Terra Toys Top Ten Toys List 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

It’s Official! The Terra Toys Top Ten Toys for 2014 is here!

Like most of our toys, these top ten winners will be available to touch and play with for the whole rest of the year, but if you want more action, join us for live demonstrations and refreshments on Friday November 21st, 12pm to 4pm.



1. C-1 Spider Launcher – An air-powered dart launcher you wear as a glove! Just squeeze your hand into a fist to send the foam darts flying. And you can keep your extra ammo in the wristband quiver! Perfect for a superhero-in-training! Ages 5+.


2. Tegu Magnetic Blocks – Made in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, these little building toys combine the classic look of traditional wooden blocks with the flexibility and fun of magnets! They are totally unique and come in gorgeous color schemes for ages 1+.


3. Loop de Loom – Weave your very own scarves, cuffs, purses, pillowcases — the possibilities are endless with this new kind of loom! Weaving is as easy as threading yarn through the spinning pegs. You can even interlock multiple sets for longer projects! Simple and fun for ages 8+. 


4. Folkmanis Black Cat Puppet – One of the most exceptionally lifelike and user-friendly puppets we’ve come across! These little kitty puppets are soft, lovable, and easy to use. Puurrrfect for ages 3+.


5. Dino Construction Vehicle Trio – Super sturdy hybrid dinosaur-machines! Choose from a Steam Roller, Skid Loader, and a Bulldozer. The perfect toy for someone who loves trucks and dinosaur figures. Ages 3+.


6. Animo Tractor Play Set – An adorable wooden play set from the French company Janod. Complete with farm animals, a tractor and a pull cart, this imaginative little scene is great for ages 18 months+.


7. Zither Heaven Rock-it Stick – Part guitar, part dulcimer, this maple wood instrument sounds great no matter what your level of musical experience, thanks to clever D-A-D tuning. Made in the USA. Ages 6+.



8. Lottie Dolls – These award-winning dolls come in a huge range of styles and interests! Whether you love butterflies or pirates, ponies or robots, snow queens or karate – Lottie loves it all too. Best of all, the Lottie Dolls have a childlike frame, with no high heels and no makeup. They’re regular kids just like you! Ages 3+.

9. Snap Circuits Green – Learn about alternate energy with this innovative take on the Snap Circuits science kits! Simply snap the pieces together to learn all about electricity, energy and circuitry. Build an FM radio, a solar-powered clock, a hybrid car, and many more! Ages 8+.



10. Nanoblocks – Build 8-bit inspired models of animals, instruments, or famous landmarks with these TEENY TINY Lego-like bricks! The small pieces allow for intricate detail and endless possibilities. Perfect for architects and gamers alike! Ages 8.+

Terra Toys Top Ten Toys 2013 Edition!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Each year the staff at Terra Toys is asked to make a list of their top 10 favorite toys for the year. We compile all the lists into a hand-picked Terra Toys top ten toys list. 


Terra Toys Top Ten Toy List 2013 Edition

Air Hunter & Air Huntress Crossbow set- Shoot whistling soft-tipped arrows fast and far over 55 feet. Easy to aim, easy to use, foam arrowheads. Very fun!  Ages 8 and up. 

SkootCase Travelling scooter and suitcase in one- Scoot around the airport on your suitcase! Comes with shoulder or pull-along strap. Fits carry-on standards, lightweight sturdy plastic. Fits ages 3 to 5.

Ferry Boat w/ Cars- Made by GreenToys, 100% recycled plastic, USA made, incredibly durable and made for all kinds of terrain: water, sand, indoor, outdoor. Perfect for ages 1 to 6!



Calico Critters Discovery Forest – The cutest little discovery forest ever! This versatile dollhouse can be a school, home, playground or anything your imagination can create! Ages 3 and up. Made for the adorable Calico Critters dolls, which are fuzzy-bodied, pose-able, dress-able tiny animals.



Giant Floor Piano- Best floor piano ever!! Play 9 different instrument tones, record and play-back your own musical creations, and plug in your mp3 or iPod to play any music you wish, and accompany it with piano fun! Jump or roll all over this giant piano to make amazing music! Durable, vinyl and super Big! Ages 3 and up.


Loop De Doo Jewelry Making kit- This unique spinning loom allows you to create one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces and accessories with bright colorful thread and charms. Create any thickness or color combination and trade with your friends. Ages 8 and up. 

CyberCycle Remote Control motorcycle-This is an awesome remote control motorcycle that does not fall over and can do crazy tricks and slides. Sharp turns and drifting action, can ride most types of terrain. Ages 5 and up.



Magformers rainbow magnet set- Use these colorful magnetic triangles and squares to make unlimited geometric shapes and structures. Fun to touch and hold, stackable for easy travel. Play with the power of magnetism in your hands! Ages 6 and up.


Spirograph- The original classic is brought back to life in this spectacular compact and complete set. This geometric drawing toy produces millions of different circular and beautiful patterns that make for an excellent art activity! Ages 8 and up. 

Rock ‘N Crock- Made in the USA, this sturdy see-saw crocodile rocks back and forth with one, two or three children! Lightweight and easy to share. 18 months to 5 years. 



Make a Valentine at Terra Toys! Feb 10th!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Terra Toys invites you to make a Valentine on Sunday, February 10th!

Decorate to your heart’s content with paper, glitter, stickers and all other supplies provided by Terra Toys! Including our signature hand cut wooden heart!

Like all Terra Toys events, this is a FREE event!

(We kindly ask that all children are accompanied by an adult; each adult may bring a maximum of three children.)

For any questions, call Terra Toys at (512) 445-4489 or email us at info@terratoys.com!


Make A Valentine at Terra Toys:

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We hope to see you there!


Make a Happy New Year with Fireworks and Sparklers!

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Terra Toys just got a new shipment of all sorts of amazing City Legal fireworks and Sparklers! From huge confetti blasters to snappers  and morning glory sparklers! We have all the supplies for a festive New Year celebration!

If you have never heard of a Slider before, come in and ask for a Demonstration of any of our fireworks! Sliders are a cool new sparkling stick that you slide with your shoes, and they sparkle and zip and zazz around! SO FUN!

We also have wedding-appropriate sparklers! Highly Photogenic, long lasting and beautiful.



Terra Toys Fairy Tea Party! Sunday June 12th Free Tickets Now Available

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Terra Toys announces its 15th annual
    Sunday, June 12th 2011   

Design and create your own magical fairy!
Supplies and refreshments provided

You must have a ticket to attend!
FREE Tickets are now available
at Terra Toys and kidOshoe
Located at 2438 West Anderson Lane

Get your free tickets before they are gone!
Tickets available starting May 7th

*Everyone needs a ticket to attend the party
*Get your free tickets at Terra toys or kidOshoe
*Each attending adult may bring up to three children


Shoelaces Galore at kidOshoe!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Come see our FABULOUS shoelace selection! Round, flat, wide, narrow, solid, stripe, camouflage, and guitar print. Find them all on our walls. Prices from at $1 to $4. And if you like those prices, come see our super-cool kids’ belts from $2 to $4.

Terra Toys is Expanding

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Get ready Everybody!! Terra Toys is Expanding!
(We are still open for business as usual.)

Terra Toys is currently under construction to become the largest locally owned toy store in Texas! We will be increasing our novelty and candy section as well as arts and science! Woohoo!

In addition to our increased inventory, you can also be excited to experience our wavy stairs, fun ramp AND lots  more room to run around and play!!

The new expanded space is expected to be open by November, so come by to see this monumental change to every one’s favorite toy store.

(Below is a picture of the stairs before the concrete pour)


(Below is a picture of the new wavy stairs After the pour!)


Telescopes by KONUS

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The Moon is not made of cheese. The Big Dipper holds no water. And yes, Martians are preparing to invade. You’d know all of these things if only you owned a telescope. Embarrassed? Of course you are. Don’t worry though, Terra Toys has you covered. With our wide range of telescopes from Italian optical experts, KONUS, the night sky is yours to explore.

The Konuspace-5, with its simple yet powerful design, is ideal for those casually touring the stars. Need more? The Konuspace-6 provides the extra quality and magnification you’re looking for. Know your way around a telescope already? If you think it’s time to join the big leagues, the Konusmotor-500 is out top-of-the-line model. Its superior magnification, electric focuser, and motor driven base make this telescope a unique astronomical experience. If you’re a little more down to earth, we also carry KONUS brand binoculars, microscopes and compasses. Keep your eyes on the skies, toy lovers!

Eco Bears and Other Animals

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Aurora Naturally is Aurora’s recent line of plush animals made from eco-friendly, hypoallergenic fibers. Nowadays, most plush is manufactured with man-made fibers like polyester that are meant to imitate the look and feel of traditional (but more expensive) mohair. Aurora has found a happy medium between mohair and plastic fiber.

Their Eco Animals have "lockwasher eyes and a fabric nose for safety and durability. Aurora ‘Naturally’ plush is made from 100% soy fiber. The stuffing is 100% Kapok, a golden silky fiber known for its hypoallergenic softness. Kapok is a sustainable rainforest crop that comes from the seed pod of the Kapok tree. All Aurora ‘Naturally’ is handmade in Indonesia and come with a recycled paper hang tag and a sewn cotton label."

These guys are soft and cuddly, and surprisingly not priced much higher than similarly-sized bears made of synthetic materials – and they’re not even made in China. Dreamy!

Gumball Gizmo is Back!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Long-time Terra Toys fans will remember the days of the Gumball Gizmo. Two years ago, he stopped working, and we put him in storage. Many of you have stopped by to offer your condolences.

But now Gumball Gizmo is back in action! Come see for yourself. It’s still only 25 cents to see the gum show. Kudos to Steve and Dale in Salt Lake for helping us get the thing up and running again.