Monday, June 13, 2011

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Original Red Dog Air Toy Airport Set

Both our sons love anything to do with transportation, but our 4.5 year old son has a special interest in airplanes, jets, and helicopters.  He can play with them for hours at a time, providing his own sound effects while dreaming up various adventures, dangerous missions, and emergency rescues.  That is why The Original Red Dog Airport is the perfect toy for him.  Not only is it battery-free, but it is made of the highest quality materials, making it ultra-durable even against an active preschooler who likes to crash airplanes.

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Measuring 43-1/4" x 23-1/2", the airport is made of heavy gauge Styrene® and the terminal is made from 3/4" acrylic that could be considered bullet-proof.  It is large enough for 3 or 4 children to play with together.  The airport has no loose parts aside from the two American Airlines 767 planes and the acrylic air traffic control tower.  There are some choking hazards on the airplanes themselves, so this toy should be reserved for children ages 3 and up.

Along with the airport set, we received a Red Dog L.A. County Fire Department Helicopter (sold separately), which was perfect because then we had one aircraft for each of our three children to use.  Both the diecast airplanes and helicopter were also very well made.  Everyone was particularly impressed by the helicopter.

This airport set seemed like it was designed with my household in mind.  Toy storage is a huge problem in our house.  This airport folds in half with the acrylic terminal on the outside doubling as a storage pocket.  We were able to fit the 3 aircrafts and the control tower in that pocket plus several diecast planes we had already owned.  When folded, this set fits easily and neatly into our closet, under our entertainment center, and could even be stored under a bed or the sofa.  The airport is pretty heavy in weight, so we recommend that an adult or an older child should be the one to fold and unfold the airport, as well as carry it from one place to another.

Our Red Dog Air toy airport came with a certificate of authenticity stating that ours was one of 1500 produced, which just adds to the perceived value, especially if you are giving this set as a gift.  To add to the fun, your child can visit to use their virtual cockpit to help enhance their pretend play experience.

To learn more about Red Dog Air, their airport sets, and aircraft toys, visit

Thank you to Red Dog Air for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive The Original Red Dog Airport Set (ARV $149).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Visit the Original Red Dog Airport Set product page. Then leave a comment telling me one thing you learned that impresses you. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

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Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!