Terra Toys Top Ten Staff Picks 2016

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

The staff at Terra Toys work on their favorite toy lists all year! Finally each Christmas we get to share our favorites!

We proudly present the Terra Toys 2016 Top Ten Toys!

1. The MyLand Car: For the curious toddler, this sturdy yet elegant car requires no buttons or instructions. Just place the toy passengers into their color-matching seats, and the car magically lights up with soft driving engine sounds! Rear or front view lights are automatically triggered when the car is moved forward or back. Beautiful and modern, this toy is an excellent way to encourage play and STEM education!

 

 

 

 

2. Green Toy Farm Set:
Made in the USA from 100% recycled bottles, this 13 piece compact and portable set is adorable, versatile and even dishwasher safe! Its ideal size integrates well into most other play sets from trains to water toys and building blocks.


3. Quercetti Pixel Art Sets:
Create an astounding work of art with over a thousand tiny colored pegs! Using the included guide sheet, reveal an entire image pixel by pixel, illustrating the principle known as “spatial color mixing."  This unique, Italian-made kit is excellent for enhancing fine motor skills and exploring artistic creativity.

4. Onyx Magic Set: The ultimate magician’s kit, featuring every tool your little illusionist needs to start a career in magic! This "staff-tested" box includes 200 magic tricks as well as detailed instructions to guide you through each surprise! Learn to make a handkerchief materialize out of an empty glass… Make a pencil pass through a playing card without leaving a hole! Master them all with this engaging, comprehensive set.

 

5. Laser Peg Dinosaur: Build 24 different dinosaurs from colorful interlocking bricks, then make them light up and flash with the sound-activated power base! This 220 piece set enhances fine motor and spatial reasoning skills. Excellent for the "Lego- Brick" fan!

6. Playmobil Space Shuttle:  Astronaut and space fanatics will love this all-in-one exploration play set. Built of the German-made heavy duty plastic for which playmobil is known, this set includes everything from a launch countdown, to a planet-roving robot. Bring missions to life with realistic sound-effects and light up rocket trails. The top nose cone detaches to become smaller rocket once it reaches outer space. This set encourages visual-spatial skills, logic, imaginative play, an interest in space exploration.

 

 

7. Evolution Y-Bike: This ride-on vehicle evolves to match your growing child’s ability! The Y-Bike evolution starts as a tricycle, then converts to a 2 or 3 wheeled balance bike. Everything your young rider needs to graduate to a bicycle pro! Excellent for building strength, coordination and balance.

 

 

8. Aso-Blocks: For the construction block lover! These new Japanese-made building blocks employ a unique ball-joint connection, allowing the builder to create fully poseable figures, leaving no limits to the shapes you can design!

 

 

9. The Swurfer: The most versatile swing ever!  A surfboard-like plank is combined with sturdy rope and two wooden handles, allowing for the rider to sit or stand; making for a variety of cool moves and tricks! Stand up for an extreme, high-flying thrill – or sit for a relaxing rocking swing. No matter how young or old you are, the sturdy handles are fully adjustable to match any size and height. The 100% hard maple board and mold-resistant rope hold up to 250 pounds.

10. Konus Microscope Set:  Explore the micro-world with this high-quality microscope, with magnification strong enough to see cells! Everything about this microscope feels like a professional piece of scientific equipment. Get started with one of the prepared slides, switch on the LED illuminator, and look through the lens. The larger-sizes knob turns smoothly to let kids easily adjust the focus, allowing them to see a clear image of something they could never see with the naked eye. This microscope comes with supplies for conducting all kinds of experiments. Encourages exploration, scientific learning, an interest in biology and chemistry.

*~IT’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!*~

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Come one come all to Terra Toy’s 3rd annual Christmas in July Party!!

Enjoy Free hot cocoa, play with science snow, listen to classic Christmas music, and SIT ON the REAL SANTA’S lap!!

Make a Christmas list for Santa and enjoy super cold AC! So many more fun things!!

This free event is Sunday, JULY 24th from 1-4pm!! cal 512-445-4489 with questions!

Terra Toys Bag Art workshop!!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Attention all kids and aspiring artists!

Want a fun hobby that earns you some extra money while encouraging your artistic side?

This summer, Terra Toys will be offering free workshops on how to draw bags that Terra Toys will buy. What do they do with the bags? Terra Toys uses them as complimentary gift-wrap for customers, However, you might also be able to enter your bag art into the Bag Art Show in September and participate in the silent auction to sell your bag for 100% of the selling price!!

The bag art workshops are 2:00-4:00 pm on June 29th, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd and August 17th

Sign up for a space today by calling or visiting Terra Toys 2438 W Anderson Lane (512) 445-4489

Find out more at www.terratoysgallery.com

 

 

Fairy Tea Party at Terra Toys!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Terra Toys is pleased to announce our 

*~*~*~18th ANNUAL FAIRY TEA PARTY!!~*~*~
Tuesday June 14th & Wednesday June 15th 
Time groups of 1:00pm, 1:45pm and 2:30pm
 
Come to Terra Toys in your most Fantastical fairy, wizard or gnome costume to make with a fairy with your very own hands!!
Enjoy free Tea and Cookies and play with other forest fairies and creatures!
The event is free BUT you need a free ticket to attend. 
FREE tickets are now available at the front counter at Terra Toys!
Come by and get one before they are all gone!
 
Up to three children per one adult, but we ask for a second adult to attend for groups of four or more children.
 
Call 512-445-4489 with any questions!

Valentine’s Day Event in the Gallery

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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Sunday, Feb. 14th from 5-7pm The Gallery will be having a closing reception for our Love Show – love themed art by local artists of all ages. We will have a card making table, rose tea lattes, champagne (21+) and strawberries with 25% off all art in the Love Show. Free all ages event. See more at www.terratoysgallery.com

Decorate a wooden heart at Terra Toys! FREE Valentine’s event!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Why make a Valentine out of construction paper when you could color and decorate a hand-cut wooden heart at Terra Toys!

This FREE Valentine’s Day event is on Sunday, February 7th from 1pm to 3 pm! All materials are provided here at the store! From markers to glitter and beads, stickers, stamps and more!

Get ready to make a beautiful Valentine’s day gift for someone special.

FREE at Terra Toys on Sunday, February 7th from 1 to 3 pm!!

RSVP groups of 5 or more

All ages welcome!

Call 512-445-4489 with questions

 

35th Birthday Party and Espresso Bar GRAND OPENING!!!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

 

Austin original and Austin only local business for over 35 years!

Come celebrate our 35th Birthday and the official grand opening of our new espresso bar, the Wind-Up!

Enjoy free birthday cake, party games, drink specials, plus exclusive Terra Toys T-shirts and CDs! 

The party is two days!

Join us on Friday, September 25th and Saturday September 26th from 12-6 pm both days

RSVP 512-445-4489 for groups over 5 

 

Haunted Art Gallery Call for Submissions!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Our new art gallery is hosting a Halloween show, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

We are looking to fill the walls with all things SPOOKY, FUNNY, TRICKY and TREATY! Whether it’s a picture of your favorite creature or your favorite candy, send all submissions to entries@terratoys.com.

The Haunted Art Gallery will be open from Sept 25th to Oct 31st. A special spook-tacular closing reception will be held on Oct 31st from 5 to 8 pm.

Submission deadline: Sept 2nd

Notification of Acceptance: Sept 4th

 

Submission requirements:

Content

In the spirit of Terra Toys, the content of submissions should include toys, fairy tales, fantasy, whimsical imagery and imaginary creatures. No copyrighted or licensed images, please.

Materials

Oil, acrylic, pencil, and ink are preferred. Other materials may be used, but in a professional manner — for example, a collage or charcoal piece must be sealed with a coat to prevent peeling or smudging.

Size

We ask that your submission be no smaller than 4×4 inches and no larger than 48×48 inches. However, we make exceptions for exceptional pieces.

Display

Your art piece must be ready for the gallery! All pieces should have a hanging device on the back to go up on our gallery wall. Drawings must be framed; canvas art does not need a frame, but it is highly encouraged. Canvas art should have staples on the back, not sides.

Terra Toys takes a standard gallery consignment of 50% of the selling price. "Consignment" means that neither party gets paid until the artwork sells. If you want $20 for your art, we will charge $40 to the purchaser. When deciding on your price, make sure it is fair, but worth it.

We will only consider art submitted through email; please do not bring your pieces into the store for art gallery consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you!

FIREWORKS DEMONSTRATIONS SATURDAY JULY 4TH!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

 Get your fourth of July started this year at Terra Toys!! We have all city legal and kid-friendly fireworks!!!

 

Saturday July 4th, we’ll be demonstrating our ENTIRE line of sparklers, smoke bombs, confetti blasters, and more! Come join in our fun right in front of the store July 4th, from 12 pm to 3 pm. We’ll also be providing lemon-aid and refreshments from our brand-new espresso bar, The Wind-Up! 

 

And as an extra special secret surprise, come in to Terra Toys any day this week and tell us the "magic password" for a FREE fireworks goodie bag! The magic password is… ~*~*~*INDEPENDENCE!~*~*~*

Tickets available now for the Fairy Tea Party!!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  

Come join us for the 18th Annual Fairy Tea Party!

June 3rd and 4th! 1:00-3:00pm

Dress up in your most fantastical clothes and enjoy tea, cookies and make your own little magical fairy with us!

This is a FREE event but you must have tickets to attend!

Free tickets are available now at Terra Toys!

Tickets are limited and on a first come first serve basis!

Limit 3 children per 1 adult attending

 

 

Call Terra Toys at 512-445-4489 for questions