Lego Red Carpet Movie Festival!

Have you attended one of our Lego Stop Motion Classes or just love to make Lego stop motion movies? Either way, we’d love to show off your work-of-art at our First Annual Lego Red Carpet Movie Festival! Send us your movie and you’ll be entered into our contest, with the Grand Prize being a Lego Palace Cinema set! Here are the details:

  • Event Date: Sunday, February 23rd 3pm-5pm - we invite all participants and anyone else who would love to see some cool Lego Stop Motion movie shorts. We’ll have popcorn and drinks (non-alcoholic, of course so you can feel like you’re in a real movie theater!
  • Movie Submission Deadline: February 22nd
  • Email Submission to DerekS@monkeyfishtoys.com
  • Movie Requirements:
  1. It must be at least 15 seconds long
  2. One entry per person
  3. You must have fun making it :)
  • Grand Prize: LEGO Palace Cinema set!
  • Runner Up: Movie Vouchers and Poster to see The LEGO Movie
  • How will we judge the entries? Creativity, quality and story but not necessarily in that order! We’ll try to show all entrants during the Festival, but reserve the right to exclude an entry if time is limited or content is not appropriate.

Please send any questions/comments to MikeO@MonkeyFishToys.com and we’ll post answers, if appropriate, on Tumblr.

Thanks and happy film-making!

Happy Hanukkah & Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday!  Also, a heartfelt thanks to our customers, supporters, business partners and, especially, our team members - all of you are key to making our mission possible, which is helping people find that special way to play!

On a related note, several people have asked us why we’re not opening our doors later today or at midnight for Black Friday (as most other retailers are) - the answer is quite simple: we are not most other retailers!  We’re never going to have the longest hours, the biggest stores or the most rock-bottom prices on everything everyday, but what we promise to deliver are passionate team members (who really love toys!), cool hard-to-find toys and a great shopping atmosphere (would you like a cup of Starbucks while you’re shopping with us?)!

So, on Black Friday, after you’ve stressed dealing with the big-box stores and malls, come to us starting at Noon - relax and grab a nice breakfast at Penn’s Table next door and join us for a whole lot of fun (see our schedule of events)!

Thanks again - Happy Holidays!

- Mike

Mother’s Day weekend is here! If you’re looking for something fun to do with Mom (and the rest of the family of course) check out these weekend activities!

Ongoing is the Exton Mall Carnival, May 9th-19th, which takes place in the mall parking lot Weekdays (Monday -Thursday5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Rain will call for closing.)

n Saturday:

Build a Sweetheart Frame for Mother’s Day. The fun starts at 10am but you must register by visiting www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

Make a Mother’s Day heart necklace at Michaels. The cost is $2 per child, which reserves 30 minutes for your child. Sessions start every half hour from10AM - 11:30AM

Head to Sugartown Strawberries for an afternoon on the farm!! The event will include a hayride, story, and a fun, educational talk from our beekeper! The children will also get to plant and take home their own sunflower seed and meet our new mascot! Cost of the event is $5/child or $10/family. To reserve your spot, please call Lisa at 610.613.0525 or email lisa@sugartownstrawberries.com

Check out Kidsfest at the American Helicopter Museum from 11:00am - 3:00pm.  There will be Moon bounces, snacks and fun for the whole family! Helicopter rides are available for $40 per person. Regular admission prices apply.

On Sunday:

Moms are FREE at Hersheypark. 

Take Mom for a relaxing 90 minute train ride to Glen Mills and return on the West Chester Express at either 12:00pm or 2:00pm. Adults are $15, Children (2-12) $13…and Moms only $5!

Whatever you choose to do I wish every Mom the more wonderful Mother’s Day ever.

….And don’t forget that NEXT Saturday, May 18th is our Grand Opening Celebration at Monkey Fish Toys. 

Megan

Here’s a list of some cool things in the area to check out this weekend!

Finally we are promised (at least according to the weather people) a BEAUTIFUL weekend! 

On Saturday you can:

Head to Barnes & Noble in Exton at 11 AM for Storytime with a special guest, Cookie Mouse! 

Check out Back to the Future at the Colonial Theatre. Showtime is 2pm…more info can be found here
http://thecolonialtheatre.com/2013/events/back-to-the-future-2013/ 


Saturday is National Junior Ranger Day at Valley Forge Park from 10am- 2:30PM.


Get a head start on your Mothers Day gift by stopping by Michaels from 10:00am-11:30pm to create a Mother’s Day Memory Frame. 


The ever popular Sheep & Wool Day at is a Springton Manor Farm. This runs from 11:0am-3:00pm and kids LOVE it!


On Sunday: 


Check out Free Sunday mornings at The Brandywine River Museum from 9:30am-Noon.

Or go see Pinocchio at the Arden Children’s Theatre. More information and ticket princes can be found here:
http://www.ardentheatre.org/2013/pinocchio.html


Enjoy the amazing spring weather!

Lots of new stuff to see at Monkey Fish Toys!

-Allen

Lots of new stuff to see at Monkey Fish Toys!

-Allen

Looking for a challenge? Try Nanoblock!

The winner of several awards this year, including the American Specialty Retail Trade Association’s construction toy of the year, Nanoblock is sweeping the nation. 

Nanoblock is a mico-sized building block system with its smallest piece being a mere 4mmX4mmX5mm.  Challenging and fun for all the construction enthusiasts in the family, nanoblock lets you build in greater detail than ever before.

With a variety of sizes and styles from the Battleship with over 890 pieces

to the mini series with around 100 pieces

there is something for everyone.

Sale of the week: 20% off Lego Young Builder Suitcase Sets, Gund & Mary Meyer Stuffed Animals

Stop in from now until next Saturday and receive 20% off Lego Young Builder Suitcase sets and Gund and Mary Meyer stuffed animals.

Lego Young Builder Suitcase Sets

Take the world of creative building everywhere with the LEGO® Pink Suitcase! Get building with a cute house theme and tons of bright accessories! All 151 colorful LEGO elements fit into the cool case, complete with a sorting function, that’s easy to take anywhere. Includes 2 minifigures and building instruction booklet with inspirational ideas for even more creative building fun.

Take the world of creative building everywhere with the LEGO® Blue Suitcase! Get building with a fun and iconic gas station theme! The 146 colorful elements all fit into a handy case, complete with a sorting function that’s easy to take anywhere. Build cool vehicles and fill them up at the gas station! Includes 2 minifigures and building instruction booklet with inspirational ideas!

One of the most huggable bears ever, Gund Fuzzy is extra soft and extra floppy, making him the ideal companion everywhere you go!   Choose from a variety of adorable animals!

Don’t forget about Gund Boo…Boo the pomeranian is known as the world’s cutest dog! 

Take home one of the fun and friendly Mary Meyer Print Pizzazz animals.  Choose from a variety of sizes and color.  

Here is what’s going on in the area this weekend…

The weather this weekend may not be ideal but there’s still some fun family friendly things to do!

On Saturday from 11-3 (or Sunday if it rains) check out the 25th Annual Fairville Fun Fair at the Fairville Friends School in Chadds Ford. Admission is Free but tickets must be purchased for each activity.

If you happen to be heading to the City on Saturday be sure to catch The Laura and Joe Show from 11am -1pm at The Market and Shops at Comcast Center. Admission is Free!

Also in the city is the PNC Artd Alive Family Day at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. Tickets are free but you must register at www.operaphila.org/familyday

If it does rain come and see us in the store. You can have a cup of coffee while the kids play (we have lots of “sample” toys, as well as a train and a lego table)….and the best part is you won’t have to worry about getting wet!

Have a great weekend!

~Megan

Derek was hard at work today putting together our new Zombie Pack! This pack gives you everything you need to stop (or start!) you’re own brick zombie epidemic. These are high quality pieces made by Citizen Brick, and we are proud to be sell them.

This pack can be yours for just $19.99. Stop into our Exton PA location for yours.

-Allen

Spring is in the air - check out our weekly sale

We decided to celebrate the warmer weather with Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch.

All Sunny Patch is Buy 2 get 1 Free!

Gardening tools & accessories:  Get your little ones involved in the garden with gardening tote sets, adorable watering cans and sprinklers.

Lawn Toys:  Have some fun in the back yard with tunnels, bowling, bean bag tosses and more.

Water Toys:  Have some fun this summer at the pool or beach with some great water toys like undersea treasure hunt, shark toss, sand cupcakes.

The fun doesn’t stop there.  All Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars are 20% off this week!

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