A Playskool/Hasbro Christmas For Boys

You know that nursery rhyme about what little boys are made of? It says frogs and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails is what little boys are made of.

This Christmas we have a perfect Playskool/Hasbro giveaway for the boys in your life, the ones who may also be made of dinosaurs and trucks and running amuck.

We are featuring these fun Playskool/Hasbro toys: TONKA Chuck and Friends, Dino Roars Monty Rex, Nerf-N-Force Sword and Nerf Dart Tag.

For the younger crowd, we have two interactive and fun toys that are sure to amaze your preschooler. (Reviewed by Erica)

tonka-1TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS CHUCK MY TALKING TRUCK is a preschool boy’s best buddy who always has something to say! This friendly truck featuring sound recognition technology is fully interactive and will roll forward when called!

CHUCK is revving to go with over 40 onboard phrases to encourage play such as “We’ve got work to do!” Toddlers will enjoy rolling the brightly-colored dump truck across the floor, tilting back the dump bed to unload big hauls, and going on adventures with their fun loving pal CHUCK.

Both of my boys love cars and trucks and have LOVED playing with CHUCK. He has received many giggles and smiles and has taken part in many adventures. CHUCK is definitely a well loved toy in our home.

dino-1DINO ROARS MONTY REX Dino is sure to delight your preschooler. Standing over 15-inches tall, this lifelike dino not only moves its head, tail, and arms, but also actually walks!

Toddlers can enjoy fun filled adventures with this realistic T-Rex pal that responds to touch, roars back when spoken to, and dances along to four engaging onboard songs.

While he is the king of the dinosaurs and roars like the best of them, MONTY REX is also soft to the touch. I was worried that my youngest would be a little afriad of MONTY REX, but he pets and kisses MONTY REX before roaring away and stomping around the living room with him.

The next two featured toys are a hit for the older crowd, the ones you always have to remind to stop jumping off of the furniture and running crazy throughout the house.

Nothing fits this rowdy crowd better than NERF toys. (Written by Janice)

Nerf N-Force Marauder long sword red-2

Nerf N-FORCE MARAUDER LONG SWORD is the second addition to the new NERF N-FORCE line. These swords are both longer and wider than previous N-FORCE Swords to help your son march into any mission feeling confident and cool. They are available in red and black.

Boys and their weapons, right? I am always amazed how a simple sword can provide Jackson with hours of entertainment. I get a kick out of watching him become a knight, ninja warrior or scary villian all with a toy sword and childhood imagination.

When Jackson invites his friends over, I like to get them outdoors. The NERF DART TAG FURYFIRE 2-PLAYER-SET is a great way for boys to burn off some of their energy.

Nerf Dart Tag FuryFire 2 Player Set-2

Complete with two new rapid-fire FURYFIRE blasters featuring auto-advance barrels that hold ten darts, two redesigned scoring vests, two sets of VISION GEAR eyewear and 20 DART TAG DARTS, the NERF DART TAG FURYFIRE 2-Player Set inspires engaging, energetic team play.

Each set includes one green and one orange blaster; gather a group and divide teams by color to create an extreme NERF DART TAG environment.

We have each of these toys to give away to one lucky reader. Here is how you can enter to win:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2009 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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Entries are open until Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.

Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)

This contest is open to US AND Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion void where prohibited.

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*Erica received CHUCK and MONTY REX to review. Janice is scheduled to receive both NERF toys to review, but they did not arrive in time. We didn’t want lost mail to keep you from missing these fun toys and having a chance to win them, so the Nerf info is based on product description. Playskool/Hasbro is also providing the prizing for this giveaway and product for Under the Tree.


  1. says

    Oh, my boy would love any of these!! He’s almost 3, so he’s kinda in between toys, but he already loves nerf guns and swords!! haha

    I have your button on my site’s sidebar!

  2. judy brittle says

    Oh my goodness! This would be a dream to win. My grandsons have some of these wonderful toys on their Christmas list. Thank you for this awesome chance!

  3. Piroska says

    I subscribe via Google Reader.
    (I’m having problems with Blogger–if this is a duplicate, I apologize–please delete.)

  4. says

    my youngest has been wishing for that dino, every time we go to Target we have to push the button and watch it walk and roar
    (blogged about giveaways and posted button)

  5. Angela says

    My son would love the nerf items!! I already subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous gift.

  6. Julie Smith says

    I can picture the fun my son would have with the Nerf Dart Tag … and I wouldn’t have to worry about he and his friends breaking things inside the house with it!

  7. says

    Did you look over my son’s shoulder while he was walking through the toy aisles at Target the other day??! lol. Pretty much, several of these toys are his “favorites” right now. The dino and the truck in particular.

  8. Laquette says

    My name is Laquette and I am nominating my family for the Christmas Giveaway 2009. I have 3 children-Selena 4, Jaylen 5, and Dominic 9. Jaylen has a learning /Behavior/Speech Dissability. Jaylen, Dominic, and I all suffer from severe Asthma. I also suffer from Bilateral Bursitis of my hips, which causes severe leg, knee, and hip pains. Due to my illnesses it is hard for me to keep a job, especially during cold months because I tend to get very ill and unable to go to work. I recently had to quit my job because of illness and lack of childcare for my children because their daycare closed unexpectedly. I do have a part-time job as a home health aide, but I onlwork 15 hours a week at a rate of $9.10/hr. This income is hardly enough to pay my $595 rent each month and still be able to pay utilities, and buy the children clothes and shoes. Because of thiS, i am currently a month behind in my rent and I am struggling to keep all of my bills paid. It would be greatly appreciated if my family was chosen for the giveaway this year.

  9. Vicky H. says

    The Tonka truck would be a great gift for my God-nephew. I’d donate the rest of the toys to my sister’s job’s charity.

  10. says

    My little guy would love these. He is 3 years old. He has been talking about that truck from TV. :) Please enter us. Button on my blog.


  11. Veronica L. says

    I have three boys under the age of 5 in my household and I know they would absolutely LOVE to have the Dinosaur. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  12. says

    This would be a nice addition to my daycare toys… the kids would love it when they come back from vacation and see that “Santa” came to my house!

    Button on sidebar

  13. Crystal F says

    I tried to share a button on facebook but I don’t guess you can do that. lol It did leave a link to 5 Minutes For Mom so I hope that counts. Thank you!!

  14. Marcia says

    My sister’s niece just adopted two boys from Eastern Europe ages 4 and 8. I would like to win these toys for them (maybe not the sword!)

  15. Christa says

    Nice little gift for my nephew.. I remember my brothers loving Tonka as little ones.. what a great thing to bring to the Christmas tree this year!

  16. Rebecca Peters says

    I already bought my son chuck, but I know some other little boys who would love him also.. as for the rest of the toys.. they look awesome and I know someone who would love them!!

  17. Kellie Conklin says

    I also am amazed how much time a simple sword can provide entertainment for! thanks for the giveaway! non-blogger but spreading the word by mouth! thanks!

  18. Aniela says

    I have 3 boys and each of these toys is perfect for their different interests, love it! They’d be great Christmas gifts.

  19. Maggie M says

    These would be great for my son. He has 2 sisters that are older and he has been stuck playing with their toys. Needless to say, my husband isn’t too excited about him playing with Barbie and Snow White.

  20. Chandra Strazdas says

    My son keeps seeing the Nerf Sword at the store, he has almost become obsessed with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Eileen says

    OH these are GREAT.I have seen CHUCK…he is adorable! Any little guy would love him. AND my son would love the Nerf and sword toys. I am happy to be part of THIS giveaway!!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com