Christmas Giveaway 2013 ~ Rocket Red Top from Green Toys Giveaway

by Michelle M

Michelle of Honest & Truly!, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her thoughts on this sponsored post for Green Toys and their Rocket with Red Top. We were compensated to write this post, and all opinions listed are those of the writer.

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Before the wee ones were born, I loved buying gifts for the small children of my friends. I would buy all the “latest and greatest” toys. I would check to be sure that they were age appropriate, but that was about the extent of my due diligence.

Once the wee ones were born, I realized how many other factors should have – and very quickly did – factor into my decisions about what toys to purchase. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that are good for children and the environment available, like the Rocket with Red Top from Green Toys.

Green Toys has a mission of creating toys that are fun for children to play with that are both safe and good for the environment. It isn’t just that their packaging is made from all recyclable and recycled materials and printed with soy ink. That part is easy.

Their toys are created using recycled milk jugs – the same ones you toss into your recycling each week, wondering where they go. They have created toys using almost 18.5 million milk jugs so far. The raw materials come from the USA, and they are all manufactured in California, one of the strictest states when it comes to toy safety. So of course there is noBPA, phthalates, PVC or external coating in their toys.

The Rocket with Red Top ($24.99) is a perfect example. It encourages the use of a child’s imagination, as there are no directions or batteries. The child directs the action with the rocket ship and its accompanying two astronauts. As your child blasts into space, the space ship is able to detach the cone piece, just like a real shuttle. It has a main booster and three auxiliary fin boosters, making it easily recognizable as a rocket with plenty of room for creativity with however your child wants to play.

There are plenty of fine motor areas with the rocket, as well. The rocket has a large door that flips down to double as a set of steps up into the main cavity, while the detachable nose cone capsule has its own door that opens to reveal buttons and dials, perfect for little hands to manipulate. It is beneficial to your child while being a ton of fun to play with.

And when the fun is all done and it’s time to clean up, the rocket and all its parts is dishwasher safe, so you know that it’s truly been cleaned, especially when you later discover that Johnny who came over for a playdate now has the latest crazy illness circling the area.

Enter to win

One lucky reader is going to get their chance to win the Rocket with Red Top. Use the Giveaway Tools below to enter.

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.

  Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Terra Heck November 6, 2013 at 4:14 am

This would make a great Christmas gift for my nephew. Thanks.

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2 amyc November 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

Cute toy for my boy!

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3 Sonya Morris November 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

My kids love Green Toys!

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4 Tracey November 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

We love Green Toys! My girls would love this!

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5 anne November 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Great for my grandson.

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6 Theresa J November 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

My nephew would love this toy

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7 Sarah Kezman November 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

my son loves rockets!

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8 Tammy B November 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

My kids would love this :D

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9 Christine November 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

My son would like this!

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10 heather e November 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Great toys for my little boys :):)

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11 Hayley November 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This looks like fun, my son would love it!

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12 Renata November 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

We love green toys. My kids are so crazy about the green toys.That would be a great gift for my son.

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13 Katie S November 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

My little one loves green toys!

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14 Katie November 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

We love green toys!!

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15 Christine November 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I love green toys!

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16 Heather November 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

My sons would love to have this. My oldest is really into rockets an planes.

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17 Shareese M. November 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This would be such a cute gift for my nephew!

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18 Katie November 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Love green toys!

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19 Lisa Marchese November 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I love green toys!

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20 Lia Agpalo November 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

We love all of our green toys products!!!!

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21 Stacy M November 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

We love green toys and give them as gifts too, but don’t have the rocket yet!

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22 Angela Franckewich November 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

These toys are wonderful- my son has the bus and loves it! I love the idea behind the company :)

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23 kari g November 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Love green toys!!

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24 Julee November 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Love Green Toys and would love the rocket.

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25 Brandie Cox November 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

My little monkey would love this. We love our Green toys.

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26 Amy November 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

We love green toys!

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27 Brandy November 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

This would be fun for our son. He loves Green Toys…and this one looks so fun!

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28 Corinne Davies November 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

My son has the Green Toys tugboat and airplane, but he’s really, really, really hoping that Santa brings him the rocket!

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29 Nicole November 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

love green toys!

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30 Rachael November 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Love green toys, need the rocket to join the bus, recycling truck, and fire truck.

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31 steisy November 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

would love this!

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32 Melissa November 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

My son would love this!

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33 Florence November 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Love this toy

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34 Jennifer Bamberger November 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

This would be great under the tree.

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35 Crystal D November 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

We love Green Toys!

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36 Jennifer Bamberger November 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

This would be great under the tree. We would love this.

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37 Jennifer Bamberger November 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Would love this

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38 Maren Keen November 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Love this. My kids would be so excited to play with such a fun toy

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39 Laura Evans November 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

My kiddos would love this rocket!

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40 Megan W November 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

wow this is so cool and my son’s favorite colors!~ <3

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41 Robyn November 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

We LOVE Green Toys!

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42 Heidi seligman November 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

This looks so cute. Love green toys

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43 Laura November 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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44 Ashley h November 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm

My son would love this.

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45 Rachel November 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I would love to win this for my boys

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46 Ashley h November 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My two little boys would love this toy

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47 Trish November 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My 3 year old would love this! His favorite green toy is the fire truck!

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48 Ashley h November 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Super cute, my boys would love it

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49 Sarah cooper November 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

My son would love one of those! I love green toys they are 100% recycled and sturdy!

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50 elena giron November 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Toys made from recycled milk jugs! Yes!

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51 Hannah WL November 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm

My son would love this

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52 Canny Charlene November 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

We love Green toys! Great contest!

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53 Nicole H. November 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

My daughter would love this.

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54 Cherie November 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

love it. it’s adorable.

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55 Amber Volle November 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

We love Green Toys! Thanks for the chance to win!

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56 Amber Volle November 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

We love Green Toys! Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed…

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57 Jeanne n. November 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

My daughter would love this!

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58 Matt November 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

My son would love this

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59 Becki Malandrino November 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Would love to win!

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60 Cari Herrera November 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

My preschool kids would love this…and so would I, to be honest. How cool!,

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61 Jenea Bowman November 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Love green toys! Thanks :-)

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62 laurie November 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

My kids love wandering around Cape Canaveral with their cousins – perfect gift this Christmas!

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63 Jenni November 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I so want this for me! But I’ll share with kids too ;)

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64 Julee J November 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Green Toys are awesome. They make great gifts too!

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65 Jeri E. November 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm

My kids would have fun playing with this! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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66 JenS November 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

This is on my son’t Christmas list!

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67 ARMunoz November 7, 2013 at 1:03 am

LOVE Green Toys!

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68 KatieandAaron November 7, 2013 at 7:02 am

Love green toys and I really like the rocket. I have wanted this for a long time

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69 christina moore November 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

My granddaughter would love the green toy, thank you

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70 Patti Layman November 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

I bought many Green Toys toys for my son, we are fans.

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71 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

My nephew would love this!

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72 chris hoey November 7, 2013 at 11:35 am

My grandchildren would love the green toy, thank you

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73 Diane Arnett November 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Blast off!! How cute is this toy?!?

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74 Laura November 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

My two year old son would love this!

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75 jackie greeley November 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

my grandson would love this. i would love to give it to him for christmasl

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76 Vickie Couturier November 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

grandkids would love this

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77 Tonya B November 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

We are huge fans of Green Toys in my family! My daughter just received the recycling truck for her birthday and she loves it so I think she’d love the rocket too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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78 Staci A November 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

My little guy would love this! He has so much fun playing with toys that spark his imagination.

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79 Daiva November 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

My boys would love it

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80 Sarah M November 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

LOVE Green Toys! And my son would love the rocket :)

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81 Anni November 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Love Green Toys! Awesome giveaway!

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82 Debra November 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

I love Green Toys! My dd would love this!

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83 Debra November 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love Green Toys! My wee one would love this!

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84 Steph November 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

What a great toy. Simple, yet looks like tons of fun.

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85 Erica Mills November 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My kids love rockets!

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86 Carey Miller November 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

That is ADORABLE. What a cute toy for a little one.

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87 Melissa P. November 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

I think my nephews would have a “BLAST” with this toy! Thanks for the opp.

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88 klynn November 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

My little guy would love this.

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89 Dawn Little November 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

This would be great for my little nephew, and keeps in line with our family philosophy

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90 KRisten November 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I love Green Toys…they’re so sturdy and colorful.

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91 Rochel S November 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

My son would LOVE this!

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92 Aimee H. November 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

We love all things rockets and space! My little girl would have so much fun with this!

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93 Jackie November 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

We have been learning about the planets. This would be a great toy to help explore space!!!

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94 Jackie November 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

We have been learning about the planets. This would be a great toy to help explore space!!! Love green toys!

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95 Leah R November 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Super cute, love this toy

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96 Leah November 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Super cute, would love this

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97 Leah November 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Super cute would love this

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98 Jessica McMasters November 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Would love to win!!! This is on my Christmas list :)

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99 Miranda Ward November 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm

My nephew loves stuff like this!

freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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100 MamaK November 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

We love Green Toys! Would love to get this for my son for Christmas.

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101 lauren knott November 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

My two boys would love this!!!

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102 cool toys November 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Make sure a toy isn’t too loud for your child. The noise of some rattles, squeak toys, and musical or electronic toys can be as loud as a car horn even louder if a child holds it directly to the ears and can contribute to hearing damage.

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103 kortney nelson November 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

My nephew looovveeeessss this!

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104 Lisa November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!! :)

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105 Alycia November 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

I love Green Toys – my son loves their toys!

acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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106 Candi November 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

Perfect for a rocker lover three year old!

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107 Sindy Murray November 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

this will be a great gift for my nephew!

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108 Mel November 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

my son would like this

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109 Tami Vollenweider November 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm

My youngest Nephew would love this!

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110 Amelia Drew November 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

This would be great for my nephew!

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111 Ariel N. November 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

My son would love this. We love Green Toys and my little guy has started getting into space, this is great!

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112 Ariel N. November 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

My son would love this. My little guy has started getting into space, this is great!

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113 Ariel N. November 18, 2013 at 12:57 am

My son would love this!

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114 Denise m November 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

looks like such a fun toy for boys and girls

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115 Diana November 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

My son would love this.

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116 melodi mance November 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

i like that it doesn’t use batteries. so many things require them it becomes and expense in it self

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117 Krystal November 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

My boys would love this. What a cute toy.

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118 Jessica November 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

Love the fact that this is green! I know a little boy who would definitely enjoy this : )

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119 jessica w November 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

What a cute toy! My son would love this!

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120 Erin G November 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Would love this for my son!

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121 Sarah Burger November 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I love Green Toys and used to buy them as gifts when I worked for a tribal environmental department.

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122 Sarah November 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

I have a son who would love this!

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123 Vanessa November 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

This looks really cute! I have three boys who would love it. :)

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124 staceyk November 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

looks like fun

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125 Beth W November 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Green Toys is amazing we have a bunch of them and they are so durable and fun!

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126 Cheryl Rahkonen November 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

A cute toy to fuel a little boy’s imagination–I hope I win.

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127 Lisa Graham November 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

This toy looks like it would be very fun to be creative with.

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128 jessica November 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

my baby boy would like this

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129 Belinda Parker November 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

My youngest son will love this rocket!

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130 michelle b. November 29, 2013 at 3:40 am

This sounds like a fun toy

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131 Cindy Brooks November 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

What a fun toy for a small one!

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132 Meghan Finley December 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

We love green toys! This is really cute as well

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133 Danalee Davis December 1, 2013 at 5:14 am

This would make a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you for the chance. :)

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134 Rebecca Peters December 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

My son would love this

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135 Pepper December 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I would love to give this to my youngest son for christmas

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136 Christopher December 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

This is Awesome. My kid would love this

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137 rebecca day December 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

thanks for the giveaway

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138 Janet W. December 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

My grandson would love this!

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139 Robby Rob December 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

great gift for my godson

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140 Shiloh K December 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Green Toys is seriously one of my favorite companies right now!

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141 Amy Tolley December 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

this is a really neat toy thanks for this chance

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142 Ally December 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

My kids would love this!

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143 karen medlin December 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Green toys are becoming popular in our home, It amazes me that they are made from recycled milk jugs.. Love to win for the boys to explore with a eco-friendly deep-space mission.

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144 Jenny December 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

My son would love this!

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145 melissaandkeith miller December 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm

my nephew would love this

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146 Barb Stenby December 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Green toys are great! they should make more toys this way

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147 Danielle D December 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

love this amazing!

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148 Cassandra December 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Dishwasher safe-what more can we ask for?

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149 June S. December 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm

This is a really neat looking toy for Christmas.

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150 Suzanne December 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This is such a great toy with lots of play!

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151 polly December 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Would make a great gift for my grandson…he would have fun!

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152 Vikki Billings December 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I would love to win this for my grandson, he would love it.

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153 Kristi P December 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My 3 yr old would love this! She loves rockets

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154 Ally December 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I have daughters, but they love allthings space.

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155 Ashley Fryer December 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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156 Allison December 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I see a Santa gift! Awesome.

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157 Ashley M December 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I adore creative, imaginative toys! This would be great for my boys! Thank you for a chance to win!!

Ashley @ PapertoThread

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158 shirley December 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Love the toy, and being a green toy is great.

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159 Michelle Tucker December 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I think one of my little cousins would enjoy this.

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160 Sarah December 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Very cute toy, my youngest 2 would love it!

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161 Renee G December 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

What a cute rocket ship.

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162 amanda odair December 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

green toys are so nice!

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163 Rebecca Orr December 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

These are so awesome! My kiddos would love it. Thanks!

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164 Melinda Stephens December 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm

This would be great for my son. I love that it is safe for children and it is environmentally friendly.

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165 Tara C December 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I’m a big fan of Green Toys, thanks for the chance to win!

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166 Kathy Pease December 2, 2013 at 2:41 am

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

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167 JULIE BEDSAUL December 2, 2013 at 8:01 am

Our grandson would go into ORBIT over Green Toy’s “Rocket With Red Top”!

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168 Leslie Davis December 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Thanks would love to win for my friend’s kid.

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169 Paula Tavernie December 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I would like this for my grandson!

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170 amy deeter December 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

my daughter would like this

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