Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ravensburger Review

banner-ravensburgerThere is less than a week before our Mid-Year Sale finishes for another year. Just a reminder that we have 25% off Sylvanian Families, Schleich, Melissa & Doug, Playmobil, Ravensburger and Siku! It’s unlikely that you will see a sale this big from us before Christmas so make the most of it.

We hope you have enjoyed learning more about a few of the brands that feature in our Mid-Year Sale. The elves have certainly been surprised by some of the facts that were uncovered. We hope this week is no different as we shine the spotlight on Ravensburger.

Ravensburger is an internationally renowned brand that makes puzzles, games, arts and craft, science activity kits and photo puzzles. The company was founded in 1883 by bookseller Otto Maier in a town named Ravensburg; in Germany. Ravensburger’s first publications included guides and instruction manuals for the building and craft trades. In 1884, the first game appeared under the title “Voyage round the World“ – carefully handcrafted, beautifully finished and modelled on Jules Verne’s bestseller ”Around the World in 80 Days“. This was quickly followed by learning and children’s games, card games, strategy games, books and children’s art and craft kits.

Ravensburger Games is the leading producer of puzzles and handicraft products in Europe and is the market leader of games in Germany. The company makes over half of its sales outside Europe.
Ravensburger products are made for families everywhere. Since inception, the brand has abided by their guiding principle to deliver “only the best”.  Every product that Ravensburger creates and sells is made with enjoyment, education and “togetherness” in mind. Ravensburger is one of few companies with its own production facility in Europe. In fact, 85% of all Ravensburger products are made at two production sites one at Ravensburg, and the other at Poliçka (Czech Republic).

The high-quality products that Ravensburger produce are split up into age groups. This feature makes it easy for parents to select items that suit their children’s current skill levels. This is reflected in Ravensburger’s puzzles where the number and size of each puzzle piece change with the recommended age of play.

Ravensburger-halfRavensburger have always been proud of their puzzles. Each puzzle piece is made with such precision that it fits perfectly with its surrounding pieces. Unlike other puzzles, there are no gaps between any pieces (thanks to Ravensburger’s soft click technology), and when the puzzle is completed, it looks like a piece artwork.

Ravensburger’s products have loads of educational benefits. It is not hard to believe that their products are loved by so many – including the elves here at Entropy. The elves hope this blog has provided you with more information about Ravensburger and their products. The mid-year catalogue sale ends on the 31st of July; if you would like to buy your child, or yourself, a puzzle we recommend you do so now!

Meet Melissa & Doug

Want to learn more about the fantastic toy company Melissa & Doug? Read this blog to find out how they started and how far they have come!We are now three weeks into our Mid-Year Sale and it’s time to turn our attention to another fantastic brand that features in it. Melissa & Doug products have proudly been stocked on our shelves since we opened almost ten years ago. Their range of quality wooden toys and puzzles, along with their educational and craft products makes Melissa & Doug an essential aspect of our range.

Based in North America, Melissa & Doug is a leading designer and manufacturer of educational toys and puzzles. The company was founded in 1988 when Melissa and Doug Bernstein left their corporate careers to start their own business.  Starting in Doug’s parent’s garage and selling their products out of the back of a beat-up car they created their own empire while raising six children!

Instead of telling you more about this fantastic brand we thought that we should let Melissa and Doug do the talking. Watch the below video to hear the Melissa & Doug story.

If you want to learn even more about Melissa & Doug their website has a wealth of information. Our mid-year catalogue sale finishes up on July 31st. If you would like to introduce some Melissa & Doug products to your child’s playtime we recommend you do it before then! Until next week,

Bring Schleich to Life Competition

Bring Schleich to LifePhotograph your Schleich figurines in the most creative setting to win a Schleich Riding Centre with Accessories (RRP $349). Don’t have Schleich figurines? Get some while we have 25% off the entire range (until July 31, 2017).

How to Enter:

  1. Take a photo of your Schleich figurine(s) in a creative setting. Put your imaginations to work
  2. Upload the photo to Entropy’s Facebook page OR your Instagram page with the name and age of the entrant and the hashtags #EntropyToys #BringSchleichToLife
  3. Encourage your friends and family to like and share the image
  4. Wait for the winners to be announced!

Here are three examples from when we ran the competition in 2014.
SchleichGood Luck and have fun!

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Haba Games Night Give Away

haba games

Take your family games night to the next level with SIX fantastic Haba games! These games will turn your games cupboard into a thing of envy and make you popular amongst your friends and family. If you want to win we want to hear why! Share our Facebook post, leave a comment and show us a photo of your family playing a game. Anything from Tag to Tenzi or Bananagrams to Bocce will do – as long as you look like you’re having fun!

One lucky winner will receive the prize of six Haba products. Competition closes 11.59pm July 14, 2017.Open to Australian residents only.

The winner will receive the following games (RRP $251.70)

Haba – Guessing Game Who Am I?
Haba – Rhino Hero a 3D Stacking Game
Haba – Game Dancing Eggs
Haba – First Cooperative Game Flower Fairy
Haba – Game Monza Car Race
Haba – Game the Orchard

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