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. 



Terra Toys Top Ten Toys!! **2012**

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Terra Toys announces the TOP TEN TOYS OF 2012!!!

Every year, our Toy Experts at Terra Toys come together to make a list of our favorite toys from the year! We pick the best, most classic, fun and beautiful toys and present them in the Top Ten List! Visit us at www.facebook.com/terratoys for daily posts and toy news! Come in to the store for toy demonstrations, candy samples, games and more!

Without further ado,

Drum roll please…….

The 2012 Terra Toys Top Ten!


1. Nuchi Figure 8 Wooden Train Set - This beautiful and simple set is very durable and comes with plenty of wooden track to make different layouts.  Each figure 8 set comes with four colorful trains, and 16 wooden tracks, compatible with other wooden train sets. Nuchi uses cute and classic themes and can expand to any size.


2. Green Toy Trucks - Made from 100% recycled materials, even down to their packaging (made with recycled milk cartons).  USA made, these trucks are sturdy, playful and eco-friendly! Styles include a School Bus, Recycling Truck, Fire engine and Dump Truck.

3. Folkmanis Nature Puppets- Cute and cuddly creatures from forests to fantasy! Folkmanis is the undefeated puppet maker for realistic, easy-to-use puppets, with bright colors and unique textures. They use incredible materials and fabrics, making for the highest quality puppets available. Make them talk, sing and play, these characters come alive in your hands!


4. Papo Dragons and Dinosaurs- So real looking! Beautiful, detailed and high quality. Made in France with durable plastic. Imagination is the limit with these life-like figures! Papo makes a variety of figures from beautiful enchantresses, to dragons and knights in shining armor!


5. Corolle Les Cheries 13’ Fashion Doll-These dolls have lovely realistic faces, smell sweet, feel soft, and are very high quality. You can brush their hair, accessorize them,  change their clothes, take them as your companion everywhere you want to go!

6. Make-Do Kits!- Takes the cardboard box to new heights! Make-do kits provide simple and easy to use tools that a child can use to make anything out of anything! Take a cardboard box and make it into a dollhouse, or a robot, or a fun creature of your imagination! Make-do has won many toy awards! Check out other cool Make-do creations at http://makedo.com.au/creations.


7. Djeco Art Kits- Sturdy and engaging sets for the artist in everyone. With varying difficulty levels for all types of ages, anyone can draw, color, paint, and create. Djeco art sets come in a variety of beautiful designs and activities; from sand to glitter, paint to stamps, these kits are sure to amaze!

8. NanoBlocks- Adorable!! Tiny little interlocking bricks that you assemble to build amazing structures or something from your own imagination! From animals to iconic buildings and ancient sites! Nanoblocks are easy to use, and fun for kids and adults! 

9. Vintage Robots- Visually stunning tin wind-up classics make a great addition to any collection! Each figure comes with its own key used to wind it up! Watch as they walk, spark or shoot! Oh, and they are collectible! 


10. Creative Cosmetics and Perfume Science Kits- Have fun while learning about the fascinating science behind color and smell. Learn how cosmetics and perfumes are made, and customize your own favorite! Create something new; create something you!

Come into Terra Toys to see demonstrations of all of out Top Ten Toys and more!

We also have amazing stocking stuffers, glass ornaments and Christmas candy!

Visit us at www.facebook.com/terratoys for daily updates and toy news!!!



Halloween Treat Alternatives

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


Halloween treats don’t have to be edible! Here are some ideas for fun things to give out this holiday that don’t rot your teeth!


All these things are more are found at Terra Toys!!


Fortune fish

Spooky Wind-ups

Halloween rings

Bubbles and touchable bubbles


Individual play dough

Temporary tattoos



Mini crayons/ paints

Japanese erasers

Silly bands

Mini plastic animals and bugs

Mood rings

Bouncy balls



Booby traps

practical jokes

Fairy dust

Small kaleidoscope

Noise makers

Mini maracas



And wacky, sparkly and glow in the dark shoelaces can be found next door at kidOshoe!