Monday, 18 October 2010

Toys R Us Competition Carnival - Win a Meccano Construction Starter Case or a Snazaroo Girls Face Painting Kit

The Great Toyologist Competition Carnival has arrived at The Five Fs blog. It's been running throughout October and is being run on blogs by many of the Official Toys R Us Toyologists.Up for grabs today are two great prizes that we have received in our parcels over the last couple of months. And boy, do we have piles of toys - we are slowly working our way through them so keep an eye out for more reviews here on the Five Fs blog.

The first prize in my competition is a Meccano Construction Starter Case, worth £14.99. This is very different to the stuff most of us remember from childhood. This has plastic parts, coloured in red and yellow as it's from their 5+ range - the 8+ range is fully metallic and the 7+ range a mix of the two. This set has 60 parts, which you can use to make 5 models and all the pieces are stored in a bright red toolbox which I'm sure budding builders will love. Speaking from experience, Monkey loves anything red! It looks a good introduction to building models.

Coming from an all-girl household, we didn't really play with Meccano as children so I looked up some Meccano related trivia for you. (Pay attention - ahem!)  Meccano was invented by Frank Hornby who also produced Dinky toys and Hornby model railways. Meccano was his first invention, more than 100 years ago. It's a toy that has truly stood the test of time.

The second prize is a Snazaroo Girls Face Paint Kit worth £9.99, which includes 8 hypo-allergenic water-based paints, a sponge, a brush and a step-by-step guide. The paints are easy to wash off little faces, they are all very girly glittery colours. All you will need to paint faces is a child that will sit still long enough to create your design. I'm totally rubbish at any craft activity, hence why this has ended up put to one side. It's a real shame tho, as Missy Woo loves having her face painted and is quite happy to sit like a statue. It's just she's likely to be disappointed if I was doing the painting.

In order to win one of these prizes, all you need to do is leave a comment below (don't forget contact details via twitter or email - if you're registered with Disqus, you should have given them an email address to do so; if not, ensure I have some way of contacting you) and answer the following question:

What was the name of the inventor of Meccano?

Leave your comment before 23:59 on Monday 25th October 2010 to be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes.

Why not enter the other competitions coming up in the Great Toyologist Competition Carnival on these great blogs?

Tuesday 19th October      Glowstars Reviews
Friday 22nd October         Sarah Cookson
Sunday 24th October        A Modern Military Mother
Tuesday 26th October      More Than Just a Mother
Thursday 28th October     Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes
Saturday 30th October      The Babbling Mummy
Sunday 31st October         A Mother's Ramblings
Tuesday 2nd November     Are we nearly there yet, Mummy?

Thanks for taking part - and good luck! 

Terms & Conditions
The competition is open to residents of the UK only. (Sorry!)
There is no cash alternative offered.
To enter, please leave a comment below giving the answer to the question and leave contact details via twitter or email. 
The winners will be drawn at random from all correct entries. The first winner drawn will win a Meccano Construction Starter Case and the second a Snazaroo Girls Painting Set. 
The competition will close at 23:59 on Monday 25th October 2010.
Prizewinners will be asked to provide a full UK postal address with postcode. I will endeavour to post the prize within 1 week.
If a prizewinner does not provide a full UK postal address within a week of being contacted, the prize will be re-drawn and a new winner will be contacted.
One entry per person only. If you enter more than once, only the first entry will count.
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