Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Back to Basics Toys ~ A Trivia Game and a Giveaway

This giveaway is closed.
The winner is Our Busy Homeschool.
Thanks to all who entered!






You know from this post that I am a huge fan of Back to Basics Toys. Well, I now LOVE them even more. I just learned that they have launched a new online trivia game, called Name that Toy, which supports Toys for Tots. Here is how it works ~ for every question that a player answers correctly Back to Basics Toys will donate 10 cents towards toys to Toys for Tots. No purchase is necessary and players can play all 50 questions or repeat the game.

Go on over and check it out. Not only is it fun to learn interesting facts about your favorite retro toys, it is also a wonderful way to help raise money for a good cause.

Back to Basics Toys is also sponsoring daily toy giveaways called #Tweets4Toys. Here is how it works:

  1. Follow @Back2BasicsToys on Twitter.
  2. They will announce the day’s giveaway in the morning with the hashtag #Tweets4Toys.
  3. Either RT our tweet or compose your own tweet about classic toys and include the hashtag #Tweets4Toys.
  4. They will enter you into that day’s giveaway each time you tweet the hashtag #Tweets4Toys.
  5. They will select and announce the daily winner the next morning around 9am ET.
Here are the daily prizes:
Now for the really fun part ~ Back to Basics is offering one of my lucky readers a Bicentennial Edition set of Lincoln Logs. YAY! Need a reminder of how much fun these are? Check out this video.
First Entry Requirement ~ Go play Name that Toy. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me one fun fact you learned.

1. Follow Back to Basics Toys on Twitter. (1 entry)

2. Subscribe to Raising Itty-Bitty Bookworms. (1 entry)

*Make sure and leave a comment after this post for each entry so I can give you all the credit you deserve (and don't forget your email address too)! Winner will be announced Monday, December 14, and contacted by email. Winner has three days to contact me at contact@ittybittybookworm.com. After three days another winner will be drawn. Contest is for US residents only. No P.O. Boxes.*

64 comments:

Julesmcg said...

Frank Lloyd Wright's son is the creator of Lincoln Logs. Who knew?

Elizabeth said...

I just started following Back to Basics on Twitter.

Julesmcg said...

Following on twitter!

Julesmcg said...

Subscribed to Itty-Bitty Bookworms!

a said...

i learned that gumby was created by art clokey. thanks!
aimee c.

a said...

i subscribe as well. thanks!
aimee c.

a said...

i follow back to basics on twitter. such a great company. thanks again!
aimee c.

sawlibrarian said...

Kewpie turns 100 this year.

wmmahaney said...

The Kewpie doll is turning 100.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

wmmahaney said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

Kim said...

I learned that the Slinky was created by accident.

williams3129 at comcast dot net

Kim said...

I subscribe to Itty Bitty Bookworms through Google Reader.

williams3129 at comcast dot net

Tracey said...

I learned that the Trivia game is addicting. LOL. And I learned that the Lincoln Logs were inspired by Tokyo's earthquake-proof Imperial hotel.

Elizabeth said...

I just subscribed in Google Reader. Looks like I have some catching up do to on older posts!

Tracey said...

I follow Back to Basics on twitter!
Thanks for this fun giveaway! ;)

Kim said...

I learned Thomas the Train comes from the island of sodor!

Kim said...

twitter follower- kgail11

Kim said...

subscriber

Jess said...

I learned how the Slinky was invented. So cool and simple!

Jess said...

I'm following them on Twitter.

Jess said...

I subscribe.

Lindsay said...

I learned that Carrom dates back to the 1890s!!

Lindsay said...

I am now following BacktoBasics on twitter (bytesofmemory)

Lindsay said...

I am subsribed to Raising Itty-Bitty Bookworms

♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Bozo the clown started out as a read-along record in the 1940's, and later emerged as a TV star in the following decades.

Tristan said...

I loved learning that the Kewpie doll is 100 this year - amazing!

Tristan said...

I'm a follower now!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I got stumped on Lincoln Logs as well. What a fun giveaway!

Raising a Happy Child said...

And I follow your blog :)

Debbie said...

I didnt' realize that Lincoln Logs were designed following the Tokyo's Earthquake Proof Hotel.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

Melissa Taylor said...

Cartoonist John Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter in 1915.

Melissa Taylor said...

I subscribe! :)

Mama Jenn said...

The slinky was invented by an engineer who accidentally knocked a spring off his desk!!!! Oh, and my daughter LOVES Lincoln Logs. They are actually on my Christmas wishlist for her!!!! I want to win these SOOOOO bad!!!!

Mama Jenn said...

I subscribe!!!

Jacquelin said...

Mr. Bill was first introduced on Saturday Night Live in the 70's.

Jacquelin said...

I subscribe

Eileen said...

I learned that the ETch a Sketch was first introduced in 1960---Ummmm...I was born that year. WOW!!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Stefany said...

"Our goal is to continue to offer alternatives to the increasing number of toys that are inherently violent, poorly made, or based upon pop culture television shows."

I can appreciate that so much! With 5 kids, I am always looking for toys that are "good" for my kids.

Stefany said...

I already follow Back To Basics Toys on Twitter at @ToBeThode

Ticia said...

Didn't know that mosaics were from 400 BC

Ticia said...

I follow Itty-Bitty

abc said...

I learned that Spock said "Live long and Prosper" not Captain Kirk!

abc said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Debbie said...

i learned that Abe Bookman created the fortune telling Magic 8 Ball in 1946.

Debbie said...

i subscribe

Carrie said...

I didn't know that Elmo ALWAYS refers to himself in the third person - my 2-yr-old does that, too. :) Or he calls himself, 'you'. :)

Jodi Renshaw said...

Boy ... I got alot of those answers right! I do love toys :)

I did learn that the Kewpie doll was introduced in 1909. (One of the questions I got wrong).

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jodi Renshaw said...

I am now a follower of Back to Basics on Twitter.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Samantha said...

Following

Samantha said...

I learned that Rock'em Sock'em Robots are old, and I don't know much about old toys!

Katie said...

I learned that the Kewpie Doll was first introduced in 1909 although I had no idea what a kewpie doll was before I took the quiz.

kaos2me at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I subscribe to Itty Bitty Bookworms

kaos2me at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm following Back to Basics toys on Twitter.

kaos2me at gmail dot com

amy said...

the Magic 8 Ball was invented in the 1940s??? That's a big surprise.

ms.amydavis@gmail.com

amy said...

I subscribe via Google Reader!

ms.amydavis@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Using an exercise trampoline for five to ten minutes is the equivalent to running one mile.

karmama said...

Tinkertoys are based on the Pythagorean progressive right triangle concept. I made over $3 for Toys for Tots!

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

follow them on twitter

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

I subscribe

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

What item from 1916 was inspired by Tokyo's earthquake-proof Imperial hotel?

Lincoln Logs

Christy, the Notable Blogger said...

I learned that Bozo the Clown used to be a teacher...sort of. ;) I learned a lot of other things as well, but who can pass up giving kudos to Bozo!

Christy, the Notable Blogger said...

I already subscribe to you! Wee hoooo!!!

Christy, the Notable Blogger said...

I am now an official Back to Basics twitter groupie. I love that catalog and have shopped from it for years! Everybody say SOCK MONKEY!