GIVEAWAY! (Yes, that's right.) Trios by Fisher Price

>> Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's been too, too long my friends. So, the time has come for a GIVEAWAY!

First, you'll have to indulge my ramblings as to a PRODUCT REVIEW and then we'll do the GIVEAWAY!

I know, exciting, right?

So, ever since Erin wrote about Child's Play and the "need" for lots of toys and what TYPES of toys, I've seriously thought about the things my kids play with. Like most families, we have too many toys. We've been editing and still the toy box overflows with things that will go weeks without getting looked at.

There are two toy bins, though, that get played with, every single day. The one we're talking about today is our TRIOS. (Our superheros get played with daily too, but that's another day...)

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Trios are made by Fisher-Price and are a NOT made by Lego. But frankly, they are kind of similar. Trios are great for preschoolers because they are capable of more complex design than a Duplo and are a nice hearty size. They are all square or square-ish and yet still manage to produce endless possibilities for creative design.

Another reason we love them at our house is they are moveable. We have wooden blocks as well, but they don't get the same play-time because wooden blocks must stay where you build them. Trios click together to form all kinds of fabulous cars, castles, robots, etc and unless they are HUGE, a kid can pick them up and play with them/ show them off.

Thirdly, Trios come in various "kits" for different types of kids. My kids are super little, so while we own several of the "kits" nothing designed by Fisher-Price ever gets created around here. The kit directions are long gone, but the fun remains. This, of course is also due to my kids' personalities. If your kid thrives on creating what he or she sees on the box, then there are kits galore!  The harder kits go up to age 9, so there is a challenge in there for even slightly bigger kids. The earliest recommended age is 4, but like I said, if your kid is younger than that, they can still play with and create with Trios.
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Finally, they are large and chunky enough not to be a choking hazard. I mean, I suppose if a kid was REALLY determined to swallow a piece they could... but it'd be a challenge.

On the whole "plastic toys are bad" front. Meh. I think creative play is so so so important. I also think that as parents you do what you think is right for your kids. For the record, the fact that Trios are plastic is no problemo, for us. In fact, like I mentioned above, it makes it so they stay together and give a ton of versatility to a kids' creative needs.
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Did I mention there are even PINK BUILDING SETS??? I know. It's so cool!

Now the GIVEAWAY! (OH SO FUN!)

So, we're giving away TWO basic sets.
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They are a great way to start your child's Trios adventures. If you have kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, kids you babysit for, whomever, I think they will LOVE these. Consider it a very early Christmas present.

So, to ENTER:

1. Leave a comment
2. Become a follower (If you already are, leave an ADDITIONAL comment, saying, "I LOVE YOU AND ALREADY FOLLOW YOU!)
3. Subscribe to the RSS Feed (If you already do, leaven an ADDITIONAL comment saying, "I LOVE YOU AND ALREADY SUBSCRIBE TO YOU!)
4. Let the world know about the GIVEAWAY via your BLOG and/or FACEBOOK and/or TWITTER. Come leave a comment with the link to where ever you socially networked for us. Each link up is an entry. Just leave a comment.
5. Become a FRIEND on Facebook. Already are? Just leave a comment saying "I LOVE YOU AND AM ALREADY YOUR FRIEND!"

So, there ya go. One comment per entry. A lovely random number generator from the interwebs will select the winners.

The comments will close on Tuesday, September 21st at 12:00am. (So, like the END of Monday, get it?)

It's gonna be fun! Since TWO people get to WIN, well, I'm really feeling like it'll be YOU!

Ready, set, go!

P.S. You can buy Trios from US at our Diet Store (top menu, right hand side). Go to the last page. There are Trios listed there. You can get them from any old toy store though too. But that's not as fun. :) 

78 comments:

Amber C September 16, 2010 at 7:13 AM  

Oh my goodness those are so awesome! I've never heard of them! AAAH! Love them! I have a kid's birthday coming up that those would be perfect for. Granted it's a girl's birthday, but she still loves to build. I love the fact that they are less of a choking hazard than Legos, with an infant that's fabulous!

Amber C September 16, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

"I love you and already follow you!"

Amber C September 16, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

"I love you and already am a friend on Facebook!"

Amber C September 16, 2010 at 7:15 AM  

P.S. I have a link to your website via my blog!

Amber C September 16, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

I think I'm subscribed to you already.

P.P.S. Where can I find those for sale? I hope to win!--but if not I may look to buying some if I can find them in "Small town America"

TJDKG September 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

YAY! Those are so neat. I just saw the pink ones and I seriously think that's what I'm getting Gracie for Christmas. Heck I may get them all a set! Lego's have been banned at our house too many tiny pieces and well even the duplos are dangerous, Tod stepped on one once and sliced his foot open, yeah so we don't do legos.... yet.

TJDKG September 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

I love you the mostest of course, I already Follow you!

TJDKG September 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

And I love you so much you're my friend twice on Facebook!

TJDKG September 16, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

I already subscribe to ya!

TJDKG September 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

posting on FB now.. and the comment before this should be that I subscribe to the RSS feed, just wanted to clarify.

BrandonandJeana September 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

Hello Morgan! Thanks for the giveaway!

BrandonandJeana September 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

"I love you and already follow you"

BrandonandJeana September 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

"I love you and already your friend on facebook"

BrandonandJeana September 16, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

Hello Morgan...I posted a link via facebook.

Carrie September 16, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

This look so cool. My kids would love these

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

I remember these from like 6th grade. AWESOME!!! I LOVE YOU AND ALREADY FOLLOW YOU!

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

I love you and already subscribe to you!

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

I love you and I am a friend on Facebook.

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

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alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

I love you and shared on Facebook.

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

I love you and Tweeted the giveaway

alilcrunchidoula September 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

I really hope to get these. They are just so fun! I think I did everything on the list. :P I agree with you Morgan on the plastics issue. I just mostly try to stay away from plastics in our food/eatery-ish stuff. That just makes a little more sense to me. Stuff that is designed to help put food into the body should not be plastic. It is that simple. :D

Katrina September 16, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

My daughter's birthday is next month so of course I would love to win!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Kara September 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

I love this giveaway! How fun Morgan!

Kara September 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

Morgan, I love you, so I already follow you!

Kara September 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

I sure subscribe to your blog. It's super great!

Kara September 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

I'm your friend Morgan!! :)

Kara September 16, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

I posted on FB for you too. I don't know how to link it exactly ... but I think you know how to find me.

Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

Jonathan has a starter set already, and he LOVES them! I was just thinkin' I needed to get him some more so he could build bigger things!

Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

I'm a follower of you already, because I LOVE YOU!

rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

*and* I subscribe to you!

Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

I posted on my blog about you! http://manhattandoula.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/trio-giveaway-over-at-diet-coke-diet/

And I love you!

rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

I just posted on FB about you! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697111062

Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manhattandoula.

Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

And I love you and am already your friend on FB! :)

Julie Alverson,  September 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

I love you and already follow you I am also friend on Facebook!"
I love these and have never seen them.These will be great for my son who has low muscle tone. they wikk be great for strengthening his fine motor skills. If I don't win I will still have to get these. thanks! Julie Alverson

Kristin Dyer September 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

I would be so excited to win, I have a little preschooler that would love to get his hands on those for sure!

Kristin Dyer September 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

I just requested to be your friend on FB

Kristin Dyer September 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

I am now a follower and I would love to win!!! :)

Jessica September 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

I just found you and friended you on fb. I'm looking forward to reading more!

Melayne September 16, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

A giveaway I'd actually like to win, awesome! My son played with these at preschool and loved them. We'd love to have some for at home. Thanks for doing this.

Melayne September 16, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

I love you and follow your blog!

mel September 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

I am a friend on facebook cause you rock!

mel September 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

I link to you from my blog keep up the awesomeness.

The Nelsen Family: September 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Those look fun, I bet my boys would love them. Legos and blocks are frequently out at our hose.

The Nelsen Family: September 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I love you and already follow you!

The Nelsen Family: September 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Shared it on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/johnandkara

The Nelsen Family: September 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Already a friend (fan?) on facebook!

Robyn September 16, 2010 at 7:02 PM  

I was just looking at buying some of these for my son!

Robyn September 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

sent a friend request on FB

Robyn September 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

following you on blogger

Sarah L,  September 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

I think my almost 3 year old would love these!

BloggingBills September 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

From the grandma who actually purchased the trios (at Morgan's suggestion) and as a school teacher of young kids (first grade) I heartily endorse them. They click together and come apart easily, as we found out when Oliver smacked the dog on the head with them and they did separate.)
They also encourage lots of creativity because while boys may build robots, vehicles and weapons (horror, but that's what they do, they are hardwired that way, so deal!) girls will make 'houses' and 'beds for their 'dolls' and flowers and other things. Trust me on this, they all build, they just build differently.
It's worth it.

Meaghan September 16, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

Whoohoo! I love giveaways :) And I already follow/subscribe/love you. Thanks for doing this, I'll forward to peeps on FB.

Lyndy S,  September 17, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

These look cool!!! And I've been looking for toys that use the imagination more!!

Lyndy S,  September 17, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

I love you and already follow you!

Lyndy S,  September 17, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

I love you and already subscribe to you!

Lyndy S,  September 17, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

I love you and am already your friend!

Olivia September 18, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

What a great idea! I've been looking for something to replace our mega blocks. That looks like the perfect thing!

Olivia September 18, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I am now a subscriber to your RSS feed.

Olivia September 18, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

I just friended you on Facebook. Awaiting your approval....

Olivia September 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I've blogged about the giveaway.

Olivia September 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I also posted about it on facebook. Can you tell I'd love to win these?

E.marie September 18, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

Now you're in my reader - yay for RSS feed!

E.marie September 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

I also sent you a friend request - yay!

E.marie September 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

oh, and I blogged about your givaway :)

Yasmine September 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I am a follower. Loyal. Yep Yep.

Yasmine September 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I subscribe because I love you!

Lisa B September 20, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

Love Trios! They are so fun!

Lisa B September 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

And now I'm offically a follower of your awesome blog. ;)

Baggiore family September 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

Oh, I've always thought about buying these for my kids!

Emily September 20, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I love open ended toys! And I agree the plastic is fine--there are times where it's just better!

Emily September 20, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

I love you and subscribe to your blog! I don't know why I'm not a follower here or on facebook. I'll go try to fix that. If I can figure it out, I'll try to come back for more comments. Or at least I'll be ready next time. Hehe.

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