Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Tiger Tribe Mega Christmas Toy Review and Giveaway!


Becoming a parent makes us so sentimental for the playthings we once enjoyed in our childhood doesn't it?

I know that growing up in the '70's meant there was still a lot of retro styling evident in the toys that I enjoyed. Toys from that era and earlier were a mix of beautiful colours, themes and classic, basic ideals. Imagination was nurtured, minds were occupied and children were entertained with all but the simplest of playthings.


Those were the days...Eh? (Cue: Croaky old lady voice.)

As a still sentimental, yet slightly more grown up girly today, I continue to actively seek these perfect ideals in the playthings of my children. I look for toys that capture this essence of innocence, simplicity, creativity and beauty. For the most part, it's difficult to find these rare qualities in this age of technology, but sometimes, just sometimes, you do come across a toy manufacturer who has got it Golidilocks 'just right' and when you do, it's joy for everyone young and old.

 
Meet Tiger Tribe: I barely need to explain why their toys are simply stunning. Can you see the beauty? The simple elegance?: The 'come sit awhile and play with me' factor? The quality, colours, styling; it's all there and we've been lucky enough to try it out and pass on our thoughts here and then giveaway a load of toys to bring smiles to the next generation this Christmas. Bless-em!
 
 
Tea sets, remember those? These days most tea sets on the market for kiddos light up, whistle and shout and even play music. I don't know about you, but when I drink real tea, it's a Zen moment. (Peace, quiet and tranquillity are lost qualities in our age.)
How about trying out the tranquil experience of a real tea set on your child?
 
 
 
Sluuurrrp!
 
Seriously, we can't ever hear our child drink tea from her modern electronic tea set, but with the magic of Tiger Tribe's Vintage Round Tea Set in English Rose, we can hear all this and more. (Birds, wind, the phone ringing...)
 
Oh, it's just like a real tea time with another adult now, only a smaller and cuter one!
 
Celeste is digging this tin tea-time set for all the same reasons as us. It's beautifully sized, beautiful to look at and beautiful to watch: You get my drift. 
 
Included is a tray, four cups, saucers and cake plates and the most delightful little teapot you've ever laid eyes on. My Daughter packs it all up in an instant, (sometimes while I am still enjoying my beverage - must talk to her about that one), shuts it all away in the carry trunk and departs to her next tea stop destination...Giving Mummy a much needed break in the process - I'll drink to that!
 
Tiger Tribe's pretty set can be purchased for $34.95 and would make any little tea lover happy, happy this Christmas.
 
 
The lure of the jewellery box: All little girls love a jewellery box. (Let's face it, big ones do too, especially if they're loaded with gems.) Tiger Tribe's pretty and girly treasure chest is the sweetest place to store your Daughter's first delicacies. This charming and larger than average trunk is bound to please.
 
Complete with four well-sized drawers, it is lined, floral and features a good strong ballerina to cope with the less than delicate treatment little 'ladies' can sometimes dish out. This plays a lovely tune too, (The Nutcracker) at just the right pitch because again, there are no batteries to speak of, so you can listen to more real birdy tunes in the background while they play.
 
 
Celeste is impressed beyond measure with this as any little Miss would be. Tiger Tribe's darling jewellery box, in the English Rose pattern retails for $39.95 and will have little girls everywhere dancing with joy this Christmas.
 
 
Got a little artist who likes to draw on their own tummy like mine? Time to get them their very own Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set: Big Girls' (or Boys') Favourites to distract and retrain those bad habits. There's nothing like drawing on real paper and for the most part, it's a whole lot tidier too.
 
 
These great little fully equipped sets are presented in magnetised boxes and house many hours of imaginative and creative play opportunities for children. There is an activity book, colouring pens and stickers. Its portable size makes it a brilliant choice for travel or take-along play. The Piccolo sets pictured are available in both boy and girl sets and retail for $13.95.
 
 
For the smaller peeps who want to be just like the bigger ones when it comes to drawing, there's the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Oodle Doodles sets available in boy and girl options. Inside you'll find our very favourite chubby crayons which are styled to fit little clumsy fingers, as well as 48 semi-coloured doodle / activity pages and over 70 stickers.
 
 
Another great pack and go option for a little person who might otherwise drive you batty.
 
Tiger Tribe's Piccolo Oodle Doodles sets are priced at $15.95
 
 
The Casagami Solar Night Light is a beautiful little flat-packed house which you assemble yourself. You can decorate it or leave it plain. Included in the pack is a solar panel which attaches to the roof of the dwelling. Charge it up and enjoy hours of cost-free, energy efficient solar lighting in a special place for your child.
 
When charged, the Casagami house lights up with a warm, soft and enchanting glow. How pretty would a few of these look decorated on your Christmas table this year? With no electricity, battery or safety concerns, these make a perfect and restful night lamp for your child's room.
 
The Casagami houses are manufactured by an ESAT (disabled persons workshop) in Paris. They arrive flat-packed in a mailer and so make an ideal gift to post at low cost. RRP $14.95.
 
***GIVEAWAY***
 
It's Christmas time here on the blog!
Want to win your pick of these stunning items
to gift to a child this Christmas?
 
Tiger Tribe have generously offered readers of Six Little Hearts
the opportunity to do just that!
The total prize pool of this giveaway is $147.65 
 
There will be seven individual winners of the seven great items depicted in this review.
To enter, all you need do is leave a comment and tell us which gift you'd like to win
and (where relevant), whether you'd like the girl or boy option.
If you're happy to win anything in this giveaway, simply write 'anything'
along with your name and your comment.
 
Please share the Christmas cheer and shout out about this giveaway on your social media using the options below. This is greatly appreciated.
This is a game of skill.
 
To Enter:
 
Please follow Tiger Tribe on Facebook
Please follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter App below:
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
*Please note, in order to receive your prize in time for Christmas, you will need to respond to a winner's email ASAP! Failure to do so may see your prize arrive mid January due to Christmas closures and postal delays.
 
*Disclaimer: Six Little Hearts was gifted the items depicted in this post for the purpose of review.
All opinions expressed are those of this blog's Author.
 
 
There are many fantastic reviews and giveaways here at the moment because it's Christmas!
 
Recent posts and giveaways you may have missed include:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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75 comments:

  1. My fondest childhood toy memory is of my Spirograph it was endless fun colouring in my creations. My girls would love to win the Vintage Tea Set

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    1. I really wanted a Spirograph and never got one! Thanks for the memories!

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  2. What gorgeous, vintagey designs, love them! Great find!
    Visiting from HandbagMafia xx

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  3. I love Tiger Tribe and my daughter has quite a few of their toys already!
    Would be happy to win anything except for the teaset - only because we already have it. :D

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  4. We love Tiger Tribe in our house! My daughter would be thrilled to win anything from this fabulous giveaway

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  5. I would love the Piccolo Colouring Set (Boys) as my little guys are huge on the big colour at the moment. Tiger Tribe is so gorgeous!

    I only remember playing with my Barbies as a child. Spending hours and hours and hours setting up houses for them just perfectly. Have girls changed that much today?

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    1. Congratulations Vicki - the big boys set is yours! Will be in touch shortly to let you know! Merry Christmas!

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  6. i would love for my granddaughter please the
    Piccolo Colouring Set - Big Girls' they love to draw pictures for me grandma sue petrie

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    1. I am sure your Grandkids will be making you very happy this Summer with their drawings! Congratulations, you have won the Big Girls' Set and I will be in touch shortly. Merry Christmas to you all!

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  7. My fondest memory of toys would have to be my barbies & barbie kitchen set. I would love the oddle doodle set for my son.

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  8. I wish blogging was a thing when my kids were little!! Awesome giveaway but with my youngest being 19 I think I'll admire from afar ;-)

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  9. My Dad built me a dolls house. It was amazing and I played with it continuously.

    I's love to win the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Oodle Doodles for a Boy. Great for establishing grip.

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    1. Second chance draw winner of the Piccolo set for boys - congratulations!

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  10. My fondest memory would be receiving a Cabbage Patch doll from my eldest sister when she saved up her wages from her first ever job. It was such a beautiful gesture, and I loved that doll with all my heart. I am now 35 and still have my CP doll. I would be happy with any prize.

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  11. So many divine items that my daughters would just adore! But if I have to pick just one it would have to be the tea set - hours of imaginative play ahead with such a stunning set!

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    1. I am Natasha Andrews - sorry forgot to pop in my name :)

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  12. I have a rather long stint in the Children's Hospital in Sydney when I was 7. A huge distance from home mum stayed by my side the whole time. I missed my siblings and dad dreadfully but I had a huge smile on my face when I received a visit from Humphrey B Bear. I still don't know to this day whether it was the 'real' Humphrey but it doesn't matter. To a child it was the greatest time, I got great cuddles and of course my very own Humphrey B Bear stuffed toy. It is quite ragged now but I still have it, nearly 40 years on. The next 4 weeks in hospital didn't seem to drag so much after that.

    (I would love the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set: Girls - for a preschooler who just loves to draw)

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  13. Definitely the Tiger Tribe's Piccolo Oodle Doodles (boys) - we're about to go on a looooong car trip with our boys (aged 4 and 2) and any distractions would be most welcome! (Visiting from #TeamIBOT)

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  14. The vintage tea set please! (girl) I remember going to my grandmas with my sister and playing with Marble run. We would set it up all around the lounge and make Grandma come and watch us roll the marbles. The best fun was when you had messed up and the marble plopped out!
    Caroline maria rose hannessen

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    1. There's nothing quite like playing at Grandma's house and marbles were the best! Congratulations, the tea set is yours! Merry Christmas and I will be in touch shortly!
      BIG THANK YOU to everyone for entering and following along here this year. Drawing the winners from all of these lovely comments and memories was very difficult. xx

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    2. Thank you so much! Can't wait - now I have to go find marble run for my little one to take to Grandmas too :D

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  15. I remember those tea sets! They were the best!

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  16. My daughter would love that teaset, how cute is that little case to keep it in! Beautiful toys!
    Wendy Sutcliffe

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  17. What a lovely prize for the little ones, and at this very appropriate time of the year.

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  18. I have fond memories of copying my mum while she ironed, with my little ironing board and clothes line set up and a baby doll at me feet in her bouncer. My little girl would love anything here - tiger tribe stuff always has beautiful toys that are just right.

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  19. When I was a kid, the only thing I wanted, and was lucky enough to get one Christmas, was a set of these little bead type things that you clipped onto the spokes of your bike wheels. Then when you rode, the beads would clatter up and down the spokes making a delicious rhythmic sound. I spent all Christmas day that year riding up and down the street, letting the clatter tie in with the song in my head. Those beads were the most awesome toy ever! Anything, anything at all would be amazing. I have a boy and a girl, so just about any of those toys would be so well recieved!

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  20. I loved playing with my doll which was called A giggles doll she could walk talk and giggle and I would love the Tea Set for my grand daughter please

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  21. Anything!
    My favourite memory is working soooo hard on my piano exam to get an A so that I could get a Cabbage Patch Kid. It showed me that hard work paid off!

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  22. Lovely giveaway. Anything.
    My favourite memory- White Christmas in Europe. Renata Marchionna

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  23. My favourite thing as a child was playing with my jewellery box. I loved that the ballet dancer would twirl around to the music, it was so magical and I couldn't work out why she'd stop when I closed the box lol. While I'd love a jewellery box for Hayley I think shes still too young she'd probably just try to rip the ballerina off. I think she'd love the tea set though. She loves copying us and I drink tea all the time so it'd be great for her to have her own little tea set.

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  24. Gosh I love their products. I'm currently eying off a fairy house they make.

    For me, it was all about magic and make believe because I was kind of like an only child. My brother is 12 years older than me and didn't ever want to play tea parties. I'd make cubbies and forts and invite my fairy friends for tea often.

    Dora has a love of fairies too and I could see her setting up a tea party with the lovely tea set in this post.

    (Girl)

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  25. I'd love the Oodle Doodles for my daughter.
    Like me, she'll happily spend hours colouring, drawing, writing and painting. Unlike me - she appears to have some talent! I loved our Summer holidays when it rained and I was permitted to lie by the window all day drawing.

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    1. Well done Kylie, the Oodle Doodles girl set is yours and it sounds like a lovely childhood memory - thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you!

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  26. I have fond memories of roping in my brother to play with my Barbies in the doll house :) I love the jewellery box, so sweet! (Stacey Shailer)

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  27. I absolutely love Tiger Tribe. I would love the piccolo Oodle colouring set please. My sister's and my favourite game was Barbies. We'd make them have swimming races. We'd roll a dice and then have to move the Barbie that amount of spaces. Good times :)

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  28. A cabbage kid was my favourite present from Santa,
    When I was a little girl.
    It was dressed as an astronaut
    And I thought it was out of this world.
    My daughter loves jewellery,
    Bracelets, necklaces and rings.
    She'd love the Tiger Tribe jewellery box,
    So much joy to her it would bring.
    Kimberley Manago

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  29. I would always love getting CDs as presents. I was a music lover and found my inner peace with it.
    Girl Please. Nikita Tasi

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  30. I have so many memories, however the one that stands out are those with my stuffed rabbit Bugs, he was my security toy and now, 30 years later, he is my 9 years old's security toy.

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  31. I loved receiving soft toys as gifts...even when I was in High School! I now pass them down to my daughter!
    The tea set would be awesome for my daughter, who loves to drink tea!
    Karina Lee

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  32. I had a doll called valerie-she had a button on her back and her hair would grow-love to see another one again!!

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  33. I still have my first china tea set, first teddy and a jewellery box...all over 40 years old...ahhh scary.
    Still would love if my daughter could say the same thing in 30 years time

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  34. My Nanna died when I was 7 but I always remember her buying me a matchbox car whenever my Mum took her shopping in town (a 120km round trip away). I had a little cardboard suitcase full of the matchbox cars and would play with them with my little brother.
    My daughter would love the Casagami Solar Night Light to decorate and keep her safe from the dark. Thanks Carolyn.

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  35. I was given a ballerina music box when I was little from my interstate Aunty, and I remember sitting there for hours just winding it up and watching the pretty ballerina go around. I still have it too! I would love to get one for my girls

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  36. My daughter has the Tiger Tribe tea set and just loves it! Watching her play reminds me of me when I was little; having tea parties with my cabbage patch doll (Jenny!!) Tiger Tribe are wonderful for the imagination of little ones. We would love to try the Piccolo Oodle Doodle set (girl). It looks like hours of fun and creativity for her.

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  37. A favorite childhood memory I have is playing with my grandmother in the backyard. I had a Care Bears sheet that we turned into a tent and we pretended that was our house. I would love any of these toys. I have both a boy and a girl, so any one of the prizes would be amazing!

    Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  38. I would love anything - I have a son and a daughter, so any gender prize would be well received x

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  39. I loved playing with paper dolls when I was a child in Ukraine. Mostly we played outside or read books. TV was limited. I would love the girl option and my favorite item is The Casagami Solar Night Light

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    1. I loved paper dolls too! Your childhood sounds amazing! Congratulations, you are the winner of the Casagami Night Light. Merry Christmas and I will be in touch shortly to arrange your prize. :D

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  40. I would absolutely love to have a chance to win the Jewellery Box for my daughter who is nearly 3. She is such a girly girl and I know she would adore this! Thank you so much :) Monique N

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  41. My Dad built be a little wooden stove out of scraps from his workshop. It had tin pain lids for the burners and milk bottle caps for the buttons. I loved that little thing so much!

    My youngest girl, Anne, would absolutely ADORE that little tea set!

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  42. The vintage tea set is divine! Yes please, for a girl. I never had one as a child and have told my boys they will no doubt have to endure tea with teddies once my little girl is old enough (they secretly can't wait!)

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  43. At Christmas time I can not help but think of the families and children who are not as fortunate as me. I loved colouring in and drawing as a child. I would love to win any gift so my son and I can donate it to our local Salvation Army Giving Tree for a child to receive at Christmas.

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  44. I'd love the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set: Big Boys or anything really! My favourite Xmas present as a child was my Slinky... played with it endlesssly until the wire got all tangled up! (Sonya Nicole)

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  45. I love the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Oodle Doodles for a girl please.
    jody buhagiar :)

    My favourite christmas memory was getting Baby alive!!
    I fed her, bathed her and cleaned her, she would thrive.
    My friend when I was sad, mad. The best dolly I ever liked
    Curled up next to me in bed, I even dinkied her on my bike.

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  46. I would love to win the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set for girls please! :)
    (Rachel Oliver)

    My favourite childhood toy was a doll that came with a wand and velcro jewels. You slipped the jewels inside the wand and pressed it to the dolls dress to make it pretty. I loved it!

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  47. The tea set is gorgeous (girl) I loved my little doll that turned into a cupcake, when you turned the cupcake inside out she turned into a girl. She smelled amazing http://www.pinterest.com/pin/59954238764776403/

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  48. The vintage tea set please! (girl).

    My favourite toy as a child was holly hobbie. She was big , nearly the same size as me!! We had tea parties, hide and seek and bedtime stories. She even came with a matching bag :) oh! I miss her !

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  49. Tiger Tribe's Vintage Round Tea Set in English Rose (girl). I loved my baby doll that was brought back from a trip to the UK, I played everything with her (including tea parties). She was so dear to me that I still have her, her original clothes have long since gone, but she is still my baby doll (even 30 odd years later).

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  50. Tiger Tribe's Vintage Round Tea Set in English Rose (girl) I always wanted a bride doll, when I got her she was 3 foot high and sat on my bed every day, 45 years on I still have her and plain to give her to my granddaughter when she can appreciate it

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  51. My favorite memory is when we had the whole family together for Christmas diner (: It dosent matter which prize i get if i win, i am donating them to my local fire house for childeren that dont have any.

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  52. Loving the tea set...i remember role playing when i was little playing with my tea set that belonged to my nanna. Wonderful memories. (Leanne white)

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  53. My favourite memory was believing in santa, My daughter would love the Tiger Tribe vintage tea set.

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  54. I loved my Myer Christmas teddy I thought he was a real magical Christmas teddy and I still have him 30 years on. My little guy would love the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Oodle Doodles pack all great products thou!

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    1. Congratulations Laura - the Oodle Doodle Boys set is yours and I will be in touch shortly. Thanks so much for entering!

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  55. Love the tin tea set super sweet for my little miss

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  56. Rubiks Cube - such a challenge! my son would love the oodles doodles crayon set

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  57. I loved playing with totem tennis poles! You could release so much built up anger onto a tiny tennis ball. I would like to win the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set: Big Girls'

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  58. My little girls would love to hide their treasures in the gorgeous jewellery box!

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    1. Congratulations Alisia, you have won this beautiful item for your girls :D I will be in touch shortly. Merry Christmas!

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  59. Carolyn Wrigley
    I loved my Rainbow Sprite doll. I was so excited to receive her and dragged her everywhere with me for years. My son would love the Vintage Round Tea Set.

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  60. I was given a teddy bear china tea set when I was little which I still have in a box to this day and Esther likes to play with it, but some of the cups have recently been smashed! So I would love to win the tin tea cup set because it looks so cute and my girls would spend hours playing tea parties!

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  61. My favourite memories are adventures with my Cabbage Patch dolls, Gloria and Bridgette. They went everywhere with us- to the zoo and on Brownie Camp. My sister made me a baby carrier so I could wear them everywhere and even made them Brownie uniforms- such fun!
    We would love any prize. Thanks. Cathy

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  62. Our son would just love the Dremel Derby Car Kit. He is fascinated with V8 Supercars and follows the Bathurst Race weekend religiously. The Dacar Races are also a favourite too. I'm sure he would want to paint it in Craig Lowndes car colours.

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