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

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.




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.




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!




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!




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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  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

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

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

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

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

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