This is NOT a sponsored post. I received a free trial in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
Imagine not having to find storage solutions for a mountain of toys. Imagine your kid playing with that pricey toy you couldn’t afford a week ago. Imagine your child getting to pick out a new toy every month! Pley.com brings that wild imagination of yours into reality!
Pley is like an online toy library. For $12.99 a month (shipping extra) your child can select a new toy to rent, and swap it out for a new one when they are finished playing. It’s really that easy! They even pick up the return postage so save your shipping box!
My kids were over the moon when I asked them help me review this service, “I’ve never been a toy reviewer before!” They were simply excited when the big box arrived. We selected something totally different than any toy we have at home currently, the Hexbug Nano V2 Helix 180. This was supposed to arrive with 40 pcs. but there were a few parts missing. Thankfully the instructions were included so we could see how to assemble. The set included a battery operated bug that danced and wiggled it’s way through the tubular design. My kids thought this was the most hilarious thing ever! Unfortunately, the batteries died shortly after our toy arrived and it was quickly abandoned.
This toy retails for around $35, but the monthly subscription cost is less than half that price! There’s no rush to return a toy if your kid is really loving it. Simply skip returning it for the month and you are covered under your subscription price. When you are ready to select a new toy, send it back and the next one on your list is sent out right away. Did I mention they have Lego sets? Once your child has mastered building with a set, send it back for a new one! No more sorting! No more searching for storage containers!
WHAT WE LOVED
- All toys are sanitized before sent.
- Return postage is prepaid. Simply apply the label and leave out for your postal carrier.
- My kids get to play with pricier toys I normally won’t spring for.
- The excitement of opening a new toy.
- Access to an unlimited selection.
- No need to find storage space.
- All parts come in zipper mesh bags to keep all pieces together.
- They have BABY toys! I wish I knew when my kids were babies. The outgrow toys so quickly!
WHAT WE DIDN’T LOVE
- Because it wasn’t our own toy I couldn’t just toss it in a bin and out of sight.
- I am in love with the concept. But managing a subscription service is an extra thing for me to keep track of.
- The batteries in our toy died quickly. Which resulted in disappointment.
Overall, the quality of the toy was great! The kids were excited to try out a new toy and I didn’t have to step on any little pieces! I highly recommend using Pley.com to save money and space in your home! This would make a really fun holiday or birthday gift for your favorite little one!
Have you tried a toy subscription service yet?
The Whatever Mom is a twin mom learning to let go of perfection. She shares her real life struggles with parenting through her blog and contributes her time and talents as a writer to Hudson Valley Parent and Masshole Mommy. When she isn’t writing you can find her chugging coffee, folding laundry and not judging other parents. Don’t forget to subscribe via email so you never miss a blog post again! You can also find her work featured on Mamapedia
That’s a wonderful concept! And you get to try all new toys you might not know about. I like that they sanitize the toys for you. How much is the shipping?
what an interesting idea. I’ll definitely check it out and see about doing it as a gift for my nieces and nephews.
This is a pretty cool concept, I would worry about it getting lost or thrown in with our toys. Great idea though!
This is kind of way cool, what happens if your child breaks something? I would hate to have to spend more money to replace a toy
That’s actually a pretty cool idea. I’m sure a lot of parents would love it!
Every parents should know about this, I’m gonna share it with my friends whose parent too.
My twin granddaughters would surely love to get a new toy every month. And yes, this would solve our toy storage problems. I will check this out.
Wow, where was this when my kids were little. The hardest job I had as a mother was finding places for all their toys. This is an amazing idea!
That’s really fun, and congrats on getting your first toy review! I appreciate that you gave the pros and cons.
I would love to play with something like this and test it out before my kids. You gave some good tips on setting it up for parents. Very useful.
Oh my lands, this is brilliant! I can only imagine my child breaking the toy though haha
This sounds amazing! Especially if you are not sure about how much your kid will actually play with a toy that has a high price tag.
How GENIUS is this service? Keeping the contest fresh for your kids and not being wasteful with items! LOVE this times 10!!
I tried Pley a few months ago and it stressed me out that my kids would lose the pieces….lol so I sent it back before they could fully enjoy it! haha. But I can see how it’s a great fit for some families! 🙂
Interesting idea. Do you have the option to buy toy if your child gets attached? I’ll have to think about this as an option.
This sounds like an interesting subscription that my god-children might like. But like you said, it’s like another thing to keep track of which I’m already not good at.
hmmmm this is super interesting. There are pros and cons for sure but it sounds like a great service.
I have been thinking about getting this subscription service for my son. Great review. I wish there were more options out there for little boys and subscription boxes!
I love that toys are sanitized before they are delivered to you. That means a lot to me especially since I’m very particular when it comes to germs. This sounds like an awesome site to get your toys at!
This is so awesome!!! I have never heard of this but these days there is a subscription box to everything!!!
That’s a fantastic idea! Thanks for this review. I will definitely keep it in mind when my LO gets older.
This is a fun idea! My daughter always loves toys at first and then loses interest so this would help combat that! She could just pick a new one!