Monday, February 15, 2010

Playskool Dinoroars Monty Rex ~ Review & Giveaway



Let's kick off this event with something AWESOME!

You know how sometimes there's just that perfect timing that has you thinking "Wow, this could not have come at a better time!"? Well, that's exactly what happened with this great product I'm about to tell you about.

The people over at Playskool sent me their Dinoroars Monty Rex to review, and at the most perfect time. My little guy, Asher, had been feeling yucky for a few days and was just laying around (which is totally unusual for him, even when he is sick) and then this big box arrived on our porch. Well, I knew exactly what it was and I was so excited to give it to him, but I wanted to wait for him to open it when Brian was home, because I knew he'd want to see him open it too.

Brian got home and I couldn't corral everyone into the family room fast enough. I was excited, ok! LOL Asher proceeded (with some help from his wonderful big brother, Riley) to tear open the box, pull out a bunch of tissue paper and find...his "new pet dinosaur" (that's what he calls him). Oh the excitement. It was so cute and the perkiest I had seen him in days. Asher and Riley both were checking out all the different things he does and having him walk through the kitchen and scare our dog. She was definitely not amused by our new little house guest and kept barking at it. Thankfully, she's used to him now and we don't have to hear her bark everytime the dinosaur is out...which is pretty much all the time. Monty makes all sorts of noises, walks, plays some little music, roars back at you when you roar at him...he's pretty much every little boy's dream toy. Heck, Brian even thought he was so cool that he brought his sister into Asher's room one day when the boys weren't even home and showed her all the stuff he does. LOL


Here's the description from the Playskool website:
Soft and snuggly, this prehistoric pet responds to your touch with lifelike movements and sound! Unleash him from his box and he’s ready to walk! Touch his back and he’ll stomp, roar and purr his way into your heart! Moving his arms and head -- just like a real dino! – this mischievous MONTY REX dinosaur pet sniffs and sneezes too! Wanna “rock” out like they did in the Stone Age? This cuddly creature plays three rockin’ dino tunes! And when it’s time to “feed” him, he even chomps! Your prehistoric playmate even comes with a discovery sheet to help you learn a few interesting facts about your new friend!

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Asher just loves his Monty Rex. He sits with him on the couch to watch t.v. and he plays with his little action figures and pretends they are riding on or being eaten by Monty. Riley plays with him too sometimes. (Just in case you don't know, Asher is 4 and Riley is 7 1/2. My oldest, Gavin, is almost 11 and is more interested in reading about dinosaurs than playing with them at this point.)

Monty hangs out in our family room a lot, which usually annoys me when toys are left down there, but since he perfectly matches the color of our accent wall, he kinda just blends in, so he's the one toy I don't really make a fuss about being down there. LOL

I am seriously impressed with Monty. We've had him for a little while now and he's still being played with daily, which doesn't happen with many toys around here. He's cute, interactive and something completely different from anything else we have. I think he's one of the coolest toys I've seen in a while for sure.

So, you know what's even more awesome? The incredibly generous people over at Playskool are offering one of my readers a Dinoroars Monty Rex of their own! Wouldn't you just love to win this for a great kid in your life? I know you would, so check out below how you can!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ENTRY DIRECTIONS EXACTLY FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!!!!

This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on February 21st. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.

LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Playskool website and tell me another toy that you think is cool.(1 entry)

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog (publicly via google friend connect, located on the top right sidebar) - You can use this as an entry whether you are a new follower or a current follower. (2 entries)


Place my "It's All About The Kids" button on your blog and leave me 3 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog.
(3 entries)


Place my Finally Finding Me...I Think button on your blog and leave me 4 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog.
(4 entries)


Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and leave me the link to your post (5 entries) This counts as 5 separate entries so leave a comment for each and just number them.



That's 15 chances to win! Good luck!

Disclosure: I received this product for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.

123 comments:

Shelley said...

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*Michigan Momma* said...

Isaac & I agree - this would be cool for the little boys! (but not for *him* of course, he's too big ;)

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Anonymous said...

My son just turned 1 on the 12th and I would LOVE to get him the Busy Ball Choo Choo ! He loves to play with balls and put them in things, so this would be the perfect toy!

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Ellen C. said...

I like the busy basics elephant. Thanks for the chance.

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Susan said...

I love the Rose Petal Cottage. I could totally imagine my granddaughter playing with a dinosaur in it!

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My daughter wants the
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Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH wow my oldest would think I was the best mom if I won this for his birthday!!!! Oh please random.org pick me ... :)

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contestrobyn said...

I think the MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE SWEETIE BELLE’S GUMBALL HOUSE Playset is cool!

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I like the Playdoh Creativity Center.
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Clippo looks like a fun way to create things.

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Heather said...

My littlest guy would love the BUSY POPPIN' PALS

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Felicia said...

i think the musical sit n spin looks cool. I remember having one as a kid.

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Nad said...

I love thew Playskool Lil Busy Garden Bench!

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Trina said...

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Sky said...

I think the PLAYSKOOL BUSY LIL GARDEN BENCH looks like another cool toy!

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Kristie said...

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Lianne said...

Love your blog! I would recommend the Clipo creativity table, looks cool. Thanks
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Angela G said...

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We like the Play-Doh Creativity Center.
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LeeAnn P. said...

While my son would LOVE Monty, my daughter would have fun with MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE SWEETIE BELLE’S GUMBALL HOUSE Playset
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Tracy said...

I think the animal wheel pals look cool. Can't go wrong with animals on wheels. :-)

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DEBIJOT said...

I still love Mr. Potato Head.

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