Environmentally friendly? Made in the USA? Fun Toys? Look no further. An Ohio-based toy company called Gear for Imagination has scored a trifecta! I just discovered their Topozoo Dinosaurs and I’m hooked.
Created by two dads (Ryan Hamilton and Bret Faber), Topozoo Dinosaurs come with 15 wooden pieces to build three dinosaurs – a Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Apatosaurus. The pieces can also be mixed and matched to create over 1,200 custom animals. The set is made in the USA from recycled, formaldehyde-free MDF, finished with water-based, non-toxic stains and packaged in a recycled cardboard box. The recommended age range is 3 and up.
My four year old daughter and I spent over an hour building and playing with our dinosaur creations. And when my two year old woke up from his nap, he was eager to join us. Although he couldn’t put the pieces together he liked moving them around. The wooden pieces are sturdy and the colors are bright. This toy makes a great decoration as well – they look really funky decorating our living room shelves. Granted not everyone has our enlightened home decorating tendencies (ha), but these would also look great in a playroom or kids room. I have a feeling I will have trouble keeping adults from playing with these at our next cocktail party.
Geared for Imagination makes five other Topozoo sets – Monsters, Dragons, Unicorns, Spring and Safari.
* THAT’S IT MOMMY DID NOT RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR THIS REVIEW. THAT’S IT MOMMY DID RECEIVE TOPOZOO DINOSAURS FREE OF CHARGE TO FACILITATE THIS REVIEW. THIS WILL IN NO WAY SWAY OUR OPINION OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE. THE REVIEW IS IN OUR OWN WORDS AND IS OUR OPINION. YOUR RESULTS AND OPINIONS MAY DIFFER.