Thursday, June 24, 2010

SmartLab Toys Review and Giveaway

Here's a great company with lots of neat products for kids-SmartLab Toys!
SmartLab is the "producer of award-winning toys and books, proves it's fun to be smart! In just four years, SmartLab has created some of the most innovative products on the market within three distinct brands—SmartLabSmartLab Challenge and ArtLab—that empower kids through an entertaining AND educational experience.
From the new Remote Control Rocket and You Explore It Human Body to the best-selling Voice Changer andSecret Formula Lab, each SmartLab science kit includes everything kids need to explore and understand the mysteries of science.
Packed with up to 1,000 questions, the SmartLab Challenge book series has an electronic game controller for 1 or 2 players so kids can challenge themselves and each other to hours of brain-building trivia fun, in titles such as Weird and GrossHuman Body and the teacher- and parent-approved Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4.
ArtLab is an original way for kids to channel their creative energy, as each kit comes with everything budding artists need to hone their craft, including unique tools and progressive techniques. Debut titles Clay Studio and Fashion Studio have already won numerous awards and received high praise from kids and adults alike.
Lauded for quality and ingenuity, SmartLab consistently earns top honors from Creative Child, Parents' Choice Foundation, Dr. Toy, NAPPA and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. SmartLab is also a proud member of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS) and Canadian Toy Association (CTA)."

 


They have so many neat toys, crafts, and science kits for kids!  I was sent 2 items for review. First we did the Cupcake Studio. Of course, the girls had the most fun with the Cupcake Studio, as this involves baking and decorating cupcakes! (The boys did enjoy eating the finished projects, though :) The kit comes with a book with many different ideas for cupcakes. Also included are quite a few decorating tools: a froster (which is perfect for little children to use), 3 frosting tips, a frosting spreader, stencil holder w/4 pre-cut stencils, mini cutters, cake combs, tweezers, and rolling pin.  We had a lot of fun with this set!  We've already used it twice since opening it, and I know the girls will use it a lot more.





Making a funny face cupcake!





 The second kit is the Stars and Planets set.  Both my younger brothers are interested in astronomy (due to a couple Creation Science speakers they've heard recently), so this was a perfect choice for review.  This set comes with a battery-powered planetarium, build-your-own solar system, glow in the dark star charts, and a book with more help for budding astronomers.  Again, this was a very fun project that even I enjoyed helping the kids with.  




 

While SmartLab Toys does not presently sell products online, you can find the SmartLab line at your local Barnes and Noble Bookstore! Why not head to the closest Barnes & Noble to check out their selection of SmartLab toys!!

Now, Smart Lab Toys is generously making this a 2 winner giveaway-1st winner gets to pick either Cupcake Studio or Stars & Planets; 2nd winner will receive the other kit!!
Woo-hoo, this is a 2 winner giveaway!


Mandatory Entry:

Go to SmartLab Toys and tell me another product you'd like to get.


Bonus Entries:


2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.


3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.



This giveaway ends Friday, July 9, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open to US residents only.



Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review.  I did receive product for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Smart Lab Toys website.

180 comments:

  1. i would also like the spa lab set

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  17. I would also like the spa lab set.

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  18. I would get the remote control rocket. (my nephew would love it!)

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  28. I would love to have the Spa Lab

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  29. Congratulations, Momma Teri
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  39. Another product I would like to try is the Extreme Secret Formula Lab!

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  40. I am a public follower of Hope's Cafe! Entry #1

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  45. I would also like to have the Motor Mania kit
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  46. I'm a follower #1
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  50. I also like the Indoor/Outdoor Super-Powered Microscope.
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  51. I am a blog follower
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  53. I am following on Twitter
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  54. I would like to get the special edition you explore it human body smartlab
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  55. public follower #1
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  65. the spa lab is so cute!

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  67. I think I would pick the All Natural Spa Lab. It looks like it would be fun:) Please enter me. Thanks!

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  76. i'd like to get Blast Off Rocket Racer bargainfun1 at yahoo

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  78. i entered the novica giveaway

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  80. I would love to try the blast off rocket racer with my nephew Johnny! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  81. I like the Human Body SmartLab!

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  85. My niece would love the Coin Sorter!

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  86. I'd like the All Natural Spa Lab.

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  90. I would also like the spa lab set

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  91. They have such great kits, but other than the cupcake kit, I'd go for the shark model. It looks like a fun one.

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  92. The spa lab set looks like a lot of fun!

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  99. I think my kids would like the Blacklight Studio! Last year for Christmas I got my daughter the Spa Lab and she loved it!

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  101. My daughter would love the Shark Model

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  110. I really like the Blast Off Rocket Racer

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  115. My son would love the remote control rocket. My daughter would love the cupcakes.
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  116. I would like the remote control rocket for my son!

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  117. The Spa Lab of course!

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  118. I entered your galison giveaway

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  119. Liz would like the All Natural Spa Lab.
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  120. Extreme Secret Formula Lab would be fun :)

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  121. I like the double safety safe.

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  122. I would like the SmartLab Challenge

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  123. I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18069493573

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  124. I think my little one would really like the Remote Control Rocket :)
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  125. I follow publically :)
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  128. I tweeted here :)
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  129. We would like Spa Lab.
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  130. tweet 7/8
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  131. I also liked the Special Edition Black Light Studio thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  132. My son have a huge jar of coins that he's collected over the years from the ground (sometimes my purse!) and anywhere he finds it! I know the coin sorter for him would be hit since he would have an easy way to count his wealth!
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  133. I'm a follower (pauline15_01) #1
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  136. I like the car design studio!
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  137. I like the amazing animal challenge!

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  138. My daughter would love to have the All Natural Spa Lab when it becomes available!

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  139. I follow on gfc #1.

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  140. I follow on gfc #2.

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  141. I like the Indoor/Outdoor Super-Powered Microscope

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  142. I like the Blast Off Rocket Racer.
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  143. The Motor mania kit is neat.Thanks for the chance.
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  144. The blast-off rocket racer.

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  146. I would also like their weather station
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  147. I follow through google friend connect 1
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  149. I follow through twitter and tweeted
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  150. remote control rocket ty.
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  151. I woud like the weather station.
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  152. I follow you on twitter. (donnak4)
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  153. I am a follower.
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  156. We also like the Blast Off Rocket Racer.
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  157. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  158. I am following via Google Friends Connect #2.

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