Thursday, January 17, 2013

Official Update for Poison Dart Frog Plushies

With the poison dart frog giveaway in its final hour, I thought it was high time to officially introduce the newest poison dart frog plushies.
In addition to Orange and Green, we now have...

Yellow Striped Poison Dart Frog...
and Blue (a.k.a. Dyeing Poison Dart Frog)!

 Welcome to the chorus!

About the frogs

I don't know about everyone else, but when I was little, I wasn't happy to learn that poison dart frogs were, you know, poisonous. What could be more enticing to catch pick up than a tiny, colorful, cute, jumping thing? So when I decided to start a toy-making business, you can bet I was eager to make a safe rainforest frog (or two... or three, or four). Not only is their skin non-toxic, it's eco-friendly and US-made. Eco-fi Rainbow Felt is constructed from 100% recycled plastic bottles. It's that perfect combination of soft and strong (not easy to find in felt), and the colors are gorgeous.
And no, I'm not being paid by Eco-Fi to say this. I simply love their product.

Those are no glass eyes in those little froggy faces, either. Each frog has a pair of plastic safety eyes, securely attached with strong plastic washers. Any eyes (or noses, or any toy parts) can be torn out by an ambitious and unguarded child, but I promise you, I have searched for the safest components I could find, and safety eyes fit the bill.

Even the thread used to sew them altogether is of highest quality, and US-made (i.e., Coats & Clark vintage).

When The Toy Cove states that quality is the most important part of the business, you can trust that it is. This is my personal business, and I take pride in every thing I create.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Pink Plush Invasion

Valentine's Day is coming, so The Toy Cove is sending out all things pink.

First up, the Ooey Gooey Valentine Monster:

Oozing candy-colored slime monster

But so full of love.

 I don't know about you, but all that mushy Valentine's stuff still grosses me out. So, for everyone who has a significant other who says they hate Valentine's Day--but still doesn't want to be forgotten--I present the perfect, safest gift. The very embodiment of all that yucky sweet stuff.

Then there's the addition of Mama Owl. Remember back in October when Baby Owls came out? Well they've been orphans long enough.

Mama owl is here!

She's a rather Art Deco owl, wouldn't you agree?

Mama (a.k.a. Medium-sized) Owl is only available in pink at the moment. But other colors, as well as Papa Owls, are on their way.

Hiding under Mom's wing

Ooey Gooey Valentine Monster, Mama Owl, and Mom & Baby Owl plushies are currently available through The Toy Cove's Etsy shop.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Giveaway! Win a plush poison dart frog!

It's time for another giveaway from The Toy Cove! This time you can enter to win your choice of one of four plush poison dart frogs.

Yellow Poison Dart Frog

Orange Poison Dart Frog

Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

Neon Green Poison Dart Frog

I've added plenty of ways to enter. You can do them all (a maximum of 50 possible entries per contestant throughout the run of the contest), or whichever ones you like. You've only got until January 17th (and believe me, it's closer than you think), so go ahead and grab a virtual ticket through the rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
(Of course, if you'd rather not wait, you can always pick up a plush frog from The Toy Cove on Etsy or several other sites.)