Cheekeyes and Oompa Toys

When you have young children, you undoubtedly have a whole myriad of toys laying about.   I have one room in the house designated for their stuff.  I found in the boys’ two short years, that there are toys that just aren’t going to last and ones that I know will be around for a long time.   Of my most favorite things, are their wooden toys.  I’ll admit I am a sucker for them.   There is something about the quality of wooden toys, when you first open the box and get a glimpse of them.  I find myself wanting to put them up on my mantle or hording them like my prized possesion.  They aren’t the toys that you just give away.

With wooden toys there is something magical about them for children.  They are usually fairly simplistic in design, but my kids seem to play with them the most.  Not only that, they encourage them to use their imagination, whether it is making a tower or a tunnel, or making walls or making their wooden lion roar.  For me, that is worth it’s weight in gold, because this day and age, it seems like we encourage that less with television, and toys that are battery operated.  Wooden toys are such a refreshing change from that.

When I was offered the opportunity to review Cheekeyes, I immediately snatched up the offer.  I love to see what is out there with regards to wooden toys.  These totally too cute wooden toys are not only durable but are made from eco-friendly rubberwood.  Handmade and partially painted, each of the Cheekeyes is unique; there are no two the same. From the hands of Dutch designer Rogier van Zijp emerged Arctic, African, Forest and Farm animal sets plus Dinosaurs, these animals sport a distinctive red cheek and painted eye (reflected in their name, Cheekeyes) that will endear them to children and caregivers alike. They are very smooth (as all wooden toys should be) and they have paint only on the sides.  When I told my Dutch husband about where these toys came from, he seemed rather proud. The 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio has given Cheekeyes its prestigious Platinum Award for one of this year’s best preschool toys.

We received the African Animals set, which included whimsical interpretations of a lion, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant and giraffe.  Cheekeyes also has various wooden scenery additions such as rocks and trees to make your little ones animal menagerie complete.  I found myself making the giraffe eat the imaginary leaves off the trees, and the rhino took a nap on the rock.  The boys got such a kick out of mommy playing with them and what a great way to spend family time.  These will be around for a very long time to come and the boys simply adore them already.

Forest Animal Set ($29.99)
The Forest Animal set comes complete with a bison,
wild boar, wolf, goat, and grizzly bear. Cave and tree
sets sold separately, $16.99 each.

African Animal Set ($29.99)
The African Animal set makes a charming collection
of inhabitants for your desert terrain, which includes a
lion, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant and giraffe.
Tree set and rock sold separately, $16.99 each.

Arctic Animal Set ($29.99)
The Arctic Animal Set includes all of your
favorite polar critters, including an orca, seal,
whale, penguin and polar bear. Icebergs sold
separately, $16.99 each.

Farm Animal Set ($29.99)
The farm animal set includes all your favorite
barnyard critters, including a sheep, pig, goat,
cow and horse. Fence set and tree sets sold
separately, $16.99 each.

Cheekeyes are available online at Oompa toys and would make a perfect gift for this holiday season for your special little someone.  What a perfect way to make their holiday light up.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!

Would you like to win a set of Cheekeyeys animals for your own special someone this holiday season.  DoubleBugs and Oompa toys are giving away one set of your choice to one lucky winner!

Here’s all ya gotta do!

Just visit Oompa Toys and tell me what set of Cheekeyes you would like and something else you like about the Oompa site.

Leave me an email so I have a way to contact you if you win

Winner has two days to respond or another is chosen.

Contest Starts November 24, 2008 and Ends December 8, 2008

Good Luck!!!

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Comments

121 Responses to “Cheekeyes and Oompa Toys”
  1. Jill L says:

    They have so many great things on their site. I could spend my entire Christmas budget there. I love the Queens Colored Sand Art from Djeco. So different than your run of the mill store.

  2. susan varney says:

    wooden africian elephant set

  3. Carol says:

    The best thing about their site is that it is sooooo user-friendly and easy to navigate! I like the Kaleidoscopic Blocks
    from Haba.

  4. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    the artic set..and love the sand art

  5. Jenn S. says:

    I like the artic animal set the best. I love all the different categories to search for an item (age, brand, country..etc) – makes finding things really easy. The Bashful Bunny
    from Jellycat is adorable.

  6. Marilyn Wons says:

    I like that the site has outdoor toys for sale. My favorite animal set is the Arctic Animals!

  7. ann says:

    My favorite of the cheekeyes sets is the arctic, i especially love the whales and seals! a favorte feature of the oompa site is that they carry a nice selection of organic toys. most toy websites i see with an organic section don’t offer as large a selection. the oompa selection is HUGE and the toys are adorable as well.

  8. nicole schellhas says:

    aw these are too cute! great as a gift..

  9. Stephanie V says:

    african animal set is my favorite!

  10. Anne says:

    If I were lucky and won, I would choose the Arctic Animals Set!

    There was so much to look at, but another product that caught my eye was the “The Fairy and the Unicorn Puzzle from Djeco” I think puzzles are so necessary for little brains (even big brains) :-)

    Thanks

  11. rebecca snodgrass says:

    I love all of the wooden toys. I love the arctic set too.

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    These are so adorable. I love that they are made of wood. My kids would love the Wooden Forest Animal Set. Thanks for this giveaway.

  13. i realy love the farm set but thay are al so cute

  14. Lindsay says:

    I love the African animals set….also Oompa toys has a great selection of Plan Toys…I’d love for my little boy to have the Airport

  15. sito says:

    I like the Farm Animals set. Oompa Toys carries a great selection of toys and games for all ages. The site is nicely laid out and oh, so easy to navigate. The green aspect pleases me.

  16. oona b says:

    I know my daughter would love to set up the Arctic Animals set and make all the little creatures have polar adventures. What beautiful heirloom quality wooden toys!

    Thanks!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  17. Hil'Lesha says:

    I love the Arctic Animals. :)

  18. Valerie Furr says:

    Love the Bashful Bunny.

  19. Simone says:

    The dinosaur set is my favorite. I love the fact that Oompa has an organic section! Thanks!

  20. Kasey Proctor says:

    I like the Farm Animal set, but when I went and looked at the site I was really impressed by the food playsets as well. So realistic looking.

  21. Carol G says:

    I like the African animal set. I also like the fact that they are made from wood, a renewable resource.

  22. Monique Rizzo says:

    Love the Arctic Animals!

  23. Susan C says:

    I like their selection of dolls and stuffed animals, my favorite is the sweet Rainbow Baby from Kathe Kruse. I like the Farm Animal set the best!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  24. debi welbon says:

    the artic set is nice and so is the african set

  25. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    We love the arctic animal set-they are all lovely!

  26. Brooke Allen says:

    I like the arctic animals. I like that they are made in the US and Europe.

  27. Kate says:

    I love the wheels and wings toy. I would like to win the dinosaur set for my boys

  28. sarah says:

    i like the forest animals and the sand art!

  29. jessica says:

    we would love the african set, and I love that they offer organic toys!

  30. Linda says:

    The African animal set is my fave.

  31. judy brittle says:

    I really like the dinosaur set. My grandson would love it! Thank you so much!

  32. Kristie says:

    I love the Forest Animal set and I love the selection of wooden toys at Oompa Toys.

  33. Hannah says:

    I especially like the forest animal set and the flute from sevi. I could see my daughter sticking with these two for weeks and weeks.

  34. sarah b says:

    The African Animal set is really my fav!

  35. Donna C. says:

    I would choose the Wooden African Animal Set. I love Oompa toys because they have such a large selection of toys that are hard to find.

  36. Stephanie V says:

    forgot to mention something else I like is Hiya Toddler Bed — would love to have that for my little boy!

  37. Julie says:

    I like the farm animal set.
    I like how easy the site is to use.

  38. Nadia says:

    I’d love to win the African animal set and I really like the Cool Kids Mini Messenger Bag from Allerhand from the Oompa site. Thanks!

  39. Patti says:

    I love that they carry the ecotots furniture line! My kids would love the forest animals or the dinosaurs! What great toys!

  40. erica s says:

    i love the farm animal set! i love oompa toys and the fact that they carry such healthy toys that i can feel happy to give my child!

  41. Donna R. says:

    The farm animal set is my favorite. Also, the organic toys are great. Thanks for the contest.

  42. aura says:

    Oompa has a great selection of well made european toys. I really love the haba pushing car and the dante beatrix backpacks. I would love to win the cheekeyes african animal set!

  43. Cindi says:

    All of the Animal Sets are wonderful. My sons would enjoy the “African Animal Set!” One thing I like about the “Oompa Toys” Site is all of the different countries that have made toys for them. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  44. Sharon Jones says:

    The Arctic Animal Set for sure…thanks for entry!

  45. Stacie says:

    I like the forest animal set and the tree house from plan toys.

  46. Janet F says:

    I like the Arctic Animal Set and I like that they have featured brands and recently reviewed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Lisa says:

    The polar animal set is adorable.
    Stormy5475@aol.com

  48. Lisa Fosses says:

    arctic animals set

  49. Sylvia Belle says:

    The African Animals interst me most.

  50. carol lewis says:

    My granddaughter would love the farm set!

  51. Nancy says:

    I like the wooden dinosaur set the best. I like that on their website you can view toys by your kid’s ages.

  52. Paula H says:

    I love how well their stuff is made and the unique toys that they carry. The toys are the type that can be passed down.

    Please enter me for a Forest Animals set.

  53. betty rood says:

    i don’t think my first entry went through…
    would be the forest set…

    thank you
    oldplace.betty(at)gmail.com

  54. LisaW says:

    The African animal set would be a favorite at our house. And the Wooden Ball and Track Maze Game-Green from Erzi looks great too. Thanks!

  55. jeanne says:

    I love the Arctic set. I also love the Oompa Toy store. My favorite thing about Oompa it the huge selection of wooden, nontoxic, toys.

  56. chelise says:

    I have always loved Oompa toys and their great selection. I would have to choose the farm set of animals!

  57. Heather says:

    My favorite set would have to be the African Animals. I love that the site offers organic options!

  58. I like the dinosaur set – they have a lot of toys that look like they are made to last!

  59. Jennifer V. says:

    I love the dino set and I love that Oompa has safe, yet fun, toys!

  60. Renee G says:

    I like the wooden forest animals set from Cheekeyes.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

  61. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I like the Farm Animal Set

  62. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Can you delete my previous post. I just said I liked the Farm animal set but forgot to say what else I like about the site. I like that they have unicorn puzzles for my granddaughter who likes them

  63. Christine says:

    I like the Arctic set because it is different than the usual sets of play animals. I like that Oompa has a variety of unique toys that you can’t get in the stores.

  64. Kari Follett says:

    the Wooden Forest Animal Set is adorable!!

  65. Lori says:

    I like the African animal set

  66. Michelle says:

    I really like the dinosaur set. I really like that Oompa Toys carries such a wide variety of toys manufactured in both the U.S. and Europe, especially the oh-so-colourful Haba blocks, which I love.

  67. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I would choose the Arctic Animal set. They have such a large selection of great and unique things on the site

  68. Mary A says:

    The farm animal set is our favorite. Also, we like their great selection of HABA toys. Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Carrie says:

    My daughter would especially like the forest animals. And, I really like the brightly colored musical instruments. . . especially the banjo by plan toys.

  70. Dree says:

    I like the farm animal set and that you can search by age.

  71. Ashley says:

    I like the African set of Cheekeyes and love the selection of toys Oompa carries. Some of my favorite brands like Haba and Plantoys can be found there!

  72. Carrie H. says:

    I like the African animals set. I also love how extensive the site is. And I like that they have a “made in the USA” section!

  73. Jennifer says:

    My favorite product from their website is the Eco-Friendly Hyrid Cars Lunch Bag. I love the website. It is very cute with the bright colors and I LOVE the fact they have a Made in the US section.

    footejennifer(at)hotmail.com

  74. Katelyn says:

    I think I would chosses the forest animals set. Also, I really really like all the pretend play kitchen sets they have- super cute

  75. Katelyn says:

    Ok- My favorite combo is the pink suede Paris Z-strap with the zebra leopard crew socks. these are so cool

  76. Katelyn says:

    I’m very sorry about that last comment- I had 2 windows open and I commented on the wrong giveaway- hope I don’t get disqualified :) sorry

  77. AdrienneVIctoria says:

    I like the African set the best…and I LOVE Oompa.com. I like that you can sort your results by where they are made.

  78. Jamie says:

    dino set. I like that most of the toys at Oompa are not powered by batteries therefore they are powered by a child’s imagination

  79. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I like the African set and I also like the Sakrada Building blocks

  80. Ginny says:

    Wooden African Animal Set from Cheekeyes, I love that these inspire imagination!

  81. cassandra says:

    I love the arctic set.

  82. Tobster says:

    I like the African animals set. I like that every toy I clicked on at the Oompa site was one I could feel good about giving to my child.

  83. Sara says:

    I love Oompa. I could spend all days looking at toys – and I love that they have reviews.

    My favorite are the Arctic animals.

  84. Jaye says:

    I like the farm animal set!

    And I have a weakness for doll houses and the Chalet Dollhouse is sooooo cute! Love it!

  85. Phillip Fry says:

    I like the Wooden Polar Animal Set. I love Oompa’s selection of products!

  86. Christine says:

    I like the Artic Animal set and I love that you can search for toys by age on the site, very convienient. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

  87. Susan Ledet says:

    They make such great toys. I would love to win the African Animal Set.
    Have you seen the cute Organic Calley the Cat Joobles yet? It is so cute and I might just have to break down and buy one of them.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  88. Erma says:

    I also like that the site has outdoor toys for sale. My favorite animal set is the Arctic Animals! Thanks for the chance to win.

  89. Elizabeth M. says:

    I love the African animals set and I really like the Brio shape sorting box on the site!

  90. Diane S says:

    I like the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set, i like that they have a made in the usa section…thank you

  91. Sandy Miresse says:

    I’d love to win the African Wooden Animal Set. NO BATTERIES REQUIRED – love it.

  92. Sonya says:

    I like the African Animal set! I also love the Oompa has so many wooden toys, which are getting harder and harder to find.

  93. Candie L says:

    I like th African animal set. I love their amazing set of toys. I would love to own all of them

  94. Jennifer C says:

    I love the arctic animals, so cute.

    We are huge Oompa Toys fans, we have lots of Haba and Plan Toys from them. I like that they stock so many toy brands that are safe for my kids to play with. Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

  95. Storm says:

    I like the Artic Animal Set!

    I love how many things there are to choose from! There’s a ton of fun toys on their site!

  96. Brenda says:

    My favorite is the Artic set, thanks

  97. Laura Harrison says:

    I like the fact they have a made in the USA button. That is what I clicked on first on the OOmpa website. If I won, i would choose (for my Granddaughter) oR maybe for me (haha) the Wooden FARM animal set.

  98. Brooke says:

    I love the farm set and the Junior Beanbag – Red from Fatboy!

  99. Jennifer R says:

    I would love the African animal set and I also love the Junior Peg Board on the Oompa site.

  100. Susan P says:

    farm animals, thanks I love wooden toys

  101. Jennifer M says:

    I like the Forest Animals set. And also the great Ecotots furniture!

  102. Marie says:

    My daughter would want the dinosaur set I’m sure — she’s seriously into dinosaurs!

  103. kathy pease says:

    i like the Wooden Forest Animal Set from Cheekeyes and i also love the Mr. X Boogaloo Doll from Blabla

  104. Mom to G and C says:

    I really like that they have a good selection of organic and wooden toys- that are fun and age appropriate. I think my sons would like the African Animal set the best!

  105. Buddy Garret says:

    I like the Forest Animals. I also like the Junior Peg Board on the Oompa site.

  106. Jodi says:

    I love the farm animal set. I also love (from the site) the Eco-Friendly Cookware and Dining Set from Green Toys

  107. Erin H. says:

    I think I’d like the Dinosaur set; I also like Nicki Baby in Light Blue from Kathe Kruse that Oompa sells. Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Tammy Marshall says:

    I like the farn animal set. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  109. I would love the African animal set – and at the Oompa store I really like the Comforter Pacifier Chains from Keptin Jr. So cute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Michelle H. says:

    I like the Sorting Box from Selecta and would love to win the African Animal Set.

  111. xenia says:

    The African Animals Set is my favorite. I mainly love that Oompa has a little bit of everything, there’s no way that someone couldn’t find a gift there! Thanks!

  112. Jennifer Schroeder says:

    Their toys are so great! They are of such high quality and are unique yet simplistic for young children I would love to win the Forest Animal set for my children!

  113. Angel says:

    arctic animals. forest animals set is great, too

  114. Sand says:

    The African Animal Set is my favorite.

  115. Lily Kwan says:

    Please enter me into the contest for the Farm Animals Set. I love the Karlos Bear Shopping Basket from Haba!

  116. renee says:

    dinosaur cheekeyes and colored sand art

  117. lace says:

    I’d love the artic set. I love how oompa toys provides manufacturing info for all of the products they carry.

  118. Janet says:

    I heart Farm Animal Set :)

  119. Caryn B says:

    My son would love the Kettrike Jumbo Tricycle-

  120. Leah says:

    Both my ds and I love, love, love the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes!!! Reminds us of HAPPY FEET! : )))

    And, I love that OOMPA has been featured in so many MOMMY MAGS! : )))

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

  121. HilLesha says:

    Love Oompa Toys!

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