Mega Bloks® First Builders™ {Review and Giveaway}

by CarrieB

Do you have toddlers who like building? Any fans of Mega Bloks® out there? If so you, you’ll be happy to hear that Mega Bloks® has recently released a new line-up of creative options for play with their First Builders™ collection. This new line-up is designed with ages one and up in mind and are fully compatible with the rest of the Mega Bloks® systems.

I was recently sent samples of two of the items in Mega Bloks® First Builders set: the Mega Bloks® Safari Train and Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car. When the package arrived my kids (ages 1, 4 and 6) were all atwitter with excitement. My middle child is a big train lover and so he was most excited to see the Safari Train set. My oldest is our resident animal lover and he was excited about the alligator block which is included with the train. Other animal blocks include: an elephant, hippo, lion and parrot. Also it should be duly noted (as it was quickly discovered by my children) that the train’s features a whistle that gives a toot when you push down on the button. This is a very cute toy and properly geared for younger ages who are fascinated by trains and animals.

My one year old daughter was most excited by the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car. She took possession of it immediately upon it’s arrival. What makes this ride-on car so fantastic is that is features caster wheels which makes it incredibly easy to turn around on. It is extremely easy to maneuver and fun to ride on. In fact, it was so fun that my daughter, who normally loves her naps and is eager to take them (yeah. I know.) was distressed because she didn’t want to get off her car and go to bed! (That makes the toy a winner in my book.) My only regret (if you can call it that) is that the car is not a little bit bigger. My children run on the tall side and even at one, I felt my daughter was a little bit too tall to fit on the car properly. There is no raised handle bar for her to hold on to (what there is to hold on to is lower and close to the seat) so that caused her some complications at first. However, she quickly conquered the vehicle and enjoys it immensely.

We have really had fun with the First Builders series and feel safe and happy in recommending them to others.

New toys are fun – and even better if won! We are very pleased to say that Mega Bloks® has offered up a prize package of the following items to one of our readers here at 5 Minutes for Mom. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below to win (U.S. residents only).

Enter to win the following items:

· Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car
· Safari Train
· Big Building Bag
· Safari Tub Town
· Farm Pals
· Steer-me Steve

That’s a prize package worth $150 and plenty of playtime for the special little one(s) in your life!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Carrie blogs primarily about books at Reading to Know and 5 Minutes for Books. But her children don’t mind talk of toys every now and again.



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1 Ally March 2, 2013 at 3:51 am

Definitely the Safari Train. What’s better than trains and animals?

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2 christie March 2, 2013 at 6:00 am

Definitely the big building bag my baby always steals his brothers blocks.

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3 Mamatha March 2, 2013 at 6:41 am

It is safari tub town for sure!

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4 Harmony B March 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

My kids would like the safari

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5 Lizzy March 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

the race car!

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6 anne March 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

the Farm Pals.

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7 Terin March 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

The Safari Train! My 3 year old son’s new addiction is trains!

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8 Vickie Couturier March 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

Steer-me Steve would be the fave

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9 Julie Arduini March 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

My nephew would be all over each of these. What a great idea.

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10 Barbie March 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I don’t have toddlers at home, but these would be perfect for the preschool class at my church, especially the large duplos!

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11 Wehaf March 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

The big building bag would be the biggest hit here.

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12 april yedinak March 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Farm Pals would be a hit.

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13 Meghan Finley March 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

definitely Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car

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14 Daiva March 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Safari Tub Town

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15 mrsshukra March 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Farm Pals will be a hit!

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16 DebbieKL March 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

My kiddos would enjoy Farm Pals!

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17 Lindsey D. March 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

My daughter would love the Big Building Bag

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18 Tabathia B March 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

the safari train

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19 amyc March 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Probably the Safari train.

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20 Rochel S March 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The · Safari Tub Town

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21 Theresa N March 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The safari tub town.

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22 Jessica B. March 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car would be fun for my son. He’d love it all!

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23 Randi S March 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Safari Train would be a hit:)

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24 Sadie March 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Farm Pals would be my kids favorite

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25 Kelly D March 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

My kids would like the Farm Pals.

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26 Heather Hayes Panjon March 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

The Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car!

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27 robyn paris March 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

the Whirl N Twirl Race Car

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28 D SCHMIDT March 3, 2013 at 12:12 am

I think Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car would be the biggest hit!

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29 Heather March 3, 2013 at 1:01 am

I know my son will love the Safari Tub Town!

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30 Louis March 3, 2013 at 1:24 am

the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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31 Janet W. March 3, 2013 at 5:19 am

The Safari Train would probably be the biggest hit!

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32 Kathy Stevenson March 3, 2013 at 6:49 am

My girls would love the safari Tub Town!

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33 Nicole p. March 3, 2013 at 6:50 am

The Safari Train!

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34 Patricia Wojnar Crowley March 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

The safari train would be a huge hit!

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35 June March 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

The first builders set.

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36 Kristie March 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

Steer-me Steve would be a hit here.

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37 Becca Huben March 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

The Safari Tub is so cute – would be great for my little guy to have while his sister pulls out her tub of legos!

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38 shelly March 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I think my daughter would love the safari tub town!

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39 Amanda Hoffman March 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

farm pals i think my son would love the most

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40 Kalsey Harrison March 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Safari Tub Town looks awesome

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41 LaVonne March 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

The race car would be loved! ;)

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42 lana March 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car

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43 Ronalee Duncan March 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I think little guy would love Steer-me Steve

ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

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44 Stacey B March 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Either the dump truck or the car!

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45 Yolanda March 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Whirl n Twirl Race CAr

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46 debbie jackson March 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm

The first builders set debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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47 Jenny March 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

my kids would like the Safari Train.

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48 chelsea March 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I think the farm pals would be a hit at my house

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49 Erika P. March 4, 2013 at 1:42 am

The Big Building Bag

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50 HappyMomC March 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

The Safari Tub Town would be a hit here!

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51 Charlene S March 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

The Big Building Bag would be the biggest hit.

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52 Taylor March 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Both of my kids would love this

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53 Christine W March 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

The race car for sure….how fun!

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54 shirley March 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The Safari Train would be a big hit here.

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55 Chuck March 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

The Race Car would be nice.

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56 Mel March 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

The Farm Pals

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57 Daraya March 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The Safari Train! :)

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58 Tamar March 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I think the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car

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59 Katherine March 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

The WHirl and twirl Race car

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60 Ann Fantom March 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

My daughter would like Safari Tub Town

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61 Katie Roch March 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I think the Safari Tub Town would be a big hit in my house

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62 Angela W March 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Farm pals because the kids love animals.

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63 nickie March 5, 2013 at 12:09 am

the safari tub

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64 Carol Schmitt March 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

Whirl ‘n Twirl Race Car would be a hit with my precious grandson

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65 Emily March 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

The Safari Tub Town looks amazing… I’ve been thinking about buying mega block for my son’s upcoming birthday.

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66 Nicole Newby March 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I think my baby boy would love the safari train.

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67 carol March 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I like the SAFARI TRAIN

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68 McKim March 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car

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69 Ani March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I think the Whirl ‘n Twirl Race Car would be a big hit for my kids.

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70 EMMA L HORTON March 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

THE RACE CAR

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71 charmaine t March 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

The safari tub town!

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72 Dominique March 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

i think my son would love the safari train

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73 jamie stanley March 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

The Dump truck!

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74 Monique Rizzo March 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Farm pals.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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75 Ken Ohl March 6, 2013 at 5:32 am

the farm pals. thankyou, ken

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76 hena tayeb March 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

wow this is amazing,, my son would love this.

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77 Karen March 6, 2013 at 10:26 am

I know you said to pick one, but honestly, my little girl would love ALL of them.

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78 Van March 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

My nephew would like the farm pals set for sure.

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79 Julie mom of 7 March 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

My boys would have a blast with the Safari Tub Town!!!

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80 ANGEL JACKLYN March 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

More than likely the “Farm Pals”!

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81 Stephanie Phelps March 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I think the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car would be the biggest hit!

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82 Cassandra Eastman March 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm

They’d all be a hit! But I think my 3 year old would love the Dump Truck and my 17 month old would love the Train! I love Mega Bloks products!

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83 Rebecca March 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

Safari Tub Town

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84 Erin Pyle March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The safari tub town! :)

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85 Nicole Robinson March 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

My daughter would love the Farm Pals. There’s something about kids and animals.

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86 Staci A March 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

My little guy would love the Whirl ‘n Twirl Race Car!

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87 Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm

the whirl and twirl race car would be the biggest hit!

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88 nannypanpan March 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm
89 cherie March 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

The farm pal will be a big hit at my house

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90 Breenah March 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

The race car, for sure. My daughter loves anything she can climb on.

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91 Melissa P. March 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

I know a lot of families that would be blessed to have any of these toys for their little ones. Thank you!

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92 Don March 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

These are all great for the kid’s, I’ll go with the race car.

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93 brian March 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

farm pals would be a hit in this house!

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94 Linda White March 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Safari Train I bet!

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95 Anna March 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

I would have the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car as a hugh hit in our family

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96 Kelley F March 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Safari Tub Town

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97 Francie March 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I’m sure my guys would love taking a spin on the Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car! They also love trains, so the Safari Train would be a bit hit too.

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98 Christine Waddell March 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Safari Tub Town

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99 KJ Skib March 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Safari Tub town would rock this house!

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100 meegan whitford March 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

safari train set

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101 Laura van Veen March 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm

My kids would love the safari tub town!

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102 Katie K March 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

My son will go nuts for the car

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103 Julie March 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

The Whirl & Twirl Car, for sure!!

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104 Allie March 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

The safari train is cute

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105 Gretchen Gerth March 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

They all would be well played with, but I think the Whirl and Twirl Race Car would be the favorite.

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106 Suzie Williams March 10, 2013 at 3:07 am

The Whirl N Twirl Racecar.

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107 Karen March 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

My grandchild would love the bag of blocks…

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108 Lori D. March 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

All are nice, I’ll go with the big building bag.

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109 Cindi Clubbs March 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

The Safari Train and Farm Pals. My kids love carrying around small pieces/characters. Too cute!!!

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110 fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) March 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

whirl n race car

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111 Shelia S March 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

The race car and safari train would be a big hit in my household.

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112 Joye Rast March 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

My grandson would love the Whirl ‘n Twirl Race Car.

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113 kathleen March 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Safari Tub Town

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114 Amanda M. March 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Safari Town Tub, definitely!

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115 angie March 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

we love trains so the safari train would be the best

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116 Paula Michele Hafner March 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

The Farm Pals!

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117 Jaclyn Reynolds March 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Steer Me Steve would be a big hit!!

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118 Barbara Platt March 12, 2013 at 6:58 am

Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car in pink

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119 Jennifer Marie March 12, 2013 at 8:41 am

sufari tub town.

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120 Garrett March 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

I like the big building bag blocks.

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121 Jeanna March 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

I think the Safari Tub Town would be a big hit!

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122 Amanda Boerst March 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Everything would be a huge hit especially the Safari Tub Town!

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123 Valerie Taylor Mabrey March 13, 2013 at 12:08 am

the dump truck
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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124 Paula Tavernie March 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

Steer Me Steve!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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125 Angela E. March 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

Awesome Safari Tub Town for us!

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126 Erica C. March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

The Safari Train will be popular.

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127 Chris Noe March 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Mega Blocks Safari Train

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128 Candice Hull March 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

The Steer-Me Steve
Thanks!

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129 Pauline M March 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm

For my son, its definately the twirl race car!

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130 Theresa March 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Definitely the Race Car!

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131 Andrew L. March 14, 2013 at 4:03 am

I think the Steer Me Steve would be a hit!

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132 Vikki Billings March 14, 2013 at 4:16 am

The Safari Town Tub

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133 susan smoaks March 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

our son would have a blast with the safari train!

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134 Joanne Gregory March 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

Safari tub town

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135 Shannon M March 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

My son would love it all! Lol, but I think the Whirl n’ Twirl race car would be the biggest hit! Might have to look for one of these for his birthday next month!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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136 Jamie Brigham March 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Definitely the whirl and twirl.

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137 JoAnn F. March 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

The Whirl ‘n Twirl™ Race Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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138 Robert Pyszk March 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

whirl and twirl race car

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139 Breanne March 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I think Safari Train would be

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140 Laurie Emerson March 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

The biggest hit would definitely be the Safari Train.

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