The Manhattan Toy Company’s Skwish

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If you are in the market for a hardy rattle and teething toy don’t look past The Manhattan Toy Company’s Skwish. The Skwish has been around for years and is still as popular as it was when it first hit the market.

As the name suggests the Skwish “skwishes”. However, as you may have guessed, there is more to this toy than just this funky feature. Made from renewable rubberwood and super strong elastic, this quirky toy will always bounce back to its original shape. Five wooden sticks are the fundamental structures of the Skwish. Elastic strings attach to the top and bottom of each stick magically transforming, the otherwise pile of wooden parts, into a three-dimensional toy. Each stick has a wooden bead threaded onto it which slides back and forth; making a soft jingle that is just the right volume to please your child and not bother you.

Finished in a bright, non-toxic, and water-based paint sore gums will find a happy relief on the many surfaces of the Skwish. With loads of different ways to move this toy little hands will never grow old of twisting, “skwishing”, plucking, moving and shaking this fabulous wooden toy.

Skwish MTC

With a tonne of awards under its belt, including being named one of the Best 25 Toys of the last 25 Years by Parents Choice, it’s not hard to understand why the Skwish is a crowd favourite. Check out the video below to see how the Skwish looks, sounds and moves.

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Creative Types

Who doesn’t love to get creative from time to time? We know some children prefer other types of play, but we’re almost convinced they could be swayed to get creative with these fun picks. We’ve selected something for different interests, such as knitting kits, crafts, painting, colouring-in, and lots more! The best part is most kits come with everything that is needed to unleash your inner creative.
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Creative-Types-GGHape – Little Pro Painter Set
Buttonbag – Felt Baby Bunnies Craft Kit
Fat Brain Toy Co – Squigz 24 Construction
Tiger Tribe – Foil Art Craft Kit
Djeco – Craft Kit Painting Silk Scarf
Djeco – Iris Paper Folding Birds
Seedling – My Princess Crown
Mould and Paint Craft Kit
DoodleArt – Butterflies Poster
Seedling – Create a Suncatcher
Seedling – Christmas Snow Globe
Apples to Pears – Spiro Art in a Tin
Blendypens – Fashion Design

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Great Games

Can you feel the boredom blues even though the holidays have just started? Safeguard against them with some of these great games! P.s Half of them are great educational tools disguised as super fun games! 
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Great-Games-GGMöbi  – Number Game
Eeboo – The Picnic Game
Eeboo – Sidewalk Games
Orchard Toys – Pigs in Pants Matching Game
Slapzi  – Card Matching Game
Smart Games – Castle Logix
Blue Orange – Dr Eureka Logic Game
Peaceable Kingdom – The Memory Palace
Rory’s Story Cubes
Ukloo Kids – Early Reader Treasure Hunt
Tenzi – Dice Game Party Pack
Fat Brain Toy Co – Acuity a Matching Game
Orchard Toys – Game Shopping List
Ravensburger – Labyrinth Junior Board Game

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Big Kids

Here is a list of goodies for those who are young at heart, who won’t fit on a Mini Micro and for those who appreciate play value! From HUGE puzzles to retro tin toys there is something here for everyone. What’s your favourite?

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Big-KidsPlayforever – Sheriff Police Car Heat Moon Grey
Folkmanis Puppet – Great Blue Heron
– Adult Scooter
DoodleArt – Ecology Poster
Grimm’s – Monochrome Tunnel Large
Nutcase Helmet – Street Constellations
Knox and Floyd – Frog Clicker
Ravensburger – 1000-piece Puzzle
Heebie Jeebies – Galileo Thermometer
– PedalFlow Adult Pedal Scooter
Djeco – Painting Silk Scarf Japanese
Playforever – Bruno Racing Car Metallic Blue

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Imagination Igniters

Get your children’s imaginations running wild this Christmas with these imaginative toys! Choose a doll house, a puppet or simple blocks and watch your child slip into many different imaginative roles! There is no limit to the amount of fun these toys will induce!
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Fiesta Crafts – Tellatale Puppet Theatre
Le Toy Van – Wooden Doctor’s Set
Hape – All Season Deluxe Doll House
That’s My Story  – Bath Time Stickers
Folkmanis Puppet – Longwool Sheep Hand Puppet
Le Toy Van – Honeybake Washing Machine
Crazy Forts – Princess Playset Play House
Wedgits – Deluxe Set 30 pieces
Le Toy Van – Chococcino Coffee Machine
Rainbows & Clover – Felt Hanging Forest Creatures
Blue Ribbon – Coloured Kitchen Centre
Sylvanian Families – Hot Dog Van
Folkmanis Puppet – Rabbit Finger Puppet

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Musical Toys

Make your Christmas musical! Whether you child prefers to jam out on the guitar, beat the drums, or rock out on the piano, these musical instruments for kids of all ages will prepare them to take centre stage.
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Schoenhut – My First Piano 25-Key Red
Spinning Rainbow Bells
Putumayo Kids Music – World Playground
Janod – Pullalong Xylophone
Musical wrist bells
Kid O – Tempo Music Set
Plan Toys – Solid Drum
Fun Factory – Musical Egg Maracas
I’m Toy – Melody Mix Music Set
Djeco – Animambo Guitar
Hape – Rock & Rhythm
Musical Dancing Tap Feet
Wonderworld – Rainbow Sound Blocks

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Wooden Wonders

There’s nothing quite like the smell, feel, and durability of wood. It’s something every child should experience during play time! At Entropy we are all about the traditional wooden wonders, so it’s only natural to want to share some of our very favourites. Here are some very special toys that will last for years and years. Enjoy!
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Wooden-WondersQuadrilla Marble Run – Vertigo Set
Melissa & Doug – Wooden Shape Sorter Truck
I’m Toy – Wooden Cow Shape Sorter Toy
Grimm’s – Wooden Building Blocks Hearts
Janod – Puzzle Iwood Hedgehog
Uncle Goose – Blocks Decorative Baby
Grimm’s – Rainbow Elements Stacker Large
Indigo Jamm – Wooden Colin Camper Van
Wonderworld – Wooden Mini School Bus
Hape – Wooden Garden Stacking Toy
Magic Wood – Buildable Wooden Tree House
Haba – Building Blocks Set 102
Fagus – Wooden Fire Engine

Our Top Ten Bestsellers

Here is what’s flying out the door this week!

Top 10 Bestsellers (2)1. Janod – World Map Puzzle – $99.95
2. Miniland – Doll Caucasian Girl 38cm – $59.95
3. Magformers – Vehicle WOW Set 16 pieces – $74.95
4. Le Toy Van – Wooden Farmyard Play Set – $99.95
5. Fun Factory – Wooden Tool Box – $29.95
6. Janod – Pink Wooden Doll’s Pram – $129.00
7. Microscooters – Limited Edition Rocket Sky Blue – $239.00
8. Microscooters – Sprite All Rounder Special Edition Teal Owl – $179.00
9. Fiesta Crafts – Tellatale Puppet Theatre and Shop Front – $119.00
10. Fat Brain Toy Co – Balance Teeter Popper – $69.95

The Entropy Christmas Guide: Timeless Toys

There are toys that simply transcend time. They’re the kind that can be passed down from generation to generation, and children of different ages and interests will still find them relevant and fun. We’ve put together 13 of our timeless treasures, that will be loved by children for many years to come.
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Janod – Caramel Rocking Horse
Goki – Yellow Spinning Top
Grimm’s – Rainbow Elements Stacker Large
Playforever – Mini Racing Car Thunder Purple
Grimm’s – Four Elements Building Set
Classic Games Pack
Melissa & Doug  – Classic Toy Abacus
Goki – Musical Rain Stick
Tiger Tribe – Rose Garden Tin Vintage Tea Set
Fun Factory – Frog Skipping Rope
Goki – Tin Kaleidoscope
Tiger Tribe – Rag Doll Pedro Pirate
Fagus – Wooden Fire Engine

The Entropy Christmas Guide: On The Road

Keep the kids entertained these holidays with our list of travel favourites. From a short car trip to an international holiday, travel toys are a must have item.
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Game – Find It Beach
Die Spiegelburg – Cat’s Cradle Cord Game
– Knitting Mushroom
Fat Brain Toy Co – Coggy
Kid O – A to Z Magnatab Uppercase
Smart Games – Deducktion Logic Challenge
Fiesta Crafts – Hand and Finger Puppet Set
Tiger Tribe – Magnetic Playbook
Usborne Activity Cards – Travel Doodles
Tiger Tribe – How-to-Draw Set
Rory’s Story Cubes
Tiger Tribe – Magna Carry Dion World
Eeboo – Game Travel Bingo