The Green Thirteen #7: Oompa Toys Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/3) CLOSED

Thursday, November 19, 2009 Posted by Dina N


 
When I was little, few of my toys made any sounds - apart from the imaginary things I wanted them to say or do during pretend play. Once I had kids, I quickly discovered that almost any toy we owned mooed, talked, squeaked, played music, and had flashing lights of some sort. And while many are great fun and offer educational benefits, I missed the simpler - and quieter - playtime of my childhood. 

Recently, I discovered a company that offers toys with no batteries, no blinking lights, and no cartoon characters. Oompa Toys carry a selection of wooden European toys, educational toys, and modern children's furniture for babies and preschoolers. In addition, Oompa Toys sell baby gear, including strollers, high chairs, diaper bags and meal and bath time items. Their baby toys are natural, safe, and eco-friendly.

I fell in love with Oompa's wooden toys. I browsed their catalog and online store, and found tons of wonderful items I'd love to have for my kids. Among the quality brands they carry, there are several I am familiar with: Haba, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Bugaboo, and Bumbleride. In addition, I discovered many others that would be a welcome addition to any playroom or nursery. Oompa Toys even have organic toys! I put together a long list of items that would make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, or just because.

Oompa Toys sent me one of their Bajo multi-colored toy trains to review. This adorable train has five flatbeds and 27 pieces that are combined into an engine, passenger car, log car, tanker car and one carrying an automobile. The train, just as all Bajo toys, is made in Europe from locally grown wood and has a non-toxic finish. It's sturdy and will last for years. This toy would make a wonderful present for boys as well as girls. My daughter, who adores "choo-choo trains", had a grand time putting it together, then taking it apart again. She arranged her dolls and stuffed animals in a row, and put up quite a show, naming all the different colors of the toy and explaining how the little car takes a ride on the choo-choo train. She entertained herself for quite a while.

The Bajo multi-colored train is great for developing kids' creativity and independent play. I can just see it under a Christmas tree, carrying tiny gifts, or on the coffee table, on its own or in combination with other toys, providing hours of fun. You can see all the Bajo cars and trains here.

The Giveaway
Oompa Toys are generously giving away to one lucky reader the same Bajo multi-colored toy train with blue base that I reviewed!

To enter, please visit Oompa Toys and comment below with your favorite item.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a fun toy train from Oompa Toys at the Green Thirteen #eco #Giveaway Event! Ends 12/3 @aitmama @oompatoys http://tinyurl.com/yg64uwj" ;
  • sign up to get the Oompa news by e-mail - see the right bottom corner of their home page;
  • follow Oompa Toys on twitter;
  • spread the word about my Green Thirteen blogging event;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 3, 2009, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. . The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor. I received the toy train with no obligation to write a positive review. No monetary or other compensation was received or implied. 

Good luck!

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  1. Tj and Amy said...

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  2. Tj and Amy said...

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  10. lisa said...

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  15. Anonymous said...

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  16. Anonymous said...

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  17. Anonymous said...

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  18. mamawj said...

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  19. mamawj said...

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  24. mamawj said...

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  25. vgi said...

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  29. hollowsins said...

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  30. hollowsins said...

    I subscribe via email

  31. hollowsins said...

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  33. bekki1820cb said...

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  40. Tj and Amy said...

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  41. Trung Nguyen said...

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  42. Trung Nguyen said...

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  43. Trung Nguyen said...

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  44. Trung Nguyen said...

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  45. Trung Nguyen said...

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  49. Bonita12 said...

    My son likes the Wooden Tractor with Multiple Log Carts from Bajo.

  50. Bonita12 said...

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  51. Bonita12 said...

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  52. Bonita12 said...

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  53. Tj and Amy said...

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  54. DEBIJOT said...

    Love the Eco Town from Plan Toys.

  55. DEBIJOT said...

    blog follower

  56. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I like the Eco-Friendly Tea Set from Green Toys. Thanks :)

  57. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  58. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  59. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  60. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  61. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  62. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  63. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  64. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  65. Niecey said...

    My favorite item is the
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  66. Niecey said...

    I tweeted

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  67. Niecey said...

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  68. Niecey said...

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  70. Niecey said...

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  75. Niecey said...

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  77. Marianna said...

    I like the Biofino Hamburger & Fries set from Haba
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  78. Marianna said...

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  79. Marianna said...

    I follow Oompa on Twitter (@greenmamaspad)
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  80. Marianna said...

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  81. Marianna said...

    I follow on Google Friend Connect

  82. Marianna said...

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  83. Marianna said...

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  85. Paula Myers said...

    I like the Terrace Dollhouse and accessories! paulajomyers@yahoo.com

  86. Paula Myers said...

    I'm a subscriber!

  87. Nancy M. said...

    I like the meadow matching game.

  88. Nancy M. said...

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  89. Nancy M. said...

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  90. Nancy M. said...

    I am a fan on facebook also!

  91. SH said...

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  92. SH said...

    I follow

  93. Nicole said...

    I like Trendy Messenger Diaper Bag Flamingo from Allerhand

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  100. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  101. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  102. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  103. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  107. kristenly said...

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  109. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
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  110. Anonymous said...

    I like the Charley Chick Wall Clock from Haba


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  111. Anonymous said...

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  117. Anonymous said...

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  118. Anonymous said...

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  119. Anonymous said...

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  123. Anonymous said...

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  124. Anonymous said...

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  128. Anonymous said...

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  129. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
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  130. Laura said...

    I love love LOVE the owl family mobile!
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  132. bekki1820cb said...

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  133. bekki1820cb said...

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  134. bekki1820cb said...

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  135. bekki1820cb said...

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  136. bekki1820cb said...

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  137. bekki1820cb said...

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  138. Anonymous said...

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  139. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  140. Anonymous said...

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  141. Anonymous said...

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  142. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  144. Anonymous said...

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  145. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
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  146. Marianna said...

    daily tweet: http://twitter.com/GreenMamasPad/status/6190322588

  147. Amy said...

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  148. Amy said...

    Following Oompa on twitter

  149. Anonymous said...

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  150. zachsgran said...

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  151. zachsgran said...

    follower
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  152. zachsgran said...

    signed up for Oompa newsletter
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  153. zachsgran said...

    I like the activity clock
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  154. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/6234123288

  155. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
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  156. bekki1820cb said...

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  157. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Liquid Soaps giveaway.

  158. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Taraluna giveaway.

  159. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Woven Blanket giveaway.

  160. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered SproutBaby giveaway.

  161. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Teeth Cleaner giveaway.

  162. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Bayes giveaway.

  163. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Follow & tweeted:
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  164. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I love this:
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  165. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Signed up for the Oompa newsletter

  166. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Follow Oompa on Twitter

  167. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I sub

  168. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Friend on Facebook

  169. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I follow

  170. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the soap giveaway

  171. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  172. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  173. sito50 said...

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  174. sito50 said...

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  175. sito50 said...

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  176. sito50 said...

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  177. sito50 said...

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  178. sito50 said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  179. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Let one out :) Entered Sound of Music giveaway.

  180. debra.pp said...

    the terrace dollhouse

  181. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    tweeted
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  182. tmc480 said...

    signed up for oompa mailing list
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  183. tmc480 said...

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  184. Tylerpants said...

    I love the cute Knitted City Food Assortment from Yellow Label Kids!
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  185. Tylerpants said...

    I'm also a follower
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  186. Tylerpants said...

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  187. Tylerpants said...

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  188. Tylerpants said...

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  192. soccermom1 said...

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  193. trixx said...

    I just love HABA products! The Ball Track Roll 'N Roll 'N Roll is perfect for my daughter!

  194. trixx said...

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  195. trixx said...

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  197. Anonymous said...

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