Summer Fun Begins with Mastermind Toys – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/12

| June 18, 2015 | 117 Comments

Summer is has finally arrived! With schools getting ready to close their door and the weather becoming warmer, kids are going to want to have a lot of fun. How are you going to keep your kids entertained this summer? Mastermind Toys has put together their Annual Top 25 List of toys that will make this summer a whole lot more fun for the family! All of these toys will be available at Mastermind’s 39 locations across Canada, as well as online.

Whether shopping in-store or online, we love going to Mastermind Toys! They are Canadian owned and operated, and have been selling toys for more than 30 years in the greater Toronto area. They have just recently expanded to 39 stores, and are still growing! Their staff is awesome at providing the best customer service, and is really helpful when we are trying to find the perfect gift for our kids for their ever-growing wish list. They even offer complementary in-store gift-wrapping for easy one-stop shopping!

Out of this amazing list of toys, I chose to review the Slackers Slide N Surf water slide. I never had one do these toys as a kid, and I wanted my kids to try out one of these toys so we can create some sun memories throughout the summer while beating the summer heat.

 

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My kids could not wait to rip open the box and start playing with our Slackers Slide N Surf water slide. It was easy to put together. All we had to do was lay it out flat, Pump it full of air (I would suggest using an electronic air pump so you can get playing much faster than with a hand or foot pump), and twist your hose to the attachment on the water slide.

Once the water starts flowing inside this toy, it is awesome to see water spraying out of the side of the slide to get the slide wet and ready for play. My kids squealed with joy as they saw how high the water shot into the sky.

 

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They then took tentative steps along the water slide until they hit the end where they then began to splash and play. They had a blast playing with the Slackers Slide N Surf water slide. We really did make some fun and fond memories, and we can’t wait to make many more with this fantastic toy!

 

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For more information about Mastermind Toys, you can visit them online, or you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter @MastermindToys #mastermindtoys, YouTube and Instagram pages!

Disclaimer: I received a product from Mastermind Toys in order to write this review. The views expressed are my own.

A Summer Fun Giveaway!

 

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Mastermind Toys wants one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to get summer started off right by giving away a

$50 Mastermind Toys Gift Card to shop either in-store or online!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and end at 11:59 EDT on July 12th, 2015.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) says:

    I would get my kids a real Etcha-Sketch.

  2. Amy C says:

    I would get a blue Plasma Car.

  3. Stephanie griplas says:

    Hi I love this slide review….my children would have an
    Blast using this toy this summer. If I win the gift card I would definitely buy this sled! Thanks

  4. Jennifer says:

    I would probably get my daughter an Our Generation doll because she loves dolls right now.

  5. holly o'gorman says:

    I would pick some Sands Alive Purple Indoor Sand – 1lb and Huggles My Friend Huggles Kind Lily 34” Doll.

  6. Katie says:

    Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit – looks very fun!!

  7. lori b says:

    i would get something from the shopkins line, the fruit stand

  8. Judy Cowan says:

    I would get my niece one of the Our Generation Dolls; would let her pick which one she would like.

  9. Michelle says:

    The Baby Spring Float Animal Friends

  10. jan says:

    I would get one of the Star Wars Lego sets

  11. Katherine Moore says:

    If I won the gift card I would put it towards buying my Son LEGO® Mindstorms EV3. He is such a good hearted little boy, always kind and gentle. Always quick to help others. Never thinking of himself first. He is not your typical rough and tumble boy. He will forever be my sweetheart. He is not into sports but has a keen interest in robotics. This toy looks amazing but is very expensive. I would love to win this for him in support of his interests. You never know what great invention he may invent when he is older to benefit the lives of us all and it could have all started with this toy and a mothers love for her son. Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. Silvia D says:

    I would get the Minecraft Lego set

  13. Steven Moore says:

    If I won the gift card I would use it towards purchasing a Lego Mindstorms EV3. Every parents wants their kids to be happy and find a hobby they are excited to take part in to build their confidence and bring added joy to their lives. For some it’s sports but for my Son it’s robotics. My Son has always been fascinated with them and now he has an incredible opportunity to buy an amazing toy to fuel his interest and creativity. I would love to win this prize for him. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. angela m says:

    I would choose the Weber mini BBQ

  15. Jana L. says:

    I would choose the K’NEX Super Mario Stacked Goombas Building Set

  16. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would buy 2 Lego kits for my 2 nephews!!

  17. Anne Taylor says:

    Love the Hungry Pelican Soft Seek ‘N’ Find Plush Toy

  18. Julie Bolduc says:

    I would buy my daughter the Our Generation Parker 18” Hair girl

  19. kristen visser says:

    I would get my daughter one of those Sands Alive kits!

  20. Lori Jackson says:

    My Son really wants a sand and water table….Ive kinda been waiting for them to go on sale.

  21. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    a difficult choice to make but I think I’d go with Lego, different sets so that each grandchild gets something, that’s if I’m lucky enough to win 🙂

  22. Tricia Hope says:

    I would get an Our Generation Doll.Thanks for the chance

  23. kathy downey says:

    I would buy LEGO® Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle

  24. Dianne says:

    2 of my granddaughters like Shopkins so I would get them the Shopkins So Cool Fridge Playset and the rest like doing crafts so I would get them the 4M Fairy Stamp Factory Kit and the Melissa & Doug Child Safe Scissor 2 Pack Set to have fun crafting with.

  25. Dawn T says:

    Lego! Always lego!

  26. l p says:

    liked the baby spring float animal friends and Starwars Lego sets. thanks

  27. Charmaine says:

    Definitely a Lego Friends set for my daughter. Cute kiddies 😉

  28. Carole Dube says:

    I would purchase the Slackers Slide N Surf water slide. My granddaughter would have a blast!

  29. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d get the Lego Superheroes sets and Meccano sets.

  30. heidi c. says:

    I would get some Melissa and Doug sand toys for my kids!

  31. LeAnn H says:

    I want the 2 Dr. Seuss pop up books and the rubber goat teether

  32. Athena says:

    Minecraft lego

  33. Carol Denny says:

    I would buy LEGO® Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle

  34. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d get my son the LEGO® Minecraft The First Night

  35. We will be getting Legos for sure!

  36. If I won, I would buy the Tropical Bird Kite.

  37. Florence C says:

    I would get the Minecraft Lego set for my grandson for his birthday.

  38. Belinda McNabb says:

    my son would love anything that is star wars legos

  39. Jen Stipetic says:

    I would probably put the gift card towards a balance bike for my daughter.

  40. Erika E says:

    I would get the Playmobil Summer Fun Luxury Yacht.

  41. Karin Dollery says:

    My granddaughter loves the Digi Birds.

  42. andrea amy says:

    I would get a couple Paw Patrol toys such as this one:
    Paw Patrol Deluxe Transforming Vehicle

  43. Sarah Stickney says:

    Sands Alive Indoor Glow Sand Starter Set 1lb

  44. Pam says:

    I would like to get a set of magformers and a Frozen dress.

  45. Tracy D says:

    My niece is into Shopkins, I’d make a call to see what she doesn’t have yet. 🙂

  46. Nicole B says:

    I would get sands alive for my two boys!

  47. I would love to buy some LEGO for my 2 boys!

  48. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would love to get the Cloud B Sleep Sheep on the Go.

  49. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would totally get that Slackers Slide and Surf. My daughter would be sooo excited with that one.

  50. Bo Simms says:

    I would choose the Slackers Slide N Surf water slide and legos, my kids love them

  51. Krista M says:

    I would get the B. Baa Baa Barn for my son who is obsessed with farm animals. The set makes farm noises & sings songs so he would adore it.

  52. brenda lacourciere says:

    I would choose Lego figures.

  53. sarah sar says:

    I will use it to buy 4-D Toronto Cityscape Puzzle

  54. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would choose Lego figurines!!

  55. Jennifer Lo says:

    Lego!

  56. Sunshine says:

    I’d get some new floor puzzles – they have some neat ones!

  57. Melinda says:

    I would choose a LeapFrog LeapBand.

  58. Lee-Ann S says:

    Miss R said she would like a couple Lego Elves sets.

  59. Fan R says:

    I would get Disney Pixar Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions Boxed Set.

  60. Amanda Neilson says:

    I’d have to go with the slip and slide! I haven’t used one since I was a kid! My kids would love it I think!

  61. Barb W says:

    Would love to grab some Tegu blocks

  62. Darwin says:

    I would pick up the slackers slip and slide for the kids. They would love it!

  63. Sean Pynaert says:

    I think I’d get the slide and surf for my son.

  64. Marina M. says:

    I would choose Bento Lunch Box.

  65. Hil says:

    I would get a sleep sheep for my son and some of the amazing books for my daughter.

  66. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    I would get the Gund Elmo Plush,the Gund Big Bird Plush and the Crayola Doodle Magic Lap Desk.

  67. Alayne Langford says:

    We would definitely get some mega blocks and some “how come” books because mom don’t know everything 😉

  68. Tara says:

    Would love to buy more play mobile for my son

  69. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    If I won I’d choose the Season 2 Shopkins 12 Pack Assorted. Apparantly, it’s supposed to be the new big thing.

  70. kristen says:

    I would choose the slip and slide. My son would have too much fun this much! Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  71. Erinn Lishman says:

    I would probably get my girls shopkins for Christmas!

  72. naiddia p says:

    I would love to get Learning Resources Calculator Cash Register for my daughter.

  73. Lindsay T says:

    My girls would love the slide & surf, and some shopkins!

  74. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandchildren love Lego and my son would have a lot of fun helping them build it too so that’s probably what I’d get 🙂

  75. Jonnie says:

    I would get one of the Hexbug Vex Robotics kits

  76. Lauraleigh says:

    I would let my kids each choose something! My prediction is that my son would choose the Simpsons LEGO characters and my daughter would I think choose the nail art sketch-it studio

  77. Monique L.S. says:

    My daughter would love a scooter, so I would use the gift card towards that.

  78. Valerie Mallette says:

    I would choose The LEGO® Movie™ Super Cycle Chase set.

  79. Knittinchick says:

    What water toy to pick? Probably the backyard surf slip ‘n slide or some such boy friendly water toy!

  80. Hoping to get this LEGO set for my daughters birthday and this gift card would really help out with that (http://www.mastermindtoys.com/LEGO-Disney-Princess-Cinderellas-Romantic-Castle.aspx).

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  81. Amber Y says:

    If I won the gift card i’d pick up the Sands Alive 5lb Deluxe Indoor Sandbox Set with Tools and Tray. I think we’d have a lot of fun with it this summer.

  82. Michelle james says:

    Would bUy some water speakers

  83. Michelle james says:

    Would buy water speakers

  84. mrdisco says:

    i would get the Lego Tumbler

  85. Lori Bazan says:

    I would choose Lego figures.

  86. Jared S Denison says:

    I love Mastermind toys. I am going to be babysitting my niece and nephew this summer, so this would be a great gift.

  87. Brittany L says:

    I would buy some Shopkins!

  88. TerryS says:

    Daughter loves that place

  89. jan says:

    she’d love some hexbugs

  90. Candice says:

    I would get a bunch of pokemon stuff for my son. he loves it

  91. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I would get The Original Weavy Loops Super Set

  92. KellyPC says:

    I love the zoku pop maker!

  93. Sandy says:

    Lego for sure!

  94. Lisa Neutel says:

    i would buy my kids some new LEGO sets and maybe some outside toys

  95. cbrazil says:

    The Crayola Doodle Magic Lap Desk and LEGO!

  96. Courtney says:

    I would get Legos for my daughter.

  97. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would choose a LeapFrog LeapBand.

  98. naiddia p says:

    I would get the cash register from mastermind toys.

  99. LINDA FICKLING says:

    WATER SLIDE FOR THE GRANDKIDS….

  100. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    The Monster loom band kit.

  101. Kimberley Buckton says:

    If I won I would buy my 3 year old son the John Deere Combine Harvester. He is obsessed and can tell you exactly how it works.

  102. nicole s says:

    the slip and slide my little man would love this.

  103. Nicole M says:

    I would buy the magnetic wood blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  104. Nicky says:

    playmat and toy trucks!

  105. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I would choose the Lego sets for my grandson.

  106. Jeanette Jackson says:

    My grandsons love Dinosaurs so I would probably get the Papo Archaeopteryx Dinosaur Figure and the Papo Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Figure.

  107. Theresa C. says:

    I’d get the Cloud B Tranquil Turtle – Blue 😉

  108. Ashley s says:

    I would probably get my kids some more shopkins!

  109. LISA BOLDUC says:

    I would get some melissa dn Doug wooden puzzles for my son

  110. Maria McLachlan says:

    New Jurassic Park lego

  111. Carole Dube says:

    The slip and slide please! Sounds like a lot of fun

  112. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I would choose Our Generation 14″ Morgan Foal for my horse crazy granddaughter.

  113. Kristy R says:

    I would get mag formers for my dd. they are so cool!

  114. sandra says:

    I would purchase lego or playmobil.

  115. Kate Hearn says:

    Likely have to go with Lego stuff. My son is super excited for the Jurassic World sets. Thanks for the chance

  116. Clair P says:

    I’d go with lego

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