Toybox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Toybox is a monthly subscription of toys for kids ages 4 – 11. “Each box comes with 2 – 5 selected toys that are in correlation with a theme for the month.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Toybox
The Cost: $25.00 for a monthly subscription with discounts offered for 3, 6 and 12 month prepaid subscriptions. Free shipping in the Continental US.
COUPON: Save $5.00 off any purchase with the code ADDICT5!
The Products: Toybox wants to bring “new excitement to playtime, which is why each month brings a new theme of toys that are kid approved for fun.” If you have multiple children, Toybox recommends that each child receive his/her own box.
Ships to: US only at this time.
I love Earth Day and it makes a great theme to do something with children! I like that Toybox included a bit of educational material too. It would have been nice if Toybox had mailed this box in time for Earth Day though. Earth Day was April 22 and we received our box a week later.
The Toybox insert says this box “is designed to help refine fine motor skills- small muscle movements of the hands, fingers, and wrist.”
Solar Fossils Rock Clay Dinosaurs by Toysmith – $2.99
I gave this to my 6 year old daughter and she did it without my help. When I went to take the dinosaur out of the mold it fell apart. We tried to push it back together and even put it in the mold but it didn’t work. Maybe the mold clay was old? It didn’t seem to stay together very well and it got all over the place. There is enough clay for one mold. We weren’t very impressed with this product.
Micro Flight Kite (butterfly) by Toysmith – $4.99
We haven’t used this yet since it’s been raining, overcast and yuck here in Ohio for the past two weeks but we always like kites so hopefully it will be fun.
Wooden Toppling Tower by Toysmith – $5.95
This was fun to play with my daughter but she tired of it quickly. I think the regular size Jenga game is better (and easier for little ones). This is probably fine for travel as it measures approximately 6″ tall x 2″ wide x 2″ long.
3” Squeezeable Globe Ball – $2.99
Little kids don’t use stress balls and this isn’t really big enough to use as a globe but it can be thrown at your father when you roughhouse with him every day after he gets home. Score! Really though, the ball fits in well with the theme this month but these things are not well used in our house.
Verdict: While we had high hopes for Toybox, I’d say the items and the value didn’t really work for us. I appreciate trying to send various toys but perhaps they are overreaching in that aspect. If they sent one really cool toy, we’d been much happier than 4 small toys with limited longevity and usability. Although, I’m sure finding one toy for a large age group of both genders would be difficult.
The value is not great for this box either. Although most of the items were made by Toysmith, I couldn’t find any on the Toysmith website. From the prices I found online the cost would be $16.92 which is below the cost of the box (even the prepaid discount boxes). If you add the cost of shipping the items then value of the box is closer to the cost.
What do you think about Toybox?