Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Train to Build from Oompa Toys Revew and Giveaway!

When I found out I was going to review one of Oompa toys I was ... well like a kid in a toy store. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to review. I loved the Lacing Shoe, The Frog King Memory Game and all of there musical instruments . Oompa had a huge selection of toys, children 's furniture, and Gear (like strollers) When ever you buy anything form Oompa you earn point. There way of saying thank you. Points can be redeemed for discounts on future orders.





How Oompa Toys got started
The idea for Oompa Toys took hold in 2003. Early one morning I crept into my infant daughter's room and tripped on a plastic, battery-operated walker. Loud animal noises instantly blared from the seemingly innocuous toy. I had a bleeding toe and stifled some not too pleasant words. A cacophony of clucking chickens, moo-ing cows and quacking ducks would not be silenced despite my best efforts. I gladly (and somewhat vindictively), threw the walker in the trash. An electronic bovine moo'ed as I walked away. I felt there was something unnatural about surrounding my daughter with so many disposable toys. I wondered if she dreamt of copyrighted characters or if her first words would be "Dora" or "Mickey". I wondered if she would ever learn to use her imagination. She did, after all, play with toys that with the push of a single button did and said everything for her. I donated most of the contents of her room to a local charity the next morning.
As a mother with relatives in a developing country, I believe toys should not only be natural and well-made, but created in humane and safe working conditions by adults and with absolutely no child-labor. I go to great lengths to ensure toys within the Oompa family do, indeed, come from safe environments. From extensive interviews with company representatives to annual onsite tours of manufacturing facilities, you can be assured that our toys come from companies who care about their employees.


We  received the Train to Build - All Natural from Bajo
This four car train is perfect for little builders on the move! There are four flatbeds and 18 pieces that can be combined to created different cars of the train, including the engine, passenger car, log car, and one carrying an automobile. All the cars can be used interchangably, connecting together with basic linking joints. The automobile can even be taken down and played with by itself! So much fun, you'll wish you had one too. Note: not intended to be used on standard wooden track.

They are so many things I love about the Train to build. It does not take batteries, it does not speak or move by itself. I see Andrew sitting there using him imagination playing with the train.  His toy knight and sea turtle are helping him fix the train. He has made a whole story about it. The train his very sturdy and well made. I know we are going to be playing with this train for many years. When he does finally outgrow  his Train to build I would love to put it up so we can save it for when  a nephew come over ar even grandchildren ... someday.
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disclosure: I was given for free this product for the  purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are mine. Quotes were taken directly from the website

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debbiejackson said...

love the nuchi wooden trains. jacksond@nhr3.net

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Carolyn said...

My kiddo would love a haba clutching toy!

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I also love the neo classic rocking horse!
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Jessica said...

My son would love the Rocking Donkey from Bajo
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Penelope said...

To tell the truth, my son would love the train that's being given away the most. He eats, drinks, and breathes trains! But just to follow the rules, he would also love the "Guitar from Sevi" that they sell. It would be so fun!

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I like the wooden sorting truck
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mine loves: Wooden Stacking Board, Slices, 15 pc. from Bajo

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Joannof10 said...

My kids would love the Bowling Pins DC from Sevi

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sunnymum said...

I know my little guy would love the Bus Blue from Bajo.

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I like the nesting stack boxes for the bath

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I like the Sakrada Building Blocks.
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RR said...

The Cory Caterpillar Pulling Animal from Haba is great. Wonderful things!

Jennifer said...

My child would love the Mermaid Toothbrush Timer from Haba

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I like the eicho Crib (White) from Spot on Square

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My youngest girl would love the Green Dollhouse with furniture.
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Chip said...

The Grasshopper in Zahlenland from Haba looks pretty fun.

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Sarah said...

My kids would love the Tree House from Plan Toys.

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Stephanie said...

my little boy would also love Ball Track Master Building Set from Haba
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I like the My Farm Shape Sorter.

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Linda Kish said...

I like the Squeak Squeak toy


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Snowflake07 said...

My daughter would love the Kaya Boogaloo from BlaBla.

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SharonC said...

My granddaughter would love the Organic Tiger Finger Puppet from Playful World

cstironkat said...

The boys would like the Knight's Tower Play Tent from Haba Toys

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Jessica said...

I would also love Discovery Blocks from Haba

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peg42 said...

I would also love the Cory Caterpillar Pulling Animal. Thanks so much.

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Tracey said...

I like the Lilli doll from Haba.
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wildcat32 said...

My son would love the Eco-Friendly Recycling Truck from Green Toys.
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Madeline said...

My little guy would love the Wooden Sorting Truck from Bajo.

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I like the blue Bibilo.

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Carrie said...

We like the Lilirose Music Mobile from Kaloo

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littlelatina said...

the safari stacking blocks is fun

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the neo classic rocking horse is awesome

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Linda said...

My little niece would love the Green Rainbow Baby!
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Debbie said...

i think my 3-year old son would like the Woody Walky Training Bike from Smart Gear

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bison61 said...

I like the Rocking Horse - Lusitano from Plan Toys

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Sarafan2 said...

My niece would love the wooden play food set, and the Eudaco Kitchen Set.


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mogrill said...

Love the wooden trains. SO fun. Thanks for the chance.
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Katie said...

The Petite Yoko Boogaloo from Blabla is great!
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Lori Taube said...

My son would also love the "Stack+ Nest Cups - Bath Toy from Kid O!"

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Leonard Family said...

They have so many great toys but one that caught my eye today was the Block and Tackle from Haba. That looks like good learning fun!!

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My daughter loves the Plan Toy Dollhouse!
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My niece would like the Pop duck with all the colors :)

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Irene said...

I like Walking Elephant from Plan Toys

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my kids would love Soccer Set - from Haba
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Love the gobblet gobblers!!!

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I like the classic rocking horse
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Bombtastic Belle said...

i also like the tool set
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Katie said...

My niece would love Sophie the Giraffe. Not only is it cute, but it doubles as a teething toy, which is something that she definitely needs now.

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The Baio sorting truck :) silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Ritz Family said...

They are all great, but I would love to get the Kaleidoscopic Blocks from Haba.

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My daughter would love the Plush Piggy Ball.

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The Doctor's Suitcase is precious!
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Justin & Jennifer Olsen said...

My son would love the wooden train set.
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Rachel said...

My new nephew will be born this spring and he has two big sisters, so he'll probably be needing some toys that aren't pink. I think the "Maxe" toy from Haba is especially adorable and unisex.

Angela said...

my son would love the Forklift & Doll from Plan Toys
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Leslie said...

My son would love the discovery blocks!

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My 9 year old son would like the egyptian building blocks set.

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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

Fantasy Block from Haba would be good for my LO!

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my 16 month old would love the pull along wooden zebra.

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My little guy would love the Discovery Balls Set of 4 from Haba

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We'd all love the Baby Nonos the Dog from Deglingos!

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I love the Traditional Bedroom Wooden Bed from Nathan! So cute!

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domesticbliss said...

my daughter would LOVE the floating ducks bath toy!

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Amanda said...

OH how great the stuff is on that site. I have to say however I would LOVE the train for a person in my life who is a child at heart if that counts. Thank you

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My baby girl would LOVE the "Discovery blocks from Haba". These all look like really great toys that would last through multiple children :)

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I like the Tower Pounding from Plan Toys
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I love the Tree House from Plan Toys.

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Nina said...

I think my little girl would love the Wooden ABC Blocks - Colors from Elegant Baby

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Little Lizard King said...

The Nuchi Wooden Trains is fabulous! My little one would love this!

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My son would like the Ball Track Construction set by Haba to play with his sisters and his daddy.

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captaincarebear said...

The racing car from Plan Toys looks like it would finally get my boy pedaling.

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Love the nuchi wooden trains. thanks.

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Love the Princess/Sakrada Building Blocks!
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I like the Green Toys Recycling Truck.
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My twin girls would love the Sweet Pink Sand Toys and Carrying Bag from Spielstabil.
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I like the School Bus from Plan Toys

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Sassy and Classy said...

Salta Dc from Halba is neat. Love the train too. Thanks for the opportunity! bowtiesnbutterflies@live.com

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