Flying Penguin Giveaway: Get the FLIP out!

When I was in the newborn haze of the first few weeks with Daisy I remember having a strong desire to get out of the house. If I had a plan to get out, go to the shops, anywhere, it would give me purpose and a sense of accomplishment for the day. So I did. I went out. I went and walked the length and breadth of King Street Newtown where we lived at the time. Hours were passed walking in and out of shops, buying a few bits and pieces whilst keeping my sanity in tact.

A few years later when we lived in Camperdown and I had two kids to entertain we used to spend hours in a local toy shop around the corner. The girls would go in and we would just walk around, making wish lists, playing and inevitably buying some small toy. Being in a remote(ish) area now I have taken to online shopping with a gusto that Rob can attest to, but nothing brings me more pleasure than walking into a shop, picking actual stuff up, and buying it! And toy shops? Well, they have a special place in my heart. Anyone’s heart’s right? It plays right to the inner child inside us all!

Last week I was contacted by some fab ladies (Vicki & Jac) who own an amazing Toy Shop in my Old Stomping Ground Newtown, The Flying Penguin. The shop was established to provide quality educational toys & games to sustain young people, the local community AND the planet. Win. WIN! There’s so much to like about this shop – the ladies running it, the quality products, the philosophy behind the shop and (for me) the online shopping ability!

And you know what’s great about it for YOU? Let me tell you. They want one lucky BabyMac reader to win one of their most popular and FABULOUS toys. The Wishbone Flip! SHUT THE FLIP UP! As Vicki said to me “it’s one of most outstanding products made by a couple in New Zealand who have the very best intentions and design nous.” If there’s one thing I like, it’s nous. And, I also like giving away such a fabulous prize to you guys worth $150. Yuh huh.

What the FLIP?  Well, it’s a rocker…

 That turns into a bike…

 That I would be more than happy to see scooting around my lounge room!

Got your attention? Mine too! Want one? Easy. All you have to do is like the lovely ladies at Flying Penguin’s Facebook page so you can stay up to date with all their fabulous products and do a little spot of occasional online shopping, like the BabyMac Facebook page because everyone needs a little bit more BabyMac in their online lives AND leave a comment below.
Competition is open until 8pm AEST Monday 30th April 2012. Open to Australian residents only. One comment and entry per person. If you leave a comment under anonymous please make sure you include your name in the comment. Winner will be chosen by and  I’ll announce the winner Monday night (or as soon as I remember to do so).
Not bad hey? Go on then, off you go. Good luck!
  • Deb

    How cool is that!!!! Loves it

  • jody

    Awesome giveaway! Have liked and love you already! thanks Beth! xx

  • danma

    Great prize, little Eli would love it….

  • Miss Mandy

    Love it, How come I do not know about these?

  • kelwoodford

    These look fantastic. My girls are too old for it but I would have loved to have won and donated it to our local special school. Sadly I deactivated my facebook account months ago. Keep up the good work Beth. xx

  • Madeline @ The things we do

    Ed has just learnt how to actually make things like this move forwards so I am sure he would love (flip out over?) this!

  • Bec

    Flippin ‘ell thats awesome!

  • Claire

    How funky and fabulous would this be! A fantastic prize!

  • Amy@MyLifeasaCake

    This so totally awesome. I have a son who has just started cruising and he would go nuts for this!

  • Lucinda

    freaking awesome!

  • Kobi

    My boys would love that!

  • Anonymous

    James would flipping love this! Fingers crossed big time, Ruth Mason

  • Anonymous

    My Millie would love this so. Love your blog xxx jenelle coote

  • Mrs Woog

    To funky!

  • Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    Wow!! That is super cute!
    Already love you, now love them! xx

  • Anna

    My daughter would zoom around the house on that!

  • kelly

    ….I love it…I think my little blossom baby clover would love to scoot around on this thing :-)… If I don’t win it, I may have to buy one :-) x….

  • Mary

    Already like you on FB and now Flying Penguin – far too cute! Perhaps my lad is a little too big for it, but there is a new niece/nephew on the way! May just have to go and investigate the shop!

  • Hayley

    Liked & Liked! My twins will be fighting over this toy, its a beauty!

  • Amelia

    Loving this babe! my two terrors would LOVE to win this little beauty.
    Thanks ladies :)

  • Natalie

    I may just have to buy one of these beauties – love it!

  • Julie B

    What a fabulous toy, my little mates at playgroup would love it!
    Julie B

  • Faux Fuchsia

    How sweet.

    This is not the giveaway I was hoping for (it not being the full night’s sleep I had requested) but it is absolutely excellent nevertheless.

    Hope you got your mitts on some Schiap by Nars. It is a pink I swear by.x

  • Melinda

    Ooh gorgeous! Pick me please!

  • La De Dah

    wow what a fantastic prize – i hope that it can skid around my lounge room have two boys that would love it .

  • Lou

    Pick me! Pick me!

    I totally know what you mean about online vs actual shopping…nothing beats walking into a shop and picking stuff up, even if you can’t go these in your pyjamas!

  • Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    New here Beth and loving I arrived in time for such a cool giveaway!
    I can just imagine my kids scooting around on this!

  • Natalie Hill

    Ohhh, like you I live in the middle of nowheresville (20 mins to the nearest store of any kind) but I do work in newtown twice a week so completely have to go visit! Love toys, and 3rd child would adore a special toy that’s not a hand me down!!

  • Chantel

    Wow wow. What a fab prize!!!!!

  • tennille lindsay

    wow! liked the page and love it! now to rub my budda pregnant belly for good luck ;)

  • Anonymous

    Wow! That is so brilliant! Have liked both pages. Thank you. Chelsea de luca

  • Mum on the Run

    That’s a beauty, Beth!
    Love it!
    A bit too much, really.
    :-) xx

  • clare

    Ahh on line retail therapy, very expensive habit forming during late night breast feeding sessions! Less guilt when buying for the kids, now where is that website??? :-)

  • Mumma Bear

    Is it wrong to be salivating?? lol, love it!

  • Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock

    Oh wow!! What an AH-MAZING giveaway! This toy is so ‘flippin’ cool. My little man would LURVE it!!!
    Thank you. x

  • Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

    Yes please! That toy is too flippin cute.

  • Anonymous

    Such a funky looking toy! And what I love about mutlifunctional toys – it means less room for storage! Would love one… Georgina Clark

  • jess @ fushmush

    I love the Flying Penguin. I’ve bought many a birthday present from there.

  • Hayley

    Would love to win one for my little bear!

  • Anonymous

    What a fantastic idea, I love multi function toys! Jenelle Newton

  • Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    Um … YES PLEASE!

    Pretty please? :)

    Max doesn’t know how to say please yet, but he did say “ta?”

    :) xx

  • ejay

    What a generous Giveaway…..I would love to win for my Grandchildren.
    I “like” Flying Penguin and also “Like” BabyMac.

  • Sarah bettinsoli

    I have liked on your Facebook page and the toy page and are crossing my fingers an toes!

  • wsb

    Love this – and the Flying Penguin!

  • Rachel Armstrong

    Flippin’ awesome. Love it! Liked you both on FB – don’t know why I hadn’t earlier! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Penny-lee-R

    Thx for the chance Beth, my 2 new tottie foster kids and grandkids would have fun on that. Flying penguin is tops!

  • mksharingthelove

    What a brilliant invention….thanks to all for the opportunity. Living in the country and online shopping go hand in hand don’t they? I’ve been in the country 5 months and the postie and I are on first name basis :) Good old Ron x

  • Ellie

    This is kismet. My Heidi asked Santa for a rocking horse and Santa (the tight arse) only bought her a hobby horse. Then she just had her birthday and again she asked for a rocking horse but I used to think they were ugly. Now I feel guilty that I have not come across something like this.

    Rocking (pardon the pun) give away Beth.

  • stayday

    Wow my twins would love to fight over this

  • Liz

    …and it’s RED!

  • Michelle

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wishbone flip! My Little Strudel almost got one for her birthday but the $ got a bit tight. But it’s still on my lust list. She would LOVE it.

  • Sarah

    Do you think they could make me a big adult sized one? Cos that would totally make me the bomb!

  • Gemma

    What a cool toy!

  • Vanessa

    Ooh, fab fab fab! Yes please….

  • Addison’s mom!

    done. done. and done! this is a fabulous giveaway!

  • Tamsyn

    I follow both on FB. Such a great giveaway, thank you!

  • kaz23z

    How cool, Would love to win :-)

  • Nina D

    OMG my pair would have a fab time running this all over the timber floors here!! How cool!!

  • Judy

    I can’t believe the things people come up with! This is fabulous. Would be perfect for my soon to be mobile bubby!

  • Megan

    Done…. my little guy would go crazy for this!!!

  • Coal Valley View

    Awesome giveaway Beth. This would go down a treat at our place :-)

  • Ange

    I would LOVE one of these :)

  • Cathg1g2

    Fantastic, I will find a friend with a babe as my own are too big for this, why didn’t they have them 16 years ago?

  • Sarah Humphreys

    Oh wow! Yes please, my son would absolutely love this! x o

  • Colleen

    Thanks for the chance to win. It is a great design!

  • KezG

    Awesome rocker/bike. My boys would fight over this one for sure.

  • Shannon

    My son would love this, thanks for the opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    This looks so much fun! Finlay will love it if he can ever be bothered moving around. I think he’s too laid back to care. Still love reading about what you’re up to, congrats on the top 5. Julia Ferguson xxxooo

  • Mr and Mrs C

    How fabulous! I know a little 9 month old who is pulling herself around (developing great pecs!) that would love this rocker/ bike. Her favorite colour is red too! X (great blog by the way!!!)

  • Tash Sherriffs

    My girls would love this one !! Their website looks great as well !

  • Karen

    Looks like fun. I also spent my first newborn daze plodding up and down king street and praying the sirens and charity collectors wouldn’t wake the baby.

  • Felicity

    How fabulous…Love it!

  • Corinthians Grace

    OH MY GOODNESS That is the best looking toy in the world. baby number three is about to turn two, and the wheelie bugs have had too much use to be fun for young lad. Just about to go look at their website.

  • Sarah

    We definitely need one of those!

  • Anonymous

    THE BEST thing I have ever seen!!! Hells yes!

    • Subi

      Subi here btw!!!

  • josy adames

    Love this – have two little girls that would love it too…another awesome giveaway Beth x

  • Emma jane

    What a supper awesome prize!

  • Wendy Blackshaw

    Way to cute, absolutely love it!!! Off to check out Flying penguins website now :-)

  • Anonymous

    Awesome awesome awesome!! Jimmy (and mama) would love this. Hope you’re well Betty. Kate dean xoxo

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant idea and does not take up to much space, Ollie would look flippin cool cruising the streets of Surry Hills. Hope you are all well and Beth i thank you for all the advice on motherhood and all things baby in your blogs, it has been a greta help.
    Tash Ward

  • Annella Wheatley

    Grandson number 2 on the way – of course I want to be Super-Lella and arrive with this in the boot. Love it love it love it.


  • Anonymous

    I am such a HUGE fan of The Flying Penguin it is my favourite shop in Newtown to get special gifts. I have admired the Wishbone Flip for sometime now & I am now sitting with my legs crossed with hands in a yoga pose visualizing it in my home with my little one’s eyes wide open and smile from ear to ear. Thank you for this great opportunity to win it. I am now one of your newest and greatest FANS I’m looking forward to following your fabulous blog.
    Lisa Scope

  • Casey-ann

    god yes my twins would love to fight over this :o)

  • TheSimpleLIfe

    Our little Henri would absolutely love it for his 1 year old birthday coming soon :-)

  • TheSimpleLIfe

    Our little Henri would absolutely love it for his 1 year old birthday coming soon :-)

  • hello orla

    This is an awesome giveaway! My little Eliza would love scooting around on Flip

  • The Flying Drunken Monkey

    Lily would love this! The Flying Penguin sounds great. I never get down the St Peters end of King St so didn’t know it was there. Plus they have a fantastic name! :)

  • Lisa

    Oh my baby girl would love that!

  • Christy

    I think my little girl would be slightly too old for this, but my 18 month old nephew would love it!!! Love the wooden magnetic letters on the flying penguin facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Maryanne

    I can think of a little one that would love this :)Thank you Beth

  • Anonymous

    WOW! Do they have these in adult sizes too please? Alex Sewell

  • vancybec

    hooley dooley, fancy!

  • Deanna Buckley

    That looks AWESOME and heaps of fun to be had… will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed :)

    Deanna Buckley

  • imomeara

    Count me in please!! Love it.

  • Lisa – Sweet Little Pretties

    Fantastic Giveaway! Will keep my fingers and toes crossed

  • [Good Mum Hunting]

    Gah! This is so insanely rad.

    I’ve been a fan on FB since Day 1. You know it girl!


  • Beck

    That is just gorgeous! Think I might have to get one if I dont win1 Fingers crossed

  • Mumma Dearest

    This is one pretty cool giveaway! xx

  • dragonflygal

    Gorgeous and awesome! Looks perfect for our little boy Elliot’s first birthday. Fingers crossed!!

  • Miss T

    You know what, my friend would love this – but I might just keep it for myself (literally – work transport)
    T x

  • Tully&Mishka

    What an awesome idea! Our Little Miss would love this – I think her father would appreciate the engineering of it as well!!

  • Mumma Bear

    I love the red. I’m sure my daughter would enJOY it and I’m sure I’d fit, do you think? Way cool :)

  • April

    That is awesome, I love it!!!

  • Within that land.

    I think Louie would like something that didn’t come from the op shop! xx

  • Angie

    that is the coolest and rad-est thing ever!!! Would love to win this for little Avalon xx

  • Leonie

    perfect for a cool auntie to buy… my kids are too big but my nephew is the perfect size!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Fab giveaway! I know my little guy would love this – just sprouted his first tooth today so will be on the move before I know it!
    Love your blog Beth.
    Eliza C-M

  • Nicole

    Why not, I’m in! x

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  • CBMunro

    I can see Ruby driving that willy nilly into our walls/furniture/ankles/dog… Every house should have one.

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    • harry

      First times a charm Beth. And I love the randomness of life! Bring it on. X

  • Anonymous

    Awesome prize. Love the colour! @theresaboyce

  • PretaPawte

    So very cool