The Entropy Christmas Guide: Cool Rides

With ride on toys, your children will never be idle again and can put their boundless energy to good, fun use! Ride on toys are about as active as you can get and can provide hours of entertainment, both within the house and outdoors. With ride on toys, your child is the engine and the sidewalk is the raceway. Here are some of the coolest and most colourful rides we have in stock this season! Enjoy!
Click here to download this Gift Guide.With ride on toys, your children will never be idle again and can put their boundless energy to good, fun use! Ride on toys are about as active as you can get and can provide hours of entertainment, both within the house and outdoors. With ride on toys, your child is the engine and the sidewalk is the raceway. Here are some of the coolest and most colourful rides we have in stock this season! Enjoy!

Cool-Rides

Haba Beach Competition

Summer is fast approaching and we want to give you a good reason to get outside and soaking up the sunshine. The Elves have deliberated and all agree that there is no better way to do this than with almost $200 worth of Haba beach toys!

If you want to make your next beach trip spectacular and win these awesome toys you’re going to have to work for them. We have five beach trivia questions for you to answer. Get them all correct and you will go into the draw to win.

To answer the questions, please follow this link – https://goo.gl/2fuxMD 

You may answer the questions any time before the competition closes. If you have entered and want to change your answers, please fill out a new entry form. We will only take your most recent entry into consideration.

One lucky winner will score  –

These riddles are designed to be fun and enjoyed by your children.

Good luck and have fun toy lovers!


TERMS & CONDITIONS

T&Cs
This promotion is conducted by Entropy. Entry into the promotion constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. By entering the promotion, entrants accept and acknowledge full responsibility for their decision to participate in the promotion and to take a prize if they are drawn as a winner.
All entry instructions and prize information published by the Promoter forms part of these Terms and Conditions

Eligibility
No purchase is necessary to participate.
To enter, you must be at least 13 years of age and living in Australia.
Entropy employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children.
Entry to the Give-Away opens on Monday, November 27, 2017. Entries close on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 11.59pm AEST.

Prize Draw
The winner will be determined by Entropy. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decision.
The winner will be selected and announced on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The winner will be contacted via email.
All winners have seven days to reply and claim the prize. Once this period expires, if the prize has still not been claimed, the promoter has the right to select a new winner. All prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-replaceable. Prizes cannot be transferred for cash or credit.
Prizes must be collected in-store for local residents or will be posted to customers in other parts of Australia at Entropy’s cost.

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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!
Click here to download this Gift Guide
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!

Wooden-Wonders

The Benefits of Play Food & Purchasing Tips

When it comes to toys, play food is a staple. In addition to being a heap of fun, toy food is a great way for children to reach their developmental milestones. For this reason (and many more) play food can be found wherever there are children. Much like fresh food there are lots of play food items on the market. Therefore, it can be hard to know where to start and what to buy. To give you a hand on how to get the best bang for your buck and for some tips on where to start we are here to help. To learn more read on - and as always don’t shop hungry!When it comes to toys, play food is a staple. In addition to being a heap of fun, toy food is a great way for children to reach their developmental milestones. For this reason (and many more) play food can be found wherever there are children. Much like fresh food there are lots of play food items on the market. Therefore, it can be hard to know where to start and what to buy. To give you a hand on how to get the best bang for your buck and for some tips on where to start we are here to help. To learn more read on – and as always don’t shop hungry!

The Benefits
Physically handling play food is a great way for children to improve their dexterity, fine motor skills and visual recognition of shapes, colours and patterns.  Food is a great way for adults to socialise and communicate and this also goes for children. Even alone, children can hold dinner parties or host cooking shows which encourages them to utilise their vocabulary. Play food also kicks children’s imaginations into a high gear encouraging them to think outside the box and get adventurous. Of course we’re talking sardines on cake adventurous – but believe me, it is better that this happens in their cooking domain and not yours!

 Where to Start
If you think starting your play food collection will be as “easy” as your weekly grocery shop, I’m sorry to disappoint. Picking up individual food items willy-nilly can leave you with a lot of oranges and no apples – not that devastating unless you want to make an apple pie!  For this reason, we recommend that you keep it simple and start with the basics. Food crates from Le Toy Van and Fun Factory are fantastic as they include multiple items from the same food group. For example, (my personal favourite) the Le Toy Van Honeybake Baker’s Basket which includes a croissant, a pretzel, an iced bun, a swirl bun and a pain au chocolat – drool.

If you’re looking for a real bargain, check out this set of crates from Fun Factory.

Once you have assembled a handsome food triangle (or as much as the food triangle as you wish), you have completed your mission, and your child can enjoy hours of play food fun. However, if you want to get the best dollar value for your play food items we recommend that you turn up the play value.

Heat Up the Play Value
Heating up the play value of your play food is the best way to get value for money. Play value refers to the essential value of a toy; or more plainly put, the amount of play you can get out of a toy. When talking about play food, you can increase its play value by adding extra appliances and accessories that encourage children to play with the food items longer. Imagine making that apple pie (once you source the apples) to find that you have no oven to bake it in! Or better yet, think of all the opportunities that a singular oven represents – savoury or sweet you can have it all and warmed by your imagination – delicious.

Get the whole Family Involved
We see a lot of group gift purchases here at Elf HQ. Normally, a mum and dad will grab a kitchen, a market stall or an oven and the rest of the family contribute by adding some play food or cooking equipment. This is great for a few reasons. Firstly, the play value of each item added by each family member increases. Secondly, it’s easy for you when relatives call asking what your child would like for their birthday or Christmas. Plus it’s nice and easy for your friends and family members – win-win! Here are a few bundles that we elves would be thrilled to find under the Christmas tree this year.

We see a lot of group gift purchases here at Elf HQ. Normally, a mum and dad will grab a kitchen, a market stall or an oven and the rest of the family contribute by adding some play food or cooking equipment. This is great for a few reasons. Firstly, the play value of each item added by each family member increases. Secondly, it’s easy for you when relatives call asking what your child would like for their birthday or Christmas. Plus it’s nice and easy for your friends and family members – win-win! Here are a few bundles that we elves would be thrilled to find under the Christmas tree this year. Honeybake 2-in-1 Shop & Cafe ($229) with five Honeybake Market Crates ($24.95 – $26.95 each)

If you’ve suddenly developed an appetite for some play food then now is a great time to satisfy your craving as we have 20% off our entire Play Food Category. If you think that a group gift centred around a kitchen or market stall is what your child would like for Christmas, then contact the rellies and tell them to get shopping before this sale ends. Bon appetit toy lovers!

Review & Win – How to WIN a $50 Entropy Voucher

Want to win a $50 Entropy Voucher? Continue reading.Here at Entropy, we are always looking to improve, and that’s why we want your feedback. With over 4,000 toys on our shelves, it’s hard for us to test and trial every product and this is where we need your (our trusty toy lovers) help. We want to hear what you think about our toys – good, bad or indifferent. This is a task that you can sink your teeth into and have a fantastic time while doing so. Your feedback will not only help us, but also your fellow toy lovers make good purchasing decisions. Plus, you could win a $50 Entropy voucher for your efforts!

Each month one lucky toy lover is crowned the prestigious title of ‘Review of the Month Winner’ and is awarded a $50 Entropy Voucher. If you’re up to the challenge and want to claim the title and prize follow the steps below!

1. Sign into your customer account
This is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP because if you’re not signed into your account, we won’t have any way of contacting you if you’re picked as the winner! If you do not have a customer account, it is free and easy to create one.

Sign into your Entropy Account
Create an Entropy Account

2. Find the product you want to review
Using the search bar (on our website) find the product that you have purchased and click the ‘Add Your Review’ link under the title of the product.3. Tell us what you think and submit
It’s now time for you to tell us what you think. Rank the product, give us your thoughts and summarise the item in one short and snappy sentence.  We understand that some people are uncomfortable with having their name published online. For that reason, you can submit your review under a nickname. Approved and published reviews will only show this nickname – not the name that your account is registered under. Once you are happy with your review, hit the blue ‘Submit Review’ button at the bottom of the page and you are finished!

You may review as many products as you have purchased and at any time. One review equals one entry, and our winners are selected at random. The winner will be contacted on the first business day after the last day of the month. Good luck and we look forward to hearing what you have to say about our products!