Rent That Toy!

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 6 November 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

When Daniel was younger, I used to rent a toy for him every month. I would choose the big bulky items, e.g., an exersaucer in the shape of a car. Stuff that I would refrain from buying because I wasn't sure if he'd take to it, or because even if he did, he would lose interest after a few weeks. I remember having very good experiences with the toy rental companies, and recently, I decided to see what was out there for bigger kids--i.e., Daniel and Benjamin now!

Look what I got? =)

A lovely kitchen set that has light and sound on the 2 stove units, openable fridge and oven doors, and over 30 play items, including 2 sets of forks, spoons, knives, cups, a chopper & chopping board, a huge pot, a frying pan, 4 hooks, and an assortment of vegetables (very healthy eh!). There is also a tap with movable part, a sink area, an little racks for the oven and fridge!

Dan and Ben are really taking to it! (And frankly, so am I! I never had something like this when I was growing up!) We already have a box of masak masak stuff so now, our old stuff combined with this new set is really cool. For $30 a month, I thought it's pretty economical, since it retails at $129 and I'm not planning to rent it for more than a month (my kids won't play with it forever).

I am eyeing a mini swing-slide combo next! Or possibly, 2 tricycles!

Oh, I rented from Rent That Toy. If anybody knows of any better place to rent from, do let me know!

Dad from Singapore

Wow ! An almost live-size kitchen stove relative to their size as kids. We are sure that you 3 have a lot of fun with it too, besides real ones in your kitchen. Whats cooking ?

6 Nov 2008 11:51pm

Verna from United States

what a great idea! I've haven't heard of toy rental places here in the US.

12 Nov 2008 6:27pm

flying-porkchop from Singapore

hey I rented toys for my son from Rent That Toy! too...I'd a bad first-time experience with another webstore where my order was left "hanging" because the item was rented out, no communication at all till I sms-ed the owner few days later. I concluded that Rent That Toy! is the best - reliable, prompt and friendly service.

14 Dec 2008 12:13pm

Ee-Yuing from Singapore

I think Rent That Toy! should be a good place to rent! It's run by my ex-secondary school classmate who works from home! :-)

30 Dec 2008 2:51am

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