back in the play rooms!
In the box, you get 48 interlocking squares. They are in beautiful colours. If you are a regular reader, you know how much we love toys that foster imagination and creativity.
Here are a few things that  my daughter made:

building a tower

a carousel for our little people
and a bus for our animal friends

I am very happy to be able to giveaway this toy to two lucky readers, thanks to Portobello Games.

To enter the Giveaway just leave a comment on this post and your name will be included in a random draw.
If you want extra chances  you can:
  • Tweet about this giveaway

  • Mention this giveaway on your blog

  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page


For any of the extra entries to count you must leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).
  • The closing date for entries is Thursday  28th July at midnight and the winners will be announced some time during the day on Friday.
  • The Giveaway is open to UK residents. (it's  a heavy item,sorry rest of the world)
  • Please include your e-mail so that I can reach you.

Disclaimer: The toy was provided gratis by the supplier, this review however reflects our honest opinion and experience.

 

35 comments :

  1. I remember being envious of friends boxes of this stuff when I was little, so glad I know where to find it now. Though I suspect it is a toy that the parents play with as much as the kids.

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  2. We've got something very similar here, from a similar era but octagonal. I wonder if they are related. I'd love these.

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  3. These look gorgeous, would love to win them.

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  4. These look great fun!

    My email is mummymusings[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. Oh I remember these - yes please count me into the draw

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  6. These look great, I think I may have missed these as a child. @susankmann

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  7. I remember having some at school and loving it so much

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  8. oops and tweeted as wisehomeopath

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  9. Ooh I'd love one of these. It would be great for my little one. He loves putting things together and taking them apart.

    artsymama.riley {at} gmail.com

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  10. These look like a great toy, my little boy could do with a new way of building things. :)

    bekydaly (at) live.co.uk

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  11. Tweeted as @BekKitandCake

    bekydaly (at) live.co.uk

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  12. wow my mum gave me that when i was little, would love to win it.. so i can share the love with the kids lol
    you can contact me via twitter @MissChloeHogben

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  13. Also tweeted via @MissChloeHogben

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  14. Would love this. We love building
    @ljastars

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  15. Tweeted about it to
    @ljastars

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  16. Ooh, these look great! I'd love them

    Gemma from Encycloplaydia

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  17. Oooh I remember these from my childhood! Would love my kids to have some too! Thanks for lovely giveaway..

    Maggy

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  18. Ah the sort of retro toy I would have more fun with than my little one, brilliant!

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  19. I've just tweeted too @makedomum

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  21. i have also retweeted as @p00min

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  22. wow just looking at them brings back memories! i know my 2 year old would love to play with them (if me her mum and her 4 other brothers and sisters let her get a look in heehee)makes me want to go make flying saucers out of paper plates and go play in the sand now...lol good luck to everybody entering :) my email is garydriddle@googlemail.com

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  23. ooh this looks fab. would love to win.
    snafflesmummy1@googlemail.com

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  24. This looks lovely! Will also re-tweet.
    lucycox@mac.com

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  25. Please enter me in the draw.:)Thanks.

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  26. I have shared on my facebook wall- melanie stirling

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  29. i narrowly missed out on reviewing these, so i'd love to win them :) @mummylion

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  30. and i have shared on facebook @mummylion

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