Thursday, May 19, 2011

green town toys :: kid-focused, earth-friendly {giveaway}


When I was a kid I remember my grandpa turning the giant cardboard box that our family's new freezer had been delivered in into a nice little house for us kids.  He cut out a working door and shutters and our little girl imaginations ran wild as we colored the walls.  The box was well used and falling apart when my parents finally decided to take back the dining room a couple weeks later.

Fast forward twenty plus years and I can give my daughters the joy of pretend home-ownership without having to invest in a major appliance thanks to Green Town Toys.  Green Town Toys makes cardboard toys for kids.  They have things to Play On, like their Club Chairs, and things to Play In, like the Citadel

We have been trying out and enjoying their new white Citadel.  Before we go any further I need to emphasize just how STURDY the corrugated fiberboard that Green Town Toys uses really is.  These are toys made for children and the abuses that they will impart on their toys.  I don't expect it to last forever, but I'm pretty sure that our new Citadel will be around for quite a few months before I donate it to the recycling bin.


Here is the part where I publicly thank Green Town Toys for helping to find a use for what was an extensive hodge-podge sticker collection, a feat that I didn't even think that was possible in this lifetime.  You can see Michaela above with one of the walls from our Citadel after an intense day of decorating.  Most days now I can find the walls and towers covered with princess dolls and stuffed animals, but occasionally they all have to be removed for an additional coloring bout. :)

Citadel :: $44.79

A SIMPLE COUPON!
Green Town Toys has provided the coupon code "simplereviews" for our SIMPLE readers. Use it to get free shipping on any priced order with Green Town Toys!

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A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
Green Town Toys would like to give one lucky SIMPLE reader a white Citadel of their very own!  Here's how to enter:
  • Visit the Green Town Toys website & come back to tell me what is your favorite product of theirs and why. (Required)
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  • Follow @simplereviews & @GreenTownToys on Twitter and send some twitter love. Tweet this (daily tweets allowed) :: What kid doesn't need their own castle? Enter to win a Citadel from @GreenTownToys with @simplereviews http://tiny.cc/mvshp #giveaway
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Winner will be randomly chosen on June 2, 2011. Please reference Giveaway Rules at the top of the page before entering. Good luck!

CARINNSIMPLESIGNATURE copy*I was provided with the Citadel shown above to conduct this review using personal experience.  The opinions expressed are my own.*

177 comments:

  1. Oh! I really like the Citadel, but I have twin boys so I'll have to say the Jolly Roger!!

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  4. "Like" Green Town Toys....love the giveaways from @SIMPLEreviews and the chance to get the citadel for my boys!

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    Oh! I really like the Citadel, but I have twin boys so I'll have to say the Jolly Roger!!

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  6. I really think my boy would have a blast with the Jr. Executive. He loves tables and desks and things, so this would be up his alley. I could see us utilizing it for playtime but also for preschool time, making it multifunctional, which is always a plus-point for me!

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  7. The Jolly Roger would be really fun for the kids this summer.

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  8. The Jolly Roger looks like so much fun! My little guy would love going in and out of that door pretending to be a pirate!

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  11. the Jolly Roger is super cute and fun!

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  14. My favorite product is the moonroof funhouse because it looks so fun
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  15. my favorite is the jolly roger because its cute and my son loves pretending hes a pirate!
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  20. The citadel and the moonroof funhouse look great!

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  21. i like these popup coloring activitys
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  27. I like the Jolly Roger & the Citadel, because they would be awesome "props" my little ones would use for their favorite activity of acting out stories. :-) creedamy[at] yahoo[dot]com

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  30. I love the Citadel & the Jolly Roger :)
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  31. the citadel is definitely my favorite. My kids LOVE to pretend to be princess' so that would be PERFECT for them!

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  38. The Tot Pod is awesome!!
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  42. I like the The Jr. Executive desk, and chair.It could be used for many activities.The kids would love their own desk! Like all the products, it would spark imagination.

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  45. I'm an email subscriber.

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  47. I like the Jolly Roger because my girls are really into pirates right now.

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  54. the citadel is actually my favorite, because it looks so sturdy and so fun to play in!
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  60. I like 'The Jolly Roger' because my son would absolutely love it. He's really into pirate things at the moment.

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  62. I Follow @simplereviews & @GreenTownToys on Twitter & tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/DippelMichelle/status/74058004533747712

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  65. Because they are boys, I know my two boys would love the Jolly Roger!

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  68. The citadel! Oh my gosh how fun!

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  70. the club chair would be perfect for my little grandson!
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  74. I like the jolly roger.

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  76. My favorite is the Jolly Roger, my grandson would have a ball playing in it, he loves ships.
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  77. Citadel is the favorite. Looks so fun and creative. isaccamoon at gmail dot com.

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  78. Liked green town toys and simple 5/29 on facebook. isaccamoon at gmail dot com.

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  79. Already email subscriber. isaccamoon at gmail dot com.

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  80. Cute, I like Jolly Roger, our guy is really starting to use his imagination and this would be a great toy to inspire his imagination!

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  84. The tot pod is super cute and functional. I love anything looks streamlined a little modern, so it fits in with my decor too!

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  85. The Jolly Roger looks pretty sweet! Especially since Owen's new "nautical" bedroom decorations have convinced him he's "a pirate!"

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  86. I like Green Town Toys and Simple on FB

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  89. I like the Tot Pod b/c we need a table for the kids to play on.

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  94. I love the Tot Pod! My grandsons could use it together. :)
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  95. I like you both on facebook Janet Watson
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  103. LOVE the Jr. Executive because what mom doesn't need extra space for the little ones to store their tons of things?

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  110. Visited Green Town Toys & favorite is The Moon Roof Funhouse!!!

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  117. The The Jolly Roger looks like a lot of fun.

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  118. I am in love with the tot pod. A fun, funky, and recyclable table set my kids would go crazy for!

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  119. I like the Moon Roof Funhouse, looks like you can have a lot of imaginative fun!

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  122. I like you and Green Town Toys via Facebook

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  125. http://twitter.com/#!/ambabya/status/76094088994238465

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  126. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jolly Roger. We love pirates in this house. My daughter would LOVE playing in that!

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  127. like both on fb - erin n r

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  131. I can't decide between the moon roof funhouse and the club chairs!!! These are such creative and cool products I would love for my son to have both of them!! Jerica Murphy xswetdreamr152@aol.com

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  136. The Jolly Roger would be perfect for my son. He's always pretending to be a pirate =). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  140. I like the jolly roger. i think my son would love it!
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  144. My favorite is the citadel because I asked my daughter which she liked and she said the castle! I think she would enjoy all the windows and cubby holes.

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  145. my favorite product of theirs is the jr executive because it's so cute and i know we would have a lot of fun with it!
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  146. Tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/DippelMichelle/status/76306678001307648

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  148. I voted for you today.

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  150. My daycare kids would have fun with the Jolly Rodger.
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  152. I like the club chair--how cute are those polka dots!

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  153. I like the Moon Roof Funhouse, too.

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  157. I like the Moon Roof Funhouse because it has two openings. I have twins and just know they'd love it.

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  158. the jolly roger!

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