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Moss Vale
Australia

The Vintage Toy Box specialises in unique, fun & funky vintage & retro inspired toys, games and gifts for children (and big kids!) of all ages.

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The Beauty of Wooden Toys

Saskia Sharp

Wooden toys have been a constant in children’s lives in households across the world for centuries, never going out of fashion, and always in favour. You’d be hard pushed to find a child’s toybox without a classic, well-built wooden toy or keepsake hiding away, revisited time and time again

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Just a peek through the window ...

Saskia Sharp

Just as we close up the Moss Vale store to spend more time with our family, we wanted to capture the essence of one of the most rewarding adventures that we’ve been on.

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Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is a day to show appreciation and thank the mother figures in our lives, whether it be our mums, step mothers, relatives, guardians, close family friends, or another special women that you look up to and are thankful for.

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Moss Vale ... it's been fun!

Saskia Sharp

We have an announcement …. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but we know it’s the right one for our little family, and we’re now ready to share it with you.

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The Benefits of Toys

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Bonding with children over toys is enjoyable and beneficial to all involved, but there are also some other fantastic advantages to keep in mind when picking out toys for your little cherubs.

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Our Values

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Teach our kids today to be the adults of tomorrow so that we can all live in harmony.

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Our Barber Shop

Saskia Sharp

Did you know that for 40 years before we moved in, it was also the Moss Vale Barber shop, operated and run by the local legend John ‘Snipper’ Parry?

We have people popping into the shop all of the time talking about when they were a kid, and when John used to cut their hair. These people are now grandparents themselves , but they still look back fondly on their childhood days.

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The Adventures of Buddy The Elf!

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Now that we’ve welcomed in the New Year and we pack away our Christmas decorations until next year, we take a fond look back on all of the antics of Buddy our Elf. He sure did get up to a lot in our shop in the countdown to Christmas.

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Moss Vale Festive Foraging

Saskia Sharp

Late night Christmas shopping is coming to Argyle Street, Moss Vale - the hottest, hippest place in the Southern Highlands for food, shopping and overall fabulousness!

On Thursday 13 December between 6 and 9pm, Argyle Street is going to stay up late as part of Moss Vale Festive Foraging.

#festiveforagingmossvale

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All Things Circus

Saskia Sharp

Roll up, Roll up one and all! Under the Big Top at the Vintage Toy Box we’re celebrating the spectacular long lived tradition of the circus and all things inspired by the circus.

Before we dive into all the fun toys to do with the circus, let’s start off by going back to where it all began…

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Trick or Treat?

Saskia Sharp

Halloween, one of the biggest nights of the year is near upon us, and we’ve already started to think what the family theme for this year will be with our scary costumes. 

We love trick or treating, as we love to dress up, but more importantly we love taking part in the biggest dress up day on the planet, and seeing all of the effort everyone else has gone to, to go all out spooky! 

On All Hallows’ Eve there will only be one question on everyone’s lips ... 

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We're bringing back family game night

Saskia Sharp

Looking for something to do with the kids on a wet and rainy day during the school holidays, or perhaps you’re thinking of a family game for Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Come check out our awesome classic games - we have so many blasts from the past, and we’re sure to have something to keep the kids, and the adults amused and entertained!

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These are a few of our favourite things

Saskia Sharp

We love all of our toys; they’re all magical and all bring us so much joy. We’re often asked though to pick our top three faves. After much thought, we realized that our ‘go to’ items are also three of our biggest sellers. These are a few of our favourite things …

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iPad, we’re just not that into you

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Ipads whilst convenient and fun, can limit the scope of potential wholistic development in children. Simulated experiences don’t address physical dexterity, strength, tactile, sensory or social development.

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Gift Cards Now Available

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We’re delighted to launch our new gift card service, just in time for Christmas.

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Up, up and away

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We’ve officially launched our gorgeously fun and funky bricks and mortar store, down in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands.  

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Return of the Retro Robot

Saskia Sharp

Kids in the 1950s and 60s didn’t have computers or smartphones and tablets. The only way they could get in touch with electronic tech is by watching TV shows, talking about space travel or by playing with the coolest new release toys. One of the most desired toys of this era was the toy robot.  

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Bear Hunts and Pooh Sticks

Saskia Sharp

School holidays can often be a time of great panic and trepidation; what to do; where to go; will we have to re-mortgage the house to pay for it all?? This holiday we decided to remove all the thought processes, and get back to nature ... we went camping!

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Cool toys from back in the day!

Saskia Sharp

Here at the Vintage Toy Box, we think that one of the coolest things about our toys is the fact that as well as being fun and taking you back to your childhood, you can also share them with your own kids and grandkids and let them see how cool the toys were back in the day! Do you look back fondly at the times you spent playing with great toys as a child? If so, you will certainly be inspired to find similarly terrific toys and games for your own kids or grandkids.

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The Ever-Lasting Appeal of Retro Toys

Saskia Sharp

We are living in a world where electronics and technology are present everywhere around us. Our kids are used to playing electronic games, watching TV and using the Internet, iPads and iPhones. Despite this however, kids and parents alike still love retro toys.

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