Thursday, 3 April 2014

Easter Holiday Program

After the success of our last workshops, we are running more these school holidays - Tues, Weds and Thurs in both weeks.

This time round we are focusing on craft activities - snow globe making, egg marbling, making animal masks etc.

If you'd like to bring your child along, please call us on 3399 4444 with your credit card details and we'll reserve a spot for you. If you called us last school holidays, you'll know the spots are booked up fast!! Cost is $5-12 per child (depending on the activity).

Any queries, give us a call, email us at, post on our facebook wall, leave a comment below or pop in the shop.

Happy Holidays! Nic

Apr Holiday Program Week 1 by Alex Callegari

Apr Holiday Program Week 2 by Alex Callegari

Thursday, 13 March 2014

March Madness

Snap sale!
It’s time for one of our sensational seasonal sales! You’ll know that sale items go very very quickly, so make sure you’re first at the door to grab the bargains!
We’ll have 20-50% off specific stock items, including a wide range of toys, books and for the first time ever – Bobbleart! Stock up for all of those parties!
1 day only – we open at 9am!

Carrera Ninja Turtle race track – was $180, now $135.00

Galactic Fortress - was $215, now $175

Gotz doll baby Hannah – was $170, now $120

Zoingo Boingo  Freestyle board -  was $53.99, now $39

Chicco Singing Orchestra - was $69.99, now $45

Chicco Teddy count with me – was $99, now $75


See you Saturday,


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Crackerjack Christmas Catalogue 2013

Here is this year's Christmas Catalogue. Bigger and better than ever.

If you don't know us, we are a family-run toyshop based at 208/216 Riding Road Balmoral, past Hawthorne Oval. We offer free gift-wrap and free assembly on selected items and offer the sort of service you wont get in the chains but at everyday prices.

Keep your eyes open on facebook and on this blog for news of Christmas Shopping evenings and our new website where you'll be able to order on line.

View it below or click on the link for the full-sized version.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Snap Sale this Saturday 12 October

Hi everyone,

I Thought we'd have a snap one-day sale in-store this Saturday to clear some floor space for all the wonderful Christmas stock coming in. This is an excellent opportunity to get some quality toys at really good prices.

As you'll know from previous sales, the bargains go quickly so get in early to secure your items!
If you don't know us already, we are at 208/216 Riding Road Balmoral, just past the Hawthorne Oval.

Boikido Drum Trio
Beautiful wooden bongos from a quality French brand
Was $49.99 now $37.99

Wonderworld Wooden Vacuum
Cute little play hoover. Picks up all sorts of things.
Was $59.95 now $45.00

Nancy Hair-Style Doll
Experiment making different hairstyles with this dolls head - 8+
Was $79.95 now $60

Santoys Wooden Clothes Line and Pegs
Believe it or not, kids love pretending to do laundry.
Was $50 now $35

Darda Sky Racer set with Car & Darda Extension Kit
The world's fastest race cars.
Racer set was $54.99 now $35
Extension kit was $39.99 now $24.99

Mini Mercedes Bobby Cars
Were $9.99 now $5

Janod Kitchen
A beautiful wooden kitchen from this premium French brand.
Ex floor stock was $179.95 now $120

Plus selected books, outdoor toys and more...

See you Saturday

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Parents Evening

Hi everyone,

Following the success of our 'Temper Taming' workshops, we are continuing hosting evenings on topics of interest to local parents.

The next workshop will be on building resilience in children and is led by Eliza from 'Child's Play Qld' Places are limited to 20 - 'first in best dressed'.

If there are speciifc areas you would like her to address, please let us know as Eliza is happy to accommodate.

Details below:

Children's Psychology Evening
Building Resilience and Managing Anxiety in children 2-12 
led by Eliza Vassalo, Psychologist*

When: Thursday October 24th
Where: Crackerjack Toys
Cost: $10 pre-paid (includes wine and nibbles)
How: Book by phone 3399 4444 (shop hours) with a credit card or come into the shop

Eliza Vassallo is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. She has worked as a School Psychologist, supporting both the educational and developmental needs of children, both through their primary and secondary years.  She has also worked in an agency closely supporting children through family breakups and divorce and separation. Eliza has two young children.
Child’s Play Qld is a not for profit children’s psychology practice, located in Morningside, Brisbane. Child’s Play provides professional psychological services to children and young people experiencing a range of psychological issues.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Holiday Workshops

After the success of our workshops last time around, we are running more these school holidays.

This time round we are focusing on craft activities - making superhero costumes, bracelets, designing bags and Christmas decorations.

If you'd like to bring your child along, please call us on 3399 4444 with your credit card details and we'll reserve a spot for you. If you called us last school holidays, you'll know the spots are booked up fast!! Cost is $10 per child. For the competition day on Friday 4th, just call to reserve a spot and pay a gold coin on the day.

Any queries, give us a call, email us at, post on our facebook wall, leave a comment below or pop in the shop.

Happy Holidays! Nic

Monday, 16 September 2013

New arrivals

Over the next couple of months we'll be getting in lots of new goodies for Christmas but as it's been a while since I last posted, here is a selection of new arrivals. If you've got any of these and would like to leave your thoughts/a review, feel free to use the comments section below.

These are great little things. Fast, fun,  excellent quality, light, and safe. $129.99

Microscooter seat accessory
With a little seat attachment, toddlers as young as 12 months can start scooting. $39.99

Take a look at this charming video showing you how the seat works:

Kids love Duplo and we've now got a Little Mermaid themed set. Ariel's undersea castle has a seaweed swing, a water slide, a treasure chest and Ariel and Flounder. $44.99

Click-Clack Toys
These Australian-owned and designed wooden toys sourced from sustainable forests are unique, fun and affordable. Starting from $12.99 there are police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, bulldozers, ambulance and fire stations.

++ Plus Plus
This is a great new construction concept from Denmark, home of Lego. Designed to stimulate imagination and creativity in boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 12. They are little 'plus' shaped rubber tiles that when fitted together can make nearly anything.  A 300 pack is $21.99.

Here is Bella with a penguin she made.

Moshi Headphones
For older children, we've started to stock volume limiting Moshi Headphones at $26.99

We love this French brand. They make very high quality traditional wooden toys strating at $29.99. We've got some new Janod products in for babies including this rocket:

We've got new ranges of the ever popular Nanoblocks starting at $12.99 including Hercules Beetle, Great White Shark, Praying Mantis, Lion, Pyramid/Sphinx and the Sydney Opera House.

Dive & Rise Sharks
These are really fun for the pool. Throw them in the water and they swim through the water like a shark before surfacing $7.99. They come in orange, yellow and blue.

Here's Jack with his (out of the water unfortunately)

Mogo Charm Bracelets.
A great gift for a 'tween' girl. These award-winning charms just click on and off. $14.99

Gruffalo Snakes and Ladders
The classic game re-visited with a Gruffalo theme. What 3 or 4 year old could resist?

Metal Earth
These amazingly detailed models start out as square metal sheets and end up as beautiful 3D models. Their website has 360 degree views of the models.

They start at $15.99 and we have a number of models including the Titanic, Eifel Tower, the Black Pearl (Pirate ship) and the p-51 Mustang (fighter plane)