Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Toy State CAT Dump Truck & Road Rippers Fire Truck (Review & Giveaway)

Road Rippers are a great cars for the 3+ crowd!  Road Rippers provides a varied assortment of vehicles for the 3+ crowd to enjoy. The sturdy toy vehicles pack a lot of fun play into each toy. They are designed for the little one's hands and provide noises that enhance their play. Kids will "varoom" with the best of them when they kick in playing with Road Rippers.

The CAT Job Site machines - dump trucks, bulldozers, wheel loaders and excavators make play time seem real to little ones. Kids will load the trucks and then dump the stuff out.  They will push stuff around with the bulldozers.

The Preschool K3 students were so excited to receive the new dump truck and fire engine for their class.  They watched excitedly as the teacher opened the boxes and pulled them out.  The kids quickly  had both vehicles on the floor loading the dump truck with toys and pretending to put out fires in the doll house.  (And yes, they "saved" the doll house!)

These toys have been sturdy enough to handle the three year old rough play and  the teachers like the fact that they can flip a switch to turn off the sounds when they need to.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to play with these toys!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
GIVEAWAY: The good folks at Toy State have graciously provided a giveaway toy to bring joy to one of our readers. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Begins June 4 & ENDS June 27 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: We received these two toys in exchange for our honest review. No compensation was received. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

51 comments:

  1. My favorite toy was my big wheel. I would ride it around outside and it would spin when I braked very hard. I would imagine myself as a race car driver. I had so much fun with it that I bought one for my daughters who hate it because the sidewalk and pavement in our neighborhood is so rough that it is too difficult to ride.

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  2. My daughters love their popcorn popper. They run around the house pretending that they are vacuuming the house with it. Or one will hide in a closet and run out with the popper popping. Even though they are 3.5 years old and this is a toy for 2 year olds, they like it so much that I would not want to pass it on.

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  3. I do remember my toys! I remember my Brothers toys more!

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  4. My Brother used to have the trucks mini style that would rev up, he put it too close to my hair and my Aunt had to cut it out of my hair!

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  5. I really loved my Raggedy Anne doll my grandmother made for me :)

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    1. I made Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy dolls for two of my children for Christmas one year. The really treasured those dolls. They were played with so very much. I patched them several times. Truly a memorable toy. They loved the old hardcover story books of Raggedy Ann & Andy, too. Of course, there was "Johnny West" and his sidekicks and their horses and good old Tonka trucks.

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  6. My favorite toy was my Holly Hobby doll, I regret not having it. I took her everywhere outside or inside. I see one at the local farm market, I want it soooo bad, but it really is not sensible when I am always trying to save on costs. It costs an outrageous amount! But my Holly Hobby made me so happy, thanks for jogging my memory!

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  7. My Ragggedy Ann doll was my favorite. I took her everywhere. I literally loved her face off and her little dress is in shreds, but I still have her after 60 years. She still brings smiles to my face,
    Kathhy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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    1. Kathy, was yours homemade? I made Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy for two of my children. They, too, loved the stitches in the faces threadbare and I had to patch the legs and clothes several times. Such a joy to think back of those loving, happy times.

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  8. I would like to win the CAT Dump Truck .
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  9. I remember having a thumbelina doll when I was a child and loved it.

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  10. One of grandsons seems to love his electronic toys such as DS, skylanders, Wii, etc. He also seems to love the computer games and has so much fun with these

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  11. My sister and I had alot of Barbies and we played with them together for hours.

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  12. I used to love playing Barbies. Now I get to play with them again with my daughter.

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  13. Great giveaway! My grandson loves Tonka & CAT trucks.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. My favorite toy growing up was ALF - I had everything of ALF - the stuffed toy, the bed sheet, anything you can think of.

    I've kept it for all these years and now my 4 year old can play with it. It is torn in places but it has so many good memories for me :)

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    1. My fav toy was my Mrs. Beasley doll. I loved her!

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  15. My fave toy was my big wheel. It was purple and pink with the things in the tire that made sounds and usually drove my parents crazy. I drive that thing until the tires got holes in them:)

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  16. I love these toys. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  17. I used to have a Bitty Baby doll that I got from my Grandma. Her name was Rosemary. My cousin had one as well.

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  18. I had a stuffed pig. It was not a particular brand or style, but I loved it - until I lost it somewhere. It was the END of my world; we even put "Lost Pig" signs up in the neighborhood. It was never found, but my aunt made me a new one - which I also lost. Pig #3 lasted years and years and is now literally in shreds, but I still have him. :)

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  19. One of my favorite toys I had was a little baby doll. His body soft and filled with the stuff in beanie babies. He had a cute hat and tiny wisps of hair peeking out from underneath. I still remember his name, Jacob. My mom still has him in her keepsake box, he is incredibly dirty, he has a few holes (one arm is barely hanging on) and he lost at least half of his "beanies". But boy, did I love that doll!

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  20. My favorite toy was Legos - I played with them endlessly. I love how many different things I could build.

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  21. On of my little one's favorite is his green metal John Deere tractor. He loves playing "farm" with it. He improvises with the sounds.

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  22. I loved my play kitchen! I spent hours 'making' meals!

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    1. Mayla, I was a little girl of the early 1940s and I had a little play kitchen sink/cabinet and stove. Of course, the stove was only pretend. But the sink was fantastic. It had a little tray/compartment on the back that I could put water in. Then when you turned the spigot, water came out the tap. There is no telling how much mess my mother had to clean up. I don't recall her being impatient with me about that or anything else. But that water surely spilled everywhere. :)

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  23. When I was a child I had the Barbie Country Camper. I was so happy when a woke on Christmas and found that yellow and orange camper under the tree. I spent many happy hours playing with.

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  24. My eldest daughters favorite toy were her American Girls Dolls. She took such good care of them. She could carefully brush their hair and she was careful to always close the Velcro so their clothes would not snag. They are carefully stored away waiting for her to have a little girl to love them.

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  25. I had a LIFE SIZE stuffed monkey growing up... I LOVED that thing!! I slept with it, dressed it, and layed on it on the floor watching tv. Man I miss that monkey!!!

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  26. Thanks for the reminder. I had a special stuffed dog that played music when you wound it up. I remember making it wind faster so the music would play faster not knowing I would break it. I still have that special stuffed dog and gave it to my little girl.

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  27. Vicki Furrin on RafflecopterJune 17, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Funny I don't really remember the toys except for Barbie; and I didn't play with her very often. It was always about books for me as far back as I can remember. I remember the Dr Seuss Books... I loved those; then Black Beauty was my favourite for a very long time - even though I cried every time I read it! As a child you never saw me without a book in my hand. I took one everywhere. Great memories.

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  28. growing up my favorite toy was a stuffed winnie the pooh. I still have him. I used to watch scary movies by hiding my face behind the bear and peeking around him.

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  29. Ah, sweet Pooh Bear! We do love him. My children did, too.

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  30. I I loved animals and bugs and nature. I was always catching critters and trying to raise them or nurse them back to health. as far as actual toys, Barbie wins.

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  31. I loved playing with my barbie dolls when i was a little girl!

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  32. I always liked playing with my Easy Bake Oven when I was a child.

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  33. I loved playing with my strawberry shortcake doll

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  34. I had a cabbage patch doll that looked something like me. My mom bought them for us (my sister and I) just before the big craze started and people were fighting each other in the store for them. I used to love my cabbage patch doll

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  35. My fav toy was my Chatty Cathy Doll

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  36. I loved Jax!!!!!

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  37. I loved my Barbie dolls and even made clothes for them.

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  38. when my boys were little they loved their diesel trucks. I've been trying to find something similar for my grandsons. One of my oldest sons first words was Diesel!

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  39. I loved playing with matchbox cars. I was such a tomboy!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  40. My older sons favorite toys are hot wheels. He loves racing them around
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  41. Birdie SkolfieldJune 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    My son loves his Little Red Wagon he sits in it to watch TV & eats his snack in it during the day then he brings it inside at night to put beside his bed so he can be ready to go in the morning with it

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  42. my favorite toy as a child was always Barbie, I have 2 boys and am really hoping baby #3 is a girl so I have someone to play with

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  43. I would like to win for my son

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  44. my son loves playing with his v reader

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  45. I loved Rainbow Brite...I had the sheets, the dolls....She was my favorite thing in the world.

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