Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Entropy Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts from the Grandies

Never know what to get your grandson or granddaughter? Here are some fabulous suggestions to get you started on your Christmas shopping!

Grandies

  1. Folkmanis Bear in Tree Stump Puppet, $54.95
  2. Djeco Geoform Magnetic Puzzle, $64.95
  3. Kaper Kidz Spring Garden Set, $49.95
  4. Eleganter Finger Puppet Theatre, $59.95
  5. Cactus Teach Dial Watch in Lilac, $29.95
  6. Automoblox Wooden S9 Police Car, $59.95
  7. Dobbin & Drum Pattern Drum, $39.95
  8. GoldieBlox Float Construction Set, $39.95
  9. Hape Balance Boat Toy, $39.95
  10. CactusTeach Dial Watch in Black, $29.95
  11. Fat Brain Toy Co HexActly Construction Blocks, $39.95
  12. Pintoy Wooden Fire Engine, $59.95
  13. DjecoNiko Animals Wooden Puzzle, $34.95
  14. RagtalesDarcy Bear, $49.95
  15. Janod Squirrel Balance Game, $44.95
  16. Kaper Kidz Wooden Hospital Set, $49.95.

The Entropy Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Little Girls

Toy Lovers – do you know what day it is today? It’s the 25th of November… which means there is exactly one month until the Best Time of the Year! As we mentioned in our previous post, we will be sharing a page from our Christmas Gift Guide everyday, to help inspire you with your Christmas shopping. Today it’s time to show you our Top 16 picks for little girls.

You can view the full Christmas Gift Guide here, or view each category on our website here.

little girls

  1. JanodMademoiselle Fabric Play House, $99.95
  2. Djeco Lili Rose Lunch Set, $69.95
  3. Fiesta Crafts Mermaid Hand Puppet, $29.95
  4. HABASummer Meadow Doll Pram, $199
  5. EnchantmintsMusical Treasure Box, $44.95
  6. Le Toy Van Fairy Carriage & Unicorn, $59.95
  7. Lilliputiens Reversible Handbag & Doll, $69.95
  8. Corolle Camille Ballerina Doll, $89.95
  9. HABA Marrakesh Play Tent, $399
  10. Princess LillifeeFloral Castle, $19.95
  11. HABAMali Doll, $89.95
  12. Janod Pink Doll’s Pram, $139
  13. DjecoSummer Garden Bag & Purse, $34.95
  14. Indigo JammLoxhill Wooden Pram, $119
  15. Microscooters Mini Micro Sporty Edition, $139
  16. Ragtales Coco Pull Along Poodle, $44.95.

This week’s top toys and games at Entropy

We Elves get many-a-query about what’s currently selling particularly well at Entropy Elf HQ – everyone wants to know what’s topping the hot list! So, to make your Christmas buying decisions that little bit easier, we will release a list each week of our top sellers.

Here’s what’s flying out the door this week:

Entropy's Top 10 Sellers for November 24, 2014

  1. Nic-Nac Water Marbles, $4.95: These dehydrated beads grow up to 150 times when immersed in water. Great for developing fine motor skills and can be used for colour sorting, counting, water play, sensory play, in the bath, in science experiments, whatever you can think of!
  2. Discovery Kids Binoculars 4×30, was $19.95, now $14.96: These lightweight and compact binoculars have 4x magnification so they’re ideal for taking on your next exploration.
  3. Fun Factory Fruit Cutting Set, $24.95: Packaged in a handy wooden box, the array of fruit segments are connected by Velcro, so you can really ‘cut’ them. Also comes with a knife and a board – the perfect recipe for healthy eating!
  4. Discovery Kids Explorer Telescope, was $19.95, now $14.96: A great start for young astronomers and explorers, this lightweight telescope has 15x magnification.
  5. Seedling Magic Butterflies, $3.95: Use an elastic band to wind-up the tension on this magic butterfly, then slip her into a book or card and watch her flutter out – much to everyone’s surprise!
  6. Seedling Trick Glider Plane, $0.95: The ideal stocking stuffer, this featherweight glider is capable of all sorts of death-defying stunts, including the roundabout, the big loop, the fly-back, under-and-over, and just full-steam ahead!
  7. Djeco Screen Printing Workshop, $29.95: This fun screen printing activity for children aged 7-13 years includes four designs, three paper stencils, five ink pads and 12 screens. Plenty to create a masterpiece!
  8. Fun Factory Flower Press, was $14.95, now $9.95: This easy to use flower press is a cool stocking stuffer for a green thumb. Preserve the flowers from the garden, or use them in craft projects.
  9. Big Boppa Pogo Stick, $49.95: The Big Boppa pogo stick from Backyard Games has a hi-tech design and a durable plastic construction for heavy-duty pogo action. Its heavy-duty support allows for a maximum weight of 75kg, so even big kids can enjoy it!
  10. Discovery Kids Walkie Talkies, was $69.95, now $52.46: This set includes two lightweight long-range walkie talkies for outdoor explorations. These work up to a range of 500m when used in non-built up areas. They feature a ringing call alert, LED power indicator, press-to-talk button and an integral belt clip. Nice!

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? There are lots more ideas in our Christmas Gift Guide 2014 and our Christmas Catalogue 2014. Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

The Entropy Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Babies

We Elves love to help out – we know how difficult it can be to choose the perfect present for a special person in your life (little or not so little). So this Christmas, we’ve yet again gone through our thousands of beauties (over 4,500 to be exact) and picked our top 16 across 16 categories! We’ve chosen the best of the best for Babies, Boys, Girls, Travel, Outdoors, Secret Santa and more. Today we’re sharing some goodies your bub will love to play with.

You can view the full Christmas Gift Guide in a flip-book here, or view each category on our website here.

  1. Apple ParkOrganic Bunny Picnic Pal, $69.95
  2. JanodZigolos Cow Roly Poly Stacker, $34.95
  3. HapeFirst Gym, $49.95
  4. HABAMagica Wooden Baby Toy Clutch, $24.95
  5. Uncle GooseABC Classic Wooden Blocks, $69.95
  6. RagtalesNursey Rhymes Rag Book, $19.95
  7. JellyCatJungly Tails Boing Ball, $19.95
  8. HapeSnail Pull Along, $39.95
  9. PintoyWooden Happy Pop-Up Toy, $24.95
  10. HABASoft Fabric Animal Den, $39.95
  11. I’m ToyWalk ‘n’ Ride Rabbit Sorter, $99.95
  12. LilliputiensTransforming Robot Pull Along, $74.95
  13. I’m ToyTip Top Triangle Wooden Activity Toy, $59.95
  14. Sophie the GiraffeTeething Toy, $34.95
  15. PintoyShape Matching Board, $29.95
  16. SolvejBaby & Toddler Swing, $219.

For even more gift ideas this festive season, take a look at our Christmas Catalogue or visit www.entropy.com.au.

 

Bringing families together with traditional fun at Christmas

In this busy world, Christmas is a wonderful time for families to stop rushing and sit back and enjoy some quality time together. Nationally-recognised for its impressive selection of traditional, wooden and educational toys and games; this year award-winning retailer Entropy is focused on uniting families through endless festive fun and frivolity.

“Talking to parents, we can all agree that it’s been a busy year juggling work, school, sports, other extra-curricular activities, things around the house, socialising, family responsibilities… the list is endless,” Entropy director and mother to two boys aged 9 and 12 Deborah Latouf explains, who gets up at 4.30am every day to get it all done. “Christmas is a wonderful time of year to slow down, forget those day-to-day responsibilities, have some laughs and just enjoy each other’s company.

“You’re never too old to release your inner child and these care-free days as a family over Christmas will form the memories your children look back on as adults with a smile. That’s what Christmas is all about.”

The Entropy Elves’ Top 10 Christmas Toys for Family Fun:

top 10

  1. Quut beach range: This Belgian brand’s innovative designs are super popular for summer beach fun. Pictured are the Ballo Beach Bucket and Scoppi Beach Shovel.
  2. Sands Alive: A great tactile toy that can be shaped and moulded as you please without the mess. The whole family will find it soooooo addictive!
  3. Nic-Nac Water Marbles ($4.95): Bouncy, colourful and cool; just add water to these marbles and they grow up to 150 times… the best stocking stuffer ever!
  4. Microscooters (from $129): The world’s best scooter for toddlers to adults, there’s something to suit every age in the extensive Micro Scooters range. Add a new dimension to family walks.
  5. Fiesta Crafts Tellatale Theatre ($119) and puppets (from $9.95): Everyone can take turns in performing their show in this silk-quilted theatre that can accommodate both finger and hand puppets. Family story time at its best!
  6. Grimms range (from $24.95): This beautiful wooden selection from Germany can be played with for hours or simply admired. The Mandala Puzzle and Marble Assembly Run are pictured.
  7. Djeco craft kits: Designed in France, these crafts kits offer exceptional quality and creativity for every age and interest.
  8. Tenzi game ($19.95): This award-winning super-fast dice game will whip everyone into a frenzy.
  9. Wishbone wagon ($359): This 3-in-1 heirloom toy transforms from a wagon to soap-box racer and foot-to-floor car. A symbol of childhoods passed; there’s years of fun in this innovative ride-on toy.
  10. Peaceable Kingdom Cooperative Games ($29.95): Rather than encouraging competition, these lovely games encourage everyone to work together for a common cause.

Need more gift ideas? Entropy has compiled its own Gift Guides and Christmas Catalogue which are packed with a plethora of ideas. See www.entropy.com.au.

The Entropy Christmas Wish List Competition!

If there is something the Entropy Elves like to do, is to run fun competitions with the sole purpose of having our Toy Lovers win some amazing goodies – we love it! Last year we ran a Pinterest competition called Pin to Win, and we received so much great feedback we couldn’t not run it this year. The Entropy Christmas Wish List Competition has kicked off this Wednesday, November 12th, and here is everything you need to know to be in the running to win your ultimate Christmas wish list (up to RRP $500).

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Each week for the next five weeks we’re giving away an outstanding prize. At the end of the five weeks, we’ll announce the overall winner, who will win their wish list, as pinned in their board. Pin? Board? Feeling lost? Don’t worry, it is really, really simple – you can find out how to enter here.

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This week we’re giving away a Hape First Gym (RRP $69.95), designed to make babies smile and enjoy whilst developing motor skills, hand eye coordination and much more.

Here are some of the comments left by our participants so far:

“Just went through the #Entropywishlist with my kids. SOOO many cool toys! Winner will be spoilt for choice. Good luck to all and MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

“Entered, am loving way too many things it was super hard just to choose 10. Good luck everyone!”

“What an awesome prize to win, so many amazing toys. It was very hard picking just 10. Good luck to everyone.”

“So many lovely things to make this Christmas unforgettable.”

“Thanks Entropy. I love this competition. Making wish lists is so much fun!”

“Thanks Entropy. All your toys are so beautiful.”

“Entered! So many great choices and now I have some new present ideas, thanks Entropy.”

“You guys have the most beautiful toys and great service always”

“Sooo many options!!! And I adore that you have so many board games for the little ones involved!!”

“I’ve entered and had so much fun! Thanks for the chance your toys are wonderful!!!”

“We love Entropy! It’s our go to toy store for every birthday and Christmas. I had a lot of fun putting together our Christmas wish list! 🙂 Thank-you for a very happy 20 minutes.”

So, we really hope you join in on the fun… because you have to be in it to win it!

The Entropy Elves x

 

 

Chief Poobah Deborah Latouf on Your Business Brilliance

Our Chief Poobah was recently interviewed for the Your Business Brilliance blog about how other retailers can grow online and offline.

Your Business Brilliance blog with Deborah Latouf

Interviewer Sanjay S. Pandaram says, “Retail is difficult at the best of times, but then how do you start a children’s toy store in a small city in Northern Australia, and take that to an online space and then kick butt? Deborah Latouf from Entropy did just that.”

A good one to listen to for our Toy Lovers who are in business as Deborah’s tips can be applied beyond the retail sphere.

Listen here: http://yourbusinessbrilliance.com/retail_deborah-latouf_entropy/