Thrifting online is getting so real, y’all. I know just where I’m getting all of Little Boo’s birthday and Christmas gifts this year. I’m buying second hand toys online at Toycycle!
Little Boo loves finding toys at the thrift store. A toy is a toy, and kids aren’t picky when it comes to a toy that is new to them. We both enjoy thrifting shopping for toys for him. We usually peruse the toy items after we’ve looked for more essential items at the thrift store. Now, we can browse online and even right from our phone! We shop for second hand toys online with Toycycle!
I was just as excited about our first Toycycle order as Little Boo! He agreed to film one of those kids toy unboxing videos that goes viral because other kids watch them so much. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if kids everywhere got just as excited about used toys as they do for new toys? We can make it the norm, we just have to model that for them. Sustainable living habits can start early when ideas like being excited about used toys are incorporated into everyday life for children.
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How Toycycle Works
Here’s how Toycycle works – people sell the toys that their children have outgrown or barely used to Toycycle, the Toycycle team cleans them, and they do the work to post them online for us to browse and shop. I love it because I can simply search to find specific toys instead of *hoping* that a specific type of toy might be at the thrift store when I go shopping. They also they offer more than toys! Toycycle has many categories of products that you can choose from – toys, gear, and clothing. Toycycle also offers a peer-to-peer sharing economy platform to connect with people locally (currently only in California) to swap and give items to someone that needs or wants them.
My Toycyle Review
As I said, kids just love toys, so Little Boo naturally loved every single thing from Toycycle that I selected for him. I loved that everything was neatly packaged and that the toys that had a lot of pieces were mostly in-tact (I’ve searched around a thrift store for HOURS trying to find pieces to a toy, only to find one more piece in a home decor section). Overall, I’m super pleased with the variety – I found books, high end educational toys in mint condition, and even some rare and classic toys from LEGO. We’re able to incorporate our Toycycle finds into homeschool, imaginative & dress up play, building & creative play, and story time.
Though what we purchased is no longer available, here are the items and links to the categories of everything we found:
- Kiwi Co. Froggie Dissection Kit (SUSTAINABILITY STARS) – very good condition, like new
- Wooden Alphabet Tracing Board (PRE-SCHOOL) – perfect condition, great quality
- The Nature Company Scaly Things Book (PRE-SCHOOL) – like new
- Hardcover Picture Book Set (PRE-SCHOOL) – all like new
Games, Toys, & Imaginative Play
- Dress Up Dragon Wings (IMAGINATIVE PLAY) – like new, clean and no scent or hairs
- LEGO Duplo Box Pirates Set (FEATURED PRODUCTS) – good condition, partial set
- Quercetti Dinosaur Card Game (GAMES) – new, still in plastic packaging
Little Boo’s Toycyle Unboxing + Review
Little Boo agreed to record a video unboxing like those viral toy unboxing videos. Enjoy this Toycycle unboxing!
We have absolutely loved teaming up with Toycycle – so much so that we’re hosting a giveaway with them! Head to @oldworldnew on Instagram to enter! (Giveaway is open from July 27, 2020 – August 3, 2020)