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Blog POP! Spring Fling: EggDrop Blind Toy Subscription Boxes Giveaway 4/7

We received the following product or service complimentary in hopes we would share our genuine experiences here on the blog. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2016.
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
Momma Told Me: The best things are worth waiting on.

I spent the first 11 years of my life growing up in a condominium complex. I recall it as rather large, and there were only 2 central mailbox hubs for residents to retrieve their mail from. It seemed as though our mailbox was located precisely halfway through the complex, exactly 7 rows of buildings (I know, I counted every single day.) Momma hated the walk and found this aspect of shared wall living quite inconvenient. Some days she'd refuse to get the mail at all, "We'll grab both days tomorrow, it's not worth the walk," she'd say. But for me, the mail was magical.
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
Modern snail mail may have lost a little bit of it's sparkle for today's generation, but there was a time when I skipped ahead just to get to that tiny little metal cube. Momma always bought me these wonderful books with enchanting titles like "100 Free Things For Kids To Send Away For," or "Mail For Kids Under $1" and all you had to do was fill out a PPRAE, or postage paid return addressed envelope, and send it away to the addresses inside and get wonderful surprises in the mail back. Many of the times it was as small as a Smokey the Bear sticker, a coloring book, or a plastic boomerang, but the act of anticipating the mail's arrival, and the surprises inside, was simply the best. Never mind how easy it was for Momma to get me to practice my handwriting AND math skills when filling out all of these stamped envelopes on my own!
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
Today's generation is still very much obsessed with surprise and anticipation- but they practice their excitement while watching others open boxes and eggs online. EggDrop was inspired by youth's obsession with surprise, or 'blind' packs and the ever so popular Surprise Egg phenomenon. However, it is NOT a service where you get surprises inside eggs (despite some of the graphics on the website and the title of the plan itself.) I'll admit there was a bit of sadness in my heart when I opened our first box and realized that all of the surprises where immediately visible to the recipient.
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
However, the contents of the box, itself, is a surprise- and many of the items inside are 'blind packs' or pre-packaged (often collectible) toys that contain random characters or pieces from a larger branded line of toys. For example, Shopkins and Squinkies, or Marvel Miniatures. These lines of toys come in easy to tear foil pouches containing 1-3 mini toy characters inside. If your child is big on collecting things- this is the service for you. Though, again, I have to say I was a bit bummed the initial surprise was busted as soon as the top of the box flipped open- I was genuinely expecting each toy/surprise to come in their own compartment, or even egg. (Which would be really cool for kids to enjoy the box over several days, and double the surprise of the items inside.)
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
Having said this, there's no denying the awesome inside and the value for the price. We're talking name brand, in demand cartoon characters starting at just $19.99 a month (or less if you buy a year in advance) for 6 random items, or $29.99 a month for a more custom selection. We easily pay $3-$5 or more for each of the items included in our EggDrop, in a retail store- so the price is a deal. And, I have to say, it does bring the magic of the 'snail' mailbox back again!
EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!EggDrop monthly blind bag toy subscription boxes for kids!
February's EggDrop box included 1 Minion Silicone Slap Bracelet (which I so desperately tried to haggle off the girls for my collection, unsuccessfully, then discovered I could only find it on sale online for $8!) 1 Big Hero 6 Dog Tag (which was immediately put on with excitement, just like the slap bracelet,) 1 Pocket POP! Frozen themed character (We got Anna and Elsa, but I hear Olaf was in the mix too,) 1 Marvel Superheroes Blind Bag, 1 Squinkies Blind Bag, and 1 Shopkins Blind Bag. I really loved that there was a mix of 'boys' and 'girls' themed toys (if you're into gender labeling,) and that even the less girly toys were exciting to the 4 year old and 8 year old girls who un-boxed them. I have to admit, the dog tag was a complete surprise and turned out to be just the coolest thing for the kids (who knew?) I think we might have to subscribe to EggDrop and use the surprises inside as behavior incentives each month. Only new rule- I get to pick my favorite surprise out first!

What Daughter Says: EggDrop makes snail mail fun for kids again.





A big thanks to EggDrop for donating 2 EggDrop Classic Boxes to our daycare group, and for providing one lucky reader with 2 EggDrop Classic Boxes of their own! Enter the giveaway below then hop along on the giveaway LINKY to enter for more amazing prizes!


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17 comments:

  1. I love that you can choose what kind of box that you want and how much you get in every box!

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  2. That they will customize the box based on info you give them

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  3. I like that you can pick styles and get a customized box. My kids would like this.

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  4. I learned that they have a very generous return policy: If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your order, we will refund your purchase and you can keep the box on us!

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  5. I learned Egg Drop ships by the 10th of each month and it only takes a few days to get your order (knock wood).

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  6. I learned that Inside your EggDrop box will be 6 surprise toys.

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  7. I learned that EggDrop currently ships within the US and Canada.

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  8. This is one of my favorite boxes - and it is getting better every month. I didn't know they customize - gotta look into it

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  9. I learned and like that you can customize your EggDrop

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  10. Youn can cancel Egg Drop at any time, no strings attached.

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  11. their Premium box allows you to choose a style that best suits your family.

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  12. I learned that you will be billed for your monthly subscription on the same day you first ordered your surprise box. Thanks.
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  13. I learned that you can get 12 boxes for the price of 10 if you do a yearly subscription.

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  14. I learned that you can I customize your EggDrop and the premium box allows you to choose a style that best suits your family.
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  15. I learned that it ships by the 10th of each month and you can cancel anytime before that.

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  16. I learned that this was started by a mother from Portland, Oregon.

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  17. I learned that the EggDrop box will be 6 surprise toys. You can also customize your EggDrop box.

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