Saturday, November 7, 2009

Discovery Toys Motorworks Review and Giveaway!

I was excited when Krista contacted me to do a review of a Discovery Toys product. I was even more excited when this arrived in the mail. Discovery Toys Motorworks. This junior mechanic set comes with a screwdriver, a working power tool (requiring 2 AA batteries), and all the parts to build three vehicles. The vehicles include a race car, prop plane and motorcycle. Also included are a toolbox to keep everything in, manual, extra tool bit and extra screws. This toy is recommended for children 4 years and up.

You can see the full company description here.

My kids have had an absolute blast with this toy. We have been playing with it daily since receiving it. It is very easy for them to manipulate. The screws go in and out easily and they both love the power tool! My 4-year-old spends a lot of time sorting out the different colored of screws into piles and then tries to figure out which pieces go to which vehicle. He is completely content sitting there putting the vehicles together and then taking them apart. I love that it comes with a toolbox to keep everything in. There are lots of little pieces, so this toy is not recommended for children under 3 due to this reason. I was very impressed with the sturdiness of the product as well. My kids have put the vehicles together, driven them all around the house, taken them back apart, and put them back together again. They are surely going to get a lot of wear around this house!

My overall impression of this toy is a good one. The toy seems tough to break which is a good thing around our house. The toy teaches order of operation, following instructions, color matching, and helps develop hand eye coordination. These things hit the learning stage my 4 year old is in right now. As I said above this toy keeps his attention for a long time. My (soon to be) 3 year old enjoys the toy on a different level. I think he is a little too busy for it right now, but he loves the tools and playing with the cars when they are put together. I would recommend this toy if your child is in the same stage my 4 year old is in as it appears to be a well built toy that helps development and is fun to play with.

If you are interested in this product for your own little one you can visit Krista at www.ToysAreGreat.com. There you can read more about Discovery Toys products, opportunities or view their catalog where you will find this great toy.

Now for the exciting news! You have the chance to win the Motor Works toy from Discovery Toys. There will be 4 ways to enter. Leave a comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment letting me know if you have ever purchased a Discovery Toy product, if so what was your favorite?
2. Become a follower. If you already are, leave a comment letting me know.
3. Subscribe to my blog. You can do so at the top of the page, if you already do, leave a comment letting me know.
4. Post about this give-a-way on your blog and leave a link. Leave a comment letting me know you did so.

The contest will end Saturday 11/14 at midnight. I will draw a winner on Sunday 11/15. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This review was based on my own opinion. I received this product from a Discovery Toys representative. I was not compensated in anyway for my opinion.

86 comments:

  1. I purchased a Discovery Toy years ago when my teenage nephews were little. I bought them a portable min golf course and they loved it!! I am waiting for someone to purchase my kids a Discovery Toy since I think their products are really educational AND fun!

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  2. I love Discovery Toys, and would love to win one of these! :) I think one of my favorite Discover Toys is the pounding toy that is shaped like a ship (and has balls with it). Obviously, I can't remember what it is called, but I really liked how sturdy it was.

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  3. We only had a few Discovery toys when my son was a baby. We have the stacking cups and my children still like to play with them - they are 5 & 3 now!

    Great drawing!

    mdehaan 04 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I've never purchased any Discovery Toys although I'm intrigued after this review!

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  5. I have not purchased a Discovery Toy product personally but my mother in law bought the tangiball for my son like 3 years ago. It is still a favorite and now my daughter loves it too!

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  6. I have the castle marbleworks toy by Discovery Toys. All four of my kids have enjoyed it.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  7. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  8. I am a new follower.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  9. I have never purchased a discovery toy, but have heard wonderful things about them. My son is just a year old, but this would be lovely for a nephew!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you on blogger!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  11. I subscribe in google reader

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  12. I haven't tried their toys yet, but i'm interested ! www.bargainfun.blogspot.com
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

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  13. marble maze!!!!!!! We have had a LOT of DT in our house and it's the only one that we still have all the pieces for.

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  14. We've never purchased these toys, but the look great - I know my son would love them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. A long time ago we had one of these and it was a big hit at my house. I have lots of nephews that would love one now.

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  16. Iv not seen these toys before, but they look like great fun for the little ones! Great Giveaway!

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  17. My boys love puzzle-car track that we picked up at a garage sale. That's the only Discover Toy we have right now, but maybe that will change soon! :)

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  18. No, never bought one that I can recall.

    fawnwoodusa@netscapedotnet

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  19. I subscribe via email, thanks!
    fawnwoodusa@netscapedotnet

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  20. I follow-thanks!
    fawnwoodusa@netscapedotnet

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  21. I have never purchased a Discovery Toy and never heard of them until about 2 years ago when we moved to Des Moines

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  22. I have never bought toys from this company, but they look fantastic! nativechristy17@hotmail.com

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  23. I am a subscriber and love your site. nativechristy17@hotmail.com

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  24. I have purchased MANY Discovery Toys - so of my favorites are Marbleworks and a Lil' Red Scoop, but many more gets lots of playtime in my house!

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  25. I have never purchased from Discovery Toys but have heard some wonderful things about them.

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  26. I love Discovery Toys! I bought the Zip Track and extra cars to go with it, and my kids still play with them 2 years later. Its their favorite :)

    Love your blog -- it has helped me save lots of money :) Thanks!

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  27. I'm a follower -- thanks!
    jolly54282@yahoo.com

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  28. I have and my favorite purchase was a little worm (it was green with multi colored segments) and the baby could twist each segment. sorry I can't remember it's name. ;)

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  29. I have purchased a couple of discovery toys when my son was a baby. It was a rattle system. They are quality toys. My little guy would love to win this one!

    jord8031@yahoo.com

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  30. I have never purchased a Discovery Toys product, but I think my son would love them!

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  31. No, I've never bought one for my kids!

    euroduck111@hotmail.com

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  32. I haven't ever purchased a Discovery Toy, but they sound great.

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  33. I have never purchased a Discovery toy- I'm new to parenting. This looks like fun though.
    k_t_holm at yahoo dot com

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  34. Yes..we have the ship that you hit the balls into-Evan LOVES it!

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  35. I've never purchased a discovery toy, but this one looks like so much fun!

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  36. I haven't purchased a Discovery Toy, but the motorworks looks like something my son would LOVE.

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  37. We have the What Am I Book Series and my son can't get enough. We've read them over and over again.

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  38. I have never purchased a Discovery Toy, but this is right up my little guys alley!!!

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  39. I subscribe!
    Thanks for the give away!!!

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  40. I haven't ever bought a Discovery Toy, but they love great and durable.

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  41. I subscribe too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I've never bought Discovery Toys but this would make a great gift for my niece & nephew for Christmas (my kids are still a little too young).

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  43. I have purchased Discovery Toys. My daughter's favorite game is Playful Patterns.

    ~Deidra
    deidra.fl at gmail.com

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  44. I have never bought a Discovery Toys toy, but gosh I sure am going to check them out now - this looks amazing!

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  45. I've never tried Discovery Toys, but this looks like a great toy for my grandson!

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  46. I just became a subscriber. No idea what took so long. LOL!

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  47. I would love a chance to try these toys. I don't think we have ever had any.

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  48. I remember getting Discovery toys when my oldest was young. He liked the marble tower and the thing when you hit the ball with a hammer and it rolls down. Great products. Glad to see they are still around.

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  49. I became a follower


    Kelly Morris
    www.themorristribe.net

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  50. My favorite Discovery toy was the one with the hammer and 4 balls than go down the little ramp, I'm sure it had a name but can't remember. My kids played with that like crazy!

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  51. Putting it on my blog www.themorristribe.net!

    Hope I win!

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  52. Yes, purchased their crib bumper for my first son.

    www.lileskimointexas.blogspot.com

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  53. The most memorable discovery toy I played with was the marble racers!

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  54. i have purchased almost all of the products over the past 7 years

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  55. I have purchased this exact item for my nephew for Christmas last year, and the "Doctor Set" version for my other nephew. However, now I have my own son who is one year old, and i know he would love to play with something like this!

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  56. I purchased the marble maze for my kids and they love it. I would love to win! Kbroderi@msn.com

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  57. I haven't purchased any Discovery toys yet but this set looks so perfect for my emerging little helper, especially with a dad who has a lot of tools and house projects!

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  58. I just subscribed! I really like the site!

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  59. I have never purchased anything from Discovery Toys. But, I am now thinking about it! My 2 boys would LOVE this toy!!! I am also a follower of your blog!!!

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  60. I have never purchased discovery toys..but I never knew they had this kind of stuff!! Thank you

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I became a follower of your blog.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. We have a number of DT toys... our ALL time favorite though is the Super Marbleworks! We've owned this toy for years, and my boys (now 6 & 8) still LOVE it! I am continuously amazed at the designs they come up with... like when my 6yo old started the marble track on his bed and then had a jump that sent the marbles onto another track on the floor. For younger kids, check out the Bug Game!

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  63. I am already a blog subscriber...

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  64. I purchased a teething toy for my daughter along time ago....she loved it!!!

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  65. I've never purchased a discovery toy (at least I don't think I have) :)
    Rachael
    happyhudsonites at sbcglobal dot net

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  66. I've never purchased a discovery toy before but, I have 2 boys, 2 girls and another on the way in January and I am sure they could put it to some good use. We don't buy toys that are advertised on television, we try to stay more towards with creative influences.
    dawnkaree at aol dot com

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  67. I've n ever purchased a discovery toy product, but I know my nephew would love them :)
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. We have not bought Discovery Toys for the kids.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  69. We purchased Motor Works and we are having lots of fun with it -- the power tool is great! BUT I lost the instructions! We are having a particularly difficult time re-building the plane. Can anyone copy and send me the instructions (electronically or by mail)? It would be very much appreciated. M. Tarampi, 4851 McLure Ave. Richmond BC, Canada, V7C 4K1

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